Register for the 2023 Iowa Rally
The 46th Annual Iowa BMW Motorcycle Rally will be held September 21-24, 2023. The Iowa BMW Rally will be held again in Elkader, Iowa. We look forward to great riding, the fall weather, fewer bugs, and seeing all our good friends again.
Rally registration will be $55 for early registrations and at the gate. Early registrants will be eligible for a drawing for a "Brake Free" helmet brake light.
The following items are planned for this year's rally.
- Camping on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night
- (RVs only $10 additional per night - includes electric and water)
- 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
- Live music Friday night: Maize Island Band
- Saturday night activity: to be announced
- Custom Rally apparel and merchandise for purchase
- Orders will be taken at the rally and products made on site
Rally registration will be $55 for early registrations and at the gate.
There's no reason not to pre-register! Rally early registration is open and will close 9/10. Early registrants will be eligible for a special drawing for a "Brake Free" helmet brake light.
You can register at the rally starting Thursday 9/21 (Cash Only).
We look forward to seeing you in Elkader.
The following is a list of the sponsors of the 2023 PSTA Iowa Rally.
- Aerostich - Motorcycle Gear and Equipment - https://www.aerostich.com/
- Brake Free - Helmet Brake Lights - https://www.brakefreetech.com/
- Giant Loop - Gear and Packing Systems - https://www.giantloopmoto.com/
- Klim - Riding Gear - https://www.klim.com/
- Mosko Moto - Motorcycle luggage and Apparel - https://moskomoto.com/
- MOT Camp Nerd - Motorcycle Camping Gear - https://motocampnerd.com/
- Clearwater Lights - Auxiliary Lighting - https://www.clearwaterlights.com/
- Kermit Chairs - Motorcycle Camping Gear - https://kermitchair.com/
- Active Endeavors - Clothing / Outdoor Gear - https://www.activeendeavors.com/
- Sun & Fun Motorsports - BMW/Multi-Brand motorcycle Dealer - https://www.sunandfunmotorsports.com/
- Others to be announced
Be sure to support our sponsors whenever you can.
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.
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.
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.