COMMENTS ABOUT National Ronvoy to Paul Festival 2012, Tampa, FL
National Ronvoy to Paul Festival 2012, Tampa, FL
The Ronvoy to Paul Festival Route Schedule is for those attending Paul Festival ONLY.
If you are staying for the RNC, please visit the State Ronvoy page.
IF YOU ARE A RON PAUL DELEGATE TO THE RNC
We want to help fund your trip to Tampa, and we would love to have you attend Paul Festival 2012 the weekend before the RNC begins! Please visit theRNC Delegate Page on the Paul Festival website.
Ronvoy: (noun) A vehicle that departs from one (furthest away) city, and stops in other cities to pick up additional passengers, along the most direct route to a Ron Paul r3VOLution event.
The following information is for individuals who will be traveling to Tampa for Paul Festival ONLY
Ronvoy Route Information
Note: Times indicated are based on the time-zone for the ORIGINAL DEPARTURE CITY. If your Ronvoy is departing from Spokane, Washington (Pacific Time-Zone), then the rest of the scheduled times are based on PST as well. Please keep this in mind. If you live in Sioux City, IA, you need to determine what time you depart based on the time in Spokane, WA.
If you will be a driver on your route, please specify that during registration. The driver who picks up the vehicle from each main departure city receives a complimentary 3-day pass to Paul Festival.
Departs Hertz Rent-A-Car at Spokane International on Wednesday, August 22 at 7:00am.
Arrives in Missoula, MT at 10:30-10:45am, departs at 11:00am.
Arrives in Bozeman, MT at 2:30-2:45pm, departs at 3:00pm.
Arrives in Rapid City, SD at 11:00-11:15pm, departs at 11:30pm.
Arrives in Sioux City, IA on Thursday, August 23 at 6:00-6:15am, departs at 6:30am.
Arrives in Tampa on Friday, August 24 at 8:00am.
Departs Avis Rent-A-Car at San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday, August 22 at 7:00am.
Arrives in Bakersfield, CA at 12:00-12:15pm, departs at 12:30pm.
Arrives in Flagstaff, AZ at 8:30-8:45pm, departs at 9:00pm.
Arrives in Albuquerque, NM on Thursday, August 23 at 2:00-2:15am, departs at 2:30am.
Arrives in Amarillo, TX at 7:00-7:15am, departs at 7:30am.
Arrives in Oklahoma City, OK at 12:00-12:15pm, departs at 12:30pm.
Departs Manchester, NH at Adventure Vehicle Rental on Thursday, August 23 at 8:00am.
Arrives in Boston, MA at 9:00-9:15a.m., departs at 9:30am.
Arrives in Providence, RI at 10:30-10:45am, departs at 11:00am.
Arrives in New Haven, CT at 1:00-1:15pm, departs at 2:00pm.
Arrives in Tampa at 12:00pm
DearbornDeparts Avis Rent-A-Car at Fairlane Town Center on Thursday, August 23 at 9:00am.
Arrives in Toledo, OH at 10:00-10:15am, departs at 10:30am.
Arrives in Dayton, OH at 1:00-1:15pm, departs at 1:30pm.
Arrives in Cincinnati, OH at 2:30-2:45pm, departs at 3:00pm.
Arrives in Lexington, KY at 4:45-5:00pm, departs at 5:15pm.
Arrives in Knoxville, TN at 8:15-8:30pm, departs at 8:45pm.
Arrives in Macon, GA on Friday, August 24 at 1:45-2:00am, departs at 2:15am.
Arrives in Tampa at 8:30am.
MilwaukeeDeparts Avis Rent-A-Car at General Mitchell Field on Thursday, August 23 at 9:00am.
Arrives in Terre Haute, IN at 2:30-2:45pm, departs at 3:00pm.
Arrives in Clarksville, TN at 7:00-7:15pm, departs at 7:30pm.
Arrives in Tampa on Friday, August 24 at 1:00pm.
ChicagoDeparts Avis Rent-A-Car at Midway Airport on Thursday, August 23 at 9:00am.
Arrives in Indianapolis, IN at 12:30-12:45pm, departs at 1:00pm.
Arrives in Louisville, KY at 3:00-3:15pm, departs at 3:30pm.
Arrives in Nashville, TN at 6:30-6:45pm, departs at 7:00pm.
Arrives in Atlanta, GA at 11:30-11:45pm, departs at midnight.
Arrives in Valdosta, GA on Friday, August 24 at 4:00-4:15am, departs at 4:30am.
Arrives in Tampa at 8:45am.
OmahaDeparts Budget Rent-A-Car at 11625 W. Dodge Road on Thursday, August 23 at 9:00am.
Arrives in St. Joseph, MO at 11:30-11:45am, departs at 12:00pm.
Arrives in Springfield, MO at 4:00-4:15pm, departs at 4:30pm.
Arrives in Jonesboro, AR at 8:30-8:45pm, departs at 9:00pm.
Arrives in Memphis, TN at 10:15-10:30pm, departs at 10:45pm.
