Category Archives: Rallies

Get your ducks in a row for May.

Get your ducks in a row for May.

See club web site calendar for details

May 5 – 7 Georgia Mtn. Rally


May 5 – 7 The Original Mini- Rally, only 200 miles north.

May 12 – 14 Paynetown Spring Campout

If you plan to attend please sign up on web site.

May 18 – 21 European Riders Rally

This year it is a 4 day event, we have been the largest club attending for the past 7 years.

May 26 – 29 Cass Rally

Boone rally


Peggy and I are planning to attend this rally, we will be leaving on Wednesday the 10 and plan to ride 250 or so mils to stay in Slade Ky. Wednesday night most likely at a motel.

We will leave Slade Ky. Thursday morning and ride the remaining 250 or so miles to get to the rally on Thursday afternoon.

Our return ride will also be a two day ride, not sure how we will come back.

If anyone is interested in riding alone please contact me.




Boone Rally Info

Annual Daniel Boone Rally

Second Weekend in August

August 12-14, 2016

For sponsorships and more rally information, contact the rally director at:

Boone KOA – Boone, North Carolina
1258 Ray Brown Road
Boone, North Carolina 28607-8101
800-562-2806 (RV & Hookup Inquiries)

GPS Coordinates: N36 15.54, W81 39.87

It’s Annual Boone Rally Time! August 12-14-2016

“Great Riding Roads, Hospitality and Camaraderie in Cool NC Mountain Air”

The Carolinas BMW Motorcycle Owners Association invites you to join us again for the Annual Boone Rally. Did you know this motorcycle rally is unlike many other rallies?

Held at the KOA Campground in Boone, NC motorcycle riders from as far away as California and Canada have enjoyed the best riding anywhere. Rain or shine ride North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway and High Country, Southwestern Virginia and Northeastern Tennessee. Dust off that classic/vintage motorcycle and ride in. We have plenty of room for everyone and all brands!

This rally is unique in that three states are your riding playground – Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia. West Virginia and Kentucky are a stretch but possible.

Pre-registration Through August 1 Rally Fees:

Thursday August 11th early arrival – $50 per person (includes extra night camping, hot dog dinner on Thursday and all other rally activities)

Friday or Saturday, August 12th or 13th arrival – $40 per person (includes all rally activities)

Pre-registration here:   Rally Pre-registration

 After August 1 Rally Fees:

Thursday August 11th early arrival – $55 per person (includes extra night camping, hot dog dinner on Thursday and all other rally activities)

Friday or Saturday, August 12th or 13th arrival – $45 per person (includes all rally activities)

Rally Fee Includes:

  • Friday and Saturday night camping
  • Rally Pin for the first 200 attendees
  • Great Door Prizes
  • BBQ dinner catered by Woodlands Barbeque on Saturday Evening
  • Donuts & Coffee – Saturday & Sunday Mornings
  • 24hr Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Iced Tea, Lemonade

The Best Extras:

  • Rest Rooms with Hot Showers
  • Cabins available for small rental fee. (Reserve with campground)
  • A few RV sites with full hookups available
  • Free Wi-Fi – Newspapers available
  • Free Vendor Spaces
  • Swimming Pool
  • New Self-Guided Route Sheets and GPS downloads; including Dual Sport Routes

Have a question for our Rally Coordinator?
Contact us by email –



Reminders: January Club Meeting and 2016 Rallies posted

Dear Club Members:  Remember our monthly club meeting coming up on Saturday January 23 at 1:00 PM at Margie Ledgerwood’s home.  You can click on the link below to navigate to the meeting to register.  We’ll be voting for two new directors and setting up monthly club meetings for this year. Please come prepared to host a meeting this year.  You can buddy up with other members, pick a fun venue to hold the meeting, and be creative in any other way you want!  We had some great examples of creative hosting last year.

Also, the club calendar for 2016 has been updated with a few selected rallies.  You can browse through them via the Calendar page using the link below.

Thank you!

banner at MOA rally

If you have attended a MOA National Rally in the past few years you may have found the camping area by looking for the club banner.

This year I am taking a old banner, this banner was used in years gone by, but has been brought out of the archives by Martin Radtke.
You will find us inside the race track in the chartered club area, look for a canopy with the below banner on it.
I will also send out the coordinates once we get there.
Ride safe
See all you all in Billings.
Wayne Garrison

 club old banner





2015 BMW MOA National Rally reminder

If you think you are planning on attending the 2015 BMW MOA National Rally in Billings MT.

Please go to the club web site (BE SURE YOU ARE LOGGED IN) click on the calendar, find the categories,

click on rallies, find the MOA national (July 23) and click on it.

