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Scooting The Ozarks, 2010

Postby Tressa on Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:25 pm

Scooting The Ozarks 2009 was a great rally in spite of having to deal with on and off rain for 3 of the 4 days. Now STO staff is making plans and discussing ways to make STO 2010 even better.

The Third Annual Scooting The Ozarks Rally will be September 15 - 18, 2010 in beautiful Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Riders of all scooters, mopeds to maxi, classic or modern, are welcome. The host hotel for STO 2010 will be Traveler’s Inn.

Not many other details have been decided yet, but you can join STO’s forum (see signature), see photos and comments about STO 2009 to see how much fun everyone had, and add your suggestions. Now is the time to note the rally dates on your calendar to be sure there are no conflicts when September arrives.
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Re: Scooting The Ozarks, 2010

Postby Tressa on Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:43 pm

As 2009 nears its end and you begin planning 2010, don’t for get to include Scooting the Ozarks, September 15-18, in your schedule.
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Re: Scooting The Ozarks, 2010

Postby Tressa on Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:04 am

Happy New Year! And with this New Year comes a New Surprise for our rally!
This year we will be giving away a New 2009 Kymco Agility 125cc Scooter MSRP $2049. You must pre-register for the rally and be present to win. Pre-registration is open from now until Sept. 1. For complete details on just how you could win this scoot, visit our webpage here http://scoottheozarks.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=prize This scooter was furnished by your STO Staff, Lanny from Lanny’s Cycle World, http://www.lannyscycleworld.com/ & Kymco USA.

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Re: Scooting The Ozarks, 2010

Postby Tressa on Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:07 pm

Hotel Reservations
As of January 1, 2010 Travelers Inn, STO’s host hotel, has become an America’s Best Value Inn (no change in ownership since Aug. 31, 2009). Website www.travelersinn.com and phone numbers 479-363-6450 and 800-643-5566 remain the same. Also as of Jan. 1, they are closed for the winter season and remodeling. Therefore, there is no full-time office staff answering phones right now. You can make reservations on-line using the form on their website. Be sure to include a phone number where you can be reached during the day so that they can call you (within 48 hours) to confirm the reservation. And mention STO in the “comments” box.
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Re: Scooting The Ozarks, 2010

Postby Tressa on Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:12 pm

STO Rally Coordinator/Director Lou Larson posted the following update this morning.
I'm happy to announce that The Jim Evans family will be catering our BBQ this year. Some of you may know Jim from past Scootercades. He did the BBQ's then. Jim is anxious to get back to doing this for us & looking forward to seeing some old friends & meeting new.
Jim will be serving us Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken & BBQ Bologna with all the fixin's to go with it!

I have also made arrangements with Pizza Hut for catering out Pizza Night.
Both events will be served from the back hall building on the Travelers Grounds

I spoke with Jerry of the Travelers this morning & he informed me that their is only 14 rooms left @ the Travelers. So again I Highly suggest that if you know your going to come to STO 2010 & want to stay where the action is, Book your rooms NOW. Once the Travelers Is booked full. I will post other Lodging infromation. Jerry owns two other motels in Eureka & has offered the same $50.00 per night plus tax with no weekend rate hikes to ALL STO Rally attendee's at ALL of his motels.
Best way to reserve your room is through his webpage.
http://www.travelersinn.com/
He has a full staff to take your reservatitions.
I must also mention that Tressa & Myself have inspected one of Jerry's other Motels & have found it to also be clean quality rooms as the Travelers.

Pre registration's continue to out pace the previous years. If you have any doubts that I have not received yours. Feel free to E-Mail me @ silverbullet05@verizon.net and I will comfirm yours.
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Re: Scooting The Ozarks, 2010

Postby Tressa on Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:13 am

As of Monday, April 5, Travelers Inn has only 14 rooms left. When Travelers is full, you can book a room at the Red Carpet Inn (Formerly Wagner Inn) and get the same rally rate as the Travelers. Jerry also owns this motel. Lou and I personally inspected this motel last year when we were in Eureka & found it to be a very nice, clean place.

