Ribfest 2015 – October 15th - 18th 2015

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!!


Pre-Registration is if you register online prior to September 30th at 11:59 PM. The price for the rally for pre-registration is $45.

Regular Registration is if you register online after September 30th at 11:59 PM. The price for the rally for regular registration is $55. At the door pricing is also $55.

On-line registration ends October 14th at 12:01 PM.

200 Maximum Tent Campers.

Registration Includes: 3 nights camping; Music; and the famous "Saturday Night All-You-Can-Eat Chicken and Ribs" meal.

Pre-registration will be available on August 2nd, 2015 01:00 AM

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 School Details

GSGiants LogoAdventure Riders International will be providing off-road training at the Ribfest. This is a great opportunity to learn how to handle your motorcycle off-road from real pros. The Intermediate School will cover:

  • Motorcycle Dynamics & how it relates to Adventure Riding
  • Adjusting the motorcycle to the Rider
  • Warm-up on Motorcycle drill
  • Slow Riding by mastering clutch, brake & throttle control
  • Proper body position for obstacles
  • Proper riding techniques for riding in Mud
  • Proper riding techniques for riding in Sand
  • How to properly execute Water Crossings
  • Emergency stopping on a Hill
  • Steep Hill Descents
  • Avoiding/Anticipating/Maneuvering Trail Obstacles

The class is open to new or experienced riders.

Off-Road School Details

The Intermediate School will last the full day.

We train, like we ride, in any weather, so please be sure to bring clothing & equipment that is conducive to riding in the forecasted weather for that day.

Mandatory gear required:

  • Your Motorcycle
  • Sturdy Riding Boots
  • Gloves
  • Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Elbow Pads
  • Knee Pad

Water and snacks will be provided.


This year we have lined up entertainment for both Friday and Saturday nights. Chuck Jones 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

Ribfest information and schedule of events.


Show up Thursday any-time to get your favorite camp-site.
Registration at the Cook Tent
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


Show up Friday any-time to get your next favorite camp-site
Registration at the Cook Tent 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
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


  • 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


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:

Ribfest Chair – ribfest@bmwmcon.org