NELSON’S CREEK BMW MOTORCYCLE GATHERING

Charles Oertel's picture
2008/02/08 14:00
2008/02/10 13:00
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===All BMW Motorcyclists=== '''An invitation to a very special BMW motorcycle event!''' Dear BMW Rider, The BMW Motorcycle Club Cape invites you to attend the second Nelson’s Creek Western Cape BMW Motorcycle Gathering which takes place over the period 8 – 10 February 2008. This unique gathering which is open to all BMW motorcyclists whether they are club members or not, takes place in the heart of the Western Cape wine lands with base the prestigious Nelson’s Creek Wine Estate near Paarl. The aim of the gathering is to have a weekend of enjoyment, fun and BMW camaraderie in typical BMW lifestyle fashion. The broad programme is as follows: ====Friday 8 February 2007:==== * '''14:00''' – Registration starts. * '''14:00 – 19:00:''' Settle in. Getting to know each other, bar will open. * '''15:00''' – Bike Gymkhana * '''19:00''' – Braai and entertainment. * '''20:00''' – Rider Briefing ====Saturday 09 February 2007:==== * '''07:30 – 09:00:''' Breakfast. * '''09:00 – 09:30:''' Start of various outrides, Mystery tar ride and gravel routes. * '''12:00 – 15:00:''' Lunch, Workshops, Demonstrations * '''16:00:''' – Red Bull GS skills challenge. No restrictions open to all riders and instructors. * '''18:00''' – Red Bull extreme demonstration by the Red Bull Team. * '''19:00''' – Dinner, entertainment, prize giving. ====Sunday 10 February 2007:==== * '''07:30 – 09:00:''' Breakfast. * '''09:00 – 12:00:''' GS skills challenge final. * '''12:00''' – Final prize giving. * '''13:00''' – Event ends. ====Other details are as follows:==== * '''Entry fee:''' R220.00 per person. * '''Accommodation:''' This is a fun event and participants are encouraged to bring their tents and to camp on the lovely premises. The entry fee includes a camping spot and access to all the facilities and activities. * '''Other accommodation:''' A list of B&B’s in the area is available for those who prefer not to camp. Bookings and payment must be made directly at these B&B’s. * '''Meals:''' Meals are not included in the entry fee and must be booked when booking for the event and paid for when registration payment is made. Costs are as follows: =====8 February:===== Dinner (braai): R30.00 per head, bring and braai (Important note: Bring your own meat). Fires and salads will be provided =====09 February:===== Breakfast: R40.00 per head Dinner: R90.00 per head =====10 February:===== Breakfast: R40.00 per head * Boerewors rolls will be for sale at lunch time on Saturday 09 February for those who are at the venue and who would want something light to eat. * '''Bookings:''' [http://bmwmotorcycleclubcape.co.za/event-registration Registrations will be done on line], please access the [http://bmwmotorcycleclubcape.co.za/event-registration registration form] on the BMW web page bmwmotorcycleclubcape.co.za/event-registration. Bookings will only be confirmed once payment has been made. Contact Dave Higgs on 084 671 1213 with any booking queries, email address david.higgs@bmwdealer.co.za * '''Numbers:''' The event will cater for not more than 300 entrants. Please [http://bmwmotorcycleclubcape.co.za/event-registration book early] to ensure your participation. ====For more information please contact:==== * '''Dave Higgs:''' 084 671 1213, david.higgs@bmwdealer.co.za * '''Johan du Preez:''' 083 445 0650, jdupreez@tiscali.co.za Best regards Dave & Johan ---- ===Fun Part=== * Tuck Shop * Live entertainment * Cash Bar * Swimming Pool (Bring costumes and Hats) * Off Roads Rides around the Estate, Green and Red route. * Wine Tasting * Demonstrations and displays, bike related * Large screen TV's Showing, Long way round, GS Challenge etc ===Download=== A full description * with map, * a list of local accommodation establishments, * an indemnity form and * a paper copy of the registration form is available [http://bmwmotorcycleclubcape.co.za/sites/bmwmotorcycleclubcape.co.za/files/BMWMCC-Nelson-Creek-Gathering-2008.doc registration here (click to download MS Word document)].
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Hi Freak As long as the
Hi Freak As long as the majority of bikes are BMW, we have no objection to the occasional rider of a non-BMW bike registering and attending the event (especially as the slow turnout of BMW riders is putting us at risk of running at a loss). As Neil says, we would like people to come for the weekend. Imagine if 100 or more other riders pitched to watch the skills challenge only - we would have an infrastructural nightmare and no financial compensation, and the place would look ugly with all those 'other' bikes ;-). So we do reserve right of admission, and will charge a 'day fee' of R50 for people who come for only a day.

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Kobus,the day visitor issue
Kobus,the day visitor issue was an encouragement to members/BMW riders to please support the event over both days, as, if they don't, the club could suffer a fairly serious financial loss. Another way of phrasing it could be:"If you can only make one day ,please pay for two as we desperately need the funds.We would most like to have you there,but understanding that you can't make it please help." I may have misunderstood, but felt it was being said in a gentlemanly fashion, understated. Encouraging, Not at all disparaging of those unable to fully attend.
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I agree with visitors, but
I agree with visitors, but whats the criteria for this? I RIDE THEREFORE I AM!
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Freak, I can see where you
Freak, I can see where you are coming from, but seeing that a BMW day visitor is only just welcome, I cannot see it being open to all. But it is not my call. Kobus --------- Dream like you will live forever, live like you're going to die tomorrow
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Hi Dave/ Charles and all
Hi Dave/ Charles and all forum and club members. I have placed a link to this page on the Wilddog forum. I see nothing here about other riders on other bikes coming in to see / watch share the experience. Some info and guidance here please. I RIDE THEREFORE I AM!
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