Rally Report #1 | BMW RA 2023 National Rally News

News and highlights from Mr Wild and Ms Wonderful!

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Rally Report—the e-newsletter for inside info about the BMWRA national rally. Canaan Valley, West Virginia, will be kickin’ this September 14-17! Whether you’re all signed up or still thinking about attending, here’s the info you need.

Meet your rally chairs

Mr Wild and Ms Wonderful can’t wait to ride West Virginia with you! They’re hard at work making magic happen for the BMW RA 2023 National Rally.

Did you catch the fun Q&A in the Jan/Feb issue of the BMWRA member mag, On The Level? No worries if you didn’t—we’ve republished it on our blog! If you have any questions for our 2023 rally co-chairs, reach out to them at [email protected].

Drew Alexander, “Mr Wild”
Jill Veverka, “Ms Wonderful”

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: What do guns, clubs, and Speedos have to do with a motorcycle rally? Mr Wild says we should bring them… although we do hear that you can rent two of those items onsite. You definitely have to bring your own Speedos.

Lodging news

If you’re not taking advantage of free tent camping during the rally, make sure you book your accommodations soon! Here are your options:

  • Canaan Valley Resort – When you purchase your rally tickets, you’ll receive a secret code allowing you to receive a discount on rooms, cabins, and RV camping. Open slots are now scarce, though, so we suggest getting on their waiting list if you really want to stay onsite during the rally.
  • Inn at Canaan – 4.6 miles/8 minutes from the rally site. Use code BMW to get a reduced rate on select rooms and apartments.
  • Black Bear Resort – 8.6 miles/14 minutes from the rally site. The BMW RA has blocked off rooms and cabins for rally-goers.
  • Bright Morning Inn – 11.9 miles/17 minutes from the rally site. Hurry, this location books fast!
  • Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge – 13.9 miles/22 minutes from the rally site. Use code BMW to get a reduced room rate.
  • Best of Canaan – This is a helpful real estate company representing 100 rental properties in the area. When booking, they suggest you share you’re on a motorcycle, since some properties have gravel drives too treacherous for two wheels.
  • Airbnb – More options than we can count! This link will give you search results based on Canaan Valley availabilities during rally dates only, so be sure to change your parameters if your dates are flexible.
  • Tucker County Recommendations – There may be some overlap with previous recommendations, but it can’t hurt to explore lodging recommended on the official Blackwater Falls/Canaan Valley website.
  • Ms Wonderful’s 18 reasons to join your buds at the national rally!

    “West Virginia has so many amazing places to see and unique places to explore,” Ms Wonderful says. “I’m sharing my MUST-DO list with everyone!”

    This list was originally shared as a 14-day countdown on Facebook in February 2023, one reason per day, but the blog post has bonus info. >> CLICK TO READ

    New info page for vendors and sponsors

    Got any favorite accessories manufacturers, service providers, tour operators? Point them to the new Vendor Marketplace page at bmwra.org/rally23-marketplace. It’s loaded with info, including a schedule specific to vendors, a booth map and online application form, and sponsorship opportunities.

    WHAT—you don’t have your tickets yet?

    Early registration prices are good through mid August ($60 members, $70 non-members). Visit bmwra.org/rally23 for details. Check back frequently—new info will be added as speakers, vendors, and activities are confirmed.

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