All Your Questions Answered!
The 50th will be held in Richmond, Virginia, June 8-10, 2023.
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?
Wes and Paula Fitzer. Contact us through the Rally Contact Form.
When and Where is the Rally?
The 50th MOA Rally will be held near Richmond, Virginia, June 8-10, 2023.
Meadow Event Park
13191 Dawn Blvd
Doswell, VA 23047
Rally site maps will be available here, as will more information about Richmond and the surrounding area.
How do I get to the Rally?
Getting there is half the fun! For your GPS, use Gate 3 at Chenery Ln, Doswell VA 23047 for easy routing.
Coordinates & W3W
If you are traveling from the north or south on I-95, take Exit 98 for Virginia Rt 30 and proceed east. If you're coming from the north or south on US Hwy 1, turn onto Rt 30 in Doswell, then pass the interstate on-ramps. Pass the truck stop and King's Dominion. The entrance to the fairgrounds will be on the left; Gate 3 is first, followed by Gate 2.
If you're traveling from the north or south on US Hwy 301, go west on Rt 30. Gate 2 will be less than four miles away on the right.
How do I register?
Register now online! Registration is available until the rally ends. Day passes are available.
How much does it cost to attend the Rally?
Advance Registration, prior to May 10
MOA Members: $69
Children under 16: $10
Day Passes: $35 any day
At the Gate, May 10, and after
MOA Members: $99
Children under 16: $15
Day Passes: $35 any day
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 and parking fees for the Rally site.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Personal checks, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and cash are accepted.
I'm Canadian. What if they close the border?
We are all hoping the US and Canada will keep their mutual border open during the ongoing pandemic and allow our Canadian members to attend the 2023 Rally. However, if this doesn't happen, you request a refund of your Rally registration fee 30 days or more prior to the event. With less than 30 days' notice, you will be offered a credit toward a future BMW MOA event.
What is the Rally's COVID policy?
The MOA is taking more than reasonable precautions to hold a safe and fun event for our members. As an organization, we will exercise plenty of caution and do our best to help people enjoy the Rally with common sense guidelines such as social distancing, hand washing, sanitization, mask use, etc. We are doing our part by providing extra hand sanitizing stations, extra shower facilities, reduced capacity within buildings, outdoor entertainment wherever possible, limited touch interactions with members, etc.
The Rally will follow the guidelines, ordinances and mandates in effect June 8-10, 2023, in Virginia. Currently, Virginia does not require face coverings in most situations, but does recommend their use in certain areas and situations. If that remains and there are no conflicting local ordinances, masks will not be mandatory at the Rally. Any attendee may, of course, choose to wear a mask if they like.
We have put in place a liberal, no-justification-needed refund policy allowing a full refund 30 days or more prior to the event. Attendance is a personal choice and should you decide 2023 is not the year to attend, we will fully support your decision.
If you experience symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend the rally or venture to the rally grounds. Contact the Main Office to discuss a refund.
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 all days for $35/day.
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 of MOA member benefits which easily offset the annual membership fee.
Do I have to ride a BMW motorcycle to attend?
While the BMW MOA National Rally is dedicated 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?
Can I bring a friend?
Yes! Please bring your friends and allow us to make them feel like part of the family! Non-MOA members are welcome but have a slightly higher ticket cost starting January 1, 2023. Of course, they can always join the MOA at the time of registration and get the member discount for admission!
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.
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 Welcome Center inside the exhibitor area 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 National 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. Use the contact form on the Volunteers page to enquire about 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. All items should be addressed as follows:
Your Name / Cell Phone #
Meadow Event Park
13191 Dawn Blvd
Doswell VA 23047
Where do I pick up items shipped to the Rally?
Receiving will be available from Monday through Saturday of Rally week. Hours are 9 AM to 5 PM M-F; 9 AM to 3 PM Saturday. A central location will be designated in the exhibitor building, known as the Farm Bureau Building.
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 Meadow Event Park.
Where will the seminars be located?
Seminars will be located in several rooms or buildings across the grounds. Check the Rally Program or the new Rally app for maps and locations. The current list of seminars and locations is posted on the seminars page.
Where will the commercial vendors be located?
Commercial vendors will be located both inside and outside the exhibitor area. Tentative vendor hours are Thursday and Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM, and Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM.
Will WiFi service be available?
Internet services are not guaranteed with rally admission. Attendees should make arrangements to use their own cell networks or hot spots for any personal needs.
How can I share the rally experience on social media?
We encourage all attendees and social media users to hashtag and tag to their heart's delight. Please tag @bmwmoa and use the hashtags #moarally #thenational #bmwmoa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Share those photos and fun times!
Will campfires be allowed on the Rally site?
No campfires are allowed.
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 using the Contact Form (add ATTN CHARTERED CLUBS to the subject line) to reach the Chartered Club Camping Committee Chairs.
Do I need to worry about leaving my gear unattended?
Neither the BMW MOA nor Meadow Event Park are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Public access to the Rally site will be limited during the rally, however normal precautions and common sense should prevail regarding your belongings.
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 earplugs 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. You will be required to move your car to suitable parking once camping site material delivery is complete. No cars will be allowed to mix with tents at the fairgrounds.
Will a Special Medical Needs (SMN) camping area with electricity be available?
Yes, Medical Needs Camping is available on an as-available basis. There should be plenty of power at the site to serve everyone with a true medical need. Please be kind to your neighbors camping on-site.
Can generators be used in the tent camping areas?
No. Generators are prohibited in 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, RV spaces are available and should be reserved online during rally registration or by calling the BMW MOA office at (864) 438-0962. Full hookup spaces including power, water and sewer connection will be available, as will sites with just electrical connections. Costs will be announced as soon as they are available.
Are there alternative camping and RV sites?
Yes! Please remember you will have to make your reservations directly with these sites and your rally fee does not cover their cost.
Sites will be identified and posted here as soon as possible.
Will rider training be available at the rally?
Yes! Want some rider training at the Rally? See the links under "Register" above.
Will there be BMW demo rides this year?
Are pets allowed at the Rally?
Pets are allowed as a courtesy, but we strongly urge you to use common sense and courtesy so that all rally goers may enjoy the event. Only Service Animals will be permitted in 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?
We are working to bring tire vendors and changing opportunities to the Rally. Check back for updated information.
Is there a helmet law in the host state?
Virginia requires helmet use for all riders and passengers.
The MOA strongly recommends the use of a motorcycle helmet by all riders and passengers at all times and cannot be held responsible for injuries sustained on the rally grounds.
What is the Rally firearms policy?
Meadow Event Park prohibits firearms on site, including concealed weapons.
What other Fairgrounds policies do I need to know about?
Smoking is allowed only in designated areas - pay attention to signage.
Which BMW Motorrad dealers are closest to the Rally site?
Morton's BMW, Fredericksburg VA (32 miles N)
Motorcycles of Dulles, Dulles VA (97 miles N)
Bob's BMW, Jessup, MD (112 miles N)
Adventure BMW, Chesapeake VA (119 miles ESE)
Garcia Moto, Raleigh NC (169 miles S)
Frontline Eurosports, Salem VA (199 miles W)