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Motorcycles Of Charlotte 1st Annual Spring Rally

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Motorcycles Of Charlotte 1st Annual Spring Rally

I got this from Greg North of Charlotte BMW.  He is planning a new Rally for this Spring.  The BMWRA will have a presence there.  The rally is being hosted by the Carolinas BMW Riders Association (98).

 

Save the dates... April 21-24, 2016

Location: Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge, Robbinsville, NC

Hosted by Motorcycles Of Charlotte BMW/Ducati/Triumph

This is what I have in the works so far (aside from a stellar location and facilities), and I'm just getting started:

- Presentations on domestic and world travel, training opportunities, unusual safety topics, and a bit of comedy

- Clinics on kitting and self recovery for on and off road

- On-street and off-road training courses by MotoMark1 and RawHyde

- Demo rides on BMW, Ducati, Triumph and ZERO motorcycles

- Better than average 'door' prizes (free raffle style) from Klim, Olympia, MotoMark1, RawHyde, BMW Performance Center, Motorcycles Of Charlotte, BMW, Ducati, Triumph, etc.

- Discounted rates on lodging/camping

I will update this first post as things gel and we get specifics and the registration process pinned down. You will have to register to be eligible for prizes, presentations/clinics, and courses (courses will have additional cost). There will be no cost for registration.

I attended the Horizons Unlimited Rally at The Iron Horse back in October, it's a great facility with top shelf customer service, great food, and just about any flavor of camping/lodging you might desire. Stay tuned, I promise this one will be worth making!

Greg North - Sport-Touring Junkie - BMW Brand Manager, BMW Motorcycles Of Charlotte

Jerry Dockery

Kure Beach, NC

Coastal Carolina Riders Club RA # 346

910-262-2843

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Registration is OPEN...

Motorcycles of Charlotte 1st Annual Spring Rally
April 21-24, 2016
Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge – Robbinsville, NC 828.479.3864
Registration is FREE, and REQUIRED to participate in raffle, presentations, and clinics.
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Aside from a fantastic venue with great food (DO NOT miss the Saturday night prime rib!), surrounded by exceptional riding, there will be A LOT going on!
Demo rides Friday and Saturday on new BMW, Ducati, Triumph and Zero motorcycles with manufacturer’s reps and certified sales professionals on site to answer questions.
Clinics & Presentations on world travel, safety topics, Self-Recovery, Kitting, and training opportunities.
On-Street, Off-Road, and Side Car training opportunities (some will require tuition). Specifics are still in the works, we’ll get them to you as they come together.
Free raffle for some very cool, top shelf prizes.
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Lodging/meals: The Iron Horse has everything from camping and bunk houses, to private rooms and Luxury Cabins available to suit all.
All accommodations are currently being reserved for this event until Feb. 15.
During that time, we are being offered a significant discount to encourage folks to enjoy the whole (long) weekend: 3 nights for the price of 2!
Winter hours for the reservation desk at the Iron Horse are 9AM-2PM, 828.479.3864. If you want a roof over your head for the weekend, make your reservation, those accommodations will go quickly.
Meals are a la carte, The Iron Horse Kitchen is open for breakfast and dinner.
We will be in a dry county, BYOB, coolers are available.
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Free Raffle: We have an awesome line up of items to choose from (not just stuff folks are looking to get rid of), provided by Klim, Olympia, BMW, RawHyde, MotoMark1, BMW Performance Center, Motorcycles of Charlotte, Skene Designs and many more… I promise you won’t be disappointed!
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Registration: Registration is FREE, please use the following link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/motorcycles-of-charlotte-1st-annual-spring-rally-tickets-20632762147
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If you have any questions, please contact Greg North - 2016springrally@bmw-ducati.com

<p>Greg North - BMW Brand Manager, BMW Motorcycles of Charlotte<br />
There are motorcycle owners, and there are motorcycle riders.<br />
And then there are those of us for who motorcycling is an essential part of our journey - a way of life, and looking at it...</p>

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Re: Motorcycles Of Charlotte 1st Annual Spring Rally

The 2nd post has been updated with registration and lodging information.

I'll continue to update the 2nd post as more details get colored in...

