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RALLY CHAIRS

Greg Feeler, Rally Chair

Brian Burdette, Rally Co-chair

Pat Carol, Rally Co-chair

Email the Rally Chairs: 2017rallychairs@bmwmoa.org!

 

DATES

July 13 – 16, 2017

 

WHEN DOES THE RALLY START AND END?

The Rally opens Thursday, July 13th, at 8:00 am, and ends Sunday, July 16th, at noon. Note: Sunday is primarily a clean-up day. Vendors will not be open, and no activities are planned.

 

LOCATION

Utah State Fairpark
155 N 1000 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
utahstatefairpark.com

 

GPS COORDINATES

Degrees Latitude Long 40.7739100°, -111.9212200°
Degrees Minutes 40°46.43460', -111°55.27320'
Degrees Minutes Seconds 40°46'26.0760", -111°55'16.3920"
Garmin: N40°46.4346', W111°55.2732'

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND RALLY?

MOA Members $55 before July 14, $65 at the gate
Non-Member Guests $75 before July 14, $85 at the gate.
Children ages 6-15: $10 before July 14; $15 at the gate
Children ages 5 & under: No charge
Saturday-only Day Passes: $35

WHAT DO I GET FOR MY RALLY FEE?

For full-fee registration (excluding children and day passes), you receive admission to the rally for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, individual first-come-first-served tent camping, entry into numerous door prize drawings, eligibility for our Grand Prize (vendor) drawings, and for the BMW MOA prize bikes, which this year will be two new R nineT models!

WILL PERSONAL CHECKS BE ACCEPTED FOR GATE FEES?

Personal checks, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, and cash are accepted.

 

WHEN IS THE EARLIEST I CAN ARRIVE AT THE RALLY AND SET UP CAMP?

Rally set-up is a big effort and the set-up volunteers need an opportunity to get their work done in a timely fashion. Please give us a chance to “get the party ready” before you arrive!

Rally set-up volunteers will begin arriving on Monday, July 10th. Anyone arriving prior to Thursday, July 13th should be an identified volunteer with a rally committee, will be expected to volunteer for set-up duties. Regular rally services such as food vendors, restrooms, showers, etc. will be very limited until the rally officially opens.

 

WHEN DOES REGISTRATION OPEN?

Online registration opens on February 1, 2017 on the MOA website, bmwmoa.org and closes July 13th. Hardcopy registration forms will also be made available in the BMW Owners News starting in March. Take advantage of this opportunity to get your early registration discount as listed below.

 

WILL THERE BE DAY PASSES?

Yes, there will Day Passes for Saturday only. Here are the rules:
1. Day passes will be available at Rally Registration on Saturday only.
2. Walk-in access only: Bikes or cars must remain outside the gate.
3. A day pass will allow access to the event, but will not include door prize tickets, pin, patch, or rally program.
4. Cost will be $35 per adult or child.

 

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER TO HELP OUT?

Send a message to rallyvolunteers@bmwmoa.org to contact our Volunteers Chair. You may also contact individual committee chairs from the list posted on the rally section of bmwmoa.org.

 

SHIPPING TO THE RALLY

Packages should be shipped to arrive no earlier than Monday, July 10. Label all packages as follows:

YOUR NAME (i.e. John Doe )
Utah State Fairpark, BMW MOA
155 N 1000 W
Salt Lake City UT 84116

 

PICKING UP ITEMS AT THE RALLY

This information will be updated at a later date.

 

WILL THERE BE A WAY TO SHIP ITEMS HOME FROM THE RALLY?

Yes, there will be a shipping service available on the site which will be open through to Sunday morning.

 

WHAT IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY AT HOME AND I NEED TO BE REACHED, OR I NEED ASSISTANCE ON THE WAY TO THE RALLY?

At the Rally, we recommend that you have a "Rally Buddy" whose phone number you can leave at home. If the caller from home can't reach your cell they should try the number of your "Rally Buddy." If on the road, besides your “Rally Buddy," we recommend the use of the BMW MOA Anonymous Book.

