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Big Lynn Lodge Ride – Little Switzerland, NC

July 24 – July 26, 2015  Little Switzerland North Carolina

You are all invited to the 2015 MSTA Big Lynn Lodge Ride

The Big Lynn Lodge is located 300 feet off the Blue Ridge Parkway on http://diamondbacknc.com/

Room Information

Be sure to tell them this is for the MSTA Event

You will have to phone them to make your reservation. I have negotiated special rates for this Big Lynn Lodge Ride. When making your room reservation be sure to provide your T-shirt size as they will be giving free event T-shirts to all MSTA who attend the event.


The Big Lynn Lodge is located in/near Little Switzerland, NC and is literally hanging on the side of the mountain right on NC-226A. You will be AMAZED at the view and you will be ASTONISHED by the roads! The riding is what I go there for but the scenery and the locating is what has me staying.

The Big Lynn Lodge has a unique “formula” in that their nightly room rate INCLUDES an excellent home styled cooked meal and a full Breakfast for each person!

MSTA Event Registration:

Pre-Registration will be $20 for Members and $15 for M.O.H.

Deadline for pre-registration is postmarked by July 17, 2015

Registration at the event will be $25 for Members and $20 for M.O.H.

Sustaining and Lifetime members receive a 10% discount

For more information contact:
“Brick”… Dave Brickner  828-448-5429
e-mail: dwbrick@gmail.com

Click this link for the event registration form

If you’ll be attending this event please click the link below and fill in your information: 

Click this link and fill out your information Indicate if you want event route information You’ll be notified when it’s available.

MR2 – Michigan Renegade Mountain Ride


By Ian Orr

The third annual weeklong MR2 event just wrapped up this past weekend and in short it was nigh on perfect, with glorious weather, fabulous roads and a blend of the truly unique people who belong to the Michigan chapter of the MSTA. Glorious weather is simply good timing with Mother Nature. Fabulous roads are just plate tectonics and some inspiration from the local department of transportation. Unique people are what truly matters and we had 45 unique personalities all coming together with a common mantra; ride, eat, sleep, repeat! Technophiles melded with technophobes, extroverts mixed with introverts and teetotalers had absolutely no effect on drinkers – when the bikes were parked liquid lubricants flowed freely. 45 people riding up to 250 miles per day for 4 to 5 days on some of the best and most technical roads in the U.S. would seem like an insurance company’s worst nightmare – surefire mayhem. But in spite of a large range of skill levels and a total riding distance exceeding 45,000 miles the two minor incidents that occurred came down to just being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Despite of our best efforts only two high-performance riding awards were handed out and a single verbal warning for passing on the double yellows. Several riders burned through rear tires, requiring a last minute visit to a local bike shop for an expensive replacement tire.

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Death Valley National Park Ride

Nick Zarras | Managing Editor

Living in Nevada, or the Quad-State area (California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona) a bucket list trip item is Death Valley. In the past I had gone part way to Shoshone, California to eat at “The Famous Crowbar Café and Saloon.” It is an old time establishment that has good comfort food.

Crowbar Café and Saloon
Crowbar Café and Saloon

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