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Meetings and Events Calendar - 2014
Germany Summer Meeting - May 29 - June 1. 12th Meeting! Ober-Liebersbach. Online registration is open now!
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.
Canada Maritimes - July 4-6 in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Craig Cairns, Philip White and Clarence Tidd are organizing this event. Online registration is open now!
Colorado - July 11-13. Greg Frazier is hosting this Campfire and Ride Adventure Weekend (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. 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 is open now!
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 is open now!
Ontario, 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.
UK - Haggs Bank, Sep 19-21. 2nd Horizons Unlimited Adventure Weekend in Cumbria - England's Last Wilderness! Danny Taylor of HU 'Road Kill Cookout' fame is hosting this event at his beautifully restored bunkhouse and campsite. Comment from the 2013 event: "The hospitality, scenery, campsite and amenities, the food, drinks, good music and the people were simply first class." Mark your calendars now, more details to come!
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! Shane Kuhl and Helen Black are hosting this event, supported by a great team of volunteers. Online registration is open now!
Australia WA - Perth, Oct 10-12. New location - Fairbridge Village! Tamara and Xander Kabat are hosting this event, supported by a great team of volunteers. Online registration is open now!
Australia VIC - October 24-26. Cavendish, Victoria. Anthony and Janet Morrison are the local hosts for this event in the beautiful Grampian Mountains. Strictly limited numbers, so don't miss out! Online registration is open now!
South Africa, Nov 14-16. Near Potchefstroom. Kobus Fourie is hosting this event at his fabulous Elgro River game lodge and conference centre. Mark your calendars now, more details to come!
In planning stages
Australia - New South Wales - Finalising venue for end of October or early November. 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!
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
"My first HU meeting but not my last! I thought I'd feel awkward but there were quite a few 'newbies' and I discovered I had been to a lot more places than I had thought. The friendliness and diversity of the people attending made it great! See you next year!"
"The presentations ran back-to-back all weekend and we suffered an overload of marvellous photos and interesting talks and funny, lovely inspiring people! It's hard to imagine a world beyond travel where the real people exist with jobs and mortgages and bills..."
"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!"
"What a FANTASTIC event! We found the atmosphere totally different to our usual events; everyone was so friendly - it was almost like one big family... the HUBB event isn't a show - rather it is a 'gathering of like minded people', and we decided we liked that very much."
"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'."
"Folks were all great and the most amazing thing was there was NO ATTITUDE."
"As a 4x4 member we were all made to feel very welcome. From the moment we were greeted at the gate, to the moment we left, everyone we met treated us almost as family."
"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! I'm gutted that I can't just drop everything and head off again myself."
"We had awesome talks and great discussion sessions and workshops. Everyone chipped in to keep the place amazingly clean and the event running smoothly, and as I've come to expect of motorbike travellers, were very well behaved :-)"
"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!
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 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
- Germany: May 29-June 1
- HUBB UK: June 19-22
- NEW! Canada Maritimes: July 4-6
- USA Colorado: July 11-13
- Ireland: July 18-20
- Canada West: Aug 21-24
- USA North Carolina: Sept. 4-7
- Canada Ontario: Sept. 11-14
- NEW! UK - Haggs Bank: Sept. 19-21
- USA California: Sept. 25-28
- Aus Queensland: Oct 3-6
- Aus Perth: Oct 10-12
- Aus VIC: Oct 24-26
- NEW! South Africa: Nov 14-16
Horizons Unlimited DVD Special - it's time to Get Ready!
Northerners! The weather outside is frightful, so what better time to start planning your next adventure! To help you get started, for February we're taking 30% off the Get Ready! DVD in the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'GETREADY' on your order when you checkout.
10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!
Voting will commence soon for the 2015 HU Calendar winners!
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