BMW MOA National Rally June 16-18, 2022 - celebrate 50 years of the MOA!

50 Years of Wandering Farther

As the Chair of the BMW MOA 2022 National Rally, it is my pleasure to invite all of you to the biggest BMW motorcycle family reunion in the world this June in Springfield, Missouri! Every...
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Volunteer Now!

While volunteering your time at the rally may sound intimidating, it shouldn’t. Many committees have many tasks that most of us can easily do, and when 1,500 or so of us lend a hand and...
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The Celebration of the Slash 5!

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America! In honor of this occasion, the BMW MOA “Wander Farther” National Rally Grand Prize bike is a beautifully restored 1972 Monza Blue...
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Contact Us

To contact the Rally Chairs, submit the form below with your question or message. Remember our Rally Chairs are volunteers and working very hard to communicate with everyone.  If you need help immediately, please contact...
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The Celebration of the Slash 5!

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America! In honor of this occasion, the BMW MOA “Wander Farther” National Rally Grand Prize bike is a beautifully restored 1972 Monza Blue Toaster Tank R75/5.

Because the Slash 5 series was so critical in the growth of the BMW motorcycle line and BMW clubs, we are also celebrating the whole Slash 5 series at our Rally with the “Celebration of The Slash 5” and are asking everyone with a Slash 5 to bring it to the rally! We are planning the world’s largest /5 “selfie” – a big group photo – and a special /5 Bike Show! Further, a representative from BMW AG’s Archive division will be giving seminars about the development of the /5 series.

If you have a /5, please bring it to the rally and participate in the group photo, the bike show, and be a part of the biggest showing of /5’s in decades! You do not have to be a BMW MOA member to attend. However, you can save money on your rally registration by registering early, and even more by joining the MOA while you register.

If you think you will bring your /5, we are asking that you register your /5 below so we know what to expect. Remember, Rally registration and slash 5 registration are different things. You can register your slash 5’s attendance below for free!

Please send questions to rallychair@bmwmoa.org. Let’s Wander Farther in Springfield!

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Win big with IMTBike Tours!

At this year's Rally, you can win big with IMTBIKE Tours by taking home their Essence of Portugal Tour - Soul and Tradition worth $4,400 (airfare not included). This unique tour is the perfect way to discover all the hidden secrets that Portugal has to offer. Seven riding days through...
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Win big with Edelweiss!

Win a Grand Prize from Edelweiss Bike Travel (Value $4,740) Edelweiss is giving away their High Alpine Tour (single rider, single room, airfare not included) at this year's Rally in Springfield! Curvy mountain roads abound on this stunning tour of the Alps. Don't miss it! If you're looking for a...
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Tips on how to successfully finish your first IBA SaddleSore 1000

For those attending the National Rally in June, the MOA and Iron Butt Association are hosting the Wander Farther Ride-In. The goal of this fun and unique contest is rather simple: Participants need to ride 1,000 miles-in 24 hours or less-from one of four pre-determined locations to Springfield, Missouri. The...
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Wander Farther SaddleSore 1000–Ride-In for the 2022 MOA Rally

Riding a thousand miles in 24 hours is one of those motorcycling milestones a lot of us think about, but most of us never get around to doing. You have a chance at year's National Rally in Springfield, Missouri, to not only participate in a SaddleSore 1000, but to get...
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US 60 and US 160 across Missouri

Most of us like to avoid Interstate highways; a good alternative traversing east-west across southern Missouri is US 60. It's one of those more pleasant roads across the state, but it's not the only one. Parallel to US 60, about 20 miles to the south, is US 160 through the...
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We Need Your help…Volunteer at the Rally

Coordinating our rally each year actually begins with the site selection committee researching various sites before selecting the final facility. Then the real work begins, as the Rally Chairs begin to book entertainment, suppliers, vendors and the site personnel to make your rally a success. While volunteering your time at...
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This One Time at the National

Not another Rally story!

Like every rally-goer, 2020 was a tough year. After the 2020 National Rally was cancelled, I had my fingers crossed that the 2021 event was...
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Phil and the Joy of Rallying

Just so happens the MOA and I were born in the same year, 1972. Even though I have been riding (legally) since I was 16...
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Thomas and the Sleeping Pool

It was 2008 and the MOA Rally in Gillette, Wyoming, beckoned. My riding buddy Thomas had recently returned from Iraq and was still feeling the...
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Phil and the Left Turn

What do I want to do at my first MOA Rally? To get to the point, it seems to be the best way to get...
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Bill at Morganton, when the Friendships Began

The first MOA rally I attended was in Morganton, North Carolina, in 1996. While each rally I’ve attended since was special in one way or...
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Tom and his first R 60

The year was 1984 and my best bud Kirk had a 1960-something R 60/2. He wanted to go to the National Rally in Missoula, Montana....
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