2012 3rd ANNUAL NORTHERN MICHIGAN ADV RIDER RALLY

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Captregis, Jan 12, 2012.

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WEEKEND OF??

  1. JUNE 8,9,10

  2. JUNE 15,16,17

  3. JUNE 22,23,24

  4. JUNE 29,30,31

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  1. Captregis

    Captregis Been here awhile

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    2012 RALLY AGENDA:

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    THE BETSIE RIVER CANOE AND CAMPGROUND, WILL BE OVER RUN WITH 2 WHEELED DIRT AND PAVEMENT SHREDDING BIKES.................

    INCLUDED WILL BE: T-SHIRT, STICKERS, FRIDAY SNACKS HORS DEVOURES, SATURDAY DINNER FISH FRY / BBQ.............
    ALSO INCLUDED WILL BE A FINE SELECTION OF BARLEY, GRAINS, AND HOP INFUSED MICRO BREWED WATER...............FREE AFTER RIDE
    MILES, MILES, AND MILES, OF 2 TRACK, GRAVEL, SAND, POWERLINES, AND FOREST ROADS...........
    BEAUTIFUL LAKESHORE ROAD RIDES............
    REGISTER EARLY AND BE INCLUDED IN RAFFLE FOR VENDOR SCHWAG..............

    RALLY FEE: EARLY REGISTRATION $60.00 w/Camping - PAY BY MAY 5TH, AND SAVE $10.00...........YOU WILL ALSO BE ENTERED INTO RAFFLE FOR VENDOR SCHWAG
    LATE REGISTARTION $70.00 w/Camping- AFTER MAY 5TH,.....................................YOU WILL NOT BE ENTERED INTO RAFFLE!

    JUST TRYING TO OFFER INCENTIVE FOR EARLY PLANNING, INSTEAD OF CRAMMING THE LAST 2 WEEKS TO GET THINGS READY
    ALSO TRYING TO EXPAND FOOD MENU WITH A HIGHER, PLANNED ATTENDANCE.

    CAMPING WILL BE INCLUDED WITH THE RALLY FEE, (COST $10.00 PER NIGHT), AND WILL BE FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS.

    I WIll NEED TO HAVE SHIRT SIZES CONFIRMED AND PAID BY JUNE 4TH

    T-SHIRTS $2 EXTRA XXL AND UP, $4 EXTRA FOR LADIES CUT
    EXTRA T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE - $16.00
    SWEAT SHIRTS - $30.00

    SAME RALLY WEEKEND AS LAST YEAR FOR THOSE OF YOU IN ATTENDANCE, HOSTED AT THE BETSIE RIVER CANOE AND CAMPGROUND IN THOMPSONVILLE, MI. THIS WAS A GREAT LOCATION LAST YEAR, AND SERVED US WELL FOR THE "ON SITE" MOTORCYLE ENTERTAINMENT. TRAILS ARE DIRECTLY OUT THE BACK OF THE CAMPGROUND, AND THE BETSIE RIVER OFFERS A GREAT PADDLE AND SWIM AFTER A LONG DAY OF RIDING.

    THIS YEARS RALLY IS IN THE WORKS, RALLY FEE WILL INCLUDE A T-SHIRT, 3 DAYS FUN OR MORE, DINNER ON SATURDAY NIGHT, AND BEVERAGES FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. THE CAMPING FEE WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED THIS YEAR FOR JUST ONE CONVEINENT PRICE.............MUCH EASIER THEN TRYING TO KEEP TRACK AT THE EVENT.

    IT WILL BE JUNE. 14, 15, 16, 17

    LOCATION: BETSIE RIVER CANOE AND CAMPGROUND, THOMPSONVILLE, MI

    LET ME KNOW IF YOUR IN, PAYPAL ME AND LET ME KNOW YOUR SHIRT SIZE.

    BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOU ADV RIDER NAME, REAL NAME, AND T-SHIRT SIZE......AND THE DAYS YOU WILL BE CAMPING.

    CHECKS ACCEPTED AS WELL.

    THIS YEAR I AM GOING TO RECCOMEND THAT EVERYBODY PAY BY CHECK. I WILL STILL ACCEPT PAYMENTS BY PAYPAL, BUT THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL FEE DUE TO PAYPAL CHARGES.


    Ryan Long
    10710 CR 653
    Gobles, MI 49055
    269-217-2840

    ryandlong@msn.com...........paypal

    PAYPAL FEE = $4.00

    RALLY SPONSORS:

    SIGNUP EARLY FOR THE RAFFLE...................
    THE GRAND PRIZE WILL BE A REDVERZ GEAR TENT DONATED BY NOMADICEQUIPMENT.COM!
    STILL WORKING ON MORE SCHWAG FROM WOLFMAN, KREIGA, KLIM, BUTLER MAPS, BAJA DESIGNS,...........

