President’s Day Presidents Ride

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President’s Day Presidents Ride

Postby jcabiles » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:15 pm

Virginia is rich in history starting from our Colonial beginnings, war for independence, Civil War to present day. Did you also know that eight presidents were born in Virginia; three just East of Fredericksburg, two SE of Richmond and three in the vicinity of Charlottesville.

I have always thought that visiting each of these presidential birthplaces would make an interesting ride, but schedule conflicts and weather has prevented me from making it happen. This year I am going to make it happen. Ideally I would like to do the ride on President’s Day Weekend. Because the locations are somewhat dispersed, visiting all eight in one day is a no go. It would make sense to visit them in two days with one of the days as a weather day.

If the weather the weekend of President’s Day holiday is not suitable, then I will defer it to later in Spring.

Below is the list Of Presidents and their birthplaces:

Day 1
James Monroe 4460 James Monroe Hwy, Colonial Beach
George Washington 1732 Popes Head Rd, Colonial Beach
James Madison 17200 James Madison Pkw
John Tyler 10920 John Tyler Memorial Hwy, Charles City County
William Henry Harrison 12602 Harrison Landing Rd, Charles City County
Day 2
Woodrow Wilson 20 N Coalter St, Staunton
Thomas Jefferson 2450 Richmond Rd, Charlottesville
Zachary Taylor 7350 Spotswood Trail, Barboursville

My desire is to stay off the interstates as much as possible and take scenic back roads. Day one could also include a stop at Mortons to test ride the K1600 B.

Each day would be a full day of riding to include breaks and photo ops. Some of the sites are now private residences and/or only a historical marker.

If you are interested in joining me, send me a PM.
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Re: President’s Day Presidents Ride

Postby thanatos1224 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:20 pm

This sounds like a great way to honor folks from Va that made it to the highest office in this country. I have a previous engagement at the VFW that Saturday, 1st District Veterans Event to chat with our representatives to Congress. However, this is an awesome idea, I encourage you to make sure to put this in https://www.meetup.com/BMW-Bikers-of-Me ... ashington/ to reach the wider audience. Awesome ride....
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Re: President’s Day Presidents Ride

Postby jcabiles » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:52 pm

Looks like there will be less than optimum weather for this weekend, plus I have a work conflict. So this ride will be deferred to Spring Break (last week in March) or hopefully a warmer weekend in April.
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Re: President’s Day Presidents Ride

Postby thanatos1224 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:32 pm

I would be interested in seeing a new date posted. Thank You.
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