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GenVibe Meet 2019.

Post by zbyers » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:09 am

*UPDATED 6/11/19*

If you plan on coming, please let me know how many are coming with so we can try to keep an accurate headcount. I will be updating this post with more info as it is added.

Location: Bradford, PA 16701

Date: June 21st- June 23rd
-Most will arrive on 6/21. Our plans will be on 6/22. Departure on 6/23.

Lodging: Best Western (Bradford Inn)
Address: 100 S Davis St, Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: (814) 362-4501

Group rate is $103+tax. Please call and mention "GenVibe" to receive group rate. You have until 5/20 to reserve. After 5/20 the block will be opened. 25 rooms have been reserved. They are a mixture of king or two queen rooms. If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to reach out to me on here or Facebook or email.
**You may get a marginally better rate if you are military/government or have CAA/AAA.**

6/21: Free For All
- Everyone is arriving so pretty low key day.
- World Day of Music in Historic Downtown Bradford. 5pm-8pm. Not a group activity persay, but this is going on downtown, not far from lodging so could make a good evening activity to get out around town.

6/22: Group Time!

Zippo/Case Museum Chestnut Street Extension, 1932 Zippo Drive, Bradford, PA 16701
-- 10am start time for guided tour. Will go to about noon.
***If you have a Zippo lighter or Case Knife that needs repaired, bring it with you to drop off or repair and they will mail it back once repaired. They do offer a lifetime guarantee!***

- LUNCH! Will be ordering pizza from a local place called A Slice of the 80s. They will deliver to us at Kinzua Bridge. Everyone chip in a few bucks and we has food.

- Kinzua Bridge State Park 296 Viaduct Road, Mt Jewett, PA 16740
-- Cruise here after Zippo. Depending on this, we'd be here about 1230-1pm. This is a beautiful area for pictures with lots to explore. They are open until dusk. You can check out the visitor center, walk out onto the overlook, or even hike down into the valley. I have contacted them to schedule a tour when we get there, and to try to set aside a parking area for us so we can take some group photos. I'll end up doing the raffle for the lighters here. Also will be giving out GV19 stickerz. First come first serve. :)

We are on our own for dinner after the bridge. I'd recommend taking the short drive to Kane, PA to checkout the various new eateries they have...Table 105, Twisted Vine Winery, CJ Spirits and Distillery, Log Yard Brewing, Pepe's Pizza, Roma's Pizza. They are also home to the areas one and only drive-in movie theatre (Kane Family Drive-In). I am not opposed to going somewhere as a group, but figured no need to plan something just in case others want to do things on their own.


6/23: Goodbye!
- For those willing, we could do a short cruise to Kinzua Dam and along Longhouse Scenic Byway (if departure takes you that way and/or you want to check it out). Kinzua Dam is the largest dam east of the Mississippi. We yanked land from the Seneca Nation (and various other locals, some of whom I'm related to) through eminent domain when it was approved to build a dam here. Johnny Cash actually wrote about this in a song.

-Eldred WWII Museum is open 1pm-4pm on Sunday if you wanted to check that out.


Other Attractions: (could see before arrival/departure or if you want to go on your own)
- Kinzua Dam/Jakes Rocks/Rimrock/Allegheny National Forest Visitor Center
- Allegheny State Park
- Kinzua East KoA Campground
- Marilyn Horne Museum
- Penn-Brad Oil Museum
- Marilla Reservoir/Covered Bridge
- Bradford Landmark Society (Historical Society)
- Crook Farm (19th century farmstead)
- Arts in the Wild Festival June 21st-22nd (Kane, PA)
- Wilder Museum (Irvine, PA)
- Sprint Speedway (Go-Karts in Olean, NY)

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Re: GenVibe Meet 2019.

Post by Bookworm » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:25 am

I'll have to pass. I likely can't afford the five days away from customers to drive up, stay, then drive back.

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Re: GenVibe Meet 2019.

Post by zbyers » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:39 am

Bookworm wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:25 am
I'll have to pass. I likely can't afford the five days away from customers to drive up, stay, then drive back.
bummer. a few other Tejans are planning on making it.
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Post by Bookworm » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:26 am

zbyers wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:39 am
Bookworm wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:25 am
I'll have to pass. I likely can't afford the five days away from customers to drive up, stay, then drive back.
bummer. a few other Tejans are planning on making it.
Wouldn't be my first drive that way, or even my third. That's how I know exactly how long it'd take.

Interestingly enough, my last Vibe made the trip to Detroit at least twice (three times?). I just didn't drive it to Ottawa.

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Re: GenVibe Meet 2019.

Post by Sargeyork » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:43 pm

Sounds good so far have you thought about a home base where people could stay overnight yet?

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Re: GenVibe Meet 2019.

Post by zbyers » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:45 am

Please disregard the location at the moment...We are possibly changing the location to one that will cooperate in the event of poor weather.

As for lodging, no we have not set up a block yet for the group.
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Post by vibenvy » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:48 am

Planning on a long weekend! Arriving Thursday evening, leaving Sunday morning.
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Post by zbyers » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:03 pm

vibenvy wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:48 am
Planning on a long weekend! Arriving Thursday evening, leaving Sunday morning.
Awesome!! More than welcome to come hangout with us for the day too :D
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Post by tpollauf » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:37 pm

June 22 should work for me. I'll be just finishing a 45 day shutdown project at the BP refinery here in Oregon where I live. This will be a nice "well needed" break!
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Post by zbyers » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:37 am

tpollauf wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:37 pm
June 22 should work for me. I'll be just finishing a 45 day shutdown project at the BP refinery here in Oregon where I live. This will be a nice "well needed" break!
Those shut downs are no joke. Our local refinery (United Refining) does theirs in like...March/April/May every few years. It's weird doing it in those colder months in the middle of nowhere PA!

