New England Motomarathon Kicks Off June 9
Friday, May 27, 2011
The New England Motomarathon will tackle some of the tallest passes and the curviest roads throughout the Northeast. Participants don't learn their destination until the night before and must take photographs of themselves at each checkpoint.
The Motomarathon Association is getting ready to hold its second annual motorcycle endurance challenge June 9-12 over some of the best backroads in the Northeast, including a run through New Hampshire’s Notches.
The event sounds like fun. Riders learn the secret checkpoints the night before then strike out in the morning to reach the prescribed destination. Each rider is issued a numbered card which they must take to the checkpoint and photograph themselves with. The checkpoints generally include mountain passes and road signs. The routes cover around 400 miles per-day.
Day One routes will be handed out at Motofit in Danbury, Connecticut, a Kawasaki/KTM/Aprilia dealer, at 8 p.m. on June 8. They will also be available at the same location the next morning. The Birch Bend Motolodge in Shelbune, New Hampshire will be the headquarter hotel for the next three nights before riders returns to Danbury for the awards dinner.
Daniel Monteiro is the routemaster and a couple of the checkpoints take riders by two huge motorcycle rallies – Americade in Lake George, New York and Laconia Motorcycle Week in New Hampshire.
Sport-touring riders out there, take note. If you live in the Northeast and you’re looking for a fun way to spend the weekend, this event’s for you. For more info, go to www.motomarathon.com
or call John Metzger at (303) 641-1062.
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