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Old 08-20-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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Great American Jeep Rally Cancelled

Just got an email saying the rally has been cancelled for this year "Due to extremely high event setup costs".

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Old 08-21-2011, 07:08 PM   #2

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Sad day...

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Old 08-22-2011, 04:10 PM   #3
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:25 PM   #4
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Is there someone out there that can organize a rally point for a huge caravan to a destination (I don't really know any large trails)?
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:50 PM   #5

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From our local forum....

Hi all, Much info can be seen on the NEA forum as to why we had to cancel. I'll sum it up here for those w/o access.

We maintained a tight budget so we could donate as much as possible to the charity's. That being said, this year the Fairgrounds increased the rent by $750 and the security by $500. Thats an extra $1,250 right there.

The Insurance company set this years premium at around $1,100. Thats about a $700 increase over the past few years.
We needed to stay with the company that the NEA uses OR the premium would have been over $6,000.

The insurance company's also tightened the reigns and wanted jersey barriers and crown control fencing between the rocks and crowd. Renting water filled jersey barriers would have been over $750 not to mention filling them and the mess it would make emptying them.

So, as you can see it was a cumulation of things that put us way over budget and ability's. We are all volunteers after all and can only do so much.

After this fiasco I am stepping away to pursue other interest. That was the plan before the SHTF. Josh is staying on to try to make it happen in 2012. Likely in a new location where barriers are already there.

Sorry we couldn't make it happen for 2011.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:57 AM   #6
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Damn. I was all excited to go

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