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MOA sponsoring series of adventure rallies

Friday, August 18, 2017   (4 Comments)
Posted by: Chad Warner #202143

For the past 45 years, the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America has been a part of the BMW motorcycle experience and culture. As time has passed, new genres of motorcycles have been introduced and new generations of riders have grown to love these new motorcycles just as previous generations before them loved theirs.

The MOA has always worked to reach out and support the growing diversity in riding styles and interests of our current members as well as those new to BMW. This year will be no exception. To support the GS riding community, the MOA will sponsor a series of adventure-style rallies across the country. These rallies will focus on off-road adventure riding, trials competitions, camping, and the common bond adventure riders share. MOA members who have a passion for off-road adventure riding will be able to choose from three sponsored Adventure Series events this year.

The first event, the High Sierra Rally, is hosted by XLADV Senior Editor Eric Hall and will take place in Benton Crossing, California, from August 31–September 3. The High Sierra Rally will offer participants the opportunity to experience the cool summer temperatures of the high elevations of the Sierras where trails for all riding abilities as well as scenic pavement welcome attendees. Proceeds from the rally will again benefit Lost for a Reason, a charity assisting children and families of the Navajo nation and for which the rally raised $3,500 last year. For additional information or to register, visit High Sierra Rally 2017 on Facebook.

The next weekend, from September 7-10, the annual Wailin' Wayne Weekend will be hosted by Chad Warner and welcomes riders to some of the very best trail riding in Ohio through the Wayne National Forest. More than 100 miles of trails will challenge both intermediate and advanced riders, while Ohios Route 555, known locally as "The Triple Nickle," offers on-road riders miles of hilly and twisty pavement. Proceeds from the Wailin' Wayne Weekend will benefit The Children's Dream Project. For more information or to register, visit

The third Adventure Series event is the Middle of the Map Rally in Mansfield, Missouri, from November 3-5. Hosted by Brad Calbert, the event site is a unique off-road ranch nestled in the beautiful Ozarks at a 750-acre riding resort. Forty miles of trails offer everything from challenging wooded and rocky hills and valleys to fire roads and twisting single track. Offsite, hundreds of miles of gravel roads and pristine two-lane tarmac offer every rider a great place to ride. For additional information or to register, visit Middle of the Map Adventure Rally on Facebook.

In addition to the highly successful MOA Getaways, the new Adventure Series of events is another great option for all members looking to expand their riding experience.


Rob Glass says...
Posted Monday, August 28, 2017
Prepare for the Rallies by attending RawHyde Adventures. Great program!
Posted Monday, August 28, 2017
Use someone else's facebook or write to Ray for contact info. Probably will be in Event section of MOA mag. I have facebook account, just don't put in much info if you open one. It's good to get news and pix, Regards, Bill
Harry Ruggles says...
Posted Monday, August 28, 2017
Ditto about FB
Rodney Best says...
Posted Monday, August 28, 2017
Must have Facebook account to sign up. I guess I can't go. Rod

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