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Thread: RA National Rally in Breckenridge 14-17 June 2012

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    The Big Red One sgtbill's Avatar
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    RA National Rally in Breckenridge 14-17 June 2012

    Anyone know when Top 'O the Rockies is next year? Normally it is a week before or a week after the MOA National. Since Sedalia is in mid- July, I'm not sure there will be time to do all three RA, TOTR, and Sedalia). But I want to.

    Might be able to stretch things out if TOTR is between the two Nationals....
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    I saw this on the BMW Sport Touring forum:

    "The 2012 Top O' The Rockies Rally in Paonia, CO will be July 12-15th, 2012. "
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    Now Officially announced on Colorado BMW Club web-site

    Top of the Rockies Rally 2012 "The" Rally before the Rally! TOR2012

    Friday till Sunday, July 12 - 15th before the National

    Co allows you to cool your seat before Mo heats your feet!

    Thats called the "Co-Mo two step"!!!

    Travel'in John...Privateer Rider 04R1150R
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    How is the RA rally? I went to the MOA rally in Oregon, my first & had a blast. Due to time off constraints, my buddy & I are thinking of doing the RA instead of the MOA, since we can chop off at least 2-4 days needed.

    Also, between TOR & RA, what is each like.

    We are 40-somethings, ride RTs & did enjoy camping at the Oregon rally. We also enjoyed the riding, the vendors & the entertainment.
    John.

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    The MOA and RA rallies are both great. Next year's RA rally will be a first at Copper Mountain. The RA rally has less vendors. Last year we had 30 (I think). The MOA has everybody and is a much larger affair.

    Many more people at the MOA rally. 7,000-10,000. The RA has 600-2500.

    Both have advantages and disadvantages. Try and go to both if you can. I look forward to attending both.

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    I would love to do both, but my traveling buddies are only up for one & are definitely leaning toward the shorter trip. I was getting mixed signals on going to Missouri, but when I mention CO, they jumped on board. So, in reality, it is either me going to MO by myself, or going to CO with 2 buddies...
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    TOR is one of the best local rallies going. Good bands that are local to CO- rock, blues, bluegrass, "classic rock", etc. on 3 nights (well, good bands on 2 nights, and "some music" on Th night). Fabulous riding (Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Million Dollar Hiway, Dolores River Road, Grand Mesa, Colorado National Monument, etc.) within easy reach, including numerous d/s options for those who like to go gs-ing. Great atmosphere- the whole town supports the event, and the rally always gives back to Paonia. Shaded and open camping, your choice. Some limited b&b in town, but you probably already needed to make reservations for that. Typical turnout is 600-900. With the Sedalia National one week later, i'd expect to see closer to 900.
    Ride Safe, Ride Lots

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    Bmwra

    The BMW Riders Association is the other national level club...and rally.

    Here is their website www.bmwra.org

    I have been a member of both MOA and RA. Both are fine clubs that conduct great rallies.
    George
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