R.U.S.H. LLC (Riding Ultimate Scenic Highways}
Hello everyone, only a month until we begin our Southern Exposure journey together. Here are a few things you will need to know.
Routes are now ready to be sent to you if you wish to download to your GPS or print them. Contact us at our website www.rushllc.org. Click on the contact us tab and give us your name. You must be registered for the ride to receive the information. Ron will e-mail you with the routes for each day.
Registration will take place at Low Country Harley-Davidson, 4707 Dorchester Road, Charleston, SC 29405 on Friday, June 16th from 9-1 pm. You will pick up your registration packet and begin exploring Charleston. You will be visiting a lot of sights on Saturday as part of a Fun Run, but there are others we have not included as part of our itinerary. We have listed those below so you may enjoy them if you get into town early.
Daily sheets and coupons are included in the envelopes in the Ziploc bag in your registration bag. Each daily sheet includes the name of the event or attraction and address, a description, if a coupon is used and what color, and if there is a trivia question. The coupons must be given, when required, when you stop at a site. There are no extras, so please make sure to keep your materials in a safe spot
Only those who have signed up for the Boeing Tour at 1:30 will be allowed to board the bus. You will be bused from Low Country Harley-Davidson and back after the tour. No open toed shoes, shorts, low cut shirts, weapons or cameras or phones are allowed. Registration for this has closed.
Friday evening you can head out to Patriots Point at 4:30 for tours. Afterwards, enjoy a cash bar and dinner followed by a Rider’s Meeting. The Rider’s Meeting is an important source of information regarding how we run our events, updates on places you will visit, and any last minute questions you need answered.
IF YOU ARRIVE IN CHARLESTON EARLY :
-Rainbow Row is a row of pastel houses on East Bay St. There is no cost. Allow 5 minutes.
-Aiken-Rhett house Museum, 48 Elizabeth Street is the most intact antebellum urban complex. It has historic interiors that are virtually unaltered since 1858. It is open 10-5. The cost is $10
-Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd in Mt. Pleasant was founded in 1861 by Major John Boone. It is one of America’s oldest working farms that still produces strawberries, tomatoes, peaches and other fruit and sells it at a market down the road. It has a famous avenue of oaks. This venue was used in the filming of North and South, Queen, The Tempest, and the Notebook. It is open 9-5. The cost is $24.
-Charleston Tea Plantation, 6617 Maybank Hwy on Wadmalaw Island is the oldest working tea plantation in the United States. It is open from 10-4. The tour is free if you walk. The trolley will cost you $10.
We will once again be running our famed trivia contest. The trivia sheet will be handed to you with the envelope containing your daily sheet for Friday at registration. Answer the questions correctly for a chance to win prizes from those who participated. We have you self-correct at the closing. Sheets with the answers will be at the tables.
FUN RUN SATURDAY
On Saturday, the museums that are listed on the Daily Sheets and in the Rally Guide are part of our Fun Run for the day. More information at the Riders Meeting.
NATIONAL MUSEUM of NAVAL AVIATION
FYI: you will need the following for this tour…helmet, gloves, long sleeved shirt, eye protection, closed toed shoes ARE MANDATORY. No weapons allowed on your person or bike.
SAVANNAH FOOD OPTION
We have no food planned on the day we head to Savannah. Our last event ends at 6:30 that evening. There are limited options within walking distance of the hotels. You may choose to find something on your own by looking through the book we will provide to you at registration. A recommendation we have that is about a 5 minute ride from the hotel is the Pirate House Restaurant, 20 East Broad St. This historic inn which is said to be haunted, entertained pirates and sailors since 1753. In the old days patrons were said to be shanghai’d to the river through the tunnel system below. The Inn was also mentioned several times in the book, “Treasure Island”. You can make your reservations by phone at 912-233-5757 or make reservations on their website www.thepirateshouse.com
Here is a list of things to pack that might be needed on your vacation…
- helmets (DOT, no beanies). We will be traveling through helmet states.
- notify your credit card company that you will be traveling throughout the country so that they don’t lock your card and notify your banks as well if using a debit card. The last thing you want is no access to your cards while on vacation.
-insurance card, camera, and money!!
Any last-minute questions? Please send them to [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you in just a few short weeks!