Sunday, July 15, 2012

2012 Tractoride Memories

Fifty one tractors started the day with a little threat of rain and I think most people there would have been happy to drive in the rain if it meant they were getting a little at home. The first half of the ride we had a few break downs but they either got solved or hauled and the second half went well. We got back in just in time to enjoy some great food and conversation. It was good to see old friends and make a few new friends. We look forward to next year on the second Saturday in July (July 13th) to do it all again. Who knows maybe my "B" will be mobile by then. I would like to thank Kristi, Eileen, Neil, Rodney, Laura, Lori Lee and all the students that helped with the event. I would also like to thank everyone for participating and we hope to see you again next year.

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2012 Tractorcade Agenda, July 14th

Schedule for the 2012 Tractorcade

Friday July 13th
Arrive at school before 8pm to get your toys inside the fence.

Saturday July 14th
8:00 AM School will be open.
9:30 AM Get the tractors lined up for the tractorcade
10:00 AM take off on the tractorcade
11:30 AM stop at Ft. Atkinson Community Center for water
1:30 PM arrive back at school for lunch at JD Tech area
Eat lunch, loadup and say goodbye till next year

If you don't have a tractor just come to socialize.See you there.

What we want to see on the ride

John Deere tractors, of course (other colors are welcome)
A cab is allowed but open station is preferred
Drivers and riders must have there own seat. (Not a fender)
Tractors built before 1973
Must be able to run at least 12 MPH
Must be safe to operate on public roads
The tractor need not be restored, it can be in its work clothes

The Ride Rules

2012, NICC John Deere Tech Tractorcade

I, ___________________________, hereby pledge to hold safety as the highest priority on the NICC John Deere Tech Tractorcade 2010. The safety of my fellow riders and the public traveling on the route is of the utmost importance. I pledge to obey the following rules:

· To hold a valid drivers license.

· To follow all traffic laws

· To only use cell phones in case of emergency.

· To not carry riders,

· To never pass other Tractorcade tractors

· To stay with assigned group

· To depart during assigned group's designated time

· To not have bicycle companions

· To not pull campers or trailers. Small carts or wagons are permitted.

· To post SMV sign

· Rearview mirrors are recommended

· To follow the designated route

· To abide by the decisions of the Ride Management Team,

· Good working brakes required!

· Drinking of Alcoholic beverages is not allowed on public roadways

Other Things of Interest

If you are looking for something to do Saturday morning:

Vesterheim, Norwegian Museum in Decorah
Bily Clocks, Museum in Spillville
Swimming Pool, Calmar
Shopping, Decorah has a very nice downtown

2009 Tractorcade and 20th Anniversary Celebration

We will be celebrating our 20th anniversary with a tractor ride and a camping/picnic celebration July 10-11th. Contact Jay, Neil or Duane for more information. 1.800.728.2256 Email at