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    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post
    So? Which Hotel/Motel?
    I was being glib and trying to parody the anticipated complaints that are sure to follow the selection of the rally site. You know: no shade, expensive hotels.......blah blah blah.

    If the Rally were held in north central Washington it I would be there in a heart beat. Awesome area for riding.

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    The place I'm suggesting is less than an hour from those areas.
    Speaking of which I'll go take some pictures this weekend to get a better idea.

    In all seriousness this place may be great!
    Mountain passes, high desert, coastal rain forest...
    It's all here...
    Including trees!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_M View Post
    I was being glib and trying to parody the anticipated complaints that are sure to follow the selection of the rally site. You know: no shade, expensive hotels.......blah blah blah.

    If the Rally were held in north central Washington it I would be there in a heart beat. Awesome area for riding.
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    2013? 2012? Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA

    OK... I finally got 'em...

    Beautiful fall morning before work...
    Soon as i arrived on the site... FOG!

    Anyway... Take a look.

    Looks like a great venue!


    Evergreen State Fairgrounds 2013.

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    Here is the Venue's Website.
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    2014-2015-2016-2017 Looks Great any time.

    Great job scouting the place out !

    I like the large parking lot for advanced rider training and the infield.

    Is there a dirt field, lot or area were we could have GS events or is this going to be a touring white bearded male rally site ? A place where we can take alot of GS pictures for photo of the week and ON covers. Say 52 and another 12 large format. Its very important since Tour-a-tec USA is nearby.



    Next prepare a proposal and send it to Chuck Manley...........I don't think he looks at the forum he is too busy out riding. Chuck is part of the Rally Selection Team.

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/contact_form/R...on/rallysearch

    I think the club needs 2000 hotel rooms available within 20-25 miles of the site. Allow beer sales................and lots of food.

    Everything else looks great. I would love to attend a rally in that part of the country.
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    Thanks for doing this, Jim.

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    People who worry about a lack of air conditioning have obviously never been to the Pacific Northwest in the summer.

    That's why we live here. We don't need air conditioning in the summer.

    We do need webbed feet in the winter, but we all come pre-equipped with those.

    If you don't want to pay jacked-up motel prices, you can rent a room in my house for $100 a night. I'm about 20 minutes from the Evergreen State Fairgrounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficerImpersonator View Post
    If you don't want to pay jacked-up motel prices, you can rent a room in my house for $100 a night. I'm about 20 minutes from the Evergreen State Fairgrounds.
    Hell... For a beer ticket you can camp in my yard.

    No... Wait... Make that Two Beer Tickets.
    If it's here in the PNW there'll be good beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post


    Thanks for doing this, Jim.

    ian
    A pleasure Ian.

    In all seriousness...
    You'd be hard pressed to find a better venue in an area w/ AMAZING riding.
    Fire roads for GS... Mountain passes for touring... Small towns on secondary roads for family outings or antiquing...
    It really is an awesome area w/ soooo much to offer on all levels.

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    T'was a pleasure... I'll go back on a 'sunny' day.
    Funny, as this day was.

    Anyway... Looking from above I think the huge field to the left can be utilized.
    I would think for camping etc. There are plenty of treed grassy areas through out the site so... i know how that goes.

    Local camping is awesome and there is a great RV site nearby on Ben Howard Road.
    It's right on the Skykomish river. AWESOME SPOT for the RV'er.

    Local hotels are like any town. Some are great... Some are 'section 8'.
    If this place is chosen I'll write up what's what in the area.
    Camping and GSing are primo so that's a given.

    In case you couldn't see in the images... There is a food court and bathrooms through out the site. Out buildings abound for seminars etc.
    ...And a race track... So... A track day?

    Anyway... Let's see what happens.
    It's great spot in the middle of GREAT riding.
    Google North Cascade Loop. =WOW=

    Quote Originally Posted by Statdawg View Post
    Great job scouting the place out !

    I like the large parking lot for advanced rider training and the infield.

    Is there a dirt field, lot or area were we could have GS events or is this going to be a touring white bearded male rally site ? A place where we can take alot of GS pictures for photo of the week and ON covers. Say 52 and another 12 large format. Its very important since Tour-a-tec USA is nearby.



    Next prepare a proposal and send it to Chuck Manley...........I don't think he looks at the forum he is too busy out riding. Chuck is part of the Rally Selection Team.

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/contact_form/R...on/rallysearch

    I think the club needs 2000 hotel rooms available within 20-25 miles of the site. Allow beer sales................and lots of food.

    Everything else looks great. I would love to attend a rally in that part of the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Statdawg View Post
    I think the club needs 2000 hotel rooms available within 20-25 miles of the site.
    Downtown Seattle is 30 miles away as the crow flies, so that certainly won't be a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficerImpersonator View Post
    Downtown Seattle is 30 miles away as the crow flies, so that certainly won't be a problem.
    Sultan, Bothell, Snohomish, Everett, Woodinville...

    All of this will be covered if this site is ever chosen.

    We should never have a "5R"

    Ride, Rally, Relax, Redmond,
    Repeat.

    Not when there are venues like this out here.
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    Have you looked into whether or not the Evergreen State Fairgrounds has availability for the third weekend in July every year? Seems a place like that might already be booked with annual events every weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficerImpersonator View Post
    Have you looked into whether or not the Evergreen State Fairgrounds has availability for the third weekend in July every year? Seems a place like that might already be booked with annual events every weekend.
    Not my 'yob main'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficerImpersonator View Post
    People who worry about a lack of air conditioning have obviously never been to the Pacific Northwest in the summer.

    That's why we live here. We don't need air conditioning in the summer.

    We do need webbed feet in the winter, but we all come pre-equipped with those.

    If you don't want to pay jacked-up motel prices, you can rent a room in my house for $100 a night. I'm about 20 minutes from the Evergreen State Fairgrounds.
    That sounds jacked up to me. I'll camp in GrafikFeat's jungle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficerImpersonator View Post
    Have you looked into whether or not the Evergreen State Fairgrounds has availability for the third weekend in July every year? Seems a place like that might already be booked with annual events every weekend.
    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post
    Not my 'yob main'.

    I've done my part.
    this venue info has been forwarded to the rally site search team and the process has begun. there will be discussions at the upcoming Board meeting and a site visit will be arranged.

    the site visit report employs a set of evaluative criteria that has been defined over the years. open dates are one of those criteria.

    if all that checks out, the site search team makes a referral to the site selection team, and more formal talks with the venue get started. if those go as we need in terms of budget and other rally must-haves, a contact is signed and Rally Chairs selected.

    this can happen reasonably fast, but sometimes it takes a while for a venue to fit into the rotation. that's why we like to have multiple options for sites within the various rotation areas. contracts fall through for lots of reasons and it is good to have options. (fwiw, that is how Redmond II came about)

    we really need lots of people looking for and referring sites, and this forum is a great way to do that.

    thanks again, GrafikFeat for taking time to do this preliminary site visit.

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