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USCA 35th National Rally in Mountain View, Arkansas - June 20-23, 2013
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SwampFox
Posted 9/3/2012 8:25 PM (#66738)
Subject: USCA 35th National Rally in Mountain View, Arkansas - June 20-23, 2013



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Mark your calendars and schedule your vacations.

Hack'n & Grin'n in the Ozarks -- The USCA 35th National Rally has been scheduled for June 20-23, 2013 at the Stone County Fairgrounds in Mountain View, Arkansas.

 

The fairgrounds is 2 blocks from the Ozark Folk Center and 5 blocks from the courthouse square where folk musicians play evenings -- all accessible by side streets without venturing on/across the main thoroughfares.

Details re: registration, camping, lodging and schedule are posted below in this thread.

Information about the Mountain View area can be found here:  http://www.yourplaceinthemountains.com/ and here: http://www.stonecountytouristguide.com/

 

Preliminary schedule as of June 16th, 2013 -- subject to change:

June 19th -- Wednesday:

3:00pm:  Fairgrounds open for camping -- "facilities" across street at Ozark RV Park

6:00pm:  Meet & Greet at the Eula House on Park Avenue across from American Legion hall

 

June 20th -- Thursday:

8:30am:  Off-pavement exploring ride -- about 60 miles to lunch stop in Allison; return by 3:00pm

9:00am:  Set-up Rally Central meeting hall & Registration at Fairgrounds

9:00am -- 2:00pm:  Sign-Up & Pay for Friday Blanchard Springs Caverns 

7:30pm:  Depart for Stone County Drive-In Theater (included in registration)

 

June 21st -- Friday:

9:00am:  Small group rides to Blanchard Springs Caverns* (or other sites), Poker Run*** & Lunch

6:30pm:  Ozark Folk Center show**

 

June 22nd -- Saturday:

8:00am:    Breakfast at First Baptist Church -- included in Registration

10:00am:  Show & Shine on Courthouse Square with Voting for Peoples Choice***

2:30pm:    Sidecar Games at Fairgrounds -- Followed by Group Photo

4:45pm:    USCA Business Meeting & Ballots

5:30pm:    Awards, Door Prizes

6:30pm:    Dinner at Fairgrounds -- served by the Mountains, Music & Motorcycle Committee

8:00pm:    Enjoy music on the Square

*   Caverns ~$7.50 admission - hopefully available at rally registration

**  Group passes for Park AND Show ~$12.50 - available at rally registration

*** Poker Run & 50/50 Drawing for benefit of the Arkansas Bikers for Children

June 23rd -- Sunday:

7:30am:   Church service led by CMA

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SwampFox
Posted 9/3/2012 8:30 PM (#66739 - in reply to #66738)
Subject: RE: USCA 35th National Rally in Mountain View, Arkansas - June 20-23, 2013



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"Rally Central" will be this air conditioned pavilion at the Stone County Fairgrounds:

Not fancy, but did I mention it is air conditioned?  And has a basic kitchen too -- and tables & chairs:

 

Here is a view of the fairgrounds showing some trees for some shady camping spots:


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oldriders
Posted 9/8/2012 7:41 PM (#66857 - in reply to #66738)
Subject: Re: USCA 35th National Rally in Mountain View, Arkansas - June 20-23, 2013


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Any suggestions as to the best or worst motels/hotels in the area. My wife and I are not campers but we would like to come.
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SwampFox
Posted 9/8/2012 11:55 PM (#66864 - in reply to #66857)
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oldriders - 9/8/2012 7:41 PM

Any suggestions as to the best or worst motels/hotels in the area. My wife and I are not campers but we would like to come.

