Planning is Underway!

Thanks to your generous donations to the YMCA, I wrote the first check for $1,200. The YMCA is going to recognize our efforts with a banner that will be hung inside the facility where I work. I’ll post a picture when the banner arrives. I am toying around with the idea of hosting a ride-to-meet…More

“Check is in the Mail”

Well, maybe not a check, but I did drop all 200+ rally packs in the mail this morning. They are headed your way now. Let me know if something is not right when you receive yours. I also updated the web site to post the full destination list, all the sample images and a .gpx…More

Almost Ready to Mail!

We hit a significant milestone this morning – 200 riders registered! And to think that I believed I would be lucky to see 50 riders this first year. Almost all envelopes are stuffed, stamped and addressed. I have a little more to do and will drop them in the mail later this week. Next weekend…More

New Info Added to Website

I added a page to the rider resources menu called Linky Links. I added links to a few riding pages I find interesting and I hope you find them interesting, too. Here are some numbers from the rally: 195 riders registered so far from as far away as Texas, Alaska and Missouri! I don’t want…More

Why the YMCA?

You guys really humble me. Through your generosity, we have raised $670 (and counting) for the YMCA. I honestly can’t say I knew what to expect. I knew we would get some donations but never imagined it would grow so well. So why did I pick the YMCA? There are many worthy charitable organizations out…More

Picture Taking Guidance

Flags are ordered and on the way to my house, stickers are here, destinations are picked and being reviewed, riders are signing up at a very nice rate – all systems are go! We are planning to ship your rally materials at the end of February, and the full destination list will be posted on…More

Destination Teaser…

I have posted 2 of the planned destinations on our Facebook Group in an effort to build enthusiasm and give an idea of the type of areas we want you to enjoy. I’ll recap the first 2 now, and offer up the 3rd site to keep your interest high 🙂 First Revealed – Washington The…More

Updated Registration and Payment Process

One option that many people have requested is the ability to register and pay on this web site, and I absolutely agree that this is a useful option to have. I apologize to the 90 riders who registered already, but I have figured it out and have changed the registration and payment process to make…More

It’s Been a Busy Week!

The rally is now up to 83 registered riders as I write this post! It has been a very exciting week watching the electronic and mail registrations arrive. I want to express my gratitude to those of you willing to take the leap of faith that this event will be a good time. I can…More

What is a “Grand Tour” Rally?

I have been asked this a few times, and based on some of the posts I have seen on the Facebook group page, I am guessing there are some questions about what a Grand Tour style motorcycle rally is all about. In the most basic sense, this Grand Tour style rally is a self-guided, self-paced…More