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Events Rallies
These rallies are a days ride from
the Chicago, Milwaukee, Gary area
For info on rallies further away please see links at
bottom of page
Check These Pages for More Rally Info

The Very Boring Rally August 16
Duluth MN (Sponsored by AEROstitch)
Attending the Boring Rally on August 16, 2003 in Duluth, MN is FREE. There will
probably be entertainment. There will also be free Boring Rally cloisonné pins for
everyone. A new AEROstitch suit will be awarded to the person who shows up with
the oldest and most worn out Roadcrafter. There is no rally site other than the city of
Duluth, and hotel and camping spaces need to be reserved in advance at this time of
the year. To receive further information about the event, and area attractions and
accommodations, go to

Milwaukee August 23
A consortium of businesses on Center St. (in Milwaukee) have conspired to put on a
motorcycle block party called ROCKERBOX, that will feature vintage and
contemporary European and Japanese motorcycles, café racers and street fighters,
sport tourers and street motards, on Saturday August 23rd, 12pm to 8pm, one week
before the big Harley gathering. It will also feature three stages, with bands and DJ's,
beer tents, food vendors, a bike show and swap meet, etc., etc..

We are looking for help spreading the word to encourage folks to come on down and
check it out, and for vendors for the food and swap meet components of the festival.
Booths will be cheap and plentiful and the more the merrier. So start digging out
those old fenders and fairings and encourage your friends to make a few bucks
selling those old odds and ends at a motorcycle festival that isn't brand specific.
Contact Scott ( for information or for a booth.

IL August 22-24, 2003
6th Galena Campout
Northern Illinois BMW Riders #271
We invite all BMW riders & their guests to our Campout at the Palace–Campground
in Galena, Illinois. Join us for a weekend of friendship, visit the historic town of
Galena & ride some outstanding roads of northern Illinois & southwestern Wisconsin.
Perhaps you came already in the past years to visit our circle of friends & BMW
riders under the big tent & enjoyed the wonderful drinks, prepared by so many helpful
hands around that mighty Weber-Grill. Please make your own reservation with the
Palace-Campground office, 815-777-2466 or Motel
info: visitors bureau in Galena 815-777-3557. Rally info: Gerhard Pilz 630-231-4673,

WI September 5-7, 2003
33rd Wisconsin Dells Rally
Wisconsin BMW Motorcycle Club #10
The Wisconsin Dells Rally has raised the bar for rallies! Chula Vista Resort, just 3
miles north of downtown Wisconsin Dells, has much to offer. With lots of tent space,
ralliers who prefer the old-fashioned atmosphere of camping with their friends will be
pleased. But for others who appreciate being able to walk to their room after partying
all night, we offer that too. The FAMILY atmosphere & kids events make this rally a
"win-win" situation for BMW riders with families. Exceptional live music both nights,
indoor Sat evening banquet served with crystal/dinnerware. All the appeal of a rally,
surrounded by the beautiful Dells scenery, comfy rooms & BMW riding buddies.
Rally fee includes: 2 nights camping, Fri night Beemer Broth, Sat evening banquet,
rally pin & mug (to first 1,100) Sat & Sun morning donuts & fruit til gone, 'round-the-
clock coffee/tea/hot cocoa/soda, kids carnival, tech sessions & seminars, field
events, live music 2 nights and LOTS more! Sue Rihn-Manke (262) 495-4163,

IN September 12-13, 2003
17th Hoosier Hacks #206
So-Long Summer Sidecar Campout
Muscatatuck County Park (SW of North Vernon). $5 fee per registration (individual,
family), $12 camping per site, per night. Coffee/tea, tech session, hiking trails, hot
showers. Info: Fred Hunteman, 3331 E Daniel St, Mooresville, IN 46158; 317-831-

Blackhawk Farms Motorcycle Days
Sept 20th-21st
Join the Illinios Airheads at Blackhawk Farms Raceway for club motorcycle
raodraces. Campout, free admission, $1.00 showers

September 19-20-21
Big Bob's TWALD* Run will be held September 19, 20 and 21 in scenic Galena,
Illinois. Watch this space for further information.

*For those of you new to ChiVinMoto, TWALD** originally stood for "The Weekend
after Labor Day." But Big Bob can schedule this event either "The weekend after" or
"Two or Three weekends after" or "The weekend ahead of" or whenever the hell he
wants because he is, after all, Big Bob.

**It's not pronounced Tee-Wald. Think Twinkie, Twyla, Twizzler, Twister, Twine.

Big Bob's a monosyllabic kind of guy. Twald info at

IN September 26-28, 2003
17th Hoosier Beemer Rally & Swap Meet
Hoosier Beemers #154
Muscatatuck County Park, Vernon, Indiana. Camping, facilities w/showers.
Registration $15, under 16 is $2. Registration opens at noon. Meet new & see old
friends. Open swap meet, door prizes. Wiener roast Fri night while they last. Rally
pins available. Park is off St Hwy 7. Approx. 1 mile south of St Hwy 50. Contact
Andy Fountain at 812-358-2689 for more info.

Oct. 3 and 4 Wisconsin Fall Campout
Wildcat Mtn. Wi
Fall camp-out for Wisconsin and other interested Airheads at Wildcat Mtn.
State Park. No frills event or better yet, BYO frills. There is no map, no
food planned, no ride planned, no beverages planned, no sag wagon, no
whining. Bring what you want, do what you want, come when you want, leave
when you want, bring who you want.

This area offers some of the finest riding in the midwest. If you need more
details, this isn\'t the event for you. I will reserve a group site if enough
folks let me know they\'re comin. Let me know early. Contact WI Airmarshal
Jeff Trapp.

MO October 10-12, 2003
27th Falling Leaf Rally
Gateway Riders BMW Club #22
The premier Fall rally. Potosi, Missouri, 60 miles S of St. Louis. Take Hwy 21 S to
Hwy 8, turn W thru Potosi to Hwy 185, bear right on 185 to the Lion's Club grounds.
Or take Hwy 55 S to 67 to Hwy 8 then W to Potosi. Plenty of camping space,
firewood, guided gravel road ride, observation run, 50/25/25 pot, field events, rally pin
to first 600, door prizes, endless coffee & hot chocolate, rally shirts made to order,
new shower facility on site. Fri night hot dog roast (we won't run out) included.
Pancake breakfast, lunch sandwiches & BBQ dinner provided at reasonable prices
by Lion's Club Sat on grounds. Heated meeting hall open 24 hrs. Several restaurants
in town. Check website for motels. Vendors are invited, no fees. Entry fees, adults
$18, children 6-12 $2, children 5/under free, day pass for Sat $9. No advance
registration. Info: Larry Floyd, preferably by email, or 314-892-
7012. Before you call, check; chances are it'll have your