Originally Posted by Rethy
What can we expect at the banquets?
Hanging with friends and having a little fun usually happens, too.
Is it the first and last night of the event?
There is a reception the first night (Tuesday), a buffet-style dinner with entertainment Thursday night, and then the last night (Friday) is the sit-down banquet with some speeches, presentations, raffle drawing, announcement of next year's venue, etc.
Are the meals covered in the registration?
The three above are. You gotta feed yourself the rest of the time.
I assume there are suggested scenic ride routes given out at the event.
This has occurred in the past, and I expect it will this year as well. I've helped out with this creating Mapsource, MS Streets & Trips, and PDF versions of the ride routes so folks can pick a format that suits them. These will be coming later (Spring or Summer), just watch here for updates.
Are the vendors set up somewhere near or inside the hotel?
Yes, we have vendors inside and outside the host hotel. So finding ways to empty your wallet and farkle your bike won't be a problem.
Thanks and look forward to meeting as many as possible fellow Beemers.
Hey, thanks for coming, we're glad you can join us! They told you the new guy buys the first round, right?