Lou has invited the local chapter of the CMA (Christian Motorcycle Assn.) to STO. They are going to set up a Hospitality Tent. They will bless your scoot for a safe rally. They have also offered to lead rides if needed.

Start watching the Rally Ride board as Tim will start posting rides soon. The agenda has also been updated since I last posted here.

Remember that you must be pre-registered for the rally before September 1 to be in the drawing for the Agility 125. And registration fees are prorated, so the sooner you register the better for you.
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Re: Scooting The Ozarks, 2010

Postby Tressa on Thu May 06, 2010 12:33 pm

May News:

Not to much to report this month as most of the planning is in place and has already been posted.

We will be having our welcome dinner @ Forest Hill. Lou talked to the Manager and he is going to give us the preferred customer price of $10.89.

Remember, EVERYONE who is Pre-Registered & attending STO 2010 has a chance to win the NEW 2009 Red Kymko Agility Lanny is bringing up from Lanny’s Cycle World. Pre-register before September 1.

We have eight vendors lined up so far for STO 2010.

STO 2010 Rally shirts are now available from STO's Store. You can order on-line or by phone from CafePress. They accept credit cards or paypal.
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Re: Scooting The Ozarks, 2010

Postby Tressa on Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:49 pm

Here is the June update from STO coordinator, Lou.
by Silver-Bullet » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:07 pm
Terrible day outside here today so its a good oportunity to get some updates out.
Rally Registration.
Registration will be as it has been in the past. I have made arrangements with the management of Travelers to register you for the rally as you check in to your room. Even if you are not staying there you will register @ the front desk of the Hotel. You will pick up your nametags & your door prize tickets.
You will be required to show your nametag for Pizza Night & the BBQ. No nametag no eats.
I will have better nametags this year. So they won't be so easy to lose.
With 3 months to go to the rally, I can say this is going to be well attended this year. We have already surpassed the total number I had Pre registered from last year.
Tell a friend, This is going to be FUN! And someone is going home with a NEW 2009 Kymco Agility 125!
Thank You to all that have Pre registered & supported STO. Without you this couldn't happen.
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Re: Scooting The Ozarks, 2010

Postby Tressa on Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:17 am

STO 2010 is fast approaching, just 7 weeks more to wait! So far we have a line-up of 8 vendors:

1. Lanny's Cycle World from Hot Springs, AR http://www.lannyscycleworld.com/ Lanny will be bringing the Grand Prize 2009 Agility 125 to the rally. Remember that you must mail your rally pre-registration and fees (NO credit cards) to Lou before September 1 and be present at the drawing to qualify to win the scooter.

2. Traveling2Wheel http://www.traveling2wheel.com small LED tail light bars,
RAM-MOUNTS, Speaker Systems, Retro-Reflective Stickers, Beverage Holders, etc. Marty Olsen.

3. Just Trike It http://just-trike-it.com/ Tow-Pac MiniTrike Kits. Lee and Sharon
Mann.

4. D & P Embroidery, pamredinger@yahoo.com Custom motorcycle windshield covers, gift items, shirts, hats, etc. Pam Redinger.

5. Thach Photography www.thachphotography.com

6. Bob Hammer - pen-striper.

7. Frank and Marty Baker - Helix Accessories phranque@suddenlink.net

8. DBA C L Johnson & Associates www.trailerinabagdealer.com Trailer in a Bag. Cary and Elaine Johnson.
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Re: Scooting The Ozarks, 2010

Postby Tressa on Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:45 am

Jean Bartlow will be giving his Safe Ride Seminar and his Maintenance Seminar at STO 2010. Jean rode his Helix from his home in California to Eureka Springs every year for the retired Scootercade Rally and gave his seminars.

Jean has added to his Safe Ride Seminar since I last attended, so I’ll be there to learn more this year. Jean gives a lot of information about choices you make before and during a ride that determine whether or not you will have a Safe Ride. With over 1 million documented miles of scooter riding, he speaks from experience, not a textbook.

