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Last year about this time we were finally able to relax after all the work for the National Meet. This year I am sure Chuck and his group felt the same pressures. It is a big undertaking but the satisfaction of watching friends old and new enjoy themselves at an event you helped put on is something you have to take part in to truly understand. It is a very rewarding experience and I would encourage everyone to do it. To date this year we have had inquiries about the 2011 National Meet from only one group. The Prescott Victory Riders began working on their proposal early this year and continue to work on it. Last month I received an e-mail from Frank “Jetsn” Gary stating the resort they had planned on using in the proposal for next year’s meet was in jeopardy because another group was also seeking to reserve the resort for that same weekend. If they wanted to keep the resort, he was going to have to sign a contract. If they lost the resort, there was no other viable option and they would not be able to continue working on nor submit a proposal. After consideration of the fact that there have been no other inquiries, the South West Region has not previously hosted a National Meet and the possibility that there may not be another proposal submitted for next year I approached the BOD. We have guidelines for the submission of National Meet proposals, I know, I wrote them last year and my request was going to be well outside those guidelines. The response from the board was unanimous and the Events Committee agrees,  the National Meet for 2011 should be awarded to the Prescott Victory Riders. I know it’s early  but they have an excellent venue with a lot of good riding and many interesting attractions. They have a great group working on this already and it is over a year in advance.  If anyone was thinking of or working on a submittal for 2011 please contact me and we can discuss what can be done for 2012 (10th anniversary of the VMC) or beyond. We will provide more details later but here is a brief description from Frank……

 

We will be hosting the meet at the Prescott Resort which has a convention area, casino, two restaurants, and all 161 rooms are reserved for the VMC. Rooms will be around $70 a night (normally around $110). The resort sets atop a hill with great views overlooking the valley. The Prescott Victory Riders will be hosting the event August 4th thru the 7th, 2011.  Prescott is 90 miles northeast of Phoenix and 100 miles southwest of Flagstaff. The weather is fairly moderate year round with tolerable heat (90 daytime / 70 night and low humidity) and moderate snowfall. It is one of the premier retirement areas in the US. It is also the home of Prescott Valley Motorcycles which is a large fully equipped dealership and a co-sponsor of the 2011 VMC meet. Many feel it is the top dealership in Arizona. Prescott has a rich history of the old west and was the first capitol of Arizona. Virgil Earp was the Prescott Town Marshall when Doc Holliday persuaded him to join him to meet the rest of the Earp brothers in Tombstone. Whiskey Row and its 1800 era bars and shops is a popular tourist stop and a favorite motorcycle run in the summer months. Popular summer rides from Prescott are the mining town of Jerome, with over 100 twisties through wooded scenery, Sedona, which is one of the most beautiful scenic areas in the nation, Flagstaff, with 70 degree summer temps and beautiful woods and its close proximity to the Grand Canyon. Northern Arizona is a biker’s paradise.”
Hope to see you all there next summer. :y: :y:
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This will definitely be a don't miss National Meet.  Absolutely beautiful area!  Was just out there in April to do some sight seeing and to visit the SIL in Phoenix. Told the wife and she already said "YES"...can't argue with that!!! :tu

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Crap -- it's a good thing I like my job, I guess (and in this "Obamination" economy I'm glad to have one), but once again because of my work schedule I will not be able to make the National Meet.  :(   I guess that means I'll have to try and make more regional ones................ ;)

 

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I have never been to Prescott, but Sedona and Flagstaff and beautiful. It will be a great place for a meet. This is what Google maps says about the trip from Boston. "Driving directions to Prescott, AZ 2,631 mi – about 1 day 18 hours." I laughed, then realized their day = 24 hours. I guess they don't expect you to sleep, eat or anything else. I will start saving vacation days.

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