BMW Norcal 49er Cancelled
That ancient proverb, “May you live in interesting times” has come to roost around the world.
My motorcycle world seemed to compress it all into one day. First thing Wednesday morning was the email that the Quail Lodge Motorcycle Gathering scheduled the first of May was cancelled - I had 4 bikes entered. An hour later the Hillsborough Concourse D’Elegance in June was cancelled - 3 bikes entered. Then an email that the campgrounds at Death Valley closed so this month’s Club meeting is also cancelled.
Finally that night a conversation with the MOA National people who are still on the fence about the status of the Rally in June.
Nobody likes uncertainty but the way this is going, we had to cancel this year’s 49er Rally. We wanted to wait until May 1 to make the decision but world and CA events forced that time a lot closer. So we are packing up the work everyone has done so far and will use that as a head start for next year.
On the positive side, since registration opened, we were averaging around 10 registrations a day from all over the country and a high percentage was first timers. But after the first virus announcement, it went to 0 registrations. It’s possible if the weather was good, the 49er might have touched almost 600. Let’s build on that for the 49th 49er in 2021.