Rendez-vous 2008

Welcome to the Rendez-vous 2008 rally.

The sophomore edition of the Rendez-vous rally has come and gone and what a rally it was...

On behalf of the entire organizing committee, I would like to congratulate all the participants for completing the rally and thank them for making it a success.

Our top three finishers were:
   1st place: Cameron Sanders
   2nd place: Jennyfer Audet
   3rd place: Jacques Titolo

Click here to view the complete results.

In the inaugural edition, we had the pleasure of welcoming a multiple IBR finisher. This year, we had three participants who have been "chosen" and are hoping to be graduates of the IBR class of 2009 (we wish them all good luck!).

It was also a rally of "firsts": first female participant, first passenger (though she changed her mind and went shopping instead), first time at our new Rally HQ. We also had our first DNFs (ouch!).

Our riders departed before the sun came up, and with bad weather brewing all day, most got rained upon at some point, but the weather couldn't dampen their spirits as everyone came back with an amazing story to share. The theme this year was the "undercover" rally, and our "special agents" chased covered bridge bonus locations all day.

The goal of the Rendez-vous rally is to introduce LD rallying to the uninitiated while still providing a playground for the "Big Dogs". In this sense, the organizing committee feels that the second edition is an unadulterated success…and the third edition will be even better. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 12th, 2009 (registration opens in April).

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors, including Evasion BMW, Firstgear, LD Comfort and Aerostich for making the Rendez-vous rally possible.

Ride safe.
Kevin Craft