Wed Mar 23, 2022 8:58 am

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Wed Mar 23, 2022 8:58 am linkquote
I may have missed the posting, but I have not seen much talk about this
national Vespa Rally. I am actually involved as a volunteer in the numerous
scheduled rides.

Are any of you ModernVespa rascals considering attending. I know we are
way up North in the Central Midwest - would love to have you in my town.

Bob Copeland


The local scooter riding group "Twin Cities Scooter Collective" is hosting the event.

Wed Mar 23, 2022 10:31 am

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Wed Mar 23, 2022 10:31 am linkquote
Here with advanced schedule for AmeriVespa. The event is being anchored in
Minneapolis at:

Delta Hotel by Marriott North East
1330 Industrial Blvd NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Front Desk (612) 331-1900 (Block of Rooms for AmeriVespa)

Bob Copeland
Minnesota


This will be a big one you might not want to miss.

Wed Mar 23, 2022 10:33 am

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Wed Mar 23, 2022 10:33 am linkquote
More info and registration at:

https://www.amerivespa.net/

A schedule of events has been posted at the Amerivespa Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/amerivesparally





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Wed Mar 23, 2022 11:51 am

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Wed Mar 23, 2022 11:51 am linkquote
JKJ-FZ6,

Thanks Kraig for the registration link. Again, I am not a principal in organizing
the rally just a lowly volunteer. The Twin Cities Scooter Collective has done a
bang up good job running all the previous rallys in Minnesota.

I know they will do a good job and really want to welcome you good folks to
our great State of "Fargo Speakers".

Here is the gang from the past doing the scooter thing:

Bob Copeland


Kent Aldrich - Past President Emeritus Twin City Scooter Collective


On the rally trail.


Flower Power Scooting


Bob from Scooterville (Dealer) helping by sponsoring AmeriVespa 2022

Wed Mar 30, 2022 3:58 pm

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Wed Mar 30, 2022 3:58 pm linkquote
Hmm. Sure the ice'll be off the lakes by then? 😜

Hell yeah I'm coming. You've been taunting us for a couple of years now.!
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:27 pm

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Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:27 pm linkquote
fledermaus wrote:
Hmm. Sure the ice'll be off the lakes by then? 😜
It'll be part of the gymkhana.
Wed Mar 30, 2022 5:58 pm

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Wed Mar 30, 2022 5:58 pm linkquote
JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
It'll be part of the gymkhana.
Lol. i'd thought about that. Ice floe jumping would be awesome!
Thu Mar 31, 2022 12:16 pm

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Thu Mar 31, 2022 12:16 pm linkquote
Attending my first AmeriVespa event. I will be hauling my scooter to the event from Arlington, TX. I wish they had some in-between options for rides, like a group of 150 riders that might want to attend the big ride but at a slower pace. Is that a option?
Thu Mar 31, 2022 12:29 pm

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Thu Mar 31, 2022 12:29 pm linkquote
4Taco,

I am not one of the organizers but will be involved in the planning and will
assist in leading rides. There are whole sets of rides leaving in the morning
and in the afternoon that are designed for your scooter size.

Also, the big ride will be just that "Big and Slow".

There will be a category of larger frame scooters that will have a long distance
ride into SW Wisconsin. This may not be suitable - they need to cruise on the
freeway to get to much of the route.

So, my estimate, there will be numerous great rides to choice from. You will
not be disappointed. I should be around, looking forward to meeting you.


I'll be he funny looking guy a staff vest on.

Wed Apr 06, 2022 12:08 pm

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Wed Apr 06, 2022 12:08 pm linkquote
Attended another well organized Twin City Scooter Collective meeting that
is planning and organizing AmeriVespa.

Limited Update:

1. 270 folks have already preregistered for AmeriVespa so far. Building up to being
a well attended event.
2. This group is really into making the event comfortable and welcoming.
You will find staff around and available to help out with questions/directions and
suggestions.
3. I will be leading one of the rides.

Bob Copeland
Mon Apr 11, 2022 7:48 pm




 



Mon Apr 11, 2022 7:48 pm
This post was not quite
What we were hoping to see
Try again, perhaps?
Fri Apr 15, 2022 6:58 pm

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Fri Apr 15, 2022 6:58 pm linkquote
Bob I will not be attending because of the politics expressed in Minnesota...
Sat Apr 16, 2022 11:48 am

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Sat Apr 16, 2022 11:48 am linkquote
Outsider,

I respect your position. In my local scooter riding group, we try to keep
politics out of the riding friendship. Although, even though I think
the folks running California are complete dysfunctional nut bags, I would not
hesitate to visit California.

Not that long ago, we had the reputation of "Minnesota Nice".

Again, I sincerely respect your position.

Bob Copeland
Sun Apr 17, 2022 6:55 am

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Sun Apr 17, 2022 6:55 am linkquote
Outsider wrote:
Bob I will not be attending because of the politics expressed in Minnesota...
Your loss, dude.

Back in 2015 there was a big mess in Indiana with anti LGBTQ legislation passed and people wanting to boycott AV because of it. The organizers made the point that many of them didn't support the legislation and a boycott would do more to hurt the event than the governor.

