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Old 08-03-10, 01:39 PM   #1
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2011 Eastern Tandem Rally

We couldn't attend this years rally because we were on the Rhine/Moselle but the prior year in PA they announced the next years location and date. Was it announced this year?

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Who organizes this?
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Who organizes this?
Each year the 'host' changes as does the location. However, ETR is somewhat unique in that they have Incorporated the enterprise as a non-profit and operate under a set of by-laws with a board of directors or some such that oversees their annual rallies, etc...

If they have been able to identify a host for the coming year's ETR, they will announce that at the Saturday banquet of the current year's rally. However, there have been a few years where ETR (as well as some of the other larger, regional rallies) have not secured a host for the coming year which throws a bit of a money wrench in the process.

More on ETR can be found at their Website http://www.easterntandemrally.org/ where it appears that they have a slideshow running with photos taken at this year's ETR in NY.
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Looks like fun. Hopefully I can get my stoker interested in attending a rally or two. But first we'll master getting ice cream with the local club.
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I don't think its official yet but I understand it will be in North-Eastern Connecticut. Perhaps at the U-Conn campus in Storrs. Its a beautiful part of the state but also hilly, which is a good thing.
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ct-vt-trekker, where did you hear this and is it reliable info?
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ct-vt-trekker, where did you hear this and is it reliable info?
Just heard the same thing at MATES, i.e., U-Conn campus at Storrs for ETR 2011.
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ct-vt-trekker, where did you hear this and is it reliable info?
I heard it from the host couple. They had tried to secure the Mystic Connecticut area but were unable to locate hotels that would hold that many rooms during the summer season. Mystic is a popular summer destination, probably the most popular in the state, especially since it's close to the two Indian Casinos.
Storrs is more rural than Mystic and it should afford some excellent rides.
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I heard it from the host couple. They had tried to secure the Mystic Connecticut area but were unable to locate hotels that would hold that many rooms during the summer season. Mystic is a popular summer destination, probably the most popular in the state, especially since it's close to the two Indian Casinos.
Storrs is more rural than Mystic and it should afford some excellent rides.
Thanks for the information. Confirms the MATES info.
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Mystic could easily be a goal for a century route. UConn area is hilly, but quite beautiful. As I teach there, I've got no excuse whatsoever to miss it. If my wife won't do it (hills!), I'll bring my son along. I'm really looiking forward to it!
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