Watkins Glen New York2020 Finger Lakes Rally, Sept 4-7

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  1. * SHAG *

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    2020 Finger Lakes Rally
    Labor Day weekend; for 2020:
    September 4th to 7th – and only a few months from now!


    For those who want to plan your trip to the rally really early, and if you are a rider who travels by GPS, here are the coordinates for the rally site, the Watkins Glen Hidden Valley Group Camp, front gate:
    N 42° 21.820' W 76° 54.895'
    Find other useful information at http://www.watkinsglen.com [​IMG] including lodging for those without a tent. You might also check the graphics-heavy Chamber of Commerce [​IMG] web site, and you can reserve rooms online at some of the hotels/motels here [​IMG] .

    Would you care to see a road map of the local region at Watkins Glen? Here also is an image of a hand-drawn map of the Hidden Valley Campground which you may print. (Press your Back button after viewing map.)

    Online pre-registration is normally open between June 1st and the deadline of two weeks before the rally. (You do not have to preregister to come to the rally.)
    2020: The 46th Annual Rally
    It is too early for us to be thinking about what will go on at the next one. Give us some time, and check back here early in June. Thanks!
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    In since 1999. We may have some space in the bunkhouse this year for a few that don't want to fuck with a tent anymore.
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  5. Cattledog1969

    Cattledog1969 Been here awhile

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    Do you camp at the rally location??
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    Yes! The bunkhouses are on site.
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    Cattledog1969 Been here awhile

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    Can you bring a motorhome or camper?
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    There are always a few campers and motorhomes inside the Campground but they belong to club members. Have seen others parked outside the actual rally grounds just a very short distance away. The state campground is very close but not walking distance. I'm not a club member so here's the club website . https://www.fingerlakesbmw.org/main/flcontact.php
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    Shag...

    Yeah they do not permit RV's except for Club members.

    Rv's can park at entrance, but have no services.

    I would also contact a Club officer in advance just to let them know...
    Space out front is limited.

    The State Campground is very nice with excellent sites and facilities.

    https://www.reserveamerica.com/explore/watkins-glen-state-park/NY/254/overview

    About a 4 mile drive from the Rally site.
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    BMW Motorcycles of Tyrone will be there!
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    They had an awesome presence there last year thanks to Josh and his crew!
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    If I hear anything else, I’ll let you know.
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    Went for the first time in ‘19. It was a great Rally and the Finger Lakes are is great for scenery and riding.
    May go again this year.
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    Pollywog...?


    I need a Pizza.
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    Is this a rally raid type event that will utilize road books?
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    Are you selling roadbooks or do you need one?
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    About the 2020 Finger Lakes Rally
    Always Labor Day weekend; for 2020:
    September 4th to 7th – and only 90 days from now!


    For those who want to plan your trip to the rally really early, and if you are a rider who travels by GPS, here are the coordinates for the rally site, the Watkins Glen Hidden Valley Group Camp, front gate:
    N 42° 21.820' W 76° 54.895'
    Find other useful information at http://www.watkinsglen.com [​IMG] including lodging for those without a tent. You might also check the graphics-heavy Chamber of Commerce [​IMG] web site, and you can reserve rooms online at some of the hotels/motels here [​IMG] .

    Would you care to see a road map of the local region at Watkins Glen? Here also is an image of a hand-drawn map of the Hidden Valley Campground which you may print. (Press your Back button after viewing map.)

    Go to the Preregistration Form
    2020: The 46th Annual Rally
    Year after year our visitors tell us the Finger Lakes Rally is one of the nicest, friendliest motorcycle rallies. Again this year, it's held at one [​IMG]
    Main Entrance of the most beautiful settings ever to park a BMW, set up a tent, and find someone to talk with. Once again, you will be able to camp at the Watkins Glen State Park's Hidden Valley Group Camp.

    Enjoy three nights camping, two catered dinners, free coffee, a live band, great door prizes, rally pin and mug, terrific facilities, flea market (bring your stuff to sell, or buy stuff and take it home), exciting touring, on-site Sunday morning services, bike judging, snack bar, and more. BMW riders and their guests only.

    Camping areas range from ultra quiet to right near the action. CPAP sleep machine users: we have an area for you with electric outlets, at the back end of the vendor area. It should be marked with signs. You will probably need an extension cord.

    Rally Fees

    Pre-registered At Gate
    Adults (12 and up) $65 $70
    Children ages 6-11 $30 $35
    Under 6 Free Free
    All fees are in US Dollars. Pre-registration forms and checks must be postmarked no later than August 23, 2020.

    Gate opens at 9:00 AM Friday. Sorry, no early arrivals, no pets, and no individual campfires. Note that there is no ATM machine at the rally site. The closest would be in the village of Watkins Glen. More information: use our contact form, or email us at rally@fingerlakesbmw.org, or write to: Finger Lakes BMW Club, PO Box 35, Webster, NY 14580.

    If you do email or write, please do not wait until the rally is in progress, as we will all be there and Internet access is spotty at best.

