Reprising their 2004 roles, the 2006 WFO-5 event will again be hosted by Warchild and HMarc Lewis. A third new host for the 2006 event is Dan Denchel of Sunnyside Yamaha.
For 2006, WFO-5 has expanded to be a three day event: July 27-30, 2006
Link: Official WFO-5 Web Site
WFO-5 will be held at the Reno Hilton in Reno, Nevada. Specifically, the event will be held within some new construction at the Reno Hilton: the "Silver State Pavilion". This is a HUGE 45,000 square foot indoor convention center. We have been authorized to park our FJR's *inside* the Pavilion. This is not a joke. We will have indoor, secured 24-hour parking that only registered WFO-5 guests can access.
The Silver State Pavilion facility contains 2 offices, private restrooms, and a registration foyer. There are two large load in doors that can be used to get the motorcycles in and out of the room with direct access to the parking lot. It is large enough that they can set up tables and chairs for us to socialize and tire-kick in air-conditioned comfort while enjoying liquid refreshments! :twisted:
The entire pavilion is 41,364 sq. ft. There are airwalls that can be closed to form two rooms of 2,200 sq. ft. each or one large room of 4,400 sq. ft. The airwalls can be left open for the social area. The room is very flexible, and can be designed any way we want it.
See: Silver State Pavilion floor map
The WFO-5 Committee has started planning this event with the goal of morphing this into the inaugural FJR1300 National Meet. We are awaiting feedback from many vendors and Yamaha USA to before going into any further details at this time. Assuming the FJR National initiative does indeed happen, the intent is to make WFO the first hosts, then rotate the "FJR National" to other regional organizers (EOM, CFO, etc), thus moving the event location around the country each year.
Come join in Reno, Nevada next July for what may be the largest single gathering of FJR's on the planet!