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    Cool 2013 Rally - Site suggestion

    Seeing how next years rally is in Zone 2, (the nation being divided into 4 zones, and the schedule going 4,2,3,1. 1 being the other side of the Rockies, I'm guessing), I'd like to put forth the suggestion that the 2013 Rally be held in Louisville, Ky and the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.

    www.kyfairexpo.org

    The National Farm Machinery show is held there every year, so there'd be more than enough room for all the vendors to be inside. Plus, there's an indoor arena that hosts Monster Truck and SuperCross events, so maybe the opportunity to have the GS Giant course INSIDE!!

    Lots of green space for campers as well as close by hotels.

    Anyway, just an idea.

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    I like Louisville.

    You should send this to the selection committee. I understand it helps if you do a little leg work and find out things like availability, cost, and whether they'll let us serve beer. Pics would be nice.

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    2012 is the last of the seven Zone rotaion schedule. Beginning in 2013 the new four Zone rotation schedule is...2013 Zone 1 Western, 2014 Zone 3 Midwest, 2015 Zone 2 Mtn States, 2016 Zone 4 Eastern.

    Casey, we will take a look at the Louisville site. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasman View Post
    2012 is the last of the seven Zone rotaion schedule. Beginning in 2013 the new four Zone rotation schedule is...2013 Zone 1 Western, 2014 Zone 3 Midwest, 2015 Zone 2 Mtn States, 2016 Zone 4 Eastern.

    Casey, we will take a look at the Louisville site. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Hey Chuck - any chance you could post a map that shows us which states fall into these revised categories?

    Could assist us with submitting suggestions.

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    Here's a link to the whole process (had to search on RSST to find this, so don't feel bad...)

    The map on that page is old....

    Here is a map of the current zones.
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    Casey-
    what would you think of the KY Horse Park up above Lexington? I understand they did a lot of upgrades for the World Equestrian Games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    Seeing how next years rally is in Zone 2, (the nation being divided into 4 zones, and the schedule going 4,2,3,1. 1 being the other side of the Rockies, I'm guessing), I'd like to put forth the suggestion that the 2013 Rally be held in Louisville, Ky and the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuli959 View Post
    Casey-
    what would you think of the KY Horse Park up above Lexington? I understand they did a lot of upgrades for the World Equestrian Games.
    -david
    David - based on the recommendation of another member, we evaluated that site and could not afford it.

    This was 3-4 years ago, pre-improvements. Looked like a great spot, minus the required air-conditioned indoor space (which may now be available) Maybe in these tight times their prices are a bit more reasonable?

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    Breckenridge Colorado. Average summer day temperature 70 degrees. Altitude in town:9,600 feet above sea level. Cool and dry with great roads and scenery with many things to do. 90 degree days are unheard of, although us flatlanders will find it literally breathtaking! Oh well, its always something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 101516 View Post
    Breckenridge Colorado. Average summer day temperature 70 degrees. Altitude in town:9,600 feet above sea level. Cool and dry with great roads and scenery with many things to do. 90 degree days are unheard of, although us flatlanders will find it literally breathtaking! Oh well, its always something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 101516 View Post
    Breckenridge Colorado. Average summer day temperature 70 degrees. Altitude in town:9,600 feet above sea level. Cool and dry with great roads and scenery with many things to do. 90 degree days are unheard of, although us flatlanders will find it literally breathtaking! Oh well, its always something.
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    we're not rich enough or skinny enough for Breckenridge.

    but, man, talk about fantastic rally destination.....

    quick search of the convention and visitors bureau show no sort of facility that we typically use. could have missed something... anyone know?

    hotel rally, anybody?

    then there would be NO closing ceremony.

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    Another CO destination that could be great would be Aspen after the music festival, if we could use the music school's facilities, dorms, etc. There are some really large meeting rooms, etc. But ... I can hear the complaining when area motels and hotels raise their already high rates by 50-100% because of the rally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    David - based on the recommendation of another member, we evaluated that site and could not afford it.

    This was 3-4 years ago, pre-improvements. Looked like a great spot, minus the required air-conditioned indoor space (which may now be available) Maybe in these tight times their prices are a bit more reasonable?

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    I checked it out once too. Beautiful site. Didn't know about the cost, but didn't see enough indoor space, and wondered about how the horse owners/managers would feel about their prize "filly" being surrounded by motorcycles. (even quiet ones)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancogan View Post
    Another CO destination that could be great would be Aspen after the music festival, if we could use the music school's facilities, dorms, etc. There are some really large meeting rooms, etc. But ... I can hear the complaining when area motels and hotels raise their already high rates by 50-100% because of the rally.
    ANYWHERE in Colorado!! What a fantastic state!

    Just got back from 5 days out there - was in Denver, Winter Park, Estes Park (and the Rocky Mtn National Park), Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch and Colorado Springs.

    Unfortunately, according to the latest rally site intel, mountain states region not up until 2015 - that's four long years from now.

    Bummer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    Here's a link to the whole process (had to search on RSST to find this, so don't feel bad...)

    The map on that page is old....

    Here is a map of the current zones.
    What about the missing parts of N America, it is an International club, right? (eh)

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