10-12-2010, 12:48 PM
for the last 2 weeks i have been trying to figure out how to put together an event for next year. i go into this knowing that whatever we put together will never live up to the 2010 event. i have also become aware that another event will almost certainly cost more money than the last. a $2500.00 entry fee would definatly help things ,but comes with its own set of problems. in these hard times it will be difficult to get so many riders to come up with the funds 10 months before the event. if 40 riders paid ,then that would just cover half of the event costs. the bottom line is, we need a major sponsor. the good news is ,we had a successful event,with tons of press, several book deals ,and a documentary to follow. above all we had a blast. to qoute many of our riders "the best time i've ever had". i have recieved emails from here and abroad,all expressing interest in another event. this is what i am proposing. new york to san francisco , by way of milwaukee ,anamosa ,sturgis ,jackson hole ,and redding. bikes made from 1915 to 1929,that must be able to maintain 50 MPH. leaving the east coast just after davenport in early september. a two week event. while not being able to match the hype of the original event i think this run would be alot of fun,through some great scenery ,with some great stopovers.i am open to suggestions,and would like to know how many people would be interested. i am also looking for sponsors.