Date: September 3-6

Location: Big Snow Resort, Wakefield, Michigan

Big Snow covers two “mountains” Blackjack and Indian Head. The lodge, restaurant and bar are all located at Indianhead Mountain. There are a handful of restaurants nearby, mostly scattered around Wakefield, MI which is about three miles away and Hurley, WI, which is 13 miles away and much bigger than Wakefield.

There are lots of great road routes along with dual sport riding in the area. The resort has been hosting ADV riders on several weekends the last 2 years there are single track fun rides on the property. Info will be available at the rally. Contact Bob Alexander at for questions.

Sign-up must be done by Aug 30 to get head count for food

Rally Fee: $60

Rally fee includes two breakfasts and two dinners and free rustic camping. The free camping includes RVs but you’ll be boondocking on a level parking lot.


If you’re not a camper and you’ve already called the resort you got quoted some pretty high lodging rates, you’ll have to call back armed with the secret discount codes. There are two lodging deals…


With the code “BIKE” you get a special room rate of $78 but only use “BIKE” if you just plan to stay one night.


With the code “MOTO” you get the $78 room rate and if you stay two nights, you get the third night FREE. That works out to $52/night. I’m sure there are taxes on those rates but there’s nothing to be done about that. There are also some nice condos, one and two bedrooms with kitchens and living rooms and hot tubs. The One Bedroom condos are $109/night. Two Bedroom condos $149/night. The stay two get the third free deal applies there as well.

The reservation number for motel and condos is 800-346-3426. Be sure to tell them you’re part of the BMW Riders Weekend.

Register for the rally at

NOTE: Registering for the rally and booking accommodations at the resort are two different things. IF YOU’RE CAMPING, JUST REGISTER FOR THE RALLY. If you plan to stay at the resort’s hotel or in their condos you must call the number above to reserve a room AND register for the rally at the website above