GEEZERS ON WHEEZERS RIDE THE COWBOY TRAIL 2020
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In the coming summer of 2020 the CVMG sanctioned Geezers on Wheezers vintage motorcycle tour will be exploring the area of Highway 22 south of Calgary – known as the Cowboy Trail. You, your family, and your favorite old iron horse are invited to take part. So how about resurrecting some neglected beast from your crusty collection and get it back in the breeze. Although any bike is welcome, let’s continue to make putting old iron on the road a goal of this 8th Geezer’s rally. *Accommodation is somewhat limited in parts of the Cowboy Trail area, so we encourage everyone to book immediately. There may be more Hotels and B&Bs than what are listed here, so do your own checking.
We’ll muster at Pincher Creek for the opening night gathering and meal on Sunday July 19th, and do day rides in that area Monday and Tuesday (staying nights of July 19th, 20th and 21st). *Accommodation in Pincher Creek: Many choices, so check out the business directory on the town website pinchercreek.ca/business/tourism.php. On Wednesday the 22nd we’ll head north on Highway 22 to the Longview/High River/Black Diamond area for 2 days (staying nights of the 22nd and 23rd). We’ll likely have some of our meals in Longview and do day rides from there on Thursday the 23rd. One option would be to ride over the Highwood Pass (Canada’s highest pass) into the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park on Highway 40 (The Kananaskis Trail). *Accommodation in Longview: Blue Sky Motel 403-558-3655 or Twin Cities Hotel 403-558-3787. Campground 403-558-3922 People wanting fancier accommodation could book in at one of the chain hotels in High River – about 27 KM from Longview. The Spurs B&B is In Black Diamond 403-933-5360.
On Friday the 24th, we’ll head for Nanton for 2 final nights, with our round-up supper there on Saturday evening the 25th. Day riding around Nanton is an option with the Bar U Historic Ranch close by. On Saturday many of us will want to take in the annual Bikes and Bombers event at the Nanton Bomber Command Museum. Among other attractions, the museum does an engine run-up on their WWII Lancaster bomber. *Accommodation in Nanton: Changing Seasons B&B 403-646-2270. Campground 403336-9999. Auditorium Hotel 403-646-2746. Double D Motel 403-646-2170. Ranchland Inn 403-646-2933. Again, some people might opt to stay in High River 30 KM north on Highway 2 (not an ideal route for a slow vintage bike). Like the last Geezers event, things will be a little less structured to keep registration costs down and give participants more choices. We are only planning two group meals – the opening evening meal (your choice and you pay from the standard menu), and a closing day meal (covered by the registration fee).
Since the first Geezer’s rally in 2001, the event has always been dedicated to the proposition that slower is better and decrepit is where its at. We will be enjoying Alberta scenery and history by taking ‘the road less traveled’ at speeds geared to the slowest bikes and the frailest riders. This year is also about choice. Riders are encouraged to form their own informal groups so a buddy system is maintained. For family members traveling on four wheels there will be a list of alternate daily activities for you to choose from. More details on route choices and registration fees etc. will be forthcoming.
For more detailed information and registration forms contact:
Rick & Marg Epp: 306-242-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org
John & Shirley Bennett: 306-948-2852 or email@example.com
Doug Bone & Faye Atkinson: 306-574-4323 or firstname.lastname@example.org