Frequently Asked Questions

Why Register? When you register for $50 you get the Wristband, TourBook, Dog Tags, Year Pin, Poster & a FREE t-shirt. The wristband will get you into the KickStart Party Friday Evening and the Hells Canyon BBQ Saturday after the Bike Show.  Yes, we are going to feed you TWICE. Plus all official events in and around Baker City and FREE rides on the shuttle buses. Your registration is ALL we get to promote the rally, so your support is the key to the Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally! Seriously here is how it goes. You get the Year Pin, Dog Tags, Bike Show Entry, TourBook, Poster, Wristband for the Shuttle and the FREE T-shirt and two meals. We take what’s left and buy new motorcycles. That’s why Steve & Eric are riding 2006 FJR’s and not 2015′s. Go figure.

When is the Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally? July 9-13, 2015.  This means that you should plan to arrive in Historic Baker City as early that Thursday as you can and experience the rally until Sunday. Monday is for the ride home and the return to the bonds of daily life!

What do we do when we get there? There is plenty to see and do in and around Baker City. Four comprehensive rides are in the TourBook. These range in length from 160 miles to 353 miles and include the Canyon Course, the Mountain Course, the Valley Course and the Gold & Ghost Course. In the evenings, after riding, lots of stuff will be going on. Just mosey around Main Street in front of the Geiser Grand Hotel. You can visit the Saloon at the Geiser, hit the Main Event across the street, or go two blocks north to Barley Brown’s Brew Pub where they brew Baker City’s finest beers and ales. The Corner Brick is also on Main Street and the beer and spirits always flow freely. Or just stay on Main Street for people and bike watching and the Baker City Elks Drum & Bugle Corp – these guys really rock Main Street and you won’t want to miss this. Don’t forget to hop on one of the Shuttle buses, they will take you to all of the action Friday and Saturday night. Others can ride to Haines and eat at the Haines Steak House or hang out at the Frontier Tavern.

Where do I stay? Anywhere you want. Hotel, Motel or Bed and Breakfast are usually booked early. Search google for lodging in Baker City, Oregon and you’ll find ‘em all. If they have a wait list, get on it! If this doesn’t work camp at the High School. Also check out BaseCampBaker. Additional lodging is available in Sumpter, North Powder and hundreds of rooms are only minutes away in La Grande. Above all DON’T PANIC. In past years, as the rally approached, many Baker City residents opened their homes to bikers. There were many positive comments from homeowners and bikers alike and if you watch our forums you will likely find postings for accommodations.

Are we all riding in one group? No. The Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally is a self-guided tour. This means that if you have any problem – it’s your fault! It is never a good idea to rely on the rider in front of you for your intelligence! Know the route. Stop by the HCMR Booth on Main Street for FREE maps of all the routes. You should ride with riders of roughly the same ability as yourself. We would like you to go out in groups of not more than 12 or so. This will tend to naturally happen anyway as soon as the riders leave town and begin picking different points of interest to stop at. The rally is not a race, so when you see others leaving give them a few minutes before you take off.

What happens if I break down? First of all – before you even think of going on a rally of any type have a comprehensive safety check done on your bike. Many of the shops that are sponsoring rides over to Baker City are giving FREE safety checks. More info available in our forums. Make sure that your tires are good and CHECK THE PRESSURE! Low tire pressure is the number one reason for tire failure. AMA, AAA, Honda Riders Club, Progressive, GEICO, and many other insurers and manufactures provide roadside assistance and towing. Check and see if you have one of these before you go. Most important is to avoid breakdowns with proper maintenance and safety checks. Make sure your bike is ready BEFORE you go. The riders and residents of Northeast Oregon have been very gracious in the past. We have many stories of bikers who broke down and were helped by the riders and locals. High Desert Harley Davidson will be providing service, repairs and tire changes.

What about CAMPING at Baker High School? The Hotels and Motels usually fill up early. Some are taking wait lists but the High School may be the place to be.

Camping Details:

  1. Alcohol is not permitted on school grounds
  2. Cost is $30 for all four nights
  3. The high school has 3 football fields available for camping
  4. Reservations are optional, but if they are full you will be turned away. So Register early
  5. You can park your bike next to your tent
  6. Showers are included, towels are not
  7. Lockers are available for an additional charge
  8. The Shuttle Bus stops at the high school
  9. All of the net proceeds go to benefit sports at the high school.

Vendor Information If your firm wants to be a vendor at the rally July 9-13, 2015 on MAIN street contact:

Kurt at 541-519-2049
Steve at 503-770-0799
Download  2015 Merchandise vendor contract or PAGE 1 2015 BOOTH LAYOUT PAGE 2 2015 BOOTH LAYOUT

What if I don’t have fun at the Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally? GIVE UP. And don’t come back! We only want fun loving, genuine bikers to participate in the greatest rally in North America – the Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally!

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