8 Ball In The Wind

Friday, March 15, 2013

Rally Update

Well it seems I am in an update rut...that is about all I have been posting over the last few posts.  Here is one more before I get back to something a bit more meaningful.  

On the 25th of March, I will go up before the Morton City Council with the presentation for the rally.  I am hoping it turns out in our favor.  Otherwise it'll just be a big party.  Which isnt bad, but not what I had intended.  

So far, we have the support of; the Senior Center (they want to have the bike show in their parking lot),the Bucksnort Pub has agreed to use their liquor license and inventory for a beer garden, the Roxy Theater has agreed to show old biker movies during the rally.  Plus a whole bunch of people in the area are offering support.  

I am confident we will get the green light.  I'll just be glad when this is all over and we can actually get moving ahead on this.

As you can see by the photo above, most of the events will be in the same part of town.  The bike events; the weenie bite, plank ride, slow race, keg roll, and other events will take place in the Jubilee Arena.  That's also where the beer garden, and band will be at.  The bike show will be in the parking lot around the Senior Center.  They are also going to sell burgers the day of the show to raise extra money.  The swap meet and commercial vendors will take up the field by the main road into town across from the Senior Center.  I want to try to get permission from the school board to use the High schools parking lot as "motorcycle only" parking, and if we can pull it together, maybe have mini bike races there as well.

In the above photo, the events are in the green areas, camping in the city park in light blue, the Roxy showing bike movies in the purple area, and all the places for food and drink in red.  The red doesnt count any additional food vendors that may come for the event, and have to get city permits.  It is only the existing businesses in town that will surely see a boost in revenue from the rally.  

I didn't even mark the gas stations in town, or the motels.  But I hope the City Council will be able to see that there is money that will flow into the city's businesses during this event.  And in a poor rural community, this is always a good thing.

I'll keep you all posted on how things shape up.

Catch ya on the road sometime...

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