2013 Team Lyle Minnesota
July 20, 2013
Long Distance Rally Curious?
TEAM LYLE MINNESOTA rally is the perfect event to dip your toe into the
long distance motorcycle rally waters. We also plan to challenge and
keep grizzled Iron Butt veterans on their toes with the LDR’s most Holy
of Grails: reading comprehension. There are no riddles or tricks, a
successful rally rider simply creates, from a mapping and routing
puzzle, a point-scoring 8-hour route to ride, while following simple
directions to answer to easy questions or on occasion pick up a cash
register receipt to document a location. Like past Team Lyle Minnesota
events you will not need to have a camera, a GPS unit, a computer, or
even a modern motorcycle to have fun and compete. You will need a sense
of humor and the desire to spend a day riding to interesting and
We will have an optional “Unplugged” bonus
available this year for those that do not wish to use GPS or computers.
Entrants are welcome to run their digitally equipped full-on rally
bikes; however the “Unplugged” bonus will greatly minimize any
advantages a digitally equipped rally rider might garner. The rally will
also award valuable bonus points to older motorcycles based on a
weighted model year class structure:
1952 and older (Antique)
The Team Lyle Minnesota will be a great way to
stretch the legs of that piece of history in your garage; we would love
to see your classic, vintage, or antique machine compete in this event.
Trophies will be awarded to the top 5 overall finishers. A “Lyle T.
Bear” award will also be given to the entrant (or team) that the rally
master feels has most demonstrated the Spirit of the Rally – having fun
while raising gobs of money for
Freaks, Greeks, and Clowns welcome.
Team Strange Uniform Rules do
apply to this event and need to be reviewed, understood, and adhered to
by all entrants.
Rally staff will be on hand at to check in
Leonardo’s Basement workshop in St. Paul by 6:45 AM. We will have
coffee and pastries available. There will be a brief riders meeting held
at 7:45 AM, with the rally pack handed out as quickly as possible.
You will receive your route sheets, a State of Minnesota Highway map,
and commemorative rally swag. All bonus locations can be located using
the Minnesota state highway map and the route sheet directions. You will
want to bring items to mark and calculate your route - pens,
highlighters, post-it flags, a calculator, knotted string, etc. Riders
will have about an hour to plan routes prior to the rally clock
starting. Riders will be free to leave at 9:00 AM - the rally runs to
5:00 PM with a ten minute penalty window at the finish. A rider who is
not checked in by 5:10:01 PM will be classified as DNF.
event is a low key, casual and fun event whose main focus is raising
money for Eddie’s
Road through rider entry fees, contributions, and an auction to be
held at the event. If Team Lyle Minnesota history serves as a guide you
may well have chance to meet past Team Strange Iron Butt Champions and
gold medalists - perhaps even a freshly crowned 2013 Iron Butt Champion.
You will certainly meet welcoming and great motorcycle people who LOVE
to ride their motorcycles and have great time doing so – we always have
room for more to join in the fun!
If riders, their family,
friends and good souls like you wish to do more to raise funds for
Here is your chance! At
FIRSTGIVING, you can sponsor a rider, make cash donations, or join
in teams to raise even more funds. We look forward to your support in
reaching our goal of raising $2,500 for abused kids during 2013 Team
Donations of motorcycle related items are also
graciously accepted for the auction that will be held at the event.
Please contact the
Rallymaster if you have an item you would like to donate.
Hope to see you there!
-- Jim Weatherhead, Rallymaster
1188 W. Hubbard Ave (Griggs Park)
click for map
QUESTIONS FOR THE RALLYMASTER?