There are a lot of reasons why...i have named some of them here before. Logistics, great attractions, good roads, Sponsor nearby, etc. We can try to have another rally put together by another of our members more out West some time in the future. But i'm going to press on with planning the first one for Ashville. I have Direct Line on board as a sponsor, and one of their shops is just some 25 miles or so from Ashville.
I plan on blocking off a bunch of rooms at a hotel that i will scout out on an advance 'scouting trip' (yet ONE MORE reason i'm going to plan on having this at Ashville). i'll let you know the hotel when i get those details.
We'll have a friday night social session
around the hotel pool...i'll probably bring a grill and cook up some hot dogs or burgers or something
(assuming i either get a little money from the sponsor(s)....or by passing the hat ...or i'll figure out something!). This first social session will give us a chance to kick tires, compare bikes, get to know each other
etc. We'll also have some door prizes
to give away either friday or saturday night. We'll have a group ride
on Saturday on the Blue Ridge Parkway. And dinner
at a restaurant saturday night (again, i have to go to Ashville and work this out).
So, given the above "plan/agenda" ....indicate to me in the poll when would be best to have this event. i'd sort of like to do it THIS September....but that doesn't give me much time to plan! if we wait and hold it next year, we still need to deconflict with other major events. Some months look to already be out. Early spring and late fall are probably out due to iffy weather. So that limits us to May-September. May already has Cheaha, Helen, Myrtle Beach and BBR rallies. June has the Hoot and Americade. July has InZane and Homecoming. August has Sturgis. I'm thinking if we wait till next year, it will have to be the end of August or September. So take the poll, and IF YOU PLAN ON COMING, indicate your preference.
I sure would hate to have to wait till NEXT August/September....but maybe we'll have to? And having something in September....sure doesn't give me much time to plan it...nor you guys much time to work it into your schedule. And PLEASE, no 'flames' on locations. As long as i'm putting this together, for now, Ashville is the best location i can logictically make this happenf for MANY reasons. it's a good location, too.....