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At Wunderlich America, we’re passionate about the BMW community. And though the holidays are nearly upon us, that doesn’t have to mean the end of the ride. All across the country, local and national BMW motorcycle clubs have some awesome events lined up to close out the 2016 season. Whether it’s the last ride of the year or just having a few beers with like-minded people, there are plenty of options out there.

Remember, while many clubs welcome non-members, some events may be for members only. When in doubt, contact club officers directly for more information.

NOTE: Information may change without warning. Below, we present the most up-to-date information as of October, 2016. Please do your own research if you plan on attending any of these events.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article included The Last Ride of the Year as well as an event with the NEO BMW Riders. As of November 3, 2016, the Last Ride website has become unreachable and we’ve received word that the NEO BMW Riders event is canceled. We have removed these events from our list. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

I. November 2016 Rides, Rallies, and Parties

II. December 2016 Rides, Rallies, and Parties

III. 2017 Rides, Rallies, and Parties

I. November 2016 Rides, Rallies, and Parties


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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Beemer fans have a lot to be thankful for. Celebrate the season with like-minded friends. These clubs are offering great events in November.

1. NC Tarheel Travelers 24th Annual Ladies Only Campout

The ladies of the Tarheel Travelers will meet for their annual campout—no motorcycles required! This is a super-relaxed outing. You can do whatever you want—read, knit, relax.

  • 11/3/16 – 11/6/16
  • Myrtle Beach

More info at NC Tarheel Travelers BMW Owners Club.

2. BMW Touring Club of Detroit Edmund Fitzgerald Run

This is a longstanding tradition with the Touring Club of Detroit. Riders will camp out if the weather is good—if not, cabins and motels will provide shelter. Saturday afternoon, there’s a ceremony on the lake shore for those who lost their lives on the Edmund Fitzgerald. Dinner will be in town Saturday night. A campfire at Tawas Point will round out this great run.

  • 11/4/16 – 11/6/16
  • Tawas Point State Park
  • East Tawas, MI

More info at BMW Club Battle Creek.

3. 46th South Central BMW Owners Annual Rally

This great rally will include guided road and GPS rides, dinners, breakfasts, and social events. You can register for the entire event, or for Saturday only (no camping).

  • 11/4/16 – 11/6/16
  • Oak Thicket Park
  • Fayetteville, TX

More info at BMW Club of Houston. Tickets and details at Brown Paper Tickets.

4. Lone Star BMW Riders Autumn Colors Ride

This is a great weekend event for Lone Star riders. Pinewood Cabins offers a beautiful location in Mountain View, Arizona. Dinners—Friday night at Mi Pueblo, Saturday at Anglers White River Resort—will be excellent.

  • 11/4/16 – 11/6/16
  • Pinewood Cabins
  • Mountain View, AR

More info at Lone Star BMW Riders.

5. BMW Motorcycle Club of Indianapolis Loose Nut Dual Sport Ride

This fantastic ride has grown every year. Last year, around 250 people participated, and the club is hoping for more this time around. This is an “at-your-own-risk” self-guided, dual sport ride. The tour is set up around a basecamp, which changes every year. This event is unique: it’s not sponsored or organized. You need to make your own arrangements, and you can ride any part of the route on your own time. There is no fee for the event.

  • 11/5/16 – 11/6/16
  • Hillman Ferry Campground
  • Land Between the Lakes, KY

More info at BMW Motorcycle Club of Indianapolis.

6. Airheads Beemer Club Cassoday Overnighter

This is a fun overnight camping trip for Airhead fanatics. The group will be riding in to Cassoday, KS, and camping out at the city park at the northwest corner of Washington and Sunbarger. Basic camping is available onsite (water, outlets, outhouse, tables). Breakfast next morning!

  • 11/5/16 – 11/6/16
  • Cassoday, KS

More info at Airheads Beemer Club.

7. BMWDCR and Bob’s BMW Fall Banquet

All participants in the club’s All Pennsylvania Ride are invited to join in the subsequent dinner and presentation of All Pennsylvania Ride achievement awards. Non-members of BMWDCR are welcome!

