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2021 Shenandoah Spring Romp
« on: November 27, 2020, 11:22:40 AM »
We are returning to the Shenandoah Valley for the 2021 Shenandoah Spring Romp.
 
This Virginia location has excellent dual sport mountain trails and awesome twisty street roads!
 
Our event dates are set for Thursday, April 8-Sunday, April 11.
 
This year many of us are camping at the Downy Meadow Campground, 71 Shulls Lane, Mount Solon, VA 22843.
Facebook “Downy Meadow RV Campground”.  https://tinyurl.com/y2fg32pp  Bring your Camper, RV, Utility Trailer, Van, Pick-up or Tent. Downy Meadow RV Campground is mostly flat and grassy, with electric, water, and dump station. Clean shower and bathroom. Suggest bringing your own food, as no restaurant is on site. To make a reservation call Eric or Danielle Showalter @ 540-820-3605 or 540-830-2670, $15 per person per night-CASH
 
If you are not a camper, lodging is available at the Village Inn (14 miles from the Downy Meadow Campground). www.thevillageinn.travel The Village Inn is located on US-11, just south of Harrisonburg, VA and easily accessed from I-81. https://goo.gl/maps/xGV2o29GtTE2 They offer excellent food-breakfast, lunch, dinner. To make a room reservation call 540-434-7355.
 
GPS routes/tracks available April 1.
 
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Re: 2021 Shenandoah Spring Romp
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2020, 11:25:36 AM »
This has always sounded like fun, but it seemed like I always had conflicts. Now the only conflict is the pandemic. And my opinion about sleeping in the open air is that the pandemic is pretty much a non-issue. I should make a reservation and that will be an incentive to actually go.
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Re: 2021 Shenandoah Spring Romp
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2020, 11:02:04 AM »
Geoffrey, right you are!  See you in April!
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2021 Shenandoah Spring Romp-Last one
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2021, 02:41:14 PM »
This is to inform you that this is the last year for the Shenandoah Spring Romp.
The Shenandoah/Staunton Spring Romp motorcycle event ends 2021!
Lots of great rides and fun times memories!
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Re: 2021 Shenandoah Spring Romp
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2021, 07:34:51 PM »
Hello, all. I just joined up, after seeing a reference on the ST Owners forum. I'm looking for more weekend group rides nearer to me than they provide.

I'm interested in attending the Shenandoah Spring Romp in April. Can anyone please direct me to someone to contact for more information about this?

Do I make a reservation there and just show up, or is there someone here keeping track of attendees? I'm used to the ST forum's cabin arrangements.

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Re: 2021 Shenandoah Spring Romp
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2021, 10:35:32 PM »
For this event there is no registration.  Just make a reservation and show up.
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Re: 2021 Shenandoah Spring Romp
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2021, 12:28:27 AM »
Danke!

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Re: 2021 Shenandoah Spring Romp
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2021, 05:33:29 PM »
Me again. I would like to attend this event and meet some of you. I usually trailer my bike to long-weekend riding events, as it's easier on my body so I can ride more with the groups.

The long ride home alone after riding for three days with a group is tedious and boring. Plus, I don't have to pack as carefully, and I can bring more clothing and accessories.

I have a few questions:

1. Is there anyone else who plans to attend, who will be riding up, who lives anywhere near, or east of Richmond, and would like a riding buddy?

2. It seems the options are to camp at the grounds, or stay in a hotel 14 miles away. Do they have cabins, and if so, anyone want a cabin mate?

3. Are there any indoor cooking facilities available, or does everyone either cook over a fire, or ride or drive to a nearby restaurant for meals?

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Re: 2021 Shenandoah Spring Romp
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2021, 10:28:47 AM »
Larry,
Just checking email, MSTA Forum and Facebook today. 
Saw your questions and responded on FB and to your personal message.
If you have additional questions, feel free to contact me at gediehl4@comcast.net.
Regards,
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Re: 2021 Shenandoah Spring Romp
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2021, 12:56:44 PM »
Thank you again.

I have done some research and found a cabin that is about 6 miles and 10-12 minutes away. I have to decide whether it's worth the cost to stay that far away vs. being in the crowd and sleeping in a tent (if I ride up) or the back of my van (if I tow the bike).

Decisions, decisions.

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Re: 2021 Shenandoah Spring Romp
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2021, 09:46:15 AM »
New MSTA member here and happy to see an event in my favorite riding area.  Been riding in that area for about 20 years (including almost 20 WATR Shenandoah 500 events).  Is this primarily a big bike event or dualsport event?

Looking forward to meeting some MSTA folks. 

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Re: 2021 Shenandoah Spring Romp
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2021, 10:29:08 AM »
New MSTA member here and happy to see an event in my favorite riding area.  Been riding in that area for about 20 years (including almost 20 WATR Shenandoah 500 events).  Is this primarily a big bike event or dualsport event?

Looking forward to meeting some MSTA folks. 

2 rider groups primarily. 
Previous years ~20-25 dual sport riders, and 10-15 street riders.
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2/2/21 UPDATE Shenandoah Spring Romp
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2021, 12:21:08 PM »
We are returning to the Shenandoah Valley for the 2021 Shenandoah Spring Romp.
 
This Virginia location has excellent dual sport mountain trails and awesome twisty street roads!
 
Our event dates are set for Thursday, April 8-Sunday, April 11.
 
This year many of us are camping at the Downy Meadow Campground, 71 Shulls Lane, Mount Solon, VA 22843.
Facebook “Downy Meadow RV Campground”.  https://tinyurl.com/y2fg32pp  Bring your Camper, RV, Utility Trailer, Van, Pick-up or Tent. Downy Meadow RV Campground is mostly flat and grassy, with electric, water, and dump station. Clean shower and bathroom. Suggest bringing your own food, as no restaurant is on site. To make a reservation call Eric or Danielle Showalter @ 540-820-3605 or 540-830-2670, $15 per person per night-CASH
 
UPDATE 2/2/21-The Village Inn is now booked!  There is an event at the fairgrounds next door and the Village Inn is no longer a lodging option. Sorry!

If you are not a camper, there are many lodging and dining options available here  https://tinyurl.com/3xrjpa7r

Note-there will not be an official lodge this year, as the official rider gathering location is the Downy Meadow RV Campground-details listed above.
 
GPS routes/tracks available April 1.


Regards,
 
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Re: 2021 Shenandoah Spring Romp
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2021, 04:51:32 PM »
Galen....someone wants to know if the routes will be suitable for their KTM 890R or would it be better to bring their 350 XCF-W? 
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Re: 2021 Shenandoah Spring Romp
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2021, 10:42:16 AM »
Galen....someone wants to know if the routes will be suitable for their KTM 890R or would it be better to bring their 350 XCF-W? 
If riding dual sport, a street legal 350 would be better.
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