To celebrate 100 years of BMW, the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America will host a special Premier Getaway in beautiful Monterey, California. Join us for this special event and explore the Monterey Peninsula or the breathtaking views of the ocean while riding the Pacific Coast Highway. Experience the wineries and tasting rooms along the Carmel Valley Road, the shopping opportunities in nearby in Carmel-by-the-Sea and Pacific Grove and much more.
This special event exclusively for BMW MOA members will take place August 26-28, 2016, at the newly remodeled and luxurious Monterey Tides, a beachfront hotel located on Monterey Bay just minutes from Old Fisherman’s Warf and Cannery Row.
Activities to celebrate BMW's 100th Anniversary will occur throughout Monterey, but our day will start at the historic Laguna Seca Raceway where we have arranged for MOA members to purchase parade laps (proceeds go to charity) at the historic raceway. For only $50 per bike, MOA members can pilot their motorcycle through the corkscrew, around Rainey curve and down Rahal straight. This is your chance to ride the same lines as Kevin Schwantz, Nicky Hayden or Valentino Rossi. If you have already registered for the complete Getaway, parade laps can be added through the online registration system. (see the bottom of the page for more info)
BMW MOA Getaway attendees will enjoy a special Beach Party bonfire and barbecue on Friday night and a formal dinner on Saturday evening. Complete Getaway attendees will also receive a commemorative Premier Event polo shirt marking BMW’s 100th birthday and welcome bags as well as a special gift pack from BMW, all for an event fee of $149.
We've added a special option for those that want to join Friday night only. You can join us on the beach for only $50 and enjoy all the surf, barbecue and good times around the bonfire. Friday only guests can add the parade laps for a special price of $89 total for both the beach party and the parade laps. Just choose your package when you register for the event.
Special room rates for the Monterey Tides Hotel of $189 per night can be reserved by calling the hotel directly at (831) 394-3321 and using the Group Reservation Code “BMW Motorcycle Owners of America.” Registration is limited. Event fee includes Friday and Saturday night dinners, event tee shirt, goodie bag and door prize ticket.
See you in Monterey!
Details on the Charity Lap at Laguna Seca:
- Date: Friday, August 26
- Cost: $50 per bike (no charge for passenger)
- Time: Expected to begin at 5.15 pm, but may begin earlier
- Staging: Begins at 4.15 pm, riders must be ready to go by 5 pm
- Location: Infield parking area (map provided at check-in)
- Details: Track time will be approximately 15 minutes. All riders and passengers must wear helmets. Wristbands and waiver forms need to be picked up at the Monterey Tides Hotel event check-in area on Sun Deck C. There is no fee to enter Laguna Seca.