Mendo Rally 10 Lake Pillsbury, Ca. April 29th-May 3rd 2020

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  1. mootsuno

    mootsuno Long timer Supporter

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    Newcomers, this is really a fun event. Please check out the threads from previous rallies.
    Again I'm too lazy to write up all the fun we have and how well we eat. I'm sure some previous rally goers can comment on this.
    If you have pictures feel free to post them up.

    The primary thread is in the Western Regional thread:
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/mendo-rally-10-2020.1428168/

    The planned dates this year are Wednesday April 29th thru May 3rd.
    That means we'll have our great Fuller Grove campsite Wednesday through Sunday nights.
    Of course this is based on PG&E having the site open, which they have always accommodated us in the past.

    The price is $80 this year as long as the camp fees haven't been increased. Which doesn't look like they have.

    Fees include camping, dinner Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
    It also includes beer, drinks and snacks. Snacks include bagels, muffins, fruit and other things so you can usually make some sort of breakfast too.

    Menu will be similar to previous years but since it's our 10th anniversary maybe we'll
    something new in. I know last we didn't have a camping rally but a few of us did
    do a ride so we counted that as #9.

    For payment we'll do PayPal. PG&E says we can't reserve our site April 20th.
    I know that's a little close but they changed the reservation system. Don't worry
    about it though, nobody has ever made reservation as early as we do.
    I have their direct contact info and I'll see what I can do.

    Remember too, this group campsite is limited to 50 people and it's for tent camping.

    If you have an RV you can stay at the Fuller Grove individual site campground,
    all of 3 minutes away. And you can still have meals and hang out with everybody. RV's
    are allowed at the group site but take up too much of the available parking.
    And, if the group campsite fills up the overflow folks can set up camp in the individual site.

    Remember the Rally is the camping event. Not an organized riding event. Riding is whatever you and your friends want to do.

    For people who haven't been before the location is at Lake Pillsbury in the
    Mendocino Natl Forest in Lake County CA. Here's a link to google maps.
    It's a little less than 3 1/2 hours ride/drive from either San Francisco or
    Sacramento.

    I don't know if all of Penny Pines and Middle Creek trails will be open but,that being said there's plenty of great riding in this area. It should be interesting too. With much of the area burned it's amazing to see the terrain, much of the time you can actually see where the trails go rather than just riding though the trees. The riding areas just east of the campsite weren't affected much by the fires.

    I know this description is a little short but most of you know what to expect
    after nine years, but feel free to ask any questions or make reasonable comments.

    We'll start taking reservation the first week of March. At that time we'll post the PayPal
    address and SanGJan will keep track of everything.

    Now you're welcome to indicate that you'll be attending and we'll start a preliminary list
    and when we start collecting $ we'll do the confirmed list.

    Also, no refunds if you cancel after April 8th. However, if you need to cancel after that
    you can sell or give away your spot to somebody else.

    So there you go. Something to look forward to especially after year.
    I know I do. (seriously)

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  2. mootsuno

    mootsuno Long timer Supporter

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    A little bump.
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  3. mramosc

    mramosc Been here awhile

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    Oh I remember those steaks.... that alone is good reason to go!!
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  4. WheelieKing1

    WheelieKing1 Adventurer

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    Mendo 10! I can’t wait. Gonna be awesome. Bring both bikes.
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  5. WheelieKing1

    WheelieKing1 Adventurer

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    ...and by both bikes I mean big and small.
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  6. WheelieKing1

    WheelieKing1 Adventurer

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    ...and by big I mean Africa Twin. And by small of course I mean XR650R.
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  7. outdoorsman

    outdoorsman Lets Ride! Supporter

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    Hmm. A month after Noobs and so close to Sacramento too. Might be able to take time off work again for this.
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