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Friday 23rd June - Sunday 25th June.
Oley PA
A must for any Britbike enthusiast.
Google for more details and an application form for discount for early booking and free T-shirt.

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Originally Posted by Tridentman
Friday 23rd June - Sunday 25th June.
Oley PA
A must for any Britbike enthusiast.
Google for more details and an application form for discount for early booking and free T-shirt.

This year I’m going to attend come hell or high water….. been putting off for too many years.

I would like to shake a few hands…….I feel like I already know some of you but we’ve never met face to face.

I’m going to assume it’s better to camp on site? Help please.

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My friend Fred Kraemer died on Christmas Day from pancreatic cancer aged only 50.
At the invitation of his family I have inventoried his bikes and parts.
The bikes and parts are primarily Triumph
The bikes comprise:
a) Three Tridents rolling chassis with engines
b) Three Twins rolling chassis with engine
c) Two Twins rolling chassis no engine
d) Two singles rolling chassis with engine
plus two BSAs:
a) One single rolling chassis with engine
b) One twin frame only
The parts comprise 122 parts including near complete engines, 6 or so chain cases, a similar number of timing covers, crankshafts and barrels, 20 or so carbs and a whole host of miscellaneous parts.

These bikes and parts are intended to be brought to the Triumph National Rally at Oley in June.
The family wants rid and I have priced them to sell.
A great opportunity for Triumph enthusiasts!
See you there!

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Gordon-- there are motels not too far from the site but the vast majority of attendees stay on site-- which is a good large size for the Rally.
Camping, sleeping in your trailer (me), sleeping in your truck, resting in comfort in an RV-- the choice is yours.
Good food provided by the local senior citizens and the local firehouse --- all very PA Dutch----and all in a very relaxed atmosphere.
Clean toilet and shower block on site.
HTH

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Originally Posted by Tridentman
Gordon-- there are motels not too far from the site but the vast majority of attendees stay on site-- which is a good large size for the Rally.
Camping, sleeping in your trailer (me), sleeping in your truck, resting in comfort in an RV-- the choice is yours.
Good food provided by the local senior citizens and the local firehouse --- all very PA Dutch----and all in a very relaxed atmosphere.
Clean toilet and shower block on site.
HTH

Got home.......printed the registration form and will mail it out tomorrow. Being fully immersed sounds like the best bet.......so camping it'll be.

Do you know if I can give one of my "paid admissions" away????? I'm pretty sure by June HELL won't be frozen over so my wife will NOT be tagging along and I'll be by myself.

I've put it off for years........this year I'm going to make it happen one way or the other.

I tease about Triumphs........but absolutely love the way some of them look.and some of my best friends ride them.

I hope to get to shake your hand......I'm looking forward to it.

Thank you for the help

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I have never tried it but I am sure that you will be able to give one of your "free" admissions away.
I am looking forward to meeting you too.
We just have to hope for good weather--- the site is on top of a hill and if the wind blows you certainly fe

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Originally Posted by Tridentman
I have never tried it but I am sure that you will be able to give one of your "free" admissions away.
I am looking forward to meeting you too.
We just have to hope for good weather--- the site is on top of a hill and if the wind blows you certainly fe


I might have read it wrong but I took it as a $10 a day admission. So if someone was just coming for the day or three…my extra pass would save them that. The way it is it’s not doing me any good……hate to waste it if someone wants to use it. I’m pretty sure I could be reached and could meet someone out front. My guess is they sign you in when you show up???? It would be a hassle to mail pre entries back to folks……????

Already excited. PLEASE be forewarned….I’m going to want a photo????? Unless you say no.

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Yes--- when you arrive they ask your name and reference that to a list of pre registered people.
They then give you a hi-vis wrist band which is your "proof of payment"
I am sure that if you pre register with two attendees there would be no problem in them giving you two wrist bands.
All above is my assumption based on previous years.

Yes-- a photo is no problem--- although a photo of me might well crack your camera!

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For once it's not the same weekend as BIBR. laugh
Google says it's only 10 1/2 hours from here. I can drive that with my eyes closed, usually do. laughing


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Originally Posted by Gordon Gray
Do you know if I can give one of my "paid admissions" away????? I'm pretty sure by June HELL won't be frozen over so my wife will NOT be tagging along and I'll be by myself.
Let me know when you plan to arrive and I'll split the cost with you. We need to set up a BritBike camp.


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David I plan on getting there early Friday.

My “extra” attendance comes with the camping pass (see the flyer..early registration saves you $10) and would only help someone who wasn’t camping. You’re going to have an extra too.

Camping spaces are 20’x20’…….pretty much two full sized pickup trucks parked side by side.

I’m going to leave my “I rather wake up with my sister in a whore house than ride a Triumph” T-shirt and attitude at home. I’d be more than supportive of bb.com camp but I’m trying to stay away from planning and I’m known for “all in or all out”.
So here’s your opportunity to host a get together…..you’ve been practicing at BIBR and have the hang of it.

There are several forum members I’m looking forward to meeting face to face.

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Gordon,
There are plenty of BSA's kickin around. The Norton club meets there, as well as the Royal Enfield(althoughevery other year) club. I have a feeling you will enjoy this event! I should be there on Friday. Brian


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Originally Posted by royaloilfield
Gordon,
There are plenty of BSA's kickin around. The Norton club meets there, as well as the Royal Enfield(althoughevery other year) club. I have a feeling you will enjoy this event! I should be there on Friday. Brian

You being there is just another plus……..

