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Offline PolyJohn

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MSTA TWISTAR 2.0 JFF– LaCrosse Revisited
« on: July 26, 2019, 07:25:09 AM »
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 Many riders from the Midwest will remember the “original” regional MSTA event known as “The WIsconsin Sport Touring Association Rendezvous” that was first organized by the Honda Sport Touring Association.  The TWISTAR event was held annually from 1994 until 2015.  For most of it's run,TWISTAR typically happened in mid to late May and the host hotel was usually centered somewhere in or near Spring Green, WI, birthplace of the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.  Occasionally, TWISTAR was held in the neighboring towns of Reedsburg or Richland Center, both of which are near the popular and scenic travel destination spot known as the Wisconsin Dells.
 
 Due to the success of the MSTA's annual national event - STAR 2018, TWISTAR is back again for 2019 but with a few changes.  The event has been moved to August 9th-11th and the LaCrosse area was chosen due to the abundance of twisty road and scenic views that the South Western part of Wisconsin provides. There are over 800 miles of twisty roads in the area to be exact!! The region is commonly referred to as “The Driftless Area” because of the rugged rock formations and the topography that flows along the Mighty Mississippi River valley. While the “who, when and where” may have changed, the “why” remains the same and still echoes MSTA's motto:
 
 
[/color]Great Riders! Great Roads!! Join Us!!!
 
 We have plenty of rooms blocked for MSTA members and guests at the Stoney Creek Resort. They have given us a group rate of $109 + tax for the nights of August 8th until August 11th. Room rate also includes breakfast, use of a meeting room, bike wash station, rags, etc.  The resort is holding 20 rooms under the “MSTA” group until the date of Friday, July 5th 2019.  After that time, any available rooms will then be opened to the general public.  You must call the hotel to reserve a room at 800-659-2220 or 608-781-3060. Mention “MSTA” for the group rate.
 
 For those that are a little more adventurous, we have also reserved several camping and RV spots at the following campground. Mention “MSTA” for group rates.
 
 Neshonoc Lakeside Camping Resort
 N5334 Neshonoc Road,
 West Salem, WI 54669
 Call 608-786-1792
 
 There will probably be a large group of Early Bird riders showing up on Thursday, August 8th to take advantage of the riding opportunities that will be available on both Friday and Saturday.  There will be a group picture of all riders in attendance as well as a group dinner on Saturday night that will be held at a nearby restaurant or campground with closing ceremonies to follow.  After Sunday's breakfast, riders will depart for their journeys back home.
 
 On site registration will be at the Stoney Creek Resort lobby during the following hours:
 
 Thursday, August 8th from 4pm-6pm
 Friday, August 9th from 8am-9am and 4pm-6pm
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Saturday, August 10th from 8am-9am
Dale Hoke of Driftless Road Adventures and Chad Berger of the Trans-Wisconsin Adventure Trail are currently working on custom routes for both days.  Routes will be both on road as well as off road.  Many of the routes used for STAR 2018 are also available for download via the MSTA website.  Additional routes can also be found at the DRA or TWT websites.  The custom TWISTAR routes will be uploaded to the MSTA website for GPS use prior to the start of the event.  Please be advised that some of the routes mentioned may be challenging and complex.  Come prepared with a GPS capable of uploading routes or make sure you have someone to ride with who uses one.  Printed maps will be available upon request.
For any new riders who would like to be paired with an experienced rider or for any experienced riders who would like to act as mentors or MSTA ambassadors, be sure to mention this in the registration notes or when arriving at the TwiStar event.  Also mention if you will need on-site assistance to help with downloading GPS routes.  If you cannot make the registration times or if you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact the event organizer via phone or email.
 
 msta.midwest@gmail.com
 
 In addition to the Stoney Creek Resort and the Neshonoc Lakeside Camping Resort, there are several additional hotels and campgrounds in the surrounding LaCrosse area as well as many restaurants, gas stations and other points of interest.  At this time, MSTA will be the only motorcycle group staying at the Stoney Creek Resort and Neshonoc Lakeside Camping Resort.
 
 
Online Resources:
 
 
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Offline Joel S.

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Re: MSTA TWISTAR 2.0 JFF– LaCrosse Revisited
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 06:59:22 AM »
The custom TWISTAR routes will be uploaded to the MSTA website for GPS use prior to the start of the event.

have these been posted somewhere ??
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Re: MSTA TWISTAR 2.0 JFF– LaCrosse Revisited
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 09:33:26 PM »
Here are the routes for TwiStar 2.0.  The last route will be an ADV route.
Here is a list of last year's routes.
http://36000bph.com/STAR/6-8%20STAR%202018%20Route%20Index%20-%20Secured.pdf
http://www.planetreg.com/hh/raysstar18afewroutes.pdf

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Re: MSTA TWISTAR 2.0 JFF– LaCrosse Revisited
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2019, 07:34:33 AM »
Last year's STAR routes can also be found on this site under the download tab at the top of the page. Just click on it, select GPS files/members only/2018 STAR. -JEP-