June 13-15, 2024 | Deschutes County Fairground, Redmond, Oregon

Where to Ride – To, From or Just Around

Let's face it, few of us live near enough to the rally site to sleep in our own beds every night, so the vast majority of us are going to be riding (or driving) to the Rally from places all over the continent. This page will help make the trip more fun, whether you're coming to the Rally, going home afterwards or just looking for someplace fun and interesting to ride to while you're in town.

Thanks to MOA members Johnathan Gifford and David Peterson, we're pleased to provide you with information and downloadable routes for your convenience. A collection of routes will be available through Ride With GPS soon.


Day Rides – Part 2

Here are descriptions for two more of our day rides, Timberline Lodge Loop and Shaniko/Painted Hills Loop.  You can find all of our day rides, …..

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GS Day Rides

For this year’s BMW MOA Rally in Redmond, the third time we’ve been to Redmond, we’re hoping to take you to some familiar places along …..

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Day Rides – Part 1

Day Rides – Part 1 For this year’s BMW MOA Rally in Redmond, the third time we’ve been to Redmond, we’re hoping to take you …..

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Day Rides Have Been Published!

Day Rides for the Ridin’ to Redmond 2024 BMW MOA Rally have been published! You can find all the day ride routes here: https://ridewithgps.com/collections/2244945 We …..

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I-84 / US 26: The Final Sprint to Redmond

You may have read elsewhere about the attractions I-80 has to offer as it rambled across the plains from the east. Crossing the Wyoming border …..

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I-94: North Dakota is faster!

Did you know that those longitude lines actually get closer to each other as you go farther north, or south, to each pole? And did …..

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Riding Oregon: Finding Painted Hills

I’ve been to both BMW MOA National Rallies previously held in Redmond, the first in 2001 and the second in 2010. I’ve also been to …..

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I-70: Through the Heartland to the Red Rocks

I-70 bisects the middle of the country, extending from suburban Baltimore to Utah, where it tees into I-15. It has the distinction of crossing the …..

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The Interstate Not So Blitz

Does the interstate system have to always be a blitz?  Why should the interstate system not also be fun? Yes, it’s quick and fast.  So, …..

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I-90: Badlands, Blackhills, Custer’s Last Stand, what could go wrong!

We start this overland route at Manitowoc, WI.  What’s there and why is it off I-90? Well, first, if you’re trying to find a more …..

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Using Ride with GPS

Ride with GPS is a great way for the MOA to share and distribute maps, GPS routes and turn-by-turn instructions. As with any great service, some best practices in the form of tips and tricks are in order.

  • Each route in Ride with GPS is equivalent to a track in the world of Garmin GPS units and BaseCamp software. So for all the routes, make sure you get the entire collection of routes in Ride with GPS.
  • Ride with GPS allows you to download many different GPS files types, including GPX, for the BMW Navigator series and other Garmin products
    • When downloading GPX files, only download the "GPX Track" version.
    • The "GPX Route" version will leave you at the mercy of the settings on your Garmin GPS, and will take you off the planned route and maybe to unexpected places and road conditions.
  • Once you have the "GPX Track" version loaded on your device and want turn-by-turn navigation, convert the "track" on your Garmin GPS to a "trip."
  • If you don’t have a dedicated GPS device and use your phone for navigation, Ride with GPS also has a number of file formats to work with various navigation apps for phones.
  • Ride with GPS also has its own phone app that will also help guide you! Download now for Apple iOS or Android.

We'll update this page with Oregon-specific info as soon as we can.