RAID NORTHERN TRAIL
SPONSORED BY THE NORTHWEST CITROňN OWNERS CLUB IN SUPPORT OF THE 12th ICCCR AUG. 9 - 11, 2002 IN AMHERST, MA U.S.A.
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LATEST UPDATE June 5, 2001 = Final costs have been posted below ($160 lower than anticipated!)
Raid Northern Trail will start in Washington on two different dates; a pre-raid trip around beautiful Washington State starts on Saturday July 20th, and the main departure is on July 26th, 2002. The pre-Raid trip is an option especially for those foreign visitors who are curious about our volcano and earthquake-ridden locale, although everyone is welcome for this option. The main Raid starts at a Departure Party to be held Friday the 26th at the Kaupat Ranch near the mountain village of Cle Elum, 78 miles east of Seattle.
All CitroŽn models are invited to participate in the Raid caravan. The schedule will move our group comfortably through parks and campgrounds eastward to take part in the 12th International CitroŽn Car Club Rally in Amherst, MA; August 9-11th 2002.
The route is direct, mainly running parallel to I-90 on smaller roads to avoid the monotony of driving the interstate. For those who prefer the interstate route, that is certainly an easy option. We will pass through Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and into Springfield, Mas-sachusetts where we will meet up with Raid ICCCR Mad Dash (originating in California) and convoy together for the final 25 miles of the journey to the University of Massachusetts, in grand CitroŽn camaraderie.
The twelve day cross-country trip will average about 290 miles (465 km) per day. Of course some days will be more and others less. In true CitroŽn Raid fashion, the main destination each day is a park or campground where there are reservations at group sites. This helps to keep costs at a minimum, and provides a chance for lots of evening socializing. CitroŽn Raids are well known to place high priority on camaraderie.
The cost of the Raid is approx. $850 per car based on two occupants, as follows:
Entry fee (includes Road Book, departure party and camping for 12 nights)
**Cost basis = $240 for Tent Campers; $295 for Trailers and Motorhomes.
Meals for two persons, assuming they are self-prepared: - $30 per day, for 11 days
Fuel: based on $2 per gallon @25mpg and 3,250 miles (5,200 km) distance - $260
Please understand that these are just estimated figures; your costs may vary.
Participants are responsible for their own personal expenses (i.e. food, fuel, automotive expenses, etc.) and are expected to have legal documents in order, such as driverís license, vehicle registration and insurance coverage. Each registered car will receive a detailed road book showing maps for the day, scenic attractions and points of interest, and driving instructions for each campground. Those staying in motels are responsible to make your own reservations in advance. Motor homes and trailers will be responsible for additional charges in the campgrounds.
Adjustments to the entry fee will be made depending on each individual situation; the raid planners will be fair in either lowering or raising the entry fee depending on your plans for nightly shelter.
We encourage everyone to be certain that their vehicle is in top running condition and that they carry appropriate spare parts for the year and model car they will be driving, as Citroen repair shops are few-and-far between! There will be technical assistance available during the trip, and we will endeavor to assist everyone who has a mechanical problem, but we cannot be responsible for vehicles that are not properly prepared for such an adventure, nor will Raid Northern Trail be held up due to vehicles experiencing extreme difficulties.
The Raid arrives in Amherst three days prior to the official opening of the 12th ICCCR, and Raid participants are entitled to early registration for the main event. Raiders may stay at their chosen ICCCR accommodations for the additional three nights, take the extra time to relax, do laundry, clean cars, or they are free to make other arrangements and enjoy the surrounding New England scenery. In addition, Raiders are encouraged to volunteer their services to help make the 12th ICCCR a memorable event!
The entry fee ($240 for cars, $295 for motorhomes) for Raid Northern Trail is separate from the registration fee for the ICCCR, and is payable in two parts. The first is a non-refundable deposit of $50, to be paid before March 1, 2002. This deposit is a reservation for a place in the Raid, which is limited to a maximum of 25 vehicles, based on first come first served basis. The remaining portion of the entry fee is due no later than April 1, 2002.
Entry fees should be paid in US funds by personal check or money order, made payable to Northwest CitroŽn Owners Club (NWCOC) and sent to Henry Reed.
The organizers of this event are not responsible for the legalities or behavior of the participants. Each participant agrees to abide by all applicable state and federal laws.The organizers of this event are not responsible for the legalities or behavior of the participants. Each participant agrees to abide by all applicable state and federal laws. (See RULES OF THE RAID which are located on page 2 of RNT-Reg-Form.pdf (294k) )
Pre-RAID around Washington!
Especially for Raiders visiting from foreign countries, a one-week trip around Washington State is planned to start on Saturday, July 20, 2002. This Raid is open to all CitroŽn Owners and NWCOC members and will be based on the interest priorities of the participants. It will be an opportunity for all members of our Club to go on a short raid, and a chance for visitors to see our beautiful state. The pre-Raid will end at the departure party for the Raid Northern Trail in Cle Elum, WA. Possible venues for the pre-Raid include: Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens Volcano, Grand Coulee Dam, Colville Indian Reservation, the Hoh River Rain Forest, and the Olympic National Park. Although this raid has no fee, participants will be responsible for all of their own travel expenses. Use the Raid Northern Trail Registration form to sign-up for this Pre-Raid.
Raid NORTHERN TRAIL Itinerary
Friday 7/26/02 Cle Elum, WA - 83 miles - Departure Party @ Kaupatís
Saturday 7/27/02 Cle Elum, WA - Plains, MT - 325 miles - In a mountain valley
Sunday 7/28/02 Plains, MT - W. Yellowstone, MT - 338 miles - Near W. entrance of Park
Monday 7/29/02 W. Yellowstone, MT - Greybull, WY - 207 miles - Allowing slow drive thru Park
Tuesday 7/30/02 Greybull, WY - Crazy Horse, SD - 316 miles - Near Mt. Rushmore
Wednesday 7/31/02 Crazy Horse, SD - Kennebec, SD - 219 miles - Allowing visits to monuments
Thursday 8/1/02 Kennebec, SD - Fairmont, MN - 302 miles
Friday 8/2/02 Fairmont, MN - Galena, IL - 267 miles
Saturday 8/3/02 Galena, IL - Shipshewana, IN - 292 miles
Sunday 8/4/02 Shipshewana, IN - Geneva, OH - 262 miles
Monday 8/5/02 Geneva, OH - Bridgewater, NY - 340 miles
Tuesday 8/6/02 Bridgewater, NY - Amherst, MA - 191 miled - Convoy the last few miles with MAD DASH Raiders.
Total Raid = 3,143 miles
NOTE: Raid Northern Trail group organization is separate from the ICCCR Mad Dash
Main Contact: Henry Reed
During the period of
May 20 to Nov 20, 2001 Contact: Peter Debolt
18438 - 47th Place N.E.
Seattle, WA 98155 USA
Tel/fax: (206) 367-6272 firstname.lastname@example.org
11804 NE 73rd Street
Kirkland, WA 98033 USA
Tel: (425) 828-7131
During the period of May 20 to Nov 20, 2001
Contact: Peter Debolt