Hi oldriders:  There are a good number of lodging options in the area, ranging from B&B's to un-branded motels.  Dry Creek Cabins & the Fiddlers Inn are both expecting us:

3 blocks: Dry Creek Cabins at the Ozark Folk Center State Park (no pets): http://www.ozarkfolkcenter.com/cabins/default.aspx

5 blocks: Best Western Fiddlers Inn (pet friendly): http://bestwesternarkansas.com/mountain-view-hotels

5 blocks: Pinewood Cabins near downtown (no pets):   http://www.pinewoodcabins.net/

In addition to RV/camping sites, the Ozark RV Park as 4 "motel room cabins" across the road from the fairgrounds: http://www.ozarkrvpark.com/

 

Check here for additional lodging options:   http://www.yourplaceinthemountains.com/lodging/ 

Or call the helpful folks at the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce at:  (870) 269-8098

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SwampFox
Posted 9/10/2012 11:26 PM (#66900 - in reply to #66864)
Subject: Re: USCA 35th National Rally in Mountain View, Arkansas - June 20-23, 2013



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The closest RV & off-site camping sites include:

 The Ozark RV Park across Park Avenue from the Fairgrounds is the closest --   http://www.ozarkrvpark.com/ -- 870-269-2542 --

 Park Map should be here: http://www.ozarkrvpark.com/pics/map.jpg

 

 The Whitewater RV Park is block down the Street from the Fairgrounds -- http://www.whitewaterrvpark.com/ -- 870-269-8047 --

 Park Map should be here:  http://www.whitewaterrvpark.com/pics/map.jpg 

 

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notanlines
Posted 9/17/2012 8:28 AM (#66992 - in reply to #66738)
Subject: Re: USCA 35th National Rally in Mountain View, Arkansas - June 20-23, 2013



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Kudos to whoever had a hand in choosing Mountain View as the next site. This is an absolutely beautiful little town in north-central Arkansas. They are extremely experienced in hosting gatherings of this size. The riding is fabulous, with many many motels/hotels, and any number of activities available, especially trout fishing. If anyone has a particular question about the area simply email me at jimampaco@comcast.net and ask away. We have trout fished in this area for twenty years and not many restaurants have escaped our credit card.
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stephmuschlitz
Posted 9/25/2012 1:24 AM (#67140 - in reply to #66738)
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It was great to find this info. We already had the Rv park info and have our trip planned. We'll be making reservations this week. Post rally info and fees as soon as possible. We like to have everything done well in advance for a trip. Thanks!
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SwampFox
Posted 9/25/2012 7:08 AM (#67142 - in reply to #66738)
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Registration for the 2013 USCA National Rally will open in January.

The Ozark Folk Center plans to offer us group-rate access to the park & theater -- more info later.
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SwampFox
Posted 9/25/2012 7:27 AM (#67143 - in reply to #67142)
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There are several local activities for children and the adventurous young-at-heart, such as:

Crafts and educational activities at the Ozark Folk Center just down the street: http://www.ozarkfolkcenter.com/




Loco Ropes zip-line adventure in the trees just a couple of blocks away:   http://locoropes.com/



The Sylamore Creek Camp has a great location for swimming, canoeing and exploring the clear waters of Sylamore Creek about 5 miles up the road -- day use for creek access is permitted for a small fee: http://www.sylamorecreek.com

