BMW Riders of Oregon Chief Joseph Rally June 29, 30, July 1 John Day, Oregon.

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  1. metzgrr51

    metzgrr51 n00b

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    The BMW Riders of Oregon 2018 Chief Joseph Rally will be held June 29, 30, and July 1 at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John Day Oregon. Join us for great food, camping, organized group rides. Of course we will have a nightly craft beer garden and bon fire! Easy walking distance to the town of John Day. Cost will be approximately $65.00 which includes two dinners, camping fee, and entry fee.

    Registration begins in February! You must preregister to attend.

    Register at: bmwro.org
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  2. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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    Lived a chunk of my life just down the road in Prairie City and would have really enjoyed attending this one. But have to attend a conference in Nashville on this weekend. darn-it.
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  3. 805gregg

    805gregg Long timer

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    It's for BMW owners you can charge twice as much, they will pay
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  4. fasteddie23

    fasteddie23 Been here awhile

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    Can you give any sense of the riding? Routes, types of bikes etc. I may look into spending some extended time up there if there is good off-road riding in the area.

    Thanks!
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  5. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

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    This is a great rally. Reminds me of the old days, great place to go too.
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  6. Chip Seal

    Chip Seal Long timer

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    This area is terrific for dual sport/off road and road riding. What is your preference?
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  7. fasteddie23

    fasteddie23 Been here awhile

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    Dual sport/off-road suitable for bigger bikes. Some road is good but off-road preferred.
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  8. Chip Seal

    Chip Seal Long timer

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    That's John Day. Incredible dual sport riding. And you don't have to have a GS.


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  9. Chip Seal

    Chip Seal Long timer

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    Here are some GS Routes in the John Day/Grant County area. In 2016 and 2017 Rallies, the official GS ride was 180 miles. 12 riders participated in 2016. One guy broke the frame on a Ural, three others went off the road. They all were raving about the ride later that evening. It rained, snowed, hailed and the sun showed briefly.
    Here's a link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12934317
    There isn't an "organized ride" this year. But there's always a bunch of riders that will join you.
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  10. Chip Seal

    Chip Seal Long timer

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    Camping @ Chief Joseph Rally
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  11. Bike2it

    Bike2it So many miles, so many ways

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    I have gone to the John Day, Chief Joseph Rally fifteen of the last twenty years, a great rally. I will not be attending this year due to the requirement of preregistration. I am so sorry they chose to go that route.
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  12. Chip Seal

    Chip Seal Long timer

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    Just heard back from "El Presidente". Gate pay is OK!

    Not enough volunteers this year, therefore some miscommunication!
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  13. Bike2it

    Bike2it So many miles, so many ways

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    Best rally I have ever been to, thanks so much!
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