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Secret Passage Ranch Horseback Riding, Cookout & Overnight Event

  • Sep 28, 2013 · 9:15 AM
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321 Spring Mountain Way Fort Valley, VA 22652
Tel. [masked]

Well, Don has invited us back and has a weekend vacancy in November. Yes, this seems soon but Don recommends we come in the fall to enjoy the falling of the leaves, cool temperatures at night and only $25 per person for horseback riding $15 per hour savings.
He will teach us not only about horses . Have you watched the kickstands Up Youtube video?

We appreciate your cooperation by paying the catering cost via Paypal by the deadline. COST: $20.91 (includes $.91 paypal fee) must be paid in advance. Thank you.

Payment will increase by $5 on 9/18/2013.

RV's and outdoor camping is also permitted ($25 donation). Some KU riders have decided to "camp overnight outdoors". Sleeping in a tent. Hmmmm If I hear howling...make room for me please. (smile)

LETS HAVE ANOTHER GREAT TIME at Secret Passage Ranch.

Some riders will meetup and ride down Rte 66 and 81 to Front Royal, VA all the while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the VA mountains.  We have planned plenty of activities to include horseback riding, games, movie night, a catered lunch, good conversation and the option to remain overnight.   This Ranch has over 500 acres so space is not an issue.  We have visited Don and the Ranch twice already and look forward to returning. NOTE: This is an optional overnight event Menu: Plenty of food - buffet style

Chicken & Beef Hot dogs, beef hamburgers (mini turkey burgers), jerk chicken, 2 types of salads (Potato and Pasta), Fried Fish & Cornbread and Desserts (mini key lime pie cheesecake, apple pie, sweet potato pie, cakes Drinks, Sodas & water  BYOL/BYOB

 

Note: If you decide to drink alcohol, it is recommended that you bring your own and, allow 1 hour wait time per drink before riding or driving.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Tammy for all you do. I had a fabulous time. Made it safely!

    3 · September 28, 2013

    • Tamie

      Liked those sharp boots & hat you wore and Veronica' tassled vest/jacket...didn'­t know KU riders were also natural cowgirl/cowboy dressers. Did ya see Speedy's plaid shirt & match'n hat? lol

      September 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Tammy had a wonderful day, everthing was fantastic.

    September 29, 2013

    • Tamie

      I had a great time too. Didn't realize I could still do the hoppity hop and potato sack even though....I lost. LOL It was fun.

      September 30, 2013

  • Wayne

    Thanks for another great weekend!!!

    1 · September 29, 2013

    • Tamie

      Thank you to +1 for assisting when needed.

      September 30, 2013

  • Kathy L

    The Cyclone has arrived home safe! We had a blast...thanks for a fun time.

    2 · September 29, 2013

    • Tamie

      Thanks for sharing the cyclone. Wonderful latte Dave

      1 · September 30, 2013

  • Kenneth

    Home safe of course. Had a ball.

    1 · September 29, 2013

    • Tamie

      Thanks Mr. DJ for playing the songs on & on & on. And Rapper Wayne for keeping us on the dance floor. A great Duo

      September 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A BIG thank you to Tammy, Pam and all the others that made this happen! It takes ALOT of work and organization to do something like this.... I had a great weekend with new and semi-new people! "Ya'll" are a hoot... :)

    2 · September 29, 2013

  • Ronald T

    Made it home. Last night I did the Wobble and the Cupid Shuffle, now all I can do is wobble and shuffle my broke body to bed! Also I don't want to bump no more with no Big Butt Susie!!!

    4 · September 29, 2013

    • Tammy R.

      Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!­!!!!!

      September 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      LMAO!

      September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great fun.

    September 29, 2013

  • Tammy R.

    Once again it was a wonderful meetup! Thanks so much to Tammy, the event committee members, as well as to everyone who contributed. I had such a great time and I know I've never done that many fun activities in one weekend! I really enjoyed seeing my old friends and making new friends. This is such a great group...I love you alll!

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • Tammy R.

    Hello All, I made it home safely. Thanks again to Ron and Fred for the escort home!

    1 · September 29, 2013

    • Tammy R.

      No Ron, the pace was good for me...except for the massive slow- down on 66 & 495

      September 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      U r welcome. My pleasure to ride with you and Ron. Good people

      September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Home safe. Thx to all for making my trip a comfortable and exciting weekend.

    2 · September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great I enjoyed every minute.

    September 29, 2013

  • Mike C.

