Reminiscent of our first ride 4-years ago, we did a scenic drive along the shore and through Atlantic Highlands to On The Deck for lunch. Sorry to see the season winding down but we are still actively riding!
Our second annual trip to New Hope was a success! We had a large group - 23 of us drove from NJ into New Hope, PA and met up with 8 of the NYC Vespa Club. Fran’s Pub in New Hope hosted us and the clubs also collected backpacks for students going back to school.
The July ride was our largest ride except for the parade - 30 scooters in total. We rode to Delicious Orchards where we enjoyed the apple cider donuts and then washed them down with some local brews at The Source.
We are definitely becoming professional paraders now. The weather held out and all had a good time at the Ocean Grove Independence Day Parade.
Who doesn't love a parade? I think we are getting good at this. We celebrated 'Vespa Parade Day' with 60 or so of our closest friends and took a long ride with a pizza party at the end.
The trip to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville and Working Dog Winery in Highstown was a success! The ride was fantastic despite the unusual and extreme heat - some traffic due to a down tree coming home was rough but didn't ruin the zen feeling of the day.
We were 19-strong as we rode to Rumson for our beginning of the year meeting and then off to Pete & Elda's where three of us earned our Whole Pie Eaters t-shirts!
Irish eyes were smiling on us as we participated in the Highlands Saint Patrick's Day Parade on a beautiful day despite a formidable forecast. It was great to see all our friends on 2-wheels -- both old and new!
The Holiday Party was a success! A good time was had by all -- we had a fantastic afternoon at our absolute favorite spot, Franny’s. We caught up and had a white elephant gift exchange as well as collected for Toys For Tots and a hoodie collection on behalf of the Highlands Lions Club for the Blessing Bag Brigade.
The Chaos Crew was invited to the Long Branch Columbus Day Parade.
For our October ride, once again, the Chaos Crew stepped up and brought donations to Ronald McDonald House in Long Branch - fulfilling many items on their Wish List. The ride to Bell Works where we held our quarterly meeting was fantastic!
First we were postponed for a month, then we had some setbacks on the way but at the end of the day, it was one of our favorite rides! New Hope, PA!
We are not only resilient, we are adaptable too! Incoming hurricane? No problem - let's stay local! We went to 4JG's Orchard and Vineyard!
Not many pictures from Laurita Winery but that is because we had so much fun riding there and checking out the food trucks!
We paraded alright! Vespa Parade Day 2021.
Gorgeous day for a ride along the ocean to Seaside!
Fantastic first ride of the season! Our largest yet with 17 riders. Kicked off in Long Branch, rode to Hartshorne Woods and through Red Bank. Lunch at No Limits Cafe, followed by a drop-off to the Middletown Lions who will be packaging donations for distribution to the homeless through the Blessing Bag Brigade.
Last Ride of the Season - Fox Hollow Vineyards
JSCC Meeting and Lighthouse Ride
Country Roads Excursion through Amish Country.
Fun ride and we all made it through Weird NJ's Whippoorwill Road!
Nice to escape the heat today and see some of the more rural parts of Monmouth County including horse farms, a goat farm and even a few deer.
Our first ride as a group as we emerge from quarantine - many new faces and new friends as well as a sizable food donation to Lunch Break in Red Bank.
Nice drive through Long Branch and then through scenic back roads passing many horse farms to arrive at Fox Hollow Vineyards in Holmdel.
Scenic drive along the Shore to Sunset Landing in Asbury Park for brunch and then on to Vespa Monmouth to check out the new scooters.
Scenic drive along the Shore, stop at Sandy Hook Lighthouse and Fort Hancock and then on to lunch at Tommy's Tap House in Sea Bright.
Scenic drive through Monmouth County, stop at Delicious Orchards for lunch and then on to 4JG Winery in Colts Neck.
Scenic drive along the shore, stop at Mt. Mitchell and through Atlantic Highlands to On The Deck for lunch.