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June 17 - 21, 2014, Bryson City, NC:  SMRI VI

  Last website update:  04-Apr-2014

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The 2014 SMRI VI dates are above.  Remember, most motels close after October and will be open by mid April.  Please confirm your reservation.  June 1 is the cut-off date for purchases.  Based upon attendee feedback, the event dates have been expanded and will always be Tuesday -> Saturday after Fathers Day.  Early arrivals may take time to visit Attractions before the scheduled events.      Click here for a map to locate Bryson City. 

                      All proceeds from  SMRI events go to helping underprivileged children in the area.


To plan effectively, June 1 is the date by which all registration and dinner sign ups need to be completed.  As time gets tight, please check back for updates both on this page and the Updates page.  Important items are flagged in red or green.

This year will mark the sixth anniversary for this event.  We need ride leaders and a ride coordinator.  Remember, we value your feedback to keep improving this event:  It is your event!  Use the email link below for comments or if you want to  volunteer to help run this event, press the Volunteer tab on top of page for more infomation

 * To register for the SMRI, and the events, Click Here  

If you registered but are not listed on the attendance page as attending the  Parking lot party, Fish fry or Ryans and want to attend these event(s) Click here

*To cancel your registration for the SMRI or the Parking Lot Party or Ryans  Click Here

Scheduled rides for 2014Arrive at least 20 minutes before departure time.

The condensed schedule is below; click here for the detailed schedule. (all events subject to change & modifications)

 Day  Event, Location & Time
Tues, June 17 Unsupervised rides
"                 " SMRI Volunteers  get together  at  Steve's House
Wed, June 18 Guided ride to Ducktown Copper basin Museum www.ducktownbasinmuseum.com and Lunch in town  9 am. Unsupervised rides also
Thurs, June 19 Supervised rides  9 am  Steve will lead a guided ride to Mingo Falls in Cherokee
"                  " Fish Fry  (Morgan Park )  & Horseshoe tournament time TBD
Fri, June 20 Guided rides  9 am TBD
"              " Parking Lot Welcome Party  (Gracey Manor) time 6pm  Silent Auction time TBD
Sat June 21 Guided ride to Hot Springs  9 am  TBD Unsupervised rides also
"              " Departure Dinner at  Ryan's Steak House, Sylva NC   time TBD

Planning Stage - for the ladies "Ladies Day Out" to go shopping at thrift and antique stores and stopping for lunch on two different days TBD

Additional rides are on the Updates page.   

A note on rides:  Gracey Manor is the meeting place to ride, but not all rides will have assigned leaders.  So that all may have time to enjoy the activities, we suggest that groups leave [kickstands up] by 9 AM [or earlier] to have afternoon downtime before the evening events.  Arrive 20 minutes before departure time.  Print out rides you want to take beforehand.

Welcome Visitor
Please use or contact Gary at (813) 601-2804 for further information or questions regarding the Smoky Mountain Ride In

Just a clarification on the name and purpose:  We do not want to get involved with insurance or other legal ramifications.  This is just a group of riders coming together, and if it becomes more than that, we will respectfully decline being involved in organizing a future event.  While this event supports a local children's charity, your participation is voluntary.  You are responsible for yourself, and the organizers assume no legal responsibilities.

*A note to entertainers and vendors:  If you are expecting to come here to make big money, this is not your event.  Everything is run by volunteers who receive no compensation.  If you want to volunteer, then contact us and your message will be routed accordingly.

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