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND?

We are expecting more than 5,000 to attend the Crossroads of The West Rally.

 

DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF BMW MOA TO ATTEND?

The BMW MOA rally is a private event open to our members and guests (non-members). Rally attendance is contingent on abiding by the rules and policies of the BMW MOA, and at the discretion of the Rally Chairs. We reserve the sole right to deny admission and/or remove persons from the rally grounds based on our discretion.

Members receive a $20 registration discount. Non-members may join the MOA during registration, either online, or at the rally gate registration and receive the member discount. One year individual membership is $40 for a US resident. Please see the BMW MOA web page for the list of extensive member benefits which easily off-set the annual membership fee.?

 

DO I HAVE TO RIDE A BMW MOTORCYCLE TO ATTEND?

Although the BMW MOA International Rally is focused on BMW motorcycles we welcome all riders and their guests. All bikes meet local noise abatement regulations. Rally attendance is contingent on abiding by the rules and policies of the BMW MOA, and at the discretion of the Rally Chairs.

 

DO I HAVE TO RIDE A MOTORCYCLE TO ATTEND?

Not at all.

 

CAN I BRING A GUEST?

As noted above, you can bring a guest and they will be made to feel welcome.

 

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?

The Volunteer Chair is Paul Ruffell. The full list of the committee-chairs will be listed on the MOA web page as well. Or, when you get to the Rally, the Volunteer Booth will be in the MOA Building (Zion Building) with the MOA functions (Door Prizes, MOA Gear Store, etc.) and they can sign you up to work shifts of your choice. If you arrive on site early, you will be expected to volunteer for the event. Stop anyone in a cart upon arriving at the Rally and they will help you find a place to help, or direct you to the volunteer sign-up area. The Rally can’t go on without the many volunteers who make it possible. Thanks!

 

WHEN WILL THE RALLY SITE MAP BE AVAILABLE?

The site map will be made available on the MOA website as early in the spring as possible, and will also appear in issues of the BMW Owners News. If you elect to receive email rally updates when you register, we will email you a copy of the rally site map along with other rally news.

 

WHERE WILL THE SEMINARS BE LOCATED?

There will be Seminar Rooms in several different locations this year. Please reference the Seminar Schedule in the June issue of the BMW Owners News, the MOA website, and consult your Rally program upon arriving.

 

WHERE WILL THE COMMERCIAL VENDORS BE LOCATED?

Commercial vendors will be located inside the Promontory, Grand, and Deseret buildings. Outside Vendors will be located along the east and south sides of the eastern camping area across from the Grand Building.

 

WILL WIRELESS SERVICE BE AVAILABLE?

Wireless services are provided for vendors only.

 

WILL CAMPFIRES BE ALLOWED ON THE RALLY SITE?

No. Fires are not allowed on site.

 

DO I NEED TO RESERVE A CAMPING SITE?

No. There are plenty of grassy areas for tent camping in the designated camping area. Please do not attempt to block space for late arrivals.

 

DO I NEED TO WORRY ABOUT LEAVING MY GEAR UNATTENDED?

As always, there will be no public access during the Rally. Although there will be security, normal precautions and common sense should prevail in regards to your belongings.

 

WILL THERE BE A DESIGNATED QUIET CAMPING AREA?

No. The grounds are large enough that no designated area will be identified. First timers should remember that ear plugs will make your night restful. We ask all of our Rally Goers to practice common courtesy throughout the Rally grounds.

 

ARE THERE SHOWERS AND FLUSH TOILETS NEAR THE CAMPING AREA?

Showers and port-a-potties will be placed in the camping areas. Other rest room facilities (flush toilets) are available throughout many of the buildings open during the rally. Please understand that port-a-potties must be located where they can be easily serviced throughout the rally.

