Deadbeat Retreat 2024!

We're back and better than ever! It's the TENTH ANNUAL Deadbeat Retreat set to go down this summer at the Blackthorne Resort in East Durham, New York. It's gonna be a jam-packed weekend filled with bikes, booze and bikinis. Join us for a weekend you'll never forget, or never remember!

Ticket Info, Campground Map & More

One camping ticket is valid for one person. This will get you a camping spot for the weekend. Anticipate camping next to and with other Retreaters. Spaces go on a first come first serve basis, but since we'll have the whole campground for the weekend, you'll have plenty of options!

Blackthorne Resort also has hotel rooms and cabins available at an additional cost. If you would like to book a room please contact their office directly (518) 634-2541. Also if you're bringing an RV Camper a hookup for that is an additional fee as well.

Retreat Schedule

Friday, August 9

Ride on up to the Blackthorne Resort, registration is required at the main office. Check in starts at 9AM - 348 Sunside Rd, East Durham NY 12423.

  • 4pm Bike Games Main Field
  • 9pm Main Bar Band: Dressed For The Occassion

Saturday, August 10th -

  • 10am VP Customs Hosted Morning Group Ride - Leaving from the main field.
  • 2 pm Reggae Pool Party - We booked a Reggae Band to play poolside!
  • 3 pm Free Martinis at the main field bar courtesy of Blackthorne Resort.
  • 4 pm "All Bike-Bike Show" If you rode it to the Retreat show it off! We want everyone that rode their bike to the event to park at the main field and show their bike off.
  • 4 pm Bike Games Main Field
  • 7 pm Bike Trophy Announcement & Swag Throwout
  • 9 pm Main Bar Bands Mast, Bone Church & Geezer

Sunday, August 11

  • Breakfast will be available at the check in lodge and GTFO!

Event FAQ

  • Is the event all ages: No, this event is 21+.
  • Will alcohol be available for purchase at the event? Yes, several bars are located within the venue. Please note that outside alcohol is not permitted within the bar or pool areas.
  • Where are the camping spots: There are camping spots throughout the property. When you get there Blackthorne Resort staff will take you around to pick the spot you want.
  • Are tickets refundable: No, this is a rain or shine event.
  • Rain or Shine: If it rains pack a honcho, we're still going to party. If it's sunny bring sun screen.
  • What type of motorcycle is allowed: All motorcycles are allowed at the Retreat. While we prefer home builts and v-twins, anyone can come...just come with a good attitude and have fun!
  • Can I have a campfire: Sure! We'l also have a main bonfire both Friday & Saturday night besides the main field bar.

What is not allowed at the Deadbeat Retreat

No pets of any kind, weapons, fireworks, mini bikes, dirtbikes, ATV's, MC Club colors (patches or shirts).

By purchasing a Deadbeat Retreat Ticket you acknowledge that Deadbeat Customs holds no responsibility for your actions and assumes no liability. Please come with a good attitude and remember IF YOU PACKED IT IN PACK IT OUT. Nobody wants to have to clean up after you, be respectful of the grounds, Blackthorne Resort Staff, and everyone elses property while you are there. If you see something out of line say something. Don't be the guy that ruins the fun for future years.


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