Iowa BMW Rally

47th Annual Iowa BMW Rally

The 47th Annual Iowa BMW Motorcycle Rally will be held September 19-22, 2024 in Elkader, Iowa.  We look forward to great riding, the fall weather, fewer bugs, and seeing all our good friends again.

Rally Registration is Open

Rally registration will be $55 for early registrations and at the gate.

Early on-line registration for the rally is now open until 9/12/24.

Anyone registering for the rally by September 12th will be entered in a special drawing to be held the day after registration closes.  The winner will be announced on the web page and Facebook.

You can register at the rally starting Thursday 9/19 (Cash Only).

We look forward to seeing you in Elkader.

The Bridge To Downtown Elkader is Open

The bridge to downtown is open making easier access to Groceries, shopping, and restaurants.

Highway 13 Closure

If you are coming to Elkader from the south Highway 13 will be closed between Manchester and Strawberry Point until November.


Rally Information

The following items are planned for this year's rally.

  • Camping on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night
    • (RVs  -$10 additional per night - includes electric and water)
    • (Tents - additional nights can be paid for at the park kiosk)
  • Friday and Saturday evening meals
  • Coffee, Tea and Lemonade courtesy of the Pure Stodge (adult beverages - BYOB)
  • Door Prizes & Awards
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Firewood available
  • Clean spacious showers
  • Swap Meet - bring items to sell or trade
  • !!! New - Massage Therapist - 10 minute chair massages (fee charged)
  • !!! New - Experience Iowa's Driftless Area on this super fun gravel ride!
  • Friday - Brickyard Wines - Wine Tasting
  • Friday - Live music - Maize Island Band
  • Saturday - Afternoon Games -  to be announced
  • Saturday - Evening activity - to be announced
  • Custom Rally apparel and merchandise for purchase
    • Orders will be taken at the rally and products made on site

All activities are subject to change.

Rally Sponsors

Be sure to support our sponsors whenever you can.

2024 Rally sponsors will be posted as they are confirmed.

The following is a list of the sponsors of the 2023 PSTA Iowa Rally.


Elkader Information

The following link provides a nice look at what Elkader has to offer.

Elkader has great facilities and plenty of amazing options for riding.  There will be plenty of food options, sightseeing and opportunities to meet new and old friends.

Wondering what there is to do in the area?  Download this handy guide to the Elkader area for everything from food and lodging to churches and ATMs.

Keep an eye on our web site, our Facebook page and the announcement in the BMW MOA calendar for more details.

Where to Ride

Elkader is in North East Iowa within riding distance of The Driftless Area, some of the best riding and scenic roads around.

If you are looking for great riding routes complete with downloadable GPS files in .gpx format check out The Driftless Road Adventures,   They've done all the work and have all the great routes covered.  There is even a page that allows you to download three great rides for free.    Just click here.

The link below is a Word document you can download.  We've tried to capture many of the attractions, things to do and great places to eat.  Ask any PSTA member for recommendations.

North East Iowa Attractions

We've posted a few routes for you to explore while you attend the Iowa Rally and visit the area.  These links will take you to Ride with GPS maps.  For more information on using Ride with GPS, see our PSTA Routes tab at the top of our PSTA web page.

Cassville Ferry

PSTA Gay's Mill Ride

River Bluffs Scenic Byway

The Great River Road

The Iowa Rally Gets Published

Of course, you can't mention this rally without speaking of the late Keith Dempster and how he founded this gathering of BMW enthusiasts on his farm way back in 1976. I still believe Keith coined the phrase "If you build it, they will come" although that has yet to be confirmed.

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