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#1 beemerdons

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:47 AM

Arizona Motorcycle Rally over May 18 - 20, 2012; All makes of motorcycles are very welcome!
31st Annual AZBeemers Roadrunner Rally hosted by BMW Motorcycle Owners of America Club #89


Don't miss the largest sport touring and adventure riding rally in the southwest. This year, we are in the rugged mountains and old west atmosphere of beautiful Prescott, AZ. Roadrunner Rally is the place to enjoy your friends, great food, temperate weather, and unparalleled riding. Includes camping, dinner Friday and Saturday night, clean restrooms and hot showers. Relax at the hospitality pavilion and enjoy lively entertainment at night. Tour Arizona's Red Rock Country in the poker run or enjoy roads less traveled in the GS off road adventure. Demo ride your next bike provided by local dealers. Check out our many vendors. Win valuable door prizes. Register before April 15th for discounted admission fee of $44 and secure your rally pin. For more information and registration form, visit http://www.azbeemers.org/rally Call Brian Boles at 480-861-2816 or e-mail rally@azbeemers.org

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:49 AM

Camp Sky-Y camping information from AZ Beemers Club President Brian Boles.

The 2012 Roadrunner Rally will be held near Prescott, AZ at YMCA Camp Sky-Y.

Sky-Y is adjacent to the Senator Highway, just before the pavement turns to dirt.

The camp is just over 7 miles from downtown Prescott. It took me 14 minutes to travel from the camp to downtown, doing the speed limits. For those unfamiliar with Senator Hwy, it is a south turnoff of AZ-69 just east of downtown on to Mt. Vernon St.

The area is over 6500' and in the tall ponderosa pines.

Here's a map of the camp facilities.

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Here's a pano shot looking out from the office building. The cafeteria is the large building to the right. The camp villages are right and left of that central open area.

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As you can see on the map, there are 4 camp villages. Each village has bunkhouses and a bathhouse.

This shot is looking down the central area.

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Here's a shot around the bunkhouses in one of the villages.

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Most of the bunkhouse villages have a campfire pit and gathering area. The walking areas around the bunkhouses are mostly dirt with wood chips thrown on for erosion abatement.
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Here's a look inside of a bunkhouse. Pictures taken during a kids camp, messy.
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Here is a typical bath house. Each tends to have several shower stalls and a couple of heads. They looked clean and well maintained.

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Here's the cafeteria.
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Here is Holmes Hall, the meeting hall. It is wired for sound and has a band stage. It can support about 200 people. This would be the setup area for the vendors also.

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This is the health center building near the office.

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At the northeast end of the camp, is a flat area on top of a hill that can support quite a few tent camping areas. The Sky-Y camping area is natural forest cover.

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This is a shot from the main office looking toward the main parking area and the activity area.

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This is the main parking lot area. The paved road is in the gap in the trees on the left. There's plenty of room to stage runs and demo rides from this area.

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This is the ampitheatre and the pool. The pool will be available for our use at the camp.

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So, that's the $0.50 tour. Hope to see you there !!



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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:53 AM

We've also negotiated many discount hotel rooms in downtown Prescott, in case you're a Girlie-Man like our Englishman Richard Fairlaner and you don't camp out!

Best Western Prescottonian, 1317 East Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ 86301-3313 Phone: 928/445-3096 Fax: 928/778-2976 http://book.bestwest...isablenav=false

For Your Information: Our negotiated rate, for one room with two beds for two people non-smoking and downstairs, is $94.99 a night; tax is $11.73 nightly.

Total of $106.72 times two: $213.44 with taxes included. Great rate and place, really looking forward to Roadrunner Rally 2012 and the wet T-shirt contests!

Here's a picture of our SkooterG before last year's wet T-shirt contest! I can't post up the "before" picture of Enrique from last year, it was much too risque!

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:41 AM

http://www.azycamps.org/ Here's the Official Website of Camp Sky-Y here in Arizona. This'll be our first year at this location and it looks to be an incredibly scenic location for a motorcycle Rally.

I will see you in Prescott at the AZ Beemers Roadrunner Rally on Friday, May 18!

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:48 AM

You sake swilling sushi eating Rising Sun FJR Riders can have fun at the AZB Rally!

Schedule of Events for the 2012 AZ Beemers Road Runner Rally

Friday May 20th
8:00 AM Registration Opens Camp Entrance
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Brisket and Pulled Pork Sandwiches Available for Purchase Grill
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hospitality Open -
Free coffee, tea, cocoa
Soda, water, snacks, etc. for purchase Pavillion
6:00 PM Chili Dinner (Red Ticket in Rally Pack) Pavillion
7:00 PM - 10:00PM Cooler Garden - You bring it, we'll provide the ice to keep it cold Pavillion
7:00 PM - 10:00PM Junction 87 Plays their mix of country / rock for your listening and dancing pleasure Pavillion
9:00 PM Registration Ends Camp Entrance

