Nab tickets now for “The Wicked Good Maine Event”!

August 29 – September 1  |  Fryeburg, Maine USA

The BMW Riders Association 2024 National Rally is open for business! Fryeburg Fairgrounds in western Maine will be home base as riders converge for epic doses of fun and adventure.

Sweet deal for members through Feb 29!

Act fast! Through the end of this month, members pay only $50 while non-members pay $70. On March 1, the member price goes up to $60 and non-members remain at $70. As a special thank-you this year, non-member ticket buyers who attend the rally will receive a free 6-month trial digital membership.

For additional details and a complete pricing breakdown from now until rally time, see the Tickets+Tees tab at

What’s new in the ticketing process

When you add a ticket to your cart, additional rally-related items will be suggested as optional purchases (please refer to screen shots). This year, aside from the standard T-shirt choices (unisex short sleeve, unisex long sleeve, and a new v-neck women’s style), we’ve added two products related to camping:

Free camping signups. As always, each and every ticket purchase comes with three free nights of tent camping on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.* Usually, we tell primitive tent campers to just show up and find their spot. This year, we’re adding a signup feature—yep, still free—to help us know in advance how many tents we’ll have on site. This will help the organizers to gauge logistical needs such as whether to rent extra showers or portable toilets. It’s all about creating a great experience for YOU.

RV camping. There’s usually an onsite RV option that the venue handles, but this year the RA is handling the rental of RV campsites. In this area of the rally site, extended stays of up to 7 nights are possible. Cost per night will be $55 max—the longer you stay, the less per night you’ll pay.


*Want to be admitted a day early? Volunteer! Watch for details as they become available in the Volunteer tab at

wicked good time!

“You all will love Maine!” says Ed Desimone, an RA member from Ohio who frequents New England tarmac.

“There are beautiful forests to wander in and the Atlantic ocean to jump in—and freeze your a$$ off. Lobsters grow on trees, and you get to learn a new language—they insist that it is English, but I have my doubts.”

Ed is referring to numerous unique phrases rampant among New Englanders, a quality we love! For example, during the rally you may find yourself avoiding a statie, spotting a swamp donkey, or banging a uey. Above all, we hope you will have a wicked good time. If we’re very lucky, it’ll be wicked pissah!

Why attend: notes from riders who frequent New England roads

Jeannie Zetterstrand (Newburgh, New York):
Riding is fun, visiting new places is good for you, and Maine IS beautiful!

Kenney Bassett (North Hero, Vermont):
Getting to Fryeburg from any direction, including Canada, requires travel through the most scenic mountain towns and roads in the Adirondacks of NY, the Green Mountains of VT, and the White Mountains of NH. What’s not to like? And eastern Maine north of Fryeburg is a treat in itself!

Roy Bertalotto (Dartmouth, Massachusetts):
September in Maine / New Hampshire / New England is just about perfect! I’m going!

Carol Hill (New Boston, New Hampshire):
Maine is one of the largest states in the continental USA offering unimaginable beauty and hospitality. Adventures are at every corner. From Fryeburg you can easily ride over to the White Mountains in New Hampshire, jaunt up Mt. Washington, ride Sandwich Notch or just enjoy all the natural beauty.

Will Davis (Westbrooke, Maine):
Fantastic mountain twisty roads over peaks and through notches. BDR. Covered bridges. Historic small towns. Waterfalls. Fantastic people. Easy access to the coast for lobster, lighthouses, beaches, rocky shores and scenic views.

Stephen McCarthy (Westbrooke, Maine):
As of early 2022, Maine is home to 165 active, licensed breweries, representing over 100 unique brands.

Rob Nye (Chester, Vermont):
I am delighted that the RA is coming back to New England, and Fryeburg is a great spot. If you like lobster I’ll give you a nice 108-mile route to a lobster “shack” that’s right on the docks.  Given the time of year, there’s an excellent chance of a perfect day to summit Mt. Washington which is only 32 miles away.

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