Trying to get a rough plan together about what I have in mind for the Rally I am trying to organize here in Morton. Keeping most of the events in one area of town, close to the main highway junction, and away from most of the residential areas (except mine) should help with gaining support amongst the community. The Senior Center has already said we can use their parking lot, and they'll make burgers to sell so they can raise money. The field set aside for commercial vendors and a swap meet is already used for that every August during Loggers Jubilee. So I am not expecting any, or much, resistance on that.
The area marked "Mini Bike Races & Motorcycle Rodeo" is the High School parking lot. It is one big open area that will do well for both a bike rodeo and the races. If we can convince the school board to go along. During Loggers Jubilee that area is set aside as the large food court. So I am hoping the district will be open to allow us to use it without too many hoops to jump through.
The area marked "Live Music" is the Loggers Jubilee arena. It actually would make a bit better venue for a bike rodeo, but that would tear the grass up inside, and the Jubilee Committee would really frown on that. So I figure to try to work out a deal to use the arena for people to enjoy the live music in a semi-concert type venue. The two concession stands in the arena could be used to raise money for more "Community Resources".
That's going to be the key to this. Get enough people willing to pitch in, and work to bring money into the "Community" and provide a good time for the motorcycling community of the Pacific NW. There seems to be some support already in the community, and if I can get enough of it to make a difference, hopefully we can build the framework for a righteous annual event that can bring money into an already economically depressed area. As well as show more of the riding community of the NW some of the great riding we have around here. It's gonna be a long haul, and a lot of work. But I think it'll be worth it if I can pull it all together.
Catch ya on the road sometime...