All Your Questions Answered!

Welcome! The questions and answers on this page should cover most topics, but if you find a topic that isn't covered, contact the Rally Chairs or an MOA staff member.

Who are the Rally Chairs this year?

Vance Harrelson, Rally Chair
Mari Harrelson, Rally Co-chair
Email: 2019rallychair@bmwmoa.org


Where is the Rally located?

The 2019 MOA Rally will be held in Lebanon, Tennessee, at the James E. Ward Agricultural and Community Center/Wilson County Exposition Center.

945 E Baddour Pkwy
Lebanon, TN 37087
(615) 449-9077


How do I register?

Online rally registration will open on 1 January 2019, at BMWMOA.ORG and is available until the rally ends. Registration forms will be available in BMW Owners News Registration incentives will be announced on the website and in the magazine as they become available.


How much does it cost to attend the Rally?

MOA Members: $65
Non-Members: $85
Children ages 6-15: $10
Children ages five and under: No charge
Saturday-only Day Passes: $35


What do I get for my Rally fee?

For your full rally registration fee (excluding children and day passes), you will receive admission to the rally for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, entry into door prize drawings, eligibility for our Grand Prize drawings and the BMW MOA prize bike. Your registration also includes camping fees for the James E. Ward Agricultural and Community Center/Wilson County Exposition Center.


What forms of payment are accepted?

Personal checks, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, and cash are accepted.


When is the earliest I can arrive at the Rally and set up camp?

Anyone arriving prior to Thursday must be an identified volunteer with a rally committee and will be expected to volunteer for rally set-up duties. Rally set-up is a big effort and the set-up volunteers need an opportunity to get their work done in a timely fashion. Please give these volunteers a chance to get the rally ready before your arrival.


Will there be day passes at the Rally?

Day passes will be available at Rally Registration on Saturday only. Day passes will allow access to the event, but will not include door prize tickets, pin, patch, or rally program. Cost is $35 for all day on Saturday.


Do I have to be a member of the MOA to attend?

No. The Rally is open to BMW MOA members and their guests. Rally attendance is contingent on abiding by the rules and policies of the BMW MOA, and at the discretion of the Rally Chairs. We reserve the sole right to deny admission and/or remove persons from the rally grounds based on our discretion.

While MOA members receive a registration discount, non-members may join the MOA online or at the rally registration rate and receive the MOA member discount. A one-year membership is $49 for U.S. residents. Please see the BMW MOA website for the extensive list MOA member benefits which easily off-set the annual membership fee.


Do I have to ride a BMW motorcycle to attend?

While the BMW MOA National Rally is specific to BMW motorcycles, we welcome riders and guests on all marques. All bikes must meet local noise abatement regulations and rally attendance is contingent on abiding by the rules and policies of the BMW MOA and the discretion of the Rally Chairs.


Do I have to ride a motorcycle to attend?

No.


Can I bring a guest?

Yes; please bring a guest and allow us to make them feel welcome!


I’ve arrived! What should I do first?

First things first. Register for the rally or check-in if you registered online before the rally. Check in at the registration building to receive your wristband, rally program, door prize tickets, etc.

If you are camping, proceed to the designated camping area and pick a spot to pitch your tent. Meet your neighbors, make new friends and relax.

Once you’ve settled in, visit the Rally Central to turn in your door prize tickets, pick up your pin and rally mug and sign up at the Awards Booth…you never know what you may win!

First time at an MOA International Rally? We're glad you're here! Be sure to stop in and introduce yourself at the Ambassador’s Booth. Need to charge your electronic devices? We’ve got you covered at the Electronics Charging Station. Be sure to bring your own cord. Check out the MOA Gear Shop for Rally shirts and other cool MOA items. Visit the MOA Foundation Booth to learn more about rider safety, education and training.

Last, but certainly not least, start having fun!


How can I volunteer to help out?

Lots of work happens before the Rally even opens. Contact the Volunteer Committee Chair, Paul Ruffel for current needs. At the rally, the Volunteer Booth is located in the MOA building and you can sign up to volunteer there. Stop by and sign up for a shift or two. NOTHING would happen without our fantastic volunteers!


Can I ship items to the Rally?

