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41st Annual Chief Joseph Rally

June 27-30, 2019

                                          Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day, Oregon

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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!

Green grass camping.  Free showers.  Door Prizes.  Vendors.  Rider Awards. Seminars.  Beer Garden.  Complimentary morning coffee & tea.  Guided rides (paved and GS routes).  Maps for self-guided rides (paved and GS routes).  Motorcycle movies each evening.  Live music Friday evening featuring Kinzel & Hyde; their American Roots & Blues is sure to have you moving!  

Note:  Those who arrive early to the fairgrounds on Wednesday will be expected to pay the fairgrounds privately at the camping kiosk for Wed night camping.  

 

On-Line Early Registration is March 1st through June 15th.   Early registration includes 3 nights camping, Fri & Sat dinner tickets,  door prize ticket and rally pin.   

If you wait to register at the gate, your registration will not include  meal tickets.  A limited number of meal tickets will be available for purchase at the gate for $15.  Gate registration opens at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2019.  Gate registration will be $45 for BMWRO members and $60 for non-members.  

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:                                                                             LOCATION:

THURSDAY:
 1:00 pm -  6:00pm        Registration Booth and Info Booth Open
 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm      Meet & Greet Wine Tasting BYOB                       RV Park                     
                                        TENTATIVE--WE NEED A HOST                                                             

 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm      Motorcycle Movie:  "Faster"                                 Keerins Hall North
                                        sponsored by
Lee Block of Racer Gloves

FRIDAY:
 8:00 am -  6:00 pm       Registration Booth & Info Booth  Open
 7:30 am -  8:30 am       "Coffee with Dave"                                                 Keerins Hall Middle     
                                        Discussion with Dave Hough                                                                     

 8:00 am -  ?                   Dooley Mountain guided paved route ride          departs Main Gate   
                                         led by Mark Collier.  View route map HERE                            
 8:30 am -  9:30 am       Team Oregon Cornering Skills Class                    Keerins Hall North      
                                       -classroom portion PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED                                

 9:30 am - 11:30 am      Team Oregon Cornering Skills Class     departs from Keerins Hall parking lot
                                       -on-road portion PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED
 9:30 am - 10:30 am       "Throttling Back" with Dave Hough                     Keerins Hall Middle     
10:00 am -  ?                   Cowboy Lunch Ride/Drive                                    departs Main Gate
                                         Led by Jay Bennett--maps will be provided
                                         PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED
10:00 am - 2:30 pm        Dayville-Kimberly-Long Creek Loop                   departs Keerins           
                                          View route map HERE led by Alice LeBarron     Hall parking lot           

 2:00 pm -  3:00 pm       "Why Smoother is Better"                                      Keerins Hall North
                                          presentation by Walt Fulton
 3:30 pm -  5:00 pm         "Side Car Building & Racing"                             Keerins Hall North         
                                            presentation by Dave Kaechele                                                               
 3:30 pm -  5:00 pm        Women's Round Table Discussion                      Keerins Hall Middle
                                         Facilitated by Jalene Case
 6:00 pm                          Dinner                                                                     Pavilion                           
 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm      Live Music:  Kinzel & Hyde with Jim Roy             Town Square
 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm      Motorcycle Movie: "Dust to Glory"                       Keerins Hall North          
                                        sponsored by Lee Block of Racer Gloves                                                    

 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm      Bonfire                                                                     Town Square


SATURDAY:
 8:00 am - 4:00 pm        Registration Booth & Info Booth Open
 7:30 am - 8:30 am         "Coffee with Dave"                                               Keerins Hall Middle            
                                          Discussion with Dave Hough                                                                         

 8:00 am -  ?                    Indian Peak Advanced GS ride led by                 departs Main Gate
                                        Steve Miller.  Maps will be provided.   
 9:00 am -  ?                     Ukiah-Sumpter paved route loop                         departs Main Gate            
                                         led by David Peterson View route map HERE                                                 

