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dholaday
Posted 8/9/2017 5:35 PM (#94570)
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I'm neither the Rally Master, nor a Club officer, nor on the Board, but I thought it would be useful to start a thread to summarize/consolidate information found elsewhere on the website. 

The Rally Master is Mikel Murray.

Rally Dates are June 14-16, 2018 [Father's Day is June 17]

Rally will be held at the Little Farm on the River RV Park near Rising Sun, IN. Site is on the Ohio River about 30 miles down-river from Cincinnati OH.

   1343 E. Bellview Lane, Rising Sun, IN 47140 812-438-4500   littlefarmresort.com   Little Farm has a few cabins and RV Camping Trailers for rent.

For non-campers, there are at least a few choices in Rising Sun: Anderson's Riviera Inn has 5 rooms; The Empire House has 5 rooms and a 2-bedroom Suite; Tuggles Folly has a 2 rooms with bath and 2 rooms with shared bath; and the Rising Star Casino has 294 rooms. There are 2 sets of rooms at the Casino: One set in the Casino itself, and another set in "The Lodge" across the parking lot from the Casino.

I don't know if any of the above are taking reservations yet.

I'm sure there will be more information available soon

Thanks,

Duncan 

 

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mikelmurray
Posted 8/13/2017 11:46 PM (#94630 - in reply to #94570)
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22 miles downriver is the Follow the River RV park.

2 miles away downriver is the Rising Star Casino and RV park

2.5 miles upriver is the Camp Shore Campground

20 miles downriver is the Belterra Casino and Resort. Fairways motel

13 miles upriver is the Hollywood Casino and Resort and hotel

Confort Inn 15 mi
Baymont Innand Suites 14 mi
Wishing Well Motel 14 mi
Riverside Inn13.5 mi
Double Tree by Hilton 13 mi
Hillcrest Motel
Anderson’s Riviera Inn 1.5 mi
Empire House Hotel 2 mi
Tuggles Bed and Breakfast 4 mi

Risng Sun eateries within 2.5 mi downriver
Jack’s Place
Rising Sun Cantina
Caudillio’s Pizza
Snack Shack
Wellington’s Steakhouse and Skyline Chili at Casino
Subway
Riverhouse Bar and Grill
American Legion
Snappy Tomato Pizza
Rockies Bar and Grill

Aurora eateries 6-8 miles upriver
Applewood Bar and Grill
Third and Main Restaurant
Acapulco Mexican
Combs Pizza Subway
Dairy Queen
Burger King
Long John Silvers
Taco Bell
Bob Evans
Chipotle

Lawrenceburg eateries 9-13 mi
Gold Star Chili
Domino’s Pizza
Pap Johns Pizza
Pizza Hut
Zorbas Gyros
Sakura Japanese Steak
Frisch’s Big Boy
Happy Dragon
Arby’s
Steak and Shake
McDonald
Little Caesars Pizza
Skyline Chile
Penn Station
Wendy’s
Grand Buffet
Whiskey’s
Lawrenceburger
Dunkin Donuts
KFC
Beef and Bubs
Acapulco Mexican
River Watch
Final Cuts Steak and Celebrity Grill Hollywood Casino
Mavericks firewater grill
McDonalds
Taco Bell
Burger King
Howie’s Diner truck stop
Waffle House
Subway
White Castle
Wills Grill
Larosa’s Pizza
Buffalo Wings and Rings
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mikelmurray
Posted 8/14/2017 12:21 AM (#94632 - in reply to #94570)
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The Rally location at Little Farm on the River is taking reservation for next year.
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KAmes
Posted 8/28/2017 11:21 AM (#94866 - in reply to #94570)
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I just reserved an RV spot. This will be new for me, looking forward to it! Now I have to wait a whole year.
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phlaug
Posted 8/29/2017 3:26 PM (#94883 - in reply to #94570)
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Hardly KAmes -- we are already under 289 days to go!!!

https://countingdownto.com/countdown/usca-national-rally-2018-countd...
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KAmes
Posted 8/29/2017 5:27 PM (#94889 - in reply to #94883)
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phlaug - 8/29/2017 2:26 PM

Hardly KAmes -- we are already under 289 days to go!!!

https://countingdownto.com/countdown/usca-national-rally-2018-countd...