You may ship items to the rally, but please do NOT ship any packages to arrive before Monday,  June 10. ALL items should be addressed as follows:

Your Name / Cell Phone #
c/o BMW MOA
James E Ward Ag Center
945 E Baddour Pkwy
Lebanon, TN 37087


Where do I pick up items shipped to the Rally?

Receiving Will Be Located In the Turner Evans Building. The building will be open Monday, June 10, to Saturday June 15 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Will it be possible to ship items home from the Rally?

Yes, an on-site shipping service will be available once the rally opens through Sunday morning.


What if there is an emergency at home and I need to be reached?

If you need to be reached at the Rally grounds, coordinate with The James E Ward Agriculture Center Office at (615) 449-9077.


Where will the seminars be located?

The majority of the seminars will be located Main Expo Building. Please visit the seminars page on the website or the Rally program for a full listing of seminars.


Where will the commercial vendors be located?

Commercial vendors will be located both inside and outside the Expo Building in Rally Central. Tentative vendor hours are Thursday - Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday 9am - 4pm.


Will WiFi service be available?

Internet services for attendees are provided on a best effort basis. Any WiFi available is likely to be unsecured and security is the responsibility of each user/attendee.


Will campfires be allowed on the Rally site?

No. Fires are not allowed on-site.


Do I need to reserve a camping site?

Individual campsite reservations are not required and there are plenty of grassy and shady areas for tent camping in the designated camping areas. Please do not attempt to reserve space for late arrivals. Chartered Clubs can
reserve space by contacting Rick Koscher, the Chartered Club Camping Committee Chair.


Do I need to worry about leaving my gear unattended?

While public access to the Fairgrounds will be limited during the rally, normal precautions and common sense should prevail regarding your belongings. The BMW MOA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.


Will there be a designated quiet camping area?

No. The grounds are large enough that no designated area will be identified. First-timers should remember that ear plugs can help make your night restful. We ask all rally goers to practice common courtesy throughout the rally grounds.


If I drive my car to the rally, will I be able to camp?

Yes. Campers may drive to their selected camping area and set up camp. Please note you may be required to move your car to suitable parking depending on specific site conditions.


Will a Special Medical Needs (SMN) camping area with electricity be available?

Ample power connections are available throughout the camping area.


Can generators be used in the tent camping areas?

No. The use of generators is prohibited in the tent camping areas.


Can I reserve space for my group or friends?

No. Cordoning off camping space for future arrivals is strictly prohibited. Group camping for MOA clubs is available. Contact the Chartered Club Group Camping Chair or Rally Chairs for information.


Is there an RV area?

Yes. The RV sites are on grass and have hook ups for water and electricity (30 amp & 50 amp) only. No sewer connections. Holding tank pumping will be available on an individual basis provided by the porta-pot supplier. All
RV sites must be reserved online through the Rally registration system


Will rider training be available at the rally?

The plans for 2019 do include rider training. Specifics should be available by April 1, 2019.


Will there be BMW demo rides this year?

Yes. BMW Motorrad is planning to offer demo rides during the Rally.


Are pets allowed at the Rally?

Pets are allowed, but we strongly urge you to use common sense when it comes to your pets. Only Service Animals will be permitted in the buildings and must be properly identified as such.


Can I change my oil and wash my bike at the Rally?

Yes. A Do-It-Yourself area will be provided.


Can I buy new tires at the Rally?

Yes. There will be vendors selling and mounting tires at the rally site.


Is there a helmet law in Tennessee?

Motorcycle helmets are required by law in the state of Tennessee.


What Is The Rally firearms policy?

The BMW MOA follows the federal, state, county, and city firearms regulations governing the rally site.


Which BMW dealerships are closest to the Rally site?

Bloodworth Motorcycles
288 White Bridge Pike
Nashville, TN 37209
bloodmotor.com
(615) 321-3311

Pandora's European Motorsports
4301 TN-58
Chattanooga, TN 3741
(423) 468-4104
pandorasmotorsports.com

Freedom Powersports
12401 Memorial Pkwy SW,
Huntsville, AL 35803
(256) 650-1177
freedompowersportshuntsville.com

BMW Motorcycles of Alcoa
2019 Topside Road
Louisville, TN 37777
(865) 981-4444
bmwmotorcyclesofalcoa.com

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