HU Travellers Meeting Video
Next HU Meetings and Events - 2014
South Africa, Nov 14-16. Near Potchefstroom. Kobus Fourie is hosting this event at his fabulous Elgro River game lodge and conference centre. We'll be there! Online registration is open now!
HU Meetings and Events - 2015
Virginia - April 9-12, 2015. Appomattox. Steve Anderson has found a great venue! Details and online registration for early birds is open now!
Horizons Unlimited Mountain Madness - Morocco - 13-16 May, 2015
The HUMM is a unique three-day, off-road motorcycle orienteering/geo-caching event near Ifrane in the mid-Atlas mountains of Morocco. Test your map reading and navigation skills, find hidden secrets and enjoy the fabulous riding. The trails and roads are amazing, the scenery is breath-taking, and the people are wonderful - so come on down with your friends! And for those of you who would like to bring along your non-riding spouse / significant other, Ifrane offers lots of activities nearby, from spa/massage to souq shopping and a large national park to explore!
If a picture is worth 1000 words, how much is a video worth?! Check out the HUMM 2015 event trailer!
Germany Summer, May 14-17. Great New Location - Campingplatz Pfrimmtal is located 35 km west of the Rhine river, about 50 km south of Mainz, just at the entrance of one of the best riding areas of Germany - the Pfälzer Wald! Great facilities - even showers! Jens Ruprecht is hosting this event. Online registration open soon!
Ontario, June 18-21. New Date and Great New Location - HU Ontario 2015 will be held at the OELC (Ontario Education Leadership Centre) along the shores of beautiful Lake Couchiching, only 1 hour north of Toronto. This fabulous 180 acre site has everything, and more, that you were asking for: great family style, all you care to eat catered meals; heated presentation rooms and dining hall all in the same building; choice of heated motel-style rooms or dorm rooms, with washrooms-both at very reasonable rates; unlimited grassy camping; two large fire pits; wifi; within 10 miles of the BMW OFF-Road Training School: BMW Horseshoe; and lots of great roads and trails nearby for every skill level and riding style. Online registration open soon!
Ireland - June 26-28. We're back in Enniskillen, what a fantastic venue and the friendliest people you will ever meet! "The food was delicious (without a doubt the best I ever had at a rally or meet up), the entertainment fabulous and the presentations mind-blowing!" Liam, Naomi, Jochen and the team already have a bunch of great presenters lined up. Online registration will open soon!
Canada West - August 20-23, 2015. Nakusp, BC. Super riding in the area and very friendly town. Mark your calendars now, online registration for early birds opens soon!
Queensland, Sep 24-27, 2015. Note the earlier date! Helen Black and Scott McMurtrie are hosting this event, supported by Shane Kuhl, Karen Lewis and a great team of volunteers. Mark your calendars now, online registration for early birds opens soon!
California, Sept. 24-27, 2015. Great location - Yosemite! Lots of camping space, several large presentation rooms, and a very friendly town! Flip Morton and Nicole Espinosa are the local hosts for this event, supported by Craig Haggart and Bill Miner. Mark your calendars - online registration for early birds opens soon!
North Carolina - Oct 8-11, 2015. Stecoah, NC. Perfect time of year! 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. Mark your calendars now, online registration for early birds opens soon!
Australia WA - Perth, Oct 9-11, 2015. Great location - Fairbridge Village! Mark your calendars - online registration for early birds opens soon!
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!
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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.
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Comments about HU Events
"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."
We know 'stuff happens', and you know we have financial commitments to venues and caterers!
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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 15 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 15 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.
Next HU Events
- Thailand: Jan 9-11, 2015
- NEW! USA Virginia: Apr 9-12
- NEW! HUMM Morocco: May 13-16
- Germany: May 14-17
- Canada Ontario: Jun 18-21
- Ireland: June 26-28
- Colorado: July 17-19 TBC
- Canada West: Aug 20-23
- USA California: Sep 24-27
- Aus Queensland: Sep 24-27
- USA North Carolina: Oct 8-11
- Aus Perth: Oct 9-11
- Germany: Oct 22-25
10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!
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