45th Annual Iowa BMW Motorcycle Rally
September 21 - September 25
Mark your calendars for the 2022 Iowa Pure Stodge Rally.
We received great feedback from last years fall rally dates and location. 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 once again.
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.
More Rally information is coming soon!
The following items are from last year’s rally and are under consideration by the rally committee
Camping on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night (RVs only $10 / 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
Clean spacious showers
Swap Meet – bring items to sell or trade
Live music Friday night:
Saturday night movie:
Custom T-shirts for purchase
Register online (Coming Soon) and pay by credit card. There’s no reason not to pre-register!
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.
North East Iowa Attractions
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.
PSTA Gay’s Mill Ride
River Bluffs Scenic Byway
The Great River Road
The Iowa Rally Gets Published
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.