Grand Tour

WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 2017 to November 5, 2017.

WHAT IS THE GRAND TOUR? The Grand Tour is an annual activity that the Carolina BMW MOA sponsors for participating members. It’s goal? Encourage you to ride more and experience the excellent riding the Carolinas have to offer.


 

GRAND TOUR INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Sign up for this year’s Grand Tour. To be eligible you must be a current member in good standing with the Carolina BMW MOA.

Personal Grand Tour numbers are assigned for your identification and prove that you visited the location.

2. To receive a personal number email Peter Krenn at krenn@comporium.net.

3. Submit your Grand Tour Registration fee of $10 to our Treasurer Sid Welch. Your number will become active when Treasurer Sid Welch (Swelchva@aol.com) receives the $10 registration fee.

You can do this paying Sid at one of the twice-monthly breakfast meetings, by mailing your entry fee to Carolinas BMW MOA, PO Box 11184, Charlotte, NC 28220-1184.

Or by using Pay Pal:




4. Go ride to the 20 destinations and take a photo with your legible personal number. There are 20 locations to visit for this year’s Grand Tour. The locations do not have to be visited in sequential order.

5. When you get the picture, send the photo to Peter Krenn (Krenn@comporium.net) in a timely manner, 7-14 days, and Peter will acknowledge the submission and update our records.

HELPFUL TIPS FOR YOUR FIRST GRAND TOUR: We suggest making a large bold print of your personal number on your computer and laminating it, this will make it much easier to photograph. Some Grand Tour riders attach a string on the laminated card so they can hang the number on a nearby post/sign/tree.
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There are 20 locations to visit for this years Grand Tour. Each location will be numbered, this is to make record keeping easier for me. The locations need not be visited in order. The location number of the site visited is not to be confused with the number assigned to you personally. Personal numbers are assigned for your identification and prove that you visited the location. Your number will become active when Sid gets the $10 registration fee. Swelchva@aol.com  To get a personal number email me at krenn@comporium.net  You may keep you old number if requested within 10 days of GT start. To be eligible you must be a current member of Carolina BMWMOA.

I suggest making a large bold print of you personal number on your computer and laminating it, this will make it much easier to photograph. I even put a string on my lamination so I can hang my number on a post or sign.

So the rule is, whenever you visit a location on the tour you MUST submit a picture of the location WITH YOUR PERSONAL NUMBER appearing in the picture, legible, so I can read it. IF I CANT READ IT, IT DOESN’T COUNT! Have fun with this and take some “creative” shots. We will possibly show them at this years Christmas party.

When you make the picture, send it to me in a reasonable timely manner, say a week or two, I will acknowledge I received it in an equally reasonable time frame.

All picture emails go to me, Pete,  Krenn@comporium.net

Entry fee is $10, to be paid to the club treasurer, Sid. Swelchva@aol.com

Even if you enter, but don’t finish, it’s fun to get a few locations, get a few more than your buddy anyway!

Finally, it’s a long summer, plan out your trips, go where it’s hot earlier when it’s cool. Don’t gripe how hot it is in Eastern NC if you waited till July to go.

We don’t care if you take you motorcycle, car, bicycle, or airplane, but just go. We want you to take you significant other on a few of these, and if they don’t ride, that’s okay, that’s why we said other means of transportation are fine to.

Look at the map and see what else is in the area you would like to visit, take the back roads, enjoy local diners and small town bed and breakfast Inn‘s. The back road  Carolinas are a wonderful and romantic place to get to know and explore.

Look up the hours of museums, restaurants  and parks to make sure you have access to them if you plan to visit and spend time in any of these. You are on your own on this, we are not a travel agency.

In order not to make it hard on those Iron Butt folks that enjoy just traveling, none of the locations have to be open to get your photos. Also, this is not a race, I will not divulge who finished first or last, only who finished. Have a great ride folks.


 

Grand Tour PDF document for print: COMING SOON

 

2017 GRAND TOUR DESTINATIONS: TBA

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