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The GS Rallye 2023 has been announced.
This event is one of the best run events in NZ for adventure bikes, open to al makes and models and happening 27-19 october 2023 the event will be based out of Lakes Ranch, Rotorua.
There will be different courses for both the Sealed and the Gravel ride options. Additionally, for those running full knobbly tyres, there will be a challenge section of around 40km. As the Challenge section will be demanding, the knobbly tyre requirement is non-negotiable; we will send out a list of acceptable tyres on receipt of entry.
As always, the GS Rallye open to all brands of machine, not only BMW machines, and the routes are rideable in any weather. It is not an ‘extreme’ adventure ride, but it is an adventure. We supply old school route sheets, which we believe offer a more interactive experience than following a GPS line. You are quite welcome to create your own GPS route from our route sheets. The main reason for this is the large range of GPS units available makes it hard to provide one file to suit all. Some riders have said they had good results photographing the route sheets and then used their phone to view the sheets as they rode.
The entry fee is $200 for non-BMW machines, $160 for BMWs and $150 for BMW MCNZ members, pillions are $140. The entry form, includes a link to the BMW MCNZ membership application – they offer a wide range of social rides, discounts and benefits, and you don’t need to own a BMW to join, just have an interest.
And before you say "Oh Hell no, I'm not paying to ride on publically assessable gravel roads" remember, there is food included, and you're paying for the organisers' time to set the route, as well as the backup vehicle. Events like this don't happen for free, and there is a lot of work behind the scenes to make sure it's safe and enjoyable for everyone.
The entry fee includes two dinners, two breakfasts, a choice of routes, back up vehicles, old school route sheets, event t-shirt and sticker kit, and a great weekend of riding and socialising with like-minded people and some great spot-prizes up for grabs.
Accommodation is available on-site at Lakes ranch, please use the accommodation link in the entry form and pay Lakes Ranch directly for your accommodation. Alternatively, Rotorua has a wide range of accommodation options to suit every budget.
We’re pleased to announce that Mitas tyres will once again be offering a 15% discount on its tyre range for entrants. Details will be sent upon receiving your entry.
We will be there, come say hi and have a blast!