I believe the new rotation is scheduled:
--> 2013 West
--> 2014 Midwest
--> 2015 Mountains
--> 2016 East
... ... repeat ... ...
It's also important to note that sometimes, unexpected things happen and regions might get shuffled due to ... *SURPRISE!* ... complications.
But generally speaking, the rally site selection committee makes every effort to stick to this schedule.
Sue Rihn #43753
BMW MOA Director - Ambassador
Sometimes it's the bend in the road that makes life worth the ride.
Does California have any prospective sites? I know Oregon is nice, but CA has some great riding as well! Thinking of Paso Robles, Monterey, etc.
Salem Oregon is a great choice but a little too soon since the Redmond rally in 2010. I did a little calculating and have attached a list of the last 10 rallies plus the proposed rally in Salem Oregon.
2005 Charleston, West Virginia
2004 Spokane Washington
2005 Lima, Ohio
2006 Burlington, Vermont
2007 West Bend, Wisconsin
2008 Gillette, Wyoming
2009 Jefferson City, North Carolina
2010 Redmond, Oregon
2011 Bloomington, Pennsylvannia
2012 Sedalia, Missouri
2013 Salem, Oregon
As you can see we are missing an opportunity to have the National in a beautiful part of the country. Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Utah, all have great places to ride and see. Sure we can ride there on the way to Salem but it would be better to have the rally in this region. Good for their economy and our riding.
I missed Durango and Missoula which I regret and have been hoping that the rally would go back there. We must also remember that these little rallies need to be profitable so it is a fine balance but we need to have the rallies in the Central West region too.
Keep the shiny side up and ride safe!
BMWMotorcycles, fun when they're running...
My other bike is a BMW.
Jack Hawley MOA and RA #224, KE9UW ("Chuck")
When I retire I can attend just about any rally I want to. Whether I choose the national rally will depend on what's going on, if there are family or friends close to the rally site, the weather, etc.
2003 R1150RT - Silver
2009 was in Johnson City,TN not Jefferson City,NC
The thing about traveling is, you never want it to end and you can't wait to get home.
I answer to Roy, Chief, or Sarg.
04 R-1150-RT current bike. 94 R-1100-RS74,383, Sold, 78 R-80/7, K.I.A by a D.U.I
Nothing on their web/forum about this.... wonder why this info is made mention of
on our rally forum anyhow; sure to confuse someone. Will they be able to top
this years poor timing ( Father's day weekend) in Colorado; with maybe....
a Mother's Day conflict!
The RA board is pleased to announce the site of the 2013 rally. It will be held June 20-23, 2013 at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.
To everyone who asked "when are we going back to Biltmore?", the answer is next year.
Great site, great riding and some surprises are in store for 2013. If you've never been to the Biltmore Estate this will be a great time to go.
Ride whatever makes you smile! Every bike has it's own issues, problems and annoyances...
'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.