Ribfest 2014 – October 16th - 19th

Return to beautiful Centerville Tennessee in the heart of Hickman County for the "best ribs you can ride to".

Lee Waggoner and the BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville invite you to some of the best riding in the country. Available roads include off-road trails for all skill levels, from first-time off-road riders to more experienced riders. If you don't care for dirt and gravel, there are paved roads that rival the best of East Tennessee.

Our site includes plenty of shady spaces for camping, with nearby motels, and all the ribs and chicken that you can eat.

More details to come!!



Registration

150 Maximum Tent Campers
Pre-registration - $40 (Ends Oct. 10th Midnight)
Regular (Oct. 11 - 15) and On-site registration - $45

Registration Includes: 3 nights camping (beginning Thursday if you like); Music; and the famous "Saturday Night All-You-Can-Eat Chicken and Ribs" meal.

Online registration ended on October 15th, 2013 11:59 PM

If you can't make it to Ribfest please consider making a monetary donation by clicking on the Donate button in the upper right-hand portion of this page.

Day Passes

  • Kids under 6 – free
  • Kids 6 - 13 – $10
  • Adults $25

Day passes include dinner. – Pre-registration is strongly advised if you plan to Eat Ribs!

Off-Road Riding School

Blue Ridge Adventure Training, owned and operated by Blair Young, will be providing off-road training at the Ribfest. This is a great opportunity to learn how to handle your motorcycle off-road from a real pro. The class can be described as "Learning the dynamics of weight, balance, traction and momentum and how to apply it to big bikes." It will cover the following elements:

  • parking off-road (including two techniques for using the centerstand)
  • setting up your bike for offroad use
  • how to pick up your bike
  • proper riding position
  • proper turning at slow speeds
  • slow riding techniques
  • trials stops (for control practice)
  • slow offset weaves
  • ruts
  • humps
  • ascending and descending hills
  • emergency offroad braking

The class is open to new or experienced riders.

All tuition raised will be given to Lee Waggoner to help with medical expenses.

Any donation accepted. Minimum donation: $149

Preregister by sending $149 to support@blueridgeadventuretraining.com via Paypal.

Preregistration is recommended and appreciated. However, day-of registration will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Day-of registration will be available up to 8:45. Class begins at 9:15.

For questions, please email Blair at support@blueridgeadventuretraining.com or call after 5PM Eastern time at: 704-461-1191

BMWMCON Member Benefit: If you are an active, participating member of the club, you can use your $75 motorcycle training credit for this school.

Silent Auction and Donations

The club has pledged that all proceeds from this year's Ribfest will go towards Lee's medical expense fund. Many other folks have also sent in their donations using the Donate Button in the right-hand portion of this page. In addition to these donations, many vendors have sent in some really cool items to be auctioned off. If you plan on attending the Ribfest, you're going to want to bring plenty of cash! Here is the list of items, their value and who donated it:

Bloodworth Motorcycles - $250 Gift Certificate - all in-store items as well as service department
Giant Loop - Harold Olaf Cecil - giantloopmoto.com
Bushwackers Hand Guards - $49
Prong Horn Straps 20" Orange (set of 2) - $17
T-shirt "Ride While You Can" - Large - $20
Roy Hedman - solicited from Grand Rapids BMW - Goretex Rain Jacket, size M, MSRP $169.00
Wicked Hemp - Matt Mahmet - wickedhemp.com
Hiking shoes - 1 pair Men's & 1 Pair Women
Men's - 2 styles to choose from - Alton 2.0 $84 or Wicked Trail - $82
Women's - 3 styles to choose from - Wicked Trail $82, Neva $69 or Alin'e $69
Richard Seaton - "One less Harley" license plate frames - about 20 - $10 ea
Olivia Shrader - Man Cave Survival Box - Case of Blue Moon Beer (variety) - Cigars - and other
GSMmotoRent - Dan Dickie - GSMmotoRent.com - LtDan@GSMmotoRent.com
2 Night stay in The Cabin of Lost Soles on the Little River - $160
Kermit Chair - Tom Sherrill - $139 - kermitchair.com
Set of ROC straps Large - $24
Set of ROC straps Small - $12.50
Adventure Kartell - Lance Carnes - AdventureKartell.com
Mexico guided trip - $1,000 -
County Trax - Off Road Training in Mexico
Battery Tender
Novus Polish / Cleaner
ROK Straps