I’m still up in the air about bringing a bike……do you ride any while you’re there?

I’ve never attended so I’m a bit clueless.

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Gordon,
There are folks who go riding (by the way its a very nice rural area). I bring a bike that for a pitbike. In fact I will probably bring one of my unit singles, my '71 Triumph 250!

Ed from NJ

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Originally Posted by edunham
Gordon,
There are folks who go riding (by the way it’s a very nice rural area). I bring a bike that for a pitbike. In fact I will probably bring one of my unit singles, my '71 Triumph 250!

Ed from NJ

Do you guys (you know who I’m talking about) do any riding off site?

Are there 3 meals available on site? (breakfast is a must when vacationing)

UPDATE: did a little more research and it looks like they have all three meals covered. 👍

Do they assign camping spots or is it first come, first served? (so maybe we could bunch up…..BUT that isn’t really considered planning)

Pa is a daylight/headlight and helmet state?

Open fires?



Did a little research and looks like Daniel Boone was born in Oley. Always liked him better than that Crockett fellow….…maybe it was that political thing?

The local architecture is stunning

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Gordon,
Personally, I don't usually do any riding off-site, but others do. The Reading MC club has a drag strip just down the road and in the past, Jack Adams and Brian, among others go to participate/watch. Al Hartmann, who runs the event is pretty laid back. In the past, the organizers usually tell you where to park/camp, but in my experience they are open to requests provided somebody else hasn't already taken the spot.

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Thank you Ed……just the kind of info I was looking for. I’ve ridden with both Jack and Brian and would do it again in a heartbeat.

Doesn’t sound like it’d be unreasonable if “someone” asked for a certain number of camping spots grouped together, especially for a block of preregistered attendees ???


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Originally Posted by Gordon Gray
David I plan on getting there early Friday.

My “extra” attendance comes with the camping pass (see the flyer..early registration saves you $10) and would only help someone who wasn’t camping. You’re going to have an extra too.

Camping spaces are 20’x20’…….pretty much two full sized pickup trucks parked side by side.

So here’s your opportunity to host a get together…..you’ve been practicing at BIBR and have the hang of it.
I guess if I leave here at 21:00 I could manage to arrive by 08:00 on Friday (in bad need of a nap.) I hate to come to a rally with nothing to ride, but it would save gas not dragging a trailer. I don't suppose there's an option to show up on Thursday and pay extra for camping?

So, you get one campsite with two admissions. My brother lives in Joisey, he might wish to pop down for a day.

20'x20' is what you get at Barber. Big enough for a van and your trailer side by side, plenty of space for a car and a tent, or bikes and two tents.

I only do the group supper at BIBR, Greg handles the campsite registration.


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David,
I'm pretty sure you can camp on Thursday, I think there are a few people who even camp on Wed. There are plenty of spots/space to pick for camping out in the field, the good spots go quick. This event is very similar to the Ohio Valley BSA meet. BRian


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David-- I confirm Brians info.
Quite a few people arrive late on Thursday --- and in fact a lot of the good deals are done on Thursday late afternoon/early evening.
The meet is very laid back and the organizer, Al Hartman, is one of the good guys.
On the other hand he doesn't stand any BS and there is an 11 p.m. no noise rule.
If you want to ride then the surrounding countryside as Ed says is very pleasant.
Breakfast and lunch are provided on site by the local senior citizens club.
They are all very nice people and the food is good and wholesome and not expensive.
I remember some years back asking at lunch time for a "chip butty"--- an English delicacy(?) consisting of a hamburger bun stuffed with French fries.
After explaining what it was -- I got it!
The old guy who served me is now a friend and I only have to get to the serving hatch for him to say "Normal chip butty?"
We then go on each year to compare notes about our grandchildren.
Dinner is served at the firehouse which is right next to the site.
It is prepared by the wives of the firefighters and is typical PA fare-- good, wholesome, a lot of it and not much money.
Overall it is a good relaxed event with lots of like minded people there and many friends that you bump into.
It is the Triumph National Rally but all Brit bikes are welcome and attend as Brian noted.
Anyone who is into Brit bikes will feel right at home.
Hope to see you there!

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Very good. I hate to drive that far for only two nights of debauchery. I guess I'll leave at dawn on Thursday.
Brian PMed me about the Firehouse, but didn't say anything about food there. Sounds like a good place to meet and get acquainted.


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I am SO looking forward to this…….for several reasons. I’m still shooting for early Friday. I normally leave the house at 5am. When I’m excited I can’t sleep anyway and love watching the world wake up.

Of course it’s killing me not having a clue where to set up……I HATE surprises…..guess that comes from my job.

But…..it’s all good and I’m SO looking forward to it.

I “could” be a robot…..


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The Firehouse serves dinner on Friday and Saturday. There is also the awards banquet dinner on saturday for a small fee. There are several food venders outside in the pavillion area that serve lunch and breakfast. There is a Dunkin Donuts and a pizza place within walking distance. I asked Al about early arrivals and the earliest anyone is allowed to set up is Thursday afternoon(because of insurance). Gordon there are plenty of places to camp.


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I don't even make it to BIBR until Thursday late afternoon. I guess I'm good.
Gordon, I'll try to find a good spot, but I don't have any yellow crime scene tape to mark it off. laughing


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David…..I’m still planning on Friday morning. I’ll find you.

We’ll get a chance to talk about it at Windy’s in May.


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