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Old 24 Nov 2019
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Smile HU Germany Summer 2021 is September 16-19 2021

UPDATE:
The HU Germany Summer Meeting is postponed to September 16-19 2021, as you would expect given the current vaccination progress.

The Autumn Event is cancelled for 2021.
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Help us celebrate 20 years of Horizons Unlimited meetings and the 24th HU Germany Travellers Meeting! Hooray Jens! Great location in a fantastic riding area - Campingplatz Pfrimmtal - 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! A proper campground with great facilities - even showers! Jens Ruprecht is hosting this event.

"...it was a fantastic weekend and I'll definitely be back again"

UPDATE:
We have been communicating with our local organisers and event venues, and monitoring regional and global developments, including travel bans and local restrictions on events. Our fingers have been firmly crossed that a few months of sacrifices would allow us all to get back to 'normal'.

Unfortunately, the worsening COVID-19 situation and outbreaks have slowed down the reopening process, further restricting the numbers of attendees at events and imposing new rules for attendees. Today we've been advised that the campground will only allow 100 people maximum (previously 150). This means that no one will be allowed to just 'show up', and we will be responsible for enforcing security at the gate to turn people away, some of whom may have come a long distance. There will be a maximum of 30-40 people allowed into the presentation barn for slide shows, a maximum of 10 people per firepit, masks worn whenever inside, one person at a time in the washrooms, etc.

The friendly atmosphere that we cherish for HU events will be difficult or impossible to maintain if the organisers have to be the 'police' for the event.

As we consider risks and impacts, we are also aware that the HU demographic skews a wee bit older, and our deepest wish is that your well-being remains intact. Also, we are concerned about our organising team who have to run it and keep people happy AND safe while staying safe themselves. After discussing with our local organizers, past participants and the venue, we've reluctantly concluded it's not possible to hold the event this year. Therefore, we have made the difficult decision to postpone HU Germany to September 16-19 2021. Jens and the team are eager to welcome you back!

We appreciate that some of you will have made travel arrangements and incurred other costs, and we hope that you can change those plans. The campground and restaurant will be open, so if you have made reservations you can still visit.

If you want to keep your registration to the new date, we will carry it forward for you. No need to do anything. Many of you will be aware that the income from events helps to fund the website hosting and other fixed costs of keeping Horizons Unlimited going. Carrying your registration forward will help us out a LOT. Thanks!

For refunds, PLEASE REPLY to your original Registration Confirmation email to make it easier for us to find, or if you can't do that, please email a request to: events-c ((a}} horizonsunlimited.com with the subject "Refund for Germany 2020 please".


This may change at any moment, so stay in touch through the HUBB forum or social media. We will be providing updates as needed on the 1st and 15th of every month, OR as needed. Stay updated here on this thread or the overall COVID thread here: https://www.horizonsunlimited.com/covid

Please direct your questions to:events-c ((a}} horizonsunlimited.com

Or post general comments of interest to the event on this thread.

We will send emails announcing changes only to everyone already registered for an event with all needed details.
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Jens organises a great event. I’ve been a couple of times to the autumn do and have always had a warm welcome and a lot of fun.

So I am hoping to convince my traveling companions to meet me there this spring and to use the event as a jumping off point for our spring/summer tour into Asia on our old BMW Airheads.
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HU Germany May 2020 - Who's going?

Hi

I am registered and paid up for the above meet and will be traveling from Ireland , through England, and onto the event. I plan a reasonably leisurely trip down to Germany and will be going solo. If anyone is making the trip and wants to meet up let me know. I can go via Calais or Hull depending. If this isn't the correct place to post this, apologies and some guidance would be helpful

Martin
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I am registered and paid up for the above meet and will be traveling from Ireland , through England, and onto the event. I plan a reasonably leisurely trip down to Germany and will be going solo. If anyone is making the trip and wants to meet up let me know. I can go via Calais or Hull depending. If this isn't the correct place to post this, apologies and some guidance would be helpful



Martin


I'm going, living in The Netherlands and leaving from there. Might be a different route than yours I guess. Anyway looking forward to the event.


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Hey HU,

I joined HU first Italy event 2018 and it was amazing.
Great atmosphere
Will join HU event in May 2020 and really looking forward to meet like-minded travelers.
We are planing the trip of our life and hoping to find some good company for some countries.

Cheers and see you,
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Too bad isle of man tt got cancelled would have been a great after destination.
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HU Germany Summer now July 30 - August 2, 2020

ALL POSTPONED TO 2021!!!




As we tend to do on adventures, we have encountered unanticipated detours and uncertainties this year. Some re-routing is needed in order to find a new path forward. We understand that you may be wondering whether the event is going ahead as planned, and how that may affect your own travel decisions.

