You have probably seen and heard about various motorcycle rallies. But how do you choose the one that is going to fit you best? Here are a few ideas and resources to get you on the road to attending your first motorcycle rally.
Think of what sort of atmosphere you want:
It’s good to be upfront with yourself as to your comfort zone. Do you like loud and crowded or are you more of a low-key kind of person. We have seen rallies run the gamut from huge to small so there is sure be one that will fit your personality. Nobody wants to shell out the cash just to find themselves at a rally they really aren’t comfortable with and maybe that they don’t even like!
A Few Places to Check Out:
If you own a BMW motorcycle and like smaller gatherings then the rallies that the different BMW clubs put on might be perfect for you. Some of the ones we found offered food, rides routes, and seminars. A lot of them have camping and lodging options available too. Even if you don’t want to become a club member you can still attend. You might just end up having to pay a slightly higher registry fee than the club member. You can find a BMW Motorcycle club near you here: www.bmwmoa.org
If you are thinking you want more bang for your buck then the Americade Rally is a massive rally that happens in June. This year it is on June 5th-10th. Tens of thousands attend. The events range from rides to concerts to rodeos. There is also an expo with a lot of big vendors attending. It’s easy to see why so many attend. Check out their website: www.americade.com to get the full story.
These are just a few suggestions to get you started. We hope that you are able to find a rally that truly is everything you are looking for. If the rally you’ve chosen has some rides planned, why not throw a Crampbuster on your motorcycle before you go? It is a great motorcycle cruise assist that will help with hand cramps and wrist pain. It’s always best to be comfortable!