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Thread: 10/13/2019 - 10/14/2019 - O'fest 'Fun Run' Caravan, Karting and Social

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    10/13/2019 - 10/14/2019 - O'fest 'Fun Run' Caravan, Karting and Social

    From NCC and going to O'fest? Do you some time to spice up the drive or looking for something to do Monday afternoon or evening? Then join the National Capitol Chapter O'fest 'fun run' caravan, karting or Monday evening group social!
    Karting at LeMans Karting on October 14th
    Looking for something to do Monday afternoon? Why not come out to LeMans Karting! Expect fun and fierce competition with exclusively fellow CCA members from NCC with some of the fastest karts around. The karting will take place on Monday October 14th at 3:30pm. Racing starts at 4:00pm. There will be 15 minutes of practice, 10 minutes of qualifying, and 20 minutes of racing. Cost will be $90 for the 45 minutes of track time.
    Karting is an option for those in the caravan if you head for Greenville after Back of the Dragon on Monday Morning.
    NCC Group Pizza Social at Barley's on October 14th
    Join NCC for a group social at Barley's. A Greenville favorite for good pizza and drinks! We'll have patio seating to enjoy the comfortable October Greenville weather along with good food and friends. The social starts at 7:30pm on October 14th. The caravan will conclude before dinner time so don't hesitate to join the group dinner!
    We'll meet Sunday morning at the Cracker Barrell off I-66 in Mannasas, VA and have breakfast around 8:00am as a group. At 9:15 we'll head out to the parking lot have a drivers' meeting, hand out directions and set off. We’ll head west toward and then south through the George Washington National Forest and past Lurray Caverns we’ll stop for lunch in the Broadway, VA area, the initial plan is Boss Hoggin’s BBQ or Italian Touch. From there we’ll crossover into the Monongahela National Forest and Watoga State Parks as we continue south. We’ll spend the night at the Christiansburg Holiday Inn Express with a group dinner at the Farmhouse restaurant close by. A room block has been setup with discounted pricing of $99 per night plus tax, if reserved before September 16th. Day 1 expect ~310 miles and about 6.5-7 hours behind the wheel.

    Monday morning leaves a couple options for folks from getting up late and just cruising down to Greenville to another full day of backroads driving or something in between, as there will be a few points throughout the day where we will cross major freeways. For those continuing on the backroads route, we will regroup in the parking lot at 8:30am and setoff for Donut Diva at the base of the Back of the Dragon which is about an hour drive and it ends just off I-81. After Back of the Dragon, will be a chance to break off and just hit the freeway and be in Greenville for a late lunch and participate in the afternoon karting at LeMans Karting.

    For those continuing on we’ll pass Mt. Rogers and head south through Cherokee and Pisgah National Forests past backbone falls and several other scenic sites. We’ll stop at the 7 Trails Grill in Damascus, VA around 11:30am for Lunch. Damascus is about a 3 hour drive to Greenville. For the backroad warriors a full afternoon of exciting roads awaits you! We will continue south into Tennessee past Watauga Lake and the surrounding mountains before moving southeast into North Carolina and past the second Marion of the day and into some flatter terrain. We’ll crossover a few more mountains at the border with South Carolina and reach Greenville around 6:30 which is dusk. The full day route covers ~380 miles in 8 hours or so.

    Expect a stop about every hour to hour and a half on the way down for bathroom breaks and chances to get gas. The full backroad route over the two days will be around 700 miles and 15-16 hours of driving.

    Hope you join us! Walkups for the caravan are welcome, just remember hotel walkup prices may get expensive. A link to the hotel room block will be sent if registered for the caravan.

    The cost to register for the caravan is $5 per car. This will help offset planning and insurance costs. Other events will be paid individually.
    Let me if you have any questions. We hope you can join us for one or more of these events

    Register here.

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    is the route map/gpx file available for the second day of full "twistie bits"? a few of us are considering doing the caravan route, but leaving a day later (mon/tues instead of sun/mon).


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    I could make that available if people want to form a Caravan Monday/Tuesday. I still haven’t produced the files yet but will soon. Just PM me and I’ll send a link to you when I’ve produced them or I’ll PM you.
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    thanks! PM sent.

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