  • 11/6/16
  • West Shore Elks
  • Camp Hill, PA

More info at Bob’s BMW and BMW Dutch Country Riders.

8. BMWMOA 15th Annual Cajun Swamp Scooter Rally

Laissez les bon temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!) Bring a tent, because this is primitive camping at Bayou Wilderness RV Resort. There will be good meals, campfire stories, a motorcycle simulator onsite, bike games, and a gumbo cookoff. Come hungry.

  • 11/11/16 – 11/13/16
  • Bayou Wilderness RV Resort
  • Carencro, LA

More info at BMWMOA and Swamp Scooters Rally.

9. Airheads Beemer Club Mecca Beach Rendezvous

This is the 8th (or 9th?!) rendezvous at this beautiful location. Join Airheads and check your Airmail for details.

  • 11/11/16 – 11/13/16
  • Salton Sea State Park
  • Mecca, CA

More info at Airheads Beemer Club.

10. Madison BMW Club Banquet

This venerable club has been around since 1968. Their passion for BMW motorcycles is self-evident. Non-members are welcome at events. Check the website for updates to this event.

  • 11/12/16
  • Elks Club

More info at Madison BMW Club.

11. Coonbottom Rally (Florida MGNOC and BMW Motorcycle Club of NE Florida)

This is a free event. Donations are accepted, but not expected. Dinner is provided Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Morning coffee and tea are available too. A bonfire will be burning round the clock, and rides will head to Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach, and more.

  • 11/17/16 – 11/20/16
  • Scott’s Ferry Campground
  • 14 miles south of Blountstown, FL

More info at BMW Motorcycle Club of NE Florida.

12. MOA Getaway, Marble Falls, TX

Marble Falls is a beautiful Texas location in the highland lakes region. The hotel is right on the water, with beautiful views. There are numerous natural attractions nearby, and the riding there is just phenomenal. The event fee includes dinner Friday and Saturday, a T shirt, door prizes, and goodie bag. Not to be missed!

  • 11/18/16 – 11/20/16
  • Hampton Inn on the Lake
  • Marble Falls, TX

More info at BMWMOA.

13. East Texas BMW Plus Motorcycle Club Picnic

Awaiting details on this event.

  • 11/19/16
  • Great Ranch, Nacogdoches County

Check ETBMW for updates.

14. Chicago Region BMW Club Annual Frostbite Ride

Awaiting details on this event.

  • 11/20/16
  • Details TBA

Check Chicago Region BMW Club for updates.

15. BMW Bikers Metropolitan Washington 2nd Annual Black Friday Ride

The first ride in 2015 was a big success. Now Bob’s BMW is hosting the 2nd annual Black Friday Ride! Stay away from the mayhem at the mall and enjoy a great ride with like-minded people.

  • 11/25/16
  • Bob’s BMW Motorcycles
  • Jessup, MD

More info at BMWBMW and Bob’s BMW.

16. BMW Club Quebec General Assembly End of Season Dinner

Non-members are welcome at the Club Quebec End of Season Dinner. Check the website for updates.

  • 11/26/16
  • Hotel Holiday Inn Longueuil
  • 900 Rue Saint-Charles Est

More info at BMW Club Quebec.

17. SEAT Rider Air Head Ride

Renowned K-bike wizard Paul Ford will lead an airhead ride for old bike lovers and those who want to catch the bug. Any bike is fine–you don’t have to ride an airhead.

  • 11/29/16, 9:30
  • Gas station at Houghton and Sahuarita roads, east of I-19

More info at SEAT Riders.

December 2016 Rides, Rallies, and Parties


Maybe you’ll spot this guy at a December event. Photo courtesy of Serendigity. Licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.

Some would say that every day on a BMW is Christmas. That aside, December is a great time to get together with like-minded friends, whether it’s a frigid morning ride in the northeast or a warm overnighter in Texas.

18. IBMWR Low Country Boil on Tybee Island

This is a great weekend event. Friday night starts at StingRay’s, an awesome bar and grille right next to The Dunes (the event motel). The Tybee Christmas Parade usually goes past the outdoor deck at the bar, which provides plenty of entertainment. Check the site as more plans are solidified.

  • 12/2/16 – 12/4/16
  • Tybee Island, Georgia

More info at BMWMCOGA.

