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The BMW RA National Rally


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. Watch this page for information as it becomes available.

GS Giant/GS Girls at Rally

Join the GS Giants at the RA Rally in Petoskey, MI July 6,7 & 8th for a chanc to win some amazing prizes. How about a KLiM Carlsbad suit? Or a new Sena 10S? Alt Rider Bags and swag from Centech, BMW GS Girls, Worse for Wear, Skunkwerks Mot and fabrication to mention just a few.


Dunlop Tires - They will be giving a rebate coupon worth $60 towards a set of Roadsmart III  tires . If you buy your Dunlop tires from Highland Trails (Alanson, MI, 11 miles from rally site) you will get a rebate worth $50. Your total rebate will be $110 off the retail price. Contact the dealer  to pre-order your tires 

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.


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


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.

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