Other items from Twisted Throttle, and Cool Springs Powersports

We'll update this list as we have more information

Music

This year we have lined up entertainment for both Friday and Saturday nights. On Friday night we will have Chuck Jones. He is an amazing guitar player and singer/songwriter. He played for us at this year's Burkesville Rally and he is coming to the Ribfest. You won't want to miss him. Check him out on his official website and definitely on YouTube: http://goo.gl/8N8854

On Saturday night we will have Bob Lambert and musical guests Terry Bailis and Dale McKurry. Bob is a singer/songwriter and you may know his song "Wrong One Right" which he perfomed at the Grand Old Opry in November of 2012. Bob is a carpenter by trade, but spends every chances he gets plaing at many of the venues on Broadway including Tooties.

Ribfest information and schedule of events.

Thursday

Show up Thursday any-time to get your favorite camp-site.
Registration at the Cook Tent
(Possible GS school, depends on attendance)
There are a few good places to eat and nearby grocery stores Breece's, Homestead, Ruby's
Beer at the Exxon or Shell station.

On-site Food:
Dinner: Don Stover's Peccadillo and Plantains, Cuban Dish (Minimal Fee)
Put in Breakfast order with Don for Friday

Friday

Show up Friday any-time to get your next favorite camp-site
Registration at the Cook Tent 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
GS School - Blue Ridge Adventure Training - Blair Young
Coffee (free) and soft drinks ($1) available on site all day
Hot Dogs provided for those who don't want Don's tacos

On-Site Food:
Breakfast: Don Stover's Pancakes (Minimal Fee, pre-order Thursday)
Dinner: Don Stover's Fish Tacos (Minimal Fee)
Put in breakfast order with Don for Saturday

Saturday

  • Guided Rides
    • Dual-Sport
      • Easy
        Leisurely ride, gravel roads, easy creek crossings
      • Experienced
        Fast paced, gravel/dirt roads, deep creek crossings
        Check out this video: Link To Video
    • Road
      Good, twisty roads, with picturesque views, fun ride

GSGiants LogoGS-Giants Woods Trials
(Sign-up at the Ribfest, donations welcome for GS-Giants Club, prizes)

Check out the video at the following link:
Link To Video




ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT RIBS & Chicken - All afternoon and night!

Eat Ribs! Drink, Music, Kermit Chair and Adventure Table drawing and other goodies.
All night camp-fire

On-site Food:
Breakfast: Don Stover's Pancakes and Sausage (Minimal Fee, pre-order Friday)
Put in breakfast order with Don for Sunday

Sunday

Coffee
Hang out as long as you like, ride the dirt roads.
Break camp, see you next year.

On-site Food:
Breakfast: Don Stover's Huevos Rancheros (Minimal Fee, Pre-order Saturday)

Directions to the Ribfest and contact information

The Rally site is a privately owned farm approximately 50 miles southwest of Nashville.

  • From the intersection of TN 100 and TN North 48 (there is an Exxon on the corner), ride North 0.3 miles then turn right onto Bells Branch Road.
  • Ride 1.8 miles then take the left fork onto Bells Branch Trail. This is now a smooth gravel road.
  • Ride 0.3 miles to driveway on the left. There is a green gate. There will be signs.

Cell service is spotty. There's a new tower in Nunnelly. You can receive text messages.

GPS coordinates: N 35 51.776, W 87 25.965 Click here for a map

Contacts for questions:

Club President – president@bmwmcon.org