Pure Stodge Touring Association

Iowa BMW Rally

The 44th Annual Iowa BMW Motorcycle Rally will be held September 23-26, 2021.

Mark your calendars for the 2021 Iowa Pure Stodge Rally September 23-26.  We're excited about this new date and look forward to cooler weather, fewer bugs and seeing all our good friends once again.

This year the Iowa BMW Rally will be held in Elkader Iowa.  The following link provides a nice look at what Elkader has to offer.

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.

Our goal is to have 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.

The Iowa Airheads will be on site for technical support and will have a designated pavilion for any maintenance discussion.  This event will be headed by Rich McCullough, President of the Iowa Club.

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

The Rally fee is $50 online and at the gate. Full rally fees include:

  • Camping on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night (RVs only $10 / night - includes electric and water)
  • Friday and Saturday evening meals provided
  • Coffee, Tea and Lemonade courtesy of the Pure Stodge (adult beverages - BYOB)
  • Bike Wash!!
  • Door Prizes & Awards
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Firewood provided
  • Clean spacious showers
  • Swap Meet - bring items to sell or trade
  • Live music Friday night by Maize Island
  • Saturday night movie:  White Knuckles
  • Custom T-shirts available for purchase

We've added online registration for 2021! Register online and pay by credit card. There's no reason not to pre-register!


You won't want to miss this one!  We will be selling raffle tickets for this K1300S battery powered ride-on toy to be given away at the rally in Elkader! Tickets are $5 each and will be available up until the drawing on Saturday night.  You need not be present to win.  We'll even ship it home for you unless you want to strap it on the back of your bike.

Please note: small child not included.   🙂


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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