    Events
    Enjoy a wide variety of events on the rally site, and nearby. See our Attractions section for more. Some of the regular events:

    • Awards: Long Distance Male/Female, Oldest, Youngest, Largest... These are all calculated by the information you write on your registration form at the rally. Write legibly. Awards are for BMW riders only.
    • Door Prizes: The big prizes usually include riding suits, helmets, tires. Lots of other prizes as well: hats, clothing, books, flashlights, certificates, and chain lube. [​IMG]
    • Meals: Admissions include Saturday and Sunday evening dinners by our acclaimed local chef. Vegetarian meals available upon request at rally.
    • Live Bands: Live music on Saturday night.
    • Bike Judging: Ride your bike onto the judging grounds, and let rally guests vote on the winners.
    • Flea market: Bring items, and leave with cash, or find gently used necessities. Clothes, accessories, parts, and more. Additional flea market information here including a form to pre-fill before you come, to save some time.
    • Seminars: Details available on arrival. In the past, we've had talks about foreign travel, packing for long rides, airhead tips and tricks, riding safety, and more.
    Food
    • Both Saturday evening and Sunday evening catered meals are included with rally admissions. These dinners are usually served about 5:00pm. Dine inside in the Main Lodge, in our massive big-top tent, or use your Kermit chair by your tent.
    • Rolf's Hots: Our famous White and Red Hots and Italian Sausages Shoppe is open from late morning until evening. Enjoy Rochester's famous Zweigle's Whites and Reds, along with delicious Italian sausage sandwiches. We will also provide you with all the accessories including grilled peppers and onions, sauerkraut, and more.
    • Breakfast is available for purchase on Saturday–Monday mornings. Entrees include scrambled eggs, meats, toast, pancakes, French toast, fresh fruit, yoghurt, juices, dry cereal, etc.
    • A special police breakfast is an alternative purchase: locally prepared donuts are trucked in before dawn from downtown Watkins Glen. Enjoy them with your free coffee.
    • The Pop Stand has more than pop (soda). Bags of ice, chips, chocolate things, and all items needed to grow zits.
    Tentative Schedule
    (The final schedule will be published in your Rally Program.)


    What From To Where
    Friday
    Registration opens 9:00 am Late Registration Tent

    Pin Table 10:00 am 10:00 pm Main Lodge

    Flea Market 10:00 am 8:00 pm Near Main Lodge

    Hots, Pop & Snacks 11:00 am 11:00 pm Food Tent
    Saturday Donuts & Coffee 6:00 am 10:00 am Main Lodge

    Breakfast opens 6:00 am 10:00 am Main Lodge

    Pin Table 8:00 am 8:00 pm Main Lodge

    Flea Market 8:00 am 8:00 pm Near Main Lodge

    Pop, Snacks & Ice 9:00 am 11:00 pm Food Tent

    Airhead Tech Session 10:00 am 11:00 am Food Tent

    Hots & Sausages 11:00 am 4:00 pm Food Tent

    Self Guided Tours Noon 4:00 pm Table in Main Lodge

    Bike Judging 1:30 pm 4:00 pm Near Big Top

    Dinner served 5:00 pm 6:30 pm Main Lodge

    "Flying Boxcar" Band 8:30 pm 12:00 am Main Lodge
    Sunday Donuts & Coffee 6:00 am 10:00 am Main Lodge

    Breakfast opens 6:00 am 10:00 am Main Lodge

    Pin Table 8:00 am 8:00 pm Main Lodge

    Flea Market 8:00 am 3:00 pm Near Main Lodge

    Pop, Snacks & Ice 9:00 am 11:00 pm Food Tent

    CMA Church Service 10:00 am 10:45 am Campfire area

    Hots & Sausages 11:00 am 3:00 pm Food Tent

    Dinner served 5:00 pm 6:30 pm Main Lodge

    Awards Ceremony 7:30 pm
    Main Lodge

    Evening Movies 9:00 pm 11:00 pm Main Lodge
    Monday Breakfast & Donuts & Coffee 6:00 am 9:30 am Main Lodge

    Hot Breakfast opens 6:00 am 10:00 am Main Lodge

    Pack your gear Dawn Closing Rally Grounds

    Grounds close Noon
    Ride safe!
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    Local Attractions

    • For up-to-date visitor information, visit the website of the Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce [​IMG] , or call them on 607-535-4300. You'll find they are very helpful. You can stop by [​IMG]
      Rally Sunrise when you arrive in town; they are at 214 North Franklin Street (Rt 14), and open from 9am until 5pm every day, and later on Saturdays.
    • The Corning Museum of Glass [​IMG] is open from 9am until 8pm every day, and they have some terrific special exhibits. If you sign up in advance on their website, you can even attend a short glass making class.
    • There are now at least 32 wineries around Seneca Lake. If you want to catch up on what's new, visit the Seneca Lake Winery Association [​IMG] . You can download a map, and decide what interests you. Most have free or low cost tastings, and there are even a few with small restaurants. Drink responsibly.
    • Here are a few other nearby destinations: from ice-cream parlors to little towns - enjoy the back roads in the area by using this Google Map [​IMG] .
    • If you want to spend a half day, you can travel right around Seneca Lake. Here's a Google map [​IMG] , with riding directions.
    • Here's a "waterfall tour" submitted by rally guest Herb Dyer. Google link [​IMG] , with directions.
    Maps you may print ahead of time — PDF files
    Local Destinations 203 KB
    Glen Curtis Museum 143 KB
    Around Seneca Lake 109 KB
    Ride to Ithaca 225 KB
    Wellsboro Diner 152 KB

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