Branson Blitz ’16

Had reservations for the normal period of Friday – Sunday morning and read they started the activities Thursday, 4/14.  Why not!  Dave Carter accompanied me over via the back roads.  Heard of inclement weather pending, but pushed on in via Noel and the fun roads.BB  One of those intersections, I lost Dave.  He high-sided it on the gravel on a T intersection and several people stopped to get him back up and running before I got there.  He injured his ankle and couldn’t support himself when stopped to put down the side stand.  Thus the remainder of the weekend was to get from A to B without stopping. Continue reading Branson Blitz ’16


Mo Moto

Camping at the Crane, MO in 2010
Camping at Crane, MO in 2010

The 44th annual Missouri BMW rally will be held June 17-19, 2016 in the picturesque city park of Crane, Missouri.

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Arkansas Campout Returns for 2016

Last year the Natural State Rally was called off due to heavy rains. The campground on the Arkansas River was under water for several weeks in 2015, so organizers cancelled the event. This year the casual gathering near Morrillton, Arkansas returns. Occurring at a Corps of Engineers park next to Lock and Dam #9, on the Northeast side of the Arkansas River, south of Morrillton.

Natural State Campout
May 13-15, 2016
35.1294N, 92.7838W
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2016 Blitz to Branson: April 15-17


2013 Blitz to Branson

The Blitz has become a Spring tradition for many area BMW riders.

This casual “hotel rally” is organized by the Internet BMW Riders (IBMWR) and held each April in Branson , Missouri. Since this is a time of year well known for precipitation, camping out isn’t such a great idea. But rooms in Branson during the off-season are cheap  and the roads are not yet clogged with RVs.
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Thrills in the Hills

Lunch at Low GapLast October I had the opportunity to attend the BMW Riders Association (BMW-RA) national rally in Harrison, Arkansas. A few other club members were planning to attend– so we made plans to ride over. After all, it’s not often a national BMW event is held within an morning’s ride! I met up with Randy and Jeff near Catoosa and we proceeded east to Arkansas, and a great weekend. A number of other local club members were also camped out at the Boone County fairgrounds. Continue reading Thrills in the Hills