GS Giants - Event Information

Event Name:
2020 BMW NorCal 49er

Event Type(s):
Giant Friend Event

The 49er Rally

This event is the BMW Club of Northern California's annual rally with 47 years of tradition and predating the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America's (MOA) National Rally. Last year we had over 500 Riders in attendance. 

Admission includes four nights of blissful grassy camping, hot showers, great self-guided GS and street rides, tons of events, games, and seminars, live music, and a lot of fabulous motorcycle people! There's a reason why this is considered the best BMW motorcycle Rally of the year!

Event Date:
5/22/2020 - 5/25/2020

Mariposa Fairgrounds
5007 Fairgrounds Rd
Mariposa, CA 95338

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Camping Accommodations 
Enjoy 4 relaxing nights under the beautiful star-filled sky. Perfect T-Shirt weather. Nestled among the trees and shaded lawn areas the tent campsites at the Mariposa fairgrounds provides a serene setting to relax after a day of adventure. Electric and water hookups are available for RV’s. 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 is your weekend!

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 of 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 Giants Course
Returning this year is the GS Giants Course, courtesy of master course-builder Dennis Godwin and the GS Giants. Challenge yourself and test your skills on this larger than life course or watch all the action and cheer for your friends.

GS Clinics

One of the top goals of the BMW Motorcycle Club of Northern California is safety through rider education, and as a Club we regularly offer road and track training opportunities to our membership.

Recognizing that the GS is a big part of the BMW brand and the ride of choice of a lot of our Club members, we use the backdrop of the 49er to focus on the off-road side of the spectrum. Plus the Mariposa Fairgrounds is really well suited for off-road training.

This year we are proud to partner again with Pat Jaques/ADVWoman and Black Swan Moto to bring truly outstanding training opportunities to GS riders. These classes have well developed curriculum designed for riders of all skill levels, and riders will see improvements to their off-road riding and boost their confidence.  And after these courses maybe consider entering in the 49er English Trials competition or even the GS Giants challenge course!

Be sure and attend our hosted reception for all participants after the training in the Bier Garden from 5 to 6 PM .

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 loads of raffle prizes.  Ride an Airhead? This year look for a beefed-up Airhead presence as the Airheads Beemer Club will be moving into 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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