Arrives in Birmingham, AL on Friday, August 24 at 2:45-3:00am, departs at 3:15am.
Arrives in Montgomery, AL at 5:00-5:15am, departs at 5:30am.
Arrives in Gainesville, FL at 11:45-12:00pm, departs at 12:15pm.
Arrives in Tampa at 3:00pm.
Kansas CityDeparts Avis Rent-A-Car at Kansas City International Airport on Thursday, August 23 at 9:00am.
Arrives in Columbia, MO at 11:30-11:45am, departs at 12:00pm.
Arrives in Saint Louis, MO at 2:15-2:30pm, departs at 2:45pm.
Arrives in Tampa on Friday, August 24 at 8:00am.
WichitaDeparts Avis Rent-A-Car at Mid-Continent Airport on Thursday, August 23 at 9:00am.
Arrives in Tulsa, OK at 12:00-12:15pm, departs at 12:30pm.
Arrives in Little Rock, AR at 5:00-5:15pm, departs at 5:30pm.
Arrives in Vicksburg, MS at 9:45-10:00pm, departs at 10:15pm.
Arrives in Mobile, AL on Friday, August 24 at 2:45-3:00am, departs at 3:15am.
Arrives in Tallahassee, FL at 7:15-7:30am, departs at 7:45am.
Arrives in Tampa at 12:30pm.
AustinDeparts Avis Rent-A-Car at Austin-Bergstrom International on Thursday, August 23 at 9:00am.
Arrives in Houston, TX at 12:00-12:15pm, departs at 12:30pm.
Arrives in Lake Charles, LA at 3:00-3:15pm, departs at 3:30pm.
Arrives in Baton Rouge, LA at 5:45-6:00pm, departs at 6:15pm.
Arrives in Pensacola, FL at 10:45-11:00pm, departs at 11:15pm.
Arrives in Tampa at 7:00am.
St. Paul Departs Avis Rent A Car at Downtown St Paul Hilton Garden Inn on Thursday, August 23 at 9:00am
Arrives in Cedar Rapids, IA at 1:30-1:45pm, departs at 2:00pm.
Arrives in Marietta, GA on Friday, August 24 at 4:00-4:15am, departs at 4:30am.
Arrives in Tampa at 12:30pm.
AkronDeparts Avis Rent A Car at Akron-Canton Airport on Thursday, August 23 at 9:00am
Arrives in Pittsburgh, PA at 11:00-11:15am, departs at 11:30am.
Arrives in Morgantown, WV at 1:00-1:15pm, departs at 1:30pm.
Arrives in Columbia, SC at 9:30-9:45pm, departs at 10:00pm.
Arrives in Tampa at 7:00am.
The Fine PrintReturn Trip Information for Ronvoy Travelers (Who are NOT delegates):All Ronvoy vehicles will depart Tampa immediately following the Veterans for Ron Paul march on Monday, August 27, 2012..The following vehicles are due back to the original departure city on August 28, 2012 at 9:00pm:New York City, Chicago, Omaha, Wichita, Austin, Akron The following vehicles are due back to the original departure city on August 29, 2012 at 9:00am:Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dearborn, Saint Paul, New England The following vehicles are due back to the original departure city on August 30, 2012 at 7:00pm:Spokane FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What is Paul Festival 2012? Paul Festival 2012 (http://www.paulfestival.com) is a weekend long music and liberty festival, with entertainment and activism. It begins on Friday, August 24, 2012 and ends on Sunday, August 26, 2012. We will also participate in the Veterans for Ron Paul march during the start of the Republican National Convention on Monday, August 27, 2012, after which we will head home. Which Ronvoy route should I choose? Travelers should register for the route that is closest to the city you will depart from. So if you're coming from the Memphis area, you'll register for the Omaha Ronvoy. You will depart from the home city on either August 22nd or 23rd, depending upon which city you are departing from, arrive in Tampa on the 24th...enjoy the weekend of events...then depart for home on the 27th after the Veterans march, arriving back home on either the evening of the 28th or the afternoon/evening of the 29th, depending upon how far away the original departure city is. How is the rate for a particular Ronvoy route determined? Revolution Travel Management is an entirely non-profit travel & lodging brokerage. Our Committee volunteers are not paid for their service of coordinating travel & lodging for liberty events. They do it because they believe in the cause. Travelers pay the EXACT amount per person for each vehicle and for fuel. There is no trick to this. Revolution Travel Management contracts with various car rental agencies through the nation, including Avis, Budget and others. We are able to reserve bulk amounts of vehicles at the lowest rate possible. We divide the total cost of the vehicle, including the rent fee, insurance and tax, by the number of passengers on the vehicle. We then calculate the cost of fuel for the route. Starting from the original departure city, we determine the total mileage to Tampa and back. We divide that by the miles per gallon of the vehicle (15mpg). After computing the amount of gallons of fuel required, we multiply that number by $5 per gallon. We take that total cost of fuel and divide it by the number of passengers per vehicle on the route. Approximately one week prior to the driver's departure date, we transfer the fuel funds to him directly. He then holds complete responsibility for paying for the fuel for the Ronvoy from that point forward. Note: Some routes may encounter toll fees. Travelers are asked to share in the responsibility of paying these fees throughout travel. Where possible, RTM has coordinated routes avoiding tolls as much as possible, while reasonably coordinating a route that is the most direct route to Tampa. *Yes, we know fuel isn't $5 per gallon EVERYWHERE, but in the major cities it is getting close - we don't want to cut ANY vehicle short of fuel. Any minute amount of fuel money that may be left over is given to the driver who picked up the vehicle, for his dedicated service to the cause of liberty, at the end of the trip. How does the Ronvoy work? The vehicles hold 12 or 15 people each. We sell the spots to twelve or fifteen people per vehicle per route. Once all the spots on a particular vehicle have been sold on a route, we pay for the vehicle directly from the Revolution Travel Management account with traveler funds. Ronvoy vehicles are driven by volunteer drivers who are also paid travelers on the route. Revolution Travel Management transfers the TOTAL amount of money required for fuel for the entire route to the driver in advance of the departure date. The driver agrees to be responsible for picking up the vehicle at the correct time and to travel the route as required to pick up all travelers who have been assigned to his or her vehicle. The driver communicates with his Ronvoy route coordinator (the volunteer who is organizing the passengers into vehicles for that route) regarding specific pickup locations in each city. Driver Information:Qualified Drivers are required for every Ronvoy route vehicle. A qualified driver will be at least 25 years of age, with a valid drivers license.
