Warrensburg Bike Week
Warrensburg New York Bike Week
June 1 thru June 9 2012
The 10th annual Warrensburg Bike Week is a local business supported community event and is located the length of Main Street in the Hamlet of Warrensburg NY 12885. Located in the Adirondack Mountains a few minutes northwest of Lake George NY on State Route 9. Readily accessible from Interstate Route 87 from the north and south at exit 23, from State Route 28 from the west and from State Route 9 from the north and south. GPS coordinates, N43* 30.060', W073* 46.963'. 745' elevation. From very warm events in the past to very cold, it's been said around here, "wait 5 minutes, it will change".
Without the support of the local businesses, the residents, Warrensburg Fire Dept, Warrensburg Emergency Medical Services, the Warrensburg Highway Department, the Warren County Sheriffs Department and the Warrensburg Town government, this event would not exist. I can only hope you all realize this and give them a big thanks when you see them.
The Hamlet wide event hosts a multitude of merchants that sell a wide range of items. Included in the list, items such as Metric Bike Parts and Accessories, Jewelry Repair, Standard Bike Parts and Accessories, Pretzels, LED Lighting, Sidecars, Leather Clothing, Lemonade, DOT and Decorative Helmets, Cheese Steaks, lots and lots of CHROME, Brand Name Heated Clothing, Stereo and Electronic Gadgets, Ice Cream, Custom made Stereo Earplugs, Beef Jerky, Pin Striping, Wing Bling, Custom Painting, Cheeseburgers, Military Surplus and Army-Navy Clothing, Free Coffee, Brand Name Tires, Pancake Breakfasts, Patches and Sewing Services, Southwestern Jewelry, Trike Conversions, Sunglasses and Goggles, Cell Phone Accessories and so much more.
Want to know the best part? We call it "TOLL FREE SHOPPING". Ride on into Warrensburg and you won't find any parking meters. None, Nada, they don't exist. Park right on Main Street or off street at the QVN vendor site, on the north end of the Hamlet. That's where the cleanest outhouses are anyway.
You can stroll up and down the main drag and shop and visit till your heart's content. "NO Entrance Fee". "No Wristbands to Buy". We want you to come to Warrensburg. How could anyone charge you a fee to stop and visit and spend your money in our Hamlet???? Remember that the Dealers and Merchants in the Hamlet have also jumped thru a lot of Government Hoopla and Politics to be here to serve you.
Speaking of which, DO NOT COME TO THIS AREA WITHOUT BEING STREET LEGAL. Just a friendly warning. There were issues last year. Like the infamous 2008 mandatory roadside check on Interstate 87. http://www.nysgtsc.state.ny.us/HSSP/NYS-HSSP-2009.pdf Please review this data. Even though New York State is BILLIONS in debt, Warren County is losing sales tax revenue daily as I write this, and with the negative economic impact to this region's businesses, in millions of dollars, the New York State Police have been funded to continue the practice of enforcement with motorcycle roadblocks this coming year. With that said, DO NOT COME TO THIS AREA WITHOUT BEING STREET LEGAL.
As a whole, Our community does not condone drinking and driving. Period, no excuse. We have a couple of taxi services that will come get you and take you where you need to go. If you are at a local watering hole, ask the bartender to get you a ride. As one of the Firefighters that may have to scrape you off the street, I'd rather not. Really! We want you to come to Warrensburg and have fun but we also want you to be safe. Don't drink and ride. Please use a designated driver or taxi.
Rob's Motor Sports at 3957 Main St. would love to sell you a D.O.T. helmet. Rob's shop also sells trailers, trailer parts, hitch parts and trailer lighting. Although Bob Griffin and Son's repair shop is always hopping this time of year, if you get in a jam, they offer full service truck and car repair. Dana Langworthy at Warrensburgh Auto Parts (NAPA) at 3949 Main St. has a full service store with batteries, light bulbs, wires and cleaning supplies galore. Warrensburg Car Care at 3985 Main St. provides wrecker and flatbed towing and the service center will provide NYS motorcycle inspections. Call 518-623-2135 if needed. Viele's Automotive Service also has wrecker and flatbed towing services with limited motorcycle repairs. Call 518-623-5588 if needed. These businesses are in the immediate area of the QVN vendor site.
