p.n.w.- riders. second annual national rally, ocean park wa. 2009!

Discussion in 'Races, Events & Group Rides' started by wavygravy, Oct 11, 2008.

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  1. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    ok here we go gang, back by popular request , the thread to get it all started again for next year! im quite excited about the posibilitys for next year after how well the comunity recieved us, front page paper ect, & lots of talk about town! as some of you know the peninsula is a great vacation destination, with a vast array of amenitys to choose from, the more of us that are involved with makeing this great event weve created happen the better! this year will be the same, no politics, or vendor booths. this is all about the ride & the great bikes & minds who build them! so lets get started throwing ideas around ect & get the wheels rolling for next year! same as last year i offer my place for tent space, garage for bikes, & even a flushin toilet! after 10,000 + views of last years event i think we may have started something here!! motoredbikers of the world unite!!! :):):):)
     
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  2. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    Next year I'll be there, you can take that to the bank!!!
     
  3. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    I still don't get the "no vendor booths" thing. We almost didn't show this year because of that. It's not like MB vendors are hard sell or anything. In fact, the few items we did bring got some folks back to riding again.
     
  4. JE

    JE Guest

    Would be nice to have a Saturday Swap meet.
     
  5. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    all things will be up for debate & discussion, lets not get in to big of a hurry! i think a rally comitee of serious people who want to be seriously involved needs to be formed to work through the planning stages of the event. i for one am quite burnt out on all the politcs of late, & so loved how we all came together as riders & left all our personal political opinions to ourselfs! i for one whould not mind a good old fasioned swap section thrown in to the shindig!!! but thats just a voice of one, i could be wrong. lets get some more input & see where this goes! we got all year to plan! motoredbikes rock!!!
     
  6. augidog

    augidog Banned

    to address selling: i know y'all don't always give me enuff credit for thinking things thru, but here goes...

    for an event to survive as it grows, the organizers must consider the impact on the local community.

    ever since i moved up here, the 1st annual just started happening on it's own, i went with a very karmic flow...we still are in awe of the MB-karma at work in ocean park. now, take note that as i pimped the rally, i usually pimped the "rod-run" which is the following weekend. providing you see why i chose the labor-day weekend, there's your selling opportunity...providing we've managed to maintain a mellow relationship with the community, a booth at the beach-baron's showgrounds will more than pay for a vacation here. the rod-run draws an international crowd, it has for years.

    to bottom-line my personal input: there's more to something like this than most participants will be aware of...please consider sticking with "plan-a" as one that's proven itself as doable in the long run. please bear in mind that this is our neighborhood year-round...truthfully, if i ever get a sense of our rallies becoming a local burden, i'll lobby to relocate future runs.

    NO politics, NO sales. right now, with MB's, they're one & the same. get it? and either will interfere with the fun of the ride. maybe after 5 (ok, 3) successful and consistant events, we can explore expanding to our own grounds...guess what? sales & swap-meet! til then, let's do be serious about how a successful event is put together. this is way more than a hobby for me. i believe we can turn the ocean park MB-Rally into something major over time. imagine 4 "waves" of 25 MB's each, headed for leddbetter...

    btw-a private swap-meet at wavy's isn't out of the question, but i really don't think we should be throwing any "commerce" into the official event/ride until we've proven ourselves. and i'm open to another date, providing we remain commerce-free. it IS about the ride, anyone who returns for '09 is aware of that, and will be here with bells on :cool:
     
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  7. augidog

    augidog Banned

    in general: figure out the weekend that's working for many folks, enuff to be bigger than this year's...try to accomplish that by early spring.

    accomodations can be casual, i don't think our numbers will overflow the area/room we have for campers & bikes.

    i'd like to see a few early arrivals, food and road-sign and safety and whatever committees/volunteers.

    whatever the date, i'm game for doing my part if everyone can keep this plan moving forward & productive.

    those who just wanna ride & need to know dates and (possible) costs...stay tuned for details :)
     
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  8. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    rally comitee?
     
