Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day, Oregon
Join us at the Grant County Fairgrounds, nestled in the scenic Strawberry Mountains, John Day Oregon, for a weekend of terrific riding, seminars, food and fellowship. This historic city is located at the Junction of Hwys 395 and 26. Enjoy the West’s best riding; gold and cattle country, refreshing mountain passes, painted hills, river canyons, and wide open desert. All this in one day’s riding! Visit the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument or any of four different museums. Begin planning your trip now! Oregon is for Riders! Come to John Day and see what we mean!
On-Line registration for the 2017 Chief Joseph Rally will open in February of 2017.
•Organized tours to selected attractions.
•Self guided maps with touring and off-road routes.
•Tech sessions, seminars, door prizes, awards, entertainment and more are scheduled.
•Commemorative Rally T-Shirt and hats will be available for sale.
Food & Lodging
•A light Friday night dinner and full Saturday evening dinner are provided in rally fee.
•On site food vendors and in town restaurants available for other meals.
•Beer garden on site.
•The Grant County Fairgrounds, on the John Day River, offers green grass camping and hot showers!
•Reservations required for adjacent RV Park extra cost involved.
•Excellent motel accommodations*, dining options and shopping are just three blocks from the Fairgrounds.
•Leashed pets are welcome.
We encourage everyone to pre-register for the rally.
•Pre-Registration: $50 BMWRO members / $60 non-members
•Gate Registration: $60 BMWRO members / $70 non-members
•12 yrs and younger: $10
Day Pass: $20 per person, meals not included; passes can only be purchased at the gate.
*Here are four hotels or motels close to the fargrounds:
Best Western John Day Inn
315 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845
Americas Best Value Inn
390 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845
Budget 8 Motel
711 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845
Americas Best Value Inn
390 West Main Street, John Day, OR 97845
We’ve got a great location for the 2017 RA Rally. 50 miles south of “Big Mac” at the top of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula (where the Trolls live). The fairgrounds are located in Petoskey, Michigan across the road from Little Traverse Bay (Lake Michigan).
Save the Dates: July 13 – 16, 2017!
The BMW Motorcycle Owners of America is pleased to announce the 45th BMW MOA International Rally – the rally’s sapphire anniversary – will be held at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 13th through the 16th, 2017.
Utah is a rider’s wonderland with 21 national parks and monuments, 40 state parks, and seven national forests. Easy day rides from the Fairpark will take you into the mountains to Park City, the Utah Olympic Park, and the year-round resorts of Alta, Solitude, and Snowbird.
Salt Lake City is located between the Great Salt Lake and the west side of the spectacular Wasatch Mountains. About 530 miles west of Denver, 765 miles east of Portland and 425 miles northeast of Las Vegas, it is often called the crossroads of the west. Hosting the 2002 Winter Olympic Games infused the city with an international flavor, while still maintaining a friendly, “small city” feel.
The rally site is spread over 65 acres and close to the intersection of I-15 and I-80 for easy access. A light rail system terminal just outside the grounds provides easy transportation to thousands of hotel rooms, hundreds of restaurants and numerous quality micro breweries.
To find out more about this great state, check out the book “Ride Utah!” by Dave Magdiel. At over 300 pages it lists suggested routes, places to stay and eat, and provides a great appreciation of your riding opportunities going to, and returning from, the rally. Information about the Utah State Fairpark can be found at utahstatefairpark.com, and information about the greater Salt Lake area can be found at Visit Salt Lake on their web site at visitsaltlake.com.
The Salt Lake rally site is located in the MOA’s Rally Zone 1. For those wanting to know more about these zones or about the rally site selection requirements, visit the BMW MOA website at bmwmoa.org. More information and FAQs about the 2017 Salt Lake Rally will be published beginning in January through the BMW MOA media and at bmwmoa.org.
We haven’t forgotten about all the fun we had in 2016 at DAS RALLY!
The Top O’ The Rockies Rally is the go-to event of the summer. The entire event takes place within the beautifully maintained City Park of historic Paonia, Colorado. Camp on the grass under large shade trees and you will find all rally activities, outdoors and indoors, just feet away. Fill your days with world-class paved or dual sport riding opportunities starting in any direction from Paonia. Evenings are comfortably cool and the beer garden in the park is the perfect place to gather and meet up with friends new and old. There is on-site food and entertainment and downtown restaurants are a short 3-block walk away.
Planning a really memorable riding vacation? Last year, riders came from 37 states and 6 Canadian Provinces. If you haven’t been to this rally before, just ask your friends about it.
The rally fee is a bargain at $60 but pre-registration is $50 through July 6th. Three nights of camping, hot showers, a meal Saturday evening, live music and spectacular rides. Pre-registered guests are guaranteed rally pins and are entered into a drawing for a Kermit chair.
Copy and paste these GPS coordinates into Google Maps
to show the exact rally site on a map. 38°52’15.2″N 107°35’30.1″W
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Hoosier Beemer Rally at the Muscatatuck County Park, North Vernon, Indiana.
The park is located 1 mile south of US 50 on SR 7. Included in your $30 rally fee: Friday evening Gourmet Hot Dog Roast and Live Bluegrass music, Saturday evening Door prize Drawing and catered dinner, 2 nights camping with hot showers and 24 hr coffee under the large shelter house. Breakfast and lunch will be available for an additional fee Saturday. There is no pre registration.
Come ride southeastern Indiana and experience some of the best roads in the Midwest!