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When: Thursday, June 18 - Monday, June 22, 2020
Where: Maggie Valley, NC
Host hotel: Holiday Motel


This year we are in Maggie Valley. We are a small-ish ( 60-75 bikes, 60 - 95 attendees) gathering of like minded riders who enjoy a layed-back, informal, no-drama, get together in the heart of the greatest roads east of the Mississippi.

Registration and more information can be found at website: Tribal Thunder

Registration price has been simplified, but basically - $40 per bike rider, $60 for two-up. Children under 12 free. This includes a catered BBQ dinner plus much more. We are non-profit. Any income over expenses goes to local charity (in the past we donated to Cherokee Nation, and Boy Scouts). Like before, ordering of T-Shirts are separate and extra, but delivered at check-in.

Join us for four days and nights of fun, brotherhood, BBQ, fireside socials, games, pool parties, and more. Make new and lasting friends, or catch up with old friends from Pow Wows past. Our host hotel (A Holiday Motel) is a favorite among bikers, in Maggie Valley, owned by great people who also ride. Rooms are inexpensive, an old school motor court motel, and has an outdoor pool, picnic tables, fire pit, and more. We'll have a large tent set up to provide shade from the sun or hide from the rain.

The Blue Rdge Parkway (BRP) is only 4 miles away. Cherokee and entrance to Smokey Mountain National Park is 17 miles away. Nearby are lehendary riding routes, including, Tail of the Dragon, the Snake, the Rattler, the Moonshiner, the Diamondback, and a dozen others. We'll have organized rides for both advanced and novice skill sets. Each group will be limited to 10 people max, for comfort and safety. Multiple groups may go on same route to accommodate popular choices.

Registration Includes:
  • Smoke Signals Party - catered BBQ Dinner, Prizes and Awards
  • Landing Party - Cookout & Outdoor Movie - "Easy Rider" in HD
  • Peace Pipe Social - campfire, beer, cigars and 'Smores' and tall tales
  • Pool Party - Pizza, Beer & Outdoor Movie - "World's Fastest Indian"
  • Pow Wow Token
  • And maybe a free breakfast, budget permitting
Host Hotel Info:
The entire hotel has been blocked for our event - ONLY 24 rooms are available, so book early! Cost is $80 - $90 per night. Room reservation are cancellable up to 4 days before event. You must register for the event before you can reserve a host hotel room (done by special website access, which I will send to you). Two other hotels are across the street with normal reservation procedures and pricing.

Other Nearby Hotels:
Travel Lowes Motel (budget prices)
(828) 926-1732
3194 Soco Road
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
[email protected]

Comfort Inn (from $127)
3282 Soco Road
Maggie Valley, NC 28751

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I just found out that on the same weekend and across the street from the host motel is a Swap Meet and Camaro/Firebird gathering. Should be a fun walk across the road!
 

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"When: Thursday, June 18 - Monday, June 22, 2019"

EskimoQuinn -- you mean 2020 correct? ;)
 

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Me too. We've got some great rides planned, outdoor movie nights, BBQ Dinner included in registration, 40' tent (in case of rain), and a ton of other things.
 

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Really looking forward to this event! - john
 

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What airport is nearest? Looks like I might be back in IL for the spring so Tony could ride out and I would have to meet up there.
 

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What airport is nearest? Looks like I might be back in IL for the spring so Tony could ride out and I would have to meet up there.
  1. Asheville Regional Airport (31.8 miles / 51.2 kilometers)
  2. McGhee Tyson Airport (54.3 miles / 87.4 kilometers)
  3. Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport (65.7 miles / 105.8 kilometers)
  4. Tri-Cities Regional Airport (76.6 miles / 123.3 kilometers)
 

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Hey Quinn, hope you are well.

When will the t-shirt link be up for orders?
 

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For Everyone -
So far, we still plan to gather for the 4th Annual Indian Motorcycle Pow Wow.
If canceled, all registration fees WILL BE refunded at that time. No penalties will be incurred by Holiday Motel. Don't be afraid to register now, the motel can still fill up.

If we decide to cancel, it will be in late May - several factors would determine this.
1. Pandemic status across the country.
2. Travel restrictions and/or Stay-at-Home mandates.
3. Status of Covid-19 in North Carolina, especially in Maggie Valley
4. Personal health status of the majority of attendees.

By June 18, I expect most areas will be in decline of danger, if not out of danger. However that depends on how responsible folks will be between now and then. I'm an optimist and see lemonade out of the current lemons. Just think - we can have one helluva party come June 18 !
 
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