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The answer, contracts not all in place. Will not be announced till Gillette. Having said that, everything is subject to change.
Thats just like it was in the "good old days".
The boards family and friends first, then the big clubs.
The rest of us wait.
When this policy was dicussed these contracts had been historically signed well before 12 months out.
It is a coincidence that ever since none of these contracts has been signed early enough to move the announcement up from when it had always been.
Personally I feel that knowing what region next year's rally is going to be in is plenty. I know it will be in the S.E. USA and for me that is plenty.
Other than trying to book stuff now (which most hotels won't take this far out anyway) what is the need to know the specific site for 09 before the 08 event?
Who else do you know that lets their club tell them where they are going on vacation next year?
I think the first time we saw this change was 1998 in Missoula. Michael Friedle (chairman for the following year's rally) put up all of the information for the 1999 rally in the vendor building so we found out before the closing ceremony that '99 was going to be in Rhinebeck.
(And it DID make sense, to put out the information for the rally attendees.)
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Southeast works for me, as I'll probably be able to visit family on the way. Lots of great riding over that way too.
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I think the '09 rally site stinks.
THEY did it all wrong, what were THEY thinking.
I have no idea where the '09 rally site is, I just wanted to be the first to say I hate the location.
EVERYONE knows the place is too big,small, close to big cities, far away, roads are too small and twisty to get any where in a hurry and they are too flat and straight.
Geeez when are THEY going to get it right???
OK kidding off, you may now return to your regularly scheduled thread. Hijack over.
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I, for one, would like to see the announcement moved back to Saturday night at the Rally. This meant it showed up to the general membership that did not attend in the October rally issue of ON. In the pre-internet days the arrival of that issue marked the beginning of my winter planning for the next years rides. I know it will be leaked on the forum before the October issue, but after my formal planning for the year has been completed.
Making the announcement part of the rally Saturday night events seems right and gives a firm date that work has to be done by while giving us all an answer when the expected thread comes…’When and where is the next years rally?.’ It will be announced Saturday night of this years rally.