2013 British Biker Cooperative Rally Set to Rev the Midwest

33rd British Biker Cooperative Rally and Show Info

The 33rd British Biker Cooperative Rally and Show, which will celebrate the “Year of the Scrambler,” will occur July 19-21 at Eagle Cave Natural Park near Blue River, Wis. The site is about 75 miles west of Madison, WI, just off USH 60 on Eagle Cave Road.

Though the BBC’s theme for 2013 is “Year of the Scrambler,” any brand of motorcycle is welcome. But the emphasis will of course be on those of British pedigree. Think “sixties Triumph desert sled,” and you got the picture.

The setting is perfect, high on a lush ridge in Richland County, surrounded by paved country roads that fan out in all directions; twisty, technical with changes in elevation and scenery so vivid you’ll find the weekend ending too quickly.

The campground is equipped with shower and toilet facilities, tours of Eagle Cave, a small restaurant (offering the Road-kill Café on Friday night) and store, and is set up to provide 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.

There are group rides, including a poker run and the “Burner Run” led by four-time top fuel motorcycle drag racing world champion, T.C. Christianson (all as weather and scheduling allow), motorcycle games, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, T-shirts and other great BBC Rally memorabilia, live music Friday and Saturday nights, and of course the bike show that features everything from running antiques to modern-day machines in ten classes plus “Best in Show.”

I’ve been attending the event for a number of years. The BBC does an amazing job, making it a well-organized  event with such a great atmosphere it’s something the whole family can enjoy.

There are no day passes, so plan ahead to spend the entire weekend at the rally and riding the countryside. Substantial discounts apply with BBC membership, so if you love the Limeys like the BBC members do, maybe now’s the time to join.

Here is 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, visit britishbiker.net.

See you there, and “Long live the Limey!”


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