    This was a great event. Beautiful scenery during the motorcycle ride and at the ranch. Don and the rest of the staff were outstanding. Definitely plan to do this again.

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    All,

    Checking-in; Made it back safely.

    I had a great time with everyone and enjoyed meeting and interacting with the folks I met for the 1st time. Looking forward to our next adventure.

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Mike C.

    I had a great time. Just made it home and looking forward for another ride.

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Dessi

    Home safe. Thank you for an amazing day!

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm home safe. Thanks ya all for a wonderful day..

    2 · September 28, 2013

  • Kathy L

    The Cyclone is rolling...

    September 28, 2013

  • Gary

    I'm in Woodbridge who's meeting up at the Meetup number 2 Harley Davidson Fairfax?

    September 27, 2013

    • Dessi

      I am. And I think Efendi as well.

      September 27, 2013

    • Ronald T

      Fred, Tammy R, and Me are at HD waiting for group

      September 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Driving in car with Jackie, see you there

    September 27, 2013

  • Dessi

    Tammy,
    Do you know if anyone is riding back the same day? I can't stay overnight and was hoping to find somebody to ride back with.

    September 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Tammy, I need to be back same day for a friend's birthday and would be missing the cook-out. Sorry about that! Henceforth, would you mind advising me as to how to RSVP for the event without having to pay for the cook-out which I don't plan on attending? Thanks.

      September 24, 2013

    • Gary

      I'm riding back the same day!

      September 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone I will be returning back to Maryland on Saturday I will be in my truck with 2 other people, if your on your bike we can follow back together.

    September 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll be returning to Fairfax and would like to ride with fellow riders.

      September 25, 2013

    • Gary

      Hey Efendi I'll be looking to Meetup with fellow KSU riders at this evening at the Fairfax Harley Meetup #2 Saturday @ 9:30am.

      September 27, 2013

  • Tamie

    Good evening riders. Both meetup times will be posted tomorrow morning. (I'm sleepy) I will need to google the distance from Ft. Washington harley davidson to Fairfax then, to Secret Passage ranch to ensure everyone arrives by 11:00 a.m. to include Saturday traffic. nite nite.

    September 26, 2013

    • Tamie

      Good morning Riders, at 9:00 a.m. Meetup #1 is Harley Davidson, Ft. Washington on Livingston Rd Then ride 23.2 mi – about 30 mins to Meetup#2 Fairfax Harley Davidson (Meetup #2 @ 9:30). Then ride 53.2 mi on Rte 66. (Beautiful & Scenic) to get to 321 Spring Mountain Way Fort Valley, VA 22652. Traveling Rte 495 to Rte 66 Take exit 6(a skyline exit) for US-340 S/​US-522 S. Make left at traffic light( US-340 S/​US-522 S/​)Turn right onto VA-55 W/​W Strasburg Rd go 5.1 miles Turn left onto State Route 678/​Fort Valley Rd go 6.6 miles SEE the RED WELCOME SIGN? Turn left onto Spring Mountain Way. Total travel time is 92.8 mi, 1 hour 48 mins You should arrive around 11:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Make sure you have a full tank of gas. ANY QUESTIONS? Motorcycles can USE THE HOV Lanes. See you tomorrow.

      1 · September 27, 2013

    • Dessi

      Thanks Tammy!

      September 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds exciting. However, I won't be able to make this event.

    September 26, 2013

    • Tamie

      no worries we will have fun for you. Have a great weekend

      September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tammy, I am coming to this if it is okay... with one guest. I am planning on meeting you all there. Can I pay when I get there? Sorry for late notice.... didn't know if I'd be able to make it or not until today.

    1 · September 25, 2013

    • Tamie

      Be ready to dance, run, laugh, eat and ride horsies LOL Your cowboy hat and bandanna is waiting. LOL

      September 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      How do you want me to get the money to you? I don't have paypal. Or do you just want me to give it to you Saturday?

      September 25, 2013

  • Tamie

    Good evening All, if you plan to ride along with other KU riders please indicate which meetup location is convenient for you. Meetup #1 Harley Davidson, Ft. Washington, MD Meetup #2 (optional) Patriot Harley Davidson 9739 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA. If you plan on driving "solo" we will see you there. I will be at the ranch and will not be leading riders. Ron has "volunteered" and there are several other KU riders who have been to the ranch before.

    September 23, 2013

    • Dessi

      Tammy, I plan to meet the group at the Fairfax location.

