Rally site set for 2017: UTAH!
Monday, April 18, 2016
Posted by: Board of Directors Events Committee
The BMW Motorcycle Owners of America is pleased to announce the 45th BMW MOA International Rally – the rally’s sapphire anniversary - will be held at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 13th through the 15th, 2017.
Utah is a rider’s wonderland with 21 national parks and monuments, 40 state parks, and seven national forests. Easy day rides from the Fairpark will take you into the mountains to Park City, the Utah Olympic Park, and the year-round resorts of Alta, Solitude, and Snowbird.
Salt Lake City is located between the Great Salt Lake and the west side of the spectacular Wasatch Mountains. About 530 miles west of Denver, 765 miles east of Portland and 425 miles northeast of Las Vegas, it is often called the crossroads of the west. Hosting the 2002 Winter Olympic Games infused the city with an international flavor, while still maintaining a friendly, “small city” feel.
The rally site is spread over 65 acres and close to the intersection of I-15 and I-80 for easy access. A light rail system terminal just outside the grounds provides easy transportation to thousands of hotel rooms, hundreds of restaurants and numerous quality micro breweries.
To find out more about this great state, check out the book “Ride Utah!” by Dave Magdiel. At over 300 pages it lists suggested routes, places to stay and eat, and provides a great appreciation of your riding opportunities going to, and returning from, the rally. Information about the Utah State Fairpark can be found at utahstatefairpark.com, and information about the greater Salt Lake area can be found at “Visit Salt Lake” on their web site at visitsaltlake.com.
The Salt Lake rally site is located in the MOA’s Rally Zone 1. For those wanting to know more about these zones or about the rally site selection requirements, visit the BMW MOA website at bmwmoa.org. More information and FAQs about the 2017 Salt Lake Rally will be published starting later this fall through the BMW MOA media and at bmwmoa.org.
As you ride to the 2016 Rally in Hamburg, New York this July, rest assured that Salt Lake will offer you all the fun and features you’ve come to expect, but also some additional things, both old and new, you won’t want to miss!