2016 BMW Bash

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2016 BMW Bash

Postby towerworker » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:52 pm

I've not heard anyone volunteer to plan next years bash. And yet I've heard from several say they'd like to see it in Staunton again next year. So unless someone pops up within the next month or so I'll toss my hat in the ring for consideration.

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Re: 2016 BMW Bash

Postby wncbmw » Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:41 pm

Wayne - I loved the Staunton location for a Bash and would love to return . . . in a few years. Appreciate your offer but I sincerely think one of the appeals of the Bash is the rotating location. Having been Bashmaster a few times, I am not ready to step up at this time however. I think it needs to head more north next year! At least to West Virginia! Or further toward the Yankee contingent even! :D
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Re: 2016 BMW Bash

Postby peels » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:52 pm

move a "smidge" west and ill try to get there. :)
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Re: 2016 BMW Bash

Postby Boxer » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:26 pm

I agree. Staunton was very nice, but another WV Bash would be good too. In the next couple of years sometime, I'd like to organize another commemorative Bash down in Western NC again. Like Robbinsville. Maybe I can locate Bill Haycock to join us and tell that goat joke again.

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Re: 2016 BMW Bash

Postby STDocLizard1 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:24 pm

I thought that Staunton, Va. was a superb location for the Bash and certainly the most well attended. It was the second time that I have attended an event in that city(HSTA 2009). I always enjoy going to a new location every year if it is possible. No location is absolutely perfect. We have had two events above the Mason-Dixon Line in Pennsylvania (Milford, 2011 & Central, 2008), but I'm not sure that some of our southern members would ride much farther to attend. It was a two day trip to get to Harriman, Tn. and it was not a problem for me. As our attendance swells, a larger venue may be required.


Let's get some ideas, post-up, and be heard.

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BEAKSTER BASH LOCATIONS

BBI Deals Gap NC/TN (2004)
BBII Bartow, WV (2005)
BBIII Marietta, OH (2006)
BBIV Marlinton, WV (2007)
BBV Central, PA (2008) Endless Mountains
BBVI Fayetteville, WV (2009) New River Gorge
BBVII Harriman, TN (2010) Cumberland Plateau
BBVIII Milford, PA (2011)
BBIX Lewisburg, WV (2012)
BBX Marietta, OH (2013)
BBXI Mt. Airy, NC (2014)
BBXII Staunton, VA (2015)
BBXIII TBA
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Re: 2016 BMW Bash

Postby kamanje14 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:46 pm

Hi everyone, im from the great white north Oakville, Ontario, I would love to attend a BB 2016 if a little closer, like the Ohio and Penn locations. From the posts on this site the people sound like they are fantastic to hang out with, I m hoping for a northern type location. Ride safe.

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Re: 2016 BMW Bash

Postby Biff's R » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:03 pm

I will put my thinking cap on and see if I can come up with something. I have a few ideas.

I also believe that Marietta was in Yankeeland, but just barely.
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Re: 2016 BMW Bash

Postby STDocLizard1 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:50 pm

For the History Buffs:

The Mason–Dixon line, also called Mason's and Dixon's line, was surveyed between 1763 and 1767 by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon in the resolution of a border dispute involving Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware in Colonial America. It is still a demarcation line among four U.S. states, forming part of the borders of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia (originally part of Virginia).

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Re: 2016 BMW Bash

Postby Boxer » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:28 am

Doc, thanks for the history lesson. I love history. Now, is that Mason Dixon line at that flat part going across the top of Maryland?

For the Bash, I suggest Elkins/ Seneca Rocks area for a pretty good compromise and still be in the good riding zone. How far is that for you?

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Re: 2016 BMW Bash

Postby STDocLizard1 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:03 pm

Boxer wrote:Doc, thanks for the history lesson. I love history. Now, is that Mason Dixon line at that flat part going across the top of Maryland?

For the Bash, I suggest Elkins/ Seneca Rocks area for a pretty good compromise and still be in the good riding zone. How far is that for you?