Looking forward to seeing you at the meet.
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Post by zbyers » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:08 am

Updated original post to include more finalized plans. Still working on additional details and will revert shortly. If you have any suggestions or anything, please let me know.

Also: will be giving away these fellas at the meet. :D

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Post by zbyers » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:04 am

Updated with Hotel Info, Zippo Tour Time, and other general info.
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Post by tpollauf » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:56 am

Maybe get some updated towels printed also for the attendees ! ;)

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Post by zbyers » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:07 am

Those would be awesome. Any info on who made those?
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Post by tpollauf » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:10 pm

hotbug1776. He lives in Erie and made arrangements back then for the meet and got the towels made also!
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Post by zbyers » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:30 am

Thanks for the info. Hotbug actually moved to somewhere in Ohio due to work. I will have to ask him for some info.
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Post by Rturk » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:35 pm

Just joined this community, I will be there.

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Post by zbyers » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:50 am

Rturk wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:35 pm
Just joined this community, I will be there.
Awesome. Glad you can make it, and welcome aboard.

Feel free to make an introductory post in The Vibe Lounge with some pics of your ride. If you don't mind, you could also update your profile with your location.
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Post by zbyers » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:10 am

Made some revisions 4/17/19. Unless others speak up otherwise, I have opted to remove visiting the Eldred WWII Museum. I've completed the "circuit" that would have been (about 1 hour between each place, so 3 hours of driving). While a nice cruise, it's probably just a bit too much, especially since most are already driving 6+ hours. Plus, we'd be crunched for time in the WWII Museum and that's a place you could spend all day in. Again, if others say otherwise, I can gladly add back in.
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Post by zbyers » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:39 am

Less than 2 months out now! About 20 people have RSVP'd on the Facebook event. I will follow up with the hotel in about a week or so to determine if we need more rooms blocked off for us, or if they can extend the deadline if need be..

Looking forward to seeing everyone there. I'm having some other goodies made up too.

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Post by zbyers » Fri May 10, 2019 6:01 am

Little over a week away until hotel group code is expired and the rooms are back to the general public.

Please let me know if you plan on attending.
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Post by zbyers » Tue May 28, 2019 5:54 am

Group code has since been closed. If you book a room, let me know and i can work with the hotel to maintain the group rate and try to get you situated with us.
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Post by annvibe09 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:16 pm

This sounds like so much fun. It's a really convenient location for the Canada folks, at least for me...it's about a 3 1/2 hr drive. Too bad I can't make it, as I have never been to a car meet!

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Post by zbyers » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:51 am

annvibe09 wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:16 pm
This sounds like so much fun. It's a really convenient location for the Canada folks, at least for me...it's about a 3 1/2 hr drive. Too bad I can't make it, as I have never been to a car meet!
You should try and make it! A few other Canadians are coming down. They're from the GTA area, so must be relatively close to you.
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Post by tpollauf » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:47 pm

As this date draws nearer it looks like I may not be able to make it :( The BP shutdown was delayed and may not conclude until the end of June. I'm still going to try to get the day off so I can make it. We'll see
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Post by zbyers » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:02 am

tpollauf wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:47 pm
As this date draws nearer it looks like I may not be able to make it :( The BP shutdown was delayed and may not conclude until the end of June. I'm still going to try to get the day off so I can make it. We'll see
Being so close to some of your family, it would be a bummer if you couldn't make it. Hopefully you can sneak out for a day or two!
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Post by zbyers » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:28 am

Link to local visitors guide for those coming.

https://visitanf.com/wp-content/pdf/visitor-guide.pdf

If you're coming and not on the FB group and need to get a hold of me, please shoot me a PM or an email.. z.byers88 @ gmail.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!
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Post by Bookworm » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:07 pm

It appears that I may be in Detroit during that period of time, briefly, in order to assist my wife in house repairs, so my deceased father-in-law's home can be sold.

He died Good Friday, and it's been a cluster. The court doesn't help by wanting to set 'one month out' dates for everything, including things that _they_ should have done in the first place. We don't live in Michigan, which means that it involves a lot of travel every time they want my wife to show up for the Judge.

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Post by zbyers » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:51 am

Bookworm wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:07 pm
It appears that I may be in Detroit during that period of time, briefly, in order to assist my wife in house repairs, so my deceased father-in-law's home can be sold.

He died Good Friday, and it's been a cluster. The court doesn't help by wanting to set 'one month out' dates for everything, including things that _they_ should have done in the first place. We don't live in Michigan, which means that it involves a lot of travel every time they want my wife to show up for the Judge.
Sorry to hear about your father-in-law. Those things are always a mess. Hopefully you can get it sorted out.
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Post by zbyers » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:32 am

In the event of inclement as it is calling for rain for the next week totaling up to 5", we can make alternate plans to go go Eldred WWII Museum. Kinzua Bridge State Park does have an indoor visitors center, but most probably won't walk out on the bridge if it's raining dogs and cats. It gets very windy out on the skywalk, especially when weather is poor. Just thought I'd give a heads up in case any of you come.
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