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Does anybody know what the "official" hotels are going to be for both events? I'd like to get cracking on booking my hotels, planning my route, stops, etc, and of course FOOD stops and REFRESHING BEVERAGE stops (when the scooter is parked for the night)!!!!

Let me know if you know....

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Days Inn in Harrison is the official hotel. Rooms are pretty inexpensive.i like to use KOA cabins, but at my first planned stop (Friday) the KOA had a three night minimum for the holiday weekend. Fortunately, that was not the case the following two nights.
 

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Well Done Scooter_Maniac please keep us posted on developments.

Grand Junction is only two hours from Moab.... Have you ever Scooted The Arches ? Would I cry not bringing a Dual Sport ?
I’ve done the arches a number of times. A duel sport isn’t needed. It’s mostly good paved roads with parking available for walking trailheads to the features. There are limited dirt/gravel roads, one of which I took on my 650. I’ve got cheap side case racks with too much flex, and hitting some washboards on that road was one of three times I’ve thrown off a side case. Other concerns on that road are a low water crossing that can be flooded, but can also have soft sane when dry. Nevertheless, I made it the seven miles to the trailhead which took me to a wonderfully rewarding view...
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I’ve done the arches a number of times. A duel sport isn’t needed. It’s mostly good paved roads with parking available for walking trailheads to the features. There are limited dirt/gravel roads, one of which I took on my 650. I’ve got cheap side case racks with too much flex, and hitting some washboards on that road was one of three times I’ve thrown off a side case. Other concerns on that road are a low water crossing that can be flooded, but can also have soft sane when dry. Nevertheless, I made it the seven miles to the trailhead which took me to a wonderfully rewarding view... View attachment 89624
Wow. I'd love to see Arizona but my back wouldn't last on the Burgman going that far. Maybe the Versys, but that would be like a 2500 mile trip. Probably if I went, I wouldn't come back to New York City because I'm looking for a way out of this open-air prison.

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I’m about to list our place in Grand Junction, Colorado, if you could stand a 5 acre place with views and central to a number of great Colorado and beyond rides. Small fish pond, several out buildings including a 24 x 36 shop, irrigation, etc. For our lives, just too much to maintain (we host home a couple of disabled folks). I’d love to sell it to a scooterist who would allow the local club to continue using it for a base camp for our annual rally. We get a few snow days, but basically can ride year-round locally (winter road trips are limited due to mountain passes and more snow in most directions than in town). Most years I commute to work and do errands all but two to four weeks.:)
 

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Well Done Scooter_Maniac please keep us posted on developments.
I see you’ve edited out the remark about a dual sport, but I’ll add some info anyway. I just remembered Canyonlands NP (another very worthwhile scooter ride on pavement) has White Rim Road, which I believe is a challenging, two or three day two-track.
 

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STO update.

Lance posted this on Facebook today.

"Hello my fellow scooter friends.
I honestly and truly hope and pray that you all are well.
I never thought I'd see a time like this in my lifetime. It's so tragic and sad. I try to keep a positive attitude about all of this.
Right now we all are living in a different world. It's crazy. But I believe that we'll get through this mess.
As far as the rally goes. It's still on at this point. Yes it's still a good few months away. Hopefully by then everything will be normal.
If we unfortunately have to cancel this year's rally due to the virus outbreak. I'll let you know. Whoever has already paid I can either refund that. Or just hold it over until the next rally. So that way you'll already have registered for the next time.
But we haven't gotten to that point. And I hope we don't. I'm looking forward to this year's rally.
So that's all I have at the moment.
Please stay safe try to stay well.
Hug your loved ones tell them you love them. Because we don't know what tomorrow brings or the future holds. God Bless until next post.
Lance"
 

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I wasn't even aware we had to register for STO. I've got all my hotels booked for 21 nights away (including the Maxi-Scoot the week before) and my ride down and back. I used an on-line booking site so I can cancel without cost if I have to.
I'm just assuming if I'm there I can register and ride.
As it's still 5 months away and so much can change in that time, I'll just let my bookings ride for a while and make my decision later.
 

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I wasn't even aware we had to register for STO.
They offer a great discount and a t-shirt if you are an early bird registrant. You can register any time even for one day if you want....That was the way it was last year.

 

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I wasn't even aware we had to register for STO. I've got all my hotels booked for 21 nights away (including the Maxi-Scoot the week before) and my ride down and back. I used an on-line booking site so I can cancel without cost if I have to.
I'm just assuming if I'm there I can register and ride.
As it's still 5 months away and so much can change in that time, I'll just let my bookings ride for a while and make my decision later.
I did not preregister last year as I was not sure I would make it until a few days before the event. I missed getting a T-shirt but at this point in my life, I have plenty. I was able to get a room at the host hotel so all was good. I hope it is not cancelled as this is a good event and has a loyal following. My first visit to STO a few years before, due to work conflicts I arrived late and left early. I still did two days of riding with the groups. It's a good few days of scootering around the NE AR. Time will tell for all of us. Pray and hope for the best.
 
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