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    KURTS MOTORWERKS

    http://www.kmotorwerks.com/


    EARLY RAFFLE OFFICIAL "IN" LIST

    CaptRegis PD XL
    Luddite90 XL
    Irishtaser XL
    KevKor PD L,
    KevKor PD W:'s-S
    Morgan XL
    DrJRoon L
    VWManiacVR6 PD XL
    DougfromIndy PD 3XL
    A.C.S. PD L
    DMarino PD M
    Caniculaveritas PD XXL
    VG44 PD XXL
    RQuandt PD XL
    Clebner PD L
    Barcode PD XL
    Dfrnt PD XL
    PBRStreetgang PD XL


    LATE REGISTRATION "IN"


    FASTDADIO PD XL
    FASTDADIO PD SM
    STOYSHIN PD XXL
    STOYSHIN PD M
    AMADEURSOY PD M
    GIGI PD L
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  2. Reddog*

    Reddog* Meh...

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    Ryan, you could ask to have this moved to the annual rally forum. Might pull more out of region folks.
    It meets the criteria, Adv and multi years running.
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  3. Captregis

    Captregis Been here awhile

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    Thanks Reddog*, I was gonna look into that, but hadn't read the "guidelines" for that. Im trying to have the attendance around 100 people this year to justify the time, planning, and expense.
    Hoping to do alot in the ways of promotion and awareness of the event. This really is a spectacular place to ride out of
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  4. JUNAC

    JUNAC Straight Shooter

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    I'm so excited I could pee :ostrich Dates?
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  5. Kevkor

    Kevkor Been here awhile

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    Oh yeah! Beware there are two Betsie River Canoe/Campgrounds in Northern Michigan. Don't accidentally go to the one in Frankfort, Mi. Although it isn't that far away from the one in Thompsonville. I know this from experience.
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  6. Uneasy Rider

    Uneasy Rider The life of Riley

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    I would love to see this Rally moved to the U.P. sometime.

    Maybe Gwinn next year?
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  7. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    I have plenty of dual sport routes laid out in that area that are available for download. There are also two single track motorcycle trails nearby.

    Here are a few of them.

    Newberry is a good option as well. Lots of DS tracks over that way plus some single track trails.
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  8. Reddog*

    Reddog* Meh...

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    To me then it is encroaching on Central ADVrider Rally turf.
    No need to do that.
    Plus the Lake shore makes for some fun road trips.
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  9. betasigscoot

    betasigscoot Palaverer

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    I'm good with any weekend, actually
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  10. seriousracer

    seriousracer be a man dodge tree bark

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    i am not f***ng stupid,but i used too. niles mi.
    What do you want for vendor swag?
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  11. dougfromindy

    dougfromindy I smell premix

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    If invited I will be there camping under the Joshua tree.
    I may make Camp Slapaho my summer home.
    Thanks Ryan for organizing event again.
    Really excellent place, great campground right on trail system, owners are MC friendly, clean bathrooms with hot water/shower, Mobil station across the street with a pizza restaurant, local diners closeby for breakfast.
    Great base for dirt or street rides.
    This is a great spot/great event...Ryan is a great host.
    Everyone needs to follow this thread and mark calendar.
    I will be there with lots of bikes.

    http://youtu.be/sRACH5tOnq4
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  12. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    In if it's in Gwinn. The latter two weekends work well.
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  13. dougfromindy

    dougfromindy I smell premix

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    Not gonna be in Gwinn, although thats nice ride area.
    This place is right next to Crystal Mountain Ski Resort , Thompsonville, Michigan so you F.I.B.s, cheeseheads, and yoopers need to find a way around the small pond called Lake Michigan, theres a bridge, a freeway, a couple of ferry's.
    Its well worth the trip, Ryan throws a nice party/event.
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  14. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    I like that area, too. Logistically harder for me, though. I'm keeping an eye on this. :eyes
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  15. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind!

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    Can't find that forum.:huh
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  16. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    The problem I see with Gwinn/up is distance. If your in SWMi, Gwinn, etc., is a long haul for a weekend rally. Your talking most of 1day to get there and another to get back. That and for the ol' sexagenarian, a 400+mi ride on the XR600 on asphalt to get there ain't in my bones no more!

    As for the weekend.....will get back to you after the Gilmore bike show weekend date is announced.
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  17. Reddog*

    Reddog* Meh...

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  18. Captregis

    Captregis Been here awhile

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    I'm pretty sure that we will be in THOMPSONVILLE, MI, June 14-17..............This weekend seems to work well, and allows a few of us to attend the Gilmore Classic Motorcycle. Saturday is a vintage ride, and Sunday is the show. I highly reccomend this show to anyone that has the least bit of interest in motorcyles. Great event, demos, swap meet, and last year they had a mini motard track. I appreciate all the insight, I love the U.P. as well, but it becomes hard to justify travel time for a long weekend. I would like to keep it closer for the folks here in S.W. Michigan.

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    Cheers, lookig forward to another year, right now I'm looking forward to riding the sled in all this new snow
    Later
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  19. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    hmmmmm...do I mount a winch on the front of the hack......or do I just ride the XR600......decisions, decisions......or do I remove the tub from the hack, mount a channel and haul the XR up on the hack....:evil
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  20. betasigscoot

    betasigscoot Palaverer

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    Trailer the XR600 w/ the hack :D

    EDIT: 3rd option sounds good too.
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