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Thread: MOA Getaway - Fontana, North Carolina -- August 28-30, 2020

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    Thanks Phil, for the planning thoughts for the "other" trip. Looks like a good plan, and a super trip! Will see you in MT.

    AND... My apologies to this threads OP for the interruption. I somehow... rather thought I had PM'ed!

    "travel'n" john

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    Curious about this event

    I attended last year; there were practically no posts on this site about it. This year there are posts on this site, but there is no listing for the event in ON magazine -- what's with that?!

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    Well MX, most everyone does their travel research on the Interweb these days. HOWEVER, in today's mail was the February ON, and enclosed in the plastic wrapper was a pamphlet detailing all of 2020's MOA Getaways. Eureka! Your prayers have been answered... Get those reservations done early, or you may miss out!
    Ciao! HSV-Phil & HSV-Karen

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    Is anyone posting news...

    ...about whether or not this may or may not be cancelled? It would be nice if the organizers would keep everyone up to date on what the current thinking is. Based on medical/prevention advice on TV, I would think that this event would have been cancelled already.

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    There is another thread that concerns the big rally in Montana and its potential cancellation. A few days ago Ted Moyer indicated that at that time plans remained unchanged, but the situation was dynamic.
    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...na-Virus/page3 (see post #81)

    I called the office earlier today and asked specifically about the Fontana Get Away. Still no change.

    However, given the latest guidance from the CDC I called the MOA office and cancelled my attendance for this year's Fontana Get Away and booked for the 2021 Fontana weekend. Similarly I called the Fontana Resort and changed my reservation from 2020 to 2021.

    One has to expect that there will many many changes to plans for get togethers over the next few months.

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    The wife and I are going regardless. We have a site at the campground booked so we can self isolate along the river. So far other events in the area have not cancelled. It’s still over a month out so we will wait and see how it develops.
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    MOA Getaway at Fontana Rescheduled for August 28-30

    The state of North Carolina issued a ban on events and gatherings of 100 or more people for the next 30 days and every indication is the precautions concerning the COVID-19 pandemic will become more intense later this week. Unfortunately, it will be impossible to hold the MOA Getaway at Fontana on the original dates of April 24-26, 2020.

    We have negotiated a new date for the event and rescheduled the MOA Getaway at Fontana for August 28-30, 2020. I fully appreciate that this will not be ideal for everyone who is currently registered, but the new dates are the best opportunity to accommodate as many as possible during these uncertain circumstances. If you have a current registration for the Fontana event or a lodging reservation, there are a few things you should know :

    • If the new dates fit your schedule, you don't need to do anything. Your event registration and lodging reservations have been automatically transferred to the new dates.
    • If you would like to confirm the change in your lodging reservation with the Fontana Lodge, please call the Fontana reservations desk at (800) 849-2258. Please give the Fontana Lodge staff a few days to make all the necessary changes.
    • If you prefer to cancel your event registration, you may contact anyone on the membership team at (864) 438-0962 and we will process a full refund of your event fees.
    • If you need to cancel your lodging reservation, please call the Fontana Lodge directly. Fontana Lodge has agreed to accommodate members who must cancel their reservation by offering a gift card toward a future stay for any fees that might be incurred for lodging cancellations.
    • Finally, if you prefer to keep your current lodging dates for your own personal getaway, you will need to contact the Fontana Lodge to rebook the original dates and manage your August dates as necessary. The Lodge is transferring every reservation to the new date unless instructed otherwise.

    I am disappointed we were forced to make this change and possibly inconvenience our members. Under the current circumstances, it is the only logical choice and I sincerely hope you can make the August dates. If I can be of service to you, please do not hesitate to call on me.

    Looking at our other events, we will make some decisions about our May Getaway events in the next 14-21 days. I am hopeful that we can keep those dates as is, but current actions by local governments are likely to dictate a change. As for the Rally, we are still in full execution mode for an event in June. Any decisions to the contrary would be made in early May based on the current state of affairs at that time. We absolutely do not want to cancel or move the Rally and would really appreciate it if the coronavirus would cooperate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by t2moyer View Post
    The state of North Carolina issued a ban on events and gatherings of 100 or more people for the next 30 days and every indication is the precautions concerning the COVID-19 pandemic will become more intense later this week. Unfortunately, it will be impossible to hold the MOA Getaway at Fontana on the original dates of April 24-26, 2020.

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    The Completely Vintage raffle drawing will be April 25 as planned. We will broadcast the drawing as we have in the past, although the cameraman will stand at least six feet away!

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    Thanks Ted.
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    Fontana Village Closed

    Deals Gap Facebook page is reporting that Fontana Village is not reopening. FYI
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    Yep both Tail of the Dragon and Killboy are reporting Fontana is currently closed and there is a good possibility they will remain closed through the end of the year. The property is leased by the TVA and the current lease holders are looking at not renewing.
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    Interesting.
    BMWMOA is still advertising the Fontana Getaway in August, 2020 and the resort is holding deposits transferred from original April dates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I'm pretty sure things will be better than the fiasco when the RA rally was there in 1997. The sheriff got most of the blame but the State Police were just as complicit.
    I'd be interested in that story, can you relate what happened? I had attended the 2018 Fontana but didn't get to ride much. I was scheduled for this one but they aren't opening up the airport where I live until September they say, so won't be able to make it. I'll use the MOA credit for another Getaway this year when I know I can travel to one of my bikes, but I haven't heard back from the hotel on cancelling my deposit, hopefully they'll eventually get to it.

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