Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020


Reports and stories from trips, planning of gatherings, questions about how to get there!
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Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

Post by Zyxt » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:33 pm



I'm Starting to make plans now ! Look forward to meeting everyone.

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Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

Post by BlueThunder » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:46 pm

Updated Motel Information
Hampton Inn
950 Pepper's Ferry Road
Wytheville, VA 24382
276-228-6090

August 19-23, 2020

Special Group Rate: $109/night
Rooms must be booked by July 21, 2020 to obtain this special rate. Get a roomie and cut this rate in half.
A block of rooms have been reserved under the GOLDWING DOCS name.

If room is booked after this date, the then current rate will apply and a telephone call needs to be made directly to the motel.
IMPORTANT: You MUST Click Here to Make a Reservation

Motel has heated pool, jacuzzi, fitness room, free wifi and plenty of parking. Hey, its a Hampton Inn - what's not to like?
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Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

Post by thecruiser » Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:03 pm

$109/nite PLUS 11% for the Gov, right?

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Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

Post by khspe2 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:18 pm

Can the subject of the thread be changed to reflect the new dates? It might help people realize that it is not happening after Labor Day.

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Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

Post by tamathumper » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:47 am

Good idea about changing the dates. Here is a direct link to hotel on Google Maps, for convenience.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//Hampto ... 36.9664037
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Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

Post by BlueThunder » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:38 am

thecruiser wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:03 pm
$109/nite PLUS 11% for the Gov, right?
Posted room rate does not reflect any state or local taxes and/or fees. These are not set by Hampton Inn. Send any comments regarding taxes to:

Wytheville City Council
Wytheville, VA 24382
276-223-3333
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Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

Post by BlueThunder » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:42 am

khspe2 wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:18 pm
Can the subject of the thread be changed to reflect the new dates? It might help people realize that it is not happening after Labor Day.
Admin has been notified. Change to happen soon.

It's done!
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Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

Post by thecruiser » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:56 am

BlueThunder wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:38 am
thecruiser wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:03 pm
$109/nite PLUS 11% for the Gov, right?
Posted room rate does not reflect any state or local taxes and/or fees. These are not set by Hampton Inn. Send any comments regarding taxes to:

Wytheville City Council
Wytheville, VA 24382
276-223-3333
thecruiser wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:03 pm
$109/nite PLUS 11% for the Gov, right?
Comments to the City Council are worthless and totally uncalled for. They aren't about to change their tax structure for a complaint.
The purpose of MY POST was to let everyone know that the VA STATE and LOCAL hotel taxes are 11+% and are not included in the hotels quote.

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Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

Post by BlueThunder » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:25 am

thecruiser wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:56 am
Comments to the City Council are worthless and totally uncalled for. They aren't about to change their tax structure for a complaint.
The purpose of MY POST was to let everyone know that the VA STATE and LOCAL hotel taxes are 11+% and are not included in the hotels quote.
Larry, my comment was meant to be satire. :D
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Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

Post by thecruiser » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:01 am

BlueThunder wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:25 am
thecruiser wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:56 am
Comments to the City Council are worthless and totally uncalled for. They aren't about to change their tax structure for a complaint.
The purpose of MY POST was to let everyone know that the VA STATE and LOCAL hotel taxes are 11+% and are not included in the hotels quote.
Larry, my comment was meant to be satire. :D
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Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

Post by hwydoc2 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:36 am

thecruiser wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:03 pm
$109/nite PLUS 11% for the Gov, right?
Brian,

Just called the Hampton inn and booked my room; They show no codes for GOLDWING DOCS, however, when you go to the link for booking that you provided it does come up with that code. Not sure what is happening from the left hand to the right however will see you on the 19th. Looking forward to seeing everyone again!!!

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Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

Post by BlueThunder » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:57 pm

I spoke with Hampton Inn and the matter has been rectified. Use the link if you are able to.

As of today, the Gathering is still a go. Should the pandemic situation get worse, God forbid, please check back here for further info. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
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Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

Post by DavidPhippsJr » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:51 am

I live just over the Mts from Marion VA in NC and ride the back several times each year. There are lots of great roads around there. Just east of Tazwell is Grapefield Road. Great curves through the valley. At the end of Grapefield you reach US Hwy 52. Ride South on 52 across Walker Mt and on to Wythville VA. In Wythville, catch 21 South over two mts to Independence VA. (Be sure to check out the leather shop two miles North of Town). In Independence, turn on 58 West. In Mouth of Wilson you will join 16. You can ride 16 North through the National Forest through Marion and back to Tazwell.

This loop is shown on some motorcycle maps and called “Twist and Shout.”

The roads are great and there are many more in the area to try!

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Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

Post by NW Triker » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:13 am

I have to agree with KL from Deer Park, WA. It sounds like fun, just wish it wasn't a 5,200 mile round trip. I understand it has to be held where you'll pull the most number people, but being held so far East leaves those of us on The West Coast unable to attend.
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Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

Post by BlueThunder » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:13 pm

NW Triker wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:13 am
I have to agree with KL from Deer Park, WA. It sounds like fun, just wish it wasn't a 5,200 mile round trip. I understand it has to be held where you'll pull the most number people, but being held so far East leaves those of us on The West Coast unable to attend.
This is a common "problem" with any gathering. Don't let distance stop you from coming.... or better yet, organize a West Coast Gathering!
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Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

Post by in2it » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:08 pm

Throwing my hat in the ring... hoping all is well by then

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Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

Post by BlueThunder » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:02 pm

Just a reminder...

If you think you might be coming but are unsure due to fluid future obligations (not to mention the current situation 😳), the cancellation policy of the motel is very generous. Because of the current virus situation, you can cancel 24 hours before the ride without penalty. I would advise, however, to cancel no later than 7 days before the ride to allow them time to fill the room. We don't want to create a financial hardship for the motel as we will be staying there again.

So, make the reservation if there is a possibility of attending. And plan like heck to get there!


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