Moto GP in Austin

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by primate, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher Long timer

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    Well, there is nothing really close to the track except the airport. The track is also just off a major road (toll road) and I suspect there will be a lot of traffic control folks to ease the entrance and exit towards the toll road. So if I was thinking I wanted to hit downtown and drink, I'd get a room closer to that and know that the access to the track shouldn't be too bad.

    Unfortunately, living in the area I don't really know about hotels in the area because I don't really need them. So I can't recommend anything.
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  2. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Looking for 7th gear...

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    Thanks for the input,
    I would like to check out the Austin music scene but how much time I spend there will depend on what the motogp events are besides the races. I do want someplace I dont have to worry about the bike's security. I would consider camping at the track if they will have good shower facilities and are set up for that.
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  3. WoodButcher

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    It will still be a while before they start announcing all the extra events. For the F1 race in two weeks they really only started to have final info a month ago and they are just in the last week spreading the word on what streets will be closed. The nice thing about downtown parking is that bikes are free in the metered street side parking. As far as camping at the track, they have RV slots for the F1, but I don't think there is tent camping and the RV slots are more than a hotel. So basically you should expect to ride to the race and ride to downtown. I'd pick a hotel on the east side of Austin and that will get you sort of in the middle of both places.
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  4. bloc

    bloc Been here awhile

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    What woodbutcher said.

    They are going to great lengths to prep the track and infrastructure for F1 race type traffic, MotoGP shouldn't be a problem at all. I'd get a hotel closer to town.. you can find weekend rooms just off 6th street for $120 without too much trouble. And most of the hotels down there will have parking garages, though you will have to pay an additional fee.

    I actually got a Friday night room at the Hilton for less than $150 in August.. and it was right in the middle of all the action down town.
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  5. Dirt2007

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    Just a quick check a week or so ago had hotels at $300 a night. I am RVing for $30 a night.
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  6. bloc

    bloc Been here awhile

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    uhh. yeah. No hilton for $150 apparently.

    Extended stay places with open parking are $125.. hilton garden inn around $200. (have a garage, iirc)

    And that's all right off 6th street. If you take a cab a couple miles you can probably do far better..
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  7. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Looking for 7th gear...

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    I bought my tickets and bike parking pass in October and have not received them, I'm assuming they are a "will call" deal and I will pick them up at the track? Anybody got the definitive info on tickets before I call COTA? :ear
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  8. lddave

    lddave been there

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    I called the 800 for the track and the person answering the phone said the tickets would be sent to me a month before the race.


    Dave
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  9. lddave

    lddave been there

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    Reserved a room for Saturday and Saturday at the Microtel nest the airport .


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  10. primate

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    Diggin this one up.
    My place is still open for campers. This is not in the sticks, but I have a nice large yard. Camp, park, and shower free, but we ain't cookin for any heathens. Plenty of restaurants around. I'm only a half mile out of Elgin downtown, 20 or so from the track. All are welcome if you can't find a room. A fire will be had, as well as beers.

    No takers as of today, wide open for anyone interested.
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  11. Disco Stu

    Disco Stu Long timer

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    I've also got two tickets to Friday for free in the regional forum if anyone can use them.
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  12. primate

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    Mods, merge this into the other camping thread if you want.,,just noticed it.
    Rusty, feel free to pass the word, I have nobody responding, but just remembered to put it out, again. I'm also on TWT and down in the basement...
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