NEW ENGLAND MUSCLEBIKE MUSEUM
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The museum sponsors Muscle bike rides about every 3 weeks during the nice weather. Most of the rides will be in a local city and will take in dinner and bar hopping all on vintage bikes. If interested, Email me at jgbarnard@aol.com.

Listed here are events we plan to attend this year: 2011



Our friend Rob Bareiss in New London is doing a series of bike rides in the New London area.
Click on this link for his list of events. New London Rides

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ZOMBIE PUB CRAWL IN HARTFORD!


Dont' miss the
Second Annual Zombie Pup Crawl in Hartford!
This is our official Fall Bar Hop... For those of you that have been asking for a Fall Pub Crawl.. This is it...
So.. come one, come all...

Friday night 10/21/11 we will be meeting 150 of our closest Zombie friends in Hartford CT.. To take over the hood... arrrrrrggg...
Bring your musclebike and help conquer the town...
We will be meeting at Jim's business in Bloomfield after work to put on our makeup. (5:30 - 6:30)
Feel free to MEAT us at the business to put on makeup Or MEAT us in Hartford. Here is the list of bars and meeting times (stay tuned for updates)
You can hook up with us at any of the bars

PATH OF THE ZOMBIE CRAWL:

7:00 - 8:00 Pigs Eye Pub - 356 Asylum St
8:00 - 8:45 Pour House - 103 Allyn St
8:45 - 9:30 Coach's Tavern - 201 Ann St
9:30 - 10:15 City Steam Brewery - 942 Main St
10:15 - 11:15 Mckinnon's Irish Pub - 114 Asylum St
11:15 - 12:00 The Tavern Down Town - 100 Allyn St
12:00 - Last call!! Black Bear saloon - 187 Allyn St

Lets have some fun!!!! And YES ZOMBIE COSTUMES ARE REQUIRED!!!!
Call Wanda if you have any questions 860-748-5111

Rain cancels.. Please call if you have any doubts



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SIMSBURY MEMORIAL DAY PARADE


Join us on our annual Memorial Day Parade in Simsbury CT.
We will be meeting at Jim Barnards house at 7 Richard Rd. in Simsbury and riding
to the parade from there.
Bring your flags, and fun loving attitude.
This is a great parade!! Tons of people come out to watch it is such a blast!

Meeting at Jim's house at 12:00.

Please Contact Jim at the below e-mail or phone number below if you are planning on joining us
Please contact Jim at jgbarnard@aol.com
Or call him at (860) 670-4501 for more details and to confirm that you are coming.



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NORTHAMPTON BAR HOP


Come join us on our annual Spring Bar Hop around the charming city of Northampton.
Enjoy the brew pubs, martini bars and many fine drinking establishments around the city.
Dine on some of the best ribs in the area or maybe the Indian House for the
BEST Indian food in the area.

Bicycle tours of the local campus's, races, wheelie contests, good dinner & watering spots are being planned even as you read
this.

We will be meeting at 4 pm in Northhampton at The Bishops Lounge, 41 Strong Ave
(I believe on the 3rd floor bar, it has A wrought iron balcony)



Please Contact Jim at the below e-mail or phone number below if you are planning on joining us
Please contact Jim at jgbarnard@aol.com
Or call him at (860) 670-4501 for more details and to confirm that you are coming.

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SIMSBURY MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Join us on our annual Memorial Day Parade in Simsbury CT.
We will be meeting at Jim Barnards house at 7 Richard Rd. in Simsbury and riding
to the parade from there.
Bring your flags, and fun loving attitude.
This is a great parade!! Tons of people come out to watch it is such a blast!

Meeting at Jim's house at 11:30.

Please Contact Jim at the below e-mail or phone number below if you are planning on joining us
Please contact Jim at jgbarnard@aol.com
Or call him at (860) 670-4501 for more details and to confirm that you are coming.

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HOME TOWN PARADE IN EAST HAMPTON CT


We will be meeting at our friend, Steve's house and riding down to the parade route
Bring a fun attitude & strong legs. This town really knows how to have a parade!!
You will never ride in a better parade.

Old Home Day Parade is July 9th. Parade starts @ 11:00.
Meet at 16 Spice Hill Dr. East Hampton CT - be there between 10 and 10:30.


Fair weather only. If it rains we will NOT be riding!
Please contact Jim at jgbarnard@aol.com
Or call him at (860) 670-4501 for more details and to confirm that you are coming.

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ANNUAL BAR HOP BEFORE THE SWAP RIDE

The Annual Bar Hop in Hartford before the Swap Meet is back.
Meet time is 5 PM at the carousel in Bushnell Park, Hartford CT
Bring your bike lock.
Dinner at Sally's about 7:30.
Extracurricular activities to follow.
Contact info is as follows:
Home phone - 658-0515
Cell phone 690-2162
This one is always a biggie.

