BMW MOA Rally in Redmond, Oregon

On July 10th, I met with fellow BMW riders Marliam Lee, David Fontenot, and Andy Rispone in Port Allen to begin a trip to the BMWMOA International Rally in Redmond, OR. On our route to the rally site we visited the north rim of the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and rode part of the "Loneliest Road in America (US 50 across Nevada).

We arrived at the rally site in Redmond on Wednesday afternoon. Part of Thursday was spent checking out the vendors around the rally site. That afternoon, I rode one of the short day trips over McKenzie Pass as outlined in the rally book.

On Friday I rode to Weed, CA which is near Mt. Shasta. On the return I visited Crater Lake (OR).

Saturday was spend at the rally site. Andy left Saturday to join friends to do some off road riding.

On Sunday, I rode to Mount St. Helens in Washington. I visited the Johnson Visitor Center on the western side of Mount St. Helens.

After spending Sunday night in Washington, Monday I rode up to the eastern side of Mount St. Helens to Spirit Lake.

After leaving Spirit Lake I started my return route home. Just outside of Baker City , OR the odometer on my bike turn to 200,000 miles. Later on the return, I stopped by Promontory Summit, UT where the meeting of the trains from the east and west completed the first transcontinental railroad. I also completed my first 1,000+ mile day, riding from Raton, NM to home for a daily total of 1,099 miles.