Hey guys, sorry for the delayed reply, but this is how it works. People just hooking up for a ride
Claude Gagne of Ontario, The 2013 GS Giant, has volunteered to help facilitate the ride... and I will ping him off-line to check in on this thread. He is one helluva rider and a good leader.
Brinkja... I don't know if you've made your plans yet, but here's a suggestion for a nice ride to the Sault. Check out the Bruce Peninsula National Park in Tobermory, Ontario, Canada. You could get there from NYC in a day.
Get up early and take the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry over to Manatoulin Island.
This would be a nice Saturday/Sunday ride that would put you at the start of the GS Giant's Gypsy Tour right on time.
Now, where this start will be is still TBD, I am going to work with Claude and some local Michiganders to figure that out.