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NORTHEAST BICYCLE SWAP MEET

Pencil us in for the 6th Annual Northeast Bicycle Swap Meet in Bloomfield CT.
The Swap Meet features features all varites of vintage bikes and bike parts.
Over 40 Vendors come from all over the northeast.
Food is available all day. The band the Clams will be playing.
For a special treat vintage motorcycles will be displaying at the show


Please contact Jim at jgbarnard@aol.com
Or call him at (860) 670-4501 for more details and to confirm that you are coming.



CANCELLED

SORRY FOLKS....THIS RIDE IS BEING CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER.

"Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries."~ James A. Michener

Yes, folks, it is that time of year again... Time for our annual Halloween Bar Hop..
Yes, folks, I do believe that it has been rained out four years in a row. (Frankly, I'm hurt that you're counting).


But remember folks what the famous Dale Carnegie said about perseverance..
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
~ Dale Carnegie

So yes, it has been a very rainy fall. Yes, we may get rained out again, but remember what Winston Churchill said...
"If you are going through hell, keep going." ~ Winston Churchill


Hmmmm.... rats, that's not the saying that I wanted.
Hang on, let me go to the web & find something appropriate

Found one...
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...
than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight
that knows not victory nor defeat."
~ Theodore Roosevelt

OR...
Lao Tzu Motivational Quotation:
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
~ Lao Tzu

So... Come join us on our annual Halloween Bar Hop around the charming city of Northampton.
Enjoy the brew pubs, martini bars and many fine drinking establishments around the city.
Dine on some of the best restaurants in the area.
Costumes are optional. FYI... all of the really cool folks will be wearing costumes.

Bicycle tours of the local campus's, city streets & bars are being planned even as you read
this.


We will be meeting at 4 pm in Northhampton at The Bishops Lounge, 41 Strong Ave
(I believe on the 3rd floor bar, it has A wrought iron balcony)
Keep in touch regarding the weather. Rain WILL cancel this event.

Please Contact Jim at the below e-mail or phone number below if you are planning on joining us

Please contact Jim at jgbarnard@aol.com
Or call him at (860) 670-4501 or (860) 651-5229 for more details and to confirm that you are coming.


BIKE CRUISE & PUB CRAWL

Hey all RIDERS
The Muscle Bike Museum in conjunction with YH (Yeshoney Productions and Planning ) bring you the Northeasts largest Bike cruise/Pub Crawl/Swap Meet and generally good time!
The Cruise will be the afternoon and evening of August 22 followed by an early morning wake up call to come buy and swap your rusty crusty or just generally good bike parts the next day.
Jim Barnards Muscle Bike Museum is the locale for the Swap and Hartford, CT will be the ending point of our pub crawl.

THE EVENING RIDE WILL MEET BETWEEN 5 AND 5:30 AT THE CAROUSEL IN HARTFORD
BRING YOU OWN BIKE. JOE DOES NOT HAVE ANY TO LEND.

This years ride will be two part and will start with an afternoon ride along the Farmington Rails for Trails - Starting point and time is TBD.
For those of you coming down early you are free to stop by my house in Simsbury to chat and have a brew before and after the ride departs.
Contact me for directions and details.
Contact JOE for any other info.
Sound Good? Hope so! It was a blast last year and this year promises to be better!
TFGNJRG@aol.com
Cell - 860-690-2162
Thanks, Joe
Northeast Bicycle Swap Meet
Sunday, August 23, 2009
7am to 4pm (6 am setup)
Rain or Shine

Free Admission

Vendor table with vehicle space: $30
Vendor table with vehicle and trailer, or large truck space: $40

NEW THIS YEAR!!! We will be having a bike corral with three People's choice Trophy's - Rat Rides, Muscle Bikes and Ballooners!!

So bring out your favorite bikes and show them off!

More info at: http://OldRoads.com/swap

Food
Bicycles
Parts
Tools
Motorized Bicycles/Mopeds
And FREE ADMISSION to the New England Musclebike Museum which has the
largest display of Musclebikes anywhere.

Details and Registration form (register on-line or print and mail
registration)
at http://OldRoads.com/swap

Hosted at the New England Musclebike Museum
8 Peters Rd.
Bloomfield, Connecticut 06002

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NORTHEAST BICYCLE SWAP MEET

Pencil us in for the 7th Annual Northeast Bicycle Swap Meet in Bloomfield CT.

The Swap Meet features features all varites of vintage bikes and bike parts.
Over 40 Vendors come from all over the northeast.
Food is available all day.

Local Bands will be playing for your listening pleasure.

Swap meet opens at 7am & runs until around 4pm.
FOX 61 BIKE RIDE - HARTFORD CT


Hey Friends, It's time to polish your MUSCLE BIKE, comb your hair. put on a clean shirt
and for Gods sake brush you teeth to a pearly white.

The New England Muscle Bicycle Museum is sponsoring a ride in Hartford, CT. at 2pm on Sunday, April 29.
Fox 61 TV will be doing a story on this ride, so we want to have a lot of people attending.
The plan is:

*Assemble 2pm in the Bushnell Park at the Carrousel.

