A rider's rally of discovery and touring awaits you in the Pennsylvania mountains and back woods. Come to the 2018 BMW Riders Association International Rally in central Pennsylvania, home of some of the finest riding roads in North America. The roads in the Keystone State are extraordinary, accessible, well-paved and extremely rural. Pennsylvania hosts more small highways and byways than any other state in the country. Little towns and villages connected by both paved and unpaved roads, thousands of picturesque farmsteads, hills, mountains, and covered bridges pepper the landscape of motorcycling nirvana.
This rally will be unique. No matter what the weather will be, the surrounding area will be rideable all day long with great views and vistas. A few miles from the BMWRA Rally resides the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, where the beautiful Pine Creek has carved its way down towards the New Jersey Shore. Route 414 is a great Scenic Byway heading south to the famous Susquehanna River. Snaking throughout the state are unpaved roads to challenge any GS rider. Thrill seekers can traverse over 80 miles of hard-packed dirt, corners, hills and steep descents in the area.
There are one-lane and two-lane paved roads to reservoirs, state parks, picnic areas, rivers, brooks and creeks. Hike wilderness with waterfalls at Rickets Glenn, find the bridge to nowhere, or go to the covered bridge and country store at Forkston. Rent horses and descend into the Canyon on four legs. Take in Horseshoe curve, find out where the first oil was discovered in America, go to the railroad town of Renovo, or visit the history of the Zippo lighter. Once you ride the Pennsylvania Endless Mountains, you will want to return again!
Other fun activities include taking a splash in the Pine Creek, visiting the Waterville general store, and walking the gas-lighted streets of Wellsboro at night. Look forward to the craft brews at the Brewery in St Mary's, ride to the great Lumber Museum, tour to the BMW dealers near State College or in Port Clinton, or visit Bill's Ol' Bike Barn in Bloomsburg. There are unending possibilities for our great members and guests.
The rally's entertainment will comprise of great bands from Pennsylvania that will take you back in time to a place of fun and excitement.
Do not expect to see flat roads, corn fields that go forever, interstates that drone on endlessly, traffic, or bad vibes. Expect only great riding, great people, and a fun rally! There will be plenty of room for you and your friends!
Don't miss this great time and be sure and preregister at WWW.BMWRA.ORG