HeinkelFest 2017

Bring your Heinkel to HeinkelFest 2017

September 2017
Colorado Springs, CO

Warm afternoons and cool evenings, there is no finer weather for scootering in Colorado!

Bring your Tourist to Colorado Springs for several days of beautiful riding, camaraderie, good eats and education.

This will be my fifth HeinkelFest. Since 2009, attendees have visited from Germany, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia and of course Colorado.

The event is open to all Heinkel, OddScoot and Vintage scooter owners. If you have any questions, please send e-mail to me.

More than any year prior, HeinkelFest 2017 will focus on Heinkel Tourist repairs. To achieve this goal, we will build a scooter during the week and ride it upon completion. Of course we will include a number of rides and photo ops that have become the norm of these festivals.

NOTE: Unless stated otherwise, all events will occur at the Green Willow Motel Cottages.

Tentative Schedule:

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Notes:

Jetting: I have 15 spare high altitude jets for Bing carburetors. All Heinkel attendees will receive a loaner high altitude jet while you attend. Think of this as a mini-tech session!

Mind Games: Get ready for more mind bending fun. Who else offers this level of Heinkel-nerdiness?

Tech Sessions: This year, we will assemble a Tourist! Look at each day's agenda for the topic list.

Free Time: Don't feel compelled to do everything I have scheduled. This is your vacation - relax and unwind if necessary.

Lodging:

Green Willow

The Green Willow Motel Cottages will provide lodging for HeinkelFest.

Green Willow has an elaborate property within walking distance of Manitou Springs. A beautiful picnic area is ours to use for as many meals as we would like.

Their property is beautiful!

They have 15 unique cottages each with a slightly different layout accommodating a different number of guests.

Possible Ride Destinations:

Fox Run Regional Park:

Fox Run is located in Black Forest approximately 20 miles north of Colorado Springs.

Visit the Fox Run Regional Park page for more information.

Palmer Park:

Palmer Park is located in central Colorado Springs and offers spectacular views of the city.

Garden of the Gods:

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods Park is Colorado Springs most visited park.

The park contains many rock formations which are ancient sedimentary beds of red, blue, purple, and white sandstones, conglomerates and limestone. The formations were deposited horizontally, but have now been tilted vertically and faulted by the immense mountain building forces caused by the uplift of the Pikes Peak massif.

The Garden of the Gods is located within Colorado Springs and is only a few minutes from downtown. I recommend several visits: morning, noon and night.

Visit the Garden of the Gods page for more information.

Pikes Peak:

Pikes Peak

If your scooter is up for the adventure and the weather cooperates, please consider a ride to the top of Pikes Peak.

In 2013, nine Heinkels have conquered the 14,115 foot mountain. I would like to see us double the count in 2015!

There is only one way up and back: the route. You can expect a 4 hour adventure on this ride! During other Pikes Peak ascents, I've been stopped by snow at the 12,000 foot mark. Will we make it? Only Mother Nature knows…

Visit the Pikes Peak page for more information.

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