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    Rally Info Please

    Hello,

    I would like to know which controlled access entrance & exit at the Iowa State Fairgrounds will be used for the Rally.
    It would be helpful for planning (on GPS) rides out and back while at the rally.

    Also, will there be shuttles to transport rally attendees into downtown Des Moines from the Rally site and back?
    The Iowa Cubs are playing a 4 game home stand during our Rally dates and it would be nice to be able to get into the downtown area to explore and savour the flavour of the Midwest.

    It would save the hassle of gearing up and riding into downtown and then hoping to find secure parking for our motorcycles.
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    I saw in the board meeting notes, Brian Hinton mentioned they are working on having shuttles for Downtown.

    A little early for the rally site map, but my guess for the entrance is the west side of the fairgrounds.
    The intersection is E 30th St. & E Grand Ave.


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    Quote Originally Posted by purm1200gs View Post
    Hello,

    I would like to know which controlled access entrance & exit at the Iowa State Fairgrounds will be used for the Rally.
    .
    I found out the main gate for the rally is the intersection of E 30th St. & E Grand Ave
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    Shuttles would be awesome! I'd love to check out that huge Farmers' Market on Saturday without the hassle of trying to find secure parking.

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    Entrance is Gate 11 on 30th and Grand. The GPS coordinates have been published (I think) and/or are going to be published. Working on shuttles, so stay tuned...check the rally page, check the rally Facebook page, and read the Owners News for info!


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    Quote Originally Posted by brianhinton View Post
    The GPS coordinates have been published
    Thanks Brian, I found the Coords under FAQ.
    GPS COORDINATES 41.595673996, -93.558318107

    Link for FAQ
    http://www.bmwmoa.org/general/custom.asp?page=rallyfaq
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    Quote Originally Posted by purm1200gs View Post
    Hello,

    I would like to know which controlled access entrance & exit at the Iowa State Fairgrounds will be used for the Rally.
    It would be helpful for planning (on GPS) rides out and back while at the rally.

    Also, will there be shuttles to transport rally attendees into downtown Des Moines from the Rally site and back?
    The Iowa Cubs are playing a 4 game home stand during our Rally dates and it would be nice to be able to get into the downtown area to explore and savour the flavour of the Midwest.

    It would save the hassle of gearing up and riding into downtown and then hoping to find secure parking for our motorcycles.
    Yes, the Iowa Cubs (Chi Cubs) are playing the Nashville Sounds(Oakland A's) only four miles from the rally. Caught the SLC Bees last year. Love me some minor league bball. Go Toledo Mud Hens!

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