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2015 SE Ohio Ride

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We would like to invite everyone again this year to our 2015 SE Ohio Motorcycle Ride.

We expect a lot of people this year and a good time like always. This will be the 13th year for this ride. Without all the help from everyone this would not be possible.

The information is listed below and also on the Web Page, shortcut below also. Make reservations early, the motel will be full. We will be there starting on Wednesday again with maps. Come a day or two early to do some riding on some of the nicest roads around. The escorted ride on Saturday is at a controlled pace as everyone knows that has done this ride before.
Hope to see you there.

13th Annual 2015 SE Ohio Motorcycle Ride
Saturday August 8th 2015, 9:15 AM
Where: Best Western. 4929 East Pike Zanesville, OH 43071 (740) 453-6300 I-70 exit 160. Map to Best Western.

Escorted SE Ohio Ride on Saturday Starting at 9:15 AM from the Best Western parking lot, We will be ending up back at the Best Western also.
Be gassed up and ready to go by 9:00, short meeting at 9:05 and leaving promptly at 9:15 AM.
We are expecting to be back at the Best Western around 5:30 PM Saturday evening.

Friday Night: We will have a meet and greet starting at 7:30 PM Friday night at the Motel. We will have pizza and snacks for everyone. There will be door prizes to be given away.
The Friday Night Car show at Denny's Diner across the street from 6 PM until about 8:00 PM is a must see.

In addition to the Main Escorted Ride on Saturday.
Wednesday through Friday: Self Guided Rides. We will have ride maps available. Click here to see all of the additional suggested rides. There are lots of great roads and routes to take. Come a few days early and ride. We will be at the motel starting Wednesday. There will be lots of people around at the motel for socializing in the morning and later in the afternoon every day.

Saturday Ride Description: Leisurely ride from Zanesville going East, through scenic winding back roads at times following a few rivers and lakes. Route will go around Seneca Lake & Dam, Wayne National Forest and along the Ohio River. Ending up in New Martinsville, WV for lunch at Quinet's Court Restaurant.
The Court Restaurant has a home made lunch buffet (with home made deserts) for appx. $10.95, you can also get just the salad bar. We will have a private area set aside for our group.

From there we will ride South along the Ohio River, then West into the National Forest on 260. Everyone is encouraged to only ride at their own pace through the curves. Then route 26 through the forest to the North side of Marietta, we will stop at a covered bridge on route 26 to give everyone a little break. Route from the Covered bridge South on Route 26 will be at your own pace, anyone wishing to ride at a faster pace will leave first. There will be lots of great curves and scenery to enjoy in this section ending up just north of Marietta. After taking a bypass on the north side of Marietta we will then take route 60 a short distance to the gas stop then up along the Muskingum River all the way back to Zanesville. Planned stops in this portion, Muskingum River locks #8.
There is very little traffic on these roads on Saturday, making this a very enjoyable ride.

This will be a 217 mile (total) ride. We will make appropriate gas and rest stops. There will be plenty of time for socializing. This is a good opportunity to take a nice ride, meet some new people, and possibly get away for a couple of days. Everyone is welcome, no matter what you ride. Best of all, this ride is free and does not cost anything except food and gas.
If you only want to do the portion of the ride in the morning to the restaurant or the second half of the ride from the restaurant back, that is fine. We will be at the Court Restaurant at approximately 12:30 PM.
In addition, see the SE Ohio Motorcycle Ride Guidelines Page.

Motel: We have reserved a block of rooms for Wednesday through Saturday nights at the Host Motel, Best Western, 4929 East Pike, Zanesville, OH (740) 453-6300. Call and reserve for whichever nights that you plan on staying. Very nice rooms and some good parking lot socializing. You must give them the reservation number # B508Wiles#9, when making reservations. You will need to give them a credit card number to hold a room for you. The Saturday ride starts and ends at this motel. The meet and greet along with parking lot socializing on Friday night will also be at the Best Western.
The rooms are discounted for this event, $65.99 plus tax a night, (two Queen Beds or one King , up to 4 persons per room).
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I've always wondered why people plan things like this right bbefore, during, a day after major motorcycle events.

This looks like a lot of fun, actually! But, we'll be on our way home from Sturgis.
We have it that weekend because of the availability of the motel. We had to move it a few years ago and have left it to be always on the second Saturday of August.
We understand that there is a lot going on almost every weekend of the Summer.
We have it that weekend because of the availability of the motel. We had to move it a few years ago and have left it to be always on the second Saturday of August.
We understand that there is a lot going on almost every weekend of the Summer.
Oh, there's definitely a lot going on, especially that week. LOL!
Sounds like it could be interesting. I'm about a half hour north of Z-Ville right off SR 60 in Warsaw.
I'll be keeping an eye out for updates.
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