Skip to content

USCA Sidecar Forum

For some extra information about navigating the forum you can go to Forum Tips

Please or Register to create posts and topics.

2017 National Rally

PreviousPage 2 of 5Next

Keep trying the camp ground - they haven't returned any of my messages. Corning, New York. Great area for looking around.
Guess the campground won't open for reservations until Spring.

This will be my first sidecar rally if in NYS even though I've been running a sidecar for years. We'll see...... ?

I have friends who are getting older like myself with a two wheeler and some like my self a three wheeler. I'm encouraging them to consider a sidecar. I believe it's much better than a three wheeler (know several friends with three wheeler accidents).

Being from the Syracuse, NY area this might be something that gets the sidecar concept off the ground here? We really need to promote this in our local clubs etc. (Legion Hall, VFW, church, music festivals)

Maybe some of the local bike shops will add sidecar setups?

Can anyone provide any information about when a registration form for this rally is likely to be available and some information about what the tentative schedule is for the rally? One of the main things I would like to know is how much, if anything, would likely be happening on Sunday, 7/30/17?

rogersfr, am not speaking on behalf of this year's rally organizers, but traditionally the Rally highlight is Friday and Saturday. Sunday most people are packing up and heading back home.

Where on the campgrounds is the rally headquarters? I'm trying to decide which campsites to reserve. Thanks!

From what I understand it is the grassy area along the front of the campground next to the trout stream. Are you on the Ferenbaugh website. You can see the map of the campground.

Camp map attached

Attached files

map_campsites.pdf (2 MB) 

Doug "Rain Man" Plotner 2nd Thief M/M chapter coordinator Eastern Panhandle WV USCA #8789 01 883C Sportster /Velorex combo 95 Ultra Classic Electra Glide /California Friendship combo Iron Butt Association member

Yes. I was wondering which campsite to reserve. I may have another fellow coming with us that has never been past St. Louis! He's really excited about going. We'll see what the summer brings. Thanks for the info.

Does anyone have the email address of Ferenbaugh Campground? The email link, at least on my computer, wants me to set up a new account through Windows. No thanks.

the email addy is...

Thanks, Al.

Can"t seem to be able to contact the Ferenbaugh camp grounds. 2017 Rally. Have left phone mesg and e-mail.
Hopefully some one will get back to me soon. I'll let the forum know when they do. Have a great day! Starting to ride here! (salt dust is not good!)

In the area for rates on their website, it says they are only open from 4/15 through 10/31 so I'm assuming that's why no one is answering messages or returning calls.

For all you [us] non-campers...

Larry has set up an agreed rate at the Econo Lodge in Painted Post, about 8 miles from the campground. According to the desk clerk, they are undergoing a face lift and the rooms are all being redone with new carpet and fixtures. OK, that's according to the desk clerk but it's the best info I have. I don't know what the rates are yet but I'm expecting something in the $85-$95 range.

Don't call until Tuesday! The group rate hasn't been activated yet. Hopefully, Larry can do that on Monday.

There are both closer and nicer places to stay but the rates are running around $150/night. Priceline has some offers in the $130's but this is an "event weekend" so those rooms might be really scarce.

'See you in Corning!

Al is right on rates but I think it is Americas Best Value Inn. The rates are $84 per night with an extra $10 for pets. I hope to have more solid info today or tomorrow.

Will is right about the motel. We started started talking with the EconoLodge but got a better deal with America's Best Value Inn. The block of rooms is still not available but should be by tomorrow. I'll post all the information when rooms can actually be booked.

See you in Corning!

Our room block is now available at the Americas Best Value Inn in Painted Post, NY. Painted Post is contiguous with Corning.

Americas Best Value Inn
196 S Hamilton St
Painted Post, NY 14870
(607) 962-2456

The negotiated rate is $84/night plus tax. If you have trouble getting the rate or with availability ask to talk with Marcy. [But you shouldn't need to]

'See you in Corning!

Reservation made. See all y'all in July Thanks Duncan

2011 R1200GS + EML CT2001

Thanks Al for posting that info. When I gave the reservations lady the dates, she immediately said, "Oh, are you with the sidecar group?" Got the $84 a night rate. Looking forward to a great rally, the area looks like it has some great sidecar roads.

Heard a rumor about something very near and dear to sidecar rally attendees....... ICE CREAM! There is a great little place for ice cream in town, even has a non-dairy frozen dessert.

Am planning to arrive Wednesday, July 26th.

Hi Everyone:
There are 4 lists of information for the National Rally in 4 new threads. These are for other campgrounds and lodging, local and New York points of interest and local eateries. I hope you can open these and make a copy to bring with you or load on other devices to bring with you to the rally. If you can't open them email me and I will send you something that will work. See you at the rally.

PreviousPage 2 of 5Next