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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Rallies in Alberta, and Ontario are staring to look better and better to me...
    It's been nice up here. I rode back from the Kootenays last Sunday, and it was actually cold in the Rogers Pass. Kicking Horse Pass was still cool, even later in the morning, and I didn't open my suit up until noon, in Canmore.
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    Forgot to mention in the previous post there were more trees than expected from a Google map check before the rally. The grass was green and appeared well watered. Quite a few nice tent sites were available for early arrivals. RV sites however were on solid asphalt and looked a bit grim in the 90 plus heat.
    GS Giants had a great track setup.
    Beer was $2 for tap Bud or Shock Top, $4 for other specialty beers.
    Burger, fries, and a Coke was $14 at the food court. $6 for a pulled pork sandwich, $4 for sides. $8 got you a medium thin crust pizza. Thai and other food was available.
    Saw a couple of crowd misters (water sprayers) in operation. They worked well in the relatively low humidity of SLC.
    Again, I think most attendees had a good time at the rally, but it was hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 43912 View Post
    $4 for other specialty beers.
    That's a good price. I paid $5.50 for a micro-brew today on the bicycle trail.
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    My first rally after 25 years of BMW motorcycle ownership and MOA membership. Yeah, it was hot in the sun during the day, but shade offered quite a bit of relief and as stated by others, there were plenty of places at the venue that were air conditioned. I've no doubt that tents set up in the sun were pretty uncomfortable at night as I'm sure it took a long time to get that heat out of the tent. I rented a room on Air BnB with private bath in an excellent little old Victorian home ($40 per night) about 3 miles from the venue and right on the Rapid Transit line. I would ride the bike over in the morning, return to the air conditioned place early afternoon, then take the train back in the evening for music, beer and fun. I never drink and ride (learned a lesson in my teens), so it worked out great for me.

    In my opinion, the event is run extremely well and offers something for everyone if you love motorcycles (or, if you love music, food, beer, nice people, good conversation, new friends, new farkles, GS Giants and all their misery, knowledgable vendors, etc., etc., etc.) My compliments to everyone connected with executing the event and to all the volunteers for their help. I didn't volunteer this year, but fully expect to for next year's rally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 43912 View Post
    Forgot to mention in the previous post there were more trees than expected from a Google map check before the rally. The grass was green and appeared well watered. Quite a few nice tent sites were available for early arrivals..
    In the July ON it asked, to ensure enough camping space to not park your bike on the grass near your tent.
    Did they end up having plenty of camping space?
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    Helping forget the heat

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    I think this was the lowest attendance of any rally in the last 2 decades. I worked registration and our app said just under 3000 pre registered. Friday was really slow, and thursday was not very busy either. I am sure there were a good number of day passes on saturday, but I
    am interested in seeing the final tally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azgman View Post
    but I
    am interested in seeing the final tally.
    Post #8 said 4,200. Is that number not correct?
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    At the closing ceremonies the announced attendance was 4,206.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Post #8 said 4,200. Is that number not correct?
    That number may include vendors. IIRC some years attendance is recorded including vendors.
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    This news report was posted on i-BMW.

    http://fox13now.com/2017/07/14/thous...orcycle-rally/
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    RA National in "Cool Country"

    The RA just had their National Rally on the shores of Lake Michigan in Petoskey the week before. Sunny and 75 F for riding, dark and 65 F for sleeping in a tent. 3 beautiful sunsets over the lake from your tent. Lots of green grass, good Beer, Music and Twisty roads 2 miles away. Nice bunch of riders with 950 in attendance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockers View Post
    The RA just had their National Rally on the shores of Lake Michigan in Petoskey the week before. Sunny and 75 F for riding, dark and 65 F for sleeping in a tent. 3 beautiful sunsets over the lake from your tent. Lots of green grass, good Beer, Music and Twisty roads 2 miles away. Nice bunch of riders with 950 in attendance.
    Where is it next year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Where is it next year?
    Des Moines, Iowa - https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...uly-12-15-2018
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    I think he wants to know where the RA rally is next year.
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