If ticket purchaser will be a driver and is qualified, please indicate so on registration form when paying for ticket. Drivers are responsible for ensuring timely and safe travel for all passengers. Revolution Travel Management does not require a DMV check, however the vehicle companies we contract through may do so at vehicle pick-up.
Drivers are responsible for communicating with the Ronvoy coordinator with any unanticipated changes throughout travel.
IMPORTANT: ALL drivers are asked to volunteer IN TAMPA for various transportation needs over the weekend of Paul Festival. Volunteer drivers will be utilized to transport talent to and from their lodging locations in Tampa during Paul Festival. We ask that drivers take the responsibility very seriously and understand the commitment you are making before volunteering to be a driver. Please DO NOT volunteer to be a driver IN TAMPA if you cannot fulfill your commitment completely.
For more information on being a driver, please don't hesitate to contact Susan Wolfe directly at 424-254-8911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drivers will be provided with all confirmed and paid traveler's contact information. Driver information will be provided to all travelers on August 1, 2012. It is the traveler's responsibility to contact the driver directly with any questions or concerns regarding travel.
It is the traveler's sole responsibility to arrive at the departure location on time in the pick-up city, as well as at the departure location for shuttles provided to and from Tampa. Travelers are encouraged to arrive at least thirty minutes early for departure. Travelers are expected to communicate with the driver on issues regarding schedule. Drivers will be in contact with travelers to confirm departure location and estimated arrival time.
There are NO REFUNDS for being late/missing the departure of the Ronvoy. It is ABSOLUTELY in the best interest of the traveler to be in contact with your driver regularly. Unless route is cancelled due to low participation, all sales are FINAL.
Vehicles are 12 and 15 passenger vans - NOT buses. RTM utilizes passenger vans for several reasons:
1. This allows travelers to be flexible in their travel - stop to eat, use the restroom, stretch at leisure.
2. This allows travelers to have transportation to and from all the events in Tampa.
3. Rather than using personal vehicles, we utilize rental vehicles so that in the event of mechanical error, travelers are ensured that the company will get them back on the road.
Luggage space WILL BE LIMITED! Travelers are encouraged to pack ONE BAG only. Come on! No one's going to care what you look like at a Ron Paul event! In addition to your bag, we recommend a pillow. For those travelers who are tent camping, please try to consolidate your camping equipment as much as possible, i.e. roll your tent inside your sleeping bag if possible. Please be courteous to your fellow liberty-loving travelers.
Is there other camping available when the Fairgrounds sells out?
The Revolution Campground is at CAMPFEST 2012 at CAMP LIBERTY, a privately owned oasis of freedom hosted by fellow Ron Paul supporter Jeff Griffin. Camping spots at Camp Liberty are sold separately on a per person basis. Transportation via Ronvoy will be provided to events in Tampa.
Ronvoy Payment Information:
PayPal payments are preferred, however you may also pay by check or money order.
Mail Checks and Money Orders to:
Revolution Travel Management
1725 S. 155th W. Suite 6, Goddard, KS 67052
Full payment must be received by July 31, 2012. Traveler will receive confirmation email within 3 days of payment receipt.
No cancellations except in the event of route cancellation, however ticket may be transferred to another traveler by contacting Susan Wolfe at (424) 254-8911.
Revolution Travel Management created the Ronvoy process for the purpose of transporting thousands of attendees to liberty events nationwide. RTM is an entirely non-profit travel & lodging brokerage. Our committee is made up entirely of volunteers, who donate our time and energy toward coordinating low-cost travel & lodging for attendees of national Liberty events.