In his maintenance seminar, Jean demonstrates removing, servicing and reinstalling the front pulley and the clutch of a scooter. I don’t know which scooter he will demonstrate with, but the V-matic clutch parts in the Helix, Reflex, Majesty, Burgman 400, and the Chinese scooters are all similar.

STO has also signed up Gary Sharp of Hwy 62 RV in Farmington, AR as a new vendor. He will be bringing some AutoMoto scooters www.theautomoto.com I look forward to seeing these 3-wheeled scooters “in person.”
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Re: Scooting The Ozarks, 2010

Postby Tressa on Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:27 am

Only one month until STO 2010! You have until the end of August to mail your pre-registration to Lou. You must pre-register for the rally, and be present at the drawing, to qualify for the Grand Prize drawing.

Our host hotel, Americas Best Value Inn (formerly Travelers Inn, 800-643-5566) still has a few rooms available. Rally rates are $50 plus taxes per night. Since the current owner took over last fall, carpets have been replaced, new floor tiles have been installed in bathrooms, and other improvements have been made.

Adding Jean Bartlow’s Safe Ride Seminar and his Maintenance Seminar required a few adjustments in the agenda. We have a pretty full schedule, with something for everyone, maxi-scoot riders, small-scoot riders, and even non-riders.
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Re: Scooting The Ozarks, 2010

Postby Tressa on Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:39 pm

STO 2010 is rapidly approaching. Planning for the many activities is done. We’re just waiting for the day we finally travel to Eureka Springs and start putting all the plans into action. You can look forward to 4 full days of riding, eating, visiting, and more! AGENDA

Ride maps have been posted. MAPS STO’s ride coordinator, Tim, recommends you print out the .PDF maps in color. He will bring b/w copies, but says the color maps are more detailed and easier to read.

We will not be selling shirts at the rally, but if you act soon you still have time to order and receive them before the rally. SHIRTS

Remember that Travelers Inn changed its name, and its sign out front, to Americas Best Value Inn. It is easy to find, right next to Pizza Hut.

With over 100 pre-registered, this should be the best Scooting the Ozarks Rally ever. Looking forward to seeing everyone SOON!
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Re: Scooting The Ozarks, 2010

Postby Tressa on Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:38 am

STO 2010 was lots of fun. There were over 100 scooters, even with a very few riding 2-up, and a few motorcycles in the group.

STO had great riding weather this year. Rained during the night a couple of times, but very little during the day. The guided ride on Thursday and the long poker run Friday were both over 200 miles of great Ozark hills and curves. There was also a shorter poker run for those who didn’t want to ride that far. Just one pot for the poker run, either route, and it all went to the highest hand (60%) and the lowest hand (40%). There was also a guided small scoot ride, and numerous ride maps of various lengths for self-guided rides. Thank you, Tim, for your hard work making maps, leading rides, organizing the poker run, and everything else you do for STO.

Nine vendors attended STO this year, with a wide variety of products to sell, from scooters to jewelry. About 15 people attended Jean Bartlow’s Safe Ride Seminar. Having ridden over a million miles on scooters, he had lots of information about the choices we make before and during a ride that determine whether or not we have a Safe Ride. There was a signup sheet for a maintenance seminar, but only a few signed it so that was canceled.

The karaoke on Friday evening was three hours of fun. There was singing, clowning around, dancing, and just plain silliness. Several of the “acts” had everyone laughing. Thanks to EuGene and Rack for bringing the equipment and running this event for us.

Many door prizes were given out at various times throughout the rally. Thanks, Marty, for helping here. The Agility 125 Grand Prize went to Kyle from IL. This prize was Lou’s idea and Lanny’s Cycle World of Hot Springs, AR helped make it possible. Thanks, Lou and Lanny.

STO 2011 is in the planning stages. The dates have not been set, but the staff will try for about the same time in September next year.
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