 

IF I DRIVE MY CAR TO THE RALLY, WILL I BE ABLE TO CAMP?

Yes. Early setup volunteers upon arriving at the rally, may drive to their selected camping area and set up camp. Once your car is unloaded, it must be relocated to the designated parking lot north of the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles building. ALL CARS MUST BE OFF THE RALLY SITE BY NOON WEDNESDAY JULY 12th OR BEFORE!

 

WILL THERE BE A SPECIAL MEDICAL NEEDS (SMN) CAMPING AREA THAT HAS ELECTRICAL OUTLETS?

Yes. There will be a designated SMN area with electrical service. These spots are for SMN campers only and may prevent you from camping adjacent to friends.

 

CAN GENERATORS BE USED IN THE TENT CAMPING AREAS?

No. The use of generators is prohibited in the tent camping areas.

 

CAN I RESERVE SPACE FOR MY GROUP OR FRIENDS?

No. The MOA Board of Directors Rally policy states that cordoning off camping space for future arrivals is strictly prohibited. Group camping for MOA clubs is available. Contact the Chartered Club Group Camping Chair for information.

 

IS THERE AN RV AREA?

Yes. There are a limited number of electric-only hook-up sites available. RV registration opens at the same time as rally registration on February 1st, 2017.

 

WILL RIDER TRAINING BE AVAILABLE AT THE RALLY?

Yes. Stay tuned to the MOA website (and this FAQ) for further information.

 

WILL THERE BE BMW DEMO RIDES THIS YEAR?

Yes. BMW Motorrad is planning to offer demo rides during the Rally.

 

WILL THERE BE “FRIENDS OF BILL W” MEETINGS ON-SITE?

Yes. Please refer to your rally program for times and the location.

 

ARE PETS ALLOWED AT THE RALLY?

Pets are allowed, but we strongly urge you to use common sense when it comes to your pets. You are responsible for noise (barking) and cleaning up after your pet. Pets should not be left unattended and must be on a leash at all times for the pet’s own safety. Owners of problem pets will be asked to leave. Only Service Animals will be permitted in the buildings, and must be identified as such.

 

WILL THERE BE GEARS TRAINING FOR YOUNG RIDERS?

Yes. Gears Training will be held on Wednesday July 12th and Thursday, July 13th, and is open to young riders ages 14-18.

 

CAN I CHANGE MY OIL AND WASH MY BIKE AT THE RALLY?

Yes. A ‘Do-It-Yourself’ area will be provided.

 

CAN I BUY NEW TIRES AT THE RALLY?

Yes. BMW Motorcycles of Utah will be accommodating rally attendees by extended their Service Departments hours, giving rally attendees priority and offering specials on tires.

BMW Motorcycles of Utah is located just 15 minutes south of the BMW MOA Rally at 339 West 9000 South, just West of the 90th South Exit on I-15. Their hours will be 7:30am - 7:00pm with extra staff and BMW certified technicians. For more information, please call (801) 618-2700 or email Andy@HarrisonEurosports.coM.

We expect to have one or more tire vendors on site at the Rally.

 

IS THERE A HELMET LAW IN UTAH, AND WHAT ABOUT OTHER LAWS?

Motorcycle helmets are required by law in the state of Utah by any rider or passenger under 17 years of age. Maximum speed limit on Interstates is 75 MPH.

 

WHAT IS THE RALLY FIREARMS POLICY?

The BMW MOA follows the federal, state, county, and city firearms regulations governing the rally site.

 

ARE THERE ATMS AT THE FAIRGROUNDS?

Several ATMs will be available at the Fairgrounds. Check your rally program for locations.

 

DOES UTAH HAVE A SALES TAX?

Yes, the sales tax is currently 4.7%.

 

ARE THERE ANY BMW DEALERSHIPS NEAR THE RALLY?

Yes! BMW Motorcycles of Utah
339 W 900 S
Sandy, UT 84070
801-618-2700
harrisoneurosports.com

 

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