      September 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Fairfax, it is!! 9:15 am, is it??

      September 25, 2013

  • Mike C.

    Looks like fun. Looking forward to the ride out there.

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Tammy we are not going to be able to attend after all, you guys have fun.

    September 22, 2013

    • Tamie

      Well, if your plans change, please join us. I'll keep the bonfire burning.

      September 23, 2013

  • Tamie

    TENTATIVE EVENT SCHEDULE
    REGISTRATION
    11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Registration & Meet & Greet
    Complete & Sign Horseback Riding Waiver/Disclaimer
    Sign up for Games & Activities
    Horseback Riding Payments  $25.00
    Activity Fee $5
    RV Registration & Payment $25.00
    Pick up Cowboy Hat & Bandana
    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Horseback Riding Training Session Group 1 & 2
    1:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m.PM LUNCH
    2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Horseback Riding - Group 1
    2:00 p.m.- 3:15 p.m. Games & Activities - Group 2
    3:30 p.m.- 4:45 p.m. Horseback Riding - Group 2
    3:30 p.m.- 4:45 p.m. Games & Activities - Group 1
    5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Cookout
    6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Line Dancing
    8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Bonfire & Night at the Movies

    GAMES & ACTIVITIES
    Husband/Wife Wheelbarrow Race
    Potato sack race
    KU water gun shoot out (raincoats provided)
    Hoppity Hop bull race
    Tug of War
    Hoola hoops

    September 17, 2013

    • Tamie

      LOL Thanks Margo I just ggogled Montclair is it near woodbridge? If so, I won't be able to make that trip. Would be nice to plan an event around that area for next year though; never been through Montclair.

      September 19, 2013

    • Tamie

      Good news! Don has 3 wheel barrows. Just have to clean them up a tad bit. In the meantime MEN do your push ups and pull ups.....the RACE IS ON! Pushing the vacuum cleaner with 2 hands will work too. Come on ...who is going to win the prize?

      September 20, 2013

  • Tamie

    WEATHER FORECAST for: Sat. Sep 28 Sunny High: 73° Low 58°
    Chance of rain: 0% Wind: WSW at 11 mph
    You'll be in the mountains so, recommend you bring a jacket or small blanket for the night chill while watching the movies. Popcorn anyone?

    September 19, 2013

  • James

    Tammy, let me know if you received my initial payment and I just found out the the catering fee increased $5. I'll get it in today.

    September 19, 2013

    • Tamie

      Good morning James, I will check when I get home tonight. No worries.

      September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How long is the ride, We would like to attend but we would have to come later in the day since we can't leave before 2pm due to another commitment.

    September 15, 2013

    • Tamie

      Great Question. The answer is.....YES lol. The cookout is what will be catered not lunch nor breakfast. These meals were not part of the cost. No worries lunch will not be much LOL I'm preparing sandwiches/wraps with the assistance of Renita (out of our pockets) chips & drinks. Breakfast will be turkey sausage, eggs, biscuits & whatever anyone else riders may wants to contribute.

      September 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      See you on Saturday :-)

      September 18, 2013

  • Tamie

    I appreciate your cooperation. The Deadline for payments for the caterer is 9/13/2013. Thank you.

    August 18, 2013

    • Tamie

      Matrone check the fuel filter? It may need to be changed. Air leakage & clean carburators, the fuel? In the meantime . Contact a KU rider who works on their bike, YOUTUBE the problem or I suggest you come to the 0ctober Maintenance Event.

      September 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Does anyone have kc pn

      September 18, 2013

  • Tamie

    Just spoke with Fairfield Inn & Suites Strasburg Shenandoah Valley 33760 Old Valley Pike Strasburg VA[masked] 1600. Best rate is the ONLINE deal of $79 night vs the Group BEST rate of $119 (Suite). Consider splitting the cost by sharing with another rider or camp out on the Ranch property. The other hotel down the street is the Ramada which allows smoking and pets and, is an older property. Remember, its just for 1 night and if you'll be tired like me, you won't be able to tell the difference from a goose down feather to a pigeons.

    September 17, 2013

    • Tammy R.

      Hi Tammy, I tried to make an online reservation and there are no rooms available the night of Saturday September 28th.

      September 17, 2013

    • Tamie

      Hi Tammy, I recommend you contact the Ramada directly. You should still get the discounted rate. Several rooms are on hold for Kickstands Up. I will not get the confirmation /booking # until tomorrow. The Fairfield Inn is a little higher and we are unable to book online.

