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The Rebel Yell II – September 2018
September 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - September 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Event Fee – Per Person $30
Primitive Tent Camping Sites Are $10 Per Night
Eight RV Sites Are Available (No Hook-ups) $20/Night
Registration links are located at the bottom of this page.
The BMW Motorcycle Owners of Alabama are pleased to announce this upcoming event that will be held at the historic Old York Farms in Oakman which is near Jasper, AL. This unique event is designed for both on road and off road enthusiasts. Old York Farms has a storied history. The site features more than 20 old buildings including a steakhouse, gift shop and western store. Described by historians as being ‘as authentic as you can get’, Old York shines with the ghost of the Confederacy and the old West. Nestled in the foothills of south Walker County, York was the original site of the town’s first Post Office where in 1862, Confederate troops were sworn in and was located in the rustic white house in the center of the heritage park. For nearly a century and a half, the Corry’s have resided on the acreage in and around Old York. In its day, York was a mecca for coal mining activities. Five saloons sprang up with the addition of the railroad – and one such watering hole – the Chamborden Saloon, is recreated, complete with the original bar, liquor cabinets and mirror.
Begin arriving any time after noon Friday September 14th and pitch your tent for the weekend. Join us in the Chamborden Saloon at 5:30 to kick off the festivities. At 6:30 we will gather at the Bull Pen Steakhouse where our group will be seated together in a private room. Dinner is on your own and we’ll order from their regular menu. After dinner we’ll return to the saloon for an evening social and ride planning meeting for the Saturday rides.
Saturday will be ride day! Both the on road and off road rides will leave promptly on Saturday morning at 9AM.
The street riders will be divided into two groups due to size and ride style. Same route, just different riding styles. The route will take you through some of the best roads in northwest AL. And there is a planned lunch stop at Nesmith’s Hamburgers in downtown Moulton (listed on the 100 places in AL to eat before you die) and a favorite stop for club members for years. The ride will return back to Old York around 3:30 or so.
The off road route will include some awesome dirt and forest service type roads that will be BIG bike friendly. This ride will wind its way through the woods and back roads of the area and will return back to Old York by about 3:30.
Saturday night we will return to the Bull Pen Steakhouse 5 PM for dinner and afterward gather in the saloon once again where we will be entertained with a live jam type session with some of our own club members and local musicians. Don’t miss this part!
Please note Old York Farms is located in Walker County which is dry. Alcohol is permitted on Old York property but there are no sales there or even close by. Therefore please be aware that if you prefer an adult beverage, you must bring these along with you. We will have some limited cooler space available but it will be best if you can care for your own provisions. And I know with the wealth of experience in this group that should not be an issue!
Hotel Attendees – If you require lodging other than tents or RV’s there are several hotels located in Jasper with the closest being the Sleep Inn which is located 13 miles from Old York Farms at Exit 65 on I-22
Tent Campers – Tent camping will be on soft grass around a large cedar tree directly in front of the saloon. Restrooms will be close by. Showers may or may not be available as the park is coming out of hibernation from the winter so please be advised of this.
RV Campers – There are several unimproved sites available some of which have 110v power, water and sewer. Several sites also have 110v power only. So there will not be enough power to run AC units. RV’s please be prepared to “boondock”.
We will be collecting the event fee and camping fees at the time of registration and will remit the total to management on departure. If you plan to pay with cash at the gate instead of using a credit card in advance online, we ask that you please make sure to have cash available in several denominations to make it easier on the cashier! Credit cards cannot be used at the gate.
Meals at the steakhouse will be on your own and they will accept cash or credit card for those purchases.
This event is an open club event and will be perfect for one up, two up or even non riders. The Rebel Yell has been in the planning stages for almost a year and promises to be a lot of fun.
In order for us to give the steakhouse heads up, make sure you register using one of the links below. You may contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 205.915.5188.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Vance and Mari