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Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by ktmMike, Dec 4, 2011.
Here We Go Again!
Thanks to all that have stepped in and made this event happen in a tribute to Rick. I know many have spent countless hours picking up the pieces and putting the rally back together again. A special thanks to Silke, Hunter, Chris, Mike & Robbie and others involved with organizing as well as the ride captains Mike, Todd, Kevin (the fake Kenny), BigDoc, Fe Man,257 Bob, Carmen (aka Fancy Indigo), BackwoodsKLR & Wlfman. I know Candy and the kids as well as the whole Kiehna family really appreciate everyone's efforts and hard work. I look forward to seeing everyone at Rick's Rendezvous!
During Ricks service the priest said: "We must finish what he started" ... so here it is:
Rick's Rendezvous, May 16th-20 2012
Same location as the last two years, right of the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile post 248
Our hosts will be Freebornes Eatery and Lodge (Rooms and Cottages) and Wild Woody's Campground (Wooded Campsites and Camper Trailers which have beds only in them):
Wild Woodys Campground & Store, Laurel Springs NC 28644
Get discount coupons for Wild Woodys Campground & Store and other Laurel Springs , NC local merchants. campground, camping trailers for rent, antiques.
Tent Camping is available at both Wild Woody's and at the field behind Freeborne's - $10 per person/night. Payment must be made for either site at Wild Woody's. Wild Woody's also has some old camper trailers for rent.
RV Parking: behind Freebornes (up to 30 ft, no hook-ups), or at Wild Woody's (no hook-ups). $10 per person/night - just like for camping. Payments must be made at Wild Woody's.
THERE IS AMPLE PARKING FOR TRAILERS AT BOTH FACILITIES
Freeborne's will be open for breakfast everyday, Fri through Sun. Free Coffee and Donuts and/or muffins will be available at the "party central trailer" each morning. First Sponsor plug-in : Thank you Have A Cup for supplying the coffee!!!!
A country store, which sells beer, is located on the left side of the Freeborne's building .
Starts Thursday morning, you will get your wrist-band (your ID to get free beer and food), your cup (don't lose it!), t-shirt and a sticker - and your shot-glasses (if you ordered any).
In order to get our numbers for dinner right, please go to this thread and answer the poll
Jamie James aka the "Raging Cajun" will most likely show up and help us cook his famous Jambalaya . Dinner time around 6:30pm. For those who don't know him, here's a bit of his resume: AMA Superbike Champion, AMA 750 Supersport Champion, AMA 600 Supersport Champion, AMA Pro Twins Champion, Suzuki Cup Series 1100 Champion, Suzuki Cup Series 600 Champion (guess who send me the info )
Grubs: 6:30PM, Burgers and Stuff... followed by some kegs of refreshing malt beverage
Shot glass invitational (see below)
Dinner @ 6:30 pm: Surf and Turf... and more beer Please let me know if you are allergic to surf, and we'll make sure we got some turf that is cooked separately.
Door Prizes - please see our list of sponsors below.
Entertainment will be provided by Pierce Edens, a great musician from Asheville
The sale of the T shirts, and shot glasses will as usual fund the food and beverages and the Saturday band. We will provide One of a Kind designs on the shirt, mugs and stickers. Mugs and stickers are also included in the shirt price. Cost of the T-shirts will be $55, $57 if paying by paypal (same price as before to keep it fair to everybody).
Send payments to Silke Crombie, PO Box 1294, Mars Hill, NC 28754. Paypal payments will be accepted email@example.com
We recommend everybody to pay $55 by check. Payments via paypal will be $57 due to the fees paypal charges.
Be sure to include your shirt size and ADVRider user name when ordering (check or paypal). If you don't indicate the size we will order you a XS shirt.
Since this thread was closed and we needed a few days to regroup, we extended the sign-up deadline to APRIL 20th.
WRIST BANDS WILL BE ISSUED WHEN YOU CHECK IN. THIS WRISTBAND WILL ENTITLE YOU TO ALL THE FOOD AND BEVERAGES THAT I ARRANGE FOR . DOOR PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AT THE SAT NIGHT DINNER.
IF YOU HAVE PAID PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON THE LIST AND YOUR SHIRT SIZE IS CORRECT... otherwise you'll get whatever is left
Important Update: If you already paid to the PARTY BOSS, your reservation is good to go. As a reference we are using the original in and paid list. If you paid and your name is NOT on the list, please email us a receipt/copy of the cleared check by 4/20/12 and we will honor your reservation. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please don't show up with a receipt at the rally and expect to be on the list. Since we do not have access to the previously collected money at this time, we will not be able to refund anybody that has paid to Party Boss - sorry.
