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Hi there...I'm just wondering if you have an expectation of what the attendance will be this year? What has it been in the past? Thanks.

Edited by: mcvirago on 2006-05-08 20:44
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mcvirago wrote:
Hi there...I'm just wondering if you have an expectation of what the attendance will be this year? What has it been in the past? Thanks.

Short answer: 2,000+

Long answer: 'RA rallies have typically been held in the fall and in the "east" (east of the Mississippi) and have run from approx. 1,400 to 1,700. We believe the Boise rally will exceed those numbers for several reasons:

1) the rally is being held in July at the height of the motorcycle touring and vacation season

2) it follows the July 4th holiday and most people will have two "free" days (July 3rd & 4th) for travel

3) the traditional National BMW rally put on by the BMW MOA is in Vermont 3,000 miles away from the west coast and too far for many folks, while others just do not want to travel through the congestion of the north east to get there

4) for the first time ever, the BMW RA and BMW MOA are in effect promoting each other's National rallies through the Peaks Of America Tour. This unique event will recognize people who attend the 'RA Rally in Boise, the Colorado BMW Club's Rally in Paonia, Colorado the following weekend, and the BMW MOA rally the week after that in Vermont. http://www.bmwra.org/rally/poa.html

Although many people can not make all three events, the POA Tour has generated a lot of buzz in the BMW community, and the exposure of the 'RA Rally to 39,000 'MOA members through a half-page POA ad in the May Owner's News will get the word out to thousands unfamilure with our event.

Greg Feeler
1972 R75/5, 1990 K75, 1990 K1, 1992 K75S, 2003 K1200RS
2006 "Discover Yourself In Idaho" RA Rally Co-Chair
BMW MOA President

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Rally Attendance

Thanks for the info, Greg. I think your reasons for record attendance this year make a lot of sense.

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mcvirago wrote:
Thanks for the info, Greg. I think your reasons for record attendance this year make a lot of sense.

Time will soon tell! It's just eight weeks until we begin physically setting up the rally site. Much to do and all the rally elves are all antimated now!! :eek: :eek:

Greg Feeler
1972 R75/5, 1990 K75, 1990 K1, 1992 K75S, 2003 K1200RS
2006 "Discover Yourself In Idaho" RA Rally Co-Chair
BMW MOA President

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