Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Wheat Ridge, CO, USA
Thank you to all that came to the rally this year. With your help, it was one of the best and well attended in recent years. With over 1100 participants, we pushed the limits of our existing site, and are considering limiting the number somehow unless we can expand capacity.
Attendees came from all corners of the USA (38 states), plus three Canadian provinces. Yes, we had folks from Maine, Florida, Texas, California, and Washington! The Top of the Rockies has become a true national and international rally!
Our rally tee shirts sold out, though we ordered 100 more than last year. Youíll see more than a few at the MOA rally, Iím sure.
Temps were warm in the afternoon, but at least 10 degrees less than the front range, and the park was full of riders each day, sitting in the shade talking, napping, or catching a snack from one of the vendors. Of course, the beer is always cold and cheap!
Though almost every model of BMW is represented, there was also a great selection of other brands and models. There was no end to gawking and talking about all the many and varied bikes in the park.
Those of you that know anything about putting on a rally understand that all expenses are based on a four day event so the music (three nights) meals (two), and facilities expense (sanolets, trash pickup, security, etc.) are spread over the duration of the rally. You also understand that one doesnít make money on a rally, you just hope and pray you donít lose too much!
We welcome everyone to the rally, but everyone must pay the same. If $40 is too much for a two hour visit, then stay the hell away.
If you are knowledgeable about these events, you also understand that they are carried on the backs of dozens of volunteers that spend many hours making sure everything comes off right. This year was no exception, as we not only had great club volunteers, but many others from around the nation that stepped up and gave us a couple of hours here and there. Many thanks to them and their efforts.
Hope to see you there next year!
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