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    Rollin' by THE GREAT RIVER ROAD to the MOA RALLY... Join the Ride!

    Rollin' by The Great River Road to the MOA Rally.

    Concept Change: We want riders to enjoy one of the longest scenic rides in the USA, the Great River Road. I am furnishing GPX format Waypoints, POIs, Routes, Ferry crossings, BMW Dealer located along the Mississippi River and other information.

    Post your favorite locations, places to stay and eat and other Waypoints. I will add to the collection.

    Concept:
    Riders riding and exploring THE GREAT RIVER ROAD in route to BMW MOA Rally.


    Off line info and questions? drop me email.... GRRMOA@gmail.com

    I will be editing or deleting MY posts only in regard to the Concept and will reflect the new Concept of enjoying the River Road at your leisure all the way to the rally.
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    Baton Rouge Location Information

    Riders starting in the Batron Rouge La may use of these routes and info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norwood View Post
    Rollin' by The Great River Road to the MOA Rally.

    Concept:
    Riders joining a tour of the Great River Road near the mouth of the Mississippi River in route to the MOA Rally in St Paul MN.

    So, join for the entire ride or just a few days, join at any point or just join other riders during one of the lunches or dinner locations. We explore the offerings of the Great River Road such as Ferry crossings, National Park locations, local history, Mississippi Blue Trails markers, great places to taste the great food selections and the rich history of the mighty Mississippi River.

    More information to follow...we are working with the rally chairs to provide support for this ride to the rally.
    Thanks for posting, Don....It's going to be a great "rolling ride" to the rally Get out your maps, and start planning.

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    This trip has long been on my radar! What a great way to ride to the rally!
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    Ferry crossings on the Great River Road

    The Great River Road offers many Ferry crossings... as with all Crossing check prior to your departure if said ferry is open and operational... prepare for another route to cross the River... Crossings whether by Ferry or Bridges are limited in number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norwood View Post
    Host/Hostess needed for following:

    Friday Night July 18,
    Baton Rouge: Bob and Wanda have volunteered for Friday night and Saturday morning departure. More information comings on motel and dinner/breakfast locations. Friday night. Thanks Bob and Wanda!

    Vicksburg, MS Sat. July 19 ... Lunch host, suggestion and arrange for lunch location.

    Clarksdale, Ms: July 19, Saturday night motel and dinner suggestion.
    Possible Tunica or Casino motel complex, This is home base for the Delta Blues... Ground Zero...so Saturday night stay would be a win win for folks that like the Blues.

    Reelfoot Lake TN. area: Sunday July 20. Lunch host, suggestion and arrange for lunch location.

    Cape Girardeau, MO. Sunday night, July 20, Host to suggest and arrange for motel and dinner location.

    St. Louis area lunch host for selection and arrange for Lunch location. Monday July 21.

    Hannibal, Mo. Monday July 21, host to suggest and arrange for motel and dinner location.

    The leg from Cape Girardeau to Hannibal will allow for time for those to choose a visit in St. Louis (Arch) or arrive in Hannibal to explore the history of the town.

    Tuesday July 22, lunch host to suggest and arrange for lunch location, midway between Hannibal Mo and Dubuque Iowa. ??

    Dubuque, Iowa.. Tuesday July 22, host to suggest and arrange for motel and dinner location.

    Wednesday July 23, Lunch... location will be announced to riders at later date...working on arrangement for hosted lunch.

    Wednesday July 23, arrive in St. Paul late afternoon.


    Off line questions and comments to : GRRMOA at gmail dot com
    We need some hosts to help coordinate this event along the river. It is not hard and we'll help you! If you live in or near any of the areas listed above and would like to help riders headed up the river (not up the creek...up the river!), let Norwood know at the email listed above!

    Questions??? Let us know! This will be a great opportunity to meet some new riders and have blast riding to the rally!
    Vance Harrelson
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    Vance, I live in Marion, Ar., just across the river from Memphis, Tn.; both cities being on the Great River Road. I would be willing to advise anyone on riding either side of the river in this area heading north to the National. Old Man River plays a big part in the history and geography of this area. The greatest American maritime tragedy/atrocity with loss of life happened just out side of Marion on the Miss. River. The sinking of the SS Sultana with the loss of over 1700 lives in 1865 is a almost totally unknown disaster in American history.

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    Great plan.I was just looking at that route for my ride up.Don't forget the motorcycle museum at Anamosa,Iowa when you get to the area.Well worth the short side trip.Ed
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    If I were specifically running the Great River Road, I would ride to the southern end on Highway 23 to Triumph or Venice. Neat experience,as the road runs between two large levees all the way down to the end. Those folks that live there live a unique lifestyle. I'm a Civil War buff, so a stop at Fort Jackson would be a must. Don't miss this part of the Great River Road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebake View Post
    Great plan.I was just looking at that route for my ride up.Don't forget the motorcycle museum at Anamosa,Iowa when you get to the area.Well worth the short side trip.Ed
    The Museum in Anamosa is offering our riders a $2.00 discount on standard $10.00 admission. http://www.nationalmcmuseum.org/
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    More Information for the Southern end of Great River Road Run to MOA Rally in St. Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebake View Post
    Great plan.I was just looking at that route for my ride up.Don't forget the motorcycle museum at Anamosa,Iowa when you get to the area.Well worth the short side trip.Ed
    Hope you can join us at one of the locations.... I have the Motorcycle Museum at Anamosa as Waypoint for riders that join us..

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    If I were specifically running the Great River Road, I would ride to the southern end on Highway 23 to Triumph or Venice. Neat experience,as the road runs between two large levees all the way down to the end. Those folks that live there live a unique lifestyle. I'm a Civil War buff, so a stop at Fort Jackson would be a must. Don't miss this part of the Great River Road.
    Thanks for info on Fort Jackson, got it as Waypoint for riders now... also have the ferry locations as well... hopefully riders can explore Hwy 23, good experience and ride...
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    Clarksdale, Tunica, Lula, Memphis

    More GPX files for the area of Mississippi, Memphis
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    Updates

    Routes from North Mississippi are to Reelfoot Lake ....one route takes the Western route into West Memphis and Arkansas and one route takes the East side Memphis.

    Downtown Memphis offers many great places to visit...most are listed in the Waypoint file...
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