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    2021 Rally Camping Question

    I know this is should be considered obvious, but since I haven't seen this stated in any rally info, I won't assume. Will shower facilities be available for tent campers at the rally?

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    The rally FAQ page says there will be extra shower facilities due to COVID. As is always the case, there will be showers near the tenters.
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    Thanks Kurt! My bad.... I saw the FAQ "What is the Rally's Covid Policy?" but scanned over it not expecting any camping area discussion. Maybe one day I'll learn to read.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    The rally FAQ page says there will be extra shower facilities due to COVID. As is always the case, there will be showers near the tenters.
    Kurt - In looking at the rally map it seems like there isn't much room for campers. Will all the tenters be clustered behind the stage as shown on the map, or are there other areas that haven't been labeled? Would pitching tents on grassy areas between buildings be permitted?

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    Tent camping

    I also thought the tent area looked small, but I also noticed at past rallies that members seem to camp wherever they want, failing to see that no in front of camping. Do to covid postponement my riding partners have changed from two fellow airheads to my wife and our dog, so the campsite is now 2 miles from the rally site at the Extended Stay America Motel and my ride will be the 2019 Nissan Frontier Pro4X ( in case I want to go off road ) I could take the Lincoln but that seems inappropriate for a motorcycle rally.
    Back to the subject I am thinking about bringing a tent and setting it up at the rally site because like many MOA members a daytime nap is very often part of my schedule, and I am thinking if I walk 2 miles to motel from rally to take my nap by the time I walk back to site I will need another nap.
    I could drive the truck from motel to rally but I know my wife will not be spending much time at the rally and I think that if I suggested that if she wanted to go somewhere she could walk two miles find the truck and go “I WOULD GET THE LOOK “ suggesting that she bring truck back, I am fairly sure that would be a no go.
    So I am thinking about taking a possibly limited camping spot and setting up a tent for naps, since I am driving it would be a nice big tent with a nice air bed and chair

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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    I could drive the truck from motel to rally but I know my wife will not be spending much time at the rally and I think that if I suggested that if she wanted to go somewhere she could walk two miles find the truck and go I WOULD GET THE LOOK suggesting that she bring truck back, I am fairly sure that would be a no go.
    So I am thinking about taking a possibly limited camping spot and setting up a tent for naps, since I am driving it would be a nice big tent with a nice air bed and chair
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    Kurt - In looking at the rally map it seems like there isn't much room for campers. Will all the tenters be clustered behind the stage as shown on the map, or are there other areas that haven't been labeled? Would pitching tents on grassy areas between buildings be permitted?

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    After reading this post I looked at the Google Map picture of this site. It is hard to imagine that the designated area will hold a couple thousand tents or so. It may behoove the Rally Chairs to look into opening other "non-designated" spots as overflow camping should this become an issue.
    Last edited by DaveSlash5; 05-16-2021 at 05:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveSlash5 View Post
    After reading this post I looked at the Google Map picture of this site. It is hard to imagine that the designated area will hold a couple thousand tents or so. It may behoove the Rally Chairs to look into opening other "non-designated" spots as overflow camping should this become an issue.
    I wonder what the deal is with the "No Access" area?

    other than... no GS track

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    I wonder what the deal is with the "No Access" area?

    other than... no GS track

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    Between Sherpa Camping, Club Camping and RV Camping, it sure doesn't look like there's much real estate left for the rest of us to camp.
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    That map is a bit misleading as the actual boundaries are not defined. I spent a couple of hours at ExpoPark today measuring areas. The allocation of camping space is a work in progress.

    It was 83 degrees in Great Falls today; sunny and mild winds. The forecast high for Thursday and Friday is 34-35 with snow showers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    I wonder what the deal is with the "No Access" area?

    other than... no GS track

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    Any construction in that area?
    In Des Moines they planned to use part of the race track for camping but it didn't work out because some construction was not complete in time for the rally.
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    The area to the upper right doesn't look inviting for camping given this image...don't know when it was taken. Street view indicates that it's a bunch of horse barns. I wonder if camping is allowed inside the race track?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    I wonder what the deal is with the "No Access" area?
    Maybe no vehicles allowed on the horse track ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Maybe no vehicles allowed on the horse track ???
    Yeahbutt... that infield

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    When we were there yesterday it seemed like there may be some construction going on. Didn't try very hard to penetrate the cloak of secrecy.
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