Hi all, my name is Matt, aka Tooshaggy. It is my pleasure to announce the dates for the 2013 V-Strom Western Gathering!!!! OFFICIAL RALLY WEBSITE: http://2013westernvstromgathering.weebly.com/index.html .GDB FILES ARE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE FOR MOST OF THE RIDES!! Download them and check them out! Courtyard by Marriott, Oxnard/Ventura 600 East Esplanade Drive · Oxnard, California 93036 USA July 19-21, 2013. 1-805-988-3600 Mention V-Strom Motorcycle group. $109 a night + tax Pacific Ocean, here we come!!! MCGrath Campground that we had planned on is HOPELESSLY FLOODED, requiring our Plan "B" put to use. Camping is Located as Lake Casitas in The "Osprey" (aka"O") One campsite (Up to 8 campers) is reserved for those arriving early on Thursday. (Site 51) Three Campsites (Sites #50, #51, #54= situated together) are reserved for Friday and Saturday nights (up to 24 campers). Cost will be divided by number of participants . There are coin showers at the entrance to the park. If you look on the campground map it's about 2 miles from the Campsites. Sorry but this is plan B we having to work with. I will have some firewood delivered to the sites to use. There is a store along the road that has a variety of beverages and Campground store basics (food/Ice/Beer/ Fishing gear/ etc) will be open till 9 PM (or possibly 10 I was told). The park is run by Ventura County and they have personnel checking tags at the gated entrance that i'm working on for each confirmed camper .FYI- It's pretty tightly run unlike a campground up in the woods. http://www.casitaswater.org/lower.php?url=campground-map (Do not confuse with Lake Castaic in nearby LA County) Contact Stephen A Knightstrom email@example.com (805)801-965 zero Cell We have a leader for the people that want to do a dirt ride. There will also be long and short asphalt rides! There will be camping nearby at Lake Casitas and McGrath State beach. More info to come. The dealership we have selected is http://www.calcoastmotorsports.com/ and they are very happy to give us the kind of service we are used to!!!! Here is a link to a great campground perhaps about 30 minutes from the base Hotel. http://www.casitaswater.org/lower.php?url=camping McGrath State beach info here: www.parks.ca.gov We now have an email adress just for the rally: firstname.lastname@example.org Feel free to send me messages through that adress as I get them faster than PM's. We are also on twitter @VStromWest13 and FACEBOOK! ---- http://www.facebook.com/groups/482338125127728/ -- so follow us for updates! The giveaways are coming in slowly but surely!!! So far Giant Loop, Happy -Trails.com, Twisted Throttle, MurphsKits.com, EagleRider and SV Racing parts, AdventureTech and TheHelmetHook.com have all contributed! Be sure you are at the dinner Saturday night! Great chance to win something!! We are looking for vendors, and if you want to promote a product with givaways for the Saturday night dinner, email me at the @gmail addy above! More to come!