Thanks for another great 49er!

The following is some of you can expect for next year.

Rally goers can expect 4 nights of grassy tent camping, optional RV camping with water and electrical hook-ups (limited spaces available), hot showers, cold drinks, great food, clinics, speakers, prize giveaways, and the camaraderie of many fantastic people from all over!

Featured Main Speaker this year is Dr. Gregory Frazier--follow the link for more info on Greg. It's sure to be an engaging presentation. Also be sure not to miss presentations on riding across the highest pass in the world and how to survive the Pan-Australia Adventure Tour. 

Attendees will also have great local riding opportunities including 2! different Poker Runs with increased cash prizes, a self-guided Historical Ride and self-guided GS and road rides.

49ers attendees can also sign up for optional GS adventure riding clinics and trail ride with Black Swan Moto open to all. Space is extremely limited for this outstanding course.

And of course we are offering our great Saturday Night Dinner...but this year we've upgraded the menu by BB's Catering. Returning 49er attendees will know this dinner sells out quickly, so make sure you get registered early!

Jeff Zane    Greg Hutchinson   Mark Rodda

About the 49er Rally

This event is the BMW Club of Northern California's annual rally with 48 years of tradition and predating the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America's (MOA) National Rally.

Admission includes: Four nights of blissful grassy camping, hot showers, great self guided GS and street rides, 2 great Poker Runs, tons of events, friendly competitions, games and seminars, live music, and a lot of fabulous motorcycle people! 

 Click here for a video of a past 49er Rally.


Enjoy 4 relaxing nights under the beautiful star filled sky. Perfect T-Shirt weather. Nestled among the trees and shaded lawn areas the tent camp sites at the Mariposa fairgrounds provides a serene setting to relax after a day of adventure. We have restrooms and hot showers. Plus complimentary WiFi!

Food, Drink, and Live Music

Relax and unwind with plenty of great food, drinks, and live music! A few steps away is our Bier Garden with a great selection of adult beverages.

Like music? We have live bands for your listening pleasure!

This year we've upgraded our Saturday Dinner menu to the following awesome choices:

  • Pork Tenderloin with a bone dust dry rub, topped with a pecan whiskey sauce
  • Jerked Chicken with mango salsa
  • Portabella mushroom ravioli with a cream sauce and spinach (vegetarian)
  • Blueberry and peach cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream

Local Rides

So you want to take a break from the rally and hop on your bike? You are in the perfect spot to explore California's Gold Country or the Sierra Nevada foothills! We offer great self guided road and GS routes for you to explore. Head out solo or sign up with others. Never a dull day on this 49er Rally!

Great Speakers & Vendors

Interested in an overseas motorcycling adventure? Or perhaps want to know more about packing gear stuff efficiently? Looking to upgrade your lights, windshields, or need lighter equipment for your camping needs? The 49er has informative and riveting speakers and great vendors, often offering great Rally deals. Come see for yourself!

GS Clinics

Take your riding skills to the next level by joining a GS clinic course. Spots are very limited so sign up now if you are planning to participate.  

Black Swan Moto will be offering  session for beginner through advanced GS riders using their tried and true off road riding curriculum.

Click here for more on the GS Clinics. 

Daily Events

Challenge yourself! Don’t miss out on the traditional English Trials and the snail speed “Slow Race” events! Lots of fun! Sign -ups required. If you’re feeling lucky join us on the 50/50 raffles and the Poker Run! And don't forget about the loads of raffle prizes. 

Ride an Airhead? This year look for a beefed up Airhead presence as the Airheads Beemer Club will be moving in to Airhead Central. Bring your airhead or just questions, there's always some sort of airhead clinic or repair going on...

Discover Mariposa

Gateway to Yosemite, located in California Gold Country, the Mariposa Fairgrounds is close to the historic 49er gold rush towns! Riding distance to Yosemite National Park.


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