Speed Deluxe Vintage Adventures

Vintage 500

This event is perfect for those who want to enjoy vintage motorcycles, great people, and beautiful scenery over a long weekend. 

Interested? Read more below and sign up using the form at the bottom of the page.

Vintage 500

September 18-20, 2020

~500 miles

$350 total
$100 deposit due on registration
Balance of $250 due 6 weeks prior to start of ride.

We started our Vintage 1000 event in 2015, and since then, we’ve had requests to host a shorter similar event. Hence, the Vintage 500 was born, and 2019 was the first year this event was offered.

The route starts in Chattanooga, then travels into the mountains of Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina. This ride is truly fantastic, ranging from deep in the forest to riding through beautiful valleys surrounded by mountains.

format

The route is fully mapped by us. Navigation is by roll chart (roll charts are provided – you have to provide your own roll chart holder). No GPS. Camping at pre-selected and pre-reserved campgrounds (different campground each night). Your registration fee covers the support vehicles, camping, food and beverages, and maps. You will be responsible for paying for your own gas, parts, and any additional food/beverages.

There is a maximum of 20 paid riders, who are divided into smaller groups for riding. This helps keep the group moving while providing group support when needed. However, expect to be in the saddle for 8 to 12 hours a day.

The riders’ meeting occurs at 7 am the Friday morning of the event, and we arrive back in Chattanooga mid-late afternoon on Sunday. 

rules

  • All bikes must be manufactured before 1981. There is no limit on how much the bike costs.
  • Your bike must be street legal, registered, and insured. You must have a valid motorcycle license.
  • Suspension can only be upgraded with components available before 1980 or new replacement parts with the same travel specs. So, upgraded rear shocks are ok, front end swaps manufactured before 1980 are ok. Monoshock conversions are not ok.
  • Everything you need for the weekend (excluding cooking equipment and food) must be carried on your bike: clothes, camping gear, tools, spare parts etc….

additional info

Refunds

Deposit is transferable to another person but not refundable.

4-6 weeks from the event – $150 refund
Less than 4 weeks to the event – $0 refund
At any time, you can transfer your registration to another person.

Support

One support vehicle follows close to the trail, and the other goes from camp to camp, prepares all the food, and can be used to pick up parts or supplies for bike repairs.

Each riding group will be supplied with a Garmin InReach Satellite tracker to communicate with the support vehicle and for medical help, if needed.

Food

Jason, co-owner of the Bitter Alibi and Daily Ration restaurants in Chattanooga, caters the meals.

Included is a hot breakfast, packed lunch and snacks, evening meal, and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Breakfast and evening meals are served at camp.

It's time for a weekend of motorcycling fun.

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