This year we are breaking out some custom made Stainless Steel Shot Glasses, as a tribute to Rick, and to help raise some money for the cause.
Prices are $5.00 each, or a set of four for $15.00
Order now, and we will bring them to the Rally. If you want one (or more) but can't make it to the rally this year, we will ship them to you for an extra $5.00 (any amount). Just send a check or paypal to the same address as you would for Rally reservations. Shot glasses will also be available for purchase at the event. Send payments to Silke Crombie, PO Box 1294, Mars Hill, NC 28754. Paypal payments will be accepted at email@example.com
Anyone who ordered shot-glasses will be invited to our shot-glass invitational on Friday evening. Of course we will accept good Tequila and/or good Scotch as a bribe....
Sponsors for this years event:
Twisted Throttle- www.twistedthrottle.com
Mortons BMW- www.mortonsbmw.com
Carolina KTM - http://www.carolinaktm.com/index.html or fb link
Max BMW- www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com
Natty Greene's Brewing- www.nattygreenes.com
Dual Sport Touring- www.dualsporttouring.com
Eclipse Luggage- www.eclipseluggage.com
Please let any of our sponsors that you talk to know, that you appreciate their support of this event!
Off course, we are always open to new sponsors if you would like to supply door prizes, or help in any way, just pm Hunter aka BDXMPL .
Things to make your life easier:
We will bring basic tools, compressor, battery charger, tow straps, pickup truck and ramps etc.
And there will be a basic first aid kit, including braces, and some painkillers for the mornings
The charging station for all your smart and not so smart items (use at your own risk - our electrician Kenny is setting it up....) will be at "party central". Just a heads up for all attendees, only two cell phones work at the event site, Verizon and Alltell. But who needs a phone anyway?
We as organizer, provide only information regarding this event. However you join all events totally voluntary and at your own risk. We are absolutely not responsible for things that happen to you, or your gear. Neither at the event nor at the arrival and departure. In case of an accident, damage or loss you and the involved persons are fully responsible to each other. You accept this by registration for the rally!
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RIDE YOUR OWN RIDE!
Please look for updated information from SprinterRS and Cuttle at the beginning of the thread.
The thread is now reopened.
See the new page one.
Thanks Dave, Retro and AceRph.
I guess then
ITS ON AGAIN
Who do I need to contact to make sure my name gets put on the paid list?
I sent a PayPal payment on March 10th and I'm not showing on the paid list (at least not on the one listed HERE ) I can forward the PayPal confirmation to who ever needs it.
PS -- It would help to have the Paid list in one of the first few posts, instead of buried deep in the middle of no where.
I would like to go ahead and thank everyone working behind the scenes to make Rick's Rendezvous possible and to ask everyone to be patient as the new leaders of this production figure out the ropes.
See ya'll in MAY!!
See you guys in May. will send paypal when I know where to send it.
Cuttle is handling the "in and paid" list. Shoot her a pm.
That's a good idea, we'll get on that.
Check out Cuttle's post at the beginning of thread. Payment info can be found there.
Holy Shit!!!!!I cant believe this, RIP Rick.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
This really sucks.
Let us know if there is anything two guys coming from Mississippi on bikes can do to help .
He left us really big shoes to fill, and it's truly a team effort to get this going.
A big Thank You to:
Rob aka SprinterRS - the best "bro" anybody can have
Mike aka ktmMike - the "ride man" (and thanks for getting the thread sorted out)
Hunter aka BDXMPL - "location- and swag-man" (I already feel sorry for him)
Rob aka Rabbot - "music-man" and much more! (we all owe him big time!!!)
Woody - "location- and imput-man" (yes Woody, I will do a flow chart....)
Kenny - aka "the real Kenny" kennyanc - "rv- and power-man" (hopefully he's not blowing up your smart phone)
Alan - aka Bugsmack - "coffee-man" (free coffee - what a score!)
Todd - aka advtenn - "tool- and first-aid-kit-man" (no a bandage will not help for a bee sting)
Kevin - aka the "the fake Kenny" KennyBanjo
I am sure I forgot somebody...
Shot glasses ordered and as always, I will have the good Scotch at the rally for Friday nights Toast.
Shot glass(es) check sent.
In lieu of Scotch, will an Irish Single Malt be acceptable?
We'll be down early to help.
Irish Single Malt???.... hmm, let's think about it
dooohhh - OFF COURSE!!!!
See you there!