Hello everyone, only a few weeks until we begin our R.U.S.H. journey together. Here are a few things you will need to know...
Routes are now ready and have been sent to you to download to your GPS or print. Contact us at our website www.rushllc.org if you have not received this email. You must be registered for the ride to receive the routes. There will also be printed directions in the rally guide you will receive at registration.
Package pick-up will take place from 3:30pm-5:30pm on Saturday, June 22nd. Please bring some form of identification and your HOG card.
2886 S. Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
->Daily sheets and coupons are included in the envelopes in the Ziploc bag in your registration bag. Each daily sheet includes the name of the event or attraction and address, a description, if a coupon is used and what color, and if there is a trivia question. The coupons must be given, when required, when you stop at a site. There are no extras, so please make sure to keep your materials in a safe spot.
->Ride guides include maps, directions, and sponsor advertising.
->Extra materials such as state maps and city guides will be included in some of your packets. If you do not feel you will use them, please leave them in your hotel room for the next guests to take a peak at.
We will one again be running our famed trivia contest. The trivia sheet will be included in the Ziploc bag you receive at registration. Answer the questions correctly for a chance to win prizes. We have you turn in your sheets Wednesday night, June 26th at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar. Winners will be announced at closing ceremonies on Thursday evening.
->Rider's Meeting will take place at the:
2886 S. Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
5:30 Cocktails in the Pikes Peak Ballroom
6:45 Opening Ceremonies with the National Anthem and colors
7:10 Dinner followed by Rider's Meeting
PERSON OF THE DAY
Is someone that is picked from all those attending. We will select the first person by doing a drawing at the rider meeting. This person will have a special item to wear when they are on their travels on their day. During their day they must add to this item in some way, whether a pin, sticker, ornament, etc. Each evening the item is passed to someone the person did not know before the ride. At closing ceremonies, we have a drawing which will allow one of our "Person of the day" attendees to take the item home.
OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL FOOD BANK
Those of you that are volunteering to help out at the Oklahoma City Regional Food Bank on Thursday, June 27th in the morning, we will plan on meeting there at 8:30am for our shift starts at 9:00am. The address is listed in your rally guide. Thank you again, for taking time out of your vacation to help those less fortunate. We greatly appreciate you helping to make a difference.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:
->We are often asked if you have to do everything we have listed or leave at the time we suggest. The answer is NO. These are recommended leave times to get you started. If you choose to skip a destination or change your route, that is up to you. There are some meals and destinations with specific time frames, so please take note of these if you plan on taking part.
->Elevation. Please remember to keep hydrated in higher elevations. We will be taking many roads through mountains, so please have water and keep your gas tank filled.
THINGS TO BRING:
Here is a list of things to pack that might be needed on your vacation…
- helmets (DOT, no beanies). We will be traveling through helmet states.
- notify your credit card company that you will be traveling throughout the country so that they don’t lock your card and notify your banks as well if using a debit card. The last thing you want is no access to your cards while on vacation.
-National Park Pass
EXTRA THINGS TO SEE IN COLORADO SPRINGS IF YOU ARRIVE EARLY:
National Museum of WWII: $14pp, $12 if you buy tickets in advance. Open Saturday 10am-5pm (6.6 miles, 14 minutes)
Cave of the Winds: $18 early riser package, $16 happy hour package, $22 Discovery Tour. (10 miles, 17 minutes)
Ghost Town Museum: $7.50pp. Open Saturday 10am-5pm. (5.4 miles, 10 minutes)
Manitou Cliff Dwellings: $10pp plus tax. Open 7 days a week. (9 miles, 15 minutes)
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park: $22pp. Open 7 days a week. (58 miles, 1:11)
Colorado Wolf and Wildfire Center: $20pp. A 1 hour tour. Open Fri-Sun 10am-6pm. (32 miles, 40minutes)
The Broadmoor Seven Falls: $15.50pp. Open 7 days a week. (4.7 miles, 9 minutes)
Steelworkers Center of the West: $6pp. Open Tues-Sat 10am-4pm. (Pueblo, 38 miles, 42 minutes)
EXTRA THINGS TO SEE IN OKLAHOMA CITY: Trolley: $1 per ride or $3 all day in OKC!!!
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum: 1700 Northeast 63rd St. / M-Sat 10:00am-5:00pm / $10.75-$9.25
Oklahoma Firefighters Museum: 2716 NE 50th St. / M-Sat 9:00am-4:30pm / $6.00-$5.00
National Softball Museum: 2801 NE 50th St. / 8:30am-4:30pm / $6.00
Oklahoma Railroad Museum: 3400 NE Grand Blvd. / Thur-Sat 9:00am-5:00pm / FREE
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame: 20 S. Mickey Mantle Dr. / Tue-Sat 10:00am-5:00pm / FREE
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark: 2 S. Mickey Mantle Dr. / M-F 10:00am-5:00pm / Games on 27th & 28th against New Orleans Baby Cakes
Oklahoma National Stockyards: 2221 Exchange Ave. / Photo Op by the sign
45th Infantry Division Museum: 2145 NE 36th St. / Tue-Fri 9:00am-4:15pm, Sat 10:00am-4:15pm / FREE, takes donations
On Your Way Out Of Town, Friday, June 28th:
If you are heading towards Tulsa, OK on Interstate 44, you can stop and take in these 2 places of interest....
**Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum: 336992 E. Highway 66, Warwick, OK (39 mins from OK City)
**Blue Whale: 2680 N. Highway 66, Catoosa, OK (NE of Tulsa and 1 hr. 53 mins from OK City)
If you have any additional questions or concerns, we would be happy to try to answer them. Please sent them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information will be given out at the Rider's Meeting.
We look forward to seeing you this Saturday!