51st Four Winds BMW Riders Rally, August 18-20, New Bethlehem, PA

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  1. ADVer

    ADVer Been here awhile

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    "Back to basics" theme after a very successful well- attended 50th Anniversary Rally

    Preregistration @ $35 available till Aug 13. $40 at gate. No day passes.
    Do it.
    Register at:
    http://www.4windsbmw.org/menu-header/four-winds-rally-info/rally-information

    Pre-Registration Discount Deadline Aug. 13th
    Join us to become part of BMW history -- mark your calendar for the third weekend in August so that you too can say you've enjoyed a terrific weekend at the Longest Continuously Held BMW Rally in the U.S.! Riders have gathered at the Four Winds Rally from all directions, representing many states as well as Canada and Europe since 1967, to enjoy some of the best riding, interesting attractions, and camaraderie in the beautiful hills and forests of Western Pennsylvania. Early arrivals welcome!

    Come rain or shine - unlimited shade trees and several indoor pavillions with tent space available.

    PRICES - Registration opens at 8 am Friday
    Adult: Pre-registration $35 At Gate $40

    Youth 7-15: Pre-registration $15 At Gate $20

    Children 6 and Under: Free (dinner not included)

    NO DAY PASSES

    NO ADMISSION TO RALLY GROUNDS WITHOUT A PASS AND WRISTBAND
    Vendors welcome, no vendor fees.

    LOCATION
    Redbank Valley Municipal Park is a 60 acre community park nestled in a partially wooded area just a few hundred feet from the Redbank Creek located in beautiful Clarion County Pennsylvania.

    Redbank Valley Park, 137 Park Road, Fairmont City, PA 16224, Office Phone (814) 365-5924
    2.8 miles Northeast of New Bethlehem on Route 28
    13 miles South of I-80 on Route 66 from Clarion Exit 64
    19 miles South of I-80 on Route 28 from Brookville Exit 78
    GPS: N 41° 00.94' / W 79° 17.52'2


    EVENTS INCLUDE
    • Two Nights Camping – Indoor or Outdoor!
    • Tree Shaded and Grassy or Under Roof in Agriculture Buildings
    • On-Site Food Vendor
    • Saturday Night BBQ Dinner
    • Sunday Morning Donuts
    • 24-Hour Free Coffee / Tea / Hot Chocolate
    • Door Prizes
    • Commemorative T-Shirts Available
    • Friday Night Entertainment
    • European Bike Exhibit
    • Field Events
    • GS Off-Road Rides
    • Guided Rides and Local Ride Maps
    • Training Sessions and Seminars
    • Tubeless Tire Repair Playground
    • Community Bonfire
    • 50/50 Drawing
    • Tennis Courts
    • Leashed Pets Welcome
    • RV Hookups available for a Fee
    • Various Activities at Previous Rallies have included:
      • River float trips, BMW Smart Trainer, DUI Driving Simulator – you never know what we'll find!
    ACCOMMODATIONS
    Most people take advantage of the free camping but for those who perfer a roof with shingles:

    The Brick House B&B, 3 Cottages, Motel Rooms & Apartments

    The closest -- only a couple of miles away from Rally Site.

    814.227.3567

    House at the End of the Road B&B

    Two rooms -- going NE toward Brookville 12 miles and 20 minutes.

    814.856.3480

    Exit 78 Brookville, PA

    I-80 and Rt. 28. Approximately 18 miles North East of Rally Site.

    Golden Eagle Budget Host Inn 814.849.7344

    Super 8 Motel 814.849.8840

    Quality Inn 814.849.8381

    Exit 62 Clarion, PA

    I-80 and Rt. 68. Approximately 18 miles North of Rally Site.

    Econo Lodge 814.226.8682

    Holiday Inn Express 814.223.4010

    Comfort Inn 814.226.5230

    Microtel Inn & Suites 814.227.2700

    Hampton Inn 814.226.4444

    Park Inn Radisson 814.226.8850



    USEFUL INFORMATION

    Food : The staff and management of Redbank Park will offer a variety of concession food from the pavilion in the middle of the park.

    Their food service will be available from 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM on Friday and 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Saturday. Saturday night pig roast dinner is included with registration. Several good restaurants, grocery, a drug store and dollar store are in downtown New Bethlehem.

    Closest BMW Dealers: We are very fortunate to have two BMW dealers in the rally area for all your needs. Please contact either for a service appointment while traveling to our rally or just drop in and browse. They both carry a complete line of Parts, Accessories and Apparel.

    European Motorcycles of Pittsburgh, 10269 Perry Hwy., Wexford, PA 15090, Phone (724) 934-4269

    HOURS = Sun & Mon: Closed, Tues & Thurs: 9am-8pm, Wed & Fri: 9am – 5pm, Sat: 9am – 3pm

    Kissell Motorsports, 101 Hawbaker Industrial Dr., State College, PA 16803, Phone (814) 861-7890
    HOURS = Sun: Closed, Mon – Fri: 10am – 6pm, Sat: 10am – 2pm

    Closest All-Brand Motorcycle Dealers:

    Brookville Motorsports, 1167 Route 36, Brookville, Pennsylvania 15825, Phone (814)-849-0004

    HOURS = Sun & Mon: Closed, Tues./Thurs./Fri: 10am – 7pm, Wed: 10am – 5pm, Sat: 9am – 3pm

    Stiller Motorsports, 13488 US Route 422, Kittanning, PA 16201, Phone (724) 545-1070, Fax (724) 545-1080
    HOURS = Sun & Mon: Closed, Tue – Fri: 10am – 8pm, Sat: 9am – 3pm

    FAQ:
    Is The Rally limited to only BMW motorcycles?

    Not at all. All makes are very welcome as long as they are QUIET! Please be careful and courteous when riding in the area-- let's be good guests! There are some seasonal campers and community residents who will be using other areas of the park.

    I just want to stop by for a couple hours to check out the bikes and vendors,
    why do I have to register and pay?

    Events like our Rally take a lot of money to put on. Many thousands of dollars actually. Not to mention, respecting the hudreds of volunteer work hours.

    Also there is the concern about security. We need to know that the people who are there belong there.
    They will check for wristbands and anyone without one will be asked to register or leave the rally site.

    Is there anything I should know about riding in the area?

    Yes, watch for DEER, DEER and more DEER! The roads in the area are great but in many places
    the trees and brush grow right to the edge of the shoulder and you never know what will step out into the road!
    Also forget about the old axiom of watching out for DEER only early in the morning or in the evening.
    You may encounter DEER at any hour of the day or night. Also, watch for very SLOW MOVING Amish buggies! You will be upon them before you blink, especially near Smicksburg.

    How many attend the Rally?

    For the last few years, attendance has been right around 250. Some years more, some less.

    Can I arrive early or extend my stay?

    Yes, the park manager is normally very accommodating. Thursday early birds are welcome, but we'll be setting up.
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  2. * SHAG *

    * SHAG * Unstable

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    Why no day passes this year? :(:
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  3. ADVer

    ADVer Been here awhile

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    Sorry, the board lowered the price for the entire weekend (includes Sat BBQ dinner), especially when preregistering and therefore decided to do away with the day pass.
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  4. jd2577

    jd2577 The Boy Ruger

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    The wife and I will be there. Looking forward to a fun and relaxing weekend! :nod
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