Galena Campout

Please join the BMW Motorrad Club of Northern Illinois August 25-27 in the historic town of Galena Illinois, for our 21st Annual Campout! 

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The first 140 guests will receive a pin, kickstand puck, and ceramic mug!


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The Perfect Venue


Set amongst the beautiful rolling hills of Northern Illinois, just minutes from the mighty Mississippi River is the family friendly Palace Campgrounds.

The Palace Campgrounds offers everything you need for a great campout:

The Lighter Side

Break away from the traditional rally and enjoy what a true motorcycle campout is all about! Meet new friends while catching up with old ones, ride the incredible winding roads through the Amish back country of the surrounding area, enjoy tons of home cooked food under the big tent and movies in the evening. We will have both on and off road scheduled rides, and demo rides on the latest and greatest from BMW Motorcycles of Countryside. "Share the knowledge" type impromptu seminars and discussions are always welcome.

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Friday night is our famous chili with all the fix’ins, and Saturday we crank up the BBQ for grilled pork sandwiches, grilled chicken, brats, and plenty of delicious sides! A steady stream of coffee and lemonade is on tap, and in the mornings there are pastries galore.

Door Prizes

Thanks to our sponsors for their generous donations! We are thrilled to have an awesome assortment of door prizes, and the list keeps growing! Get 1 ticket for each registration, 2 tickets for early registration, or buy more to increase your chances. And while your reading this, be sure to click on these links and visit these terrific contributing companies.

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In addition to our traditional road ride, this year we will also be offering a GS Ride!!

The Surrounding Area

You will find ample to do in Galena as it is home to some of the finest antiques stores, wineries, restaurants, bars with live music, ghost tours, museums, and historic tours in Northern Illinois and SW Wisconsin.

Come Ride With Us!

 We will feature guided rides catering to all levels of skill on Friday and Saturday, with GPS routes available for download on our website. Also available are off road GS routes for all those mud slingers out there!



Discounted campground rates for attendees, Palace Campground (815-777-2466) 11357 US Highway 20 West, Galena, IL, 61036. We hope to see you there!

Please visit the camp office to pay for your camping area if you are staying at the campground. 

Auf Wiedersehen !

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