*Clams play 3 songs commando style at 3pm on the band shell
(muscle bike music video for youtube, Cathy will film this)

*Skidding contest on Founders Bridge 3:30pm (We need a volunteer skid spotter)

* Wheelie Contest by clock on Constitution Plaza (We need a wheelie drop marker)

*Get Booze and terrorize the city that always sleeps

What it is: We ride muscle (banana) bicycles from the 60's and 70's.
Modern retro muscle bikes are OK.
We will get you a rider if you want to come and don't have your own.
Those of you who have them, bring them and ride them.
We find it fun and funny to get together and relive our youth spent on these vintage bicycles and celebrate
the joy of the freedom that this first form of transportation gave us.

Please send your name, occupation and town for inclusion on the list for the TV report.

Please contact Jim at jgbarnard@aol.com
Or call him at (860) 670-4501 or (860) 651-5229 for more details and to confirm that you are coming.

To be included or for More info?: Wanda at wanda9243@aol.com or 860 871 9243


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"Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination. " ~ Unknown Author
SIMSBURY MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

Join us on our annual Memorial Day Parade in Simsbury CT.
We will be meeting at Jim Barnards house at 7 Richard Rd. in Simsbury and riding
to the parade from there.
Bring your flags, candy to throw and fun loving attitude.
This is a great parade!! Tons of people come out to watch it is such a blast!

Meeting at Jim's house at 11:30.

Please Contact Jim at the below e-mail or phone number below if you are planning on joining us

Please contact Jim at jgbarnard@aol.com
Or call him at (860) 670-4501 for more details and to confirm that you are coming.

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HOME TOWN PARADE IN EAST HAMPTON CT

We will be meeting at our friend, Steve's house and riding down to the parade route
Bring a fun attitude & LOTS of candy to throw. This town really knows how to have a parade.
You will never ride in a better parade.

Old Home Day Parade is July 14th. Parade starts @ 11:00.
Meet 16 Spice Hill Dr. East Hampton CT 10:00 – 10:30.

Fair weather only. If it rains we won’t ride. Thanks, Steve
Please contact Jim at jgbarnard@aol.com
Or call him at (860) 670-4501 for more details and to confirm that you are coming.

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HAWKS NEST BEACH RIDE & RIDE TO NEW LONDON

Join us at Hawks Nest Beach in Old Lyme at 2 pm.
We will do our annual beach ride in the area. On the ride we will stop at some
local bars, do bikini checks at the beach, skidding contests & other fun events.
Perhaps even a trip to New London for some bike riding around the fine city of New London

Meet at Jim's cottage ( G7) on Hawks Nest Road in Old Lyme.
I believe the address is 86 Hawks Nest Rd.
Mapquest to Hawks Nest Rd. and then drive towards the water. You will see the bikes near
the end of the road.

Please Contact Jim at the below e-mail or phone number below if you are planning on joining us

Please contact Jim at jgbarnard@aol.com
Or call him at (860) 670-4501 for more details and to confirm that you are coming.



Please contact Jim at jgbarnard@aol.com
Or call him at (860) 670-4501 for more details and to confirm that you are coming.


Please contact Jim at jgbarnard@aol.com
Or call him at (860) 670-4501 for more details and to confirm that you are coming.

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NORTHEAST BICYCLE SWAP MEET

Pencil us in for the 6th Annual Northeast Bicycle Swap Meet in Bloomfield CT.
The Swap Meet features features all varites of vintage bikes and bike parts.
Over 40 Vendors come from all over the northeast.
Food is available all day. The band the Clams will be playing.
For a special treat vintage motorcycles will be displaying at the show
to the parade from there



**TENTATIVE** HARTFORD RIDE

We are tentatively planning a Hartford Ride.
FOX 61 wants to do a piece on us & we have offered a ride to him.
Pencil in the date & when we know for sure I will post with the details.


Please contact Jim at jgbarnard@aol.com
Or call him at (860) 670-4501 for more details and to confirm that you are coming.

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OUR ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS RIDE (A/K/A) ANNUAL BLUE BALLS RIDE

Join us for our annual Festival of Lights ride around Hartford CT.
We will be meeting at 3pm at the Carrousel in Bushnell Park.

See Constitution Plaza with it's quarter of a million twinkling white lights as
Constitution Plaza is turned into a dazzling winter wonderland of sparkling lights.
These lights have been up on Constitution Plaza since 1963.
They are almost as old as me.... Wow..

After the cold sparkles on the plaza, our group will be off to see other
wonders that Hartford has to offer. Things like Martini Bars & Black Eyed
Sallys for ribs.

We ride to the Mark Twain house to see it lit for the holidays as well as
Bushnell Park.

This is a yearly favorite for friends and family.

NOTE!!!!! Rain or bad weather cancels !!!!
Contact Jim at the below phone number or e-mail address if you have any questions.


Please contact Jim at jgbarnard@aol.com
Or call him at (860) 670-4501 for more details and to confirm that you are coming.




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We are also planning the following trips.


Stay tuned from last minute good weather events.
We want to to ride on the Simsbury Bike Path to the pond for a picnic lunch.
Take a warm Friday night ride around West Hartford.

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Watch for rides in Boston, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
As you can see we have many wonderful events planned. Keep checking our web site for more dates and fun things to do.





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