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Meetings and Events Calendar - 2014
Thailand Mini-Meeting, January 10-11 - Chiang Mai - Greg Frazier hosts this event, which is expanding to 2 days - Still no charge, but please sign up here!
Brazil Mini-Meeting! February 22-23 - Iguassu - Rodolfo Datsch is hosting this event again, note that's a month earlier this year. No charge, but please sign up here!
Germany Summer Meeting - May 29 - June 1. 12th Meeting! Ober-Liebersbach. Online registration is open soon!
HUBB UK 2014, June 19-22. Donington. Sam Manicom and Iain Harper host the premier event for overland adventure travellers on two, three or four wheels! Online registration is open now! Check out the video from HUBB UK 2013 for a taster.
Atlantic Canada - July 4-6 in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Craig Cairns, Philip White and Clarence Tidd are organizing this event. Details and registration soon!
Colorado - July 11-13. Greg Frazier is hosting this Campfire and Ride Mini Meeting (and Dave Rankine and Chris Kelly are doing all the work!) Plan to RIDE! Online registration is open now! For a taster, here's a fantastic video created by Ed Haywood (mundobravo) of the 2013 event:
Ireland - July 18-20. Enniskillen. Liam, Naomi, Jochen and the team already have a bunch of great presenters lined up, including Sam Manicom. Online registration is open soon!
Canada West - August 21-24. Nakusp, BC. Ekke and Audrey are back, Kevan and Karen Ibbotson will be there and so will we! Great riding in the area, friendly town and lots of great presentations and workshops lined up. Online registration is open now!
North Carolina -Sep 4-7. Stecoah, NC. Moved back to September and cooler weather! Southern hospitality provided by Mike Kilpatrick, assisted by Steve Anderson, John and Charlene and the team at Ironhorse Motorcycle Lodge. Great riding in the Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway and Blue Ridge Parkway. Online registration will be open soon!
Ontario Canada, September 11-14. Fantastic location on Lake Manitou near Parry Sound! Online registration is open now! See the unofficial video by Avner Skolnik from the 2013 Ride-out led by Bill Hooykaas.
California, Sept. 25-28. New location - Yosemite! Lots of camping space, several large presentation rooms, and a very friendly town! Online registration is open now!
Queensland, Oct 3-6. New location - Beaudesert! Online registration will be open soon!
Portugal, Algarve, Oct 3-6. Chris Banks and Andy Smith are organizing this event at Albufeira Camping in the Algarve. Details and registration to come soon!
Perth, Oct 10-12. Tamara and Xander Kabat will be hosting this event, supported by Ewen MacGregor and a great team of volunteers. Details and registration to come soon!
Meetings in planning stages
USA North East - Steve Anderson is organizing this event. Dates and details to come.
India - in progress. Dates and details to come.
Dates subject to change, more dates and locations to come as we get them. Check back here before you plan a trip!
Curious what people think about our events? Like more photos and reports? See the Previous Meetings reports!
Get involved! Become a Volunteer, Host a meeting in your area, or Present your story or tech clinic!
Present YOUR travel adventure!
From Brian Coles, who presented at the HU UK 2005 meeting:
"... Since attending the 2003 meeting a month before I set out to 'do the Americas,' I feel that I have now come full circle by presenting a slide show of my trip at Derby. It was an incredible feeling to have achieved my first public presentation. The thanks I received afterwards made it extra special. The HU meetings are unique in size and atmosphere. Everyone is friendly and more than willing to help, whatever the question. I felt that when I started the trip in 2003, and I felt that this weekend when I then presented it. I can recommend presenting your 'trip of a lifetime' to anyone that has been out there and done it. Thanks to you, Susan, and all the organisers, Brian"
Present YOUR Tech Clinic - good at something of interest to motorcycle Travellers? Please do a Tech Clinic for us!
Had a great trip? Got good stories and pics of it? Never presented before? Tips for putting on a successful Travel Slide Show!
Please Volunteer to help out! Odd jobs, registration, gate, etc. We can use your help, and only a couple of hours makes a big difference to make it a better event for everyone!
Vendors/Traders sign up here to join us at a Meeting.
What's a Mini-Meeting?
Small "local" HU Community meetings, often held in someone's backyard/garden/field for a barbie, or in a restaurant or local watering hole. Often held to welcome a traveller passing through, or just as an excuse to get together and keep the travel fires burning. Join, and contact your local Community to get a discussion started on where and when, then let me know and I'll post it here! OR just post it on the HUBB in the HU Events Forum.
Are you an Overland Adventure Traveller?
Does the smell of spices wafting through the air make you think of Zanzibar, a cacophony of honking horns is Cairo, or a swirl of brilliantly patterned clothing Guatemala? Then this is the site for you!
Hosted by Grant and Susan Johnson, RTW 1987-1998
Comments about HU Events
"I don't even have plans to go ride around the world, but the presentations and people were great and you guys did an awesome job!"
"It was wonderful!! Loved the chance to rub elbows with experienced rtw'ers, and get their experiences/ views/ perspectives. The mantra I took away was 'just do it'."
"I have picked up so much information... and met some new friends and wonderful people."
"A superb event that was really well organised. I found the atmosphere amongst the attendees to be very positive too."
"I have not done much travelling so it was like visiting with a world traveller - Presenters were very approachable."
"Great atmosphere and camaraderie, especially at dinner time, and interesting presentations."
"Folks were all great and the most amazing thing was there was NO ATTITUDE."
"I have learned so much, made some great mates and met some of the best people. I was buzzing by the time I got home. I have a little trip planned and just can't wait to get out there."
HU Events Refund Policy
We know 'stuff happens', and you know we have financial commitments to venues and caterers!
If you're unable to attend an event, please let us know (by e-mail reply to your confirmation e-mail from us) so we don't worry that something has happened to you...
Up to 30 days prior to event start, we will refund all fees in full less a $10 (or €9 or £8) fee for handling and PayPal charges.
Up to 10 days prior to event start, we will refund camping/accommodation and food packages in full less a $10 (or €9 or £8) handling fee. We will apply your registration fee to any subsequent HU event in the year or following year. If you have purchased a t-shirt, let us know your mailing address and we'll send it out.
Within 10 days of the event start, there will be no refunds, but we will apply your registration fee to any subsequent HU event in the year or following year. If you have purchased a t-shirt, let us know your mailing address and we'll send it out.
9th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is ending soon! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!