19. BMW Club Nashville Eldridge Toy Ride to Jasper, AL

This ride offers us an opportunity to support a wonderful independent charitable organization. Eldridge Children’s Home offers safety and shelter to children of all ages. The home is supported by churches, civil groups, and volunteers, without state or federal funding. Do something great and bring a donation on this ride.

  • 12/2/16 – 12/3/16
  • Ending in Jasper, AL

More info at BMWMCON and Eldridge Toy Run website.

20. Montana BMW Riders Christmas Party

Contact club for details.

  • 12/3/16
  • Big Sky Motorsports
  • Missoula

More info at Montana BMW Riders.

21. BMWTCD Annual Polar Bear Ride

This is an annual BMWTCD tradition, but it is tentatively scheduled at the moment.

  • 12/4/16
  • Kerby’s Koney Island
  • Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • Note: Tentatively scheduled. Check website.

More info at BMWTCD.

22. BMWOC San Diego Annual Holiday Party

Contact club for details.

  • 12/4/16
  • Tom Ham’s Lighthouse

More info at BMWOCSD.

23. Jersey Shore BMW Riders Trip to NYC Motorcycle Show (Javits Center)

The Progressive International Motorcycle Show in New York City promises to be an incredible event. The New Jersey Shore Riders are taking a trip there. Contact the club for details.

  • 12/9/16
  • Javits Center
  • New York, NY

More info at NJSBMWR and Progressive International Motorcycle Shows.

24. Yankee Beemers Bus Trip to NYC Motorcycle Show (Javits Center)

Yankee Beemers are taking a bus trip to the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in New York City. This is the big one. You want to be there!

  • 12/9/16 – 12/11/16
  • Javits Center
  • New York, NY

More info at Yankee Beemers and Progressive International Motorcycle Shows.

25. Beehive Beemers Christmas Party

This party is for members and significant others. The fee includes a fabulous dinner, open bar with no extra charge, and prizes. If you’re in Utah, join now!

  • 12/9/16
  • River Oaks Golf Club
  • Sandy, UT

More info at Beehive Beemers Utah.

26. BMWTCD Holiday Party

Tentatively scheduled as the club waits for a member to step up and organize the event. Check back for details.

  • 12/10/16
  • TENTATIVELY scheduled
  • Location TBA

More info at BMWTCD.

27. NJSBMWR Holiday Party

Contact the club for details.

  • 12/10/16
  • Location TBA

More info at NJSBMWR.

28. SABMWRA Annual Christmas Party

Contact the club for details.

  • 12/10/16
  • Little Italy Restaurant
  • San Antonio, TX

More info at SABMWRA.

29. Airheads Palm Bay Tech Day

For the inveterate tinkerers among us, this is the real deal! All-day. Lift provided. Tools onsite. Let the organizers know if you have a special project so they can bring appropriate tools—and order any parts which you may need well in advance of the date. RSVP so the hosts can prepare. Not to be missed for Airhead enthusiasts!

  • 12/10/16
  • Private Residence
  • Palm Bay, FL

More info at Airheads.

30. NJSBMWR Toy Run

This charitable run benefits the Specialized Children’s Hospital. Bring your gifts and donations to the club holiday party the day before, and they will be brought to the hospital for you.

  • 12/11/16
  • Ending at Specialized Children’s Hospital, Toms River, NJ

More info at NJSBMWR.

31. Carolinas BMWMOA Christmas Party

Contact club for updates.

  • 12/11/16
  • Location TBD

More info at Carolinas BMWMOA.

32. BMWNorCal Members Holiday Party

This party is for club members. Join now if you’d like to attend.

  • 12/17/16
  • Location TBD

More info at BMWNorCal.

33. SEAT Riders Christmas Party

If you’re in AZ, join the SEAT Riders now and attend their Christmas party. It will be a great way to meet like-minded people.

  • 12/17/16
  • Sabino Vista Hills Recreation Center
  • Tuscon, AZ

More info at SEAT Riders.

34. Bob’s BMW Holiday Cheer Open House

This is the Annual Customer Appreciation Day at Bob’s BMW. Eat, drink, and be merry!

