38th Annual Square Route Rally - Maryland June 1-3, 2012
June 1 ÔÇô 3 2012 // MD
38th Annual Square Route Rally
BMW Bikers of Metropolitan Washington #40
Join BMW Bikers of Metropolitan Washington at Camp WestMar located 7 miles west of US 15 at Thurmont MD in the beautiful Catoctin Mountains for a fun-filled weekend of riding, seminars, tech sessions & camaraderie with fellow motorcycle enthusiasts! We have entertainment & several tech sessions planned for Saturday. However, if youÔÇÖre in the mood for riding, revel in some of the best sport-touring riding in the mid-Atlantic, either on well-maintained asphalt and/or challenging dual-sport routes thru the foothills of the Blue Ridge of MD, PA, WV & VA. We have a group GS ride as well as route sheets to help you to enjoy the miles of curvy paved roads in the Blue Ridge. Civil War historic sites - Antietam, Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry, The Wilderness & others ÔÇô are readily day-toured from our rally site using provided route sheets. A group ride to Sharpsburg will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Antietam campaign. Or, stretch your legs on the Appalachian Trail, just half a mile from the rally. If you are in the market for parts & accessories or maybe a new bike, we have three notable BMW dealerships in the area.
Our rally is renowned for GREAT door prizes, interesting activities/speakers, and loads of fun! Registration includes 2 nights of camping, Friday evening chili, Saturday multi-entr?®e dinner, continuous coffee, communal campfire, scads of door prizes including multiple grand prizes (preregistration provides an extra chance for a grand prize), rally pin & mug, flea market, and entertainment on Friday & Saturday evenings. Breakfast & lunch available on site or nearby at several high value restaurants. Large bathhouses with private showers. Wooded campsites are available for tent camping or take advantage of 60 first-come/first-serve bunkhouse beds in cabins; motels are in nearby Thurmont, Hagerstown, or Frederick.
14509 Brown Rd, Sabillasville, MD 21780-8728 GPS: N39o 37.244ÔÇÖ, W77o 31.910ÔÇÖ
A great deal of additional, updated information and registration forms are available on the clubÔÇÖs website [url]www.bmwbmw.org[/url] or contact Scott Keimig [email]email@example.com[/email].
Cunningham Falls State Park
Located less than 5 miles from the rally, right down MD Route 77, CFSP offers hiking, sightseeing, and swimming among other activities. The Houck area of the park has the falls itself, as well as lake for swimming (including a sandy beach!) Affordable for an entire day or for a quick dip in the lake.
ÔÇóDay Use Service Charge: Memorial Day-Labor Day, weekdays $3/person; Memorial Day-Labor Day, weekends and holidays $4/person; all other times $3/vehicle. Out-of-state residents add $1 to all day use service charges.
ÔÇóHours of Operation: 8 a.m. to Sunset, April through October; Lifeguards are on duty at the lake between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Memorial Day to Labor Day. Lifeguard coverage may be adjusted during periods of inclement weather.
All roads into the main areas and parking are paved.
More info here:
What does my Rally Fee Buy?
ÔÇó Admission to the rally including organized rides
ÔÇó Tech seminars, rides and featured speakers
ÔÇó Tickets for general door prize and grand prize drawings IF YOU PRE-REGISTER, YOU RECEIVE AN EXTRA TICKET FOR EACH DRAWING!
ÔÇó FOOD! Your full weekend registration includes the following on-site:
- Chili on Friday night - hard to gauge how many folks will be on site for dinner so it is first-come, first-served. I don't recall any fights breaking out
due to running out prematurely, so don't fret.
- Dinner on Saturday - the menu includes grilled or baked chicken, hot roast beef with gravy, tomato-free veggie pasta, taters, green beans, salad, desserts and fixins.
Your fee also includes sodas provided by the club.
Note that the caterer remains on-site all weekend. She offers a breakfast buffet on Saturday morning , and you won't walk away hungry. She also serves up made to order sandwiches, snacks, and sodas for additional cost. Nothing like a late-night burger to soak up some of that beer you're drinking. She also stays around until Sunday morning, offering breakfast sandwiches made to order.
ÔÇó A weekend of great fun with old and new friends, surrounded by great roads!
Rally Site and Area Accomodations
There is a wide array of accommodations, both on-site and off-site. Here is a sampleÔÇª
ON-SITE BUNKHOUSES: Available on a first-come, first-served basis. The bunkhouses have about 12-14 bunk beds each. If you choose to stay in one, be sure to bring along your sleeping bag and earplugs. A top sheet for the mattress is a good suggestion also.
ON-SITE TENT CAMPING: The site offers a large field which is close to the action plus a more secluded area around the pond (which is designated as quiet camping).
OFF-SITE, THURMONT MD: The town offers a few options for you:
ÔÇó Super 8- 300 Tippin Drive, Thurmont - (301) 271-7888
ÔÇó Cozy Country Inn- 103 Frederick Road, Thurmont - (301) 271-4301
ÔÇó Rambler Motel - 426 North Church Street, Thurmont - (301) 271-2424
ÔÇó Ole Mink Farm Recreation Resort - 12806 Mink Farm Road, Thurmont, MD - (301) 271-7012
OFF-SITE, surrounding areas: Emmitsburg MD, Hagerstown MD, Frederick MD and Gettysburg PA are nearby and offer many choices, this is a sample:
ÔÇó Sleep Inn & Suites 501 Silo Hill Parkway, Emmitsburg
ÔÇó Eisenhower Hotel 2634 Emmittsburg Road Gettysburg, PA 17325
ÔÇó Red Carpet Inn 2450 Emmitsburg Road Gettysburg, PA 17325
ÔÇó Quality Inn Gettysburg 380 Steinwehr Avenue Gettysburg, PA 17325
ÔÇó Courtyard by Marriott 115 Presidential Circle Gettysburg, PA 17325
ÔÇó Comfort Inn 871 York Road Gettysburg, PA 17325
There were too many choices to list; check out the web or directory assistance for additional information.