Ha! That's awesome. I'll have to show that to my wife.
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J.R.
Posted 8/30/2017 8:38 PM (#94899 - in reply to #94889)
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Thanks for all the work you have put into this.
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Sidehack52
Posted 8/30/2017 10:20 PM (#94900 - in reply to #94570)
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hello , Rich here ..the new Florida rep.(what have I gotten myself into)...I will be planning a ride to the 2018 rally .. my goal is to get at least 10 fellow Floridians to ride with me (pay attention Florida)..
I am calling it <The Rally to the Rally>more to come

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Bonjoe
Posted 11/3/2017 11:49 AM (#95594 - in reply to #94900)
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Rich: At this point I am planning on going to the rally.

Joe.
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dholaday
Posted 11/9/2017 12:39 PM (#95648 - in reply to #94570)
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Although there is no information in this thread, yet, I've heard a rumor that the club has arranged for a block of rooms at a reduced rate to be held for us at the casino lodge. Maybe the Rally Master or one of the Club officers can confirm this and post the necessary information - like room rate, how to get the special room rate, the phone number to call, how long the rooms will be held, etc.

Also, whoever is in charge of the website needs to fix the website header link to the national rally - if you click on it now it takes you to the 2017 Rally

Thanks
Duncan
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jwshort
Posted 11/24/2017 4:12 PM (#95719 - in reply to #94570)
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Hi Duncan:
YUP! I just took a look at the link on the website and it took me to the registration for the 2017 Rally. I will check with Mikel, Belinda and Steve Woodward or Al Olme to see if we can get that changed. My print copy of the Sidecarist arrived today and Joan asked about the online registration (after she got done raving about the quality of our magazine). Has anyone tried to register for the motel at Rising Sun? It seems I read something about the folks at the Casio were ready for us to register yet.
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BSchraeder
Posted 11/30/2017 8:51 AM (#95782 - in reply to #94570)
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I have already had people contact me about registering at the casino. Originally I was told reservations could be made with our code starting mid October, but when people were having trouble I checked again and was told the second week of December. I will keep checking with the casino to make sure this gets done.

As far as the website ... I do not know how to make that happen. Can someone help with that?

Thanks,
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BSchraeder
Posted 11/30/2017 9:29 AM (#95783 - in reply to #94570)
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Here is more information for Rising Star Casino:

For Rising Star Casino Lodge Reservations call 800-472-6311 or 812-438-1234. Use code USCA Rally starting the second week of December.

Room Rates are:

Thursday, June 14, 2018 $69
Friday, June 15, 2018 $99
Saturday, June 16, 2018 $99

These rates are based on the room not number of people. On the web there is a "Get AWAY Package" that looks good, but it is based on a per person per room rate.

If you reserve with the Lodge a $10 Free Slot Play will be provided to anyone that is 21 years of age or older, who provides the required information at the time of Hotel Reservation to create a Rewards Club account, which includes name, address, date of birth and phone number. The Rewards Club card will have the $10 Free Slot Play loaded onto it, and the Rewards Card will be available at the hotel check-in. If interested request the card at the time of placing your reservation.
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NCGLSidecarist
Posted 12/8/2017 10:53 AM (#95851 - in reply to #94570)
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Thanks for all the info. Just made reservations for a campsite at Little Farm on the River. Very nice people to deal with. Looking forward to seeing many of you again in June! Have a very Blessed and happy Christmas!
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dholaday
Posted 12/11/2017 9:37 AM (#95870 - in reply to #94570)
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Hi All

Just checked the National Rally link on the USCA Homepage - it Works now. YEAH!!!

Checked all the links on the National Rally page - they work too - Yeah! - with one exception: In the upper right corner of this page - http://www.sidecar.com/rally.asp - is a link "rally lodging" purportedly taking one to lodging information. It does , but for the Coeur d'Alene Rally. IIRC that was bout 5 or 6 years ago. Maybe someone can update [or remove] that link.

One more suggestion: How about putting a Rally notice in the BMW MOA News - and the Club mags for other marques. I'll write and submit to MOA unless someone directs me otherwise [the UNODIR principle].

Thanks and Merry Christmas.

Duncan
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dave
Posted 12/11/2017 9:57 AM (#95871 - in reply to #94570)
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Hi, Duncan,
please link use / the 2018 USCA rally with BMWMOA.
the current place to get fixes for sidecar . com is Steve Woodward , e-mail membership@sidecar.com.
anyone who can link the rally anywhere please do so.
happy new year.
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jwshort
Posted 12/11/2017 10:55 AM (#95872 - in reply to #94570)
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Duncan:
Check with Mikel and Bellinda to see if they have already contacted MOA. Even if they did there is no guarantee that it will get in the MOA mag. It took us several tries to get their attention. I would bet that Mikel and Bellinda would appreciate any help you can provide to get MOA's attention. (What is the UNODIR principle?)
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BSchraeder
Posted 12/11/2017 11:19 AM (#95874 - in reply to #94570)
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Duncan,
We have not contacted MOA or any other organizations yet. If you could do the contacting, that would be great. When you do, if you could keep us posted with whom you have contacted it would be appreciated so we don't duplicate. If you need information, files, pictures, etc. let us know.

