Captain Name: Rick Aaronson
Sweep Name: TBD
Trip Destination or Event Website:
Join Us on a Fall Run to Quebec City! We'll spend a night in Montpelier, VT on the way up to Quebec City. We'll have 3 nights and 2 and a half days in QC followed by a night in Lake Placid, NY on the way home and then we'll enjoy the Fall Foliage through the Adirondack Mountains riding south on the way home.
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Departure Location: GSP Cheesequake Service Plaza (map)
Departure Time: 8:00 AM - Always arrive 15 minutes early (with a full tank and an empty bladder) for the pre-ride briefing and sign-up.
Approximate Mileage: 400 miles to destination
Types of Roads: Rural and Highway
Any fees for admission, parking, etc: Tolls, Hotels and meals
EZ-Pass Recommended?: Yes
Day 1: (Approx. 365 miles.) Ride up the GSP and the NYS Thruway (I-87) to Newburgh, NY then east on I-84 to join the Taconic Parkway north to Chatham, NY to join I-90 East into Vermont. Then north on Vermont SR7 through the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests to Montpelier, VT. Overnight hotel: Comfort Inn and Suites at Maplewood, Montpelier, VT.
Day 2: (Approx. 240 miles.) Ride north on Vermont SR14, SR15 and SR16 onto I-91 North to cross into Canada at Stanstead. Then Quebec Provincial Route 55 past Sherbrooke onto the TransCanada Highway north to Quebec City.
Days 2,3,4: Overnight hotel : Manoir D'Auteuil, Quebec City, Canada.
Day 5: (Approx. 275 miles.) Ride southwest on Quebec Provincial Route 40 to just north of Montreal and then onto Quebec Provincial Route 15 south to the US border to cross back into the USA at Blackpool. Join I-87 south to NY SR9N west onto SR86 south onto SR36 to Lake Placid. Overnight hotel: Crown Plaza, Lake Placid, NY.
Day 6: (Approx. 380 miles.) Ride west then south through the Adirondack Mountains passing Saranac Lake, Long Lake and Indian Lake; joining the NYS Thruway in Fonda, NY, then south onto I-87 to NJ SR17 to the GSP back to Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
Note Regarding Entry Into Canada: A valid, unexpired U.S. Passport is required for entry into Canada. Also, anyone with any ancient criminal violations, please research if you are able to cross into Canada. Here are two helpful websites:
Canadian Insurance Card Requirement - Canada requires one to carry (be able to provide) a separate/special, “Canadian Insurance Card” (that’s what Rider, one insurance company calls it) to enter the country. It doesn’t cost anything, it is really just a secondary, backup card/letter stating proof of current insurance from your carrier. You do have to contact your insurance carrier and request that they mail it to you. The dates that we will be in Canada are September 18 - September 21.
Meal break (Name and description): Lunch on Day 1 near Bennington, VT
Cost if fixed price:
This is a Closed Event. Chapter activities are conducted primarily for the benefit of H.O.G. Chapter members. There are two types of activities:
- Closed Events are those events open to Chapter members and one guest per member. Non-members considering joining the Chapter may ride as a guest of another member.
- Open Events are those Chapter events to open to Chapter members, National H.O.G. members and other guests as desired.
Day 1 Overnight hotel: Comfort Inn and Suites at Maplewood, in Montpelier, VT (website). The hotel’s phone number is: (802) 229-2222; their email address is: email@example.com Rate is $135.00/+ tax/nite (Ask for Jersey Shore HOG Rate).
Days 2,3,4 Overnight hotel: Manoir D'Auteuil, Quebec City (website) The hotel’s phone number is: (418) 694-1173; their email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org Rate (if still available) is $229.00 + tax (CAD)/night ($177.00 + tax (USD)/night) plus either $11. or $22. per night for parking. (A block of rooms was held up to March 15th but additional rooms will only be available if the hotel is not sold out.).
Day 5 Overnight hotel: Crowne Plaza Lake Placid (website) The hotel’s phone number is: (518) 523-2556; their email address is: CrownePlaza@reservations.ihg.com Rate is $198.00 + tax/night (Ask for Jersey Shore HOG Rate).
Hotel rooms may or may not still be available at the Jersey Shore HOG Rate. Please call to make reservations on your own and advise Rick if you plan to join the Ride.