MidWest Upper Peninsula Michigan Ride


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MidWest Upper Peninsula Michigan Ride

Post by BlueThunder » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:31 pm



America's Best Value Inn
12956 M-28 Newberry Michigan 49868
(906) 293-4000

https://www.abvitahquamenoncountry.com
July 10 - 14, 2019

Has plenty of space, indoor & outdoor pool, hot tub and the rooms are air-conditioned!

Room rates are Wednesday to Friday are $131/night and Saturday $148. Find a roomie and your stay cuts in half!
You may cancel up to two (2) weeks prior of stay.
Do not wait to make your reservation as rooms go quickly in the Upper Peninsula in the summer.









So whose coming?


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Re: MidWest Upper Peninsula Michigan Ride

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:24 pm

Would love to go, but only a month after Galena, IL for NASR12

and with me spending a month down in Florida soon, I think my bank account is going feel like its' throat has been cut.

https://goo.gl/maps/MUzrcWeuwww and it is 1100 miles for me.

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Re: MidWest Upper Peninsula Michigan Ride

Post by hwydoc2 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:47 pm

BlueThunder wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:31 pm
America's Best Value Inn
12956 M-28 Newberry Michigan 49868
(906) 293-4000

https://www.abvitahquamenoncountry.com
July 10 - 14, 2019

Has plenty of space, indoor & outdoor pool, hot tub and the rooms are air-conditioned!

Room rates are Wednesday to Friday are $131/night and Saturday $148. Find a roomie and your stay cuts in half!
You may cancel up to two (2) weeks prior of stay.
Do not wait to make your reservation as rooms go quickly in the Upper Peninsula in the summer.

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So whose coming?
Looks good, would camp if attending. What do you have planned Brian???

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Post by BlueThunder » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:34 pm

The ride is planned for Wednesday July 10th to Sunday July 14th. Generally, Wednesday is when attendees start arriving, although some arrive Thursday and others on Friday.

One day will be riding in the middle to Eastern UP, another day to the south western (Wisconsin??) and the third day (usually Saturday as the main event) to Copper Harbour. Actual routes will be made as we get closer to the ride and offered as GPX files for download to GPS's.
Suggestions are of course, welcome.

I don't know where camp grounds are but I do know that they are all over the place. So if camping is your thing, by all means come on up!
Check here: http://www.newberrycampground.com/
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Post by finwiz00 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:57 pm

Hello Brian. Just talked with Al Pennington (1st time) re Maggie Valley Sep 2019. He suggested I contact u re UP trip in July. I'm just outside Toledo OH and would enjoy touring this area with u guys. I travel single so finding a room partner would be great if u have any ideas, and I'll also make request on GWdocs. I think I'll take your advice and book room now, see what happens later. My profile has my basic info, direct email finwiz00@gmail.com. Thanks, Brad Leonard.

BTW. My family is from NYC and my grandparents built a house on Long Beach, E. Broadway 1/2 mile W. of Lido Hotel in 1950's. That was my childhood playground.

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Post by BlueThunder » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:52 pm

finwiz00 wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:57 pm
Hello Brian. Just talked with Al Pennington (1st time) re Maggie Valley Sep 2019. He suggested I contact u re UP trip in July. I'm just outside Toledo OH and would enjoy touring this area with u guys. I travel single so finding a room partner would be great if u have any ideas, and I'll also make request on GWdocs. I think I'll take your advice and book room now, see what happens later. My profile has my basic info, direct email finwiz00@gmail.com. Thanks, Brad Leonard.

BTW. My family is from NYC and my grandparents built a house on Long Beach, E. Broadway 1/2 mile W. of Lido Hotel in 1950's. That was my childhood playground.
Hey Brad,
Glad to have you. Yes, make the reservation now. It just so happens that Corky is looking for a roomie so you might want to contact him. I'll mention it to Al and Corky.

I'm in Hewlett so I'm a hop-skip-and-a jump from Long Beach.
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Post by BlueThunder » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:55 pm

Motel is being renovated!!
Great news as everything will be brand spanking new in time for us...
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Post by DougEFresh1123 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:55 am

Newberry is an awesome area. Wish I could join you folks but I'm beginning to think someone here is hacking into my calendar and planning these rides based on my unavailability :D :lol: . The September ride is taking place when we are visiting the kids and grandchildren down in Lake of the Ozarks MO edition.

That ride into South Western WI can be a long trek, is it possible your going to Northeastern WI? I'm going to be in Northern IL along Lake Michigan that week and that's a 6+ hour ride to Newberry. Not a vacation just staying at a campground but commuting to work.

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Post by BlueThunder » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:42 am

Don't wait... rooms are almost all filled but there still are a couple reamining.
Don't miss out on a fantastic ride in the UP!!


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Post by BlueThunder » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:09 pm

Last call! Rooms are almost gone... don't miss a great ride!
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Post by BlueThunder » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:42 am

Who needs a roomie? A couple of members would like to attend....
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Post by finwiz00 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:05 am

Hi Brian. Re "looking for UP trip roomie" I have a 4 night reservation and still in the market. Have interested parties contact me here or at finwiz00@gmail.com. Thx. Brad Leonard.

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Post by minimac » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:15 am

Awhile back we did a " From Hell to Paradise" ride, (of course stopping to get our Cheesburger in Paradise-to pay homage to Jimmy Buffet)as part of our tour of the U.P. There was a great micro brewery a few doors down from the only motel in Copper Harbor, a must stop, if it's still there.

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Post by BlueThunder » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:26 pm

Leaving tmw morning for London Ontario to spend a couple of days with my buddy ScrambleBob. Then its off to meet a group in Clio MI.

MiWinger51 will lead the group to the UP on scenic back roads. Nothing like riding along the Great Lakes!
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Re: MidWest Upper Peninsula Michigan Ride

Post by Wirelic » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:18 pm

Brian,

Long time since I’ve communicated with you, how was your UP ride? Perhaps next year I’ll be able to make that ride with you. I am a Yooper from the Copper Country, so know all of western UP very well. A very nice, but almost unknown campground is the town (or township) campground in Ontonagen. Two years ago when I was last there it had new shower/bath building, is right on shore of Lake Superior, lots of big trees and nice tent spots. And cheap rates. Also, it was almost empty even though it was Labor Day weekend.



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