The second annual Arkansas RS Owners Ride-In for RS owners and their guests is happening. I thank Wayne (Grumpy Goat) and Terry (Terry847) for working with me to get all this going over 16 months ago during our meeting at the BMWMOA Rally in Hamburg, NY. Dates are Sunday, May 6 - Thursday, May 10 (checkout) Location is Eureka Springs, Arkansas Rooms reserved at the Edelweiss Inn (www.edelweissinn.com) 2018 Attendees Darrell (darrell) 1 room (5), 1 person, Minnesota, 650 miles, 2016 R1200RS Wayne (Grumpy Goat) 1 room (4), 1 person, Texas, 652 miles, 2016 R1200RS Terry (Terry847) 1 room (4), 2 persons, Illinois, 652 miles, 2016 R1200RS John (Olgry1) room with Terry, Illinois, 652 miles, 2016 K1600GT Lee (Lee) 1 room (4), 2 persons, Iowa, 405 miles, 2016, R1200RS Debbie (not on forum) room with Lee, Iowa, 405 miles, 2016 R1200RS Ray (ray2) 1 room (4), 1 person, Missouri, 347 miles, 2016 R1200RS Bruce (mrvvrroomm) 1 room (4), 2 persons, Minnesota, 648 miles, 2016 R1200RS Dawn (not on forum) room with Bruce, Minnesota, 648 miles, 2016 R1200RS Bob (Bob Ain't Stopping') 1 room (3), 1 person, Massachusetts, 1523 miles, 2017 R1200RS Chris (86Magna) 1 room (4), 2 persons, Kansas, 224 miles, 2016 R1200RS Lance (not on forum) room with Chris, Kansas, 224 miles, 2012 K1300S Ron (runnerhiker) 1 room (4), 1 person, Colorado, 815 miles, 2016 R1200RS Steve (Bub), 1 room (4), 1 person, Illinois, 417 miles, 2016 R1200RS Recap of Attendees 14 riders, 14 attendees, 10 rooms, 8 states, 12 R1200RS models, 2 other BMW models, 0 non BMW models, 8262 ride-in direct miles I have all 19 rooms reserved and held until April 8, 2018. There are 11 rooms with king beds and 8 rooms with 2 queen beds. There are 12 rooms on the front of the motel (6 downstairs) and 7 rooms on the back of the motel. Parking is in front of your rooms. Rates are the same as 2017. Nightly rates are $64/night and reduced $5 per night if you stay 4 consecutive nights for our event dates. Rates are $10/night higher if you arrive over the weekend but note there are only a few rooms left as another motorcycle group has reserved most of the rooms over the weekend. Above rates do not include tax that will be added. For those new attending there are 4 eating locations within 3 blocks, a trolley that covers the city stops in front of the motel so easy to get around town on a rainy day, and plenty of opportunity to ride some really nice roads. Because I have all 19 motel rooms held until April 8 there is a cancellation charge for late cancellations regardless of the reason. Cancel 2 weeks before (by noon on April 22) - no charge. Cancel less than 2 weeks but one week before (by noon on April 29) - one night charge of $64. Cancel less than one week (after noon on April 29) - 50% of the whole reservation at $64/night. These same rules apply if you shorten a reservation less than reserved. Above rates do not include tax that will be added. This year I'd like each person to bring a motorcycle related door prize but not one you go out and buy. This should be something in the $10 - $15 range and an item you have laying around your garage or house. Wash gloves, quart of oil, lock tight, t-shirt, drinking mug, you get it. I will plan 2 dinners for the group. One on Sunday night at the Italian Restaurant right next to the motel and another one on Monday night at the biker hangout 3 blocks away. Other than that each person can chose where they want to eat. Lots of choices plus the grocery store a mile away if you want to eat at the motel. One of the things last years attendees commented on is they liked the list of who was attending, their forum names, how long they were staying, where they were from, how many direct miles they were riding to get there and their bike model. Once you make your reservation would you start a conversation with me with that information and who is staying in your room if sharing a room. This year you can make your reservations on line. Here is the process. Log on the Edelweiss Inn on line reservation for just our group, (Please do not share this link with anyone else outside our forum or they can reserve rooms) Click on this link (https://v2.reservationkey.com/EdelweissInn/Reservations/hid|2532882), enter your dates of stay, enter search and check out the available rooms, fill out all orange colored boxes, in the spot listed as Optional Discount or Gift Cert. Code type in BMWR1200RS so if staying 4 nights it will reduce your room by $5 per night, enter make reservation and in the summary near the top you'll see the discount applied on your room which is already reduced $5 for our group. The motel has its annual winter closing on November 12 and reopening in March of 2018. Robert the owner will not be available via phone or email for a couple of months during this time period. I'll keep the attendee list current. If you see a mistake or your name is not listed please let me know so I can adjust.