The TY Giveaway Ride Munising, MI Jan 31st thru Feb 3rd, 2020
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Can you believe it's 2020 and we have been doing these rides since 2002?? WOW!! Time sure flies. This year was very nice and relaxing for me, if you can believe that, but we had plenty of snow, great friends and outstanding donations!! I was so pleased that my son and daughter could come and enjoy this special time with their TY Extended family.
Another amazing year at The Boarders Inn and Suites, our second home! We love you guys!! The Totallyamaha users and VIP members sure made this a memorable year with attendance and ticket sales. Gina (Gina), Michelle (FunSizeGraveDigger) Brian (GraveDigger) and Meaghan (Care_Bear) walked around selling 50/50 tickets to keep the lines down at the main registration table and they killed it again! Kiddy came to $485 for the winners, which we split between two people ($400 and $85). Mandatory pre registration was on Friday, the night before the the big event and it really helped things go smoothly. Thank you to all the members that came out for this ride. This is set up for all of you that participate on the site as members and especially VIP members who give more than just a registration.
Please make sure that everyone thanks the sponsors who are always there for us every year for this event. Yamaha Snowmobiles, YamalubeUSA, Yamaha Power Equipment, Pat's Motorsports, SnowStuds.com, Krause Kustoms Design, Castle X, Thunder Products Clutching, Inc., Barnofparts.com, TA Motorsports Inc., Boarders Inn & Suites of Munising, MI, RoczToyz, CrankyApe.com, Hurricane Racing Products, Dalton Industries, PORT YAMAHA, CB Performance, Ulmer Racing, Biteharder, Excell Motorsports, Dranttel Sales and Service, HyGear Suspensions, Lake Effect Snow, CURVE INDUSTRIES-, Shock Doc , MTNViper - Rollover , GRIP On Tools, JT Products, and Bergstrom Skegs. Also, a thank you goes out to yamawheels (Jim Zomchek), Tanner Zombos kid and Zombo (Joe Zomchek) for the extra effort to bring in a few prizes from Fuel Performance and Pam Zomchek - ChromaHair.
Thanks to those that helped out at the Giveaway: Frank the Tank (Stephanie Grawey), SabrinaSled (Sabrina Grawey), "B" (Brendan Bagdan) , Gina (Gina Silvers), Gravedigger (Brian Graves), Funsizegravedigger (Michelle Graves), Meaghan, Turtle (Jason Marcott), Muffin (Scott Marcott).
We cannot say Thank You enough for Angela and her staff at Boarders Inn and Suites and Pip at Half Pint Pub. They are the best and miss them already! Hope you all had a great time and we will see you on the next ride.
Fun on Thursday night when we rolled into town
Our trek Friday was to head to Lakenenland, over Marquette Mountain, and towards Gwinn for lunch at the Up North Lodge and gas. The ribs always seem to be the choice for us hearty snowmobilers. After lunch, we took trail 8 back to the hotel to start Pre-Registration by 6.
Saturday, since it was going to be a short day for us, we decided to hike into the Eben Ice Caves and have some lunch at Snack Bar in Eben. The Snack Bar sure has some excellent food.
Just a few close ups!! Thank you contributors.
Here are a few of the main winners!
Sundays ride was over to Shingleton, South down the Haywire, across by the Jack Pine and over to Big Springs for a boat ride and some lunch. After lunch, we headed south toward 4 corners and found the trail to be closed so we turned around heading north by Camel Riders, past Midway, Buckhorn and back to the hotel. The trails from Buckhorn to Camel Riders were pounded so it was one hell of ride back to the hotel and straight to the Hot Tub.
A big thanks to Gina, Meaghan, Michelle, Brian, Angela and many others for the outstanding Super Bowl Party.. the food spread was unreal.
Thank you again to everyone who participated, contributed, and volunteered their time for this event. Totallyamaha would not be here without you and we truly appreciate everyone who makes this all possible.
Thank you once again for all the fun on the TY Give Away ride. It was a great pleasure seeing everyone again and meeting new people. See you on the next ride!