Past Meetup

2017 MSW Amish Country Spyder Clutter - New Holland, PA

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Alrighty! You've read the books ... seen the movies. Some said it wouldn't happen again, but yes! MSW is proud to host its 2017 Amish Spyder Clutter ryde-in, plus (this time) a slightly shorter two night, two days of touring and friendship, encompassing beautiful Lancaster, PA and surrounding counties.

***RSVPs Closed as of the morning of June 21st in order to turn in an accurate count. However, if you wish to join this event, email directly - [masked] .***

MSW's Spyder Clutter is our opportunity to greet new friends, familiarize newer ryders with group riding, well as commune with some of the other clubs from Maryland, Pennsylvania and even NJ. The rydes are always scenic and relaxing. We top off the event with a great dinner Saturday evening, hopefully with some perqs provided by some of those sponsors you see on our left side-bar.

This year, "The Clutter" will be a Ryde-in, beginning Friday, June 23, 2017, a big ryde on Saturday, June 24th and a smaller coffee and pastry ryde on June 25, followed by goodbyes and setting off back to our respective homes. We moved the event from May to June this year to avoid what seems to be a very rainy month. No worries, May will host a couple of day rydes (at least) for sure.

Host Accommodations: Our favorite New Holland Host returns for 2017, The Country Squire Motor Inn, 504 E. Main Street, New Holland, PA., Tel: (717)[masked]. The motel currently has 30 rooms available and is offering a single occupancy rate of $74.00+Tax and dbl occupancy of $79.00 + Tax. Be sure to mention you are with the Maryland Spyder Web Spyder Clutter! MSW would like to book the Country Squire out. This location offers a great adjoining restaurant, as well as The Pub across the street.To secure your room at Country Squire, we strongly urge booking your reservation as soon as possible. Other events can tend build behind what we're dong and book fast.

Unfortunately, the Country Squire has a 'No Pets' policy. Other lodging can be obtained at the Comfort Inn - Amish Country, 626 W Main St, New Holland, PA, about a mile west on PA 23 from the Country Squire.

Friday June 23th (The Ryde Out): Those wishing to ryde out to new Holland with the MSW Cadre on Friday afternoon are welcome to. There will be two pick-up points. We will first depart Sandosky Shell, 887 Sandosky Road, Sykesville, MD (intersection of MD 32 and Sandosky) at 12:30pm. Our second pick-up point will be at approximately 2:00pm at the Highs Store at Highs, 3711 Federal Hill Road (MD 165), Jarrettsville, MD. This enables our friends from Harford and NE Baltimore and Cecil counties to join us without going out of their way to Sykesville. We will continue up into PA from Jarrettsville, arriving at New Holland between 3:30 and 4:00pm.

Ryde Schedule In Progress/TBD:

Friday, June 23rd Dinner: We'll probably ryde out to Funcks in Leola, about 9 miles west of New Holland. We had a blast there last year.

Saturday June 24th - 9:15 am - 4:00pm: Ryde to Port Deposit Maryland, Lees Landing and casual stroll through town. Rally point is the west end of the parking lot at Yoders Restaurant and Market, 14 S. Tower Road, New Holland. Ryders meeting at 9:15 am. Roll call will be taken, so please be on time. You must attend this ryde in order to be eligible for prizes at our Spyder Clutter Dinner!

Saturday, Evening -- The Spyder Clutter Dinner, Yoders Restaurant, 14 S. Tower Road, New Holland. We must be seated by 6:30pm. In addition to a great buffet-style meal (you can order off menu as well), we'll have announcements, ryder awards and prizes. This is always a great time for everyone.

Sunday, June 25th - 9:45am Ryders Meeting; 10:am departurefrom the Country Squire Motel, it's our Sunday Coffee and pastry ryde out to St. Peter's Village, a beautiful, rustic mill village in French Creek State Forest, followed by our scenic ryde back to New Holland and farewells. We've been trying to do this short but beautiful ryde for three years and in May the rain always got us. So far, so good for this year! :-)

Ryde Departures: Just a reminder, the Saturday ryde will depart from the west Parking lot adjacent to the Yoders Market and Restaurant Complex, 14 South Tower Street, New Holland. This is about 3/4 mile East of the Country Squire, off PA 23 (Main Street). Sunday's Ryde will depart from the Country Squire Motor Inn.