      September 17, 2013

  • Tamie

    Hi Tammy R GM yes. Spoke to Don last night. Will call me n the AM with hotel #. He Was outside with animals. I will post today. Post. It if u don't mind splittn the room it'll b cheaper. Its only 1 night

    September 17, 2013

  • Tamie

    OK RIDERS September 13th WAS Friday & many of you have procrastinated and not paid by the 9/13 deadline. I cannot afford to spot you & the caterer must be paid by Thursday. The price will increase by $5 per person Wednesday.

    September 16, 2013

    • Tammy R.

      Tammy, is there an update on the lodging yet?

      September 16, 2013

  • Wayne

    Tammy could you please provide the hotel discount information. +1

    August 28, 2013

    • Tamie

      Good evening Riders, Don informed me that the Ranch House may not be available for our overnight stay so I am recommending hotel accommodations which, if shared may cost less than the ranch house. Don is going to visit these two hotels to get the best discount on 10 rooms for Secret Passage Ranch guests The two Hotels are: The Ramada Inn & Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Strasburg,VA. located at 35 Brandy Court, Strasburg, VA 22657 (15 min away)The current US Govt rate (before any discount) for Ramada is $65 night/2 = 32.50 & AAA discount is $80.10. HOLD ON! (+1) Don will call me back with the discounted rates next week. Some riders are camping outdoors. NOTE: PLEASE don't procrastinate to MAKE YOUR Catering PAYMENT via Paypal Today. Thank you.

      August 29, 2013

    • Tamie

      Spoke to Don last night and he will provide the discount information today.

      September 10, 2013

  • Tamie

    Good evening KU Family a lot of planning is going into this event and if you miss it...you WILL regret it. GUARANTEED. We have a decorating & planning committee working hard and only 2 weeks left. Some of the activities for the weekend will be a KU Water gun shoot out, Hayride, Line & Country Barn Dance, Bull ride race (lol), Lasso competition, Potato sack race and more. Saturday will be a very busy day in addition to horseback riding. You can ride horses on either Saturday or Sunday. Bring your family and remember PAYPAL Payment for the catering. I cannot get a refund on the deposit so PLEASE don't wait until the last minute and be considerate of the effort made for us to have a fun and exciting event. Thank you. EMAIL will be going out later this week.

    1 · September 9, 2013

  • Tamie

    What a BEAUTIFUL DAY! I rode out to the ranch today and took pictures of the area, animals, the guest and Don (owner). Its just beautiful. I found Fairfield Inn and the Radisson Hotel which will provide discounts to visitors of the ranch. If you don't plan on camping out and want your OWN bathroom, consider this option. Its only for one night. Renita joined me at the ranch to scope out the space for line/barn dancing and more. A lot of planning is going into this event so, bring a friend, spouse or family member. Any questions? Renita, anything to add that I omitted? Oh YES! Don sat on my Bike and gave us his sexy pose. LOL

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok i got the paypal acc and have no idea how to use. DAM this TECHNOLOGY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 · August 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Lol

      August 19, 2013

  • Kathy L

    Dave and I will stay overnight, I will ride a horse but Dave doesn't do horses!

    August 10, 2013

    • Kathy L

      As for time of day horse riding preference, I will go when most others want.

      August 10, 2013

  • Kathy L

    If we tent camp, will we have access to the bathrooms at night? Shower?

    August 10, 2013

  • Tamie

    Hello all. This is a 3 in 1 event. An overnight, riding and end of summer cookout event IF you want to stay overnight GREAT! If you want to camp out on the property with your sleeping bag and tent, GREAT! If you want to sleep in the guesthouse, GREAT! Check out the pics from our last visit to secret passage ranch and video, we had a great time and will have a great time again.

    August 8, 2013

    • Tammy R.

      Hi Tammy, I'm calling dibs for one of the four couches!

      August 8, 2013

    • Tammy R.

      And...I'm interested in horse back riding in the day time.

      August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am interested in house back riding both in the morning and evening. Do I give u my $10 for RSVP? How do I secure one of the beds?

    August 8, 2013

  • Tamie

    Had to change events around. Hope this date does not conflict with your schedule.

    June 30, 2013

  • Karma

    Is this an overnight event?

    February 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Karma, check with Tammy, I believe this is an overnighter..

      June 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, this is an overnight and day. If you want to stay in the cabin.

      June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this at Don's farm or at another location?

    March 8, 2013

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