  • 12/17/16
  • Bob’s BMWs
  • Jessup, MD

More info at Bob’s BMWs.

35. BMWNEF Christmas Party

The 7th Annual Maggie Award will be given to a longstanding club member volunteer. The club is also coordinating with Toys for Tots, and attendees are asked to bring unwrapped toy donations. The club will also collect clean used items in good condition for the Winter Rally Garage Sale.

  • 12/18/16
  • RVSP by 11/30/16
  • Camp Chowenwaw Park

More info at BMWNEF.

36. BMWOCSD Annual Boxing Day Ride

Contact the club for details.

  • 12/26/16

More info at BMWOCSD.

37. Airheads Beemer Club Last Chance Rendezvous XXII


Each year, this rendezvous is comprised of extended Airhead family members. Many make their holiday plans to include this warm and welcome gathering. Agua Caliente County Park is 85 miles east of San Diego (half way between Julian & Ocotillo on S2 at mile marker 38.5). Warm showers, hot springs, great hiking & curvy roads to California historical sites are nearby.

LCR 22 is a 3-day, 2-night soiree that begins with Friday dinner. We’ll serve 4 more hot meals until Sunday morning. Bring a steak knife, chair & holiday cheer. Winter rain is common in SoCal, but this campground stays dry due to a rain shadow!

Daytime temps of 70° / overnight near 36°, so just mingle by the roaring fire and bring good camping gear to keep yourself warm. The first sixty people paying $40 by Dec. 24th get 5 delectable meals and 2 nights camping.  Late registration received after Dec. 24th is $50 due to last minute costs. Before Dec. 17th, make out your $40 check to Kelly Pixton, 6323 Charing San Diego, CA 92117.  For directions or info, contact

  • 12/30/16 – 1/1/17
  • Agua Caliente County Park, CA

38. ETBMW Ride to Two-Wheeled Texans Pie Run

Beemers. Like-minded folks. Pie. Nuff said!

  • 12/31/16
  • Moosehead Café
  • Crockett, TX

More info at ETBMW.

2017 Rides, Rallies, and Parties


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It may be early, but some clubs have already scheduled events in the new year—as far ahead as September! Mark your calendars now, and check in with your local BMW club for updates to the calendar.

39. 2017 Pacific Northwest Four Corners Tour

Come experience the very best of the Pacific Northwest motorcycling events this summer!

We’re pleased to announce the very first Pacific Northwest Four Corners Tour, where we’ve linked this summer’s rallies of the BMW Riders of Oregon, the Washington State BMW Riders, Bavarian Mountain West Riders of Idaho, and the BeeCee Beemers of British Columbia.

Those riders who attend all four rallies will receive awards and recognition from the Clubs and the MOA, but the best reward will be the fantastic riding opportunities and fabulous scenery of this beautiful corner of our two countries.

Pick up your Tour packet at the Chief Joseph Rally, June 22-25 in John Day, Oregon.  Experience the unique geology, scenery, and roads of Central and Eastern Oregon.  Then, the week after the MOA National Rally in Salt Lake City Utah, ride north to Republic, Washington for the Cascade Country Rendezvous 20-23 July in Republic, Washington.  Next, join us in beautiful and remote Grandjean, Idaho in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountains for the Stanley Stomp, 10-13 August.  For the grand finale, journey north to fabulous British Columbia (bring your passport!) for the BeeCee Beemers annual rally in Nakusp, near the heart of the Canada’s Columbia Mountains, 17-20 August.

All four events feature excellent paved road touring and a plethora of unpaved GS adventuring.

Certificates and other prizes will be awarded for attending two, three, and all four rallies.

Details and additional information will be available on each club’s web sites after the New Year.  Or contact Dan Muir, President Washington State BMW Riders at

  • MULTIPLE EVENTS AND DATES (some listed elsewhere in this article)
  • Lillington, NC

40. Tarheel Travelers Ride in the New Year

Just what it says. What better way to kick off a new year than with coffee, Beemers, and like-minded friends?

  • 1/1/2017
  • McDonald’s on US401 and US421
  • Lillington, NC

More info at Tarheel Travelers.

