By Norm Kern
Motorcycle Sport Touring Association’s largest regional rally comes to Marietta, Ohio, Monday, August 23 – Sunday, Augut 29, offering sport touring routes, scenery, fine dining, and social time in a location that is easily reachable from all directions.
Come for the whole week or any part-
Every day is a riding day, with social time in the evenings. Most attendees arrive on Thursday, ride for two days and go home on Sunday. Saturday is the biggest riding day, so if you only come for the weekend, you’ll still have a great day of riding with lots of fun folks. If you come early, Monday-Wednesday, you will enjoy a relaxed, small rally atmosphere where it’s very easy to meet and get to know people.
Expect the parking lot to be empty during the day-
Everyone will be out riding the twisty roads of southeast Ohio and West Virginia. There are no large organized group rides. You can choose one of the official routes, create your own, go sightseeing or whatever strikes your fancy. Ride solo, with friends in small groups or sign up with one of the open groups if you are looking for someone to ride with. 2106-FB02.jpg 2106-FB02a.jpg We have more than twenty official road and five adventure routes to choose from.
What’s new for 2021
New Venue- You can choose from two event hotels on adjoining properties:
Hampton Inn: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/metohhx-hampton-marietta/ 2106-FB03.jpg
Camping: Multiple options are available nearby.
Outdoor Lounge: Wednesday-Saturday, our trademark “Outdoor Lounge” will be located at the South end of the Hampton Inn on a nice patio. We’ll have lots of chairs and pop-up shelters with tables so you can relax with friends. 2106-FB05.jpg
Dining: Monday-Thursday features Dinner Tours to nice restaurants in downtown Marietta. We carpool and use other transportation to get everyone there and back so you don’t have to gear up and ride your bike to enjoy a good dinner or adult beverage.
Friday and Saturday, we are NOT having included meals for 2021. Many attendees prefer to ride long routes on the weekend and would rather catch a bite to eat on the fly. This year’s venue has 10+ restaurants within close walking distance.
Saturday Night Closing Ceremony-
FlyBy Week’s closing ceremony on Saturday evening will feature door prizes from Lemon & Barrett’s Motorsports of Parkersburg, West Virginia.
T-Shirts are back for 2021, featuring a new logo by Chris Parker of Roadwolf Design. 2106-FB07.png Order them when you register for the event.
Free Therapeutic Massage- LMT Anne-Marie La France of Morganton, North Carolina, will be on hand Thursday-Saturday to provide free twenty minute mini-massages and full paid sessions.
Bike Wash- Water hoses and towels will be available. MSTA member and detailing expert Jeremy Riffle, owner of Vehicle Enhancements, Inc, Dayton, Ohio, will be on hand with tools and detailing supplies and to answer your questions about cleaning and finish protection for your bike.
Lee Parks Total Control Advanced Rider Clinic- MSTA’s own Helene Villemure will be offering this course the weekend before FlyBy Week. Details coming at flybyweek.com
For full info and registration, visit flybyweek.com or contact event coordinator Norm Kern at email@example.com. Event registration: http://c.planetreg.com/flybyweek2021