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The 2017 DownEast Rally

Friday, May 19, 2017 to Sunday, May 21, 2017
Hermit Island Campground
6 Hermit Island Rd.
Phippsburg , ME
United States
43° 43' 12.3924" N, 69° 51' 7.992" W
Maine US
Host Chartered Club: 

BMW Riders of Southern Maine BMWMOA #183 & BMW RA # 206
Hermit Island Campground, Phippsburg, Maine. Join us as we return to Hermit
Island at the start of the New England riding season for another DownEast
Rally. Enjoy 3 days & 2 nights of Oceanside camping at Hermit Island
Campground.  Friday night chowders & chili, Sat. morning Full breakfast, Sat.
evening lobster dinner & Sun. morning Pancake breakfast. Maps for self-guided
rides will be available.  Fees: $55 for pre-registration w/camping postmarked
before May 1st, $65 May 1st and after, if space available. (W/O Sat night
meal) Saturday night meal, double lobster dinner for an additional $20;
(single lobster $10). Baked Ham/Vegetarian meal $5.  Registrations are
accepted after March 1 & will be processed in order of receipt.  Early
arrivals will be charged for camping by Hermit Island Campground. Please see for details and registration. Or contact Sanford Peabody at
.  207-272-2367. Checks should be payable to BMWRSM.  Send to
Sanford Peabody; BMWRSM, 4 Demerest Street, Portland, ME 04103.

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