I just talked to the school. Currently, the Sept 2-3 session is wide open (no registrants), so that is a great option.
Also, they would be willing to add a little extra sand training, etc. to prepare everyone for the Northern Michigan trails if people would want.
Who would be in for a Sept 2-3 school?
For anyone interested here is a quick summary:
The trip would be most fun with a ride over on Thursday, Sept 1st, attending the riding school on Fri/Sat, then riding home on Sunday the 4th. It’s possible to ride back after the school on Saturday, but that makes for a long day. It is about a 300 mile ride to the school. It’s about a 5-1/2 hour drive taking the freeway, or a couple hours longer to take the Lake Huron/Georgian Bay route which is more scenic.
You can use your own bike, or rent one of theirs.
I attended earlier this year, and it was a lot of fun. They teach the BMW 2-Day Off-Road Curriculum which is the same as South Carolina, or RawHyde from what I understand.
The website link to the school is: http://www.bmwhorseshoe.com
The school is located at a ski resort, so there are the typical ski-resort type of amenities onsite at the Horseshoe Resort. http://www.horseshoeresort.com As of Aug. 5th, there was a lot of available rooms. They have a special rate for BMW school attendees. It is only available online (not on the telephone) via this link: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=23340&Chain=6158&promo=Smart
There is also a KOA campground located about 4 miles down the road. http://koa.com/campgrounds/barrie/
While this is not specifically a BMW TCD event, it would be fun to have a big group ride over from the area and attend the school.