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2017 European Riders Rally

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED, BUT DON'T WORRY, YOU CAN STILL REGISTER ON SITE!  We ordered extra t-shirts and food, so c'mon over to Burkesville!

May 18 - 21, 2017

Join the BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville as we host our 19th annual European Riders Rally. We’ll offer a weekend of great riding for both the street and dual sport enthusiast. Join in on the all new guided group rides both Friday and Saturday. Explore the area on your own, or stay onsite and enjoy seminars, movies, motorcycle games and more.


Located along the Cumberland River in Burkesville KY, our site offers plenty of flat camping areas, showers and toilets, power outlets, even nearby hotels for those that don’t camp.


Enjoy great food, entertainment, door prizes and camaraderie. 2017 promises to be the biggest and best rally ever.


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For questions please contact the rally chairs at We look forward to seeing you there!


Don't let the name fool you! All makes and models of bikes are welcome!

Music for the video provided by Chuck Jones.


Online Registration

Sunday Jan 1 to Sunday Apr 30, 2017 - Full Rally - $50
Monday May 1 to Sunday May 14, 2017 - Full Rally - $60
Day Pass - $25
Registration on or before Apr 30 guarantees you a rally t-shirt and pin.

Walk-in Registration at the Rally - Cash or check only

Full Rally - $60
Day Pass - $35

Full Rally registration includes:

  • Entertainment Friday and Saturday evening
  • Lunch on Saturday courtesy of Bloodworth Motorcycles
  • Steak or Chicken dinner Saturday evening
  • Breakfast Sunday morning
  • Guided rides Friday and Saturday
  • All day coffee, tea, hot chocolate and lemonade
  • Door prize tickets
  • Rally shirt and pin (guaranteed only if you register by April 30)

Day Pass registration includes:

  • Entertainment Saturday evening
  • Lunch on Saturday courtesy of Bloodworth Motorcycles
  • Steak or Chicken dinner Saturday evening
  • Guided rides
  • All day coffee, tea, hot chocolate and lemonade 
  • Door prize tickets (prizes must be claimed Saturday afternoon)
  • Rally T-shirts may be available for purchase on Saturday

Day passes may be used any one day of the Rally

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Registration 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm.  If you arrive after registration closes, settle in and check in Friday morning.
5:00 pm and 5:30 pm - Shuttle to Sulphur Creek Resort for Happy Hour and dinner
7:30 pm and 8:00 pm - Shuttle leaves Sulphur Creek and returns to Rally Site
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Music and bonfire under the Pavilion, movie and popcorn in the Ag Building


Registration 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
11:00 am - Guided Poker Run ride - great prize for the winner!
4:00 pm - Club Leadership Round Table - open to all interested in sharing ideas and experiences for stronger clubs and better events
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Bonfire and music under the pavilion, movies in the Ag Building
Please support the local restaurants


Registration 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am - Pancake breakfast provided by Eastern Star - $5 donation 
8:00 am - 8:45 am - Yoga for the Motorcyclist's Body, Breath, and Mind with Gwen
9:00 am - 9:30 am - Guided paved and dual-sport rides departing - check for the time your ride leaves
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm - Lunch provided by Bloodworth Motorcycles
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Seminar - Can't Get There From Here - Riding and Traveling in Foreign Lands
2:30 pm - Door prize drawings - Prizes must be picked up by 4:30 pm
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Bloodworth Motorcycles Seminar
4:30 pm - Last chance to pick up door prizes
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Motorcycle games
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Steak or chicken dinner    
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm - Live music by Justin Graves and Craig Smith, Announcements, Awards, Grand Prize drawings


7:30 am - Breakfast provided by community churches under the Pavilion

Rides & GPS Files

Information on guided rides will be posted later - stay tuned.
Click here to download a GPS file with several self-guided road rides. Note: If you previously downloaded the GDB file, it has been updated to a GPX format file and there are more routes.  There are some duplicate destinations, but different ways to get there.

We also plan to post dual sport rides, so check back before the rally.

Directions & Contact Information

The rally site is a beautiful city park on the banks of the Cumberland River in downtown Burkesville, KY.  
GPS coordinates for Rally Central are
36.788308, -85.367456 or
36°47'17.9"N 85°22'02.8"W
Contact the rally chairs at


Free camping at the rally site.  Rest rooms and showers are available on site.

Riverfront Lodge - Walking distance from the Rally site - 270-864-3300

Alpine Motel - Newly remodeled, overlooking the town and Rally site, free shuttle rides to the evening Rally events - 270-864-7100

Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park - 15 miles from Burkesville - Boating, golfing, many other recreation options, special pricing for Rally goers - 800-325-2282

Hendricks Creek Resort - 12 miles from Burkesville - Houseboats and cabins available - 888-321-4000

River Breeze Retreat - 2 miles from Burkesville - 3 bedroom 2 bath cabin on the river - 270-406-3536

Visit the Cumberland County Tourism Commission web site for more options.

Local Dining & Drinking

Visit the Cumberland County Tourism Commission web site for local dining options.

Big News:  Cumberland County is no longer a dry county.  Adult beverages can be purchased in Burkesville.

Rally Sponsors

The BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville would like to thank Bloodworth Motorcycles of Nashville and the Cumberland County Tourism and Convention Commission for their support. 

In addition, we thank the following for their generous donations:

  • BMW Motorcycle Owners of America
  • BMW Riders Association
  • Bridgestone
  • Mark New of Norris & New Funeral Home
  • Citizens Bank of Cumberland County
  • Roadrunner Motorcycle Touring and Travel
  • Kermit Chair
  • Norton's 
  • ROK Straps
  • Diamond Gusset
  • Sargent Cycle Products
  • Castle Powersports
  • Morton's BMW Motorcycles
  • Suburban Machinery Inc.
  • Beaches Motorcycle Adventures Inc.
  • BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville

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