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    MOA Getaway - Fontana, North Carolina -- April 23-25, 2021

    Earlier this year, the Fontana event info is here:

    https://www.bmwmoa.org/event/fontana2021
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    Sounds good

    I already received info from the resort confirming my previous reservation was moved to these dates. FYI
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    I'm a new member. I first learned of this event on Facebook. It was at the Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort. Did it switch to this (better) place?

    I'm pretty enthused now, this place appears to be much better. I tried calling and no answer so I'll try again. Any comments are welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frainieri View Post
    I'm a new member. I first learned of this event on Facebook. It was at the Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort. Did it switch to this (better) place?

    I'm pretty enthused now, this place appears to be much better. I tried calling and no answer so I'll try again. Any comments are welcome!
    When did the BMW MOA hold an event at the Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort?
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    Two different venues.

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    Fontana Getaway -- Filled

    I called today to see if I could sign up -- Nope! I attended the last one (two years ago), and asked (the woman on the phone at MOA) if she knew how they were handling Covid-19. She didn't have specific information but suggested they may have cut the number of allowable attendees. I wasn't going to go unless I had received the vaccine, and now I have, but I wonder how others are approaching this. Based on my previous experience with this event, avoiding the three "C's" of Covid spreading (Contact, Crowds, inClosed spaces) would be very difficult, so I'm curious as to the attitude of others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mxsx337 View Post
    I called today to see if I could sign up -- Nope! I attended the last one (two years ago), and asked (the woman on the phone at MOA) if she knew how they were handling Covid-19. She didn't have specific information but suggested they may have cut the number of allowable attendees. I wasn't going to go unless I had received the vaccine, and now I have, but I wonder how others are approaching this. Based on my previous experience with this event, avoiding the three "C's" of Covid spreading (Contact, Crowds, inClosed spaces) would be very difficult, so I'm curious as to the attitude of others.
    Indeed the "big question."

    I think it's a mix of whatever the local and state governments have in place, the policies of the resort and the obligation of the individual to exercise best practices all working together to make an event like this work.

    I'm all for folks making the best decision for themselves and the public around them. The beauty of getting the vaccine or being anti-body positive is the need to worry about someone else's decisions is pretty much moot.

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    My wife & I will be there. We'll have our masks when we need to, keep a safe distance and have FUN. We went to the Pine Mountain Getaway this past Sept. Limited to 50 people and everyone played it safe and was respectful. Have to say we had an absolute blast.
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    To those who will be in attendance, I wish you safe and joyous riding and bonding. Some of my greatest memories are from this getaway at this location.

    Rhonda and I will be attending Orange Beach next weekend, to get the Getaway season kicked off right!
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    Fontana MOA Getaway.... Spots were still available as of 2/9/2021

    Quote Originally Posted by mxsx337 View Post
    I called today to see if I could sign up -- Nope! I attended the last one (two years ago), and asked (the woman on the phone at MOA) if she knew how they were handling Covid-19. She didn't have specific information but suggested they may have cut the number of allowable attendees. I wasn't going to go unless I had received the vaccine, and now I have, but I wonder how others are approaching this. Based on my previous experience with this event, avoiding the three "C's" of Covid spreading (Contact, Crowds, inClosed spaces) would be very difficult, so I'm curious as to the attitude of others.
    Hmmm.... Not sure why you were told that it was full, but we were able to register online last night (2/9/2021) for the Getaway in Fontana. Received our confirmation notification by email. The resort still has open rooms in the lodge and/or cabins available to rent.

    We'll be bringing all the necessary equipment in order to remain safe.

    Traveling from the Winston Salem, NC area.
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    Anyone from the Triangle area in NC attending?

    This will be my first MOA event and wondering if anyone from the greater Chapel Hill, NC area attending that might want to ride to the event together.

    Thanks,
    Gary

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    Hey Gary - Iím in Durham and am considering it, but not sure if I can go on the first day. Have you joined our local club? I just joined this week and met some folks on the second Tuesday dinner this week. There may be folks from the club that are going to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbernier View Post
    This will be my first MOA event and wondering if anyone from the greater Chapel Hill, NC area attending that might want to ride to the event together.

    Thanks,
    Gary

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    I just discovered them last week and I am meeting some tomorrow at Carolina Brewery off 64 at 10:00 for the first time. I will probably join the group.


    Quote Originally Posted by nctouring View Post
    Hey Gary - Iím in Durham and am considering it, but not sure if I can go on the first day. Have you joined our local club? I just joined this week and met some folks on the second Tuesday dinner this week. There may be folks from the club that are going to.

    https://www.tarheelbmw.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbernier View Post
    I just discovered them last week and I am meeting some tomorrow at Carolina Brewery off 64 at 10:00 for the first time. I will probably join the group.
    You guys are going to have a great time there! I've attended three times in the past but will miss it this year. A great spot with some great riding. Lucky you!
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    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by brorke View Post
    My wife & I will be there. We'll have our masks when we need to, keep a safe distance and have FUN. We went to the Pine Mountain Getaway this past Sept. Limited to 50 people and everyone played it safe and was respectful. Have to say we had an absolute blast.
    Bill,

    Thanks for the kind words about Pine Mountain. The KY Crew and I tried hard to make it a fun event and I feel like we did a pretty good job, while following the national and state COVID protocols.

    I hope you'll be attending this years Pine Mountain Getaway. We've got some more great routes scouted out to share and even a GS specific route for our knobby tire brethren!

    Take care and ride safe,
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