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High Rollers Weekend 2009
Las Vegas Rally
Thursday, March 19, 2009
By San Jose BMW

Schedule of Events
Mar 19, 2009 Thursday
5PM – ARRIVAL DRINKS
Join us in the Celebration Lounge underneath the Paradise Tower near the Tropicana’s front desk for early drinks (see map). This will be the main lounge for the rally, so start your drinking here. Arriving British will be upside down from a long flight and time difference, but most likely they will have enough strength for a beverage and conversation before passing out early.
7PM – PARADISE CANTINA RIDE
Meet up in the parking lot outside Garden 3 Wing/Entrance 7 of the Tropicana hotel (see map). This is where the scooters will be parked all weekend long. This is where the scooters will be parked all weekend long. We will take a quick ride up the strip and loop around to the Paradise Cantina (4480 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169) for food and drinks. The Cantina will have cheap food and drink specials until 8pm and 9pm. The Cantina is not too far from the hotel, so those that want to cab/walk over, it is only 1.5 miles.
Mar 20, 2009 Friday
11AM – RED ROCK/BONNIE SPRINGS RIDE
We are going to scoot through desert canyons and scenic parts of the outskirts of Las Vegas, then head to Red Rock Canyon (cost:$3) Main ride will be led by Heat Seized SC. Once we exit the Canyon we will turn right and head to Bonnie Springs Ranch (http://www.bonniesprings.com/) This is replica of an 1880's mining town built on the 115-acre Bonnie Springs Ranch. To tour the town it is $8, but the bar and restaurant are FREE. It is a 20 mile ride back to the Hotel via Rt 160. This will be a fast ride, so slow scooters should consider alternatives options.
11AM – 5th ANNUAL NOHO SCOOTERS POKER TOURNAMENT
NoHo Scooters presents the fifth annual Scooterist Poker Tournament at the MGM Grand Poker Room. RSVPs are recommended, but not required. The casino needs an estimate of how many people are going to play, please email (mfrankovich@yahoo.com) or call Mike at 310-415-7042.
NOON – Go shooting at a nearby gun range.
4PM-6PM – SCOOT HAPPY HOUR AND RALLY PACKS/BRACELETS
Come outside to the small pool near the scooter parking to pick up your rally packs and swag. Listen to some tunes, peruse several vendors, and have a drink poolside (bring your skate board, probably no water in the pool this time of year) – near Entrance 7 (see map2)
10PM-5AM – VEGAS ALL-NIGHTER
All-Nighter at The Aruba Hotel (1215 Las Vegas Boulevard - next to the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel) 2 rooms of music - the Working Mans Pub will be spinning ska and scooter tunes and the Dance Hall will spin Northern Soul and Brit Pop. The band The Love me Nots will be headlining this event. DJs from 5 countries will be rotating all night long. (Rally Bracelet or Door Cost: $10) Hosted by the Boston Stranglers A FREE shuttle bus will take people to and from the Aruba starting at 10PM from the Tropicana Front Desk. Last bus will leave the Aruba at 5AM (please tip the driver $1).
March 21, 2009 Saturday
10AM-1PM – SCOOTER SHOW/BUILD OFF COMPETITION
Shine and show your scooter, meet others, and get to watch the judging for this year's scooter awards and National Build-off Competition More info to come.
1PM – THE PIONEER SALOON/GOODSPRINGS RI1PM – THE PIONEER SALOON/GOODSPRINGS RIDE (Main Ride) 11:30 – EARLY RIDE TO PIONEER (take long route including 13 miles of dirt roads)
The locals can’t get enough of riding to the Pioneer for drinks. This is a 30mi(60mi r/t) non-highway ride to the Pioneer Saloon built in 1913 in Goodsprings, NV. Group ride begins from the Tropicana and goes to Jean, NV (22mi) on Las Vegas Blvd. There will be a gas stop in Jean. From Jean to Goodsprings, NV is a straight road with a slight uphill grade for 7mi with a posted speed of 55mph with no stops and little traffic. As always, the first person to the top of the hill will win the Heat Seized annual trophy. Relax at the Pioneer with some free beer from Heat Seized SC. Owners have built up this salon and now there is a little more to see and do. Plans are a BBQ guy will be there who will also do chicken shit bingo.
5PM RETURN TO HOTEL AND FIND A GOOD MEAL
8PM-2AM+ THE VEGAS DO
This special main event will feature the amazing Dave Wakeling/English Beat playing his brand of original 2 tone music. We are very honored to have him play this event and Mr. Wakeling expressed his excitement to spend time with us also. In addition top UK DJs and other from around the world will spin tunes to pack the dance floor. Hosted by England's South West SC. (Rally Bracelet or Door Cost: $20).
Mar 22, 2009 Sunday
12 NOON - BOULDER CITY AND DAM RIDE
NEW STOPS ON THE RIDE THIS YEAR, stop in bolder city - Bolder Dam Brewery, and relax. Then those interested can go in smaller group to Hoover Dam. Do not speed in bolder city and stop at stop sign, traffic tickets pay for the police.
3PM – LUNCH AND SCOOTER SHENANIGANS
Scoot or Shuttle over to Fred's Tavern (4680 S Decatur Blvd. 1 block off Tropicana) for BBQ, drinks, and outdoor scooter events. This is a new location for us and looks to be a great set-up with outdoor seating. It's a nice place to relax on Sunday. Also, Harbor Freight Tools is a couple doors down, so pick up some cheap tools to take back home with you. We had an amazing gymkana last year so this hopes to be as good or better. This DJed event includes competitions, HUGE raffle, and Vegas Rally Awards. The raffle will be held after awards and gymkhana. A shuttle bus will run from hotel to Freds every half hour 3pm to 7pm.
730PM – FOOD AND BREW IN A BAVARIAN BEER HALL
Gather at The Hofbrauhaus (4510 Paradise Road – across from the Hard Rock). Eat some fine German food and/or just have a traditional beer at the beer garden where the seating capacity is over 400 people. This was so much fun 2 years ago, the British requested doing it again.
9:30PM – AGGROLITES/HARD ROCK CASINO
The Aggrolites are playing at the Hard Rock Casino (Wasted Space) $10. Get your tickets early. If that is not your thing, gamble at the Casino and/or see the things of interest in the famed Hard Rock.
MIDNIGHT – DOUBLE DOWN YOUR LIVER
After the Aggrolites/Hard Rock, walk across the street to the famed Double Down Bar. Vegas’ best punk bar will host us and spin music.
AFTER VEGAS March 23, 2009 Monday
Go to San Diego. There is no set Hotel, but some are staying at the Best Western 7 Seas.
TUESDAY
730PM - Meet up at Egyptian Tea Room (4644 College Ave.) for pastries, food, coffees, teas and flavored tobacco hookahs. Ride leaves at 8pm and the route will be a leisurely ride to an amazing scenic view from Mt. Soledad. The group will finish at the Tower Bar.
9PM - Tower Bar 4757 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92105 www.thetowerbar.com
FRIDAY-SUNDAY
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