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Offline Patmo

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Re: 2019 STAR Events, Activities, Etc
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2019, 01:17:06 PM »
I don't know about the seminars but we don't usually have vendors at STAR. 

Off the top of my head....

RKA
KLIM gear
NoMar
Honda....with their Demo trucks

There are others, but I can’t remember who right now
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Re: 2019 STAR Events, Activities, Etc
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2019, 04:45:14 PM »
Vendors really like it if you hang around the hotel all-day, drink beer, polish your bike, and see what they have to sell you.  Unfortunately for them, we're usually out riding so the hotel is empty during the day.  :-)

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Re: shuttle
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2019, 12:40:44 AM »
Sorry if I'm oblivious, but what is the scoop on the downtown shuttle?  Is it just for the Poker Walk?
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Re: 2019 STAR Events, Activities, Etc
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2019, 06:20:35 AM »
No...it’s set up to shuttle people back and forth from the hotel to the downtown area Saturday and Sunday evenings, and to the Pinnacle Shopping area during the day on Monday.  You don’t have to participate in the Poker Walk to use it.


I’m pretty sure that the cost of this is being covered by the Chamber of Commerce or the local tourism group for Bristol.  The hotel is a conference center, but I’m not sure it has its own shuttle.
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Re: 2019 STAR Events, Activities, Etc
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2019, 08:10:34 AM »
Another Vendor, who was a vendor for the first time at STAR in La Crosse will be returning:
HUB: Heads Up Braking Display.



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Re: 2019 STAR Events, Activities, Etc
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2019, 09:42:51 AM »
In addition to those Pat listed ( Honda, No-Mar, Klim and RKA) also:

Yuasa Motorcycle batteries
Inner vision (in helmet braking system)
Plug Up (custom audio ear plugs)

And on Saturday and/or Sunday some "local" vendors representing things to include on your rides from Bristol:
Heart of Appalachia (maps)
Iron Horse Motorcycle Resort
Wolf Creek Motorcycle rentals
Blue Ridge Motorcycle Magazine
and another Motorcycle friendly resort that I will post the name of when I locate it which might be a great lunch stop

Speakers on Tuesday evening will be

-Jon Sidel with Honda
- Blue Ridge Motorcycle Magazine
- RKA
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Re: 2019 STAR Events, Activities, Etc
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2019, 09:51:22 AM »
Also, in addition to the 2019 STAR
T-shirts, you can purchase a new style (not tri-fold) hat and super comfortable light weight neck wraps. Supplies are limited!
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Re: 2019 STAR Events, Activities, Etc
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2019, 03:50:19 PM »
Vendors really like it if you hang around the hotel all-day, drink beer, polish your bike, and see what they have to sell you.  Unfortunately for them, we're usually out riding so the hotel is empty during the day.  :-)
Vendors who understand our event, like No-Mar, do just fine. Those expecting a captive audience all day not so much.


But that's different from your initial "we don't have vendors". They may not be traditional vendors, just like our group rides are not traditional biker group rides (parades of 50-100 bikes or more).
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Re: 2019 STAR Events, Activities, Etc
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2019, 12:54:31 PM »
Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival

http://www.roanmountain.com/rhododendron-festival/



The Rhododendron should be in full bloom this weekend. However beware there will be lots of traffic and the weather is always different up on Roan Mountain.


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Re: 2019 STAR Events, Activities, Etc
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2019, 04:03:16 PM »
AH yes, recall at Tri-STAR one year heading up Roan Mountain, then back down the other side since it was raining as we ascended. Later the same day thing we doubled back that way and finally stopped to look around. The first time I stopped after going thru a few times in sketchy weather.

The rhododendron there are pretty spectacular.
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