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

Join us Friday night for a welcoming group Campfire, Barbeque and Vegetarian Chili! 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 live entertainment and 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.

BREAKING NEWS!!! DownEast Rally goers will have an opportunity for a Saturday ride to visit what is one of the finest BMW Airhead collections most of us will ever see!! Never seen a 1923 R32? What better time than during the 100th Anniversary of the BMW Motorcycle.

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
  • Live entertainment Saturday night
  • Awesome riding, friendship, comradery

* Saturday Night Dinner is optional for ALL Rally Registrations. *
$15 single Lobster, $30 double Lobster or $5 Vegetarian Lasagna supper
Available for purchase during advance registration. 

If you need to add an "extra meal" after registration (for a spouse or friend who might be coming just to join us for the Saturday evening meal), please let Cedric Harkins (Rally Master) know by sending a quick note via the link at the bottom of this page.  Thanks!

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


    • 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. Two (2) bunkhouses will be set aside for females only. Showers are in a separate building nearby.


    • You can rent half a bunkhouse for you and your friends. We will assign you 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.
    • Maloney Lodge has small private rooms off a central hallway. Shared bathrooms and shower are inside. There is central lounge area. Some rooms have 2 single beds and others 1 double bed. Rooms will not be assigned. First come, first served. Bedding is not included.

Maloney Hall

The Rally officially starts and on-site Registration opens at 9:00 am Friday May 19!

***We are excited and looking forward to gathering for the 2023 DownEast Rally at our new venue, Agassiz Village, on Friday May 19.  PLEASE NOTE, however, that we will not be able to accommodate early arrivals.  Thank you.***

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

Map of Agassiz Village

Downeast Rally Supporters/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!


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
  • United Sidecar Association: https://sidecar.com/

Agassiz Village
Poland, Maine


Contact Cedric Harkins, Rally Chair