2018 BMW MOA International Rally – “The Amazing Ride!”

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2018 BMW MOA International Rally – “The Amazing Ride!”

Postby thanatos1224 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:53 pm

So I know it is a wee bit away, however, I just registered for this year event in Des Moines. I wanted to start a thread and this is as good a reason than not. RIght now I am debating on if I want to take 2 or 3 days to get there and again on the way back. With all the great BBQ places between here and there it is something to ponder. Any Hoots, if you are thinking about going here is a great place to let others know.
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Re: 2018 BMW MOA International Rally – “The Amazing Ride!”

Postby eap » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:20 pm

I’m trying to work in to my plans - will be my first time attending an MIA event if I can make it! Looking at a similar time frame.
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Re: 2018 BMW MOA International Rally – “The Amazing Ride!”

Postby Bicyclist » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:23 pm

That's about the time I'll be heading to CO to ride the passes, so it might be worth doing the rally on the way.
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Re: 2018 BMW MOA International Rally – “The Amazing Ride!”

Postby thanatos1224 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:52 pm

Reading this months issue of ON magazine. Since the roads are covered in ice this am from last nights little winter weather. I found part of what will become my route to the rally. It was in the Riding Iowa: What to expect. It is called the Driftless Area Scenic Byway.

https://www.traveliowa.com/trails/driftless-area-scenic-byway/3/

"The Driftless Area Scenic Byway is a 100-mile route that twists and meanders through the most Northeast corner of Iowa in the heart of a region know as the Driftless Area. The term Driftless was developed to describe this distinct area that was by-passed by the last continental glacier, centuries ago."


Oh and I found this on BMW MOA YouTube site

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwGaNhgl87c&t=1s
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Re: 2018 BMW MOA International Rally – “The Amazing Ride!”

Postby thanatos1224 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:01 pm

For those thinking of going to the Rally this year. I am looking at taking a leisurely route. Either 2 or 3 days to get there. And on the way home I am thinking about stopping for BBQ in Kansas City, St. Louis and Louisville. You know some foodie locations. Since it is getting closer and closer I guess I might need to start locking down my route to some degree. Thanks to Bruce for bringing MyRoute-App to my attention www.myrouteapp.com
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