THE LONG ROAD 2019
The gypsies have a word, “Lungo Drom,” which translates into English as “Long Road.” Anytime there’s a road trip involved, there are promises and possibilities in the lessons that are only taught when you escape the rational and boot up for a long ride.
The Long Road is not a cross-country gut check race but it is a perfect fit for our chopper subculture. It is a chance to connect with old friends and make new ones.
To paraphrase Rat Man Dave,
“I can be in the middle of 50,000 people at a motorcycle event, but when I’m at Smokeout after Long Road, I’m with family.”
Kick Stands Up - The Long Road is not a group ride where we all line up for a kick-stands-up ceremony, it’s a gypsy ride which means you can ride with a few friends, a group or take off by yourself at 5:00am or 10:00am.
Long Road Medallion + Load Road Lounge - During Smokeout, the first-time riders will be presented with the highly coveted, serial numbered, Long Road medallion which will be used to gain access to the fabulous Long Road Lounge which serves as our home base for all Long Road medallion holders and their friends. At the sign-in on Sunday evening, everyone will receive the 2019, 11th ride, Long Road t-shirt, map and map case. We will also have a list of repair shops located along the daily routes.
Start at Natchez, Mississippi - The Long Road party starts this year on June 9th in Natchez, Mississippi at Plantation Park. The next day we follow the “Blues Trail” along the Mississippi River to Clarksdale, where we can catch some live blues at Ground Zero Blues Club. Tuesday morning we head to Lynchburg, Tennessee for an after-hours tour of Jack Daniels Distillery. Wednesday, June 12th, we ride the Tail of the Dragon before camping on the grounds of Wheels Through Time Museum. Thursday we end up at the Riders Roost Motorcycle Resort in Ferguson, NC. Friday, we have only a three hour ride to the 20th edition of the greatest chopper event on earth, The Smokeout!
More Details Soon - Watch for more details on Long Road costs, campground information, hotels and more about the recommended routes on www.smokeoutrally.com, SmokeOut Rally FB page, Legion of the Long Road FB as well as Instagram.
The registration fee will remain at $35. per person this year, this covers the printing of shirts, maps, map cases etc…
Make your check out to “Mike Allen,” write your t-shirt size in the memo section on your checks and mail them to me at:
Mike Allen, PO Box 742, Canon City, Colorado 81215