Saturday May 21st
7:00 AM Registration Opens Camp Entrance
8:00 - 9:00AM Breakfast - Purchase Yellow Ticket @ Hospitality Dining Hall
9:00 AM - 6:00PM BMWMOA Smartrainer - Practice your safe riding skills Pavillion
9:00 AM Victory BMW Poker Run Riders Meeting Pavillion
9:30 AM - 3:00PM Victory BMW Poker Run All over central Arizona
9:00 AM Knights of the Gelande-Strasse Treasure Hunt Riders Meeting Pavillion
9:30 AM - 3:00PM Knights of the Gelande-Strasse Treasure Hunt - Sponsored by Kriega.us Streams and fields, far and wide
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Brisket and Pulled Pork Sandwiches Available for Purchase Grill
All day Demo rides by Victory BMW and GoAZ Motorcycles (maybe a static demo of S1000RR !) Vendor Area
All day Visit our Vendors Vendor Area
4:00 PM Registration Closes Camp Entrance
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Claim Door Prizes Hospitality
4:00 PM AZ Beemers Annual Meeting Meeting Room
6:00 PM Fajita Dinner (Blue Ticket in Rally Pack) Pavillion
6:30 PM Ride Prizes / Riders Awards Pavillion
7:00 PM - 10:00PM Cooler Garden - You bring it, we'll provide the ice to keep it cold Pavillion
7:00 PM - 10:00PM Junction 87 Plays their mix of country / rock for your listening and dancing pleasure Pavillion
7:30 PM Traditional belly dancing Pavillion
8:30 PM Samba dance show Pavillion

Sunday May 22rd
8:00 - 9:00AM Breakfast - Purchase Yellow Ticket @ Hospitality Dining Hall
9:00 AM Seymore Arizona Riders Meeting Pavillion
9:30 AM Departure of Seymore Arizona Ride Central Arizona
All day Please clean up your Campground site - Ride safe, See you next year !!

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Still have Questions...
If you need more info...

you can send email to: rally@azbeemers.org

or write:

AZ Beemers
P.O. Box 2887
Chandler, AZ 85244-2887

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:58 AM

Would love to go,looks great, but...
I'll be Diabloing.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:59 AM

Would love to go,looks great, but...
I'll be Diabloing.


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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:37 AM

Here is an added incentive to attend the Arizona AZ Beemers Motorcycle Rally held May 18-20 of 2012. Your paid registration to our Roadrunner Rally also give you a free day pass to Overland Expo.

http://www.OverlandExpo.com Please Note: Overland Expo is not for Street Pussies like dcarver and WheatonFJR, it is for True Adventure Riders like Tucson Joe and Papa Chuy Viejo!



It is two hours and 120 miles from The Prescott, AZ Roadrunner Rally Location to Overland Expo at Mormon Lake Lodge.

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http://www.mormonlakelodge.com/ There are excellent driving direction here!

Got this email from the Overland Expo folks -

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Dear Brian and the board,

First I want to write to say we've just found out we scheduled our event for the same weekend of your rally, and we are very sorry indeed ~ it was not intentional!

I'm a BMW rider (classic 81 R80 G/S) and really love the clubs; most of my good riding buddies ride Beemers. We just joined your organization (also belong to Vintage BMW Owners and of course the Airheads).

We ran into numerous snags trying to find the perfect new venue (where we could host 4000 people AND they let us bulldoze riding and driving courses!) and then when we did, the only date we could get was May 18-20.

May I suggest that we work out something were we can give your members free day passes to the Overland Expo, and perhaps encourage our attendees to hit both events? If you are doing Heber again, it's not that far, and great riding in between.

Again, we do apologize, it was unintentional, and we hope to help sort things out. We do create new motorcycle riders every year ~ we help plant the seed for adventure riding, and then of course that helps grow the enthusiasm!

All the best,
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New dates & venue! May 18-20, 2012 ~ Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:02 AM

I'll be there!!!

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:48 AM

I'll be there!!!


Fantastic, Glad You Are Attending!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:11 AM

There was a fire up in Prescott yesterday on Whiskey Row:

http://www.azfamily....-150724005.html

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:14 AM

Haven’t signed up for the Road Runner Rally yet? Don’t miss the best bike weekend in Arizona ! We have a lot of great events planned like –
BMWMOA Smart Trainer – hone your skills !
Prescott Whiskey Row Pub Crawl with van transportation to/from camp
Saturday night classic rock band, The Sheldonz
Saturday night belly dancing
Lots of vendors and door prizes
Great riding
Good friends and good times.

We’ll be at Sky-Y camp just south of Prescott. Come on out for the whole weekend or stop by Saturday.

Beat the heat and spend a weekend in the cool pines. Hope to see you there.

Concerned about the Gladiator Fire? It’s about 19 miles SSE of our camp area. It has forced the cancellation of one of our dual sport rides and may send some smoke over the area, but that’s all. It shouldn’t cause us any other problems.
Here’s a link to a website with info on the fire.
http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2864/

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:13 AM

Well I went to the rally, didn't see any other FJR's there. The weather was great, roads were great, campground sucked if you don't like riding/parking in the (soft)dirt. And, for the fee the food wasn't all that great nor were the vendors. Meeting up with friends made it worth while though.