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Title: STAR 2015
Post by: VersysRider on August 27, 2014, 11:53:00 PM
STAR 2015

All up to date details for STAR 2015 are posted here: http://ridemsta.com/srblog/star/

June 21st – 22nd – 23rd – 24th - 25th, 2015
Online Registration: http://www.planetreg.com/STAR2015
Mail In Registration: http://ridemsta.com/mstaforums/downloads/?sa=downfile&id=111

www.youtube.com/embed/O11_LCfOUfc

Location
Holiday Inn & Convention Center Northwest Arkansas
1500 South 48th Street
Springdale, Arkansas 72764
479-751-8300

Contacts
Bill & Becky Wing
bwing@pgtc.com
479-824-5738

Bill & Gayla O’Brien

Dennis Villarose
ipnman2002@yahoo.com
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: RIDEMYST on August 28, 2014, 06:43:16 AM
CAN'T WAIT!!!  ;D  -JEP-
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: Brick on August 28, 2014, 08:11:31 AM
That looks like AR 14 or was it 16. We rode it from the Memphis area NWish across a lot of AR and it was just like that! Beautiful!
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: stk0308 on August 31, 2014, 09:57:56 PM
I'm thinking of spending the whole week there.  I'll probably need tires to get home on.  But it'll be worth it :)
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: wvoutpost on November 17, 2014, 12:42:54 PM
Has the hotel been announced yet?  Can't seem to find any info on it.
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: DirtFlier on November 17, 2014, 01:42:23 PM
Far as I know, it's the Holiday Inn and at STAR 2014 they said the Springdale hotel was exactly the same layout and floorplan which is good.
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: fz1grl on November 18, 2014, 12:06:32 AM
However until registration is open you can't reserve a room for the event. 
Once you have your event registration that will give you access to reserve a room.


Usually registration opens in Dec or Jan.



Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: DirtFlier on November 18, 2014, 08:41:56 AM
I'd lean towards mid-January for Registration being opened-up.  Gotta give the Hemstreet's time to celebrate the holidays!   ;)
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: Brick on December 16, 2014, 12:14:41 PM
Well I've registered and in the process there was a box marked something about buying an event hat. Well, I may have purchased one but not without seeing one. I've got too many hats that well I don't like or they are the kind that you can't fold up to put in a tank bag or luggage without really destroying them. So IF you have any at STAR and they will work for me... I may buy one!  :)

I also assume that the artwork shown will be the same on the event T-shirt??

Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: ipnman on December 17, 2014, 09:50:37 AM
Brick,
Yes the state flag will be on the back of the shirt, and a state outline will be on the front
The hat will have the state outline, with some MSTA verbiage
The shirt and hat will be Red
Jay is working on the mock-ups, and will get posted to the website and forum, and to Harry for the registration form


Dennis
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: ipnman on January 09, 2015, 01:14:20 PM
STAR 2015
The phone # for the hotel should be  479-751-8300
June 21st – 22nd – 23rd – 24th, 2015
Online Registration: http://www.planetreg.com/STAR2015 (http://www.planetreg.com/STAR2015)
Mail In Registration: http://ridemsta.com/mstaforums/downloads/?sa=downfile&id=111 (http://ridemsta.com/mstaforums/downloads/?sa=downfile&id=111)

[youtube]O11_LCfOUfc[/youtube]

Location
Holiday Inn & Convention Center Northwest Arkansas
1500 South 48th Street
Springdale, Arkansas 72764
479-872-5923

Contacts
Bill & Becky Wing
bwing@pgtc.com
479-824-5738

Bill & Gayla O’Brien

Dennis Villarose
ipnman2002@yahoo.com
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: JohnboyNC on May 25, 2015, 10:49:52 AM
Hello! I recently joined the MSTA and just registered for STAR in June. Do you post any kind of ride schedule (who might be leading what kind of ride, by day) or events going on during the event (I saw something about a lunch ride on Tuesday?) How many riders usually show up for your events? Anyway, just curious...    thanks for helping a newbie out...    8)
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: DirtFlier on May 25, 2015, 12:53:16 PM
We don't have "led rides" per say although in the past some members have volunteered to lead new members on the lunch ride.  And usually at least half of the people in that parade were NOT new members!  Large groups are unwieldy and sometimes even dangerous so it's much better to join a small group.  The Registration room usually has a bulletin board where you can post messages.

Just taking a guess, I'd say that 50-to-75% of the members present at STAR partake in the lunch ride.

They will have day ride routes available - including for the lunch ride - at STAR in both electronic and perhaps (?) hard copy versions.  And as we get closer to STAR some of those Garmin routes may be available on this website for registered members.  :D
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: RIDEMYST on May 25, 2015, 01:03:32 PM
There is going to be some sort of ride sign up sheet this year at STAR. Maybe one of the folks in the know can chime in here! -JEP-


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Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: 96viffer on May 26, 2015, 12:05:00 PM
Firstly, welcome to the MSTA, JohnboyNC!

