45th Annual Original Mini-Rally Recap
May 5 - 7, 2017

WHO:         BMW Riders and their Guests

WHAT:       BMW Club of Battle Creek's
                   45th Annual Original Mini-Rally
WHERE:     Green Valley Campgrounds, Sturgis, MI

WHEN:       May 5 - 7, 2017

WHY:         Promoting fellowship and good conduct for
                   motorcycling since 1971.


CONGRATULATIONS to Rally Award Winners:

Ronda Rice - Long Distance Female Long-distance Female         
Ronda R.

Livonia, MI
138 miles.
Bernie Bjornsen - Long Distance Male Long-distance Male             

Bernie B.
St. Paul, MN 
558 miles.
Dale Monson - 75 years, 11 months Oldest BMW Rider               
 Dale M.
 Big Rapids, MI
 75 years, 11 months young
1967 R w/ Sidecar - Oldest BMW Ridden to Rally Oldest BMW Motorcycle Ridden to Rally

Dale M.
Big Rapids, MI
1967 R with Sidecar
West Michigan BMW Riders - Largest BMW Club in Attendance Largest BMW Chartered Club in Attendance

The 9-member per club tie betweeen the West Michigan BMW Club and the Rolling Broccoli Riders was broken by a spirited best-of-three game of Rock-Paper-Scissors with the West Michigan BMW Club emerging victorious in the end.


 Field Events
Once again this year, the Field Events were enjoyed by competitors and spectators alike.  Field Event Organizer, Marcie, cooked up a new round of surprises, challenging riders to demonstrate control over their motorcycles early in the riding season.

The Slow Race
was executed with precision and finesse - with bragging rights the unspoken prize. 

One of the reality-style highlights was the Road Kill Challenge, where rider and passenger attempt to clean up road kill blocking their path to curvy roads and rolling hills.

Field Events - Road Kill


In the end, winners and participants all received prizes and the audience was well entertained.


T-Shirt Reminder!

If you didn't pick up a Rally T-Shirt, we still have a few available for purchase. 
Just send an e-mail inquiry to info@bcbmw.com to check available sizes.
Still just $15.  Get yours before they're gone!

Or you can send a check for $15 per shirt and a self-addressed stamped envelope big enough for the shirt to the address below and tell us your size. 

BMW Battle Creek Club
P.O. Box 427
Battle Creek, MI 49016-9000

If we don't have your size, we'll just send your check back.


Thank You Rally Volunteers!

A big THANK YOU to all of our rally volunteers who worked to make this a fun event for all! 

Thank You Rally Sponsors!

The generosity of our valued Rally Sponsors makes it possible to offer door prizes to our rally guests.  Throughout the 45-year history of the Original Mini-Rally, we have been fortunate to receive support from many businesses, organizatons and individuals who help make each rally a success.  Many have faithfully provided door prizes every year for many years! 

Please show your appreciation to the businesses, clubs and organizations listed on our
Prize Donor Web Page
by visiting their web sites,
patronizing their businesses,
taking part in their events,
and taking a moment to thank them in person whenever you see them,
for supporting local rallies like ours.


Quick Links

Original Mini-Rally Information

Club Email

E-mail Webmaster

The BMW Motorcycle Club of Battle Creek is chartered by the BMWMOA #14 & BMWRA #349.

You can contact us at: info@bcbmwclub.com

or mail us at:

BMW Battle Creek Club
P.O. Box 427
Battle Creek, MI 49016-9000