This Covid-19 thing has really played havoc with our 2020 riding plans, hasn’t it? From big events like Americade, the BMWRA and COG Nationals, our beloved STAR Rally, to even local bike shows and weekend trips planned by our members, more and more events and plans have fallen by the wayside and been cancelled. But there is still a place where the sun shines brightly and there is hope for the 2nd half of 2020. The MSTA Regional events are still happening and are still planned to happen all the way through the end of October, 2020!
In July we have already held the Red River Gorge Rally in Kentucky, and the Big Lynn Lodge Event in North Carolina. In a few days the River City Ride Weekend will go on as planned in southern Indiana. We’ve had to make some changes to the format in order to keep attendees safe, but that hasn’t kept people from attending or from having fun. Since the emphasis is on RIDING and not so much on partying at our our events we’ve had to curtail some of the social aspects, but not the most fun parts of them.
In August, we have the TwiSTAR event in La Crosse, Wisconsin and the Mail Pouch FlyBy Week in Marietta, Ohio still going on. September will see a smaller edition of the Big Lynn Lodge Rally in NC, the Ozarks Bull Shoals Rally in Missouri, and the Fall Colors rally in West Virginia all going on as regularly planned. We also have a photo contest, the Search for the Lost STAR, to give you one more reason to get out and ride. In October you can plan on the ByWay Boogie rally in Arkansas and the Texas Hill Country Rally in Kerrville to give you a great way to get some more riding in before the snow starts falling in the north.
For more information on these rallies, please click on the Events tab in the header on the front page of the website. Dates, locations, registration information, and more can all be found there. Remember, you DON’T have to be a full MSTA member to attend these rallies. But we are betting that after you do attend them, and meet all the wonderful people there, that you’ll want to become one!