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Possible North Arkansas rally?
« on: December 04, 2018, 05:33:33 pm »
Howdy, I have an idea for a possible rally in northern Arkansas. South of Harrison, AR about 10 miles is the old Dogpatch theme park. The park is no more, and whether it ever comes back as something worth visiting is up in the air. However, at Dogpatch(Marble Falls), is a motel and convention center that is undergoing a total restoration, and expects to be open for business on the 1st of April, 2019. Rooms at the motel will have either one king bed, two queen beds, or one queen bed. Rates for the king and double queen rooms will be $75 for the first night, and $65 for the next two nights. Plenty of parking right in front of the rooms for bikes, a really large grassy area next to the motel for tent campers, and a large fire pit next to the motel. No electrical or water hook-ups for tent campers, but at least one room at the motel will be designated for showers and charging cell phones, Ipads, etc. Within a stone's throw from the motel is a large convention center, with multiple use areas, depending on space desired. Also, in the convention center is a restaurant that will be serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The sight is in northern Newton county, which has some of the best riding roads in the state, and good scenery to boot. Newton county is a dry county, but there is a liquor store 2 miles away, in Boone county.   I spoke with the owner of the motel and convention center, and told her about COG, and how COGgers are some of the coolest bikers she would ever meet, and she would love to have us there. Oh, I live about 3 miles from this sight, on 32 acres of primarily oak and hickory covered land, so firewood for the fire pit will not be a problem. If anyone is interested in this idea, let me know, and I will see what I can do.    On a side note, anyone who happens to be riding through the Harrison, AR, area and needs a place to camp, I would recommend the Harrison Village RV park. Camping rates are extremely reasonable, there are good grassy areas to pitch a tent, large and clean restrooms, and the managers(Bill and Vicki) are some of the nicest people you will meet, and they both ride.

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Re: Possible North Arkansas rally?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 01:38:07 am »
Sounds like a nice ride up from Cabot...

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Re: Possible North Arkansas rally?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 04:18:43 am »
Sounds like a possibility.
We did one in Clinton last month.
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Re: Possible North Arkansas rally?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 02:32:44 pm »
I believe I will change the final fall fling to October next year.
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Re: Possible North Arkansas rally?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 10:33:19 pm »
This sounds like the old Hub location? Great area for a event.

I believe I will change the final fall fling to October next year.

There ya go Alan, pair up with Jim. Build it & they will come. Just be forewarned, you'll be dealing with those Texan's! Yes, that includes Ted.  :nananana:
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Re: Possible North Arkansas rally?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 11:51:32 pm »
This sounds like the old Hub location? Great area for a event.

I believe I will change the final fall fling to October next year.

There ya go Alan, pair up with Jim. Build it & they will come. Just be forewarned, you'll be dealing with those Texan's! Yes, that includes Ted.  :nananana:

Yes by all means Alan holler at me and we will make an evil plan !!!
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Re: Possible North Arkansas rally?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 02:24:03 am »
I love it when a plan comes together.

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Re: Possible North Arkansas rally?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2018, 11:03:18 am »
The MSTA (Motorcycle Sport Touring Association) is planning to have a rally there May 17-19th, 2019...I’ll probably go check it out...it’s a great area for riding!

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Re: Possible North Arkansas rally?
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2018, 01:14:33 am »
Yes Cliff, this the old Hub location, with the motel right behind it. The owner told me the other day what it is going to be called when it opens, but I didn't write it down, so I forgot. The most beautiful time to see this area is either April, when the dogwoods and redbuds and daffodils are blooming, or October, when the leaves change colors. It can't be too close to RWTW, because after going this year, it will be on my list of must-dos every year. October is probably the best, because that will give the venue time to get opened up and any bugs worked out.

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Re: Possible North Arkansas rally?
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2018, 01:20:25 am »
Hi all, The venue at Dogpatch will be called Marble Falls Resort and Restaurant. Tent camping fee will be $10/day. To get an idea of local pre-planned ride routes and attractions, go to www.harrisonarkansas.org/motorcycling.

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Re: Possible North Arkansas rally?
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2018, 12:57:25 pm »
This sounds like the old Hub location? Great area for a event.

I believe I will change the final fall fling to October next year.

There ya go Alan, pair up with Jim. Build it & they will come. Just be forewarned, you'll be dealing with those Texan's! Yes, that includes Ted.  :nananana:

Yes by all means Alan holler at me and we will make an evil plan !!!

You two making any progress?   :motonoises:
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Re: Possible North Arkansas rally?
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2018, 02:47:24 pm »
This sounds like the old Hub location? Great area for a event.

I believe I will change the final fall fling to October next year.

There ya go Alan, pair up with Jim. Build it & they will come. Just be forewarned, you'll be dealing with those Texan's! Yes, that includes Ted.  :nananana:

Yes by all means Alan holler at me and we will make an evil plan !!!