We wound up having the option of joining the Pride parade as a bit of nose-thumbing. Not everyone came of course. I did, and it was one of the best parts of the event!
Sun Apr 17, 2022 10:22 am

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Sun Apr 17, 2022 10:22 am linkquote
I was there I rode in the parade had a great time. Two different things. One is judgement and it is not my place to judge what people do with their lives. My issue is with safety and I would not feel safe with the way the enviorment in Minnesota is now. I hope you have fun and have a safe trip.
Sun Apr 17, 2022 4:05 pm

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Sun Apr 17, 2022 4:05 pm linkquote
Outsider wrote:
I was there I rode in the parade had a great time. Two different things. One is judgement and it is not my place to judge what people do with their lives. My issue is with safety and I would not feel safe with the way the environment in Minnesota is now. I hope you have fun and have a safe trip.
Fair enough. And thanks, I sure hope to.
Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:55 pm

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Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:55 pm linkquote
Already registered! But looking for some input:
I live in Southern California and there's really no way I can scoot there. Wondering if it would be better to find a way to haul it (I can't haul it myself) or rent something when I get there? Admittedly, I'd rather have my baby, but pondering the feasibility. Any of you had experience?
Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:27 am

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Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:27 am linkquote
Your options for renting are going to be limited. As far as I know there are no scooter rental businesses in the area. There may eventually be something on https://www.riders-share.com but I don't see any scooters there today.

Best bet may be to ask around your local scooter clubs and see if someone has space on a trailer.

Hope you can make it! Good luck!
Mon May 02, 2022 5:50 pm

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Mon May 02, 2022 5:50 pm linkquote
Anybody else coming?
Fri May 27, 2022 3:41 pm

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Fri May 27, 2022 3:41 pm linkquote
Registrations must be in by June 1! Time is running out! We want to see you there!
https://www.amerivespa.net/registration
Sat May 28, 2022 10:23 am

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Sat May 28, 2022 10:23 am linkquote
Some scooter rentals are now available at: https://www.riders-share.com
Tue May 31, 2022 7:01 am

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Tue May 31, 2022 7:01 am linkquote
Today is the LAST DAY to register! Be sure to register for attendance at all the exciting events and to get your t-shirt and seat at the banquet table. We're looking forward to seeing you!

https://www.facebook.com/amerivesparally

https://www.amerivespa.net/



Tue Jun 07, 2022 3:43 am

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Tue Jun 07, 2022 3:43 am linkquote
fledermaus wrote:
Anybody else coming?
Good question! Any other MV'ers coming?
Thu Jun 09, 2022 3:44 pm

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Thu Jun 09, 2022 3:44 pm linkquote
JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
Good question! Any other MV'ers coming?
I'm in. Looking forward to it.
Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:09 pm

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Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:09 pm linkquote
JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
Good question! Any other MV'ers coming?
🛵
Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:07 pm

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Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:07 pm linkquote
Thanks for the heads up about scooter rentals. I signed up to rent a GTS, and if my offer is accepted, that will save me from 2 days of trailering each way.
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:30 pm

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Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:30 pm linkquote
I'm going to be there! Won't have my scooter, but I'm looking forward to all the other festivities! My first really big event.
Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:21 pm

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Thu Jun 23, 2022 7:21 pm linkquote
I'm there
Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:45 am

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Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:45 am linkquote
Lake Minnetonka ride rest stop.



Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:16 pm

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Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:16 pm linkquote
How many bikes?
Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:21 pm

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Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:21 pm linkquote
For that ride, I think I heard the count was 46
Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:11 pm

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Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:11 pm linkquote
Where is it next year?
Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:13 pm

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Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:13 pm linkquote
Flagstaff AZ
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:32 pm

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Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:32 pm linkquote
phlegmer wrote:
I'm there
Nice to run into you! Not every day you meet a scooterist from North Dakota, lol!
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:57 pm

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Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:57 pm linkquote
Another great Amerivespa is over. IMO very well done, and the passion of Twin Cities Scooter Collective was apparent. Minneapolis/St. Paul is a great area. Although the plethora of lakes and rivers makes riding outside of the city very pleasing, I actually enjoy the city riding more...the bridges over the Mississippi are awesome, and exploring the diverse neighborhoods on two wheels is fascinating.

oakwoodjoe took a few of us on an evening ride to see the downtown lights last night, and it was well worth staying up late to ride more after a full day. Riding in the dark was a bit challenging and at times a bit harrowing, but fortunately gitder's other half rode cupcake and got some great photos. Have to see if I can get them on here...unless gitder beats me.
Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:46 pm

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Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:46 pm linkquote
fledermaus wrote:
Nice to run into you! Not every day you meet a scooterist from North Dakota, lol!
Ditto! Not many Italian scoots in these parts since we are a dealer desert. But thanks to the fine folks on this forum, learned to maintain the scoot myself.
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:40 am

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Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:40 am linkquote
phlegmer wrote:
Ditto! Not many Italian scoots in these parts since we are a dealer desert. But thanks to the fine folks on this forum, learned to maintain the scoot myself.
Understood....even having a shop a couple hours away is good incentive to play mechanic....and this forum has been amazing over the years.
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