Ohio River Ferryboat Festival, Sat. July 30th, 9am – 9pm
The 2nd annual inter-state, inter-county, inter-community event is a dual celebration between Fly, Ohio, and Sistersville, W.Va. Live music, prizes, ferry rides, vendors and activities will be held on both sides of the river. The Cleveland MOC club is planning to ride down.
Times have been tough for the Ohio River ferry at Sistersville, W.Va., and it’s only through the generosity of people on both sides of the river that the nearly 200-year-old operation stays in business. The ferry is the only river crossing in a span of about 28 miles, is part of Sistersville’s identity, and is the top tourist draw for the city of about 1,400 people.
Operating since 1817, this is the only ferry still operating on the Ohio River between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, and one of only four on the Ohio River altogether. The ferry takes people to work, to school, to the store, and cuts their drive time by 30 minutes. Serving as a bridge from Monroe County to Tyler County, WV, the historic Ferry is a collective part of both counties' histories. SR 7 is also an Ohio River Scenic Byway. Their Facebook page here. More details on our Forum here.
50th Rally SHIRTS - Your Color & Style - Pre-order Only by Aug. 1st
MANY MORE ADDED AFTER YOUR REQUESTS AT THE JUNE MTG. -- check them out!
Something for everyone -- Get 'em while you can! Never before (and never again) will this many shirt styles and color choices be available by PRE-ORDER ONLY. Guarantee your exact size, color and style will be waiting with your name on it to pick up at our rally. Shipping is an option. Only a men's short sleeve shirt will be for sale during the rally.
Choose from polo shirts, sweatshirts, pockets, long sleeve, performance wicking, Beefy T, ladies cut or ladies tank tops.
Step #1. view color samples with design here. (scroll down FOUR pages).
Step #2. View registration and shirt listing ORDER FORM here. (scroll down THREE pages)
Step #3. Print and mail form or proceed to Online Storefront here.
DEADLINE is August 1st.
4 Winds 50th Rally Aug. 19 - 21 -- Pre-registration Discount till Aug. 1st
Please join us in celebrating our 50th anniversary rally this year! We're looking forward to seeing many old friends and meeting new ones! Page 92 in the July issue of the BMW MOA ON magazine features an article about it! Pre-registration discount until August 1st in the Storefront menu or Print and mail form here (3 pages). Free anniversary mug and pin for the first 250 registrants.
Find shirt choices on the second and third page of registration form -- only available as pre-orders -- pick your style, color and size! Only one men's shirt will be offered at the rally site. Go to the Rally menu tab at the top left side for the full scoop. Pre-register for introductory off-road skills class brought to us by Alain Kaldewaay of XPLOR-INT -- full details farther down on this page. People's choice European Bike Show with two categories: 1900 - 1969 and 1970 - 1985. Field games are back! Presentations from MOA Director and world ADV traveller Bill Hooykaas, author and MOA magazine columnist Jack Riepe, and tech master Craig Immel. New Sat. dinner caterer! Prizes! Community bonfire and s'mores. Guided pavement rides and off-road rides.
XPLOR-INT ADV Training at 4 Winds Rally = Pre-registration Only
Alain Kaldewaay is a native Netherlander, a certified off-road riding coach, and owner of Xplor-Int Adventure Motororcycle and Dirt Bike Training School, the official MSF off-road training academy in America. http://www.xplor-int.com/Pages/default.aspx
He is returning for the second year offering a full-day off-road skill development training course covering some of the ADV riding basics in the morning and a short ride-out in the afternoon by pre-registration only for $100. Our rally is one of only three events this year where this opportunity is being offered. (Introductory classes at their academy start at $250, so this is a real bargain.) Explanation and Registration Form link can be found HERE. Write on your registration form your preference for either a Friday or Saturday class. If you cannot send in the registration form by email, it may be mailed to: 349 Schuylkill Rd., Rear Office, Phoenixville, PA 19460. Scroll to the bottom of this page to submit PAYMENT under "2016 Fun Ride" title, in the Four Winds column.
July President's Corner - MOA National & Our 50th
The MOA National rally was held last weekend. I have never attended a National rally, so it was interesting. It was held at the Hamburg Fair Grounds, near Buffalo, NY. The club had a large tent, tables and chairs in the chartered club area at the MOA National. This provided a central gathering place for the members and others. The official attendance was over 6,000. While at the rally, we had the good fortune to visit the Dunlop motorcycle tire factory in Buffalo. Continued on Newsletter page here . . .
Photos from the MOA National are in our Smug Mug album here. Check back as more members continue uploading their pictures.