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Welcome 49er Rally Fans!

Are you ready? The 2018 BMW NorCal 49er Rally, the biggest BMW Rally in the West, is coming together!  We are hard at work, putting together another great rally. The 2018 Rally Chair, Joe Luthy is looking for some great vendors and some great volunteers, so if you're interested, drop him a line here And in the meantime, keep an eye on this page for announcements and updates. 

Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-28, 2018.

Mariposa County Fairgrounds, just south of Mariposa, California, off Hwy 49, gateway to Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. 

The 49er is the BMW Club of Northern California's annual rally with 45 plus years of tradition and predates BMW Motorcycle Owners of America's (MOA) National Rally. 
Admission includes four nights of grassy camping, hot showers, great self guided GS and street rides, tons of events and seminars, live music, and a lot of fabulous motorcycle people! There is also a free shuttle to/from downtown Mariposa (Friday & Saturday).

Also at the 49er Rally will be a Poker Run, English Trials, Skills Clinics, a Vintage Motorcycle Show, Vendors, an awesome Bier Garden, Free WiFi, Charging Stations and lots of Prizes!

Returning this year is the GS Trophy Course, courtesy of Dennis Godwin and the GS Giants. This is a real crowd pleasing event! Watch or participate!

Registration is $55 for "early birds" until May 11, 2018, then $65 for general admission. Children under 16 years old, free.  Saturday dinner with vegetarian option, $20 (must pre-register!RV parking for the general public and rally organizers & staff is available for $60 (flat fee) for 4 nights, Thursday to Sunday.  See 49'er Rally RV Parking for all the details!

For info, email, Joe Luthy, 49'er Chair,!

Registration Open! 

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Friday GS Clinic! Click here

Saturday GS Clinic! Click here

Gateway to Yosemite!

49'er Rally Events
  • GS Trophy Course
  • English Trials
  • Slow "Race"
  • GS Skills Clinic with Lance Thomas followed by a led ride (16 participants max)
  • Moto Jousting (just kidding!)
  • Speakers! In the past we've had some really great speakers and this year is shaping up to be the same! 
  • Vendors! Last years Vendors included: BMS Custom Motorcycle Seats, Cycle Specialties, RKA Luggage, Black Dog Cycleworks, Motoport, EAR. If you're interested in Being a vendor in 2018, click here!
  • Poker Run!
  • Historic Self-Guided Ride! Ride and learn more about this historic area. The route and booklet are produced by Legendary Club Historian and Orator, Richard Burton!
  • Live Music, Bier Garden, 50/50 raffles, Daily Events & Competitions and much more!
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