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    2010 Redmond Oregon Rally

    Greetings,

    This is an introduction to a thread to start an exchange to try and answer questions specifically related to the BMW MOA International Rally in 2010.

    My name is Deb Lower (BMWDeb) and I have been asked by the MOA Board to chair the 2010 Rally Chair. I have chaired 2 other MOA rallys and served on the MOA Board of Directors for numerous years, as President, Vice President, Secretary, and briefly as Treasurer. I live Colorado Springs and work in Indianapolis. My primary rides are R1200GS (now lowered) and R1150RS. I’m a novice at using the Forum, but experienced in chairing International Rallies. I will be ably assisted by Stan Herman, Rally Co-Chair. Stan (Wanderer) has lots of Forum experience and held key volunteer roles at the 2008 and 2009 Rallys. Stan lives in Pueblo and rides an R1150GS.

    The Rally Committee Chairs and a large array of tireless volunteers are required to pull off an event like the Rally. We are especially thankful that Committee Chairs with years of experience in their roles are helping in Redmond and we have new folks who are chairing their committee for the first time. The BMW Riders of Oregon (BMWRO) are enthusiastic about the Rally returning to Redmond, and are helping us get the word out about all the wonderful things to do in Central Oregon.

    For those who are not aware, the 2010 rally will be held in central Oregon at the Deschutes Fair and Expo Center http://www.expo.deschutes.org July 15-18, 2010. The Expo Center is located in Redmond, Oregon which is close to Bend, Sisters, Mt. Bachelor and a host of very interesting roads and attractions. This area of Central Oregon offers some of the best riding in the Pacific Northwest!

    In the coming months there will be a lot of information about the area and the rally available here and on the MOA website and in your ON magazine.

    We have several new events to offer – just one of them being the Redmond 1000, an IBA Saddlesore 1000 with 3 starting locations and all converging on Redmond. More details at http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?t=41250.

    I hope you will make plans now to join us in Central Oregon at the 4R Rally. We are going to Ride, Rally and Relax in Redmond. We sure know how to do all of these and the Redmond community wants us to enjoy their spectacular scenery, climate and enthusiasm for outdoor activities. I can promise you that your Rally Chair, Co-Chair, Committee Chairs, MOA staff and volunteers will do all we can to make this the best rally ever!

    Now, it is your turn to use the Forum to ask questions, provide suggestions. You will get a response from BMWDeb or Wanderer or if your comment or question is specific to a specific area, the committee chair may respond.

    Don’t be bashful about speaking out - we all have a common goal to make the 4R Rally a great one!

    Deb Lower
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    Save the Dates – July 15 – 18, 2010
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    4R Rally

    Cool logo!!! Of course I may be a bit biased.

    As Deb said we are here to make this the best rally possible. We really do want your input. Please, let's hear your ideas and concerns and we will do our best to answer them or refer them to a committee that may have far more information on a given subject than either Deb or I. We may not be able to accomodate every request made but it won't be because we haven't tried.

    As always, we hold a volunteer driven event. Starting very soon the committee chair list will be posted and contact information will be provided for you to become part of the event. If you know a lot of people or no one in the MOA, volunteering is a fantastic way to meet new friends.

    I sincerly hope to see everyone reading this in Redmond next July!
    Last edited by wanderer; 12-24-2009 at 01:05 PM.
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    I think the correct link to the fairgrounds is this one.

    Looking forward to joining you, Deb and Stan, and several thousand other of my closest friends in Redmond next July.

    Holly

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    Thanks Holly. Working on it. Cold up there eh?
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    Holly,

    The website has been updated in my post.

    Thanks,

    Deb Lower
    BMW MOA 2010 4R Rally Chair
    Save the Dates ÔÇô July 15 ÔÇô 18, 2010
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    Quote Originally Posted by wanderer View Post
    Thanks Holly. Working on it. Cold up there eh?
    Not too cold, and besides I'm flying to Denver on Tuesday so I'm counting on you for good weather down there.

    Holly

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    Wave as you fly overhead, Holly!
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    Holly

    Denver should be fine but we head out Tuesday for St. Louis. I'm really glad your plans changed and you'll be in Redmond instead of Belgium next July. Your "job" is very compatible in Redmond. We'll talk later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmechanic View Post
    Wave as you fly overhead, Holly!
    Will do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanderer View Post
    Denver should be fine but we head out Tuesday for St. Louis. I'm really glad your plans changed and you'll be in Redmond instead of Belgium next July. Your "job" is very compatible in Redmond. We'll talk later.
    Yes, I'm glad I'll be in Redmond too. Now all I have to do is pass the exam!

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    Music Suggestions

    Curious about music for the Rally. I think this group would be perfect for the rally crowd and they are in Oregon fairly often (based in Cali). Here is the booking link.

    http://rickestrin.com/contact.html

    utube videos can be found under both Rick Estrin and the Nightcats as well as former band name Little Charlie and the Nightcats.

    Portland has a active music scene, the Cascade Blues Association could be an invaluable resource to the rally chair in charge of music.

    http://www.cascadeblues.org/joomla/

    I'm sure a German band could be found in Mt. Angel OR. not that I want to hear polka music all night but might be fun.

    As varied as the musical tastes are (see what are you listening to today thread) would you (rally chair) consider throwing band selection suggestion open to the general membership?

    Just random thoughts on a slow rainy day at work.

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    41077

    Thanks for the referral! I have forwarded your post to the entertainment chair. I know he's still looking for more acts.

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    What about Stage Coach West? They are really good and have done our rallies before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwDeb View Post
    I live Colorado Springs and work in Indianapolis. [/I][/B]
    That's one hell of a commute, Deb.

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    Martin

    They've been discussed for months. You didn't really think Deb would forget Stage Coach West did you?

    Thanks Martin, for all you do!
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