It's Baaaaack! After 4 long years the West Coast Rendezvous (WCR) is on! Previous WCR's in Crescent City 2004, Bend OR 2005, Sequoia NP 2006 and Grants Pass OR 2007 have been a great platform for early summer riding and meeting the great members here up and down the West Coast.
For the fifth WCR we will be in Gold Beach OR
at the mouth of the Rogue River on June 28th through July 1st.
Ernie A and myself met in Gold Beach on March 24th and finalized the Hotel, Friday & Saturday entertainment. The jet boat tour
is a go! All of the details are below, this can be a busy town and fills up fast so make your reservations early.
Gold Beach Resort
541-247-7066 Main contact: Tammy
We have a block of 30 rooms for the BMW WCR Group
(make reservations by May 15th the block is released to the general public after that date)
Rooms - all rooms have ocean view at a rate of $107 plus tax
Important Note: Due to an event in earlier in the week we could only get our block of rooms for Friday 29th and Saturday 30th (Sunday if you are staying longer). If you are coming in Thursday night 27th (and many I'm sure will) there will be some rooms available after June 1st. But, I would not wait and suggest making Thursday night reservation at one of the close hotels. You can always cancel that, if a room opens up for Thursday at the Gold beach resort. ( The reason for not picking another Hotel for all three days: The Gold Beach Resort has the Conference Room we needed for Friday night and was the only nice Hotel that could handle us). We hope this is not to much of an inconvenience.
Hotels for Thursdays 27th - These Hotels are very close
Pacific Reef 541-247-6658
Gold Beach Inn 541-247-7091
Inn of the beachcomber 541-247-6691
Also camping available at Turtle Rock RV Resort 541-247-9203 for those who want to ruff it. It's about a mile to the south of Gold Beach.
Jerry's Rogue Jets
Saturday June 30 - 10am
Tour: 80 mile trip up the Rogue, about 5 to 51/2 hours with Lunch stop.
Payment: You will need to pay Ernie by Paypal or Check.
To pay by check
contact ErnieA by PM to get the mailing address.
To pay by Pay Pal
- You do not need a pay pal account.
Go to PayPal.com and log in if you have an account. If you do not just find and click send money
. Then select personal or Friend and Family and the amount to send. The email address you are sending the money to is (firstname.lastname@example.org)After that you will be able to select a credit card payment or other type if you have an account. Continue on until you send the money. After you send the money PM ErnieA and let him know.
Our boat can handle 38 and should fill up fast, It's first come first serve. So if you plan to attended please send your money in early. If we fill the boat up early we may be able to secure space on another boat.
Saturday Night Dinner
Spinners Restaurant - walking Distance
Cost: $32 include dinner, desert, soft drink/coffee and tip.
Menu: New York Steak or Prawns or Salmon or Chicken Picatta
Something for everyone.
FRIDAY SPECIAL EVENT & MEET AND GREET
Wedding - John & Cathy are tying the knot!
For those who were at CCR last year they saw John and Cathy get engaged on stage. Well the time has come to finish it up.
Where: On the beach right behind the Hotel
When: Friday 6pm
Who: Everyone is invited! We sincerely hope that all of are friends at BMWLT.com who can make this event will attend.
Attire: come as you are - casual, cabana wear, beach wear just be there.
The newly ordained minister, our own "Father Ernie" will be performing the ceremony.
Reception - directly after the wedding
Where: Gold Beach Resort conference room building.
Food and drink will be served - Be there!
Meet and Greet - Will join and follow the reception
When - from about 7pm until we party out
We will finish all the reception food and take up a collection for Pizza delivery.
BYOB for the meet and greet.
Tire kicking and normal
Schedule of Events
Thursday June 28th:
For those who come in early on Thursday we will go small early arrival dinner, tire kicking and maybe a little beer drinking....
Friday June 29th:
8am - 4pm
Local area riding - The pacific coast hwy, doesn't get any better. Maybe we can get Father Ernie to lead a ride.
6pm - Wedding
6:30pm or so - Reception
7pm - Meet and Greet
Saturday June 30th:
10am - 3:30pm - Jet Boat Tour
7pm - 9pm Dinner at Spinners
Sunday July 1st:
Good Byes and ride out.
Or stay over an extra night and go riding with the newly wed couple on Sunday. Since the time leading upto the wedding is going to be busy for us we are planing a Sunday ride and would like anyone who can to join us.
WCR 2012 will again basically be a loose ride to meet other great member of the forum out here on the west coast. There will be no official sign ups or entry fees. Soon as we have the Hotel posted and you make your reservations we'll have a sign up list start here on this thread.
Looking forward to seeing everyone! If you have any questions just drop either Ernie A or myself a PM.
Please sign up by responding on this thread by cut and pasting the list and add your names. Include Jet Boat and or Saturday Dinner behind your name if attending.