Now you should see the form with your name and info on it. You won’t see the form if you are not logged in.

All you need to do now is select housing – tent on site camping, or motel, or RV.

If you are bringing someone please enter their name.

Click on submit or update.

This will give me the needed information for getting enough tent space, and having a head count for club attendance.

We only have 8 tents and 14 people at this point.

I know of other members who are coming but haven’t signed in yet.

If you think there is a possibility that is ok too.

I will need to get this info to the charter club camping chairperson as soon as I can.

He has to start dividing up the space available.

This does not register you for MOA national rally.

The link below will do that.

If you have any problems please contact me

or 317-201-4952


We are 59 days away from the start of the 43rd annual BMW MOA International Rally.

This year it is being held at the Metrapark  308 6th Ave N Billings, Montana 59101

The dates are 7/23/2015 to 7/25/2015

If you want to show up early there is always volunteers help needed to get the rally set up and started.

The entire rally is put on by volunteers.

So far we have 12 people who have logged in to our web site and sighed on as planning to attend

You must be logged into our website to see the form.


When you fill out the form it will ask you if you are camping or staying in a motel, and who is attending you, your wife or kids.

This will provide a tent count for me to get the needed space in the chartered club camping area, along with a head count for club attendance. LAST YEAR WE GOT THE LARGEST CLUB AWARD.

I will get to the rally on Monday or Tuesday and will send out a latitude and longitude for our exact camping location.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Wayne 317-201-4952






2015 Burkesville Pictures

If you haven’t seen John Flora eat at a four star restaurant, check out this slide show featuring pictures around Burnsville, KY.

RA pre-Registration info for the RA

BMWRA 2015 Rally Registration Info

Thrills in the Hills, the 2015 National BMWRA Rally is coming, October 1-4, Harrison, AR!!! Thanks for attending past National Rallies. This one will be even better. We wanted you to be among the first to get the news and only those receiving this email have access to the official pre-registration page. There are good hotels nearby if you are not planning to camp and you’ll find a list with other news on this page:

Remember that pre-registering for the rally saves you $$$ over the price at the gate.
Here’s the link

If you have any questions or issues with your registration, please feel free to email our administrator:

….and thanks for your loyal support over the years! We’ll see you in October!

European Riders Rally

From the organizers of the European Riders Rally (Burkesville, KY)

Begin forwarded message:

From: PW630
Date: January 12, 2015 at 11:39:20 PM EST
To: pw630
Subject: European Riders Rally

This is to let you know the dates and an invite to you for the European Riders Rally for 2015.

Even if you don’t pre-register, if you will, let me know if you plan to attend so I’ll know how many shirts to order as well as steaks.

I look forward to seeing you again this year. Yeah, I know, I said last year was the last time I would chair the Rally but I caved and I’m doing it again this year.

Come on out and support me with this effort. If you don’t I’ll miss you. lol.

Hope to see you there.



2015 EUROPEAN RIDERS RALLY 2015 European Riders Rally 5/15/2015 to 5/17/2015

When: 5/15/2015
Where: Map this event »
258 Upper River Street
Burkesville, Kentucky 42717
United States
Presenter: BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville #101
Contact: Polly Wright
The rally dates are set and hope you will mark your calendar to join us this year. Riders from all over the countrygather to enjoy some of the best riding in Kentucky and Tennessee. There is something for everyone from curvy, smooth asphalt to rocky creek crossings. Camping is free on the banks of the beautiful Cumberland River and several fire pits are spread throughout the main camping area for folks to gather around and join in the fellowship. A steak dinner, excellent live music, and many door prizes add to the fun.There are well maintained toilet and showering facilities (bring your own towel and soap) and a covered pavilion. For those traveling in RVs there is limited RV parking. Most people take advantage of the camping but for those who prefer hotels there are several to choose from with the closest being within walking distance. Make your reservations early as rooms fill up quickly. For hotel information, please visit the RALLY WEBPAGE on the club site. Both guided tours and self-guided routes are offered and GPS files will be available.For more information and to register, please visit the RIDERSRALLY. We look forward to seeing you there!

2015 European Riders Rally


258 Upper River Street
Burkesville, Kentucky 42717
United States


Upcoming Spring Rallies

Wayne Garrison has added three rallies to our club calendar.  You can find out more details for each rally by clicking on the calendar entry for each one.  You’ll find them posted in the specific months they occur.

April rallies

BMW Riders of Mississippi Dogwood Trails Rally 4/3/2015 to 4/5/2015


May rallies

42nd Original Mini-Rally 5/1/2015 to 5/3/2015

Georgia Mountain Rally – Silver Celebration 5/1/2015 to 5/3/2015