2008 Regional Rallies
Three rallies were held in 2008. One for each region. Be sure to check out the video at the bottom of the page.
2008 Western Regional Rally
When: June 19-21, 2008
Rally Headquarters: Casablanca Resort
Rally Leader: Spencer "Wolfman" Marsing
Rally Co Leader: Scott "CactusJack" Hanks
Written by Scott "CactusJack" Hanks
The 2008 Western Rally was one of the first rallies held by The Vulcan Bagger Association (then known as KawaNOW).
It was held in Mesquite, NV – about 90 miles NE of Las Vegas. Although some of us arrived on June 18, the majority of attendees didn’t start arriving until the 19th. On the morning of the 19th, those that were there took a short ride to Virgin River Gorge, in Arizona.
This is a narrow, rocky canyon blasted through the rocks along I-15 with lots of sweeping curves.
We then returned to the hotel for an afternoon of drinking and visiting. That evening, we ate at the steakhouse in the Casablanca Resort, the base hotel.
The next morning after breakfast, we gathered for a group photo of 28 (if I remember right) Nomads all lined up in a row. We then set off for Zion National Park in Utah. It was about an hour’s ride to the entrance to the park, and we rode from the South Entrance to the East Entrance and then turned around and retraced our path. Once out of the park, it was early afternoon and it was blazing hot. Part of the group split off and took a side trip to Kolob Reservoir, while the others beelined it back to Mesquite in 118° afternoon heat. The Virgin River Gorge was like a blast furnace and the heat was reflecting off the rock canyon walls. Once back at the hotel, some went swimming, some took naps, and others went to the bar. We enjoyed dinner at the Oasis resort.
The next morning we had breakfast, said our goodbyes, and went our separate ways home. As one of the first rallies, it could have been a little better organized, but we learned what and what not to do in future rallies. We had a good time and started many friendships that continue to this day.
2008 Western Rally Brochure
2008 Eastern Regional Rally
When: June 19-22, 2008
Rally Headquarters: Super 8 Hotel
Rally Leader: Nancy "Unwind" Johnson
Rally Co-Leader: Amy "Kawgirl" Neal
2008 Central Regional Rally
When: June 26-29, 2008
Rally Headquarters: Riders Rest Motel
Rally Leader: Kevin "Bluetongue" Runnels
Rally Co-Leader: Lawrence "LW" Sellers
Video of all three rallies.