November 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm #59329
Save the Date!
2011 BMW RA International Rally
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
June 30 – July 3, 2011
The Firecracker RA National will be held over the 4th of July weekend in the home of Leinenkugel’s Brewery- Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. The rally will be held at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds; located a mile north of downtown Chippewa Falls. The fairground is a well established site of over 50 acres with lots of grass and shade for camping. This is a perfect venue for the RA rally with numerous buildings available for the vendors, seminars, beer garden, food and entertainment. You can visit the Chippewa Falls website for more information on the area. ([url]www.chippewachamber.org[/url]) or the fairground’s website ([url]www.norwisstatefair.com[/url]).
Chippewa Falls is located about 100 miles east of St. Paul, Minnesota and just over 2 hours south of Duluth, the home of Aerostich. The area is full of small twisty back roads and numerous off-road trails for dual-sport adventures.
Tina and Mark Doggett of Waukesha, Wisconsin are your rally chairs and looking forward to showing you a great time.
If you are interested in helping out with the planning and preparation, contact Tina at [email]email@example.com[/email]. We look forward to seeing you in ’11.November 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm #62318
Walk up entrance to the Rally Site
(you can double-click on image for larger view)November 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm #62319
I usually attend the RA and MOA Nationals, and have been a member for a longtime, but having the rally on a National Holiday is makes it hard to attend. My 4th of July’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas’s are family holidays.November 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm #62320
[QUOTE=kz1000ken »]I usually attend the RA and MOA Nationals, and have been a member for a longtime, but having the rally on a National Holiday is makes it hard to attend. My 4th of July’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas’s are family holidays.[/QUOTE]
This problem was looked into when the RA was making the decision on the rally dates. The problem was that the 2 dates to pick from were back to back weekends. They made the decision on the weekend of the fourth, because it gives individauls an extra day of travel that normally would have to take leave from work to attend this rally.November 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm #62321
[QUOTE=vetbmwrider »]This problem was looked into when the RA was making the decision on the rally dates. The problem was that the 2 dates to pick from were back to back weekends. They made the decision on the wekend of the fourth, because it gives individauls an extra day of travel that normally would have to take leave from work to attend this rally.[/QUOTE]
I think it’s a great idea! I can ride out from Vermont earlier in the week before vacationers head out, will have no worries about finding a campsite over the holiday weekend, then can head up into Canada for the ride home. Barley and I are really looking forward to our second RA Rally!November 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm #62326
Just my luck….Working that weekend and being a holiday can’t get off. Enjoy! I will be thinking of you all. Had a blast 2 years ago.:) Let me rephrase this. I can attend if I can get off the days. Certainly close enough to my house than say, West Virginia? Which by the way I had a great time at. :0November 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm #62327
Address and/or GPS coordinates, please?
Thanks.November 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm #62328
N 44 56.96 W 91 23.82
or Edwards Street, 1 block south of Hwy 124November 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm #62329
– GuyNovember 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm #62331
We look forward to hosting a great party in Chippewa Falls, WI. We’re working hard to give you as much information as early as possible. The website should be live with 2011 rally information in the next couple of weeks.
For those that want to camp but don’t want to bring your tent, we’re pleased to have Sherpa Packer from CO. If you’d like to look at his site-www.sherpapacker.com
Motel information will be provided on the website. The fairgrounds have a lot of great camping spots too.
Mark and TinaNovember 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm #62332
The rally site is 50 acres with lots of trees. Across the street from the walk-up entrance is a fantastic park/zoo with a long walking path and a lot of buffalo, deer, small game, bear, etc. Really cool.November 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm #62333
it is very goodNovember 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm #62335
So, who’s going? Sounds like a fantastic event and area. Can’t wait for registration to open. I know where I’ll be for the Independene Day weekend.November 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm #62336
[QUOTE=womanridge »]So, who’s going?[/QUOTE]
I’ve already got it on the calendar and can’t wait.
Just added the FB page to my likes so I can follow the updates
:hurrayNovember 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm #62337
Barley and I will be there in our bright yellow hack.
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