June 17 - 21, 2014, Bryson City, NC: SMRI VI
Last website update: 20-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.
Scheduled rides for 2014. Arrive 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.
|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.