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Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:17 pm
by mikemagna
Hello all,

I am pleased to announce that I am YOUR Bash-Master this year!!

This years event will be based out of Thompsons Motel in Franklin West Virginia. The owners are anxious to have us visit and told me that they have many motorcycle groups visit them annually.
I can offer you the following information relating to the Bash:
Dates: May 15, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Location: Thompsons Motel
Address: 33 US Highway 220, Franklin, WV 26807
Phone #: 1 (304) 358-2331
Notes: Mention you are reserving for the "Beakster Bash"

Rates:
Room with 2 double beds = $58.24 + tax / night
Room with 1 double bed = $47.04 + tax / night
I am told they have a limited number of "single" rooms, most of the rooms in the motel have two double beds.

Fuel:
There is an Exxon gas station right next door for fueling of vehicles.

Eateries:
The Fireside Cafe is located directly in front of the motel, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can search them at fireside-café.com I am hoping to secure this restaurant for the Saturday night dinner for the entire group.
The Fox's Pizza Den is also located across the street from the motel. You can search them at foxspizza.com
The Korner Shop Café is about a mile down the road and they have a 5 star rating on yelp.
Star Hotel Restaurant is in town and they also have a 4.5 star rating on yelp.

I'm working on T-shirts with a logo specific to this years event. As soon as I finalize I will reach out to everyone for orders.

We are all mostly familiar with the roads around the area but I will be making an attempt to post a few routes for your riding pleasure in the near future.

I look forward to seeing everyone again and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me either through the board or at mhousten@gmail.com. I have already made my reservations and I encourage you all to get your rooms booked soon.


2019 Bash-Master
Mike Housten

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:43 pm
by Daryl_stamp
Sounds great Mike, will schedule the time off tomorrow :) :)

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:28 pm
by STDocLizard1
Patty & I are ready for BBXVI. Coming down on Wednesday, departing on Sunday. Thanks for the legwork on this one.

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:00 pm
by Daryl_stamp
:D :D

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:42 pm
by Doug
cool!!

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:39 pm
by mikemagna
To all,

I have secured the Fireside Cafe for a group dinner Saturday night.

Mike

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:09 pm
by SteveK
I'll be there, :)

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:10 am
by ctRrider
Count me in this year. Thanks Mike.

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:19 am
by kirby
Never been to one of these as the rockster is beakless...just kidding. Its a long way from SoCal....but might be over in the east about that time frame...so may try to stop in....

K

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:22 am
by mikemagna
Kirby, you are welcome to join in, we’d love to have you!!

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:14 am
by kirby
Hey,
Thanks a bunch! I have family that are from near that area, been a long time.

I will try, good long ride!

cheers!
K

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:11 pm
by sweatmark
Oh man, make me jealous.
I don't have the time to ride over, nor the cash to ship a bike. But maybe I can fly and rent for a day, if only to meet some of the regulars and finally attend a Bash after the sole western states meet-up in Torrey, UT 2006 (?).

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:01 am
by kirby
Maybe see you there!!!! Looks to be a great place in the Appalachian chain. Really different than the western mountains.

That will require a new set of Shinkos for sure!

:-)

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:47 pm
by Biff's R
I'm working on the calendar for this. My kids and wife have too much stuff going on. Worst case is I day trip it down. But you guys from out west will love West Virginia. Just hope it doesn't snow.

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:39 pm
by kirby
Yeah, somebody told me once that if you could iron out WV flat it would be as big as Texas!

Last time I crossed the state I didn't see a flat place anywhere.

They even had to carve out a flat place on a mountain for the Charleston air port!

Throw me in that briar patch!

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:01 pm
by ctRrider
Reservations made. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. It will be my son Kevin and I. Looking forward to some great riding! Lots of route options from this location.

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:38 pm
by STDocLizard1
Reservations made..............................see you all in May.........................we will be down on Wednesday evening.

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:28 pm
by mikemagna
I too am looking forward to seeing everyone/catching up this year.

I will be heading down Wednesday, late afternoon/early evening and leaving Sunday morning. A friend of mine is also going to be joining us this year. Don't be too hard on him as he is riding a Harley Touring bike.

I have also made arrangements to provide t-shirts for this years event. I have the basic design of the shirt completed and I have spoken to a local t-shirt company about the cost. The shirts will be either 100% cotton or a cotton/poly blend and will cost somewhere between $10 - $15. I'm still deciding on the amount of artwork to be placed on the shirt hence the range in cost. Once I finalize the shirt I can nail down an exact cost per shirt. We would need a minimum of 12 shirts ordered. Anyone interested please let me know your desired size. I hope we can meet the minimum amount to place the order.

If anyone has questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact me at mhousten@gmail.com

Mike

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:31 am
by kirby
Hey Mike, Just going to throw this out for comment...What about offering either a "T" or a patch/ or sticker?(as in one or the other) I'd buy a "T" but rarely ware them any more, 'course I might be the exception.

I have noticed that stickons (sic) are getting more popular.

Would also buy a patch/stickon.

Just a thought....

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:47 am
by machew01
I just made a reservation for Thursday through Saturday nights. I'm looking forward to it!


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