The 50th 49er is Moving to Quincy!

May 26th - 30th, Plumas County Fairgrounds

Real Time Rally News-Check back frequently for updates about the Rally.

May 7 - Seminar Schedule-Get a head start on planning your Rally. We have lined up an outstanding group of speakers sure to inform and entertain you. Here is the current seminar schedule 

May 8 - On Tap-Check out our Taplist for the Beer Garden and see what's being poured in real time!

May 8 - Fairgrounds Map-We posted the Rally Map so you don't get lost 

May 15 - Follow us on Twitter @bmw_norcal for real time updates leading up to and at the Rally!

49er Weather

Our Earlybird registration has closed but you can still register for the Rally however we have closed the T-shirt orders.  We MAY have some shirts available for purchase at the Rally however sizes and quantity may be limited.  Online Registration will close May 18th.  After that, you will need to register at the Gate.

While we willl try our best to serve everyone at our Saturday Banquet, we might run out of food for the gate registrations.  

Our 50th 49er will continue the tradition of the West's best rally, this year exploring the northern part of the Sierra from the Rally base at the Plumas County Fairgrounds in Quincy, California.

You can look forward to four nights of grassy tent camping (or RV hookups if tents are not your thing) along with hot showers, cold beverages, live bands, a beer garden, great speakers and moto-centric vendor booths.

Plus New this year-Saturday night dinner is included in your registration fee!

BMW NorCal believes in safety through continuous rider training.   This year's Rally will offer several important programs - more details below.

    • New!  Rawhyde will run beginner and intermediate offroad training programs.
    • Refresh! We will continue our basic pavement-only motorcycle skills program.
    • Compete!  Show us what you got in the English Trials, or step up to the next level with the GS Challenge

We will make the most of the change of location with an emphasis on exploring the local community on some of the best riding terrain in the Sierra.  Visit the Club Store to pick up self-guided route directions (paper or GPX).  Rever will have a Challege for you to complete. Or do a Poker Run with increased cash prizes.  Don't forgot to take pictures of your ride... there will be daily prizes for the best photos of the day posted to Facebook  as voted by Rally attendees.

Keep scrolling for information about these exciting activities.

Many thanks to the outstanding organizations that are supporting the 49er Rally! 

Think you might be a GS Giant?

Check out this video of recent 49er GS Giant events and our English Trials.  Once again Dennis Godwin will be in the house with his wicked course to test your limits.  If you think you have what it takes, go to the Club Store at the Rally to sign up.

Camping and RV Hookups

Enjoy 4 relaxing nights under the beautiful star filled sky. Perfect T-Shirt weather. Plumas County Fairgrounds has plenty of grass for your tent wtih over 3 acres available.  Plus we have hot showers. 

The Fairgrounds also has RV hookups for your rig so bring the toy hauler or camper and enjoy the rally in the comfort of your own home!   Some sites have 50 Amp service. 

Food, Drink, and Live Music

We are rounding up the best local caterers and craft brewers for your gastronomic pleasure.  You will want to spend time in the Bier Garden to sample the local brews while enjoying live music.

Local Rides

So you want to take a break from the rally and hop on your bike? You are in the perfect spot to explore outstanding motorclcye rides in the Tahoe, Plumas, Lassen and Shasta-Trinity National Forest!  We offer great self guided road and GS routes for you to explore. New this year are paper routes as well as a GPS loading station for GPX files as well as Rever routes that highlight the best roads in Northern California.  Find a friend and head out on a ride. 

Great Speakers & Vendors

This year we are pleased to welcome Helge Pedersen from Globe Riders International as a featured speaker.  He will present a Multimedia Show that he calls “40 Years on 2 wheels”. Stories from riding his BMW GS bikes to more than 100 countries and a million miles. Plus we just booked Chad Warner to talk about his epic BDR Ride last year!

We are building a great line up of presentations on other topics including motorcycle maintenance, trip planning and of course the latest and best gear.  We will update the website as speakers are confirmed.

Skills and Competitions

Build foundational road riding skills with our Asphalt Skills course.  The focus is on basic skills so this is not a competition.  

Show off your technical skills (or not) by negotiating the English Trials course.  This event tests riders' skill and balance as they navigate a super-slow course in the shortest time with the fewest foot dabs.  Prizes for the quickest time and biggest crashes.  There is always at least one clown riding backwards.  A crowd favorite.

Or step it up to the big boy league by conquering Dennis Godwin's GS Challenge course.  This one requires some serious bike control in precarious situations.  If you are not up to riding the course you must come watch the action!


BMW Norcal is proud to offer our participants an outstanding training experience with Rawhyde.  Rawhyde is bringing their A game to the rally to help you become the best rider you can.  Rawhyde will be offering a beginner and intermediate session each day followed by a guided off road adventure to put your new skills to good use. 

Click here for more on the GS Clinics and links to register.  Spots are limited so don't wait.  

Daily Events

There is plenty to day with daily activities to keep you busy.

There will be an informal rider gathering each morning to organize group rides for the poker runs and local sightseeing.

Ladies don't miss the womens-only reception on Friday evening.  Details will be available at registration/check in.  

Ride an Airhead? This year look for a beefed up Airhead presence as the Airheads Beemer Club will be moving in to Airhead Central. Bring your airhead or just questions, there's always some sort of airhead clinic or repair going on.

Discover Quincy 

Quincy is in the center of spectacular forests of the northern Sierra Nevada Range with oustanding road and trail riding.  Explore many of the small towns and historic sites in the area.  


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