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Jun 29th 2016, 09:53 AM   #1
 
  Jan 2016
  Kennewick

  2014 FJR-ES
Baker City 2016-Possible Dates

For the past 5 years we have had a fall weekend ride to Baker City, OR and enjoyed some of the best roads in the Pacific Northwest. The first 4 years the ride was the weekend after Labor Day but the attendance was always much less than the spring ride to Kamiah which seemed to be due to a conflict with school activities. Last year I changed to date to the third week in August (the weekend before the Benton County Fair) and we had the highest participation ever.

A lot of riders at Kamiah expressed interest in attending Baker City this year so I would like to pick a weekend that will accommodate the most riders. The weekend before the fair would be Friday, August 19, to Sunday, August 21 and the weekend after Labor Day would be Friday, September 9, through Sunday September 11. Everyone is welcome to show up on Friday or Saturday.

Comments? Please indicate in this thread (or text or phone for those that have my phone number) whether if you would prefer August or September. I need to contact the owner in the next 2 weeks to request group motel rates.

Thanks,

Steve
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Jun 29th 2016, 10:00 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Richland, WA

  2011 Triumph Sprint GT & 1998 Yamaha YZF600R
Interested in doing Baker City once again. Was awesome last year even with the fires, hoping for less smoke this year.
That said, I will be unavailable for the August dates do to a family vacation, but would be happy to attend on the September dates.
Would love to go, look forward to seeing the planning progress.

-Wolf-

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Jun 29th 2016, 10:33 AM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Puyallup

  Yamaha FZ1, Aprilia RSV4 R
I'm going to vote September as well.

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Jun 29th 2016, 10:41 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
I missed last year because of the fires and my asthma concerns...I'm voting early September..but I will ride either month...it will be my second visit to the area this year...
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Jun 29th 2016, 11:33 AM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Pasco, WA

  2001 1150GS
put me and the Mrs. down for a September vote
Jun 29th 2016, 11:41 AM   #6
 
  Apr 2016
  Eburg

  2000 K1200LT
September looks good to me.
Jun 29th 2016, 12:11 PM   #7
 
  Apr 2016
  US

September looks good for me

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Jun 29th 2016, 12:59 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Ferndale Washington

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If I survive next week down there I would be up for a September trip.
I know that the Hells Canyon Bike Rally is not the best time to go for riding.
But we will be getting away from the Compressor Crowds Passing them 50 at a time.
Jun 29th 2016, 07:28 PM   #9
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  Feb 2016
  Coulee City

  2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 2008 Yamaha WR250R
I rode Or fsr 39 from Joseph to Cambridge idaho and beyond this weekend! It looks to be a large wheat harvest this year, So September works way better for me.
Jun 29th 2016, 10:35 PM   #10
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  Mar 2016
  Kennewick

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arnbo
If I survive next week down there I would be up for a September trip.
I know that the Hells Canyon Bike Rally is not the best time to go for riding.
But we will be getting away from the Compressor Crowds Passing them 50 at a time.
I agree, September, 2 for sure, tentatively 4.
Jun 30th 2016, 06:32 AM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Richland, WA

  2011 Triumph Sprint GT & 1998 Yamaha YZF600R
Aarrrgghhhh.....
My company fishing trip is the weekend of Sept 9-11....

I'll wait and see what happens,but looks like I might be out this year.

-Wolf-
Jun 30th 2016, 10:18 AM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Tri-Cities, dry side of Washington

  Kawasaki C-14
Prefer August this year; and last year's ride was excellent.
Last year's Friday ride


Saturday's ride in the smoke. Probably nothing left to burn this year!


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Originally Posted by mcrider007
Last year I changed to date to the third week in August (the weekend before the Benton County Fair) and we had the highest participation ever.

A lot of riders at Kamiah expressed interest in attending Baker City this year so...

Thanks,

Steve
Steve,
Local schools start on Tuesday, Aug 30 - so maybe your local fair marker date of Aug 19 might be the wrong one.
Why not ride Aug 26 - 28? back on Sunday - a week before Labor Day.

If not this date, still prefer August!
Cecil
Jun 30th 2016, 11:55 AM   #13
 
  Jan 2016
  Kennewick

  2014 FJR-ES
Cecil, the Benton County Fair, which I was trying to NOT conflict with, runs from August 23 to August 27 this year.
Jun 30th 2016, 05:03 PM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Tri-Cities, dry side of Washington

  Kawasaki C-14
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcrider007
Cecil, the Benton County Fair, which I was trying to NOT conflict with, runs from August 23 to August 27 this year.

No riders go to the fair. FWIW.
Jun 30th 2016, 05:49 PM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  Puyallup

  Yamaha FZ1, Aprilia RSV4 R
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcrider007
Cecil, the Benton County Fair, which I was trying to NOT conflict with, runs from August 23 to August 27 this year.
The Rally in the Gorge is that weekend isn't it?

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