Riders of Southern Maine


The 2024 DownEast Rally is scheduled for May 17-19, 2024, and will again be held at Agassiz Village in Poland, Maine.   With two miles of shorefront on beautiful Thompson Lake in the Western Maine foothills, Agassiz Village offers expansive areas for camping along with a combination of bunkhouse and individual room rentals for those who may prefer not to camp. The large log dining hall easily accommodates 225 people.

May 17-19, 2024


Registration and Dining Hall

Join us Friday night for a welcoming group Campfire, Barbeque and Vegetarian Chili, followed by live entertainment! With easy access to all types of riding you can spend Saturday enjoying the diversity of Maine’s lakes and mountains either by road or adventure route including nearby BDR access; maybe even plan a relaxing coastal ride. With Maine’s spectacular scenery, you can’t go wrong! Top it all off on Saturday night with our signature Down East Feast with Lobster, Chowder, and all the trimmings.  Vegetarian Lasagna will also be served for those who prefer not to have Lobster and Chowder.

Inside Dining Hall


Rally Fees

Adults: $85 before May 1 | $95 after May 1, space permitting

Included with Rally Registration:

  • Friday night pulled pork, vegetarian chili and sides included
  • Welcoming campfire
  • Saturday and Sunday morning breakfasts included
  • Door prizes and 50/50 Raffle
  • Live entertainment Friday night
  • Awesome riding, friendship, comradery

* Saturday Night Dinner is optional for ALL Rally Registrations. *
Single Lobster ($15), Double Lobster ($30) or Vegetarian Lasagna ($5) supper options
Available for purchase during registration. 

Cancellation Policy:  Registration cancellation before May 1 is fully refundable.  Registration fees are non-refundable after May 1. 


MAP OF AGASSIZ VILLAGE (Click to enlarge map)

    • Expansive areas available for camping at no additional cost.  Limited RV space available, NO HOOKUPS.  Please note:  If you are planning on coming to the Rally with an RV, please let Cedric Harkins (Rally Master) know by sending a quick note via the link at the bottom of this page.  Thanks!

Bunkhouses are all the same configuration.  A central door with rooms on ether side, 4 bunk beds in each room. 2 bathrooms with cold water sinks in the center. We will only be renting the lower bunks. All beds will be first come, first served. Located in the lower campus (Voyagers). 2 bunkhouses will be set aside for females only (Rangers). Showers are in a separate building nearby.


Voyagers Bunkhouse


Bunkhouse Bathroom

Bunkhouse Inside








    • You can rent half a bunkhouse for you and your friends. You can choose a  specific half bunkhouse in the upper campus (Pioneers). If someone wants to use the upper bunks you could fit more than 4 people in a room. If you do this, make sure that you tell your friends not to pay for a bunk when registering for the Rally.

      Pioneers Bunkhouses

      Map of Pioneers Bunkhouses











    • Maloney Lodge has small private rooms off a central hallway. Shared bathrooms and shower are inside. There is central lounge area. All rooms have 2 single beds. Rooms will not be assigned. First come, First selection. Bedding is not included.

      Maloney Lodge

      Maloney Lodge Lounge

      Maloney Lodge Room







The Rally officially starts and on-site Registration opens at 9:00 am Friday May 17!

Looking for  places to camp in Maine before or after the rally?  Look no farther!   Maine Camping Guide: Maine Campgrounds Owners Association (campmaine.com)

DownEast Rally Supporters and Donors

Recognizing our supporters:  The following businesses have made donations to help assure the success of this years DownEast Rally.  Please say "thank you" by doing business with them whenever possible!


  • Michelin (providing 15% Off Coupon for Tires to all Registered Rallygoers)
  • Road Runner Magazine (providing a Free One-Year Subscription to all Registered Rallygoers)
  • Street Cycles

Supporters providing Raffle Prizes:

  • Michelin (providing "Grand Prize" of a Set of Michelin Tires)
  • Adaptive Technologies (providing a Certificate for a GloRider Jacket)
  • Zenbivy (providing a Sleep System)
  • Touratech (providing a Touratech Dry Bag)
  • Alaska Leather (providing 2 Sheepskin Seat Pads and a Set of Sheepskin Shoe Liners)
  • Kermit Chair (providing a Kermit Chair)
  • Mosko Moto (providing $200 Gift Certificate)
  • BMW Motorcycle Owners of Vermont (providing free Registration to 2024 MOV Rally)
  • Road Dog Publications (providing 8 motorcycle books)
  • RSM Club Member Ken Baker (providing a BestRest Products Expedition Tire Inflator)
  • Richard Ward (providing two Jack Riepe Books)


These organizations have provided contributions to and support for the success of the Rally.

  • BMW Motorcycle Owners of America:  bmwmoa.org
  • BMW Riders Association:  bmwra.org


Contact Cedric Harkins, Rally Chair