41. SEAT Riders New Year’s Day Ride Up Mt. Lemmon

Join SEAT Riders and take part in this longstanding tradition. They’ll be meeting at the McDonald’s on the north east corner of Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway at 9:00 am. They’ll ride up to Windy Point. If people feel like it and are dressed properly, they may ride up to the ski run at the top of Mt. Lemmon.

  • 1/1/2017

More info at SEAT Riders.

42. BMWNEF Winter Rally

BMWNEF’s 34th Winter Rally, “Florida’s Coolest Rally” is January 13-15 at Camp Blanding, Florida Army National Guard base, Starke, Florida (south of Jacksonville).

We’ve hosted 33 successful rallies at Camp Blanding and other venues.  We limit our attendance to 500 and we have sold out every year in recent history.  We have vendors, great food (a Brats & Beer on Friday and a steak dinner on Saturday night), excellent camping areas, clean shower facilities, local area rides, seminars and riding exhibitions .

Non-member fee is $55, members $45.  All attendees MUST Pre-RegisterNo walk up registrations are permitted due to the base being an active military concern.

Information about BMWNEF can be found at :

Rally information at:

As of 11/6/2016, 375 out of 500 slots have been taken.

  • 1/13/2017 – 1/15/2017
  • Camp Blanding
  • Florida Army National Guard base, Starke, Florida

More info at BMWMOA.

43. SEAT Riders Death Valley Overnighter 2017

This is a classic tradition for Arizona’s SEAT Riders touring club. The valley is truly magical during the winter months. The club recommends the Colorado Belle hotel, which has very reasonable rates. There are various hotel/motel options available for the other nights which should fit different people’s budgets. This is a pretty open ride–you can set your own route, eat where you want, ride with whoever you want, etc. Great chance to meet some like-minded folks in AZ.

  • 1/19/2017 – 1/22/2017
  • Death Valley and surrounding area

More info at SEAT Riders.

44. Airheads Beemer Club Death Valley Rendezvous

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the “Oldest and Lowest of all Airhead Rendezvous,” and, as in the previous 24 years, we will brave the unpredictable weather of February to gather at the Furnace Creek Campground in Death Valley National Park on President’s Day weekend.

The Furnace Creek Ranch is nearby with a well-stocked general store, restaurants, saloon, Olympic sized spring fed pool, showers, museum, gas station, & motel rooms. The Death Valley Nat’l Park visitor’s center is also a short walk from the campground. Whether you decide to explore the park or leave your ride parked for the day, we know you’ll have a good time. There are miles of dirt roads to explore and the paved ones take you to all the highlights the park has to offer.

The event is steeped in tradition, and last year we counted over 130 motorcycles with attendees from as far away as New Jersey! We all enjoyed the perfect 80 degree weather in the shady trees with friends old and new. We hope to see YOU there!

Here is what you get: 3 nights of National Park camping, an array of fine craft beverages kept icy cold. We won’t run out. 3 premium meals by Pixton/Kempton Moto Catering including Saturday Breakfast, Saturday Dinner, Saturday evening champagne toast, Sunday Brunch, Friday dinner & Saturday lunch may be available a la carte at a nominal charge.  Healthy Snacks – Cases of fresh fruit / crunchy munchies, & complimentary toothbrushes & toothpaste. Nightly bonfire, camaraderie with like-minded people & priceless memories.

We also have door prizes from Sena, Butler Maps, Parts Haus, EPM Performance Imports, Touratech, Schuberth, Adventure Pockets, Mosko Moto, Sargent Cycle Products, Kermit Chairs,  Fontana Village Resort, Adaptive Technologies, Warm N Safe and Wunderlich.

$60 Registration Fee if received by December 31st 2016. $70 Registration Fee if received after January 1st 2017. $80 Onsite registration — no guarantee we will have enough meals, space, etc.  Registration fee will be refunded to you if you cancel by February 1st.

