Thurs, July 15 – Sun, July 18 – Paonia Rally, officially, the 49th Annual Top ‘o the Rockies BMW Rally. Don’t know if this occurred or not last year. There used to be several of us go to this each year, but not so many recently. The riding in the area is great and the camping area in the City park is very good with all the trees. Don’t know about the cost.
Fri, Aug 20 – Sun, Aug 22 – Cloudcroft Weekend! This is the 14th or 15th year of this outing in Cloudcroft. There are usually 8 to 10 of us go from here, plus 3 or 4 from the Midland area. Janice and I were the only ones to go last year; so it did happen. The riding is limited, but the visiting and camaraderie is expansive. It usually rains in the afternoon, so bring your rain suit. We have a set of rooms set aside at the Dusty Boots Motel (nee, the Aspen Motel – the phone number is the same). Several of us will go over on Thurs, the 19th.
Thurs, Aug 19 – Sun, Aug 22 – 23rd Annual Bear Tooth Pass Rendezvous in Red Lodge, Montana.
Several DBBers usually go to this. It is almost always in conflict with our Cloudcroft weekend.
Fri, Sept 10 – Sun, Sept 12 – Sipapu Weekend! It is always the weekend after Labor Day. The only ones who were there last year were most of the Lubbock contingent. There are several of us who are members of the DBB and the LOEBMWR. Some of us go over on Tues after Labor Day, some on Weds, some on…. well, you get the idea. It is always a great weekend! The riding in the area is wonderful! $45.00 per person if you register before Aug. 19; $50 after that and at the gate.
Thurs, Sept 16 – Sun, Sept 19 – The Big Bash in Ruidoso; officially, 53rd Anniversary Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally. There were 20,000 or so in attendance for the 50th Anniversary event, I don’t know now. New owners for this and the spring Aspen Cash, I have read. Ruidoso Downs race track.
Fri, Oct 15 – Sun, Oct 17 – The last couple of years we have gone to Alpine, Tx, in the month of Oct, just in case the weather is bad in Dec.
Fri, Oct 22 – Sun, Oct 24 – A BMW Getaway Weekend in Kerrville at the YO Ranch Resort. I have not been to one of these, so I don’t know what all goes on. I know the YO Resort is not a Ray Randolph type of motel, so it won’t be cheap. $99.
Fri, Nov 5??? – Sun, Nov 7??? – 51st South Central BMW Owners Reunion. Again at Lake Fayette, just outside Fayetteville, TX. Johnny Williams can fill you in on the details if you are interested. The website has not been updated since 2019, so the date is uncertain.
Fri, Dec 3 – Sun, Dec 5 – Christmas Parade Weekend in Fredricksburg, Tx. The last time Janice D and I went to this was 4 or 5 years ago. We didn’t stay for the parade; it has gotten too long. They have brought back the shopper tents in the Market Platz and have done away with the ice skating rink. Don’t know if this event happened last year or not.
Fri, Dec 3 – Sun, Dec 5 – Or, an alternative weekend in Alpine if weather interferes with the October date.
Fri, Dec 10 – Sun, Dec12 – Or, if the weather is bad, we could try this weekend.
Thurs, Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve Party????
??? Date uncertain, at this time.