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About the 2014 Finger Lakes Rally

Always Labor Day weekend; for 2014: August 29th to September 1st

For those who want to plan your trip to the rally really early, and if you are a rider who travels by GPS, here are the coordinates for the rally site, the Watkins Glen Hidden Valley Group Camp, front gate:
     N 42° 21.820'   W 76° 54.895'
Find other useful information at ↗ including lodging for those without a tent. You might also check the graphics-heavy Chamber of Commerce ↗ web site, and you can reserve rooms online at some of the hotels/motels here ↗ .

Would you care to see a road map of the local region at Watkins Glen?  Here also is an image of a hand-drawn map of the Hidden Valley Campground which you may print. (Press your Back button after viewing map.)

Go to the Preregistration Form

2014: The 40th Annual Rally

A cabin at the campground has become available. It is an 18-bunk cabin and if you and your club would like to rent it for the weekend, contact us using our Contact Form here. The rental is $75.00. First-come, first-served.

Year after year our visitors tell us the Finger Lakes Rally is one of the nicest, friendliest motorcycle rallies. Again this year, it's held at one Hidden Valley Group Camp
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of the most beautiful settings ever to park a BMW, set up a tent, and find someone to talk with. Once again, you will be able to camp at the Watkins Glen State Park's Hidden Valley Group Camp.

Enjoy three nights camping, two catered dinners, free coffee, two live bands, great door prizes, rally pin and mug, terrific facilities, flea market, vendors, exciting touring, on-site Sunday morning services, bike judging, snack bar, and more. BMW riders and their guests only.

Camping areas range from ultra quiet to right near the action. CPAP sleep machine users: we have an area for you with electric outlets, at the back end of the vendor area. It should be marked with signs.

Rally Fees

Pre-registeredAt Gate
Adults (16 and up)$55$60
Children ages 6-15$30$35
Under 6FreeFree

All fees are in US Dollars. Pre-registration forms and checks must be postmarked no later than August 18, 2014.

Gate opens at 9:00 AM Friday. Sorry, no early arrivals, no pets, and no campfires. Note that there is no ATM machine at the rally site. The closest would be in the village of Watkins Glen. More information: use our contact form, or email us at, or write to: Finger Lakes BMW Club, PO Box 35, Webster, NY 14580.


Enjoy a wide variety of events on the rally site, and nearby. See our Attractions section for more. Some of the regular events:


Tentative Schedule

(The final schedule will be published in your Rally Program.)

FridayRegistration opens9:00 amLateRegistration Tent
Pin Table10:00 am10:00 pmMain Lodge
Hots, Pop & Snacks11:00 am11:00 pmFood Tent
Flea MarketNoon6:00 pmNear Main Lodge
SaturdayDonuts & Coffee6:00 am10:00 amMain Lodge
Breakfast opens7:00 am10:00 amMain Lodge
Pin Table10:00 am8:00 pmMain Lodge
Hots & Sausages11:00 am3:00 pmFood Tent
Pop, Snacks & Ice11:00 am11:00 pmFood Tent
Flea MarketNoon6:00 pmNear Main Lodge
Self Guided ToursNoon4:00 pmTable in Main Lodge
Dinner served5:00 pm6:30 pmMain Lodge
"Tommy T. and the Gliders"8:30 pm12:30 amMain Lodge
Pizza9:00 pm11:30 pmMain Lodge
SundayDonuts & Coffee6:00 am10:00 amMain Lodge
Breakfast opens7:00 am10:00 amMain Lodge
Pin Table10:00 am6:00 pmMain Lodge
Hots & Sausages11:00 am3:00 pmFood Tent
Pop, Snacks & Ice11:00 am11:00 pmFood Tent
Vintage Bike JudgingNoon3:00 pmNear Big Top
Flea MarketNoon6:00 pmNear Main Lodge
Dinner served4:30 pm6:30 pmMain Lodge
Awards Ceremony7:30 pmMain Lodge
"EMAT 4TET"8:00 pm12:00 amMain Lodge
Pizza9:00 pm12:00 amMain Lodge
MondayDonuts & Coffee6:00 am9:30 amMain Lodge
Pack your gearDawnClosingRally Grounds
Grounds closeNoonRide safe!

Extra-Curricular Events

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Twenty or more reputable vendors are ready to meet your shopping needs. In the past, we have had these types of vendors:

Note to Vendors: confirm your space with Gerry O'Brien as soon as possible. Those who wait to the last minute get space way out back. Use our contact form.

Vendor Listing

If they let us know they are coming, we'll add their name here. In the past, these vendors have been here:

(Appearance on the above list is no guarantee the vendor will be at the rally this year.)

Local Attractions

Maps you may print ahead of time — PDF files

Local Destinations203 KB
Glen Curtis Museum143 KB
Around Seneca Lake109 KB
Ride to Ithaca225 KB
Wellsboro Diner152 KB

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