I am just looking for suggestions people and it's great that I am getting them. I agree that when it was in town and they closed off the main street that that was the best of times. Keep the suggestions coming!
The event is 9km closer to Toronto, I dont know where you're getting 20 minutes from.
Secondly, I imagine most people who were complaining about the location change were complaining about it being too far from PARRY SOUND, not from TORONTO. It was called the PARRY SOUND Sportbike Rally and its no longer in Parry Sound.
markham fairgrounds, where they kept darknights....., and they're gonna get stupid amount of people attending.
as for giving us a town, i dont know how this gets me excited.
vendors achieve something with more people there.
im def not going back to parry sound, too far and a tensioned ride(looking out for the Poalice).
Parry Sound was a good event because surrounding roads are nice. You go up there for a weekend, see some old friends, check out the show in the middle of the town randomly, go riding out in the country, etc etc. This is why when the show itself was in downtown Parry Sound it was so accessible and made everything a better atmosphere.
Having it in Markham would be retarded and defeat the whole purpose.
I think the rally in Perry Sound is awesome. We go every year and last year was just as good. Of course there is going to be Police Presence, as there is at ANY event like this (car, bike etc). The town seemed very accommodating to us, and we will DEF go back again this year.
It will be impossible to please everyone, and all you can do is look for suggestions, and take the ones most voiced. There will always be people who just look to find reasons to complain. Like all things in life.....its what you make of it, and the attitude you carry while doing so.
The first sign of trouble was when they moved it back out of downtown Parry Sound (2007 or 2008??). I don't remember the town's excuse or reasoning, but after that year the attendance went down and the show lost steam.
There is no question about it. Moving the location out of downtown Parry Sound is what caused the drop in attendance.
i hear ya,..... 2010 was my first, i stayed about 3-4 hrs and left, i didnt get the experience involved, heard about the after ride,....but the 20 bikes i rolled in with was ready to leave for toronto, so i bounced too.
biker boyz blocko is my speed, MUSIC is important , crowd is in party mood, not bored.
If you're just going up there for the 'show' and not to ride any of the roads it's an absolute waste of time. The show isn't gonna be worth the mind numbing ride.
Ive gone to about 6 or 7 rallies. I always have a great time going. I love getting my bike ready the night before and leaving first thing Saturday morning and hitting the nice roads going north. I usually dont purchase from the vendors, but I enjoy seeing all the different bikes and talking to people I meet. I usually only stay for a few hours, then hit all the nice roads going south. I think its a great way to spend a Saturday in July
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A bike rally not run by bikers. Only in Ontario.
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The traditional location of the rally was the Foley Fairgrounds. For whatever reason, it was moved downtown. I haven't gone the last couple of years, apparently it's back to Foley. I don't have a problem with it one way or the other.
Having this happen on the same weekend as a race weekend results in at least some loss of attendance. www.cdnsuperbike.com and www.shannonville.com and www.soaracing.ca have the schedules in question. Also www.vrra.ca for what it's worth.
But the big problem ... is HTA 172.
If everyone is scared of the cops enforcing the letter of the law - if they see a front wheel just a teeny bit off the ground and the bike is seized, or if some cop sees a bunch of bikes travelling together a bit above the speed limit and calls it "racing" and seizes the whole lot - then it is NO FUN and this is what *everyone* is scared of.
I know that in the past, there was often a fair amount of leniency shown, I've seen it myself. And I know it's too much to ask of the OPP to state in black and white "We're not enforcing HTA 172 for the duration of the weekend". But ... It's a big issue.
biker boyz blocko is my speed, MUSIC is important , crowd is in party mood, not bored.[/QUOTE]
+1....first blocko was last summer and I'm definetly planning to attend the next !
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damn straight, why would anybody go near Parry Sound during the rally weekend? way to risky