20th Annual Delaware Valley Norton Riders Gathering of the Nortons
April 28, 2013
10:00AM - 3:00PM
Washington Crossing State Park, PA
More info here.
2013 Save a Horse (Ride a Norton) INOA Rally
July 15 to 19, 2013
The rally will be held in Buffalo, Wyoming, on the east side of the Big Horn Mountains and in the middle of one of the most historic parts of the Western U.S. Here the likes of Generals George Armstrong Custer and George Crook, Indian leaders such as Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, and Outlaws like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid made their marks and rode into history.
Buffalo is also centrally located near some of the most spectacular National Parks in the United States. You you will find Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton NP, Wind Cave NP, Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore National Monument, The Devils Tower NM, and Jewel Cave NM all within a half day's drive of the rally site. One person who is coming to the rally has reported that he and his family are planning on spending some time in the Badlands National Park, just east of the Black Hills, on their way to the rally. That's a great idea and I encourage everyone to look at their route coming and going to see what places they can include in their trip.
At the rally, we will be offering several official rides with ride leaders and several self-guided optional rides. We have lunch planned on two of the rides (lunch tickets will be sold at sign-in for those who want them) and at least two of the rides would be conducive to non-riding family members meeting the group for lunch. On Tuesday the ride will be fairly local and lunch will be at Storey, Wyoming, which is 12 miles north of Buffalo. At Storey there are several historic sites to see as well as a very pretty fish hatchery to visit. Feeding the huge trout at the hatchery is always popular with kids. Wednesday the ride will take us over the Bighorn Mountains and the 9600 foot Powder River Pass. The main Thursday ride will go to the Little Bighorn Battlefield. It's about a 1.5 hour drive in a car for non-riders to get to the Battlefield where lunch will be available as well as time to tour the scene of the most iconic Indian/Army battle of the westward expansion.
Downtown Sheridan, Wyoming, is 35 miles north of Buffalo and has many old stone buildings and a plethora of shopping opportunities. One of our non-riders is talking about organizing a car trip to Sheridan on one day to tour the city and check out the shops. There are also some nice Museums in Sheridan where you can see how ranchers of the late 1800s lived.
On-line registration is now available!More info here.