Being that Warrensburg is "The Queen Village" and "The Southern Entrance" to the Adirondack Park, the riding around here is at it's best. Easy day trips or just for a couple hours. Never do you need to go near Lake George, unless you choose to. Camping, Bed and Breakfast lodgings, all of which are right here. Hiking, Fishing, Boating and Horseback Riding are all right here for you to enjoy.
The Bed and Breakfast lodgings in this area, are in very convenient locations and are some of the most beautiful in the area. Here is a link to www.warrensburgbb.com for a tremendous selection.
We have two motels within the Hamlet, both of which are on the north end of Main St.
North Country Lodge at 4112 Route 9. 518-623-2162. This business is currently closed and is for sale.
Route 9 Budget Inn. 4046 Route 9. 518-623-2955.
Here is an alternative for lodging. http://www.adkbyowner.com/search/Vacation-Rentals.html. Check the box for Lake George region and then Warrensburg.
Camping, whether roughing it or with trailers, is also conveniently located. Here is a link to a list of local sites, http://www.roadcamping.com/rv/New_York/Warrensburg/rv_parks_campgrounds.html.
The Town of Warrensburg NY, www.townofwarrensburg.org , is bordered on the west by the Hudson River. The confluence of the Hudson and Schroon Rivers is located on Route 418 heading toward Thurman NY. There is a large parking area here where you can get off your bikes, take a dip, throw in a line or take a stroll to enjoy a very beautiful view up and down the river.
Logging and wood products, historically, have been the key industries for this area and the Hudson and Schroon rivers were the superhighway of commerce for the wood industry in moving massive amounts of product down stream to the mills for lumber, paper and tannic acid. You will also observe the train tracks going north and south along the river with a train trestle and tracks crossing the Hudson toward Warrensburg that serviced the woolen mills, shirt factory and the various wood mills. At Thurman Station, Warren County is currently building or if you will, re-building the railroad station to service rail service to North Creek http://uhrr.com/. This rail service should be available during your visit and I strongly suggest you hop on the train at Riparius or North Creek for a wonderful ride along the Hudson. If you have a chance to visit the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake http://www.adkmuseum.org/, please do. This is a wonderful place to visit and enjoy the great history of this area.
A great location to visit is the Warren County Fish Hatchery. Located within the Town of Warrensburg, the hatchery is located at 145 Fish Hatchery Rd, which is located off of Hudson St. Extension aka Golf Course Rd. Look for Echo Lake Rd./Fish Hatchery Rd. There's a sign for Echo Lake Camp at the corner. Turn on Fish Hatchery Rd. and take it to the Fish Hatchery at the end of the road. Open 8am to 4pm, the Warren County Fish Hatchery offers a picnic area with pavilions and grills, public restrooms, a small playground for children, sports facilities for basketball, softball, volleyball and horseshoes, and canoe access to the Hudson River. Reservations may be necessary to use one of the picnic pavilions. It's best to check ahead to see if one is available. The hatchery itself is open for self-guided tours. There's also visitors center with information and a history of the hatchery. The fish hatchery has been in operation since the early 1900's. Fish raised here, mostly brook and rainbow trout, as well as Atlantic salmon. You will love seeing all the fish, and there's a display pond of full grown fish that can be fed with pellets, purchased at a quarter for a handful. Fish from this hatchery are used to stock the lakes in Warren County. Here is more information.
The Town of Warrensburg and the Warrensburgh Historical Society re-finished the museum located at 3754 Main Street, just past the Stewart's Ice Cream Shop. Please stop and admire the mural located on the side of the museum originally painted by Eva S. Cockcroft in 1976. It was recently restored by Mary Lovendusky. The museum will be open during Warrensburg Bike Week. You will probably find a couple of motorcycle-oriented vendors in the parking lot as well. Here is a photo of the mural titled "Warrensburgh, A Town in Harmony With its Past".
