Motorcycle Enthusiasts Ages 18-80 Deem Colorado a Prime Destination for Annual Event
June marks the 2017 STAR Rally in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO – June 8, 2017 – Hundreds of motorcycles are set to roll into Colorado Springs the second week of June. Motorcycle Sport Touring Association, a world-wide motorcycle touring club, will host their 2017 STAR Rally in Colorado Springs. Approximately 300 MSTA members will arrive in the area Saturday, June 10th, departing on Thursday, June 15th.
The Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau has been assisting the group since April of 2016. MSTA members will take part in several educational conferences held at host property Hotel Eleganté Conference and Event Center. Topics such as safety strategies, world-wide travel, and the newest technology ideally suited to motorcycles will be covered. In addition, MSTA members will have an opportunity to explore Colorado’s scenic countryside throughout the Pike, Lake Isabel, Arapahoe, White River and Roosevelt National Forests.
Riders will support local attractions and restaurants during their time here along the Front Range including Zoka’s restaurant in Pine. The site will host a rally luncheon Tuesday at the Pine Valley Ranch Park Open Area. Each attendee is estimated to spend $1200 – $1500 over their average stay of six days. Many attendees will continue to tour Colorado after the rally, extending the economic benefit to diverse areas of the state. An estimated overall economic impact for Colorado Springs is $350,000 – $450,000.
MSTA members are motorcycle sport touring enthusiasts who look for quality motorcycling experiences and believe in safety, fun, camaraderie and riding enhancement values. Most MSTA members ride sport touring style motorcycles. While the median age of MSTA members is around 60, members range from late teens to late eighties.
Media Contact: Dennis Villarose