Friday, March 22, 2013

Big Mountain Run Cancelled, Damn...

Go figure, the great event that was the Big Mountain Run is now all said and done. Damn it. Was looking forward to our annual pilgrimage to the Tennessee hills in May, but this year we will be making other plans. During mid July a gathering is already being planned in southern Ohio on the Kentucky border. If you know us, get in touch on the plans. Ya don't need a mass amount of folks to have a good time, just the right individuals, same as our fall gathering, Run What Ya Brung.

Big Mountain Run cancelled for Spring of 2013
Link to post on Cycle Source

"So here’s the deal with Big Mountain Run for the Spring of 2013. As of now, it has been canceled. There will not be an event produced by Cycle Source Magazine for Mat under the name of Big Mountain Run or not. The reason, since there seems to be some speculation as to why it’s not going on, is simply this: As time grew close for planning, the property owner conveyed some concerns about a certain group of attendees at last years rally. He thought their behavior was a little out of line and would have rather we didn’t invite them back again this year. When I explained to him that they were good guys and had been at BMR in support of us from the beginning and we wouldn’t tell them not to come, he further explained that the property would not be available this year. This is his right, just as it is our choice to not turn away people who have supported us over the years. With such a short amount of time left to find another location we feel that we’d rather wait until later this year or even until next year and do this event right with a new location. I know that many people plan their vacations according to this event, and to all of you I apologize but  I started BMR to have a good time with my friends and I can’t tell some of them not to come because another property owner is freaked out by how we have fun. A good brother of mine once told me that you can never trade freedom for safety……I believe in those words more today than ever before. After all, good men and women have fought wars for this country so its people would have hat freedom.   We are already working on the panning of the next event so please stay tuned to the Cycle Source blog and as soon as we know something we’ll get it to you."