A small easy good thing to add to the Rally
Last summer a friend of mine was riding to the Bloomsburg rally on his GS and he had a flat tire about 10 miles from Bloomsburg. It was 100+ and he was ATGATT.
He called AAA and they would not help him because a motorcycle was involved. He called me at home and asked if I would get on the phone to try to find some help for him. I found a cell phone number on the MOA website advertised as belonging to someone who was at the Rally and would answer questions via phone. Perfect, I thought, that someone will have some local phone numbers for a motorcycle-friendly local tow company, or maybe that someone is set up with a truck and trailer to go fetch members in distress.
Nope. The pleasant person who answered was unable to help.
So maybe at the next Rally someone could contact a few tow companies ahead of time and maybe be available to provide some basic assistance to members with bike problems? Not much work or responsibility involved, but it could really be a big help to someone with a broken bike.
In the end, a tow truck was found. He towed the bike to the front gate, but no further. My buddy had to ride the last 1/2 mile to the tire vendors, mostly because it was too frigging hot to push it.
BTW he was on the main road into town and was passed by hundreds of BMW riders heading for the rally, and not one bike stopped. A couple of cars did and gave him some water.