RTR Rally 2018 – Frenchman’s Cove

Discussion in 'Events, & Meetings' started by Wayne, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    RTR Rally 2018 - Frenchman's Cove. And a reminder that the July 1st weekend books up fast for these parks, and that online booking opens April 25th
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2018
  2. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    I think there should be a new name for theJuly event as the Skibum Soirée is my event and there is a little too much room for confusion. So whoever started the idea of July think up a name.
     
  3. keith

    keith Member

    Ride the Rock Soiree

    or

    Soiree (NOT Skibums!)
     
  4. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    I have voted for Frenchmans Cove for the Canada Day campout ride. (Note the non soiree name)
    The possibilities for adventure from there have improved with the new ferries to St Pierre et Miquelon as well as the route to Pooles cove via bay L'Argent. They use a platform to lift your bike onto the deck of the ferry to Roncontre. You could knock off two southern destinations in one trip.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2018
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  5. sleepyhead65

    sleepyhead65 Member

    Murph never steered me wrong. I'm sure he's been sorely tempted :),

    I'm still not sure I can make it but I voted for Frenchman's Cove as well.
     
  6. fortech

    fortech Active Member

    Me likey

    Are you offering your tour guide services on the trip to Poole’s Cove?
     
  7. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    I've changed my vote for Frenchman's Cove... if I am on island, I wouldn't mind seeing something new.
     
  8. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    As a sidenote to the Frenchmans cove possibility. I looked at the fees for provincial park camping and they have gone up significantly from 2 years ago. If there were 3 riders that were to split the cost of a cabin (available at the entrance to the park and no park permit requirement) it would be similar in cost without the bad weather issues. I know we are all tough but camping in the rain sucks especially after riding in it. BTDT.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2018
  9. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    Hmmm, last year Murph’s words of wisdom worked favorably for me. Something to ponder.
     
  10. Gregg J.

    Gregg J. New Member

    Cabin sounds like a great idea; I say lets stop writing back and forth, and just agree on it before the option to go there is gone! Like they used to say on Hawaii 5O, "Book em' Dano"
     
  11. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

  12. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    On-line registration opens a week from today for those interested in booking a campsite.
     
  13. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    Is there a consensus yet?
     
  14. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Don't make me do another POLL :p
     
  15. Gregg J.

    Gregg J. New Member

    Buys', Lets just go for it! I'll bring along some of my home made batch of rum just in case it rains! It will make it much better ;-)
     
  16. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    Alright. Going to book a grassy campsite in Frenchmans Cove for the Canada Day weekend when the website opens.
     
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  17. versys Rob

    versys Rob Active Member

    I will book in Frenchman's cove as well.
     
  18. fortech

    fortech Active Member

    Frenchman’s Cove it is!

    You’re rum was quite tasty last year Greg, better bring a big bottle! Lol
     
  19. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    In Frenchman's Cove, I have camped on #54 and Herrdeacon on #55.....from what I remember #54 was all grass and #55 was mostly gravel with a grass patch. Site #52, #54 and #57 are sort of connected so would be good for a group.
    But I think #51 to#58 would be a great area for a bunch of rowdy bikers.
    I have family coming home that same weekend, so unlikely that I can attend this year :(

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    Last edited: Apr 24, 2018
  20. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    And FYI, if you plan to head towards Fortune and do the loop, some of the gas stations don't open up early....so best re-fuel in Marystown.
     

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