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I was not contacted. BUT if you log into your Rivian account, on the left side of the page there is a menu with icons. One of those is a calendar icon for "Events" - that icon had a highlighted "1" next to it to there was one new event.

Then, if you click on that icon you will find a form to sign up for a First Mile drive. I believe they will end on 4/29, so hurry and If you'd like to reserve a spot for a test drive in a RIVIAN. You can even sign up two others to attend the event with you.

I found the event announcement last night. They have confirmed my request via email today for a test drive on 4/21/2022, and they are bringing the vehicle to my house here in Vancouver, Washington for me to see it.

I hope other's may see this and have an opportunity also!
 

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Unfortunately, no calendar icons on my account... I just talked with a Customer Service Rep and there are no plans (currently) for a similar event or access in the Seattle area.. :(
 

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I live in Portland and did not receive an email. Nor is there an "Events" icon on my account page. Looks like I have to chat CS later today...
Huh?...I'm sorry that you didn't see an event notification on your account page.

Because my confirmation notice also told me I could find out more about my scheduled demo drive by following a link to customer support. When I clicked on the link, this message popped up:

"What can I expect during a demo drive?

For demo drive experiences, you’ll receive an invitation to schedule through your Rivian Account when the opportunity is available in your area. During your demo drive, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the vehicle’s acceleration, capabilities and interior features — including materials and in-vehicle navigation.
During mobile drives, you choose the starting point and we bring a Rivian to you. You’ll be guided by one of our Field Specialists through a vehicle walk-around followed by a 30 minute drive in your area.
During Venice Hub drives, you will have the opportunity to experience a Rivian vehicle on a set route, allowing you to explore a variety of vehicle features. We also have display vehicles on site with with additional configurations and accessories. Rivian team members will be available help answer your questions about charging, storage and more, before or after your drive appointment — just make sure to check our hours of operation and plan accordingly."

Clearly it says, "For demo drive experiences, you’ll receive an invitation to schedule through your Rivian Account when the opportunity is available in your area."

Does it mean, if you don't get an invitation through your account page than you can't get a demo? I have no idea...but if and when they do show up for an R1T for demo, I'll try to find out more if I can.

In the meantime, if you are a preorder customer from Portland, Oregon, it may be a good idea to keep an eye on the "events" button on your accounts page in the event that the heavens shine a light on you?
 

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Huh?...I'm sorry that you didn't see an event notification on your account page.

Because my confirmation notice also told me I could find out more about my scheduled demo drive by following a link to customer support. When I clicked on the link, this message popped up:

"What can I expect during a demo drive?

For demo drive experiences, you’ll receive an invitation to schedule through your Rivian Account when the opportunity is available in your area. During your demo drive, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the vehicle’s acceleration, capabilities and interior features — including materials and in-vehicle navigation.
During mobile drives, you choose the starting point and we bring a Rivian to you. You’ll be guided by one of our Field Specialists through a vehicle walk-around followed by a 30 minute drive in your area.
During Venice Hub drives, you will have the opportunity to experience a Rivian vehicle on a set route, allowing you to explore a variety of vehicle features. We also have display vehicles on site with with additional configurations and accessories. Rivian team members will be available help answer your questions about charging, storage and more, before or after your drive appointment — just make sure to check our hours of operation and plan accordingly."

Clearly it says, "For demo drive experiences, you’ll receive an invitation to schedule through your Rivian Account when the opportunity is available in your area."

Does it mean, if you don't get an invitation through your account page than you can't get a demo? I have no idea...but if and when they do show up for an R1T for demo, I'll try to find out more if I can.

In the meantime, if you are a preorder customer from Portland, Oregon, it may be a good idea to keep an eye on the "events" button on your accounts page in the event that the heavens shine a light on you?
Thanks for the additional info. I contacted CS. No response on why I don't have an events tab on my account page, but the rep told me that it's invite only - just as you wrote. My R1S delivery is currently 'scheduled' for 1st half of 2023 so I'm well buried. Maybe I'll get lucky and an invite will pop in my inbox...fingers crossed.
 

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Unfortunately, no calendar icons on my account... I just talked with a Customer Service Rep and there are no plans (currently) for a similar event or access in the Seattle area.. :(
Me either and one the owners in our Tesla group is getting a test ride in PDX as they do work for Rivian.

After I saw that, I emailed Rivian about a test drive but no reply, been a week.

Kind of poor customer relations.
 

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Me either and one the owners in our Tesla group is getting a test ride in PDX as they do work for Rivian.

After I saw that, I emailed Rivian about a test drive but no reply, been a week.

Kind of poor customer relations.
Since you're a fellow Eagle fan in Portland, hit me up and you can check mine out. It arrived three weeks ago.
 

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I had mine yesterday. I live in Beaverton. They brought an el cap with the black 20 offroads to my house. Had it for a little o er an hour. Drove for about 10 miles I woukd say. Rep was really nice. Learned they are building a service center in the nw yeon area. I was excited to learn that. He said there was alot of oregon orders. Said Bend had alot. Overall was a good hands on experience. Solid build.
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I had mine yesterday. I live in Beaverton. They brought an el cap with the black 20 offroads to my house. Had it for a little o er an hour. Drove for about 10 miles I woukd say. Rep was really nice. Learned they are building a service center in the nw yeon area. I was excited to learn that. He said there was alot of oregon orders. Said Bend had alot. Overall was a good hands on experience. Solid build. View attachment 5396
What stood out the most for you during your time with the R1T @Bkerrpdx?
 

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I had mine yesterday. I live in Beaverton. They brought an el cap with the black 20 offroads to my house. Had it for a little o er an hour. Drove for about 10 miles I woukd say. Rep was really nice. Learned they are building a service center in the nw yeon area. I was excited to learn that. He said there was alot of oregon orders. Said Bend had alot. Overall was a good hands on experience. Solid build.
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I live in Felida, WA and nothing on my order for R1S but I ordered it back in early December so God only knows when mine will come available. I would love to see the R!T if someone in the area has one!!
 

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"We're prioritizing invites based on preorder holder status and delivery timing."

Sounds like the idea is to make sure people close to getting delivery get a chance to drive the Rivian before buying which is how it should be. Fortunately we have enough Rivians getting delivered to PNW area to cadge demo rides from our fellow Rivaneers if we are far down the list.
 
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