Thanks,
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dholaday
Posted 12/11/2017 11:27 AM (#95875 - in reply to #94570)
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Will.

Do you have an email for Mikel and/or Melinda? You - or one of them - can PM it to me. BMWMOA requires an email address for a point of contact. I hope they [ Mikel and Belinda] are monitoring this thread and would tell me to sit down and be quiet if they had already contacted MOA. But for that the form would already be submitted.

I guess I could use president at sidecar.com

Re UNODIR: An acronym for UNlessOtherwiseDIRected - it's how a lot of things get done in the Navy: "UNODIR I'm going to sail due east dropping depth charges until I see an oil slick" It lets higher command know what you're going to do unless they say no. It avoids a lot of "mother may I" nonsense. And requires higher-ups to pay attention and read their mail.

Duncan

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NCGLSidecarist
Posted 12/11/2017 2:44 PM (#95877 - in reply to #94570)
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Just made reservations at the campground! They are open all year long. Great people beautiful surroundings! A real pleasure to deal with! Really looking forward to seeing you all again. Have a very Blessed and happy Christmas!
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Motorrader
Posted 2/4/2018 5:45 PM (#96223 - in reply to #94570)
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Just registered double occupancy at Rising Star Casino Resort for 3-nites, for 2018 Rising Sun Rally - after much motel/hotel searching within 20 miles. By booking via "Hotwire" (www.hotwire.com) I saved a few bucks with a rate of $88 per night, plus $20 per nite taxes - plus another $5 per nite for cancellation insurance...Total $113 per nite, no free breakfast, but restaurants available. Ride Safely, or as Roger Hull always said, "Ride Sagely".
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hutch50
Posted 2/13/2018 12:43 PM (#96317 - in reply to #94570)
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I've never been to the Rally and may not be able to make all days.
I'm curious when the agenda comes out?
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BSchraeder
Posted 2/14/2018 11:56 AM (#96327 - in reply to #94570)
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Motorrader,
So Sorry to hear you had such a hassle with making reservations at Rising Star Casino. After reading your message I called the Casino to verify our rates and they had us under the wrong rates. That has now been corrected. Thursday night is $69, Friday & Saturday nights are $99 for an average of $89 per night plus taxes. Also they have little perks with our reservations.

Just for anyone else who have already made reservations with Rising Star Casino, your rates have been adjusted to the lower group rate.

Thanks for bring this to my attention.
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Sidehack52
Posted 2/26/2018 9:56 PM (#96481 - in reply to #94570)
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made my reservations ...so now I am looking for anybody that is going north from Florida or any state in between...will make route plans as the group forms ... it is just under 1000 miles for me if I go up RT.75
but I do not need to make a interstate run ....thinking on a 2 or 3 day ride on secondary roads...but that will be up to the group if anybody wants to join me to make a group ...lets start planing ...
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AJ1200
Posted 3/12/2018 1:24 PM (#96595 - in reply to #96481)
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well it looks like we are going to make it after all, just made my reservations at the campground for site # 46
now to send in my rally registration and $$

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dave
Posted 4/25/2018 1:58 PM (#97168 - in reply to #94570)
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early registration for USCA national rally 2018 ends May 1st.
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Jerryl
Posted 4/25/2018 8:11 PM (#97170 - in reply to #94570)
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I’m not sure we’ll be able to attend from beginning to end (Thursday thru Saturday night). Does anyone have an agenda/schedule of events?
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BSchraeder
Posted 4/25/2018 8:41 PM (#97171 - in reply to #94570)
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Yes, There is a tentative Schedule on my facebook page...Belinda Schraeder. If you do not have facebook, email me and I will send you a schedule.
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Jerryl
Posted 4/25/2018 9:38 PM (#97172 - in reply to #97171)
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I do have Facebook but I’m not very good at finding things. I’ve sent you an email. Thanks.
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BSchraeder
Posted 4/26/2018 8:23 AM (#97178 - in reply to #94570)
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Just an update...We have added 3 fun guided group tours, to the Rally. All of the tours will leave from the pavilion and transportation on the tours is provided. All will be offered free to those attending the rally. The first is a Ghost-Historic Tour of some the history of Rising Sun which may include topics of legends, civil war, or the underground railroad. It is offered Thursday evening, so get to the rally early. The other 2 will be offered at 10am on Friday & Saturday and will be a tour of the Red Wolf Sanctuary where you will get to hear about the efforts to rescue and rehabilitate wild animals from bears to eagles.

