The HU event in Creel IS CANCELLED due to circumstances beyond our control. We are very
unhappy to have to cancel, but after much effort and consideration feel it is necessary.
The page you found with details was not officially "released" and thus showed old information - there was never a link to it.
The page now has full and up-to-date details on the cancellation
The ADVRider site is VERY misleading - and I am not happy.
Here is what I posted there to help clarify the issue:
Sorry to not have clarified this sooner - between our recent nightmare move and 2 HU events in North Carolina and UK back to back, we've been swamped. Here's the full story of why this is no longer a Horizons Unlimited Meeting:
Gerardo wrote us with the following:
"I have been hired by "Rio y Montana" Mexico's largest and most reputable adventure travel outfitter. I am in charge of developing their Moto-expeditions business...
...I intend to use the HU meeting as the launching plataform for the international market... we will be flying journalists who write for adventure riding, touring, and dual sport type magazines, covering meals and lodging, and providing them with BMW GSX-Challenge bikes to ride (there will be one for you obviously) All of this sponsored by BMW Mexico, and three other companies we have signed contracts with.
... I must ask that we please do the following: Limit the number of presentations, and be selective as it relates to content and value. The main presentation spot will be given to Rio y Montana for the project launching."
We have been really struggling with this event - its purpose, what makes sense and can it be a win-win for us all. Unfortunately, the proposed schedule and format is not in line with our objectives for Horizons Unlimited meetings. We didn't feel we could ask our people to pay to attend a product launch. The press coverage is not of interest to us, and would cause confusion with our branding and what we're all about. There were other considerations, including financial risk, as Horizons
was asked to put up $2,000 advance funding for the hotel.
Regretfully, after much agonizing, we have decided that Horizons Unlimited will not do an event in Mexico this year
- we did not want to do a competing event which would just cause confusion.
We are rethinking next year's location and format, and considering a dual-sport orienteering event, a format which we are launching in the Spanish Pyrenees 1-2 September (test event last year). http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/humm/
Anyone who wishes to go to Mexico for Gerardo's "Chabochis Motorcycle Rally" can get in touch with him directly to make arrangements. Just be clear it is NOT a Horizons Unlimited event, and I will not be attending. Safe riding, hope to see you next year.
Grant and Susan Johnson