First annual Arkansas Ride-In for RS owners and their invited friends is scheduled. While at the BMWMOA Rally in July, Wayne (Grumpy Goat)), Terry (Terry847), and myself (darrell) decided we should plan a get together for RS owners. I volunteered to take the lead and organize. Dates are April 30 - May 3, 2017 (4 nights) Location is Eureka Springs, Arkansas Attendees Darrell (darrell) 1 room (7), 1 person, Minnesota, 650 miles, 2016 R1200RS Wayne (Grumpy Goat), 1 room (3), 1 person, Texas, 652 miles, 2016 R1200RS Terry (Terry 847), 1 room (5), 2 persons, Illinois, 652 miles, 2016 R1200RS John (Olgry1), room with Terry, Illinois, 652 miles, 2015 R1200RT Lee (Lee) 1 room (5), 2 persons, Iowa, 405 miles, 2016 R1200RS Debbie (not on forum), room with Lee, Iowa, 405 miles, 2016 R1200RS Steve (Bub), 1 room (4), 1 person, Illinois, 417 miles, 2016 R1200RS Ray (ray2), 1 room (2), 1 person, Missouri, 347 miles, 2016 R1200RS Michael (Spratz), 1 room (3), 2 persons, Illinois, 638 miles, 2016 R1200RS Liz (not on forum), room with Micheal, Illinois, XXX miles, Passenger Bob (vtbob), 1 room (3), 1 person, Vermont, 1350 miles, 2016 R1200RS Ron (not on forum), room with Bob, Massachusetts, 1354 miles, 2009 R1200RT Ron (runnerhiker), 1 room (4), 1 person, Colorado, 850 miles, 2016 R1200RS Dawn (not on forum), 1 room (4), 2 persons, Minnesota, 648 miles, 2016 R1200RS Bruce (mrvvrroomm), room with Dawn, Minnesota, 648 miles, 2016 KTM Super Adventure Recap 14 riders, 15 attendees, 10 rooms, 8 states, 11 R1200RS models, 2 other BMW models, 1 non BMW model, 9668 ride-in direct miles Weather forced cancellations George (gc141x), 1 room (2), 1 person, Illinois, 480 miles, 2016 R1200RS Brad (megamucho), 1 room (4), 1 person, Colorado, 775 miles, 2016 R1200RS I have reserved 12 rooms (8 with king beds and 4 with 2 queen beds) at the motel and these rooms are held under my name until April 10, 2017 at which time I'll need to release to the general public. Edelweiss Inn in Eureka Springs, AR (www.edelweissinn.com) is our reserved motel. Room rates are $64/night for the 4 nights reserved and $74/night if you come early over the weekend. Staying 4 consecutive nights gets you a $5 discount/night. Tax is added to this rate. $6/person if more than 2 in a room. No smoking or pets allowed in the rooms. Cancellations must occur by noon 2 days before you are due to check in and include the same notice if you leave early while staying at the motel. The motel is fully reserved to another group starting the Thursday following our event. To make your reservations call the Edelweiss Inn at 800-870-2529 and ask for Robert (no on line reservations). Use the code words "Penning Group BMW R1200RS" so he knows you are responding to my posting. This motel is closed for part of winter starting November 12 so leave a message if calling after that and Robert will call you back. You'll have towels to clean your bikes each day, coffee in your rooms and lobby, restaurants within a block of motel, music entertainment theater a mile away and lots of other places within a mile with food and adult beverages. This would be a fun place to bring a non riding spouse, partner or friend as plenty of things to do downtown and in the area. The trolley runs right by the motel so easy to get the 2 miles to old downtown Eureka Springs. The Arkansas Ozarks is a great riding area with very few straight roads. I've spent the past week riding down to Arkansas, riding in the Ozarks for 3 days and riding back home. I ride down to this area 1 or 2 times each year to enjoy the area. A 250 mile day in the Ozarks can be a long day due to the technical roads you'll ride. I expect many of you will ride alone but I and others will be happy to lead some smaller groups for those who prefer riding in groups. I ask of each attendee to bring a $10 - 15 valued item for a door prize (T-shirts, cleaning mitts, motorcycling related item, etc) that Wayne, Terry and I will determine how to give out. Also if each of you attending would send me via conversation or post on line, your real name, your forum name, how many nights you reserved, number in your party, what state you are coming from, how many miles you are coming from and your year and model of motorcycle, I'll keep a log updated and posted. This will give me and you a notice of how reservations are going and how big a group to expect. I don't want anyone to expect you'll be totally catered to while at the event as this is just Wayne, Terry and myself arranging a place for us to get together, get to know each other and have some fun on and off the bikes. So riders, lets have a Ride-In, some fun together, and share some knowledge we have that others can benefit from. This event is not part of any other club, organization, etc. It is solely a group of the forums RS riders and their invited friends getting together to ride and meet each other.