Get a taste of vintage chopper heaven, starting on Friday at 8am at the Rhinebeck Grand National Meet Held at the Dutchess County Fairgroundsthis world class event will house thousands of motorcycles from several different years, manufacturers and models from around the world. Spectators will be amazed by the many one-of-a-kind bikes and rare models that they may have never heard of!
A two-hour ride north of Manhattan takes you to this quiet and beautiful area, with Catskill Reserve, a large state park just west of the Hudson River, quite nearby. The Reserve has light traffic and smooth roads, which wind through mountains and follow rivers. As we entered the Duchess County Fairgrounds for the gathering, a motorcycle, long and brown, whirred quietly by.
The area's two-lane roads wind through the Catskill Mountains and along the Hudson River, passing through towns with names like Woodstock, Hyde Park and Rhinebeck. New York, that the Antique Motorcycle Club of America put its side stand down at the Duchess County Fairgrounds for three days to extol the virtues of the archaic. The AMCA was actually late to the Rhinebeck antique-fest, arriving in a big way just last year to events already being held annually by the antique tractor, truck and machinery folks.
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Cruise to These Events:. Dan Henke, chairman and one of the founders of the Rhinebeck meet, owns a professional antiques restoration and detailing business and has been involved with old motorcycles for more than 40 years. Folks like myself in their 60s, actually lived in that era.
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Dutchess Fairgrounds is scheduled for the week of August 20 — 25, The largest 6 day County Fair in New York State is a show place for agriculture in Dutchess County, highlighted by the big name talents, one of the finest carnivals in the entire country, free shows and attractions. This is a major playground for Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley.
The outdoor show is making its debut at the fairgrounds — which are on U. Route 9, just north of the Rhinebeck village center — and will feature fishing, hunting, boating, camping, cycling, recreational vehicles and travel. On May 27 and 28, Barnstar Antiques at Rhinebeck will transform the fairgrounds into an antiques destination.
October 30, 3 Comments. This year, the Hudson Valley and Big Sand Bar Long Island chapters that staged the Rhinebeck meet reportedly failed to submit the necessary paperwork for a National meet, and the event downgraded to regional status and shifted to mid-June dates. The Empire Chapter has been running a regional meet in Brookfield, NY in recent years and decided to upgrade.