The little town of Forks is going to be visited by an unfathomable number of motorcyle riders next weekend. I am not sure if our town is ready but here they come ready or not. Every inch of extra space has been acquired for camping space and for a little sleepy town who hosts a few hundred people on the 4th of July festivities we are being told we will have over 5,000 to 9,000 folks coming here to enjoy the loopy roads around Forks. The run scheduled for Saturday is to go up to Neah Bay and back through Clallam Bay and Sekiu as I understand. Hopefully they have been warned also.
The logistics behind this many people is pretty mind bogeling. Our promoters and the towns events co-ordinator have done a splendid job of getting ready. I am pretty certain there is not an extra port-a-potty to be had. Many service organizations are planning on helping with the feeding process. The local Elks Lodge has been preparing for the past several weeks. So the anticipation starts, you know, like when you plan a party and you are so afraid no one will come. And of course you worry for nothing because they all show up and everyone has a splendid time. Then you worry about will you have enough to feed and water everyone.
I keep smiling to myself because as crazy wild as this might be, it is exciting to be part of the party.