ADVrider Rally SLAP 2017 -- Ozark, AR May 19-21

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  1. Scribe

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    Hey y’all, it’s time once again for the ...


    ADV SLAP Rally - Squeal Like a Pig!

    The quick and dirty on year 13(!) for you TL;DR types:
    When: May 19-21, 2017
    Where: Byrd's Adventure Center, Ozark, Arkansas
    Cost: as low as $57 or $77 with a T-shirt. *In case you aren't paying attention, that's really damn cheap!!
    Who/how do I pay?: See POST #2 below to register
    What do I get for my cabbage? Food.[​IMG] Beer.[​IMG] Camping.[​IMG] Beer.[​IMG] Riding.[​IMG] Swag.

    Ask around. SLAP is FAMOUS for great riding, great times and being a great deal. That plus three meals, two nights camping, beer, a chance to win some nice prizes makes this a rally you can’t beat with a stick. Don’t even try. We don’t take kindly to folks whacking us with sticks.

    Are the cool kids attending? Indeedy. See POST #3 for the "IN list"
    Are there big-time corporate sponsors? Heck yes! Scroll down to see the list and start fantasizing about all the cool swag.


    SLAP early registration deadline is April 30th.
    Yeah, so what? That means rally tee ordering closes. SLAP Swag for early registrants only.[​IMG]


    Registration CLOSES on Friday May 12th.
    And you care why? Because after that, the PayPal link will be disabled and only "cash for scraps" will be accepted on site. We need to give final numbers to the catering company. Showing up at the event with cash does not guarantee that we will have enough food. We'll do our best to make sure everyone gets fed, though. (The ladies at Byrd's have been excellent at accommodating, even when a bunch of evil Jeepers snuck into our chow line[​IMG] one year).

    Feed and water me! [​IMG]
    As always, SLAP 2017 will be infused with a delicate elixir of choice grains and hops. The Okies who used to run this thing got very excited about their annual trip to Arkansas because it was a chance for them to sample real beer instead of having to quaff 3.2 crap swill. We don’t want to let them down, so we will have plenty of BEER. Maybe some moonshine.[​IMG]

    We will have catered meals. We will have epic dirt and epic, twisty pavement. We may have organized events (planned rides of all types and a Hillbilly Lotto geocache hunt).

    We will have BEER too.

    Da Venue
    Once again, SLAP 2017 will be held on the banks of the lovely (and sometimes angry) Mulberry River in Ozark, AR.

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    Why Byrd’s?:

    1. Direct access via pavement

    2. Multiple riding options (epic pavement, forest roads, singletrack, and everything in-between)

    3. Activities for spouses and families

    4. They’ve upped their bathroom game


    The Fine Print
    Dates: May 19-21, 2017. If you'd like to arrive earlier or stay longer, make arrangements directly with the campground.

    Location:
    Byrd's Adventure Center, Ozark, AR. 479-667-6066.

    Lodging:
    Your registration fee includes tent/vehicle camping on site for two nights (Friday/Saturday). Group showers [​IMG], toilets, and water will be available for all to use, but the camping is somewhat primitive, much like a tent city. There is plenty of room for vehicle and trailer parking. If you decide to camp offsite, the "camping" portion of your registration will be considered a donation to the event. We want to encourage all attendees to stay at Byrd's so we can maintain the SLAP unity and fellowship.

    RV Spots:
    There are a limited number of RV/electrical sites available at a first come-first served basis. Note your preference when you purchase your registration. We will maintain a list of who has asked for RV sites (in order of registration) and will do our best to accommodate. Only paid registrants can hold an RV spot. The overflow RV parking at Byrd's may be a short hike away from where the rally activities will be located.
    RV Disclaimer- please only reserve an RV site if you are a definite attendee to SLAP 2017. If you just need to park a van or trailer and don't actually require electrical or water hook-ups, then don't reserve an RV site. We'll have plenty of room for car campers. Please don't be a selfish prick and reserve an RV site for just one person. Let's leave them for the families or groups, please. If you have a big ass RV and want to share your amenities, that would be cool. Thanks for understanding.

    Meals:
    Included with your registration will be three meals prepared by the professional staff of Byrd's: Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and Saturday Dinner. Non-alcoholic beverages are provided at meals. The meals are great and professionally done. (Byrd's also has a restaurant and a mini-mart onsite, so plenty of meal options are available.

    Rides and Routes:
    The planning committee will be posting links to GPS tracks for several types of rides. For example: Big-bike-friendly scenic loops, challenging singletrack within quasi-legal distance from camp, weekend warrior DS routes with hero options, etc.
    Or, if you want to take a sip from the firehose, there is a separate thread dedicated to route gathering, ride organization, and whatnot. It is the product of much attention by our fellow inmates in NW Arkansas. Click HERE for the stuff.

    Organized events:
    Again in 2017, SLAP coincides with the Northeast Oklahoma Trials Team competition weekend. See HERE for more info. As always, we'll have an official prize raffle after dinner on Saturday night.

    T-Shirts, swag, and other stuff:
    The T-shirt design will be posted when finalized. There is a high possibility that participants will get stickers, other SLAP-related chotchkies, and freebies including door prizes and raffles. It all depends on how well we do at begging for free shit from vendors and sponsors. See the not-all-inclusive sponsor list below. Wanna be a sponsor? Contact inmate Scribe.

    Liability:
    To participate in SLAP, you'll probably be asked to sign a waiver releasing liability to ADV, Byrd's, and the event organizers. You’ll also need to be 21 or older to partake of the beer. We're all friends here. Be safe and don't do anything stupid. We'll try to do the same.


    Sponsors

    SLAP 2017 is made possible in part by numerous sponsors (corporate and individual). We will recognize those sponsors here, at the event, and as many other ways possible, like on the back of the rally tees HERE. These companies or individuals below have donated gear, door prizes, cash, or other items and services to make SLAP 2017 as fun and memorable as possible. The SLAP planning committee thanks you.


    If you are interested in sponsoring SLAP 2017 (no matter the content or size of your contribution), please contact inmate Scribe via PM. We will gladly accept cash donations or goods to distribute at the raffle. To make a cash donation, use the PayPal link.


    New for 2017: SLAP is an official, IRS-blessed 501c(3) non-profit organization. Which means all donations are tax deductible. Contract inmate Scribe if you need a receipt for your donation.

    These companies or people are making SLAP 2017 happen. Please support them in return.


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    SLAP 2017 is a production of SLAP, Inc., which is run by your friends at Camp Run-A-Mucka. We’d like to thank the Okies for their care and feeding of this fine event. Their efforts made SLAP the success that it is today.


    Dedicated to Ralph Watkins, 1961-2015
    A.K.A. JumpJet

    Omnia mea mecum porto

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    OK, I'm sold. Where and how do I sign up for this astounding gathering?

    Two options:
    1) PayPal checkout
    HERE
    2) Luddites can send a check to SLAP, Inc, 275 Madison 7850, Wesley AR, 72773. Please include your ADV screen name, T-shirt size (if any), and RV camping site preference (if you want one, otherwise we'll assume you don't). Prices are $55 per registration (you save the $2 PayPal fee, you sly dog), $20 for T-shirts.
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    Procedural note for all SLAPPERs:
    I add you to the list once you make your payment.
    Also: The registration site now has a donation option for those of you feeling generous. Remember: all donations are tax deductible.
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    Good news: Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is on board again this year, with a slight twist. We're participating in their Race Gas program, which means everyone who registers with name, email and home address gets a $10 gift card from RMATVMC after the rally. That makes SLAP an even better deal. Who thought that was possible?.
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