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2020 Spring Fling Announcements

 | Published on 11/24/2019

I'm excited to announce that our Spring Flings are coming together quite well.  Here's the lineup, please remember to make your reservations  early, both of these will be great Trips.
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Harrisburg Bicycle Club
Spring Fling   
23 to 26 April 2020
Charlottesville, VA
Chairman:  Glenn Wareham 
Hotel Residence Inn      by Marriott                 reservation 99937649  25 rooms
Charlottesville, Downtown   
315 West Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903
434-220-0075         

Every Room is a suite     $189.00 per night  Rooms are limited 
Free Hot Breakfast
Book Directly with Marriott
Free Parking
Hospitality Room     
Bikes in Rooms no problem  (guest responsible for damage)
Omni Charlottesville Hotel     15 rooms max
212 Ridge McIntire Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
434-971-5500
Rate $189.00

         
            Parking
            Hospitality Room  will be in the Residence in across the street
            Bikes in room
            Room configuration 
            Online reservations 
Things to Do in and around Charlottesville   co-ordinator  Mr. Wonderful
            Monticello
            Ashlawn
            Wine
            University of Virginia
            Michie Tavern
            Downtown Charlottesville Walking Mall
            Many many more 
Rides are numerous      ride co-ordinator  Lou Searles
            Charlottesville Bike Club

These hotels are right across from each other, the reason for two locations is that the Residence has only rooms with King Beds and a pullout sofa.  The Omni has two queen beds if that is what you need.  The price is the same, and both are great hotels with great rooms.  Dick Norford was able to make a deal at both for the same price for the club. Each member must book their own room.  So please register early. Thank You Dick. And Thank You Lou for working on the routes.  

Our 2nd Spring Fling is 1000 Islands.

Spring Fling in will be held over the May 7- 10 weekend (Thursday through Sunday) in Gananoque, Ontario, Canada.
We shall be based at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 777 King Street, Gananoque.
The rate for the rooms will be (tax included) $152.76 CDN per evening (at today’s exchange rate, this is $114.57 tax included).

All rooms include free wi-fi and breakfast.

We have reserved a hospitality suite, which will be free to us if we have 20 rooms booked for the three nights.  If we do not have the rooms booked, the suite will cost us $333.45 CDN (at today’s exchange rate, $250.01) for the entire stay.

We have 25 rooms on hold until March 1.  There will probably be rooms available after that date, but at a higher rate.  Each participant should call the hotel (613-382-8338) to reserve his or her room(s). They should ask for the Harrisburg Bicycle Club rate.

This is going to be a great one!!!

Over the next week or so I shall send routes for riding.

Driving directions to Gananoque:  (Google maps list this as 5 hours 35 minutes from Harrisburg)
Get on I-81 N
Follow I-81 N to ON-2 W in Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Canada.
Take exit 648 from ON-401 W
Continue on ON-2 W to the hotel

NOTE THAT EVERYONE MUST HAVE A VALID PASSPORT TO ENTER CANADA

Thank You, Howard Ross, for all you have done to organize this in what will be another great trip. Both these trips are set up for you to call the numbers associated with the hotel of your choice.  Numbers are posted in the write-ups.  START MAKING YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY!!!


Glenn Wareham
President
Harrisburg Bicycle Club