<p>Greg North - BMW Brand Manager, BMW Motorcycles of Charlotte<br />
There are motorcycle owners, and there are motorcycle riders.<br />
And then there are those of us for who motorcycling is an essential part of our journey - a way of life, and looking at it...</p>

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Re: Motorcycles Of Charlotte 1st Annual Spring Rally

I ran into Neale Bayly at the Triumph launch event Saturday night, and he confirmed he'll be available to give presentations and lead a ride over to Wheels Through Time. His Friday presentation will be on his Peru trips, and his non-profit foundation, Wellspring http://www.wellspring-outreach.org/. On Saturday night, at my request, he'll show a collection of 50 random images spanning his career, and reliving those moments... this is going to be really cool.

<p>Greg North - BMW Brand Manager, BMW Motorcycles of Charlotte<br />
There are motorcycle owners, and there are motorcycle riders.<br />
And then there are those of us for who motorcycling is an essential part of our journey - a way of life, and looking at it...</p>

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Re: Motorcycles Of Charlotte 1st Annual Spring Rally

Last call for plush accommodations...

If you want a roof over your head for the weekend, that isn't a bunkhouse, your options are getting thin... Here’s what’s left as of 1:45 PM today:

4 semi-private rooms (shared bath with one other room)

1 private room

2 bedroom cabin

4 bedroom cabin

The cabins can be broken into individual “rooms”.

There is still plenty of bunk house and camping availability.

<p>Greg North - BMW Brand Manager, BMW Motorcycles of Charlotte<br />
There are motorcycle owners, and there are motorcycle riders.<br />
And then there are those of us for who motorcycling is an essential part of our journey - a way of life, and looking at it...</p>

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Re: Motorcycles Of Charlotte 1st Annual Spring Rally

Important rally updates, PLEASE READ!

Accommodations:
There are no private or semi-private rooms remaining at The Iron Horse.
Remaining accommodations are limited to:
2 bunk house beds
2 RV sites with water and electric
6 tent sights with 110 power
Lots of free range tent sights

Alternate lodging options are detailed on the event page:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/motorcycles-of-charlotte-1st-annual-spring-rally-registration-20632762147

Registrations:
We have been asked to cap this event at 150 participants to ensure we don’t exceed the capacity of the dining services.
If you (or others in your party) haven’t registered yet, especially if you have already made lodging reservations, please do so!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/motorcycles-of-charlotte-1st-annual-spring-rally-registration-20632762147
There will be a waiting list established when we hit the registration cap.
We’ll ask those who have registered to re-confirm a month prior to the event - any cancellations at that time will be made available to those on the waiting list, in the order that they registered for it.

Thanks, ride safe Smile

<p>Greg North - BMW Brand Manager, BMW Motorcycles of Charlotte<br />
There are motorcycle owners, and there are motorcycle riders.<br />
And then there are those of us for who motorcycling is an essential part of our journey - a way of life, and looking at it...</p>

RYD1WD
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Last seen: 10 months 10 hours ago
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Re: Motorcycles Of Charlotte 1st Annual Spring Rally

Important rally updates, PLEASE READ!

Accommodations:
There are no private or semi-private rooms remaining at The Iron Horse.
Remaining accommodations are limited to:
2 bunk house beds
2 RV sites with water and electric
6 tent sights with 110 power
Lots of free range tent sights

Alternate lodging options are detailed on the event page:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/motorcycles-of-charlotte-1st-annual-spring-rally-registration-20632762147

Registrations:
We have been asked to cap this event at 150 participants to ensure we don’t exceed the capacity of the dining services.
If you (or others in your party) haven’t registered yet, especially if you have already made lodging reservations, please do so!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/motorcycles-of-charlotte-1st-annual-spring-rally-registration-20632762147
There will be a waiting list established when we hit the registration cap.
We’ll ask those who have registered to re-confirm a month prior to the event - any cancellations at that time will be made available to those on the waiting list, in the order that they registered for it.

Thanks, ride safe Smile

<p>Greg North - BMW Brand Manager, BMW Motorcycles of Charlotte<br />
There are motorcycle owners, and there are motorcycle riders.<br />
And then there are those of us for who motorcycling is an essential part of our journey - a way of life, and looking at it...</p>

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Re: Motorcycles Of Charlotte 1st Annual Spring Rally

Sorry for those of you who did not make reserve your spot.  This is going to be a great time.

Jerry Dockery

Kure Beach, NC

Coastal Carolina Riders Club RA # 346

910-262-2843

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