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    Rally Tour Questions & Info

    The Port Washington BMW Club will be doing Hospitality and Tours. If you have any 2007 National Rally Tour questions ask them here. I am sure Hospitality Co-chairs Paula, Morgen, Magilla, or Rally Chairs Brian and Sue will get an answer to you soon.

    Many tour questions can not be answered till Spring, when the Wisconsin Department of Transportation decides which road will need construction and repairs.

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    Question Some questions

    Questions?

    Is the rally going to be in the state park?
    If you camp in the park can you walk to the rally site?
    If I look at the map of the state park where is the rally going to be, there is a southern, a nothern 1,2 and 3 area?
    Thank ou for the information.
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    2007 Rally Questions

    Paula and I will try to answer 2007 Wisconsin Rally questions in the Rally Tour forum.

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    Where is 2007 Rally

    KevinGS Questions?

    Is the rally going to be in the state park?
    If you camp in the park can you walk to the rally site?
    If I look at the map of the state park where is the rally going to be, there is a southern, a nothern 1,2 and 3 area?
    Thank ou for the information.
    Kevin

    Kevin -

    I think you may have seen the 2006 Rally Site, which included campling before the rally at an off site state park.

    The 2007 Rally in Wisconsin is not being held at a State Park, but at the Washington County Fair Park, which is a Fair Grounds. There is ample camping on the Rally Grounds, so I do not think you will need to camp off site.

    The Groounds are appx 5 miles SOUTH of West Bend WI, on Co Rd PP, about 1/6 Mi East of Hwy 45.

    West Bend is 30 minutes (34 miles) North (slightly W) of Milwaukee.
    73 Mi EastxNE of Madison, about 90 minutes.
    90 Mi SSW of Green Bay, about 90 minutes (less traffic...)

    I found this link from Jeff Dean to be very complete, and it provides both a map to the Fair Grounds and a map of the fair grounds, as well as pictures of local interest.

    http://jeff.dean.home.att.net/2007_rally.htm

    I hope this will answer most of your questions, but I will keep an eye on the site here in case you still have unaswered quesitons.
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    Thanks I will look it over

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    how many people typically attend?
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    Prior to 2004 the average attendance was around 6,500, with the record of 7,200 being held by York, PA and Charleston, WV.

    But the last two years have grown rapidly:

    In 2005, we had 8,300
    In 2006, we had 9,300

    In 2007 --- ? ? ? ? ?
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    In Rider magazine this month there is an article on the rustic roads. What I didn’t know was that you can earn a patch for visiting 10 of the rustic roads. http://www.dot.wi.gov/safety/vehicle...usticroads.htm
    What’s the chances of a rustic road tour that would earn us all a patch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougC View Post
    WhatÔÇÖs the chances of a rustic road tour that would earn us all a patch?


    not very hard at all,
    southeast corner of the state is loaded with rustic roads
    http://www.dot.wi.gov/travel/scenic/southeast.htm

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    I was kind of wondering if some brat filled local would sponsor the ride and guidance for the day.
    IÔÇÖve headed out for a few of them but end up missing them.
    Mix in a few cards and make it a poker run ???
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    Doug -

    Leading an organized ride from the rally site would be difficult at best, and most probably impossible. THAT, and the liability issue of leading a group with different skills is not something I would recommend at all.

    I would encourage you to go to the Wisconsin tourism site and get the rustic roads booklet (free) and plan your own ride. We will also have suggested, self guided rides at hospitality and in your rally program.

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    Rustic road tour

    I have the book. Most rides are short, a few are long.

    But an outstanding ride is featured in this months issue of "Rider" .The tour discussed in the magazine outlines a ride that is in the central-western part of Wisconsin, and it is a long one!

    By the time a person left the Rally site (early), got to the start of the western rustic roads ride, did the ride, and road back to the rally, one has ridden pretty much the whole day, and possibly into the evening.

    Attendees from MN, the northwestern part of WI , and from the northern plains states will probably do chunks of that ride and not even know it!

    If you are thinking about approaching WI from the West or Northwest, Think about taking an extra half of a day and by all means review the article in "Rider".

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