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If you've ever ridden the RAMAPO 500, or a 2 day dual-sport event... this is the same concept.

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This is for ALL RIDERS, ALL BIKES... A two day 450 mile ride with overnight. 225 miles a day. Beautiful backroads, NJ, NY, PA. Not a parade ride, riders come and go as they please from our start point...

The premise is simple.We provide you with 450 miles of amazing roads, throw in a free night of camping, provide a hearty dinner and maybe breakfast, then invite 199 of your fellow riders. All for under 50 bucks! Be part of the inaugural run. The ride starts and ends at the Pic-a-Lilli inn on Rt. 206 in Shamong, NJ. Make plans to attend this annual ride through NJ, NY and PA.

Email [email protected] for more info.

Pic-a-Lilli Inn (Great food, Wings, etc.. BTW)
866 Rt 206, Hammonton, New Jersey 08088


Yours truly has laid out the ride (ride-captain, VP,newsletter editor and AMA compliance officer..Sheesh!)
 

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Little more info, BACKROADS MAGAZINE had asked for "Press Release" so one of our members (our webmaster) wrote this up:

Press Release
Dates announced for inaugural running of the New Sweden 450
Motorcycle touring weekend looks to highlight some of the best roads in NJ, NY and PA
Southern New Jersey, May 17, 2018: New Sweden BMW Riders, a local riding club based in south jersey since 1981 is trying to dispel the myth that there are no “good” roads in the Delaware Valley! South Jersey has long been thought of as straight and flat when discussing riding on a motorcycle. Phil Levin, VP and Ride Captain of New Sweden he has been riding long enough to know where to find them. Phil has created a string of roads originating in Shamong, NJ and winding up through northern NJ, NY, PA and back again. The chosen route will put an ear to ear smile on any rider’s face. The roads that were selected are hidden gems that stay away from interstates and heavily congested primary roads. Over hill and dale, riders will be blown away by the roads and scenery. Detailed route sheets will be handed out during registration and GPS downloads will be available as well. The route sheet will also highlight fuel stops and local eateries along the way. This is not a parade ride. Entrants can ride with friends, as a group or solo. Modeled after the famous Ramapo 500, this ride will expose local riders to this type of touring event and hopefully get them to participate in the Ramapo 500 as well. The New Sweden 450 offers miles of great roads, a night of camping up north, dinner and a quick breakfast, plus awards, prizes and surprises for under 50 bucks. For those riders who do not prefer to camp, the Barryville, NY area has plenty of other overnight options (not included in entry fee). More information can be found at 450.nsbmwr.com. Discounted admission fee is available when registering before May 3, 2014 and is limited to 200 riders. The New Sweden 450 starts and finishes at the Pic-a-Lilli Inn. All makes are welcome. This event is AMA sanctioned.
 

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Thanks Beez, it's "modeled" after the Ramapo 500 ride...

A few in our Beemer club haven ridden it (Ramapo 500) and thought, "why not do our own?"

I gotta say, it has been a PIA putting it together... we had a heck of a time getting on the same page with the campground we're using, the owner was a bit "flaky". (to put it mildly)

I've also spent countless hours putting the ride together and making the ride sheet (manually mostly) in Excel... The whole thing is basically been put together by myself and two others.. so it has been a lot of work... not sure if it is worth it! ;-/
 

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may 17,2018? you sure do plan ahead.
 

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Phil,

I would love to do this. Unfortunately, my law firm retreat is that weekend.

Bummer.:cry:
 
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