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2018 Rally

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Beemer-me-up
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2018 Rally

Any news on the location for next year. I heard at rumor at the Oceanstate Rally that it will be in PA.

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Re: 2018 Rally

Oh I can't wait to hear..... especially if it is in PA... that would be awesomeness Smile

 

When do you think will hear the news on the location and dates? 

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Re: 2018 Rally

Beemer-me-up wrote:
Any news on the location for next year....
You've probably seen this by now -- Tioga County Fairgrounds, Wellsboro PA July 19,20 & 21, 2018 for the 46th BMW RA Rally. More info soon on the home page.

"Have BMW, Will Travel"

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Re: 2018 Rally

Are the bmwmoa  and the bmwra rallies on consecutive weekends to make it easier or harder for people to go to both?

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First off, July 19-21, was the week that was available to us. Of course we did consider how many miles and days apart both rallies were. It should be an easy trip, less than 1,000 miles and doable for most riders.   Last year, the RA rally in Petosjey Michigan was a week and 1,700 miles apart and many riders went to both.

If it's either or rather than both, I'm going to recommend The RA in Tioga County. The riding in the area is second to none. The roads are great!

Karen Jacobs

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Both rallies are in July.  Both clubs are looking at venues and dates at the same time.  Sometimes a venue and date is chosen and then there are problems that mthe venue operators and the clubs cannot reconcile.  The clubs have to take a location and date that they think will best serve their members.  Some riders belong to both clubs and do both rallies.  Those riders have no problem going from coast in three days; so the distance between the rallies and the time available pose no problems.

Jerry Dockery

Kure Beach, NC

Coastal Carolina Riders Club RA # 346

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Re: 2018 Rally--Making Both

Looking forward to making both Rally's again this year. Last year it was about 6100 miles to attend both, nice trip. This year probably not so far, but since the RA last may head onward to NS, etc afterward.

Ride Safe, Think Fast!

Robert

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2018 Rally -- On-Road Cornering Seminar Tours

Greetings!

I've been given the go ahead from the BMW RA to announce that my cornering school Street Skills will be offering on-road style courses (training) at the Wellsboro rally.  REGISTRATION IS OPEN. 

I've been selling out these courses two years in a row at the other big club's rally. I know the Wellsboro area well and am really excited to offer my courses to you.

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Sincerely,

Jon 

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Jon DelVecchio

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Re: 2018 Rally

This is going to be a good ride to the rally and while at the Rally.  I usually take the fast way home.

 

Leaving from the NC mountains...anyone else from the area?

Jerry Dockery

Kure Beach, NC

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Re: 2018 Rally

Hey all, I'm thinking about coming out to the Rally since I live in the Catskills and could make a long weekend out of it. I'm just wondering how many "outsiders" you typically get. The forums don't seem crazy active, so I didn't really see a way to get to know people in advance.

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Last year we had 1,000 attend in Petoskey, MI. This year we're a bit ahead of that in preegistration. I would expect the attendance to be near the same or larger. I agree we would like to see more folks on our forum but the era of facebook seems to be overtaking forums these days.H
ope you can make it to Wellsboro for the rally. Our pre-regs so far are mostly from the east, southeast and near midwest. And a few from California!

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Jerry Dockery

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Re: 2018 Rally - Street Skills Cornering Confidence courses

Last week I prepared my route for the on-road style cornering confidence courses at the rally. It's qawesome. I'm very excited.

Plenty of spots still available. Be sure to stop by and check out my Cornering Confidence book in the vendor area.

http://streetskills.net/product-category/on-road-training/

-Jon

 

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Re: 2018 Rally - Street Skills Cornering Confidence courses

Looks like fun.

Jerry Dockery

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Re: 2018 Rally

Does anyone know if there will be a medical camping section at the 2018 rally with

electricity for CPAP users?

I'm planning on coming in on Thursday, will I be able to get in?

Is there a place to volunteer to help with the Rally?  I'm happy to help out

if you need some extra hands.