Things do to while you are here..........
The Frederick H Flynn Memorial Park is the fruit and an example of outstanding community cooperation. Grant funding was received thru the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, from the efforts by the Warrensburgh Beautification, Inc. Champlain Stone Ltd. donated the stone for the circle, the massive benches and the recently completed water fountain. Town of Warrensburg employees did the construction of the site. ACT for Youth did the plantings in the circle. Individual community members assisted in the landscaping. John Peluso with the Warrensburg NY VFW Post 4821 did the research for the Memorial site.
Located along the Schroon River just above the Route 418 bridge on River St. and across the river from the Hudson Headwaters Health Network facility or George Henry's, this beautiful park is a wonderful location for a picnic, to take a "time out" from a hectic day, and to be thoughtful of the 27 members of our community who have lost their lives in the conflict of war.
WWI – 5; WWII – 14; Korean – 6; Vietnam – 2
Good food, nice people and reasonably priced. All within the Town of Warrensburg.
Dragon Lee Restaurant. 3740 Main St. The best Chinese restaurant in town. Ah, actually it's the only one. Superb food.
3735 Main St. http://www.georgehenrys.com/.
One of the favorite local watering holes and restaurant. Casual dining
featuring chicken, burgers, steak, seafood, children's menu and our famous chicken
wings. Sunday breakfast buffet $8.99.
Live music both Friday nights and Saturday night during the event. No cover. Best bar prices in the region. You will get your money's worth here. Across from Dragon Lee restaurant.
Gino's Pizzeria. 3742 Main St. Directly next door to Dragon Lee restaurant. Delivers locally and has a killer special deal on slices and a dinner salad. The out of town vendors best friend.
Willows Bistro. 3749 Main St. Directly across the street from Stewart's. http://www.willowsbistro.com/index2.html. Home to the Harley Panini and Biker Broth. Willows Bistro features a tasty menu of moderately priced food you feel good about. Offering time honored recipes of nutritious fresh soups, hearty sandwiches, panini’s, wraps, and delicious salads. In addition to a full service coffee bar, the bistro also offer a venue for internet users to relax in an inviting atmosphere of familiarity and comfort, while surrounded by original works of art to view and purchase.
Lunch of Warrensburgh.
The newest additon to town and more than welcome. Right across from Willow's
Subway. 3832 Main St. Located in the Grand Union Plaza.
Grace's Restaurant and Lounge. Located at the Griffin House B&B, 2 Hudson St. http://www.griffinhousebandb.com/restaurant.html. Directly across from the bandstand in the center of the Hamlet. Tavern menu includes appetizers, salads, sandwiches & burgers. Dinner menu includes filet mignon, lamb rack, duck breast, shrimp and more.
Ashes Hotel, Tavern and Grill. 85 Hudson St. Just up the street from the Griffin House. Walking distance from the QVN vendor area.
Marco Polo's Pizza. 3875 Main St. Directly across from Jacobs and Toney IGA. Pizza, Italian dinners and will be open for breakfast in the newly remodeled rooms.
Jacobs and Toney IGA is not a restaurant but has a great deli with all kinds of salads, sandwiches and the biggest sub in town. Perfect stop for picnic shopping or the evening barbeque.
Sarah's Coffee Shop.
Bill's Restaurant. 3915 Main St. Walking distance from the QVN vendor area. Home style cooking. Breakfast served all day. Opens very early in the morning, willingly caters to the out of town vendors needs and will have specials thru-out the event. The strawberry shortcake dessert is a biker favorite. Five generation's of family members can be seen on occasion.
Heck of a Pizza. 3951 Main St. The name says it all. Right next to the NAPA store.
Luck E Star Cafe. 3982 Main St. Across from the QVN vendor area. They have a new generation of home style cooking. Three generation's of the family provide you with soft or hard ice cream and a full menu to boot. Wait till you see the homemade dessert's available in the cooler. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 6am till 8pm, daily.
These following restaurants are on Route 418. "The Dude Ranch Trail". Turn off of State Route 9, cross the bridge and take an immediate right.
