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BMW MOA Rally in Tennesee 2019

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Smithville, Texas
There are 4 of us that are getting it together to make the trip for this Big Time International BMW rally near the Smokey Mountains.

We can ride or trailer, or do both. BMW riders don't like to trailer, but work commitments make loading up a trailer a bit easier because you can get there faster. By faster I mean, trailering is interstate all the way.

Motorbike riding is back roads, check it out, and enjoy the ride. You know what I mean.

Is anybody from TX going to ride to this event?

I'm leaning to ride my 1996 BMW R1100 RSL all the way there and back. Anybody else going? What do you guys think?
 

grandelatte

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Jim
My friend and I are registered and attending. We don’t have any details worked out, but we are definitely riding and camping at the rally.
 
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Rally is June 13-15 (Father's Day weekend), Lebanon, Tennessee, rally fee is $85 at the gate. https://bmwmoaf.regfox.com/2019-bmwmoa-rally

There are a few of us with the East Texas BMW Plus Motorcycle Club riding up-leave on Tue June 11, return on Sun June 16.
We are taking two days to get there and making a couple river crossings on ferries (including the Dorena-Hickman ferry across the Mississippi). One day return trip via interstate on Sunday. You can camp at the rally for free (after paying rally fee) or motel nearby.

Some of us are considering a long ride on Wednesday (after the ferries) down to Tellico Plains, TN, staying at a motorcycle campground that has cabins, then on Thursday ride the Cherohala Skyway & Tail of the Dragon, getting to the rally late on Thursday.

There will be off-road training & road-skills training at the rally. Rally registration and training registration is at the link below.

Training fills up long before the rally, don't tarry if you want to do training.

https://bmwmoaf.regfox.com/2019-bmwmoa-rally
 

Yeeha! Stephen

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Got some BMWDFW club members going. 2 days up. 2 days riding around. 1 day/2 nights at the rally (not much of a rally rat) and 2 days home.
First 2 - across Ark thru the Clinton and Mtn View area, part of NW Tenn, up to KY and the Land Between the Lakes area.
Next 2 - Riding around the Tenn/Ky border, Cumberland and central Tenn. (not doing the Dragon or any of that touristy stuff down South)
Next 1 - Check out the rally and vendors etc ...
Next 2 - Back thru Nashville and part of the Trace (checking out "The Crossroads" and some of the Blues stuff and then hitting Memphis and I-40)
and then I-40/I-30 home.

Hoteling all the way.

Gonna be a popular event since those last "flatlander" type rallies.
 
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Also, a lot people volunteer at the national rally (I volunteered last year and I have volunteered for cleanup duty Saturday afternoon this year).

If you are interested, you can either ask about it when you arrive or you can use the link below to reserve the date & time today. Chose a ticket (day & time slot), ignore any hint of cost (there is no cost) and click on it. You will have successfully picked a Registration volunteer position.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-bmw-moa-rally-registration-volunteer-tickets-55851144276
 

dirtryder

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Im registered but my Anniversary is the 12th so im leaving early on the 13th and have a room for the 13th thru 15th at the rally.
 
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Now it appears there will be 5 of us camping at the rally. We won't get there till Thursday afternoon, so if anybody is setting up earlier, how about the Texas Flag or the Come and Take It flag flying at the campsite.
 
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