These are in addition to the regular rally events.

As of 4-24-18 The Courtyard (812-438-4035) still had rooms available, the Lodge at Rising Star Casino (812-438-1234) has availability in our block of rooms, and Little Farm has plenty of camping spaces open (812-438-4500).

Hope to see you there.
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J.R.
Posted 4/26/2018 12:57 PM (#97186 - in reply to #97178)
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I just got e-mail from some on having trouble finding accomidations near by that wiil accept their dogs. Any ideas?
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BSchraeder
Posted 4/26/2018 6:57 PM (#97189 - in reply to #97186)
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Here is what I have found out: About a mile from Little Farm is Route 56 Sunset Inn, 812-907-0288 this is a small house that has been turned into accommodations, 2 bedroom, sleeps 6, will accept pets.

Little Farm 812-438-4500 sites available
Rising Star Casino 812-438-1234 have rooms available, no pets
From Little Farm: 2 miles Anderson's Riviera Inn 812-438-2121 only have rooms available for Thursday, June 14, no pets
2.2 miles Courtyard Suites, 812-438-4035 Rooms available, iffy on pets
2.4 miles Empire House 812-438-4064 waiting list
13 miles Quality Inn & Suites, 812-537-2552, rooms available, pets allowed with additional fee
14 miles Comfort Inn, 812-539-3600, rooms available, pets allowed with additional fee

I hope this helps.
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BSchraeder
Posted 4/27/2018 9:15 AM (#97196 - in reply to #97189)
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I am sending out a request for volunteers. Here is what I am looking for at the moment:

Someone who is super excited about organizing and running the Sidecar games. I will take care of supplying the awards.

I need a coffee-water-snack over-see-er. I will supply all items, I just need someone to oversee things are always available. Maybe someone staying at the campground.

Anyone interested in acting as judges for the Show-n-shine. Again I will take care of supplying the awards and I am doing a "Peoples Choice Award", that's pretty easy, just count the votes, but I feel we need judges for the other categories.

Anyone willing to help out with things I haven't thought of yet.

Don't be shy.

I can be reached through this site somehow or at bdstaxsvc@embarqmail.com

Thanks in advance

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J.R.
Posted 4/27/2018 9:57 AM (#97197 - in reply to #97196)
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Belinda; Check with your local CMA chapter. They are usually helpful with providing help.
I will be there to help with what ever is needed.
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Sidehack52
Posted 5/23/2018 2:20 PM (#97445 - in reply to #94570)
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sorry to have too be saying this .. but I will not be able to make the rally this year ..I will be cancelling my res at rising sun if anybody is looking for a room ....have to put the house before the ride...just one of those unexpected pleasures of being a home owner....and I am almost finished with the new rig...have fun guys and I will catch you all net year ....
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BSchraeder
Posted 5/24/2018 10:15 AM (#97454 - in reply to #94570)
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Update on lodging...The block of rooms we have reserved with our discount still has some availability, but what is not reserved by June 1 will be released for public use. The Little Farm is filling our block of campsites and they also have a few openings left, those will be released June 7 for public use. That being said, if your are thinking about joining us at the Rally you may want to go ahead and get your lodging reservation before those times. It also appears, some have lodging reservations, either at the Rising Star or Little Farm, that have not actually registered for the Rally. There are benefits to registering for the Rally in advance of getting here. Those registered in advance are getting goodie bags that contain free stuff, $5 off meal coupons at local restaurants, and will be guaranteed a t-shirt if they order one. Registration on site will still include those things only as supply lasts and all registrations will include catered breakfast, dinner, awards and entertainment on Saturday, the free guided tour/hayrides, tech talks, beverages, snacks and more. So make sure you get registered for the Rally it's self.

Mike and I are so excited to be hosting this year's rally. We look forward to seeing everyone in 3 weeks here in Rising Sun!
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Posted 5/24/2018 4:52 PM (#97459 - in reply to #94570)
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Sounds like everything is falling into place. Sounds liike a good rally coming up. Hope we have a good turnout. We are planning on getting there on Wed. Help where ever I can.
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BSchraeder
Posted 5/24/2018 5:03 PM (#97460 - in reply to #94570)
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Thanks, J.R. We'll be looking for you.
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