The Latest: Rally News

Rally site set for 2017: UTAH!

Monday, April 18, 2016   (8 Comments)
Posted by: Board of Directors Events Committee
Share |

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, and information about the greater Salt Lake area can be found at “Visit Salt Lake” on their web site at

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 More information and FAQs about the 2017 Salt Lake Rally will be published starting later this fall through the BMW MOA media and at

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!


Brian Levesque says...
Posted Friday, January 6, 2017
Nicely Done. I love Utah. Salt Lake City is simple IronButt Saddlesore ride down from Edmonton, Alberta..Sweet.
Rob Haukeness says...
Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Moab, Utah is only a few hours away, with both on and off road riding that is stunning. It is hot this time of year, though. The Lincoln Highway is a great ride, passing through the Skull Valley Indian Reservation on the way. Park City and the Alpine Loop and also twisties with a smile! Gets you out of the heat. Wish I could come.....
James E. Shaw says...
Posted Monday, May 16, 2016
Please make use of the race course in Tooele for a Track-Day. Great camping and riding within an hour east of SaltLakeCity.
Paul Goulding says...
Posted Thursday, May 12, 2016
This is a great site. Most sites have been a long way from me but this offers incredible touring opportunities. Thanks!
Adrian Pineda says...
Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2016
I wish somebody would find a place meeting the requirements for the rally in California. I'm going to SLC, but it is an 800 mile ride to get there. Redmond Oregon was about the same.
Jim Campbell says...
Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Jim, perhaps you are not aware of the rally site selection criteria. Site size 100 acres or larger. Adequate grass camping area of about 50 acres. Indoor air conditioned vendor area consisting of 50,000 square feet or more. Wireless Internet service for vendors and Cyber Cafe. Adequate toilets and showers. 2,500 motel/hotel rooms within a 30 mile radius of the rally grounds. Exclusive BMW MOA Beer Garden. RV Parking - 100 spaces minimum. Paved area of at least 200 feet by 300 feet (on or off rally grounds) to teach Rider Performance University Rider Courses. Grandstand or Arena seating for at least 3500 for the Closing Ceremonies. Off Road area (on or off rally grounds) for GS training. Six or more air conditioned areas of various size for holding seminars. Unpaved area on or off site for GS Giant event and off pavement rider training.
Peter Ballantine says...
Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2016
That is great but with all of the great rides 4 hours away I"m not sure why they are having it in Salt Lake instead of St. George where all the rides are.
Jim Evans says...
Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Membership Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal