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    Rally website has all the info ...

    The information from the Rally Program has been added to the Rally Website for your Rally Enjoyment!

    Read the news item (https://www.bmwmoa.org/news/451337/) or go straight to the website (http://rally.bmwmoa.org) and start clicking around.
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    -- Edited --

    Thanks, Wes. How about adding links in the FAQ page? That's where people typically go first IMO.

    Site map - http://rally.bmwmoa.org/site-map/

    Seminars - http://rally.bmwmoa.org/seminars/

    Vendors - http://rally.bmwmoa.org/vendors/
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Sure took some hunting to find the seminars and site map. How about adding links in the FAQ page? That's where people typically go first IMO.
    From the MOA.org home page click on Rally, Click on Rally Website, then let the cursor hover over All About The Rally.
    https://www.bmwmoa.org/default.aspx
    Looks like everything people have been asking for like Rally Map, Vendor, Seminars, ect.
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    Lee, yes I finally got there. My point was that FAQs either make more sense or should have the links also. Frequently asked questions?? Hmmm...where is the rally site map? Just sayin...put the info in multiple places so people can find it no matter the path they take.
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    Well, no it doesn't...

    I am wanting to register before May 31 but I am getting tripped up by a question I have that is not answered in the FAQs. There is the option to reserve for extra days. There is no explanation as to whether this is days before the official start of the rally or days after the rally is over. The FAQs say "Anyone arriving prior to Thursday must be an identified volunteer with a rally committee and will be expected to volunteer for rally set-up duties. Rally set-up is a big effort and the set-up volunteers need an opportunity to get their work done in a timely fashion. Please give these volunteers a chance to get the rally ready before your arrival." Understood, but how is "identified volunteer" defined? Someone who has already signed up to volunteer somewhere, at a particular time during the rally or someone who has signed up to help with set-up? I'd LOVE some clarification. If one is an "identified volunteer" and you arrive early are you supposed to sign up for those extra days at $35 per day when you register for the rally? Thanks in advance for the answer to these questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewEnglander View Post
    I am wanting to register before May 31 but I am getting tripped up by a question I have that is not answered in the FAQs. There is the option to reserve for extra days. There is no explanation as to whether this is days before the official start of the rally or days after the rally is over. The FAQs say "Anyone arriving prior to Thursday must be an identified volunteer with a rally committee and will be expected to volunteer for rally set-up duties. Rally set-up is a big effort and the set-up volunteers need an opportunity to get their work done in a timely fashion. Please give these volunteers a chance to get the rally ready before your arrival." Understood, but how is "identified volunteer" defined? Someone who has already signed up to volunteer somewhere, at a particular time during the rally or someone who has signed up to help with set-up? I'd LOVE some clarification. If one is an "identified volunteer" and you arrive early are you supposed to sign up for those extra days at $35 per day when you register for the rally? Thanks in advance for the answer to these questions.

    Louise
    I read that as part of the RV site reservations, not additional tent site use.
    In the past, the site was open to early riders who had either volunteered already or would after setting up.
    I never seem to be early, so just goin' on prior years chatter
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewEnglander View Post
    I am wanting to register before May 31 but I am getting tripped up by a question I have that is not answered in the FAQs. There is the option to reserve for extra days. There is no explanation as to whether this is days before the official start of the rally or days after the rally is over. The FAQs say "Anyone arriving prior to Thursday must be an identified volunteer with a rally committee and will be expected to volunteer for rally set-up duties. Rally set-up is a big effort and the set-up volunteers need an opportunity to get their work done in a timely fashion. Please give these volunteers a chance to get the rally ready before your arrival." Understood, but how is "identified volunteer" defined? Someone who has already signed up to volunteer somewhere, at a particular time during the rally or someone who has signed up to help with set-up? I'd LOVE some clarification. If one is an "identified volunteer" and you arrive early are you supposed to sign up for those extra days at $35 per day when you register for the rally? Thanks in advance for the answer to these questions.

    Louise
    Those FAQ' are written to discourage early arrivals if not prepared to volunteer on set up. Will some who don't volunteer arrive early...well yes, they always do. We'll be way too busy to be the police. However, if you do please understand that rally setup actually begins with parts of the staff and rally team's arrival as early as Saturday before the rally begins...it is that much work. So much that in fact many parts of the rally infrastructure like porta-potties, showers, food vendors, etc. are put into place through the early in the week. So...if you arrive earlier than that all of those items will not yet be in place. The rally begins on Thursday. Security will be established around mid-day on Wednesday. We would love to have you join us and help on the set-up. This is always a mix of old hand rally rats as well as new folks just getting involved. so there is no test or check of identifying marks to make sure you are a volunteer.

    Ride safe, prepare to have a lot of fun and meet new people. We look forward to seeing you at the Boogie!
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    Of course

    Quote Originally Posted by alabeemer View Post
    Those FAQ' are written to discourage early arrivals if not prepared to volunteer on set up. Will some who don't volunteer arrive early...well yes, they always do. We'll be way too busy to be the police. However, if you do please understand that rally setup actually begins with parts of the staff and rally team's arrival as early as Saturday before the rally begins...it is that much work. So much that in fact many parts of the rally infrastructure like porta-potties, showers, food vendors, etc. are put into place through the early in the week. So...if you arrive earlier than that all of those items will not yet be in place. The rally begins on Thursday. Security will be established around mid-day on Wednesday. We would love to have you join us and help on the set-up. This is always a mix of old hand rally rats as well as new folks just getting involved. so there is no test or check of identifying marks to make sure you are a volunteer.

    Ride safe, prepare to have a lot of fun and meet new people. We look forward to seeing you at the Boogie!
    Of course I would help. I've done it several times before. Plan to again this year. I've written to the Volunteer Chair to say what my skills are in my workaday life and that I'm willing to help wherever needed otherwise. To me it's part of the fun. I love seeing the thousands of participants arrive by 1's, 2's, 3's, and rarely some larger traveling groups.

    Louise

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