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#850902 - 09/06/13 06:42 PM EAST: Suggested UnRally Locations in the East
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THIS IS FORUM WHERE YOU CAN SUGGEST FUTURE UNRALLY LOCATIONS IN THE EAST.

As you travel, by bike, car, for pleasure or on business, if you encounter a location for an UnRally that you feel meets the parameters set forth in the Guidelines Thread, please post your suggestions below.

Please Include just the basics:

1. Location
2. Some suggested hotels, each capable of housing all of us.

If someone likes the location and wants to create a proposal around it, that would be great. Or if YOU want to put together an UnRally proposal, we would welcome it.

Let's see what great locations you can come up with!
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#861043 - 11/11/13 03:02 PM Re: EAST: Suggested UnRally Locations in the East [Re: EffBee]
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The East coast should be a relatively easy pick. We have the Northeast, West Virginia and the Smoky Mountains.

I don't think there would be any other location worthy of an UN. (believe me I've been proven wrong before) The North Georgia mountains would be included in the Smokies offering.

We have our WV & NC experts and you probably already know what they can offer. BTW, is heaven on two wheels!

We had an UN in NH and I thought it was quite a success. So, i'm thinking Lake Placid could be an interesting place to have one.

Some cool history and nice day rides in almost every direction.

This is just a conversation starter at this time but would be willing to help out in the NE if I could.

1) Lake Placid
2) West Virginia
3) Smokies

What say you?


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#861060 - 11/11/13 04:54 PM Re: EAST: Suggested UnRally Locations in the East [Re: EffBee]
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Pat,

Good suggestions for sure! I have ridden with people from here in the second and third of those (but I always seem to miss the ones you make it to!) so I agree they should be under consideration, but they've also been done.

Upstate New York, including the Lake Placid area, that sounds like a good possibility.

Just so it's on the radar, I think an UN in Southeast Ohio would be a possibility. Car and Driver have been testing there for decades. I don't know about hotels, but that might call for a scouting trip!

Glenn
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#861210 - 11/12/13 03:36 PM Re: EAST: Suggested UnRally Locations in the East [Re: EffBee]
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I would not dismiss the return to any place we have been. After all, there have been 2 UNs in Gunnison and people go to the same hotel in UT twice a year for the last dozen or so years.

Not everyone has been to every place. Except Raaaaan, that guy goes EVERYWHERE!
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#861216 - 11/12/13 03:53 PM Re: EAST: Suggested UnRally Locations in the East [Re: EffBee]
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Gunnison, did you say Gunnison?

I'm IN! grin
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#861236 - 11/12/13 06:08 PM Re: EAST: Suggested UnRally Locations in the East [Re: Matts_12GS]
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Originally Posted By: Matts_12GS
..I would not dismiss the return to any place we have been...


I agree.
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#861274 - 11/12/13 10:23 PM Re: EAST: Suggested UnRally Locations in the East [Re: Glenn Reed]
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Originally Posted By: Glenn Reed


Upstate New York, including the Lake Placid area, that sounds like a good possibility.

Glenn


The big problem with a venue for an UN anywhere from Albany north to the Ca. border is that the establishments to accommodate us in the prime summer season would be out of our price range.

That doesn't stop us from trying to find the right fit for us though! There are many other launch points available besides Lake George and Placid. For example, reasonable rates can be found from the Utica area, i.e. Turning Stone Casino and resort or others in that vicinity on the southwest corner of the 'dacks. The ride on up on Rt.30 would not be too bad to get to the heart of the mountain areas, Baseball HOF in Cooperstown or the wine country.
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#861358 - 11/13/13 01:39 PM Re: EAST: Suggested UnRally Locations in the East [Re: Matts_12GS]
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Originally Posted By: Matts_12GS
I would not dismiss the return to any place we have been. After all, there have been 2 UNs in Gunnison and people go to the same hotel in UT twice a year for the last dozen or so years.

Not everyone has been to every place. Except Raaaaan, that guy goes EVERYWHERE!


Agreed.

We are like the Olympics, searching out new venues when perfectly good places are already existing.
How much is Russia's Oly's costing?
$40,000,000,000.00

Even with 3-4 of the same old same same venues, that would be revisiting every 6-8 years.
That's like 50 years to a dog.
grin
Not that I'm saying...
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#861365 - 11/13/13 01:58 PM Re: EAST: Suggested UnRally Locations in the East [Re: EffBee]
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Just to be clear, I wasn't trying to dismiss the locations that have already hosted the UNRally. Obviously that did not come through in my post. Sorry I didn't make that 100% clear.

What I was trying to say was, if we do get an opportunity to visit a worthy site, that has not hosted an UN previously, that should get taken into consideration.
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#861395 - 11/13/13 04:41 PM Re: EAST: Suggested UnRally Locations in the East [Re: EffBee]
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Can't say what the Admin team would do in a new location vs. old location decision. Much would depend on the proposal itself, the enthusiasm of the proposing individual or team, and locations themselves.

The important thing here is that you have all begun a discussion about possible locations. And that's great. Keep 'em coming. Or maybe even do a little research about a given location and make some calls and get an idea of what hotel rates might be for a group of 80+. Drop that info into a post, and with the ball already rolling, someone may want to pick it up and turn it into an actual UN proposal.

Having announced where the 2014 Un will be in the west, teams should already be working on an East location for 2015. Anywhere right of Leavenworth, KS. Those proposals should be ready to submit within a month of the 2104 Un, so that the Admin Team has about 60 days or so to work through them and come up with a selection in time for many of our members to book 2015 vacation time with their employers. For more details, see the UN Proposal Guidelines thread in this forum

Thanks again to all for getting this discussion going. Let's hear about more places, both old and new, where an eastern UN could be held.
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