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    i'd say the vermont site, but i'm biased because i live about 4 minutes from it.

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    I would say my favorite is the one I am partying at, at that time.
    19 BMWMOA Nationals under my belt, and I have no idea what I am doing.

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    Laguna Seca/Monterey in '86 stands out as the best glamor destination for a rally I've been to, but maybe I remember it more fondly because it was my first 'MOA and also my first long tour.
    But the PCH through Big Sur is about as good as motorcycle roads get in North America.
    That said, the facilities in Redmond, Ore., were first rate, as were the facilities in Burlington, Vt., last year.
    I've only been to one BMW MOA rally that I hated - the urban rally in Charleston, W.Va. in '03. It was definitely not camping-friendly and the event was too strung out geographically to have any sense of community.
    Generally speaking, any rally site in the West gets me packing. I'd return in a heartbeat to any of these:
    Rapid City, ND
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Durango, CO
    Missoula, MT
    Redmond, OR
    Spokane, WA


    See you in Gillette!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyGT View Post
    I've only been to one BMW MOA rally that I hated - the urban rally in Charleston, W.Va. in '03. It was definitely not camping-friendly and the event was too strung out geographically to have any sense of community.

    See you in Gillette!
    I agree. It was an experiment that did not work. It might have been seen differently if the weather had been better.
    'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.

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    Question Rally sites

    I was wondering if anyone had a list of the past rally locations? Going back as far as possible.
    Wisconsin 2007
    Vermont 2006
    Ohio 2005
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    I have only owned a BMW for the past two years, so the past rally locations are unknown to me.

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    Rally sites

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinGS View Post
    I was wondering if anyone had a list of the past rally locations? Going back as far as possible.
    Wisconsin 2007
    Vermont 2006
    Ohio 2005
    2004?
    ?
    ?
    ?
    ?
    ?
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    ?
    ?
    ?

    I have only owned a BMW for the past two years, so the past rally locations are unknown to me.

    No need to search any further than your MOA Anonymous book for a listing of every Rally site back to the first event. FWIW, less than ten of those previous sites could accommodate our Rally today.

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    Smile rally sites

    Thanks, I guess I never looked that closely.

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    One that is close to home. . .

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    If you don't have your anonymous book handy, there is a listing of rally sites at Wikipedia.
    19 BMWMOA Nationals under my belt, and I have no idea what I am doing.

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    DuQuoin

    since it's the only national I've attended.
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    I've been thinking about this thread, and frankly ... with the exception of only one, I have enjoyed them all. That's one out of twenty. Not a bad percentage.

    The only exception was Charleston. I didn't like the split venue and the camping was intolerable. We were on the campus, five miles from the Convention Ctr. Lots of local "Looky-Loo's", walking among the tents. It's the only rally where I had to keep all of my valuables locked in my saddlebags. It was an experiment - trying to have a rally with those dynamics. I doubt the board will approve that again.

    But other than that, every venue had something to make the rally fun and memorable.
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