I know some don't like the idea of multiple riding groups, but I don't see how we can accomodate all of the various riding preferences in one group. Some don't ever want to ride in dirt (tried it didn't like it) and some like dirt better than paved surfaces. I don't think we should exclude anyone based on the surfaces they like to ride on. The other challenge for planning will be finding a site that has good campsites, cabins and exciting terrain both paved and unpaved. The best facilities will always fill up early which means people will have to commit early.
In my mind, the group is made up of people who are motorcycling enthusiasts (as opposed to "bikers"), enjoy camping and the company of other like minded people, enjoy riding on new roads and trails in new areas, and people that have experience with VStroms and other ADV type bikes. We should not try to force our riding or accomodation likes/dislikes onto others in the group, but if someone wants to learn new riding techniques, learn more about a specific bike or accessories, etc. we can offer them assistance and support. If people want to break into smaller groups that offer similar paces and surfaces, that should be OK too. At the end of the day we can come together at the camp and share our stories and experiences. It worked great last year at Romney and I think it can here too!