NEW for this year: Early bird arrivals are okay!! We have reserved a few select sites on Thursday night as well, so if you’re a day ahead of the official start time, we’ll have a place for you to set up camp without the hassle of dealing with the rangers, reservations, etc.  We will ask for a donation to cover the cost of the extra night.  Registration is still done the old fashioned way:  You will mail a check once we’ve set the price:  John Covington – Central California Airmarshal – 714-309-8077, 1707 Victoria Drive, Fullerton CA 92631 or

For additional info, details, and questions:  Call, text, or email: Gary Jackson – Southern California Airmarshal – 619-559-0108, 3265 Dwight Street, San Diego CA 92104

45. Springfield Milers 35th Anniversary Aerostitch St. Louis Pop-Up Event

Contact club for details.

  • 3/10/2017 – 3/13/2017
  • Gravois Plaza Shopping Center
  • St. Louis, MO

More info at Springfield Milers.

46. WSBMWR Rain Run

WSBMWR’s biggest spring ride is the Rain Run, 4/21-23/17, with Manzanita, OR as the destination. At this time of year, the title is often quite appropriate. Dress accordingly!

  • 4/21/2017 – 4/23/2017
  • Manzanita, OR (destination)

More info at WSBMWR.

47. Port Washington BMW Club Wild Goose Run

The Port Washington BMW Club will be hosting the 33rd Wild Goose Run on Sunday April 23rd 2017. They would like to invite all Midwest-area clubs to join them for a noon brunch and festivities at the Bayside Supper Club (W9231 County Road G, Beaver Dam, WI #920-887-0505)

Price: TBD/per person includes gourmet meal, tax, tip, trophies and door prizes. Please make your reservation directly with your local BMW motorcycle club or with the Port Club before 3/31/17. Guests are always welcome!

For map and more info: or Brian Justman at brianjustman [at] kewaskumpig [dot] com

  • 4/23/2017
  • Beaver Dam, WI

48. BMWC of GA Georgia Mountain Rally

This great annual event regularly draws 600-700 attendees every year. It’s one of the largest rallies in the Southeast, and not to be missed if you’re a local Beemer fan. It’s a great rally right in the center of some of the best riding in the Southeast.

  • 5/5/2017 – 5/7/2017
  • Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
  • Hiawassee, GA

See the BMW Motorcycle Club of Georgia for registration dates, fees, and more information.

49. ETBMW 5th Annual Texas National Picnic

We’re guessing on the approximate date. See last year’s event here.

  • May 2017?

Check back with BMWMOA for updates.

50. BMW Riders of Oregon Chief Joseph Rally

“Join us at the Grant County Fairgrounds, nestled in the scenic Strawberry Mountains, John Day Oregon, for a weekend of terrific riding, seminars, food and fellowship. This historic city is located at the Junction of Hwys 395 and 26. Enjoy the West’s best riding; gold and cattle country, refreshing mountain passes, painted hills, river canyons, and wide open desert. All this in one day’s riding! Visit the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument or any of four different museums. Begin planning your trip now! Oregon is for Riders! Come to John Day and see what we mean!”

Doug Tewksbury, BMWRO Rallymaster 2017

  • June 23-25, 2017
  • John Day, Oregon

Check back with BMWRO for updates.

51. WSBMWR 45th annual Cascade Country Rendezvous

Get your calendars out now–WSBMWR has a great event lined up for July 2017. This will be a wonderful chance to make lifelong friends who share your passion for riding.

  • 7/20/2017 – 7/23/2017
  • Ferry County Fairgrounds
  • Republic, Washington

See Washington State BMW Riders for more information.

52. Bee Cee Beemers 30th Annual Rally

Bee Cee Beemers’ 30th Annual Rally is not to be missed. It’s located in the beautiful Nakusp Municipal Campgrounds in Nakusp, British Columbia.

  • 8/17/2017 – 8/20/2017
  • Nakusp, BC, Canada

Contact Grant Fengstad for more information (nakusprally2016 AT beeceebeemers DOT com). Or see the Bee Cee Beemers website.

53. Finger Lakes BMW Club 43rd Annual Finger Lakes Rally

Plan way ahead with this one. It’s always Labor Day weekend, which means the date is already set. Check back with the club for updates.

  • 9/1/2017 – 9/4/2017
  • Watkins Glen Hidden Valley Group Camp
  • Preregistration normally opens in June
  • Preregistration not required to attend

See Finger Lakes BMW for more information.