IAFF-MG 2010 National Motorcycle Rally The 4th Annual IAFF-MG National Rally will be held in beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas, June 3rd ~ 6th, 2010. The IAFF-MG will meet in Fayetteville and spend three great days networking and riding in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. Located in Northwest Arkansas in the Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville, home of the University of Arkansas and IAFF Local 2866, is the cultural capitol of the region, and enjoys a thriving economy and a vivacious atmosphere. From Dickson Street nightlife to Farmer's Market on the square to the annual Bikes Blues & Barbecue Rally, Fayetteville is big on personality with much to experience, yet has the intimate feel of a small town. There is something for everyone and Fayetteville is the perfect place to relax, re-energize and ride. IAFF-MG members will enjoy spectacular scenery on the winding roads of the Ozark Mountains. Remember -- part of the appeal of Fayetteville is getting there! If you're coming from the south, don't miss out on Highway 540 to Fayetteville. This billboard-free, 38-mile stretch of highway highlights the beauty of the Ozarks. Boasting 63 bridges and one tunnel, this highway has been hailed one of the most scenic drives in the United States. For the real adventurers heading north, try Scenic Byway 71 from Alma to Fayetteville with its twisting and dipping curves overlooking creeks, cliffs and small gift shops. Riders will feel like a part of the landscape with this close-up view of Ozarks. Motorcycle Rides Through Arkansas The IAFF-MG will be headquartered at the Clarion Hotel, 1255 S. Shiloh Drive, Fayetteville, for membership, registration, ride information, day ride routes and other assistance. Participants are responsible for lodging and making their own hotel reservations. To make your reservation[s] at the IAFF-MG's HQ Hotel, please call the Clarion Hotel directly and ask for the IAFF-MG Rally rate of $64.00 per night. Hotel information is listed below. Clarion Hotel *** (call for reservations) 1255 S. Shiloh Dr Fayetteville, AR, US, 72701-7800 Phone: (800) 223-7275 or (479) 521-1166; IAFF-MG Rate: $64.00 While in Fayetteville, the IAFF-MG is planning a group ride for all IAFF/IAFF-MG members as well as several Great Guided Day-Rides sponsored by IAFF Locals 2866 [Fayetteville]. You will be able to experience some great rides that include -- but are not limited to – The Buffalo Ride, Eureka Ride, Roaring River Spur, Devil’s Den Spur and the Lost Valley Spur. Directions for these and other rides will be provided at the Rally. In addition to the great riding, “The IAFF-MG will be headquartered at the Clarion Hotel where we will host a booth area for Harley Davidson, MDA, IAFF On-Line Store, Fayetteville Fire Fighters Local 2866, Bikes, Blues and Barbeque, a MDA/Hooters Bike Wash, along with other vendors. We will be kicking-off the Rally on June 3rd, 2010 with a Welcoming Barbeque and with plenty of good food and beverages for everyone. On-Line Registration for the IAFF-MG 4th National Rally: Click Here IAFF-MG 2010 National Motorcycle Rally District Ride Routes ~ See Links Below ~ If you have questions about the Rally Ride Route for your district, please contact your District Event Coordinator directly. District 01 [Riding with District 4] District 02 [Riding with District 4] District 03 District 04 District 05 District 06 [Contact District Event Coordinator] District 07 District 08 District 09 District 10 District 11 [Contact District Event Coordinator] District 12 [Riding with District 14] District 13 District 14 District 15 [No Riders Registered] District 16 [See District 3, 4, 7 and 10 for ride routes] Rally Group Rides: The IAFF-MG and IAFF Local 2866 are planning two  guided group rides for IAFF-MG members and their guests. The Pied Piper Run is scheduled for June 4th, 2010 and will depart at 0930 from the Clarion Hotel. And the Pig Trail Ride is scheduled for June 5th, 2010 and will depart from the Clarion Hotel at 1000. If you are looking to ride is smaller groups, you will be able to experience some other great rides which include – but are not limited to – The Buffalo Ride, Roaring River Spur, Devil’s Den Spur and the Lost Valley Spur. Directions and/or ride routes for the rides outlined above will be provided at the rally. IAFF-MG National Rally Host Harley Davidson Dealer [Pig Trail Harley] Old School Tattoo Studio and Chris Valle, Tattoo Artist On-Site at IAFF-MG Rally: Chris Valle a well know Tattoo Artist and owner of Old School Tattoo Studio will be back with two  other of tattoo artists to attend the IAFF-MG’s 4th National Rally in Fayetteville. Chris