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    11th Annual BMW Campout, Somerset Pa, June 2013

    11th Annual BMW Riders Campout

    Somerset, Pa
    June 14, 15, 16, 2013

    11th Annual Laurel Highlands BMW Riders Campout
    FatherÔÇÖs Day Weekend. Bring Dad, bring the kids!


    We return to Pioneer Park Campground located in south central Pennsylvania. Pioneer Park is a terrific full-service camping resort with excellent showers and facilities, minutes away from the Pa. Turnpike Exit #10, Somerset, Pa. or the Donegal exit #9.

    Directions: From Somerset, Rt. 31 W. 7 miles to campground.
    From Donegal, Rt. 31 E 12 miles.

    Admission is just $45.00 for the full weekend ($40 if pre-registered) and includes, two nights camping, three meals, loads of door prizes, self-guided ride info and 11th Annual rally pin for the first 100 pre registrants.

    Somerset is home to the new National Park at the Flight 93 crash site. Frank Lloyd WrightÔÇÖs masterpiece Fallingwater is 40 minutes away. You are only 30 minutes from Historic Johnstown Pa, and its Flood Museum and National Park. There is great riding in any direction with many self-guided tours available.

    Friday evening enjoy Gourmet Dump Stew (bring a can or 2 to add to the pot), hotdogs & snacks till their gone. Morning Coffee & tea.
    Saturday Catered dinner with Chicken & Beef, tons of door prizes.
    Hearty send-off breakfast Sunday morning!

    Pavilion, picnic tables, hot showers, campfires allowed-wood provided! Motels & Restaurants nearby. Sat. night campground band!

    Discount for one night, not camping or 16 or younger.
    Downloadable pre registration form:

    http://www.thevuelta.com/CampoutRegistration2013.pdf

    Info: George Blackham IV, gjbiv1stsgtusmc@yahoo.com
    or Jason Kaplitz; gsjay@kaplitz.com (814) 535-8669
    Pre-registration appreciated- Send check/name/ contact info to:
    LHBMWR C/O 840 Basin Dr. Windber Pa. 15963
    Jason Kaplitz
    Johnstown, Pa
    Laurel Highlands BMW Riders #294

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    Pictures from last year

    Anyone have pictures from last years campout that they would like to share?
    jason
    Jason Kaplitz
    Johnstown, Pa
    Laurel Highlands BMW Riders #294

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    This sounds like a good time, I will have to try to make it down for that this year. What kind of attendance do you normally get for it?

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    I have been trying to get to this event for the past several years, but always ran into conflicts.

    I'm curious about the Saturday campfire band. Is this open to any musician?
    George
    R1200RT, K1200RS. Previous K1200LT, R80RT, R100R, R75/5

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    fathers day campout

    We had almost 100 last year.

    The band is a campground band that plays in the Barn. It's open to all campers at the resort.

    If you'd like to play some music for the group around our Campfire come on down!!!!

    What do you play?

    Jason
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    Thanks for the answer regarding the band.

    I play acoustic guitar, a little mandolin and electric bass. A guitar has been my second rider for more than 6,000 miles of travel to rallies on an LT. Now that I have a K1200RS, I may be switching to mandolin as a travel instrument.

    Are you a musician?
    George
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    local roads and sights

    Quote Originally Posted by gsjay View Post
    Anyone have pictures from last years campout that they would like to share?
    jason
    Pics from areas nearby in previous years. Great local roads in general and places to explore on your GS. This will be my 3rd year going - always a good time.

    Mark Sliwa
    Ligonier, PA
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    any Fossils?

    Quote Originally Posted by 98805 View Post
    Pics from areas nearby in previous years. Great local roads in general and places to explore on your GS. This will be my 3rd year going - always a good time.

    Mark Sliwa
    Ligonier, PA
    '81 R80G/S
    Mark, did you find any fossils in the road cut? Always interested in finding fossils.

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    Hello,
    Anyone coming?

    We'd appreciate pre registration.

    http://www.thevuelta.com/CampoutRegistration2013.pdf

    jason
    Jason Kaplitz
    Johnstown, Pa
    Laurel Highlands BMW Riders #294

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    great website to look for events to visit while at our campout.

    http://www.laurelhighlands.org/Event

    jason
    Jason Kaplitz
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98805 View Post
    Pics from areas nearby in previous years. Great local roads in general and places to explore on your GS. This will be my 3rd year going - always a good time.

    Mark Sliwa
    Ligonier, PA
    '81 R80G/S
    I believe Mark is planning on a street/trail ride Saturday during the campout if anyone wants to ride along.

    He'll be there with his PD. Can't miss it.

    Weather forecast is GREAT.

    jason
    Jason Kaplitz
    Johnstown, Pa
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    Here's a nice link to one of our members blog.....
    Nice pictures from the campout.

    http://bmwtwisty.wordpress.com/laure...-campout-2013/
    Jason Kaplitz
    Johnstown, Pa
    Laurel Highlands BMW Riders #294

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    Another great rally weekend

    I had a great time again at the Laurel Highlands Rally. Weather was great. The fried chicken at "Our Son's Family Restaurant" in Johnstown was delicious. And no rally has a better attendance/door prize winner ratio.....
    sgtbill
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