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Posted 10/21/2012 8:27 PM (#67725 - in reply to #66738)
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Yep, the old pharmacy with the soda fountain is good stuff!
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Posted 11/7/2012 11:19 PM (#67976 - in reply to #66738)
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A short introduction: I am smith8833 (Keith) my wife the Navigator (Lynda) and I, live just outside of Mounatin View and have offered (vulunteered... suckered) into helping Swampfox with the event!
We ride a Harley sportster rig (our second vehicle)
I am happy to answer question or direct anyone to the best answer!
Some of the shops/cafes/restaurants and now the coffee shop will not take plastic, only cash or check!!!
There is a small group of friends/volunteers, us included, that run another event in town: http://www.mountainsmusicmotorcycles.org/ 2012 was the eight year (still ran/managed by this group of volunteers) Judging by the normal response of our rig in town, a large group of sidecar rigs will be a hit!!
Questions?!?! PM/post or Swampfox can wake me!
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Txart
Posted 11/25/2012 5:27 PM (#68243 - in reply to #67976)
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is there ATM machines in town/area
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HHShort
Posted 11/26/2012 6:49 PM (#68276 - in reply to #66738)
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Hey Art Mountain View may be a pleasent trip back in time but not that far back. They have modern banking. Harold in Kansas
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notanlines
Posted 11/27/2012 8:02 AM (#68285 - in reply to #66738)
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Let's be sure to keep in mind that this is a very modern little town. Banks abound as do restaurants (More fast-food places than you will care to visit), gas stations, motels, and (be still my beating heart) a Wal-Mart Super Store. The only drawback that comes to mind is the dry county aspect.
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Posted 11/27/2012 8:52 AM (#68286 - in reply to #66738)
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Dry County = much available
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Posted 11/27/2012 10:59 AM (#68291 - in reply to #66738)
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Just outside the county, are liquor stores (roads 5, 9,14) all are pretty rides. One restuarant, Anglers serves beer (have to join the "club" I will get the details. No alcohol bought or sold in the county. Always remember as the song says, the RED SOLO cup is your friend!
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notanlines
Posted 11/27/2012 11:11 AM (#68292 - in reply to #66738)
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We watched the Arkansas/Alabama game in the sports bar at Anglers. Not only beer, but wine and mixed drinks are sold also. Anglers is
about 5 miles north of Mountain View towards Jack's Trout Resort.
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Joyce
Posted 12/1/2012 10:15 PM (#68409 - in reply to #68292)
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You can now download a registration form from the rally page, more info to come!

http://www.sidecar.com/rally.asp

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DirtyDR
Posted 12/4/2012 3:48 PM (#68503 - in reply to #66738)
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Do the tent sites at the fairground have access to shower facilities?
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SwampFox
Posted 12/4/2012 8:06 PM (#68512 - in reply to #68503)
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DirtyDR - 12/4/2012 3:48 PM

Do the tent sites at the fairground have access to shower facilities?

We have an arrangement for use of showers at the Ozark RV Park across the street; restroom facilities are available in the primary meeting hall on the fairgrounds.

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DirtyDR
Posted 12/4/2012 8:36 PM (#68517 - in reply to #66738)
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Thanks for the information.

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SwampFox
Posted 12/6/2012 9:00 AM (#68567 - in reply to #66738)
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Also: Tent sites (no hook-ups) on the Fairgrounds do not have to be paid in advance. It's OK to pay for tent camping during on-site registration.

And we plan to have a "re-charging station" set up in the main pavilion for phones, etc.
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SwampFox
Posted 2/3/2013 9:33 AM (#69455 - in reply to #68567)
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Preliminary schedule of events --as of Feb. 1-- added to 1st post above.

The Arkansas Bikers for Children  https://www.facebook.com/ArkansasBikersForChildren  will host Poker Run and 50/50 Drawing for the benefit of the Arkansas Children's Hospital  https://www.facebook.com/ArkansasBikersForChildren  and will also assist with the Peoples Choice Award and refreshments.


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SwampFox
Posted 2/9/2013 9:22 AM (#69523 - in reply to #69455)
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The USCA national rally would not be a success without volunteers to organize the various activities.  Several folks have graciously volunteered to handle the following responsibilities for the 2013 rally:

Welcome/Registration, Message Board & Drinks:

Barbara & Larry - LA;  Gail & Larry - CA; Judy & Lloyd - TX

NOTE:  Barbara, Gail, Larry & Larry need more volunteers to man the registration/welcome table, and also to take care of the water, tea, ice & coffee we plan to have available to rally participants.  Please let us know if you can help.

Registration Photos:  Butch & Nancy - TN

Rally "Action" Pics:    Jim - AR

Games & Awards:      J.R. & Avanell - TX and Elmer - AR

Door Prizes:             Jim & Brenda - TN

Off-Pavement Rides: Local Ural riders Jim & Ed - AR

Road Captains:         Jim-TN, Keith-AR & Lee-LA


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SwampFox
Posted 2/9/2013 9:39 AM (#69524 - in reply to #69523)
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Also:  We need some USCA members to document their journey to, and experiences at, the 2013 USCA rally, complete with pics, for publication in The Sidecarist

 

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