Torches Across America (TAA) is a motorcycle ride for all riders who want to show their respect to everyone who lost their lives and to the family's who lost their loved ones on that sad morning of September 11, 2001. TAA takes nine days, starting on the West Coast (Sept 3rd). Ride the whole trip, just through your state or a few miles when it comes in your area. If you can not take time to ride on the ride, everyone is welcome to be with us at any of the stops we make going across the country.

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

TAA Ride Update Motels My Wife And I Are Staying At

Hi Everyone,

Here are all the motels my wife and I will be staying at except for
Troy, IL. The ones putting everything together in Troy, IL, need to
know how many riders will be spending the night so they can get us the
best price. So please sign up on the web
site for I can give them a number.

Suzanne Schneider emailed me and told me they charged her $ 115.00
plus tax at " The Holland Hotel ", (once Holland Motor Lodge), and I called them today and they
told me prices have gone up. I talked to Quentin Bristow the General Manager
and he told me when making your reservation to ask for him and to let
him know your with Torches Across America. So please call him Suzanne
for he can change yours. You can make reservations at The Holland Hotel by phone or sending an email to Quentin Bristow and the email address is,

I can not stress this enough as we get closer to September 11, 2012,
motel rates will go up. So make your reservation now and if you can not make the trip you can
always cancel. This way you get the best price. In the case of The Holland Hotel
you will get a room but if you do not make an early reservation you might not get to stay there because it is not that big and groups do book there for 9/11/.

When calling an asking for reservations always ask for the (Torches
Across America) rate except Americas Best Value Padre Trail Inn in San
Diego, CA.

Here is the list of motels again except for Troy, IL;

Evening of September 2&3, 2012, San Diego, CA; Americas Best Value
Padre Trail Inn, 4200 Taylor St., San Diego, CA, 92110, 619-297-3291.
I made my reservations thru and was given a very
good price $ 147.48. This motel was given a 4 star on TripAdvisor and
is in a great location for touring around San Diego.

Evening of September 4, 2012, Kingman, AZ; Travel Lodge, 3275 Andy
Devine Ave., Kingman, AZ, 86401, 928-757-1188. 1 to 2 people $ 55.00
plus tax and 2 to 4 people $ 65.00 plus tax.

Evening of September 5, 2012, Albuquerque, NM; Western Star (once the
Comfort Inn), 2015 Menaul NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87107, 505-881-3210. 1
to 4 people $ 55.00 plus tax. You can make your reservations online at and the code is (torch). Or you can call them.
After putting in the code on the next page look for (Torches Across
America ) rate and click book now.

Evening of September 6, 2012, Amarillo, TX; Red Roof  INN, 1620 East
I-40, Amarillo, TX, 79103, 806-374-2020. 1 to 4 people $ 50.99 plus

Evening of September 7, 2012, Tulsa, OK; Econo Lodge, 11629 East
Skelly Dr., Tulsa, OK, 74128, 918-437-9200. 1 bed 2 people $ 40.00
plus tax, 2 beds 2 people $ 49.00 plus tax.

Evening of September 8, 2012, Troy, IL; Everyone who is helping put
everything together in Troy would like me to give them an idea of how
many riders are coming for they can get motels set up for us. So if
everyone that has not told me so far if your coming please do for I
can let them know.

Evening of September 9, 2012, Cambridge, OH; Southgate Hotel (once
Holiday Inn), 2248 Southgate Parkway, Cambridge, OH, 43725,
740-432-7313. 1 to 2 people $ 65.00 plus tax and 2 to 4 people $ 75.00
plus tax.

Evening of September 10, 2012, Jersey City, NJ; The Holland Hotel, (once Holland Motor Inn),
175 12th. St., Jersey City, NJ, 07310, 201-963-6200. For my wife and I
it is $ 109.00 plus tax. Quentin Bristow is the General Manager and he said to
call him when making the reservations. Tell him your with the Torches
Across America Ride for this rate. Or you can email him at
( If your going or thanking about going on
the ride you better make reservations now because their rooms will not
last long. We can park our bike, trike, car or truck. in The Holland Hotel
parking lot or at the Hoboken MC Club House parking lot
for the evening.

Evening of September 11, 2012; Allentown, PA, Howard Johnson Inn &
Suites, 3220 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA, 18103, 610-439-4000. 1 to
4 people $ 59.00 plus tax.

The ride ends in Shanksville, PA, on September 12, 2012. We will be
going to the Flight 93 National Memorial and Flight 93 Chapel. I tried
to get something set up for that evening in Somerset, PA, but nothing
worked out so the ride will end after visiting the Flight 93 Chapel.

Remember this ride is not for any charity it is from the heart of the
riders and volunteers who put it together. It is for any make, model,
bike, trike, car or truck.

Have a great day. Gary Covert


Anonymous Julie Manivanh said...

Hi Gary! I am the Front Office Manager of the Fairfield Inn & Suites Tulsa Southeast, located at the intersection of the Creek Turnpike and Highway 169. We would love to set up a group rate for anyone participating in the Torches Across America Ride. My General Manger, Stacey Wyett, just sent you an email. We'd like to offer your group a $59 rate for standard kings and standard double queens, and $69 for our executive king suites, which include a king bed, full-size sofabed, mini-fridge, & microwave. Our hotel offers complimentary hot breakfast, complimentary wi-fi, and an indoor pool and hot-tub. Our property has plenty of parking & a large empty field in front if you guys wanted to have an outdoor gathering. Stacey used to manage the Courtyard Tulsa Central, who was a host hotel for the Combat Veterans Ride a few years ago, and we would love to host your group.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 12:17:00 PM  

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