Well, in one word, we decided here, in the Russian
Far East, to hold a rally (jamboree, hangout, bike party,
festival…in short, call it as you please) proudly named
"Facing the Ocean".
It's gonna be the first, but I'm sure not the last,
hangout, because everyone will want once again to take
a dip in the Pacific waters, see old friends or meet
For many the journey itself is what really matters.
To cross the whole Russia is a cool longrange trip!
The decision to organize such a huge meeting of all
our friends in a superb place was not reached right
away, no kidding.
'cause I had to explain my idea to everyone, to interest
them and finally to believe in it ourselves…And it was
But now, after most bikeclubs and some individual unclubbed
bikers have informed us of their willingness to join
us at the party "Facing th Ocean" this idea
has become a reality.
Several well-known moto-travelers from Germany, Austria,
Czech Republic and Italy made up their minds to come
to the party "Facing the Ocean".
This summer, to be exact from
15 till 17 of August, 2003, we are planning to hold
the first in the Russian Far East Bike-Party "Facing
Bike-party is not really a bike show or a similar
pompous event with obligatory traditional hot dogs,
rolling barrels and cussing (literally) rock-folk band
that even deafens the roar of your darling bike.
Bike Party is just a meeting of friends without any
What really matters is that have come, that you are
with us, that you are around your friends who, like
you, are in love with the speed and wind!
Isn't it cool to spend 3-4 days in one of the most beautiful
and pure places on our planet?
You are not obliged to do anything, just come!
No limits in using your club colors, no official invitations
'cause you're a free person, you're a biker (or a motor-cyclist)!
I suggest organizing our meeting as a star rally-
it's when from different places everybody starts, and
travel by all available means and suddenly we all get
to one place.
In other words, if you are not really sure that your
plodder-Ural or Jawa (that have seen a lot) will manage
to get you to Vladivostok, don't worry - just put your
bike into the baggage car and come by the train to the
bike-party place. And you may want to go home on your
The road from Vladivostok to Moscow is pretty decent
now. Nothing to be afraid of…If it comes to the pinch,
you can use the rail platform to get thru the hardest
part which is in Amurskiy region from Shilka to Shimanovsk.
By the way, many of my friends are going to stay in
Vlad for a while after the party.
First of all, to hang around with their friends for
some more time, and also to buy a Janpanese bike and
ride back home on it.
But these are only plans…
Now about the place of the bike-party.
There are some scenic bays and virtually pristine
taiga situated 200 km away from Vladivostok near Nakhodka.
So we'll meet by one of those bays.
Here you can find the coordinate
data on GPS, scanned maps and some useful tips.
For 3-4 days we'll be socializing with one another
and with the nature, eat fresh caught fish, drink beer,
swim in our wonderful Pacific waters, sunbathe, screw
up loosened nuts in our bikes, make friends with other
bikers, in short, just enjoy ourselves.
Afterwards, we, filled with impressions, depart to our
cities and provinces.
In reality, the Russian Far-East is a magnificent wonder
of our planet. You'll have a lot to remember of and
to tell your less decisive friends for the whole year.
It's impossible to forget about such a long distance
By the ocean you can rest from every bad and dirty
While drinking beer you can swing your legs in this
clean water and spend time with your new and old friends.
After that you can say to yourself ,"I MADE IT!".
And everything will be OK.
You have some time before August to handle all matters
with getting your bike ready, with vacation, necessary
sum of money - taking into consideration that you don't
really need a lot of money for such a travel.
Yeah… almost forgot, don't forget to bring along a
couple of plastic bottles of the best beer produced
in your region - we'll have a beer-tasting!
If you have any questions write to me firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't be afraid! It's usually scary to make only the
If you want to get advice from ohters who are also
hesitating, or you'd like to tell us some interesting
stuff, or you're looking for a travel companion, then
visit our conference
If you've decided to come, click here
We are looking forward to your joining us here in August!!!!
Here's a modest list of those who actually make it happen.