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                          June 23 - 27, 2015, Bryson City, NC:  SMRI VII Last website update:  22-Jun-2015


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The 2015 SMRI VII dates are above.  Remember, most motels close after October and will be open by mid April.  Please confirm your reservation.    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.


 Register Now  -Registration now closed for the BBQ. There will be a few extra BBQ dinners ordered . 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. You can still attend the Ride in  Parking lot Party & Ryan's and participate in the rides.

This year will mark the seventh 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 information

 * 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, Catered Barbecue or Ryan's 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 2015Arrive 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 23 Unsupervised rides
"   6:00 PM   " Volunteer Organizational get-together and Cookout to be held at Steve's house 6:00 PM All Volunteers, Ride leaders and interested volunteers are invited. Gary will Depart from Gracey Manor at 5:30 PM to lead ride to Steve's House at the Smoky Mountain Country Club. Please RSVP  at steve.vergo@att.net
Wed, June 24 9:00 am Supervised ride to Bush Beans tour (Lunch Optional)  - Gary Baker  Uclick here  for more info
"                 " TBD
Thurs, June 25 9:00 am Supervised Rides
  Gary's Ride

Ladies day Out - On Thursday and Friday, Gayle Baker will host a ladies day off for the ladies who want to take a day off for shopping and lunch. She will be doing this at different towns in the area.

Thurs June 25 10am Tom's picnic ride - "Tom would like to lead a group to the Heintooga Overlook picnic area for a good old fashioned picnic in the woods on top of the mountain. It's just 9 miles off of the Blue Ridge Parkway up a paved road. Everyone bring picnic appropriate food...sandwiches, chips, drinks cookies, chicken, etc...and for more variety engage in some generous sharing and swapping...uh, just food. No limit on group size but we will break up into smaller groups en-route for safety. I'm shooting for Thursday weather permitting. As this is a lunch ride of only about an hour I'm saying KSU at 10:00am from Gracey Manor."
 Thurs  6:00PM            

Parking Lot Party, Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Vegi-plate Chili, Drinks  - (Donations encouraged)*  Silent Auction , Entertainment

* All Procedes are used to purchase Christmas presents for the Children of Swain County. click here  for more info

Fri, June 26 Supervised Rides
9:00AM Shorty's " Pretty Place Ride"
"              " Ladies day Out - On Thursday and Friday, Gayle Baker will host a ladies day off for the ladies who want to take a day off for shopping and lunch. She will be doing this at different towns in the area.
 Fri 6:00 PM Catered Barbecue  $10.00  per person click here   for more info
Sat June 27 Supervised Rides
"                  " TBD
"              " Going Away Party at Ryan's


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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