This is an introduction to a thread to start an exchange to try and answer questions specifically related to the BMW MOA International Rally in 2010.
My name is Deb Lower (BMWDeb) and I have been asked by the MOA Board to chair the 2010 Rally Chair. I have chaired 2 other MOA rallys and served on the MOA Board of Directors for numerous years, as President, Vice President, Secretary, and briefly as Treasurer. I live Colorado Springs and work in Indianapolis. My primary rides are R1200GS (now lowered) and R1150RS. I’m a novice at using the Forum, but experienced in chairing International Rallies. I will be ably assisted by Stan Herman, Rally Co-Chair. Stan (Wanderer) has lots of Forum experience and held key volunteer roles at the 2008 and 2009 Rallys. Stan lives in Pueblo and rides an R1150GS.
The Rally Committee Chairs and a large array of tireless volunteers are required to pull off an event like the Rally. We are especially thankful that Committee Chairs with years of experience in their roles are helping in Redmond and we have new folks who are chairing their committee for the first time. The BMW Riders of Oregon (BMWRO) are enthusiastic about the Rally returning to Redmond, and are helping us get the word out about all the wonderful things to do in Central Oregon.
For those who are not aware, the 2010 rally will be held in central Oregon at the Deschutes Fair and Expo Center http://www.expo.deschutes.org July 15-18, 2010. The Expo Center is located in Redmond, Oregon which is close to Bend, Sisters, Mt. Bachelor and a host of very interesting roads and attractions. This area of Central Oregon offers some of the best riding in the Pacific Northwest!
In the coming months there will be a lot of information about the area and the rally available here and on the MOA website and in your ON magazine.
We have several new events to offer – just one of them being the Redmond 1000, an IBA Saddlesore 1000 with 3 starting locations and all converging on Redmond. More details at http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=41250.
I hope you will make plans now to join us in Central Oregon at the 4R Rally. We are going to Ride, Rally and Relax in Redmond. We sure know how to do all of these and the Redmond community wants us to enjoy their spectacular scenery, climate and enthusiasm for outdoor activities. I can promise you that your Rally Chair, Co-Chair, Committee Chairs, MOA staff and volunteers will do all we can to make this the best rally ever!
Now, it is your turn to use the Forum to ask questions, provide suggestions. You will get a response from BMWDeb or Wanderer or if your comment or question is specific to a specific area, the committee chair may respond.
Don’t be bashful about speaking out - we all have a common goal to make the 4R Rally a great one!
BMW MOA 2010 4R Rally Chair
Save the Dates – July 15 – 18, 2010