The Grist Mill. 100 River St. http://www.menumart.com/gristmill/. Literally in the old mill. Directly on the Schroon River. Decadent, simply put. A museum in it's own right.
CB's Spirits and Restaurant LLC. 222 River St. A popular hangout. Biker owned. Opens 11am. Full lunch and dinner menu. Italian dishes, Burgers, Wings, Homemade Fries and Hot Italian Subs to name a few.
Did you forget something at home? Don't Worry.
We've got you covered!
On the north end of the hamlet,
Performance Custom Trailers. 9 Industrial Park Rd. But is actually Main St. and the Dump road. Large gray building. The newest member of our community. Custom boat, motorcycle and flatbed trailers. Fully stocked with trailer parts and full service trailer repairs. www.pcbtrailers.com
Braley Noxon Hardware Store. 4033 Main St. This is a full service and incredibly stocked facility. If they don't have what you need, I would be very surprised.
Nemec's Farm and Garden Center. 4036 Main St. Directly across from Braley Noxon Hardware. Has all the farm and garden items you need but also carries a great selection of camping supplies, fishing tackle, RV type items, bait and hunting supplies. They also have bulk propane for your motor home or barbeque.
On the other end of the hamlet,
Rebecca's Florist and Country Store. 3703 Main St. Right next door to Rafter J. Stop in and see Becky's creation's. A very skillful artist.
Rafter J Western World. 3705 Main St. Forgot your cowboy hat or boots? Stop on in for a full selection of western apparel.
In the middle of the hamlet,
Stewart's Ice Cream Shops. With a new location across from the Grand Union. Bigger, better and a welcome new addition to town.
House Calls Pharmacy. 3761 Main St.
Hudson Headwaters Health Network. 3761 Main St. On the corner of Main St. and State Route 418. Emergency medical services.
Town of Warrensburg Town Hall. 3797 Main St. Public bathroom location during normal business hours. Say "hi" to the Town Clerk and Supervisor for me. Court in session on Wednesday morning. Shhhhh!
Cumberland Farms. 3805 Main St.
Aloha Florist. 3814 Main St. Flowers for all occasions.
Grand Union Family Markets. 3836 Main St.
Family Dollar. 3834 Main St.
Rite Aid Pharmacy. 3864 Main St.
Jacobs and Toney IGA Meat Store of the North. 3872 Main St. Our hometown, family owned store. Meat, deli, beer, soda, dry goods, propane and gasoline.
The Bandstand at the Floyd Bennett Memorial Park. In the center of the hamlet. Public bathrooms open during the day 8am to 4pm.
Vendors interested in participating go here http://www.warrensburgvendors.com/
Where is Warrensburg NY ? Click on the map for a full page view.
Gathering of Eagles
A Warrensburg Economic Consortium website.
Disclaimer. This is not a government website. This website is not a business. This website is informational and a form of economic development for the town I live in. No one else was/is doing it, so I will. It is a hobby and I do it for fun. I do not receive income, so I don't have any agenda other than to let you know about our community and this event. I think freedom of speech is a great thing. Thank you Al Gore for the internet. Yea, right. If you come to Warrensburg Bike Week, it is your responsibility to have fun, not mine. It is also your responsibility to be courteous, friendly and bring your best behavior. If you are a thief, go to the rally in Lake George instead. If you drink and drive, just stay home. If you drink, drive and get caught, I will NOT bail you out. If you are cute, somewhat single and need something to do, come hang out at the QVN vendor area. If you get a ticket for no helmet or loud pipes, don't whine to me, you were already warned.
Fire trucks are big! Real big! There is only one thru street in town. You will be on it. If you hear the fire siren go off, get out of the road. If you hear multiple sirens, something is really wrong, so stay out of the road. Log trucks, dump trucks and fire trucks do not stop well. All could be at the same spot at one time. Do you catch my drift?
Bring a rain coat. I never have been able to control the weather. Leave a big tip, the waitresses are all friends of mine and will be working their asses off for you. Be patient, it's worth the wait. You'll spend more money and wait twice as long if you go to the other motorcycle event down the road.
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