and the other artists will be on-site at the Clarion Hotel between June 3rd – 5th, 2010 to showcase his/their artwork and tattoo IAFF and IAFF-MG members and their guests. Chris will have various IAFF, IAFF-MG, 911 Memorial and Fire Fighter designs along with all of his outstanding designs for you to choose from. Old School Tattoo’s will be offering a 25% discount to IAFF and IAFF-MG Members and their guests for all tattoo design and work. So if you are interested in getting a tattoo while attending the IAFF-MG 2009 rally, please e-mail IAFF-MG National Coordinator Crouse at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your name on the list. If you have your own ideas and/or designs for a tattoo, bring it with you. Chris will be able to accommodate all requests. Slots are already starting to fill up, so lets us know if you’re interested... IAFF-MG 2010 National Motorcycle Rally Custom Engraving Ltd will have a booth at IAFF-MG Rally: IAFF-MG members will be able to purchase and/or order quality custom parts for Harley Davidson motorcycles during 2009 IAFF-MG Rally. Thanks to Tim Treacy, owner of Custom Engraving Ltd., IAFF-MG members can order IAFF custom parts to individualize your their road machines with the IAFF logo, local number and name. Browse the Custom Engraving catalog, then click here to order on-line or pick-up your part and have it installed at the rally. IAFF-MG 4th National Rally ~ Schedule of Events/Activities Thursday, June 3rd, 2010: Riders will start arriving in Fayetteville, Arkansas and the IAFF-MG Rally will be staged in the parking lot of the Clarion Hotel. The IAFF-MG will have a booth for rally registration, check-in, membership information, ride routes and arranging for service for your bike and other assistance that our riders may need while in Fayetteville. Check-in will start at 1300 and all riders are requested to check-in upon arrival and to obtain updated rally information. IAFF-MG Rally Area: Located in the parking lot of the Clarion Hotel IAFF Local 2866 will host a booth area for Rally vendors, that include Pig Trail Harley-Davidson, MDA, the IAFF store, Local 2866’s booth, MDA/Hooter’s Bike Wash, IAFFMG Tattoo Artist Chris Valle and several guest artists, several leather shops for goods, repairs, patch sewing, Massage Therapist, Custom Bike Parts and Tric-it-out Lighting and detailing to name a few. MDA/Hooters Bike Wash ~ The MDA 2010 Goodwill Ambassador Jordan Lee, our long time friend and the MDA 2008 Goodwill Ambassador Sydney Roberts and the MDA Team, including and the famous Hooter Girls will be sponsoring a Bike Wash that will be available to all IAFF/IAFF-MG Riders from 1:00 to 6:00 on Thursday, June 3rd, 2010. The Bike Wash will be located between the MDA and Hooters tents. So after your long ride into Fayetteville have your Bike Washed by the famous Hooter Girls in preparation for the IAFF-MG Group Ride Friday morning… MDA will be accepting donations for the bike wash. Welcome to Fayetteville BBQ ~ IAFF-MG Riders and their guests are invited to the “Welcoming” Barbeque that will be held in the parking lot of the Clarion Hotel, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. There will be plenty of great food, music, networking to go around. It will be an all around great time. The IAFF-MG District Flags will be posted for the Duration of the Rally and returned to their respective District Event Coordinators at our closing reception in Bobbisox’s Lounge inside the Clarion Hotel. Friday, June 4th, 2010: IAFF-MG Group Ride: Join IAFFMG Chairman Ricky Walsh, IAFF-MG Committee members, District/State Coordinators and the leadership and membership of the Arkansas Professional Firefighters for “The Pied Piper Run”. All Riders should gather in the parking lot of the Clarion Hotel NLT 0800. Coffee and Donuts will be provided for all IAFF/IAFFMG Riders starting at 0700. The Pied Piper Run starts in Fayetteville and goes East on Hwy 45. We will be crossing the bridge at War Eagle Mill; the Mill originally built in 1830s is an authentic reproduction sitting on the banks of the War Eagle River. Form the mill we will be winding up and down the mountains to Eureka Springs, a 19th Century Victorian Village nestled in the hills of the Ozark Mountains. We will be stopping in Eureka Springs to site see and visit the Pied Piper, a very popular Bar and Restaurant in the Downtown Historical District. From there we will make our way to Huntsville via Hwy 23, and then Hwy 16 heading back to Fayetteville. Note: The Ride Route may change and the exact route will be provided to all riders upon check-in. IAFF-MG 2010 National Motorcycle Rally June 4th, 2010 continued Downtown ~ Fire