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#514130 - 08/28/09 10:51 PM Re: OK. Stupid Question. What is an Unrally? [Re: Joe Frickin' Friday]  
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Originally Posted By: Joe Frickin' Friday
... a deliberate decision was made to keep it very casual, unorganized, free of vendors and other commercial interests.... so the decision was made to call it an "Un" rally.

There is no beer tent.


Hughh?! Roh Beer ?! ( In my best Scooby impression )

What kind of Rally is that? Oh. I see.

Well, thanks for the explanation.

Actually, I don't drink and I choose not to ride with guys that do. Long Story.

Is kinda far for a Florida boy. I figure 3 days out, a few days there, 3 days back, a few days to recover.

Just out of curiosity, since I'm new to this whole BMW thing, how is the BMW MOA or whatever, different? Is IT the opposite of what the UNrally is?


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#514151 - 08/28/09 11:25 PM Re: OK. Stupid Question. What is an Unrally? [Re: scout6]  
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#514156 - 08/28/09 11:37 PM Re: OK. Stupid Question. What is an Unrally? [Re: enfoman]  
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MOA rally: Lot's of (BMW-specific) vendors, 10,000 people, competitions, contests, beer-tents to purchase beer at, some riding, lots of walking around. People from around the world and around the country, 95% BMW riders.

UNRally: No vendors, ~100 people, no competitions, no contests, BYOB, lots of riding, little walking around. Tent or motel, you can always get a room somewhere. People from all over N.A. (and sometimes elsewhere), 95% BMW riders.


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#514206 - 08/29/09 01:10 AM Re: OK. Stupid Question. What is an Unrally? [Re: FLrider]  
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Originally Posted By: FLrider
Hughh?! Roh Beer ?! ( In my best Scooby impression )

What kind of Rally is that? Oh. I see.

Well, thanks for the explanation.

Actually, I don't drink and I choose not to ride with guys that do. Long Story.


Didn't say there was no beer, just no organized beer-vendor tent. There's almost always beer at the hotel/campground at the end of the day, though I don't think you'll find many (if any) of us who imbibe before we're done riding for the day.

#514550 - 08/29/09 11:09 PM Re: OK. Stupid Question. What is an Unrally? [Re: Joe Frickin' Friday]  
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I like the Unrally idea. With over 20 years of riding Harleys and doing all those events (Sturgis, Daytona, etc., ) I've had about all I can take of crowds, vendors and drunks.


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#514577 - 08/30/09 12:16 AM Re: OK. Stupid Question. What is an Unrally? [Re: FLrider]  
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Originally Posted By: FLrider
I like the Unrally idea. With over 20 years of riding Harleys and doing all those events (Sturgis, Daytona, etc., ) I've had about all I can take of crowds, vendors and drunks.


This was the entire crowd at the most recent Un:



MOA rally? Last one I remember attending, the tally was something like 6,000 visitors. Sturgis? IIRC, something like tens of thousands.

Unrally? About a hundred. thumbsup

If you're looking for something closer/sooner, check Ride/Event Planning for the Blue Ridge Rendezvous. Southern Kentucky, early October. Even fewer people, typically 50-75 attendees.

#514579 - 08/30/09 12:19 AM Re: OK. Stupid Question. What is an Unrally? [Re: Woodie]  
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...95% BMW riders.
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So now I'm a 5 percenter, huh? grin
Long live the UN's





#514628 - 08/30/09 02:36 AM Re: OK. Stupid Question. What is an Unrally? [Re: Kathy R]  
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#514815 - 08/30/09 06:04 PM Re: OK. Stupid Question. What is an Unrally? [Re: mbelectric]  
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Originally Posted By: mbelectric
My bet says 2012, 10th anniversary in Alaska... wave



Ya see, if'n nuff of us want it, it could happen.

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#515136 - 08/31/09 02:06 PM Re: OK. Stupid Question. What is an Unrally? [Re: FLrider]  
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Also, the UNRally is specific to members of this site (or their close friends). It is in no way connected to / sanctioned or supported by BMW itself. It is a 100% volunteer effort; each year’s team is free to make the event whatever they wish. So no two are ever the same!


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