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post #1 of 4 Old Jan 4th, 2009, 1:19 pm Thread Starter
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19th Annual BMW Georgia Mountain Rally

Georgia Mountain Rally, Hiawassee, GA
May 1-3, 2009
NEW LOCATION: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Some of the finest and twistiest roads in the southeast make this rally a must. The beautiful North Georgia Mountain location is in close proximity to Deal's Gap, the Cherohala Skyway, Wolf Pen Gap, Two Wheels Only (TWO), Brasstown Bald, Richard Russell Scenic Parkway, Blood Mountain (Hwy 129), Nantahala, Wyah Bald, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and much more.

Where exactly is the Rally?
The rally site this year will be at a NEW LOCATION, in Hiawassee, GA, on the shores of Lake Chatuge at the GA Mountain Fairgrounds Music Park (www.GeorgiaMountainFairgrounds.com )! The site is on Hwy 76 West in Hiawassee (1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee, Georgia 30546). GPS Coordinates for rally registration are: 34 degrees 58.1275 min N, and 83 degrees 46.4655 min W

The rally fee of $45 includes 2 nights camping, rally pin for the first 400, poker run, awards, door prizes, Friday and Saturday dinners, campfire, and plenty of coffee to drink as well as shady campsites, hot showers, good food, great variety of vendors and door prizes, live music, bonfires, bike show, seminars, fun and fellowship. The location is convenient to all stores, restaurants, and shops in Hiawassee.

Pre-registration is $45 (postmarked by 4/1/09) or $55 at the gate. Early registration provides a chance to win the mystery door prize. Camping before and/or after rally dates requires separate fee(s) paid directly to the campground office, but a special rally rate is offered. RV Camping requires an additional fee of $10 per night during the rally and $20 per night prior to the rally.

Registration form and & information, vendor registration form, and other links can be found at the GMR Rally web site. The official link to this year's rally is at www.bmwmoga.info. You can pay and register online! Local Chambers of Commerce for Hiawassee and Blairsville also provide various area lodging and cabin listings.

Rallymeisters: Doug Peters and Andrea White - Contact: [email protected]
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post #2 of 4 Old Jan 4th, 2009, 4:43 pm
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Location Change: 19th Annual BMW Georgia Mountain Rally

Thanks for the info on the location change.
Pushed it out to our club newsletter editor for posting.

Only indication of a location change at the BMWMOA of GA website
is at the location link.
Unless you're a newbie to the the rally,
most wouldn't have seen it,
since we all would have expected it to be held at Bald Mountain Campground.

Actually like the new location since it
significantly decreases the ingress and egress times to the rally location.
Appreciate the warning order.
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Re: 19th Annual BMW Georgia Mountain Rally

I'm not surprised by this. Bald Mtn. Park has been selling off more and more of their camping space to folks who locate their RVs there year round. The GA Mtn. Rally is an outstanding regional rally - looking forward to the new location.

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Re: 19th Annual BMW Georgia Mountain Rally

Wow, has it really been 19 years, Damn I'm getting old.
I remember the very first one, maybe a hundred people
and it rained (hard) for three days, I had red mud from "asshole to elbow"
the whole rally was contained at the top circle just above and to the right of the covered bridge,

then the second year the local police setup a Gestapo styled roadblock
doing drivers license and insurance card checks, on the road coming out of the campground,
absolute harassment! and not very "neighborly"

aahh the nostalgia!

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