 

Thanks, Don

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There are numerous 110 receptacles all over the camping area. If you arrive on Wednesday, we would hope you will help with set-up. The Rally begins on Thursday and everyone will be able to come in. Thank you for offering to help. We will need lots of it. Just let then know when you check in.

We're expecting a good turnout. Pre-reg is way ahead of last year.

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Thanks so much for your prompt response.  I'm actually coming in on Wednesday, likely mid to late afternoon.

Riding in from Portland, Maine.  I'll ask about volunteer opportunities when I get in.

Thanks for your help, see you in Wellsboro!

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Re: 2018 Rally - Mansfield Unv Housing?

Has anyone who is planning to stay at the residence at Mansfield University heard anything from them?

I received an initial acknowledgement from them way back and a note of, “You will be receiving a confirmation email with specific details in July prior to the event”, however since then silence.

Just wondering if I truly have a place to stay.

Tks.

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Re: 2018 Rally

Hi Everyone... coming in for my first BMW Rally.  Is there rides organized from the Rally into the country side or just find your way around?

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If one is pre-registered can one check in on Wednesday sometime?

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Re: 2018 Rally - Mansfield Unv Housing?

Yes we too are staying at Mansfield and we received our info via email this last Thursday complete with directions and info on checking in. If you did not hear anything I could send you the email address of the coordinator.

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Re: 2018 Rally - Mansfield Unv Housing?

John I sent you a message with the email of the coordinator 

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Re: 2018 Rally

Thanks! Much more info on that FB page than here including the complete Rally Schedule! Saw there is a shuttle on Saturday but why doesn’t it go to Mansfield University where RA offered suggested accommodations?

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I am registered for the rally.  I have not received any documentation or confirmation, email or hard copy.  Should I be expecting anything, or will I check in at the rally site?  I registered May 31.

Thanks,

Dan Shea

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Re: 2018 Rally

My first National BMW Rally. We were able to visit attractions in Corning and Watkins Glen and still participitate in the many events at the rally site.  I was disappointed that rally stickers and pins were not for sale. I t would be nice to collect these as we hope to attend rallies in the future. Would it be possible to make a run of stickers and pins for the 2018 rally for those who wish to prepay?  Please respond either way.

Otherwise, a great time in a great location with some great people. Thanks to all those responsible.

 

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Re: 2018 Rally - Names on door prize tickets?

With the requirement to be present to win how about having everyone put their name on the ticket?

Then you show your photo id to claim your prize. Or have tickets that match numbers on your wrist band. Then you show your wrist band to claim your prize.

This way you can't get all of your friends that are leaving the rally early to give you their tickets and/or collect them from the trash cans around the sight and then attempt to win two major prizes. 

Unbelievable. 

 

Steve H. 

 

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Re: 2018 Rally - Names on door prize tickets?

That lady was right in front of me. She had a handful of tickets. I don't think either ticket that won was hers.

Mike White

Lorena, Texas

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I couldn't believe pins were not made for this rally. We allways have pins and stickers and most times a cup. Is the club that poor?

Mike White

Lorena, Texas

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We haven't had pins since 2012or 2013. With all the inquiries, that's something we can consider for the future.

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Re: 2018 Rally

I have my pin from Harrison AR that was 2015. 

Great rally. 

 

Steve

 

 

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Steven Handeland wrote:

I have my pin from Harrison AR that was 2015. 

Great rally. 

 

Steve

 

My mistake Steve.

 

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Re: 2018 Rally

I had a great time.  Saturday night's storm knocked out power for miles around.  I packed up and rode an hour until I found a McDonalds with power. The parking lot was full of BMWs.  I dodged the rain to DC Sunday.  The severe weather hit DC after I had my bike in my friend's garage.  My plan was to leave DC at 5; but the rain was so severe that I had coffee and seurfed the web until 7 AM.  No rain on my way home; but the bottom fell out after I was in the shelter.

Happy times.

Jerry Dockery

Kure Beach, NC

Coastal Carolina Riders Club RA # 346

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