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2017 BMW RA National Rally

Thursday, July 6, 2017 to Saturday, July 8, 2017
Emmet County Fairgrounds Petoskey , MI
United States
45° 22' 5.9988" N, 84° 59' 7.188" W
Michigan US

Join us July 6, 7 & 8th, 2017 in Petoskey, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan for 3 days of camping, vendor shopping, seminars and door prizes. Cool nights, great riding, plenty of other lodging in the area and many great roads to explore. You’ll be less than an hour away from the Great Mackinac Bridge.

Scenic Rides

One of the most scenic rides is M-119 "Tunnel of Trees". Although only 20 miles long, this road hugs the eastern shoreline of lake Michigan through a dense forest.  On one side you get a glimpse of old summer cabin homes and on the other side, you see the glorious Lake Michigan shoreline. Lotsa twisties!! Heading north, the route leads to Cross Village, home of a unique turn of the century field stone and driftwood Polish Pub called Leggs Inn which sits on a bluff over Lake Michigan.

We will have two local bands during the rally.

On Friday evening, we will be entertained by the Jelly Roll Blues Band. They know how to get the crowd dancing.

On Saturday evening, get ready to reminisce with the Up North Big Band. A very popular, 20 piece Swing Band playing sounds from the 30's. 40's and 50's and a few polkas trown in for fun. Visit their website.

Food and Spirits

The Charlevoix Lions Club will serve up their World Famous lemon grilled BBQ Chicken on Friday evening and Pasta Fare on Saturday. Friday's meal will include 1/2 a chcken, a couple of sides, chips and a pop or water. Saturday's meal will be pasta with two sauce options, Italian sausage, salad and garlic bread.To help the vendor determine quanitites for the evenings, we request you select which meal(s) you want when you pre-register.

The Petoskey area Jaycees will provide libations of local brews and wine.


Camping is included in your admission fee. There's a lot of nice grassy areas for your tent and motorcycle. RV camping will also be avaiable when you register.

Local motels are listed below. Contact them directly. July is a busy time in the Petoskey area. It's best to book early to save your room.

Americas Best Value Inn 231-347-3925
Apple Tree Inn 231-348-2900
Econolodge 231-348-3324
Hampton Inn  231-348-9555
Holiday inn Express 231-487-0991
Michigan Inn 866-263-2819
Odawa Casino & Resort 231-347-6041


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