You two making any progress?   :motonoises:
Not yet but greatness can't be rushed. I will call Alan this week and see what's up.
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Re: Possible North Arkansas rally?
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2019, 06:12:07 pm »
This sounds like the old Hub location? Great area for a event.

I believe I will change the final fall fling to October next year.

There ya go Alan, pair up with Jim. Build it & they will come. Just be forewarned, you'll be dealing with those Texan's! Yes, that includes Ted.  :nananana:

Yes by all means Alan holler at me and we will make an evil plan !!!

You two making any progress?   :motonoises:
I spoke with Alan on Saturday. He is going to see the owner next week and get some definite details. As soon as we get them I will post it.
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« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2019, 07:00:07 pm »
Anything new on this??

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« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2019, 07:05:33 pm »
Anything new on this??

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No sir not yet. Was wanting to do a drive by of the new facility when we go to Cliffs ride and then make a decision on pulling the trigger after we have seen the venue.
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Re: Possible North Arkansas rally?
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2019, 04:13:55 pm »
The MSTA (Motorcycle Sport Touring Association) is planning to have a rally there May 17-19th, 2019...I’ll probably go check it out...it’s a great area for riding!

Phil Parker from Kawasaki Concours 14 / 1400GTR Enthusiasts posted a Rally for the same week

https://www.facebook.com/events/280356769321533/
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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2019, 04:25:02 pm »
The MSTA (Motorcycle Sport Touring Association) is planning to have a rally there May 17-19th, 2019...I’ll probably go check it out...it’s a great area for riding!

Phil Parker from Kawasaki Concours 14 / 1400GTR Enthusiasts posted a Rally for the same week

https://www.facebook.com/events/280356769321533/

Some of us don't have FB Rick, I'm curious though. Maybe they could be combined & intermingle some new faces in.  :)
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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2019, 04:29:59 pm »
The MSTA (Motorcycle Sport Touring Association) is planning to have a rally there May 17-19th, 2019...I’ll probably go check it out...it’s a great area for riding!

Phil Parker from Kawasaki Concours 14 / 1400GTR Enthusiasts posted a Rally for the same week

https://www.facebook.com/events/280356769321533/

Some of us don't have FB Rick, I'm curious though. Maybe they could be combined & intermingle some new faces in.  :)

At least you don't have a flip phone anymore..;-)
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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2019, 04:34:24 pm »
Rasmith, this discussion is about us arranging an Arkansas ride in Oct or November.
It is going to happen.  We're waiting for final Motel decision...

The rides you noted seem to be in May??

NOTE: I couldn't get in either.
           I'm not a Facebook person either, and I also don't still have a Flip-Phone.  :rotflmao:

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Re: Possible North Arkansas rally?
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2019, 09:26:07 pm »
Update: The October date we hoped to use looks like a no-go.. {gloom}
             May have to do this sucker in September or November.

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« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2019, 10:01:35 pm »
  We're waiting for final Motel decision...
Ride safe, Ted

Make sure there's a campground near or within a hour from my place.

Update: The October date we hoped to use looks like a no-go.. {gloom}
             May have to do this sucker in September or November.

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« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2019, 11:32:36 pm »
The weekend after the Spider Rally would be ideal, at least for me. I like hitting the trifecta. RWTW, Spider, Arkansas Fall get together.  I have to keep wearing out those tires to catch up to Cliff.

Also, The Hunt for Red October and Barber are both in early Oct and I think there is something in Kentuck in the mix also. Too late in Oct could really hurt attendance from the tundra areas.
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« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2019, 11:57:06 pm »
As soon as I get back to work I will post some possible dates. We will be looking over the possible venue while we are at Cliffs ride. Then we can make some executive decisions. Stay tuned.
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Re: Possible North Arkansas rally?
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2019, 01:50:23 am »
The Marble Falls resort is popular with MSTA,. I have not stayed at the motel but had lunch at the restauarant, it is nice and pretty unique. Seems like a good venue for an event. here is a link to info on MSTA event therehttp://www.ridemsta.com/mstaforums/index.php?action=post;msg=18571;topic=2809.0;calendar;eventid=363;dc9d5f4276a4=7ae8f6154fe23b7f1621aa77b32353a2

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« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2019, 05:50:26 pm »
The Marble Falls resort is popular with MSTA,. I have not stayed at the motel but had lunch at the restauarant, it is nice and pretty unique. Seems like a good venue for an event. here is a link to info on MSTA event therehttp://www.ridemsta.com/mstaforums/index.php?action=post;msg=18571;topic=2809.0;calendar;eventid=363;dc9d5f4276a4=7ae8f6154fe23b7f1621aa77b32353a2

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