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  1. Have a hotel reservation, but holding off on the event registration till I see if I have to work that Friday night. Getting excited!
  2. Only a week away!! I hope to see all of my old friends, and hopefully make a few new ones.
  3. **** ANNOUNCEMENT **** The Blues City Victory Riders will host VICTORY IN TENNESSE May 18-20, 2018. *No registation fee* Time is upon us again for the 8th Annual TN Victory Rally! Please join your hosts, the Blues City Victory Riders, in Millington, TN for a gathering of our Victory friends and family (some Indians allowed) for fun, fellowship, and riding in the Bluff City area. We have lots planned for your stay with us this year including a ride thru the hills of Crowley's Ridge on Friday for our early arrivals and a 5-state tour on Saturday. A kick-off reception will be @ Indian of Memphis on Friday 4pm-7pm with dinner served @ 5pm. Hotel Info: Plantation Oaks Suites & Inn 6656 HWY 51 N Millington, TN 38053 901-872-8000 Block of 20 rooms (Dbl Queens) available until midnight April 18. More will be available, if necessary. When reserving ask for the "TN Victory Rally" rate of $69.95/night ($82.37 with tax). Prices good for early arrivals also (ie...Wednesday, Thursday). Free breakfast and Wifi. Outdoor pool. Registration: Even though we will not have a registration fee, we ask that you email us at bluescityvr@gmail.com if you will be coming so we can plan for folks for our Friday night dinner. T-Shirts: T-shirts will be available for pre-purchase only. $15 and you must pick them up at the event or have someone pick them up for you. Extras will not be available at the event and no reprints. *no shipping* Cut-off for pre-purchase is April 18. Please paypal bluescityvr@gmail.com with name, phone number, number of shirts, and sizes. Agenda: Friday May 18, for early arrivals we plan a ride (leaving from hotel in the morning) to Crowley's Ridge followed by kick-off reception dinner hosted by Frank Barton and Indian of Memphis 5pm-7pm. *no cost* For folks arriving on Friday late afternoon/evening, please plan to join us at Indian of Memphis. Indian of Memphis 5715 Mt. Moriah Memphis, TN 38115 901-366-0480 Saturday May 19 2 ride options...1) 5-State Ride (TN, KY, IL, MO, AR) or 2) shorter ride to Reelfoot Lake and back. *lunch stop TBD* Saturday evening May 19 dinner at local restaurants (The Haystack or Sara Lee's Country Kitchen). Both within walking distance of the hotel. Other options available with short ride to Millington. *dinner on your own* Fellowship following dinner at the hotel in the parking lot. Sunday May 20, say our farewells. Hotel check-out 11am. **** Blind Raffle and 50-50 at kick-off reception dinner Friday night @ Indian of Memphis *** $5/ticket or $20/5 tickets(Proceeds to local Memphis center for abused women and children) *** Due to no registration fee, no meals will be provided, other than the reception dinner sponsored by Indian of Memphis. *** ** Reminder: email us bluescityvr@gmail.com to register!!! **
  4. Always the weekend before Memorial Day weekend. (May 15, 16, and 17, 2015)
  5. JayFL - bring your son up to Eureke Springs. It's only about a 4 hour ride from Hot Springs, and that's some of the prettiest scenery in Arkansas.
  6. Gonna make that ride again, huh Rick? Ride safe, and watch out for all the gnats (shouldn't be nearly as many in that part of the state).
  7. Sent mine in today. Lookin forward to seeing everybody there.
  8. I am the one that suggested that the Memphis group stay at the Embassy. It is about twice the price to stay there (as opposed to the Austin), but every room is a suite -- 1 or 2 beds, plus a sleeper in the front sitting room. The Embassy is only about 7 or 8 years old -- the Austin is older. I am not saying that the Austin is run down, just not as nice as the Embassy. The free happy hour and the free complete breakfast are another plus for the Embassy. The Austin does have a bar and a resteraunt, but breakfast is not included with your stay. Just for a little more info, the Austin does have covered parking across the street from the hotel, Embassy doesn't (unless you can get under the awning at the entrance). If anyone has any questions about Hot Springs or the hotels, I would be glad to help them. I do not live in the area (I live about 3 hours away), but I spend at least a week there every year.
  9. Being Hot "Springs", there are plenty of bath houses to relax in. There are also a few gentelemans clubs in town, but I have never been in one. There is an aligator farm in town. You can ride your bike up a couple of different mountains (one of which has an observation tower that looks over the city). There are some WW2 military "ducks" that will take you on a tour of the city and to the local lake. As far as restaurants, there is a nice steak house (by Ark. standards) across the street for the Austin Hotel. There is also a german place (The Brauhouse) in the same area. There is a place called Rollando's that serves "Latino" cusine. McClards is "world" famouse for it's BBQ (it was Clinton's "favorite") There is Oaklawn Downs, but I am not sure when racing season is. There is the usaul mall and restaurant row (Red Lobster, Chili's, etc.) Best thing about Hot Springs is the great roads to ride. Let me know if you have any other questions. I am not a "local" (I live 3 hours away), but I have been there several times.
  10. YEAH!!!! Being from the other side of the state, I can tell you that there are a LOT of nice roads to ride in that part of the state. True, most of them are north or west of there. While I normally have a family commitment on Labor Day, I might have to make an exception next year. There is a Vic dealer in Hot Springs, and another about 30 miles away towards Little Rock. If I can do anything for the Events Committee, please let me know.
  11. been told that that you can rent one here. http://www.arlennesslasvegas.com/
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