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CCR 2003 Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions?  

Email us at questions@curvecowboyreunion.com


What is the Curve Cowboy Reunion?

A gathering of friends that have a common love for the BMW K1200LT and the camaraderie and spirit this grand motorcycle brings with it.  Rather than call it the K1200LT Rally, we felt that the Curve Cowboy Reunion better represents the spirit and camaraderie that our group has built over the past few years.

What is the History of the Curve Cowboy Reunion?

The Curve Cowboy Reunion started in the summer of 2000 when a group of K1200LT riders decided that it would be great to have a get together centered around the BMW K1200LT and our common interests.  A few of the K1200LT list's enthusiastic members planned and organized the first K1200LT Rally.  Based on the brotherhood and friendship that ensued, along with the spirited riding that took place, it was decided at that point to rename the K1200LT Rally as the Curve Cowboy Reunion.  The first CCR was held in Broken Bow, Oklahoma on September 22-24, 2000 with 45 BMW K1200LTs, 5 other bikes, and 60 participants in attendance.  The second CCR was held in Hot Springs, Arkansas on September 20-23, 2001 with 86 BMW K1200LTs, 6 other bikes, and 132 participants in attendance. The third CCR was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Septeber 3-6, 2002 with 155 BMW K1200LTs, 11 other bikes, and 248 participants in attendance.

To see some pictures and stories from past reunions, check out the CCR 2001 and CCR 2002 web sites. The next CCR will be held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on August 26-29, 2003.  For more information on the details, please check out the rest of this web site.

How does the Curve Cowboy Reunion Operate and how are the proceeds of the Curve Cowboy Reunion used?

The Curve Cowboy Reunion is a non-profit (IRS 501 (C) 3) organization.  A great deal of time, effort, and personal expense goes into hosting this event for the benefit of the attendees of the Curve Cowboy Reunion.  All funds collected by the reunion, via donations, reunion fees, and merchandise, are used to operate the reunion for the benefit of all who attend and as an initial seed funding for the following year. Any residual is donated to a local charity.  Nobody in the CCR is in this to make money. If the CCR makes money, it will loose its non-profit status.  The goal is to have a great reunion and to walk away with great memories.

In 2001, the Curve Cowboy Reunion on behalf of all the attendees donated over $1500 to First Step, an organization chartered to provide an array of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities in a community setting including early intervention, preschool, residential homes and supported employment.  Between the CCR's donation and the proceeds of the Bike Wash, over $1800 was secured for First Step.

In 2002, the Curve Cowboy Reunion on behalf of all the attendees donated $5000 to the BMW MOA Foundation, an organization under the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America chartered to carry out educational activities that benefit the BMW Community, motorcycle riders in general and other educational activities related to motorcycling.

I can't attend this year, but I'd like to help. How can I help? 

If you can't attend, but you would like to help in some way, we have a Donation page which will allow you do donate a prize donation or cash donation to support the reunion. 

I'm a vendor, how can I attend or help out?

If you are a vendor, there are two ways you can help.  One is by attending our reunion.  There is no separate vendor charge, but you will be required to register and pay just like any other attendee.  The other is by donating a prize of some sort.  In either case, you and/or your company will be profiled on our website.  You can find out more on the Vendors and Supporters page.

Can I Join in on the Fun if I don't have a K1200LT?

Absolutely!!!  While the Curve Cowboy Reunion is centered around the BMW K1200LT, it is not an exclusive event.  Over the years, we had several other bikes join us for all the activities, including the R1100RT, R1150GS, K1200RS, K1100LT, R1100S. Harley Davidson FLHTCUI, Honda Valkyrie, Honda Gold Wing, Yamaha Royal Star, and Honda V65 Magna.  The Curve Cowboy Reunion doesn't discriminate amongst motorcycles.  We're there for friendship, camaraderie, and spirit that the BMW K1200LT inspires.

Why have the Curve Cowboy Reunion in Gatlinburg, Tennessee?

The CCR Board of Directors reviewed several site proposals and selected Gatlinburg, Tennessee as the best location for 2003.

If you have your own ideas or would like to host the CCR in your area next year, please contact us at questions@curvecowboyreunion.com.

Why the week of Labor Day?

Based on feedback from the attendees and other members not able to attend past Curve Cowboy Reunions, it was decided that a Mid-Week format would give the best opportunity to the most people to attend the Curve Cowboy Reunion in 2003.  This format will allow most people to use the weekends on each side of the reunion for travel, thus reducing the need to take additional vacation days to attend.  With Labor Day falling on the tail end of this year's reunion, it gives our attendees one extra day to get back home.

Please see the Schedule page for more information.

Where Should I Stay?

Park Vista Resort Hotel
705 Cherokee Orchard Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

The host hotel for the annual event is the Park Vista Resort Hotel located on the South side of Gatlinburg poised at the southern end of town for easy access to the main getaway to the twisties.  Those familiar with the lodging rates in Gatlinburg will recognize the submarket hotel rates of $79/night that our Board of Directors has been successful in acquiring. 

In order to book a room for the hotel, you must be registered and paid for the event.  The CCR has secured ALL 312 rooms at the host hotel.  Reservations at the hotel will be checked against confirmed CCR attendees.  Any reservations which do not match the confirmed attendees will be cancelled.

