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MATES 2017

Mike Bianco

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We are pleased to announce that Culpeper, Virginia will be our destination for MATES 2017, from June 9-11. Culpeper offers beautiful rides, many options, and gorgeous countryside.

There are two options for hotels. We have booked a block at both places, where they will be held for us until early May. The two hotels are right next door to each other, so you can decide for yourselves which you prefer. When booking, refer to MATES TANDEM RALLY for the preferred rates.

The Holiday Inn Express is newer. The rates they are offering us are $139 per night.

The Best Western has a restaurant and bar, and a larger area for breakfast. Online ratings are still good – rated #2 in Culpeper, but not quite as good as the Holiday Inn express. The rates at the Best Western are $99 a night.

Breakfasts at both hotels are included. Both hotels have pools.

Meals included in your registration fees will include lunches on Saturday & Sunday, dinner on Saturday night. Friday night you will be on your own, and we will provide a suggested list of great options in Culpeper in your registration package.

Your hosts will be Steve Still, Terrie Tucker and Jim Pastorick.

Hotel Address Phone Number
Best Western 791 Madison Road, Culpeper, Va 540-825-1253
Holiday Inn Express 787 Madison Road, Culpeper, Va 540-825-7444


The following is the weekend’s itinerary:

Friday, June 9
Registration Best Western
Rides Depart from Best Western & Holiday Inn Express
Dinner On your own
Hospitality Room Best Western
Saturday, June 10
Breakfast Best Western or Holiday Inn
Rides Depart from Best Western & Holiday Inn Express
Lunch Park along route Catered by Thyme
Dinner Luigi’s Italian Restaurant, 235 Southgate Shopping Centre
Sunday, June 11
Breakfast Best Western or Holiday Inn
Rides Depart from Best Western & Holiday Inn Express
Lunch Pepper’s, Best Western


Registration for Mates 2017 is $110 per person. We are limiting registration to 50 couples. Rooms will be held until early May.

Sorry, registration is closed as we have reached capacity.

If you have any questions, please contact Terrie at terrietucker@rogers.com or phone 416-245- 1933.

Looking forward to seeing you in June!

Safe riding!

The 2017 MATES will be dedicated to the memory of Kim Green, an avid tandem partner and amazing woman. Many of you will have experienced some of the great MATES rallies in Carlisle, Pennsylvania that were organized by Kim and her husband Jim Pastorick. To be in Kim’s presence was a privilege. She was fun, intelligent, and always had a smile for you. Kim’s laugh was infectious. We will carry with us a friend, companion, and spirit of the tandem community.


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