Due to the cancellation of Amerivespa 2021, a lot of people are looking for something to do with their time off.Well, here is a solution! Introducing the Sloopy’s Revenge 2021: The Edge of Appalachia presented by Modern Ohio Realty.
This will be a 4 day road trip starting and ending in Columbus, Ohio. You should be comfortable riding at 50-55mph as some of the roads we will be forced to ride on for short periods will not be safe for a 50cc bike.
We still have a lot of planning to do, but here is the rough draft so people can start making arrangements.
So here’s the deal…. We will provide a start and end point each day. A ride will be led from start to end points with gas stops, food stops and rest stops. Where you sleep and what you eat is on you. Daily Start times will be determined later.
****I would highly recommend getting your reservations made ASAP. Especially if you plan to camp as COVID has everyone and their brother camping…
Day 1 – June 24th – Columbus, OH (Location TBD) – East Fork State Park Campground 208 miles – You can reserve a campsite at https://reserveohio.com/ – There are also many Hotels, B&Bs and Airbnb’s in the surrounding area.
Day 2 – June 25th – East Fork State Park to Camp Street, Franklin Furnace, OH – 203 miles – We will be camping at Dr. Bob Hollis’s riverfront property. There are also many Hotels and Airbnb’s in the surrounding area. The Shawnee Lodge is not too far away as well. *****If you plan to stay here, please indicate whether you plan to camp with us here when you register as we have limited space and it’s first come, first served. Once we are full at Bob’s, we will be directing campers to Wayne National Forest – Oak Hill Campground
Day 3 – June 26th – Camp Street, Franklin Furnace, OH to Burr Oak State Campground – 193 miles – Unfortunately, there is a two night minimum for camping on weekends but it’s cheap so reserve two and leave after one if you want to camp. You can reserve a campsite at https://reserveohio.com/ – Those who aren’t fans of sleeping on the ground have limited options at this stop. On site is the Burr Oak State Park Lodge (https://www.stayburroak.com/). There are also some Hotels, B&Bs and Airbnb’s in the surrounding areas.
Day 4 – June 27 – Burr Oak State Campground to Columbus, OH (Location TBD) – 106 miles – This will be a shorter day as we will be returning to Columbus to participate in the National Vespa Parade Day.
Another thing…We are trying to arrange a support vehicle to follow the ride with a trailer. This will allow us to not leave anyone stranded on the side of the road. If you know someone who would like to participate in this trip but does not ride, please reach out!
Finally, a challenge!We would like to make this a regular event (though we would have to find another weekend). However, we are only covering the south end of the state this year. The challenge is that we need someone from up north to do the planning and lead the rides exploring the lakeshore and whatever else you folks do up there. Who wants to help us make this bigger next year?!?!