Yes. That line is the southern border of Pennsylvania. It separates Pa & DE from MD & WV.

Daryl Stamp and I did a recon over to Elkins, WV on Thursday at the last Bash to survey possible sites. Elkins is in the mix, but let's get some more input. Any location is good for me as long as I have the time to get there and return home. Elkins is about 360 miles for me.

I also sent a "ping" out to Jeff with some info.
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Re: 2016 BMW Bash

Postby wncbmw » Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:54 pm

If we were interested in returning somewhere, how about Fayetteville and New River Gorge? It has a DQ nearby! :D

Anywhere in WV is good!
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Re: 2016 BMW Bash

Postby Biff's R » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:30 pm

My goal is always to be in good riding areas, but also have some access to the highways so you can get there and get home at a reasonable rate. I have a couple of ideas, I just need a little time to think and do some recon.

I like Elkins, but there may be a couple of places that would work a little better. More to follow.....
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Re: 2016 BMW Bash

Postby sweatmark » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:20 am

Would be fun to attend one of these. You had me excited about Fayetteville, but I guess you're not talking about the Arkansas variety.
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Re: 2016 BMW Bash

Postby Daryl_stamp » Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:56 am

Just found a great venue in a great area, Three Bear Inn, Marathon NY. WWW.THREEBEARINN.COM
Rooms: $45.77 single, $57.07 2 persons 1 bed, $68.37 2 people 2 beds.
Bar, restaurant, & hotel, minutes from I-81 and gas across the street. Pics to follow once I remember how

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Re: 2016 BMW Bash

Postby Catchina » Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:24 am

I second the motion to bring it north of Mason Dixon in 2016, closer for kamanje14 and northern friends. Marathon is a good idea Daryl, lots to explore around the finger lakes region.
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Re: 2016 BMW Bash

Postby wncbmw » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:16 am

I'll say it's north! North of NYC and NJ! Heck of a boring ride from here!

I am hesitate to endorse the Marathon location for the same reason I am reluctant to organize another one around here. Lots of good riding but it makes it a burden for the guys from a longs ways away. Except for the hard guys like Doc! ;) I always thought a more central location was better, although the definition of central can be stretched with a good days ride! :lol:

I would probably would make it but my son will likely not be able to get the extra time off.
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Re: 2016 BMW Bash

Postby wncbmw » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:18 am

Just to make it clear, I have no problem heading further north for a Bash! The only one I missed was Milford PA but only because of mechanical problems! I was going to come!
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Re: 2016 BMW Bash

Postby STDocLizard1 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:36 am

wncbmw wrote:I'll say it's north! North of NYC and NJ! Heck of a boring ride from here!

I am hesitate to endorse the Marathon location for the same reason I am reluctant to organize another one around here. Lots of good riding but it makes it a burden for the guys from a longs ways away. Except for the hard guys like Doc! ;) I always thought a more central location was better, although the definition of central can be stretched with a good days ride! :lol:

I would probably would make it but my son will likely not be able to get the extra time off.


It was 693 miles door to door down to Harriman,Tn in 2010 for BBVII so I fully understand the hardship, but then again, you and I will venture out when the snow flies(BBIV).

wncbmw wrote:Just to make it clear, I have no problem heading further north for a Bash! The only one I missed was Milford PA but only because of mechanical problems! I was going to come!


The best of intentions for sure Vann, but your "Teutonic Twin" unfortunately spoiled your streak at 7 straight.

I'm in regardless of the location chosen.
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Re: 2016 BMW Bash

Postby Biff's R » Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:12 pm

Sorry, I haven't been able to do much. I've been way too busy at work, and up at 2 am way too often since my last post. I was thinking about somewhere around Clarksburg, WV or Morgantown, WV. But I haven't done a thing. I may have more energy in a week or two.
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Re: 2016 BMW Bash

Postby STDocLizard1 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:43 am

BEAKSTER BASH XIII information is here:

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