Get ready! The Dead Possum’s present ROTC5: Down Here It’s Moped Time!
You got yourself a vintage pedal moped? Hell yea, then you can ride! The rides are paced at about 30mph, so all we ask is that your bike is capable of at least 30 mph on flats (we know the little devils don’t love hills).
Firstly, your beautifully smiling face and secondly, your bad ass moped. Also might be a smart idea to bring any parts or tools you may need to fix your bike in the unfathomable event of it breaking down. We will stop at a gas station before each ride, but it may not be a bad idea to bring a gas can too.
The rally is ran out of Ed’s Moped Shop located on 4314 Leavenworth St, just south of the Med Center. Any accommodations near there would suit nicely. Here is a map of hotels. There’s also plenty of room at the rally point for car and tent camping. Lastly, some locals might have a couch or floor to crash on.
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Meet at Ed's Moped Shop, unload your bike, grab your rally pack and get ready to ride! Delicious grub and drinks will be available next door at Barrett's Barleycorn Pub & Grill.
This scenic ride will flow through the hillsides of Eastern Omaha. Stopping at some common riverside attractions of the city. Not to mention, a blasty tour around the airport.
Meet up at the rally point. Grab your rally pack (if you haven't). A delicious brunch will be served, curtisoy of the Dopeds. Prepare for a longer ride.
A 50-mile tour around Omaha and Ponca Hills. Highlights include: Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuge (pretty neat), Fort Calhoon (see a real fort), and Carter Lake (bring swimsuit)!
Ride ends back at Ed's Moped Shop to be dazzled by delicious pizza! Additionally, the treasure hunt you've been playing all weekend will peak and a winner will prevail. After a winner is bestod with his or her treasure, everyone will get a shot at some raffle treasures, which includes goodies from our various sponsors and a RADRADRAD bike build by the Dead Possums.
A late, longer ride through the some speedy parkways. Slow bikes need not apply. Bring a flashlight--not for the weak.
Meet up at Ed's Moped Shop and partake in a short ride to Upstream Brewery for a gourmet breakfast. The end is looming... :'(
Congrats if your bike is still running. We'll see ya next year.
Legend has it that Single Eye'd Steve was the first pirate mopeder to sail the seven seas. He and his crew, known as the Deads Possums for their leader's likeness, would dastardly plunder any ships that crossed their path. They accrued a massive treasure and gained a nasty reputation. All who sailed the seas feared their flag.
A shipwrecked colonist stumbled upon the Dead Possums' island lair. He, the lone survivor of his crew, discovered the Dead Possums' monumental treasure trove. Before the colonist had a moment to even take in the sheer magnitude of his discovery, he heard footsteps. He hid out of sight. The Dead Possum's had returned. They were packing. They loaded ALL of their treasure onto their ship, named "La Basura" which was rumored to be the fastest ship in existence. The colonist over heard grumbles from the crew about where they were taking the treasure, but gun shots erupted before he heard the location. Another colonist ship arrived to island upon seeing their sister ship's wreckage and "La Busura". There was a violent ambush and only Single Eye'd Steve survived. Bloodied and battered, he sailed off the island alone. The colonist ship attempted to finish what they started, but the "La Busura" was too fast.
A torn and tattered map was found on the island. Single Eye'd Steve nor his treasure was ever seen again...
The game is simple, earn pieces of Single Eye'd Steve's treasure map by answering trivia at various stopping points at the rally. The treasure map will be blurred until saturday night, at which point everyone's make will be made clear. The treasure map will guide you to the key for Single Eye'd Steve's treasure chest. The more trivia you got right, the better map you will have, and the better advantage you will have over your competitors! More details will follow at the rally. For now, it wouldn't be a bad idea to binge watch the Goonies a few times and brush up on your moped knowledge. Good luck!
In order to recieve a rally thirt, you must register for a rally pack and pay through this site. There will be very very very limited shirts available at the rally (don't count on it). By registering or attending the rally, you release liability from any and all ROTC organizers. Ride and attend at your own risk.
Last day to register for a tshirt is Tuesday May 29th