July might seem a long way off, but it’ll be here before you know it. Let’s face it, we all burn through summer ride time faster than cash at a casino, so it's vital to plan ahead.
If British bikes, the great outdoors, and backroads riding are to your taste, then there’s a one rally bike show and ride event you should get on your calendar for July 17-19 now: The 35th British Biker Cooperative Eagle Cave Rally and Ride-in Show.
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Truth be told, you don’t even have to ride a British bike to enjoy the BBC Rally. The BBC members are a welcoming bunch and the bike show includes a non-British bike division.
The weekend includes live music Friday and Saturday night, group rides—including the “Burner Run” led by four-time top fuel motorcycle drag racing world champion, T.C. Christianson (as scheduling and weather allows)—camping, motorcycle games, a poker run, and the bike show with ten classes including best in show, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, T-shirts and BBC Rally memorabilia.
The rally is held at one of Wisconsin’s natural wonders, the Eagle Cave Natural Park, which is about a mile off state highway 60 near Blue River, WI.
Set high on a wooded ridge in Richland County—at the center of twisty, technical paved country roads that fan out in all directions with changes in elevation and scenery—there’s riding to suit all interests. The campground has well-kept shower and toilet facilities, tours of Eagle Cave, a small restaurant (offering the Road-kill Café on Friday night), and store. The set-up provides designated quiet camping areas for those who want to bring the family and get a little sleep between the days, and there are campsites in an area that is, well, a designated not-so-quiet area.
Plan ahead to spend the entire weekend there since there are no day passes—that means even if you arrive late Saturday afternoon, you pay the full weekend-length pass price to get in. Substantial discounts apply with BBC membership, so if you love the Limeys maybe now is a good time to join the fun. Here's the admission fee schedule:
Kids under 13 - Free / Kids 14-17 - $35
Weekend Pre-Registration (by July 1) - NON-Member - $50 / Member - $40 /
BBC Member Guest - $40 (limit one per member)
At the Gate Member - $55, and NON-Member - $55
For more information, see: http://www.britishbiker.net/