I'm no longer "in the know" (and even when I was, I was usually the last the know!). We have about 300 registered for the event with a projected attendance of 350. There will be suggested ride routes, but no large organized ride. All rides are self-guided. Most members form small riding groups and strike out on their own.

From what I understand the MSTA Ambassador program will be introduced at STAR. There will be several Ambassadors whose purpose is to be points of contact for the newbies to help show them around, though not necessarily to lead group rides. The Ambassadors may also be helpful in hooking up newbies with other members from their state.

Choon

Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: Patmo on May 26, 2015, 05:39:30 PM
Also wish to say Welcome, first and foremost.

I'm not really in the know but, I'm pretty sure that there will be some people that have volunteered to lead some rides around the area.  One of the things that has been suggested, and I think will be used, is a board in the lobby where people willing to lead rjdes, and those looking to join in rides, can set meetup times and places.

Of course different people have different ideas of the perfect ride distance, pace, time, number of stops, road type, etc. so the goal will be to team people up in a group that fits their riding style.  It won't be perfect, but it will be an attempt to help new members feel more welcomed, and enjoy the event more.
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: JohnboyNC on May 27, 2015, 12:45:21 PM
Good info! Thanks for the responses...   look forward to riding and hanging out!  8)
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: Neirbog on May 27, 2015, 08:14:06 PM
There will be ride sign up sheets in the lobby for four different styles of riding - from leisurely to spirited.
Should be something for everyone.

Gayla
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: RIDEMYST on June 07, 2015, 10:45:18 AM
Okay gang, the STAR GPS routes have been posted in the members only section of the download files.  :)  -JEP-
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: fz1grl on June 07, 2015, 07:22:57 PM
I have uploaded a set of revised routes in the Members Only area as I found a couple of dirt roads on the street routes.
Oark and Rt 4 were slightly modified in them. 
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: RIDEMYST on June 18, 2015, 02:04:50 PM
We have arrived! Motorcycles parking and bike wash is reserved on the southeast corner of the building. -JEP-


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Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: NinjaBob on June 27, 2015, 09:07:29 AM
Stacie and I returned from STAR yesterday hot and tired but grateful for a wonderful week of riding and friendship. And great weather! Out of 1,792 miles we encountered only 3.5 miles of rain!

We want to thank the Bill and Gayla O'brien and Bill and Becky Wing as well as Harry and Beth Hemstreet and all the other volunteers for a great job. It was so good to see so many old friends and meet a bunch of new ones. We are already planning our ride to Vermont
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: normkern on June 27, 2015, 09:59:19 AM
Jeff Dolence and I rode home to Dayton, OH, on Thursday, 735 mi. We had a great time at STAR and plan to be in Vermont next June.

Here's a big Tip of the Helmet to Bill and Gayla O'brien, Bill and Becky Wing, Harry and Beth Hemstreet and all the other volunteers for a great job!

Norm Kern
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: DirtFlier on June 27, 2015, 10:25:25 AM
I also tip my hat to the Hemstreets, Wings and Obriens, plus all the volunteers who made it happen.  It was a great STAR 2015.

I had 2556 miles by the time I rolled into my garage with rain only on Day 1 and Day 10 (yesterday).  It was in the 70s yesterday in OH and they're saying we'll only see a high of 66 today.  The heat down south was often oppressive so this is a nice break.  :)
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: Buckeye56 on June 28, 2015, 04:36:09 PM
Thanks to the organizers and volunteers who put together this year's STAR. I had a great time!
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: fz1grl on June 28, 2015, 05:21:27 PM
I hope I speak for all the volunteers we enjoyed doing it and getting a chance to show you just a few of the great roads there are to ride in Arkansas.  I'd love to live there but as most know I visit as often as I can get over there.


Please watch your mail box as Harry has sent out the survey.  Please use it for both good and bad(hopefully none) critique of what we did right and what we could do better next year.


I'm already trying to figure out a way to make that one as I've never been that far northeast.


Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: stevegrab on June 30, 2015, 06:48:33 PM
I'll add my thanks even though I couldn't attend. Without the volunteers there is no club, no rallys, no just for events, nothing.
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: bcd on June 30, 2015, 08:43:00 PM
I got home this afternoon after 3530 miles and 11 states. I had a great time at STAR. Like the others, I am grateful to all the volunteers who work to make the event a success. My only complaint is that it has to end.
Title: Re: STAR 2015
Post by: RIDEMYST on August 13, 2015, 04:27:48 PM
STAR memories are now available on our MSTA photo site. Enjoy! -JEP-
https://msta.smugmug.com/STARPhotos/STAR-2015/i-V2L2Mkv (https://msta.smugmug.com/STARPhotos/STAR-2015/i-V2L2Mkv)

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