Amerivespa 2020 Announcement
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Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:01 pm quote
Amerivespa 2020 will take place June 10 - 14 in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. The rally will be hosted by the Twin Cities Scooter Collective and Vespa Club of America. Registration is open September 1 at (https://www.amerivespa.net/registration). Room registration at the Rally Hotel is available at (https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1563219510707&key=GRP&app=resvlink).

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Hooked
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Location: lewisville , nc. 27023
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:21 pm quote
I'm new to this whole Vespa thing so pardon me if I ask a few questions.

1. On average how many people attend these events. ?

2. Do most people ride from there from home to the event ?
( or is this more a trailer queen event)

3. How many vendors of parts, chatsky's , attend ?

4. Is there a flea market for Vespa owners ?

5. Are there planned rides in the area ?

Thank you for any responses.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:35 pm quote
DandyDoug wrote:
I'm new to this whole Vespa thing so pardon me if I ask a few questions.

1. On average how many people attend these events. ?

2. Do most people ride from there from home to the event ?
( or is this more a trailer queen event)

3. How many vendors of parts, chatsky's , attend ?

4. Is there a flea market for Vespa owners ?

5. Are there planned rides in the area ?

Thank you for any responses.
1. Several hundred, a thousand perhaps.
2. Both ride and trailer, I have done both.
3. Enough to hang for about an hour or two, or more depends on your interest.
4. Well, everything's for sale on some level, right?
5. That's the main attraction, if you don't know others attending. Depending on the location, there's coffee, chicken, or apple butter. Next year I'd plan on coffee.
Ossessionato
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Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:40 pm quote
By the way, most rallies including Amerivespa welcome all makes of scooters, not just Vespas.
Hooked
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Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:35 pm quote
Thank you, as someone said ; God willing and the creek don't rise i'm planning to make it up that way.
Enthusiast
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Location: Minneapolis, MN
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:49 pm quote
DandyDoug wrote:
4. Is there a flea market for Vespa owners ?
Since there is always a host club planning the rally along with the Vespa Club of America, from year to year there is some variation. I like the idea of a flea market type of thing and its certainly something we could look into if we thought there was interest.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:42 am quote
Just looking ahead to AV, and checking the hotel, it seems the only room that comes up at the event rate is a single king room. I'm guessing that a lot of people (myself included) tend to share a room. As much as I like my friends, it's nice having separate beds....unfortunately the rate jumps to $220 a night for those rooms.

Any chance of getting a rate on other room options, i.e. two queens?
Ossessionato
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Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:59 am quote
'Maus, I passed this on to the AV organizers.
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Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:36 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
Any chance of getting a rate on other room options, i.e. two queens?
I'm looking into this. I'm not sure of the arrangement with the hotel and what was promised. I'll re-post here.
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Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:17 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
Just looking ahead to AV, and checking the hotel, it seems the only room that comes up at the event rate is a single king room. I'm guessing that a lot of people (myself included) tend to share a room. As much as I like my friends, it's nice having separate beds....unfortunately the rate jumps to $220 a night for those rooms.

Any chance of getting a rate on other room options, i.e. two queens?
Not sure if there is a glitch on the website but the hotel said to call them to book. In my experience it is common that to get a special rate one needs to call to book. A room with two beds should be available at the spacial rate.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:19 am quote
oakwoodjoe wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
Just looking ahead to AV, and checking the hotel, it seems the only room that comes up at the event rate is a single king room. I'm guessing that a lot of people (myself included) tend to share a room. As much as I like my friends, it's nice having separate beds....unfortunately the rate jumps to $220 a night for those rooms.

Any chance of getting a rate on other room options, i.e. two queens?
Not sure if there is a glitch on the website but the hotel said to call them to book. In my experience it is common that to get a special rate one needs to call to book. A room with two beds should be available at the spacial rate.
Thanks, Joe, I'll give them a ring.

How much extra will if cost if I mention your name?
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Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:30 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
How much extra will if cost if I mention your name?
I'm not sure you can afford it.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:51 pm quote
oakwoodjoe wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
How much extra will if cost if I mention your name?
I'm not sure you can afford it.
"Copeland" instead?
Lurker
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Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:40 am quote
I'm trailering my 300 GTS from the Sonoma County area to St. Paul (barring corona virus societal breakdown). I'll be camping along the road as necessary. I can carry at least one other scooter and rider who can share driving and provide conversation and or playlists. My truck camper can accommodate a person.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:55 pm quote
Just curious but my guess is this years will probably not happen . Anyone have any official word or news yet? It's still a few months away so maybe.. but social gathering sizes and travel may be still pretty restricted even with shelter in place restrictions are lifted.

Hopefully it happens but a LOT of events are going to be canceled this summer.
Ossessionato
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Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:00 pm quote
The TCSC planning committee was going to make a decision by April 6, as I heard it. We should know by then.
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Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:00 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
Just curious but my guess is this years will probably not happen . Anyone have any official word or news yet? It's still a few months away so maybe.. but social gathering sizes and travel may be still pretty restricted even with shelter in place restrictions are lifted.
Nothing is official yet but I believe there will be an announcement within a week.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:04 am quote
oakwoodjoe wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Just curious but my guess is this years will probably not happen . Anyone have any official word or news yet? It's still a few months away so maybe.. but social gathering sizes and travel may be still pretty restricted even with shelter in place restrictions are lifted.
Nothing is official yet but I believe there will be an announcement within a week.


Situation kind of sucks for you guys. It has to be plenty of work in a good year....
Ossessionato
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Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:53 am quote
From VCOA:

Through much deliberation and with immense regret we at Vespa Club of America announce that Amerivespa hosted by Twin Cities Scooter Collective will be postponed until 2021.

"The safety and health of our members is our highest priority. We held out hope for as long as possible, but with the concerns of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has rendered hosting this event in 2020 near to impossible.

To ensure our members receive the Amerivespa they deserve, we will happily see you all in 2021 for a celebratory event in Twin Cities. "

I'll be disappointed, but it's the best decision. Only another year of anticipation!
Moto Giro Titan
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Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:24 am quote
Let us know the dates when you can, I would like to attend!
Ossessionato
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Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:45 am quote
wmak wrote:
Let us know the dates when you can, I would like to attend!
Will do. There will likely be announcements from Vespa Club of America and http://landof10kscoots.com/ too.
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Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:22 am quote
JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
wmak wrote:
Let us know the dates when you can, I would like to attend!
Will do. There will likely be announcements from Vespa Club of America and http://landof10kscoots.com/ too.
We haven't been able to reschedule with the hotel yet because they are waiting to hear on another event they host every June. As soon as the new dates are set I will post here.
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Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:37 am quote
I can finally announce that Amerivespa 2021 will be held in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul from June 23 - 27. Hope to see you all!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:19 pm quote
Moto Giro Titan
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Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:11 am quote
Fantastic! Hoping to be able to attend.
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