We have been communicating with our local organisers and event venues, and monitoring regional and global developments, including travel bans and local restrictions on events. We hope that the corona-virus situation is under control before June, but it might not be.

We are also aware that the HU demographic skews a wee bit older, and our deepest wish is that your well-being remains intact. We also are very aware that the small communities our events are held in have very limited medical resources, and we don't want to bring the virus to them with a large group of people from all over the world. Thus we have made the difficult decision to postpone.
We are postponing until July 30 - August 2, 2020. NOTE that this date IS subject to change.
We will be monitoring the situation, and will absolutely err on the side of caution.


And of course don't forget the Autumn Event: October 29 - November 1 2020.
The 2021 Date is confirmed: 13-16 May 2021
We appreciate that some of you will have made travel arrangements and incurred other costs, and we hope that you can change those plans.
If you want to keep your registration to the new date, we will carry it forward for you. No need to do anything. Carrying your registration forward will help us out a LOT. Thanks!

If you need a refund, we will provide it as soon as possible, but please be patient. For refunds, PLEASE REPLY to your original Registration Confirmation email to make it easier for us to find.
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Remember that worrying does lower your immune system, so don't binge on news. (yes we struggle with that one too!) And most importantly - take care of yourself and your loved ones!

Virtual hugs from Jens, Grant and Susan and all the HU family
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I hope the meeting in germany will take place.
The old lady will tell us! (merkel)


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Hope to see you all end of July at travellers meeting
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Just signed up! Looking forward!

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So - everything is unchanged - right ?
See you soon in Pfrimmtal - camping is allowed?

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I hope so. Really looking forward attending my first HU meeting camp
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As of now, no changes, and camping is allowed!

that COULD change at ANY time, but we're on top of it, Jens is checking again Monday to be sure.
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HU Germany Summer 2020 is July 30-Aug 2 2020

@Jens, are attendees required to wear mouth mask at the camping site? Any other restrictions?


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UPDATE sent to all registered attendees of Germany Summer 2020 Meeting:

Hi everyone,

We were hoping to not have to write this letter.

We have been communicating with our local organisers and event venues, and monitoring regional and global developments, including travel bans and local restrictions on events. Our fingers have been firmly crossed that a few months of sacrifices would allow us all to get back to 'normal'.

Unfortunately, the worsening COVID-19 situation and outbreaks have slowed down the reopening process, further restricting the numbers of attendees at events and imposing new rules for attendees. Today we've been advised that the Pfrimmtal campground can only allow 100 people maximum (previously 150). This means that no one will be allowed to just 'show up', and we will be responsible for enforcing security at the gate to turn people away, some of whom may have come a long distance. There will be a maximum of 30-40 people allowed into the presentation barn for slide shows, a maximum of 10 people per firepit, masks worn whenever inside, one person at a time in the washrooms, etc. The friendly atmosphere that we cherish for HU events will be difficult or impossible to maintain if the organisers have to be the 'police' for the event.

As we consider risks and impacts, we are also aware that the HU demographic skews a wee bit older, and our deepest wish is that your well-being remains intact. Also, we are concerned about our organising team who have to run it and keep people happy AND safe while staying safe themselves. After discussing with our local organizer Jens, a number of past participants and the venue, we've reluctantly concluded it's not possible to hold the event this year.

Therefore, we have made the difficult decision to postpone HU Germany to 13-16 May 2021. Jens and the team are eager to welcome you back NEXT year!

We appreciate that some of you will have made travel arrangements and incurred other costs, and we hope that you can change those plans. The campground and restaurant will be open, so if you have made reservations you can still visit.

If you want to keep your registration to the new date, we will carry it forward for you. No need to do anything. Many of you will be aware that the income from events helps to fund the website hosting and other fixed costs of keeping Horizons Unlimited going. Carrying your registration forward will help us out a LOT. Thanks!

For refunds, PLEASE REPLY to your original Registration Confirmation email to make it easier for us to find, or if you can't do that, please email a request to: events-c ((a ] horizonsunlimited.com

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Thanks for your understanding in this difficult time. Positive outcomes grow from staying true to what makes the global HU community special: inspiration, information, and connection through shared experiences, tolerance, and mutual kindness. Please continue to listen to and follow the advice of your local health authorities. Stay healthy so that we can all catch up later.

Enjoy the summer, ride out and find adventures in your own backyard! Take lots of pics and plan to tell some new local stories at HU Germany 2021.

Now get out and ride in your own area, and stay socially distanced!

Virtual hugs from Grant and Susan at HU, Jens and the team at HU Germany, and all the HU family
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