August 4-6, 2017



The 22nd Annual Damn Yankees Rally and MotoGymkhana will be held August 4-6. The Rally site is an old fashioned town fairgrounds at the top of a mountain. A large grassy field, sheds, barns and buildings, a kitchen, hot showers, and a pavillion. You can set your tent up in the covered sheep or goat barn, or out in the field! Saturday night the Heath Fire Department will serve a chicken BBQ which is included with the rally fee. The YB Kitchen will be open with hot food , soft drinks and snacks for sale all weekend. Pancake Breakfast Saturday morning and "Church Lady Pie" in the evening while it lasts.

The roads around the fairground are twisty and scenic. Attendees can choose to head north thru Vermont, visit the Berkshires, shop in Northhampton, Brattleboro or Amherst. Numerous farm stands, maple barns, sugar shacks and other local farmers markets abound. Lots of people plan a ride around the coffee pot, which starts steaming early in the morning and runs all day. If you want to volunteer in the kitchen, work at the registration desk, lead a ride, or help clean up you'll get the opportunity to make new friends.

For those new to BMW Rallies this is a good one. It is central to many good roads in all directions, and you can set your tent up and relax around the campfire. Dana Lewis leads an impromptu jam session Friday night, Paul Provost and his band perform Saturday night in the pavillion. Please watch this page as the rally continues to evolve right up until it happens. Bring your friends, your dog, your two wheeled toys and lets ride!

The YB Store will feature the latest fashions, early arrival Thursday night is ok, $5 to camp Thursday the 3rd


We will be running a Moto Gymkhana course on the field at 2pm. Each rally attendee gets one lap, additionallaps are two bucks. Moto Gymkhana is a rider skills challenge combined with obstacles and challenges.
First Prize is $100. Second Prize is $25. All entrants will be scored and the winner published in the Boxer Shorts.
This event is open to all bikes. Motorcycles over and under 500 pounds will be assigned a handicap at the judges discretion.
If the field is wet we will try to reschedule or rework the course, but may have to cancel if it is not safe.
Any bike can play, the course is setup with big touring rigs, pure sportbikes, and any other bike has a real chance at doing the course well.
You don't need an ADV bike to play,and its wicked fun game.

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Register now!
What's your pleasure?

If you have any questions feel free to contact the rally chairs:
Ken Springhetti at president@yankeebeemers.org
Bill Cusack (bcusack@comcast.net)
Rich "Catfish" Roy
Jim Sanders (treasurer@yankeebeemers.org

The YB's are a very active club and before the rally many folks are still cooking up ideas, planning rides, rides and activities.
The most up to date info is available on our forum at www.YankeeBeemers.org
You can post questions, arrange rides, and let us know you are coming at the Yankee Beemers Internet Forum
Additionally, there is an active Facebook group
You never know who or what might happen at the Damn Yankees.. One year we had donuts delivered by helicopter....


Event Location:
Heath Fairgrounds
9 Hosmer Road
Heath, Massachusetts 01346


Schedule
Thursday Evening Camping for early arrivals
Friday
8am Rally Starts
12pm YB Grill is available for folks to cook on
5pm YB Grill available, YB Kitchen opens mid afternoon (TBD)
4pm casual Jam sessions / open mic
Church Lady Pie for sale while it lasts!
8pm Campfire
Saturday
6am Coffee
8am Dana's Ride, returning by at 4.
9am Pickup rides / impromptu group rides
2pm MotoGymKhana official start. $2 laps all afternoon.
4pm 50-50 Raffle tickets available
4pm casual Jam sessions / open mic
6pm Firemans BBQ Dinner
Church Lady Pie for sale while it lasts!
7pm Live Music with Paul Provost and The Living Bra's
8pm Awards Ceremony, raffle door prizes, 50-50
Live music all night.
Sunday
6am Coffee
8am breakfast
8:30 am MotoGymKhana rain date $2 laps all morning.
9am help cleanup
The MotoGymKhana will be held on the lawn. Each rallygoer gets an entry
If it rains we will do our best to reschedule.
The course consists of 2 sections. One is a lap around the field, the second is a proper course.
You will be timed for both.
You will be judged on time thru the course, with a penalty for touching the ground with your feet or going out of bounds.
Subsequent entries are $2, with all money awarded as prize purse.
The course will not require any unsafe riding.
Please wear appropriate safety gear.
Winner will have the best time thru the course, with the least penalty.
In the event of a tie there will be a runoff
First second and third place will be awarded trophies.