[CR]CIRQUE UPDATE 2/7/08


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Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 13:45:40 -0500
From: "Wayne Bingham" <blkmktbks@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
cc: wbingham753@gmail.com
Subject: [CR]CIRQUE UPDATE 2/7/08

Just a few Cirque updates.

REGISTRATION:

We have started receiving registration forms, and have recently updated the "Sign-ups" page on the web site. Please understand that we can't respond personally to each registrant confirming that we received their form. We will try and update the sign-up list on the site every couple weeks, so please check there to see if your name appears, and that the the events you have signed up for are indicated. If not, please contact me at the address on the web site.

We still do not have our electronic registration set up, but hope to have that sorted out shortly after I return from NAHBS.

I would like to encourage everyone to register as soon as you can. The event is getting a lot of exposure outside the CR community, and I don't want anyone to miss out on something (due to procrastination) that fills up early. Registration will also help our cash-flow, since we have had to commit a number of deposits to secure certain services and venues.

As an incentive, we would like to announce that the first 75 people to register for at least two of the main events (Auction, Seminars and Banquet) will receive a Cirque commemorative gift, available at an opening reception on Friday. All those that have already registered, regardless of the number of events, will be included in the promotion.

HOTEL:

The event hotel, Best Western Leesburg, is now fully booked. Of the 99 available rooms, we have secured about 75. If possible, I would like to start a "Bank" for rooms that have already been reserved, but may have to be released due to changed plans. If you have booked a room, and cannot attend, please contact me. We (the Cirque) will secure that room in the event's name, transfer that room to our "Bank" and make it available to anyone waiting. Obviously, we also need to start a "Waiting List" of those wanting a room, so please contact me if you want to be on that list. I have a meeting with the hotel next week, and will set all this in motion with them then. I will also gather some alternative hotel info, and make that available shortly after I am back in town.

SCHEDULE:

We will announcing the Seminar line-up and details sometime in the next couple of weeks. I'm waiting on confirmation in a couple areas, and hope to nail that down after NAHBS, when every one's focus can lean toward the Cirque.

More info on the schedule of events will also be available soon. Keep checking the web site for updates and new info.

http://www.cirqueducyclisme.com/

Really sorry that I'll miss seeing everyone at Westminster. Will someone please take some pictures (especially of all the Sheldon Browns milling about). As announced earlier, the Fixed-Gear ride at this year's and subsequent Cirques will be in tribute to Sheldon.

Looking forward to seeing lots of you at NAHBS.

Cheers.

Wayne Bingham
Lovettsville VA USA