CHIEF JOSEPH RALLY - Join us at the Grant County Fairgrounds, nestled in the scenic Strawberry Mountains, John Day Oregon, for a weekend of terrific riding, seminars, food and fellowship. This historic city is located at the Junction of Hwys 395 and 26. Enjoy the West’s best riding; gold and cattle country, refreshing mountain passes, painted hills, river canyons, and wide open desert. All this in one day’s riding! Visit the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument or any of four different museums. Begin planning your trip now! Oregon is for Riders! Come to John Day and see what we mean!
Your rally fee covers 2 nights of green grass camping, a Friday and Saturday night meal (gate registered riders will NOT be provided with meals so be sure to preregister), hot showers, seminars, door prizes and organized or individual rides (with route maps).
T-SHIRTS can be ordered when registering for the rally. Price depends on the size ordered. The rally logo (shown at the left) will appear in the right breast pocket area and will be silk-screened along with "BMW Riders Of Oregon" on the sleeve from shoulder to wrist.
BREAKFAST - Breakfast will be available for purchase at the fairgrounds Pavilion building on Friday and Saturday morning. "All breakfast proceeds benefit the Grant County 8th Grade Field Trip and the Juniper Ridge 4-H Club."
GEOLOGY ROCKS TOUR - These two tours are a fundraiser for the Grant County, Juniper Arts Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to promotion of the visual and performing arts and art education.
The tours will feature the landscape, geology and cultural history of Grant County. They will be led by retired John Day Fossil Beds park ranger, John Fiedor, who led the tours at the 2014 to 2016 Chief Joseph Rally.
Each tour has about seven stops and covers about 125 miles, round trip, all on paved roadways. Pull-offs may be dirt and gravel. The tour on Friday will be a repeat of the first tour given in previous years, heading west through Dayville. The Saturday tour repeats the NE loop trip of 2016. The tours will take approximately 5 hours depending on the number of questions at each stop.
There is a participation fee of $20.00 per motorcycle, NOT per person. The fee is a donation to the Juniper Arts Council and is not refundable. The registration for the tours will be handled by the Chief Joseph Rally organizers. Since the limit is 25 bikes per tour, participants should sign up for only one tour, which allows more bikers at the rally to participate. The tour will begin at the fairgrounds back entrance (near the KJDY radio station); gathering at 11:30 am near Keerins Hall to check in and sign waiver papers. Bring your own refreshments for the road.
Click here to see the Geology Rocks! Poster.
TEAM OREGON On-Road Clinic - A short, on-road version of the Team Oregon ART course (taught on the go-kart track in Canby, Oregon) is coming to the Chief Joseph Rally. The cost will be $40 and is non-refundable. Join top Team Oregon instructors in a one-hour classroom discussion of cornering, riding strategy, and technique. Afterward, the group will embark on an optional 1.5 hour ride to put ART techniques to work on real asphalt. There will be opportunities during the ride for group discussion and professional feedback. After lunch (on your own dime), tag along on an extended ride through the John Day Wilderness and Wallowa-Whitman areas.
This clinic is focused on street riding. Bring your questions and your hang-ups – the discussion is wide open. Dual-sports, three-wheelers, scooters and passengers are welcome. Let’s ride!
Other Team Oregon class information can be found on their web site at https://team-oregon.org/