TGB4 2013 Announcing "To Go Before 2013" - A National Owners Celebration | June 14-16 2013

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  1. Danny

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    For over a decade, PriusChat has been a great tool for bringing Prius enthusiasts together online. But, in the last few years, I’ve looked for ways to extend a physical dimension to the existing digital bonds we all share. I wanted to find a way to create an event that would not only focus on helping Prius owners learn more about their cars, but also provide opportunities to spend leisure time with other owners who share similar interests.

    Today, thanks to Toyota’s support, I’m happy to announce the first annual national celebration for owners of the first family of hybrids: To Go Before. To Go Before 2013 (or, as we call it, TGB4) will be held June 14, 15, & 16 in Riverside, California. With a fun mix of activities like a Friday afternoon service project, a Friday night party, all-day Saturday activities, and a huge Prius caravan through the mountains to Lake Arrowhead on Sunday morning, we’ve got a full weekend planned.

    Many of you wise Prius owners out there will pick up on the meaning of our gathering’s name: To Go Before. It’s the latin translation for Prius. While Russell Frost (What Drives Us podcast) and I have been spending many many months planning this year’s event, we wanted to come up with a name that carries an insider’s meaning - like a password for Prius enthusiasts.

    Register (use promo code 'PriusChat' for $30 off)

    TGB4 Schedule | Hotel & Travel | FAQ

    plus you can read lots more about it at http://www.togobefore.com.

    I look forward to seeing you in June at the California Citrus Historic State Park!
     
  2. JAQBAUER

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    Its a long way to go from Florida. I suggest an East Coat and West Coast event. There's a whole lot of Prius owners on the Eastern Seaboard that should not be ignored.
     
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    Even further from the UK
     
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    I'm in!
    It's a long drive from Alameda. Maybe some of us NorCal owners can caravan down there.
     
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    Crazy drive from Minnesota. Wish it was in the Central USA so it was a more fair drive for everyone :(

    Mike
     
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    I would like to thank the other members for allowing me to be the first to say "Congratu-freakin'-lations" on pulling this all together! (y)

    And to even get Toyota's blessing. Also, possibly, some Toyota backing.

    It's a long and boring drive from Chicago. So I'm flying!
     
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    I want to try and make this so bad. My girlfriend is graduating on the 14th from UC Riverside so I will be there anyways and she lives 12 miles away from the park.
     
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    I'd be interested in hearing more.
     
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    Count me in.
     
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    It was a tough decision to place the event in SoCal, but there was a lot of hard data to back up the location choice. I'd love to see folks from across the nation come, but understand that it will be hard for some to make the trip.

    I do hope that we'll have some sort of carpooling or shuttle service to bring people from LAX to Riverside.
     
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    Great location choice, I'm going to try to make it. I just don't know my work scedual that far out and it changes almost every month. Keep the updates coming.
     
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    The schedule of events at the web site is impressive.

    For those flying in you may want to consider using Ontario Airport. It is closer to Riverside, CA.
     
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    "To Go Before 2013" ....hmm....

    I suppose it's better than my suggestion...

    2013-The First Annual "Smug Together!"

    Have fun guys....gals....

    Come to think of it....To Go Before...is a good slogan. My parents always use to tell me "To Go Before" a long road trip....and with the Prius's MPG range? To Go Before is always a good idea.
     
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    Maybe...
     
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    Very tempting ...
    Perhaps PC can help us arrange car pooling.
     
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    mnml Ain't nobody got time for that.

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    This looks like a lot of fun. I'll try to attend. Will there be charging stations available for us PIP owners? ;) lol
     
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    California has plenty of vacation destinations if you decide to make the trip. Yosemite Park is north but worth the effort. image.jpg
     
  18. 3prongpaul

    3prongpaul Hybrid Shop Owner, worked on 100's of Prius's

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    Sounds like a great event...I'm gonna try real hard to get down to SoCal.
     
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    Sounds like a great event...I'd like to get me one of those huge Prius caravans too...is that a like really big new Hybrid minivan?
     
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    If you drive your Prius best to remember your plate number. Because the Blizzard White Prius will be bountiful in the parking lot. :)
     
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