Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tractor Ride 2013 Pics

We started the day thinking we had a good weather forecast but they missed it. The rain did not dissipate as it moved south and it rained all morning. We shortened the ride by about 10 miles and took a shortcut home. We still had a good time! It was good to see old friends and meet a few new friends. Thanks to everyone who came to participate and all those who helped put it on.

See you next year. Saturday July 12th, 2014

Higher quality pictures are available by sending Duane an email.



Here is the group leaving from school.

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Ossian was going to be the halfway point but we shortened the ride a little.
A few people went to the stores in Ossian to get sweatshirts and coats. This is a video of the group leaving the Ossian park.
 
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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 burkej@nicc.edu bouskad@nicc.edu gruben@nicc.edu