2017 GMR Overview & Registration
27th Annual Georgia Mountain Rally
May 5th to May 7th 2017
The BMW Motorcycle Club of Georgia returns to the picturesque fairgrounds in Hiawassee for its 27th Georgia Mountain Rally from Friday May 5th to Sunday May 7th. The area offers rewarding twisties, inspiring vistas and renowned mountain hospitality. Plus, this is dual-sport heaven for all skill levels. The perfect start to anyone’s riding season!
The rally setting has lakeside tent and RV camping. These local hotels and cabins offer alternative accommodation.
New this year is a special guest appearance by humorist Jack Riepe, whose monthly column in the BMW ON magazine is a scream.
We're pleased to announce that Simon and Lisa Thomas, the record-breaking around the world adventure riding couple, will be speaking at this year's rally. Simon and Lisa will share photos and tips from their multi-year journey around the world.
Tom Asher Adventure Riding Academy
We have a special treat this year as 2016 BMW USA GS Trophy Team Member Tom Asher will be attending the rally this year offering off road training at the fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday. Tom will also be leading off road group training rides. He is about to embark on a 2 year around the world adventure on behalf of motorradangels.org.
Please register for his Adventure Training short courses below:
Register Now for Adventure Skills Training
Stayin'Safe Rider Training at Georgia Mountain Rally
Were pleased to announce that Stayin'Safe, advanced rider training, renowned for helping new and experienced riders improve their skills to be a better and safer rider on the road, will be at the 2017 Georgia Mountain Rally. Peter Tamblyn will be at the rally to let you know all about Stayin'Safe and rider/trainer Ryan Hogue will be conducting two 1/2 day training programs on Saturday. Select this link to learn about Stayin'Safe. They are offering a special offer for those who take advantage of these 1/2 day GMR training sessions. With only 4 spots in each session, sign up today and improve your riding enjoyment and safety:
Stayin'Safe- Saturday 8-12 session info & sign up
Stayin'Safe- Saturday 1-5 session info & sign up
Follow the link for registration and payment. Advance registration and payment will speed you through the process when you arrive at the rally site. Registration in advance online or on site at the rally is $65!
Registration includes tent camping sites on grass for Friday and Saturday nights, Friday and Saturday dinners, Saturday and Sunday pancake breakfasts, regular rally attractions and major prize draws.
Improved lots for tents and RVs are available at extra cost. Check the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds section at the top of this Lodging Alternatives page for details.
Here are directions to the site.