  9. augidog

    augidog Banned

    yes, "committee"...i can do it myself agin, but i don't wanna.

    ocean park house-rules: lights and helmets, no sales & no engine-politics. a private swap-meet is a good idea. any public "commerce" changes the tune drastically, this is a tourist-supported area, so fees and permits are required for booths and such. as we make the rally a regular-success, we can grow into more activities...there's a park across from the elementary school, used for larger events, we can get there someday.

    other than that, it's up to you guys...get a date worked out and we'll set you up locally :cool:
     
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  10. bill green

    bill green Member

    Hi All A garage after hour swap and sale looks good to me .I do think something sould be kicked wavys way , After all its his garage...(Date) after july 4th and before laborday works for me . (family stuff).. I had A great time this year and look forward to next year...Thank for letting me ramble..Bill Green
     
  11. wavygravy

    wavygravy Guest

    hey bill, an after hours swap meet can be arranged, the 2 lots across from my place will be available for use, i dont wanna ruffle anybodys feathers so well see how it all develops, will work on dates & times but we schedule around existing events here on the peninsula as not to ruffle the local feathers & stay in good standing with the local law enforcement ect. the rod run is an excelent time for those vendors who may wish lots of exposure & sales, will get in touch with car club to see if we can purchase booth space excetra!! thousands of motorheads are here at this time & is a great opprotunity! so there are lots of things to think about! & lots of angles to work through as a expanding event! well do our best to keep all happy within reason! #1 is safe ambasadorship for motoredbikes ,helmets, lights, under 30 mph ect! this can be a big thing if we play our cards right! its about the ride & lifestyle for us here at the beach, rock on motoredbikers!! your gonna love it!!
     
  12. D's Bikes

    D's Bikes New Member

    Me and my other half will be there for sure it will be fun we are dying to go for a ride. We sold the chrome one just two weekends after that but already have a cool stretched Dyno cruiser in the works now so it will be fun to do it again with an even more comfortable bike :grin: Count us in for the entire weekend this time around just keep us posted for dates and times.

    btw....I agree maybe to keep it simple for the first few years to really get your feet wet then maybe let it expand and grow its always has worked best for other fun rally's I have attended that are now huge. Just my 2 cents.
     
  13. JE

    JE Guest

    I agree a small swap night at waveys would be good. Nothing complicated.
     
  14. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Exactly. We will not be building a Walmart in your fair town. Nothing pushy, nothing too formal. If permits are needed to set up booths, then either get the permits or not set up booths. You guys know Jim and me now. How sales oriented are we? We didn't even have business cards. I highly doubt the town would be all upset if there were a van with "Sick Bike Parts" magnetic signs. Yes, I could see 50 vans with all all kinds of hawking going on, from Exxon/Mobil to food to patchouli bead vendors.....I agree, a bit much. Is this the REAL concern?

    To say: "NO sales" well that should apply to all involved, at all levels. It's unreasonable. It's not human nature.
     
  15. augidog

    augidog Banned

    oh geez...we're comparing extremes...let me say instead "NO rally-affiliated sales." we know how fragile the engine-politics are, throwing official sales (i.e. competition) into the mix so soon will impair our growth, mark my words. when we develop a stable platform & level playing field, we can open up the commercial aspect to ALL sellers at one time.

    right now, the rally remains all about the bbq & the ride...we need to attract numbers and interest.

    the commemorative pads/pencils we handed out? perfect for giving contact info to a curious civilian, conduct any actual sale at a later time. sales between riders? well, shoot, that's easily handled from the back of the truck, or at the proposed private swap.

    are we ready to set up booths? nope. lotsa local guv'mint and merchants to schmooz before we get there...and we'll have to prove ourselves by behaving ourselves for a few years.

    the state park will hand out permits for organized recreational gatherings, it seems they prefer we had gotten one for this year. a commercial event wouldn't be allowed...

    when we finally go "big time" we'll have to use another venue, & the school-park in the middle of town would be a great option. it'd be great if we could "rally" 'round the idea of a 5-year plan to success.

    better?

    EDIT: go to www.funbeach.com and see the '09 schedule of events, we need to find our "own" weekend in there somewhere.
     
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  16. bill green

    bill green Member

    HI All I think A small swap between riders is great. Thanks wavy for checking in to the lots. do,s anyone else want to talk about dates.It would be nice if it would work with the family gig.bill green
     
  17. JE

    JE Guest

    I agree a little earlier would be great to keep the family happy.
     
  18. mabman

    mabman Member

    And then there could be time trials up 16th street to the Column also.
     
  19. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    There will be none of that!!!!
     
  20. sk8erpunk

    sk8erpunk Member

    yeah, time trials and crazy bridge rides!!

    will there be t-shirts? a name or theme? registration packets with goodies in em?
     
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