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    Quote Originally Posted by MThelmet View Post
    Any one have GPS number for the fair grounds. Also Mall of America.

    Thanks planning for the trip. want to leave plenty of time to sight see.
    Will post later....The GPS coordinates for the site will take you to the wrong entrance. Will get them for the entrance to Rally Central. Here's MOA (Mall of America) N44 51.29838 W93 14.52108. We may have a bus going there at least once during the rally. (Still in the planning stages)
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    Camping

    Will it be possible to camp at the fairgrounds a day or 2 before the Rally starts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by story View Post
    Will it be possible to camp at the fairgrounds a day or 2 before the Rally starts?
    Traditionally, early arrivals are expected to volunteer.

    Even if you don't arrive early consider volunteering. It helps the club and is a fantastic way of meeting new family members you never knew you had.
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    So, who doing the Sherpa thing? For the first time we are going for it. Running very light this year and we are looking forward to this. A change of hands in the hook-up but looks like the new folks will be a comparable addition. - Bob ("the minimalist: 2014")
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    Quote Originally Posted by tourunigo View Post
    So, who doing the Sherpa thing? For the first time we are going for it. Running very light this year and we are looking forward to this. A change of hands in the hook-up but looks like the new folks will be a comparable addition. - Bob ("the minimalist: 2014")
    Glen is correct. Any set-up volunteers are permited 1-2 day early access, and promptly put to work The committees are always looking for extra help, and it's great fun too!! The committee chair list should be on the website by mid-February with contact information.

    The Sherpa information is available here: http://www.sherpapacker.com/bmwMOA.php
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    MN State Parks

    Quote Originally Posted by flyhi2cfar View Post
    .... nearby the rally site. AT $25 PER vehicle... roll in to Bluffs or Washington Co parks to camp before the rally with a flight of 4 and it will set you
    back $118.00 before any tax's or a bag of ice! Can the MOA work with the state/county to suspend those fee's for motorcycles in July 2014? .
    If so MORE than a "handfull" of us from out of state may visit, ... otherwise a sour taste for many that discover this on arrival.

    (fees per web sites info...$118 based on 4 bikes in ONE camp "site" for ONE nite ...will they allow that?)

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    Just a reminder if anyone wants an overnight in one of MN State Parks, and doesn't want to pay the annual fee (don't blame you). From the MN State Park Website:

    One Day Permit: $5.00 (each vehicle) plus camp site fee..

    >>>Can I camp overnight if I only have a one-day permit?
    Yes! Daily vehicle permits that are purchased for one day expire at 10:00 p.m. and are dated the day of purchase. If you are camping overnight (or staying in a cabin or camper cabin), your daily permit will be dated with the following day's date and your vehicle may remain in the park until camping check-out time.<<<<
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    Thumbs up That's great news....

    Thanks for going deep into their website to find that info! I've also read they "hold back " 30% of the campsites from being reserved in advance.... Allowing an opportunity roll up & get in. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by story View Post
    Will it be possible to camp at the fairgrounds a day or 2 before the Rally starts?

    This is a good question, what is the earliest we can show up to the Campground/ Fairground? Thanks.

    Oops, disregard, posting faux paus, I got answer two pages ago.
    Last edited by jnerges; 06-04-2014 at 02:05 AM. Reason: I'm a dumbass

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    Thumbs up Camping in Blue Earth, Minnysotta

    ....was FREE for 1 nite last year. Site in listed on some free camping websites. It is south central MN near IA state line. It's in a County Fairground/Park. Walking distance over to wallyworld! Nice bathhouse...mosquito's were bad on July 1st. Can't beat very nice AND free ....if your passing that way.
    Bonus... The Country Kettel???? Restaurant nearby was a top notch breakfast.
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    SS Badger question: is the MOA discount good for a couple days AFTER the rally. If I leave the rally Sunday morning and take a couple of days to reach Manitowoc, would I still get the discounted price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    SS Badger question: is the MOA discount good for a couple days AFTER the rally. If I leave the rally Sunday morning and take a couple of days to reach Manitowoc, would I still get the discounted price?

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    As far as I know....the MOA discount is good for the days after the rally too... I'll check.
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    SS Badger

    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    SS Badger question: is the MOA discount good for a couple days AFTER the rally. If I leave the rally Sunday morning and take a couple of days to reach Manitowoc, would I still get the discounted price?

    Pete
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    You're "golden"

    Here's her response:

    >>Yes, the discount is available to those who travel anytime between July 18th and August 1st. Currently our online booking system does not accept codes. Discount reservations need to be made with one of our agents over the phone. They are available 7 days/wk from 7am-9pm ET at 1-800-841-4243.<<<<<

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    Thanks, Karol. Good to know.
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