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    Welcome to the BMW Riders Association Web Site

    If you’re serious about your riding, you’re in the right place. The BMW RA is an international community of BMW motorcycle riders focused on the machine, the marque and the company that makes it all work. It is our mission to enhance the BMW motorcycling experience for our members and provide a forum on the history, current offerings and the future of the marque. We’re glad you’re here and hope you will become part of our family of riders.

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    The 42nd National RAlly at Barber Motorsports Park

    May 29 – June 1, 2014, Birmingham, AL

    Barber is a moto fantasy: vintage museum, racetrack and glorious outdoor art gallery, it has no peer.

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The BMW RA National Rally

The BMW RA National Rally


The BMW Riders Association is pleased to announce the 2014 RA Rally will be held at Barber Motorsports Museum and Park, May 29th thru June 1st, 2014. It will be a 4 day event, beginning on Thursday with teardown on Sunday morning, June 1st.  You can now pre-register online for this rally!

Your rally fee includes: unlimited access to the Barber Vintage Museum with special tours of the off-limits ground floor. FREE camping, Music 2 nights, door prizes, great vendors, seminars and our Adventure RAid is back again this year!

If you’ve never been to the Barber, you will be amazed. The Barber Motorsports Park is a 740 acres multi-purpose racing facility located on the eastern fringes of Birmingham, Alabama, USA near Leeds. It was built by George Barber, and includes the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum. Home to the world’s best motorcycle collection, the museum now has over 1200 vintage and modern motorcycles and racecars and the largest collection of Lotus cars as well as other significant makes. The collection is the largest of its kind in the world. There are approximately 600 of the 1200 motorcycles on display at any given time. These bikes range from 1902 to current-year production. The common street bikes represented, as well as rare one-off Gran Prix race machinery.

The rally site will be in the secure area of the park. Stay tuned for information about registration and follow the 2014 Rally page forum.


 We need your help to ensure a successful rally. If you can volunteer for a few hours please email for openings. We'll put your name on the list below! Thank you in advance.


The rally is right around the corner. We will post the rally schedule in a day or so. If you know where you'd like to help please email: and put in your request. We usually need a lot of help with registration.

Thank you!

General Rally Information

Location: 6030 Barber Motorsports Parkway, Birmingham, AL. N33 31.983 W86 36.82.1

Camping: Your rally fee includes camping. We have plenty of space available. Absolutely no pets are allowed. No campfires.

RV Camping: No charge for RV camping. Dry camping only. Parking is in the designated RV area. First come, first parked. No assigned parking.

Seminars: We've got great speakers lined up.


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