The Columbus Vulcan Riders, Chapter 1-32, would like to invite you to attend the Vulcan Riders 2018 National Rally – East that will be held July 10-12 in beautiful Athens, Ohio. Located in southeastern Ohio, Athens is centrally located to some of the most thrilling roads in the state, offering stunning views and technically challenging rides. There are also plenty of options for those wanting to just kick back and relax, too.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Rally central will be at The Ohio University Inn & Conference Center. OU Inn offers newly renovated rooms at reasonable rates. Rooms are available with two double beds, two queen beds or one king sized bed, each will be specially priced at $99 plus tax per night, plus tax. Amenities include WiFi, pool, 24 hour fitness center, refrigerators in all rooms, full service restaurant and a tavern. The Inn even provides an area for washing motorcycles complete with soap and drying cloths. Additionally, The Ohio University Inn features 5,000 square feet of meeting space as well as a beautifully landscaped patio area that will be ideal for socializing.

 

For reservations, please enter through the link below or you may call the hotel directly at 740-593-6661 (toll-free 866-593-6661) and ask for the “VRA” Group. (Group # 180708VRA2)

http://usoui.webhotel.microsdc.us/bp/search_rooms.jsp?groupCode=180708VRA2

If we fill up all the available rooms we have blocks of 10 rooms available at each of the following Baymont Inn, Hampton Inn and Fairfield Inn. All are within 5 miles of Rally Central. They will have 2 queen bed and King bed rooms available at all three. Rate will be $109 plus tax per night. You can call (740) 589-5839 and tell them you are with the Vulcan Group.

There are a few others nearby, Hometown Inn (740) 594-2294 and Highlander Motel (740) 593-6449. These are also within a few miles of the OU Inn but will not have coffee or breakfast in the mornings.

For those preferring to camp, there are two campgrounds nearby. Lake Snowden is just 10 minutes from rally central. Daily Rates Non-electric $24. Non-electric lakefront $30, Electric $32, Electric lakefront $33. Amenities: Fishing, swimming, boating, equine camp and trails. There is also Serenity Hills Campground which is 15 minutes from rally central. Daily Rates Primitive $25, Electric $30, Water/Electric $35. Amenities: Fishing pond, hiking trails, bath house with flush toilets and hot showers.

RIDES

Located in the Appalachian foothills, southeastern Ohio is known for some great roads for motorcycle enthusiasts. Rally central is centrally located to a group of routes known as Ohio’s Windy 9, boasting 1000 miles of curves and stunning views. There is something for everyone with route names like Rim of the World, Zaleski Zipper, Black Diamond Run and The Triple Nickel.

 

ATTRACTIONS

Located just south of Hocking Hills you will find Cascading waterfalls, breathtaking cliffs, deep recess caves and forestland as far as the eye can see are just a few distinctive features of the region. But there is more. Located in the picturesque sandstone region of Southeastern Ohio, Hocking Hills State Park encompasses some of the most scenic areas in the entire state.

You can enjoy the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway. The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway transports passengers back to a simpler time when the locomotive was the most efficient form of transportation.

You can check out Robbins Crossing, a completely restored 1850s-era Ohio village is not only a historical destination for visitors and history buffs, but a living lab for Hocking College students learning
interpretive services.

We would be remiss not to mention the Iron Pony. Located in a vacated Super Kmart, Iron Pony is a motorcycle paradise featuring huge selections of gear, helmets, jackets, vests, boots, luggage, tires and parts. They are one of the largest and fastest growing powersports dealerships in the Nation.

Make sure you add your information to the “registration” form so we can track who all will be coming. You can find this at

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAhmxQCS38QRcHxrOkyrq2g_0JE43jbi0aFNq9EehceYB72g/viewform

The members of Columbus Vulcan Riders 1-32 look forward to hosting you for the 2018 National Rally

Your Hosts:

Columbus VRA 1-32 – Patrick Sharon, President, Dave Speer, Vice President, Vic Linsten, Secretary, Jim Eggman, Treasurer, Sue Sharon, Laura Linsten, Nanette Eggman, Matt Chapin, Dave and Amanda Pettigrew, Nick Ehrhardt, Fred Shaya, Robin and Melvin Bennet, Tony Cain, Doug Lawson, Eric Lehman

We would also like to thank the following for their assistance in this great event:

Northwest Ohio VRA 1-19 – Brian and Kim Bazen

Cincinnati/Dayton VRA 1-51 – Chris and Stephanie Conkle and Kelly and Michelle Haas. Al and Mickey Murrell

For a pdf version of this information, click here.

Year Dates City State Host
2017 July 18 – 20 Maggie Valley North Carolina Six Chapters of the NC-SC Carolina VRA’s
2016 July 12 – 14 Reedsburg Wisconsin South Central Wisconsin 1-49
2015 June 23-25 Eureka Springs Arkansas Vulcan Riders Association National & Vulcan Baggers Association
2014 July 8-10 Bedford Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands VRA 1-17
2013 July 9-11 Cadillac Michgan River City Vulcan Riders 1-26
2012 July 10-12 McGregor Iowa Pearl City Vulcan Riders 1-33
2011 July 12-14 Stecoah North Carolina Charlotte VRA 1-7
2010 July 13-15 Stecoah North Carolina Charlotte VRA 1-7
2009 July 14-16 Mt Vernon Kentucky (unhosted)
2008 July 15-17 Carlisle Pennsylvania South Central Pennsylvania VRA 1-52
2007 July 15-17 LaCrosse Wisconsin Greater Midwest VRA 1-10