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    2020 West "No Frills Rally" - Lodging and Dates! Holiday Inn Express Now Open

    EDITED!!!!!!!! CHANGE IN HOTELS!!!!

    I know there was some interest in staying at the Holiday Inn Express, but as I mentioned below, it was booked both weekends. Well.... with this little thing called Covid-19, the group that comes in every year, and had the whole hotel booked the first weekend we were considering, cancelled earlier today, so there are now rooms! They don't reserve a block for less than 10, and with the relatively low lack of interest so far, I didn't want to vouch for 10. Rates are currently $104.98 for non refundable, and $116.42 for refundable, if you book on IHG.

    https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/find-hotels/hotel/list?fromRedirect=true&qAms=null&qSrt=sBR&qDest=Mo ntrose,%20CO,%20USA&setPMCookies=true&srb_u=1

    I've booked for 9/15-20. If you want to change your reservation, or add your name to the list coming, don't dawdle. The sales rep at the hotel said she had about half the hotel still open, but it's filling fast, now that it is available again. Dwight, I know you're going to change; if Steve does, I'll come back and remove the Super 8 information. My buddy Brad and his friend will be staying at the Holiday Inn...

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    Okay, after spending way too much time on the phone, here are the dates and details for the 2020 F6B Rally (West):

    Dates:

    9/14-20 (this is a window, not everyone will be there the entire time)

    Lodging:

    Super 8
    1705 East Main Street
    Montrose, Colorado 81401
    (970) 240-8200

    The last time I looked at the poll, there were two that voted for 9/17-20, and the rest voted for either that or the following weekend. I really wanted to stay at the Holiday Inn Express, for the patio/gathering space, and knew they were completely booked over the first weekend, but as long as the majority was okay with either, thought the second weekend would work. Nope. They also have no room on Thursday, the 24th. Every place I talked to said September is the busiest month of the year in Montrose. The Super 8 is rated as the best value in Montrose on TripAdvisor, and has great reviews. Let's hope it's a good experience, the pickings are slim at that time of the year.

    https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-...se-co/overview

    I've booked a block of 8 rooms, at $98.04 per night each. You can request either 2 Queens or 1 King, and when you call in, mention 2020F6B as the code. Be sure and call the number listed above; if you call another, there is a good chance you will get Wyndham Corporate, and they won't give you that rate. You will get to talk to someone in the Philippines, (like I did on three separate occasions yesterday), but it won't be fun. I know there were a dozen or so respondents to the poll, but I'm not counting on everyone committing and showing; that's why I requested 8. However, if there are more than 8 signed up, and there are still rooms available, I am sure the manager will honor the rate. Just don't dawdle, like I said, September is the hottest month of the year in Montrose. The manager also said he would keep the block reserved up until 9/3, or 14 days before we are to arrive. If there are not 8 spoken for at that time, he won't hold them. The rooms can be cancelled, up to the prior day, with no penalty.

    When you get your room booked, circle back here and let me know, so I can keep a running total. I'm looking forward to it, and yes, I may TRAILER MY B AGAIN!

    Booked at Holiday Inn Express:


    1. jmdaniel (Jeff) 9/14-19
    2. AZ Wingrider (Dwight) 9/14-20
    3. Brad Clark 9/14-19
    4. Kevin McCormick 9/14-19



    Booked at Super8:


    1. SeaSteve



    Booked elsewhere:



    1. F6Bster (Dave) 9/15-20
    Last edited by jmdaniel; 06-30-2020 at 08:29 AM. Reason: Lodging change and added dates of attendance for each rider

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    Mark me down as a probable. I’ll be there if my lower back permits—it is a mess. I’m on a major program right now for eating healthy and losing weight. Got to get weight off the back or I won’t be doing much of anything! Have dropped 17 pounds since Dec 30th so it is working so far—working with doctor and nutritionist to help me stay on the program for the rest of my life. Getting an epidural next Tuesday and am hoping for some temporary relief. I won’t repeat what my doctor said about riding, but I’ve been hearing that for many years.

    So, I plan to be there. As we discussed, I am pretty picky about lodging, especially bedding) and for the past 5-8 years I’ve been staying at the Hampton Inn in Montrose, and I’ve booked there for 17-20 September. More expensive (I got AAA rate of $136/night with two Queen beds, plus tax), but I like their beds and breakfast. I’ll hang out with everyone else in the evenings at the Super, but will stay at the Hampton.

