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Concours Carving the Cumberlands or, Spring Rally 2022

bugnut

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Hey y'all!
Official thread of the...

The SE COG 2022 Spring rally will be held at Fall Creek Falls State Park in Spencer TN, 28 April – 1 May 2022 (Thursday - Sunday)!

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We have reserved Fall Creek Falls Piney Creek Camp (FKA Group Camp 2), which will accommodate up to 150 people, it has 24 cabins, dining hall, commercial kitchen, 3 bath houses and a rec center. Theme is "Rustic” and was described by sage comrades in the past as, “think Boy Scout Camp”. The park Lodge/Restaurant is very close to the camp. Piney Creek is a large camp and fairly level, with a big field in the middle that has a base/softball backstop and a huge "bon fire" pit next to it with rough benches around it. Bring those Kermits and such if your tooshie needs more than lumber, logs, or rocks!

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No camping in a tent or camper is allowed in the group camp. Your registration fee will include a bed in one of the 24 cabins in the camp, please click on the links below to view the camp and cabins. If you feel you must camp in a tent or trailer, the park does have a designated campground which you can camp at, but you will need to make your own arrangements. Also, the hotel is about a 1/2 mile away, so if you want to camp in a hotel room, you are free to do so as well, but on your own.

Your registration fee will include a bed in a cabin, 3 dinners (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) and 3 breakfasts (Friday, Saturday & Sunday). There is not a park entrance fee. Lunch is on your own, the Lodge restaurant is open for Lunch and Dinner only, 7 days a week. But you’ll want to share in our staff cooked meals!

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Main Park Web Page: https://tnstateparks.com/parks/fall-creek-falls

From the website -

Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of Tennessee’s largest and most visited state parks. The park encompasses more than 29,800 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau. Laced with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams and lush stands of virgin hardwood timber, the park beckons those who enjoy nature at her finest. Fall Creek Falls, at 256 feet, is one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States. Other waterfalls within the park include Piney Falls, Cane Creek Falls, and Cane Creek Cascades.

Group Camp Site: http://tnstateparks.com/parks/group-camp/fall-creek-falls-group-camp-1

On the main website scroll down to the Group Camps, we are using Group Camp #2 also known as Fall Creek Falls Piney Creek Camp. Take that snapshot of bunkbeds to heart! It’s indoors, but just a vinyl mattress on a steel plate. Come prepared! Twin fitted sheet plus sleeping bag and pillow will keep you comfy - ish.

Park Map: https://tnstateparks.com/assets/pdf/additional-content/park-maps/Fall_Creek_Falls_web.jpg

Here is a couple links to the photo's taken in 2018 by Kurt and Kay and myself:

https://goo.gl/photos/gsttHdV1Uch7WXCw7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/oQYkQiHsDXVGmGvm9

General notes for this Rally location:

You will need to bring your own linens/sleeping bag, soap & towels. We would suggest a twin fitted sheet for the mattress and then use your sleeping bag or just bring a blanket. Again, check pictures in links above and on website to know what you might need to bring! The cabins have electricity in them for a light and one two prong outlet. So again, plan accordingly – the electrical service might split 2 CPAPs, but anything more could be stretching capabilities. There is no A/C or heat in any of the cabins. Each cabin has 4 bunk beds, we are anticipating at putting no more than 3 to 4 attendees per cabin. We will try to keep couples in their own cabin and will designate a women's only cabin as well. Cabin assignments will be done upon check in at the rally.

This rally will require that all attendees volunteer in some aspect of the rally, either cooking or cleaning. We are responsible for the entire camp while we are there. Work assignments will be handed out at check in at the rally and will be coordinated to have little impact on your riding time.

We will have ride routes and area attractions available. The park itself has a golf course, boat rentals, bicycle rentals, fishing, pool, Canopy Challenge Course, and numerous hiking trails. And lots of cool places to see and explore on your bike!

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Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19

Please come prepared to follow to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.

Each person is responsible for monitoring their own health. If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home.

Also, we are going to have t-shirts made up as well, which will be in addition to your rally fee. Likely purchased and sent before the rally. More info to come via the forum thread.

Registration/Fees

Registration fee is $75.00 for COG Members/Associate Members, and $85.00 for guests and non-members (including Forum-Only subscribers).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations will be accepted up through 20 April 2022. Refunds will be paid by check (minus a $10 administration fee) and sent via USPS after the event. There will be no refunds for cancellations made after 21 April 2022.

Questions

Contact rally host Mike Laven at bugnut@aol.com or call (813) 727-2394.

Please check the COG Forums for additional announcements and conversations: Forums > Ride Time > Southeast Events, or follow this link Southeast Events | Concours Owners Group Forum.

More information will be added in the registration page once I've submitted it and menus will be firmed up as we get closer to the rally date.

Reg link...

See ya there!
Mike
 

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COGnosticator

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Yep, I really enjoyed the last one and plan on being there for this one. Maybe a little warmer this year LOL

and Mike, the original post says 2021 :)
 

motocommuter

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FYI, I'm in charge of the food like last time. We have not locked down the menu but it will be similar to last time. Like the post said, we have everyone volunteer for one scheduled duty which should not interfere with your ride time.
 

ron203

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FYI, I'm in charge of the food like last time. We have not locked down the menu but it will be similar to last time. Like the post said, we have everyone volunteer for one scheduled duty which should not interfere with your ride time.

With Kurt "on the food" you KNOW you'll eat well. Whoee!! (Oh, and btw, that first picture is NOT the dining hall, just saying...) LOL
 

bugnut

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Yep, I really enjoyed the last one and plan on being there for this one. Maybe a little warmer this year LOL

and Mike, the original post says 2021 :)
Got that Sir! TY!

Thought I got them all, but dang it, first one slipped by!

And oh yeah, dining hall looks WAY better than that shack! One of the many sites I came across in 18. I think that's real close to the Caverns and I'll probably stop there again.

Mike
 

Just Cliff

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We plan to be there once again. Hopefully the last 400 mile stretch for us want be cold & raining as it was in 18. If it's warm out maybe the mice will stay outside & not scurry around in the cabin so much. 🤔

Great event, looking forward to it!
 

Ranger Jim

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I suggest that mouse traps (ones made from 5 gallon buckets be placed in the cabins on Wednesday night prior to the rally.😉
 

Just Cliff

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You mean we can't trailer all the way to Tennessee?

While discussing this event with Ted he mentioned wanting to ride. So being the nice guy that I am :unsure:, I suggested he trailer north pick you up & layover here park the truck. Then y'all could ride over with us the following day. He liked the idea; the wife did question whether or not y'all would make the 500 mile east with us :ROFLMAO:.

So, trailer all the way or prove her wrong!

Either way, just attend.
 
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connie_rider

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I've been talkin' with the guys in our group that might go.
All prefer the trailer idea. So, (believe it or not) I was overruled. :eek:

That sed, none have {yet} agreed to go.
Everyone,, please help me work on them.

err; Nice guy??

Ride safe, Ted

PS: Tell yer bride that I could do the 500 miles. I'd have to stop about 5 times, but I could do it.
 

Just Cliff

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I've been talkin' with the guys in our group that might go.
All prefer the trailer idea. So, (believe it or not) I was overruled. :eek:

That sed, none have {yet} agreed to go.
Everyone,, please help me work on them.

err; Nice guy??

Ride safe, Ted

PS: Tell yer bride that I could do the 500 miles. I'd have to stop about 5 times, but I could do it.

You know she will probably give you a hard time regardless. 😊
 
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