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» Parking a cage next to our tent?
Posted: 06/05/2010 02:30 PM
I've been to rallies before (like Oklahoma Bike Week) where they made you go park your vehicle away from the wide open field full of tent campsites (nevermind that there was no shortage of space). Generally speaking, if you're coming into the ROT grounds, like Friday or Saturday, and getting a less-than-ideal tent site, can you leave your cage there (by your tent)? (Obviously it can't encroach anyone else's space, paid space, campsite, or anything).
Posted: 06/05/2010 03:00 PM
Bloody Hell, I found my answer under Visitors Guide > General Parking - pass available for $20 or park the cage in the regular parking lot (excerpt)...
Posted: 06/05/2010 05:19 PM
To add to the previous answer, the time I previously camped at ROT, we were directed to leave the cage at the tent site and not to be running it in and out from our camp or to get the vehicle pass. We camped Wednesday, and anyone who wanted to be using their cage was instructed to buy the vehicle pass. Since my sweetheart came in on his bike, he was able to go make runs for more ice and grocery stuff.
We DID buy the pass, because we didn't like the inconsistency of the answers we got when speaking to different people in the registration area. Better to do it right than to get hassled later for not having it, and not be able to remember the name of the registration person who said not to get it.
Coming in late Friday or Saturday, you'd be lucky to get a cage anywhere near the campsites, the place gets PACKED!
Posted: 06/05/2010 05:24 PM
ALL cages must have a sticker to go into the camping area. With a sticker you can leave the car at your site or use it for transportation to leave the rally grounds. Vehicle traffic - other than bikes, golf carts and ATVs - is not permitted on the rally grounds from 9:00 pm - 2 am, with or without a parking permit. If you come in late, you will be directed to the public parking lot until after 2:00 am.
Posted: 06/05/2010 05:54 PM
[QUOTE]not permitted on the rally grounds from 9:00 pm - 2 am[/QUOTE]
LOL @ this part, it's so crowded ALL the time that you're lucky if you can move anything bigger than a bike.
Posted: 06/05/2010 07:06 PM
Kismet said: [QUOTE]not permitted on the rally grounds from 9:00 pm - 2 am[/QUOTE]LOL @ this part, it's so crowded ALL the time that you're lucky if you can move anything bigger than a bike.
True, but its nothing compared to how it was before they banned cars and trucks on the parade route. Last year traffic wasn't bad at all ... comparatively speaking. It only took like 45 minutes to make the loop whereas 2 hours used to be the norm. :)
Posted: 06/07/2010 12:46 PM
I couldn't agree more. There is nothing more frustrating than a cager full of people trying to make the loop with their A/C going and hogging up the road while you're behind them frying on your bike and unable to pass. Soooo glad they banned them between those times!
Posted: 06/07/2010 04:18 PM
Man, that makes me a little nervous..... somebody getting drunk and driving a car around an area full of tents. Is that actually possible?
Posted: 06/07/2010 06:28 PM
Ruark said: Is that actually possible?
Is that actually possible?
You betcha! You see two headlights on the side of your tent after 2 am you can be sure it's a drunk who retrieved his cage cause he missed the deadline and is now drunk and pissed off. I think to be safe, I'd camp two or three rows of tents off the parade route.... just sayin'
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