It's time again for BMW NorCal's premier riding rally!
This year we're starting at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico!
Chico is centrally located and a great jumping off point for some of the really great riding in Northern California. And the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds are closely situated to lots of amenities and restaurants in Orland, so Friday's dinner and Saturday's breakfast will be a breeze.
The BMW NorCal Range of Light Gypsy Tour, is a rally like no other! Why? Because this is no stationary rally. This is a riding rally, a two day event conceived for true riding fans, by true riding fans. Riders will be treated to exceptional road and optional GS routes, showcasing some of the best riding and scenery in the West. And be sure to bring fresh tires as you can expect around 300 miles each day. Our destinations? You won't know until the day before. This is a closely guarded secret - all we can tell you is the start point.
The rally we know today had its humble beginnings in 1991 when a group of BMW NorCal visionaries organized this event to ride, camp, and celebrate some of the best riding of the Sierra Nevada - the "Range of Light". And while these days we technically stray out of the Range of Light, we still stay true to the original intent of the first ROL Rallies.
Today riders can look forward to:
- Two days of some of the best riding in the State, destinations unknown.
- 3 nights grassy camping.
- Hot showers and catered dinners Saturday and Sunday Nights.
- Complimentary cold drinks each night!
- Poker Run with cash prizes!
- Fun door prizes and sponsor swag.
- Sag wagon to haul your gear (soft luggage only).
- Rescue wagon in case there's a problem.
- Printed route booklets, shared Rever route files/downloadable .gpx files.
- Rally Shirts, pins, and stickers.
- Great Camaraderie.
- BEST. TIME. EVER.
The Range of Light Gypsy Tour is part adventure, part test piece, part endurance event, part riding tour, part camp-out, and 100% fun. So register now and join those ready for the best rally in the West! This year we start at Chico, CA at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds ideally situated near downtown for great Friday night dinner options and Saturday morning breakfast. Check-in and gate registrations open at 3:00 P.M.
And as with all BMW NorCal events, riders of all brands of motorcycles are welcome to ride in the ROL, as long as the bikes are street legal, in sound working order, registered and insured. And remember, BMW motorcycle owners are eligible for Club membership with their registration and payment of the annual dues! This is a nod to the dedication of ROL Gypsy Tour riders, and the riding and camping involved with this event is the foundation the BMW NorCal Club is built on. Click on the link at registration for more details or contact us.And while we are expecting a Covid restriction free ROL, we will have to abide by any state or local ordinances, if any are in place. But for now, we are planning for a full blown ROL Rally!