THE BASICS – SPETEMBER 9-11th 2011
The East Coast Gypsy Run started in 2007. Inspired by the El Diablo Run a bunch of like minded east coast motorcyclists meet up on the interwebs and planned a traditional run. Being in possession of some of the finest real estate in the world we thought that we should share a bit of it.
WHAT THE HELL IS A TRADITIONAL RUN?
Simply put a traditional run is high milage and low drama. While the modern run is essentially a forty mile coffee run with a lot of bolt on chrome compliments. A traditional run is riding, camping and a hell of a good party. A traditional run is geared toward the rider who feels out of place at a “major rally” or anywhere you find H.O.G. patches and HD branded socks.
WHO IS INVITED?
Generally? Everyone. Specifically? You. As long as you have your shit together, enjoy being around like minded folks and like to ride.
WHAT TYPE OF BIKES WILL BE ON THE RUN?
We tend towards older bikes of any make. Most of the bikes on previous runs were older Harleys. and garage built choppers. (The first year the Panheads outnumbered the Shovelheads!) But don’t let that stop you, Ducatis, Evos, SR650s, Baggers, Sportbikes and Triumphs (old and new). All have rolled on the Gypsy Run. The point is, as long as you can hang, you are welcome. It is the person that makes the bike cool, not the other way around.
HOW LONG IS THE RUN?
The run starts on friday in bergen county NJ. and ends in back in Jersey on Sunday afternoon. This year we plan to do around 500 miles.
• There is no fee to participate in the run.
• Maps will be online before the run.
• Run books (maps and info) will be at the Pre Party and Cool Beans.
• All the costs for the run are paid for by the sponsors. So thank them.
• The beer at the campsites is free while it lasts.
• No one is going to hold your hand. Have your shit together.
• Show respect and you will get respect.
• Ride with your head. Find a pace you are comfortable with. It is not a race.
• The chase truck is for emergencies only. Please have a good reason for calling it.
• Do not ask chase truck to carry your crap.
• Clean up after yourself at the campsites.
• No fireworks at the campsites (anywhere else, knock yourself out!)
• Make sure your brake light works.
• Bring rain gear. No matter the weather, we ride.
• Have fun.