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2018 European Riders Rally

May 17 - 20, 2018

Join the BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville as we host our 20th annual European Riders Rally. We’ll offer a weekend of great riding for both the street and dual sport enthusiast. Join in guided group rides both Friday and Saturday, explore the area on your own, or stay onsite and enjoy seminars, movies, and more.

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

Enjoy great food, entertainment, door prizes and camaraderie. 2018 promises to be the biggest and best rally ever.


For questions please contact the rally chairs at ridersrally@bmwmcon.org. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Registration

Online Registration

Monday Jan 1 to Sunday Apr 29, 2018 - Full Rally - $50
Monday April 30 to Sunday May 13, 2018 - Full Rally - $60
Saturday Pass - $30
Full Rally registration on or before Apr 29 guarantees you a rally t-shirt and pin.
The first 180 online registrants receive a free Rally Towel!

The Rally will go on rain or shine.  Registration is final - there are no refunds unless the Rally is canceled in its entirety.

Walk-in Registration at the Rally

Full Rally - $60
Saturday Pass - $35

Full Rally registration includes:

  • Free camping
  • Rally t-shirt and pin (guaranteed if you register before April 29)
  • Live entertainment Saturday evening
  • Lunch on Saturday
  • Steak or Chicken dinner Saturday evening
  • Breakfast Sunday morning courtesy of local churches
  • Guided rides Friday and Saturday
  • All day coffee, tea, hot chocolate and lemonade; donuts and fruit in the mornings while they last
  • Door prize and grand prize tickets
  • Shuttle to and from Mike's Landing Restaurant for dinner Thursday
  • On site activities

Saturday Pass registration includes:

  • Free camping
  • Live entertainment Saturday evening
  • Lunch on Saturday
  • Steak or Chicken dinner Saturday evening
  • Guided rides
  • All day coffee, tea, hot chocolate and lemonade; donuts and fruit in the morning while they last
  • Door prize and grand prize tickets
  • Rally T-shirts may be available for purchase

Day passes may be used Saturday only

Register Now

Schedule

Click here for a detailed schedule of events.

Thursday

Registration
Shuttle to and from Sulphur Creek Resort for Happy Hour and dinner
Music and bonfire under the Pavilion, movie and popcorn in the Ag Building

Friday

Registration
Guided Rides
Lunch provided by BMW MCON and SkyMed
Seminars and games
Music and bonfire under the Pavilion, movie and popcorn in the Ag Building

Saturday

Registration
Pancake breakfast
Yoga
Lunch provided by Bloodworth Motorcycles
Seminars
DINNER
Closing ceremonies and Grand Prize drawings
Live Entertainment

Sunday

Breakfast provided by community churches


Here's what some of last year's guests had to say about the Rally:
  • "Everything seemed very well thought out. I had a great time!"

  • "Rally was great. Love the town and area for rides!"

  • "You provide a lot of service and accommodations for the price. The camping was pretty nice."

  • "Best rally steak dinner ever."

  • "The rally was well organized. Your club members are all very friendly."

  • "Helpful staff, dinner was delicious, well run overall."

  • "Everything was great. Love your rally."

  • "Excellent venue, nice to have a covered area for dinner and activities."

Rides & GPS Files

These Guided Rides are planned:

Friday

Makers Mark Distillery Street Ride
  • Tour the distillery - $12/person
  • Lunch on the site
  • 176 miles round trip

  • Dual Sport
  • Creek crossings
  • Easy to intermediate level
  • Saturday

    Yahoo Falls Street Ride
  • Lunch break
  • 153 miles round trip  

  • Kermit Chair Factory Street Ride
  • Tour the factory
  • Lunch break

  • Dual Sport
  • Creek crossings
  • Easy to intermediate level

  • Schedule for rides is here.  Meet ahead of the designated time in front of the Pavilion with a full tank and ready to ride.

     

    Click here to download a GPS file with several self-guided road rides.

    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 ridersrally@bmwmcon.org.

    Lodging

    Free camping at the Rally site.  Rest rooms and showers are available on site.  Limited RV parking with electrical hookup is available on site on a first-come basis.

    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 and from the Rally site in the evenings - 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 the Cumberland County Tourism and Convention Commission for their support.  Other sponsors and donors will be added over the coming weeks.

     








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