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    Sir Darby Darryl Cainey's Avatar
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    2009 BMW MOA Rally?

    Here I sit with baited breath waiting for the announcement of my 2009 vacation destination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darryl View Post
    Here I sit with baited breath waiting for the announcement of my 2009 vacation destination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darryl View Post
    Here I sit with baited breath waiting for the announcement of my 2009 vacation destination.

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    I hope the site selection committee will consider availability of sufficient hotel rooms nearby to accomodate those who are not interested in camping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben721364 View Post
    I hope the site selection committee will consider availability of sufficient hotel rooms nearby to accomodate those who are not interested in camping.
    Here is a link to the information the committee uses for Site Selection.

    This has been a topic of much discussion. Contact the committee directly with your specific concerns.

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    Release of Rally Information

    I thought yesterday at the MOA Board Meeting they were going to release it? Was I correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beemergrl View Post
    I thought yesterday at the MOA Board Meeting they were going to release it? Was I correct?

    No, not ready yet to announce the specific location, but we have already indicated it will be in the Southeast section of the USA.

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    South East or South-South ?

    You already made one in Canada ...
    How about one in Mexico ?

    Let me know if I can help.
    Chihuahua and the Copper Canyon is the closest, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friedle View Post
    No, not ready yet to announce the specific location, but we have already indicated it will be in the Southeast section of the USA.

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    I vaguely recall reading in the forum after Gillette was announced that the rally was slowly working it's way out west. Ohio, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and then 2009 was supposed to be on the West Coast somewhere... I'll go search the threads to find what I think I recall.

    I was hoping to attend the '09 rally as I was under the impression it was going to be on the left coast. Guess I'll have to pin my hopes on a 2010 rally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M1ka View Post
    Here is a link to the information the committee uses for Site Selection.

    This has been a topic of much discussion. Contact the committee directly with your specific concerns.
    Thanks. I did read the Site Selection data form and noted that hotel availability is not a priority consideration. I wish that it were. This year, I started looking for a room in January and found that all to desirable rooms had already been taken, the best by MOA officials and staff! I wound up reserving a room 60+ miles away in Buffalo.

    While lots of MOA Members enjoy camping, not all do. Personally I camped enough as a kid! Surely it wouldn't hurt to elevate the importance of hotel availability???

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    Hotel rooms within 5 miles: ____ 20 miles: ____ 30 miles: ____


    The tool does consider hotel rooms in the mix of listed considerations. The critera in red are minimum needs for a site to meet the needs of stagging the rally. It does not list a specific requirement for the moving target of rooms but takes it as a criteria and a means of comparing sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben721364 View Post
    While lots of MOA Members enjoy camping, not all do. Personally I camped enough as a kid! Surely it wouldn't hurt to elevate the importance of hotel availability???
    well, fwiw, if a proposed site does *not* meet the hotel room availability requirement, it is usually out of the running. i don't know how much higher a priority you can put on it than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    well, fwiw, if a proposed site does *not* meet the hotel room availability requirement, it is usually out of the running. i don't know how much higher a priority you can put on it than that.

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    Someone indicated that there would be ample rooms in 2009, for which I am grateful. On the other hand it appears that I may have struck a nerve based on some of the "justifications" for the lack of emphasis on facilities for folks who do not want to camp, for whatever reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Statdawg View Post
    Remember our brand, we are a sport touring club that loves to camp. But we require lots of hotel rooms for our rally.
    Won't be a problem in 2009.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben721364 View Post
    I hope the site selection committee will consider availability of sufficient hotel rooms nearby to accomodate those who are not interested in camping.
    Ben, you can have mine this year at Gillette, and I'll give you mine next year as well. I dont want that to get in the way of great locations, such as Gillette! HA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darryl View Post
    Here I sit with baited breath waiting for the announcement of my 2009 vacation destination.

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    Don't hold your breath too long. It looks like the 09 site will be announced at Gillette.
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