Fighter’s Dickson Street Pub Crawl: Dickson Street is the heart of Fayetteville and it won’t be difficult to hear its heart beat, especially when we arrive. Starting at 6:30 IAFF Local 2866 [Fayetteville] will be Hosting “The Fire Fighters Dickson Street Pub Crawl” inviting IAFF/IAFF-MG Riders and their quests to meet-up at Grubs Bar & Grill [220 N. West Street] on one end of Dickson Street and ending up at Jose’s Mexican Restaurant [324 W. Dickson Street] at the end of Dickson Street, and enjoying everything in between. Dickson Street pulses with fun well into the night. These Bars and restaurants [as well as the others] offer live music and if you want to dance, this is your place. And if a game of pool sounds like a good idea, there is no need to look anywhere else. And along the way you will be able to enjoy Dickson Street with other IAFF/IAFFMG Riders and their guests. We will all meet at Jose’s at 9:00 pm to end the evening or continue on as necessary. The IAFF-MG’s energy on Dickson Street will be reinvigorating, even for the most exhausted Rider. The Clarion Hotel will be providing Transportation to/from the Clarion to Dickson Street starting at 6:00 and ending at 12:00. In addition, IAFF Local 2866 members will be able to assist with transportation from Dickson Street to your hotel should there be a need. Transportation details will be available at Check-In. Saturday, June 5th, 2010: IAFF-MG Breakfast ~ The Pig Trail Ride: There are a few places on earth that offer the scenery and attractions available in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. Sponsored by IAFF Local 2886 and Pig Trail Harley Davidson ~ “The Pig Trail Ride” will be starting at 0900, IAFF Local 2866 will offer a guided ride for IAFF/IAFF-MG Riders. Starting from the Clarion Hotel Riders will head out of Fayetteville on HWY 16 east. Once out of town we will turn south on Highway 23. Nicknamed the Pig Trail, this stretch of road takes you right thru the heart of the Ozark National Forest. Enjoy the hardwood forests and the dogwoods blooming in the spring, clear natural springs and long winding roads. We will be stopping at Pig Trail Harley Davidson for a Barbeque hosted by Pig Trail HD. IAFF-MG Riders and their guests will have time to eat, shop, service their bikes before taking a scenic route back offering some panoramic views of the wine country. We will wind up and down through the hills through Mountainburg and Artist Point on Old Hwy 71 back to Fayetteville. To participate in this ride; please sign-up for the Pig Trail Ride when you check-in at the IAFF-MG Booth. For those of you that want to go off on your own or in smaller groups, here are a few suggestions for your day rides are the Buffalo Ride, the Roaring River Spur Ride, the Devil’s Den Spur Ride or the Lost Valley Spur Ride to name a few. Click here for additional motorcycle rides in Arkansas. The IAFF-MG National Rally Closing ~ IAFF/IAFF-MG Riders will gather at Bobbisox’s Lounge located at the Clarion Hotel at 7:00 pm. Financial Innovations will be hosting a reception from 7:00 to 9:00 for all IAFF/IAFF-MG Riders and their guest. While at Bobbisox’s DVP/Chairman Walsh will bring to a close the IAFF-MG’s 4th National Rally. IAFF-MG District Flags will be taken down and returned to the respective District Event Coordinators. IAFF-MG 2010 National Motorcycle Rally Other Links of Interest: IAFF Local 2866 [Fayetteville] Pig Trail Harley Davidson Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters of Arkansas Bikes, Blues and BBQ 2010 Rally Information Arkanas Travel Information Arkansas Regional Maps Touring the Beautiful Ozarks [Arkansas] City of Fayetteville Information City of Fayetteville Map Weather in Fayetteville Helmet Laws in the United States Helmet Laws in Canada REFRESH YOUR SKILLS ~ MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION GUIDE TO GROUP RIDING SAFETY: This 10-minute video in the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Guide to Group Riding Kit explains riding formations, pre-ride meetings, hand signals, and more. As you prepare to ride to the IAFF-MG’s National Rally in Fayetteville, AR, please spread this important traffic safety messages to your friends, your clubs, and you’re riding buddies as riding season begins again this year. Everyone can benefit from brushing up on their skills before they head out on group rides this year. Ride Safe! WATCH THE VIDEO Additional information will be posted as it becomes available. If you have any questions and/or need additional information, please contact Michael Crouse, IAFF-MG National Coordinator via e-mail or phone  549-2572.
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