May 24, 2015
2015 Entry Fee: $60 Single Rider,
The Bonzai Road Rally is a 12 hour event which is best described to those who have never tried a road rally as an oversized treasure hunt. The goal of the Rally Master it to encourage participants to ride some of the best motorcycle roads in the upper Midwest, by providing a set of of unique and interesting bonus locations (places) which they must find. At the end of the rally day, riders return to rally HQ with stories and memories. If you like motorcycle riding and would like to try a motorcycle road rally, the Bonzai would be a excellent rally to start with. Many of riders return year after year to this event.
The GLMC Bonzai Road Rally has always had great Rally Masters. The GLMC community is excited to have Nels and Mary Gebben, as Rally Masters again this year. Nels will be taking care of planning the route sheets and riding. Dave Weber is the Bonzai Rally Host for 2015 and will be taking care of all the other details like hotels, meals, sign ins, and helping with scoring.
The starting and ending location of this year's rally will be the Hudson House in Hudson, WI. A block of rooms will be held for 2 nights May 23rd and 24th (2 nights are not required) until early May. When you make your reservation tell the staff reservation for the Bonzai Rally. Let Dave know if they run out of rooms. Cost of rooms is $69.99 plus tax, $75.94 with tax. Most rooms are two queen beds with a parking lot view and nice access on the ground floor. They will also rope off an area in the parking lot for the bikes.
Registration and Start: Registration will be available Saturday evening if you can find Dave Weber at the Hudson House (use your rally skills), otherwise you can register Sunday morning between 5:30am and 6:00am in the St. Croix Room of the Hudson House. Coffee and snacks will be available Sunday morning. Rally Master Nels will hand out final bonus information at 6:00am on Sunday morning. The rally will start at 7:00am and end at 7:00pm at the Hudson House. You will need to have your bike's odometer logged before starting the rally. There will be a limit of 50 participants (bikes).
Finishers Banquet and Party: Sun. May 24, 2015, St. Croix Room, Hudson House Hotel, Hudson, WI. Serving Time: 8:15pm. Menu - Loin of Pork w/Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce, Mixed Green Salad with choice of Ranch or French Dressing, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy Vegetable Rolls, Butter and Beverage. A cash bar will open and 6 PM in the banquet room, stay open while dinner is being served and close by 12:45am. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the banquet rooms from outside sources.
Gathering at the bar at the Hudson House around 5pm on Sat. May 23 (this is optional and can depend on weather). There will be an area roped off in the parking lot Saturday evening for motorcycle parking
Please check back here and at the GLMC Garage as details develop. The event entry forms, rally rules, and FAQ links will be located on the left.
Or send check and entry form payable to GLMC:
If paying with PayPal please send copy of your entry form to Dave Weber. You can send it US Postal or email a scan or photo.
Questions? Contact Rally Host Dave Weber
Questions can be posted and answered at the:
2014 Bonzai Rally Results (PDF)
2013 Bonzai Rally Results (PDF)
2012 Bonzai Rally Results (PDF)
2011 Bonzai Rally Results (PDF)
2010 Bonzai Rally Results (PDF)
2009 Bonzai Rally Results (PDF)
2008 Bonzai Rally Results (PDF)
2007 Bonzai Rally Results (PDF)
2006 Bonzai Rally Results (PDF)
2005 Bonzai Rally Results (PDF)
2004 Bonzai Rally Results (PDF)
2003 Bonzai Rally Results (HTML)