    Montrose is such a great location with great rides. For anyone coming, make the trip even longer if you can. I already have routes and GPS files available and will post to this thread one day soon while it is snowing here in Colorado. Think:

    —San Juan Skyway: Montrose > Ridgeway> Ouray > Million Dollar Highway > Red Mountain Pass > Silverton > Molas Pass > Coal Bank Pass > Durango > Mancos > Delores > Rico > Lizard Head Pass > Telluride > Placerville > Dallas Divide > Ridgeway > Montrose (or reverse)
    Durango-Telluride.jpg

    —Unaweep-Tebaguache: Montrose > Delta > Whitewater > Unaweep Divide > Gateway > Delores River Canyon > Naturita > Norwood > San Miguel Canyon > Placerville > Dallas Divide > Ridgeway > Montrose (or reverse)
    UncompahgreLoop.jpg

    —Black Canyon: Montrose > Delta > Notchkiss > Crawford > North Rim if Bkack Canyon (not the park north side as it is dirt, but CO-92 along the North Rim) > Blue Mesa Dam > US-50 west > Blue Mesa Summit > Cerro Summit > Black Canyon National Park South Rim > Ride to the River Canyon bottom > Ride South Rim > Montrose (or reverse)
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    Colorado National Monument - Grand Mesa:
    Montrose > Delta > Grand Junction > Colorado National Monument (East Entrance) > Rim Drive > West Entrance/Exit > Fruita > I-70 East > CO-65 > Grand Mesa > Cedaredge > CO-92 > Delta > US-50 East >Montrose (or reverse)
    GrandMesa.jpg

    There’s more but these are the best!!!
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    I will call and book a room as soon as I get home. So count me in. Thanks for your work on this.

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    Hey F6Bster, Hope you can make it.
    Looks like you'd be close for those evening get-togethers.
    Not far from each other...
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    Quote Originally Posted by F6Bster View Post
    So, I plan to be there. As we discussed, I am pretty picky about lodging, especially bedding) and for the past 5-8 years I’ve been staying at the Hampton Inn in Montrose, and I’ve booked there for 17-20 September. More expensive (I got AAA rate of $136/night with two Queen beds, plus tax), but I like their beds and breakfast. I’ll hang out with everyone else in the evenings at the Super, but will stay at the Hampton.
    Yeah, I know what you mean about lodging. I was hesitant about a Super8, due to the Cortez experience, and had thought about the Hampton Inn. I decided against it, for a couple of reasons. First of all, I was trying to be mindful of the cost; $150+ per night, after tax is charged, might be kinda meaty for some. Also, the Hampton Inn is a bit out there, as far as I can tell from the map, and not really walking distance to dining establishments. I thought the Super8 was better, with regard to those factors, and the ratings for the place, (4.5/5 vs. 3.5/5 for Cortez), makes me hopeful.

    Hope to see you in September!

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    You are correct on all accounts. Yep, no restaurants in walking distance of the Hampton. Now Jimmr's BBQ is located in the odl Red Barn -- pretty good BBQ. Hope others can join us. Great riding and a great time of the year as the leaves will be turning at the higher elevations.

    Include me on the list of attendees (but staying at Hampton). I plan to attend. Hopefully on bike. If not that, then I'll drive over!!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by jmdaniel View Post
    Yeah, I know what you mean about lodging. I was hesitant about a Super8, due to the Cortez experience, and had thought about the Hampton Inn. I decided against it, for a couple of reasons. First of all, I was trying to be mindful of the cost; $150+ per night, after tax is charged, might be kinda meaty for some. Also, the Hampton Inn is a bit out there, as far as I can tell from the map, and not really walking distance to dining establishments. I thought the Super8 was better, with regard to those factors, and the ratings for the place, (4.5/5 vs. 3.5/5 for Cortez), makes me hopeful.

    Hope to see you in September!
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    Me too. Everything's easy to get to in Montrose, so I'll be hanging out for sure. Hope to get to ride with you again.

    Quote Originally Posted by gadgeteer View Post
    Hey F6Bster, Hope you can make it.
    Looks like you'd be close for those evening get-togethers.
    Not far from each other...
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    I can't plan that far ahead at the moment, but I'll try to make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yabiah View Post
    I can't plan that far ahead at the moment, but I'll try to make it.
    ^ This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elroy View Post
    ^ This.
    For me too. Weather could be a factor for me being so far north. But I would love to attend.

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