10:00 am - ?                     Super Easy GS Ride led by Keith Matteson        departs from Main Gate
                                        View route map HERE 
 8:30 am -  9:30 am       Team Oregon Cornering Skills Class                     Keerins Hall North             
                                        -classroom portion PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED                                       
 
9:30 am - 11:30 am      Team Oregon Cornering Skills Class        departs from Keerins parking lot   
                                       on-road portion PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED                                              

10:00 am -11:00 am       "Why Smoother is Better"                                       Keerins Hall North
                                         presentation by Walt Fulton 
 2:00 pm -  3:00 pm        MotoPhotography by Bruce Henrikson                Keerins Hall North           
 2:30 pm -  3:00 pm        Team Oregon U-Turn Clinic session 1                  Hwy Dept
 3:00 pm -  3:30 pm        Team Oregon U-Turn Clinic session 2                  Hwy Dept                         
 3:30 pm -  4:00 pm        Team Oregon U-Turn Clinic session 3                  Hwy Dept
 4:00 pm -  4:30 pm        Team Oregon U-Turn Clinic session 4                  Hwy Dept                          
 3:30 pm -  5:00 pm        "Son Rise": A Father and Son MotoAdventure    Keerins Hall North
                                          travelogue  by Dave Swezey
 6:00 pm                          Dinner                                                                      Pavilion                            
 7:00 pm                          Door Prizes & 50/50 Raffle                                     Pavilion
 8:00 pm                          Motorcycle Movie:                                                  Keerins Hall North          
                                             "MotoNomad III: Riders of the Andes"                                                      
                                               sponsored by  Giant Loop                                                                       

 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm       Bonfire                                                                    Town Square


SUNDAY:
6:00 am - 1:00 pm          Break Camp, Clean Up & Depart


RALLY T-SHIRTS:  Arrangements have been made to provide you with choices in T-shirt styles, fabrics, and colors as well as a sweatshirt option.  Rally shirts will be available by on-line orders only.  CLICK HERE to go to the webstore to view and order rally shirts.  If you want to pick up your shirt order at the rally, you must place your order before the June 6th deadline.     The webstore will re-open again from June 24 to July 6th.  Orders placed during this second webstore opening will be shipped to your home for an additional shipping charge. 

BREAKFASTS:  Breakfasts will be available for the first 150 hungry riders Friday morning and for 200 hungry riders Saturday morning from 6am until the food runs out. Breakfasts are $9 each morning. All proceeds benefit Calvary Horse Camp for Urban Girls.  https://www.calvaryhorsecamp.org/  
Stumble out of your tents and straight into breakfast!  This is a great way to “kick-start” your days and maximize your riding time.


FRIDAY DINNER:  Brenda Coley of the Snafflebit Dinner House will serve up BBQ chicken breast, loaded baked potatoes, green salad, vegetable, bread & dessert.  (Vegetarian option is Mac & cheese with tomatoes and peas.)

SATURDAY DINNER:  Friends of the Fair will be serving Beef lasagne, green salad, bread and dessert.  (Vegetarian lasagne is an option.)  Proceeds from Saturday dinner will be used to help remodel Keerins Hall.

There are restaurants within a few blocks of the fairgrounds.   
 
Separate reservations and fees apply for the use of adjoining RV park.  Contact:

Grant County Fairgrounds RV Park

411 NW Bridge St,
John Day, OR 97845
541-575-1900

If you are seeking other accommodations, here are five hotels or motels in walking distance to the fairgrounds:
 

Best Western John Day Inn

315 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845

541-575-1700

 

Americas Best Value Inn

390 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845

541-575-1462

 

Budget 8 Motel

711 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845

541-575-2155


Dreamers Lodge Motel
144 N Canyon Blvd, John Day, OR 97845
541-575-0516


John Day Motel
250 E Main St, John Day, OR 97845
541-575-9000