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Any Interest in a September rally in the UP?

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Al

Thanks for posting the very helpful info - I am hoping to be able to attend. No MM tho' and I will have to depart Sunday. A lot depends on whether I have my rig back by then

Do you happen to know if the special rates apply before 9/3? 

Hi to you and hugs to TLMA

Duncan

2011 R1200GS + EML CT2001

Al 

 

Have you and/or Jan given any thought to opening up the UP Rally to non-USCA sidecarists by posting info on advrider/hacks?

https://advrider.com/f/threads/sidecar-events-links-only-please-no-replies.557873/page-9

Just a thought

Duncan

2011 R1200GS + EML CT2001

Duncan, et al, 

The discount codes work [for ANYBODY during the event] and for BMWRA members on any day that isn't part of one of Big Snow's "black out dates".  Most of those dates are either while there is another event running or the major ski weekends in the winter.  Again, the codes work for anybody during the event. so if you want to come early [I am] the discounts still apply.

I have no objection to reposting the information to any site.  Spread the word.  This is obviously not a BMW or sidecar only event.  There ae some really good off road opportunities in the area from what I'm told so if you've got an old scrambler in the garage, you might want to bring that too.

Al Olme Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted info on adv rider https://advrider.com/f/threads/sidecar-events-links-only-please-no-replies.557873/page-9 post # 169

Duncan

2011 R1200GS + EML CT2001

Thanks, Duncan.  I hope we have a big enough crowd to turn people away.  There is a strict limit of 249 in our insurance contract.

A

Al Olme Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sign up is open for the Pure UP Weekend.  The resort is happy to have us and the roads are still the roads [they really don't change much until it snows and we're too early for that]  I encourage you to sign up now.  The BMWRA Rally is in a little over two weeks and there will be a surge in registration there. 

There are three waterfalls on one half hour from the resort and more scattered around the UP.  If you like heights and great views Copper Peak Ski Jump and Observation tower is nearby.  For those who want to keep their feet on the ground the Bessemer Heritage Center Museum is just 10 minutes from the resort. A lot of folks will want to make the trek up to Copper Harbor.  My suggestion is to make sure you have gas before you get there,  Gas in Copper Harbor is EXPENSIVE but the trip is great.

You can sign up and pay at https://bmwra-forms.org/pure-upper-peninsula-weekend/ 

Al

Al Olme Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sign up for the Pure UP Weekend- BMW Riders Weekend is open to all, there's no need to be a BMWRA member.  There will be a number of sidecars there.  The registration ends Monday, August 30 at 5PM central time.

Remember, registering is a two step process.  Go to https://bmwra-forms.org/pure-upper-peninsula-weekend/  to register and pay for the event.  IF you're camping (which is free) you're done.  IF you plan to stay in the motel or condos go to https://www.bigsnow.com/lodging to book lodging or call them at 800-346-3426  ext 1.  

 There are two lodging deals...

With the code "BIKE" you get a special room rate of $78 but only use "BIKE" if you just plan to stay just one night.
With the code "MOTO" you get the $78 room rate and if you stay two nights, you get the third night FREE.  That works out to $52/night.  I'm sure there are taxes on those rates but there's nothing to be done about that.  There are also some nice condos, one and two bedrooms with kitchens and living rooms AND HOT TUBS.  I don't have the rates on those but the stay two get the third free deal applies there as well. 

I hope you can make it.  If you have questions send me a note at Al@ALOlme.com or call 612-759-4666.  Remember, registration ends Monday, August 30 at 5PM central time.

Al Olme Minneapolis, Minnesota

If you stay around till the 9th the Cannooball Run 2021 starts Sept 9th in UP

Dave

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I just looked up the weather forecast for the Rider Weekend at Big Snow Resort.  The daily highs will be in the high 60's to low 70's under partly cloudy skies.  It should be ideal for riding in the daytime and you probably want to bring a sweater for evenings around the fire.

I also checked with the resort about shower facilities and WiFi.  There are locker room style shower facilities available 24 hours a day.  They are located off the recreation room (also open 24x7 and available for shelter if the weather turns sour).  There is WiFi in all of the buildings and it extends to some of the parking lot.  It doesn't make it out to the camp ground but you can come into the rec room anytime.

Remember, the deadline for registration is Monday, August 30, 2021 at 5PM Central Time.  If you have any question which with I can help send me an email at Al@AlOlme.com or call 612-759-4666.

Al Olme Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thanks for the weather report Al. It will be a much welcome change to what I had riding home from Miami this past week [lows in the mid-80s, highs in the mid-90s] with heavy rain / thunderboomers most days. Not fun, that. Looking forward to seeing you and TLMA next week.

Duncan

2011 R1200GS + EML CT2001
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