Please check the Hotel page for the most up to date information.

The Curve Cowboy Reunion has not made any arrangements for camping.  If you are interested in camping, please check the Camping page for further information.

I called the hotel and they won't book me a room, what do I do?

You must follow the instructions for booking the hotel as described on the Hotel page.  The CCR has secured ALL 312 rooms at the host hotel.  Reservations at the hotel will be checked against confirmed CCR attendees.  Any reservations which do not match the confirmed attendees will be cancelled.

I called the hotel and they don't know about this $79/night rate thing, what do I do now?

Again, you must follow the instructions for booking the hotel as described on the Hotel page.  The CCR has secured ALL 312 rooms at the host hotel.  Reservations at the hotel will be checked against confirmed CCR attendees.  Any reservations which do not match the confirmed attendees will be cancelled.

What Activities are Planned?

Activities are currently in the planning stage.  Based on the overwhelming success of the Tech Sessions, we plan on having them again this year.  Please check out the Schedule of Events for more information.

How do I get to Gatlinburg?

Directions to the event will be posted in the coming weeks.  Please check out the Directions page for more information.

Is there a Reunion Fee?

The Reunion Fee for CCR 2003 is $89/person.  The Curve Cowboy Reunion is a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to the annual BMW K1200LT Curve Cowboy Reunion. These fees are used to help fund the reunion and make your participation more enjoyable. 

What do I get for my Reunion Fee?

The reunion fee is per person and includes your invitation to both reunion receptions, the coveted reunion banquet, access to all CCR activities and sessions, AND a special entertainment event reflecting the culture and spirit of Gatlinburg -- Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede.  The reunion fee also includes a rally pin and your custom designed reunion badge. Without your reunion badge, you will not be granted access to the reunion activities.

Do I have to register and pay a fee for my guest(s)?

Yes.  The reunion fee is per person and includes your guest's invitation to the Reunion Welcome Reception and Dinner at the Reunion Banquet.  The reunion fee also grants your guest access to the technical sessions and educational seminars at the reunion.   Without a guest badge, your guest will not be granted access to the reunion activities.

How do I register?

Registration for the Curve Cowboy reunion can be found on the Registration page.  Registering online is the preferred method of registering for the Curve Cowboy Reunion.  You can still decide to pay online or via mail.

Important Note

Registering does not take care of your accommodations at the reunion.  You will still need to make your own arrangements for lodging at the reunion hotels.  Please be sure to visit the Hotel page for details, rates, and booking instructions.

The Curve Cowboy Reunion has secured a $79/night rate with the hotel.  In order to book a room at this hotel and take advantage of the reunion rate, you must follow these instructions:

  1. Register and Pay for the Curve Cowboy Reunion
  2. Once payment has been received, you will be assigned a CCR Confirmation Number via email along with specific instructions on how to make your reservation at the host hotel.
  3. Follow the instructions that are provided in your confirmation email in order to book your reservations at the hotel.

Note:  The CCR has secured ALL 312 rooms at the host hotel.  Reservations at the hotel will be checked against confirmed CCR attendees.  Any reservations which do not match the confirmed attendees will be cancelled.

I already registered, but now I need to Pay.  How can I pay my reunion fee?

If you didn't complete the registration process by paying your reunion fees, then you will need to re-register using the Registration Page.  The reunion fee for this year is $89/person.

I already registered, but I haven't paid yet.  Is my place at the reunion at risk?

Until you have paid your registration fees in full, your registration is not yet confirmed.  The only way you can confirm your registration or book a room at the hotel is to pay your registration fees.  Registrations will be confirmed on a first-pay, first-confirmed basis.  In short, until you pay for your registration at CCR 2003, your place at the reunion is at risk.

What is the Registration Payment Policy?

The host hotel is expected to fill rapidly as a result of the rates and other concurrent events with CCR 2003. Consequently, any rooms reserved by individuals with the hotel, but not registered for CCR 2003 (including full payment of reunion registration fees), will be cancelled from the CCR room block to be resold within thirty (30) days of the start of the event.    

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Because demand has exceeded the supply of rooms and banquet space in each of the past two years of the Curve Cowboy Reunion, and because the fixed cost of the event dictates, the Curve Cowboy Reunion Board of Directors regrets the adoption of a no refund policy on CCR 2003 registration. The CCR Board of Directors reserves the right to cease acceptance of registration. In short, sign up now Cowboys and Cowgirls for your lodging and watch for the CCR 2003 registration on the web site in order to register as soon as possible!!!

My plans have changed and I cannot attend.  What can I do?

Again, because demand has exceeded the supply of rooms and banquet space in each of the past two years of the Curve Cowboy Reunion, and because the fixed cost of the event dictates, the Curve Cowboy Reunion Board of Directors regrets the adoption of a no refund policy on CCR 2003 registration. The CCR Board of Directors reserves the right to cease acceptance of registration. In short, sign up now Cowboys and Cowgirls for your lodging and watch for the CCR 2003 registration on the web site in order to register as soon as possible!!!


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Email us at questions@curvecowboyreunion.com


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Last edited November 23, 2006