General Information: The Blue Ridge High Pass Boogie is a single day fundraiser open to ALL motorcycle brands and riders. Proceeds of the event (minus basic expenses) are donated to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the private fundraising partner for the Blue Ridge Parkway. The 2016 donation will be matched 1:1 with Federal dollars through the Centennial Project and will be used at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park area. Past proceeds have improved Graveyard Fields and the Mt. Pisgah Amphitheater.
New for 2016: Is a Silent Auction during the Friday night pre-event mixer at Eurosport Asheville. Participants may preview maps of the routes during the mixer, but no GPS Downloads are available until Saturday morning. Interested in donating a silent auction or door prize item? Please email
Endurance: Approximately 350 mile, 8-10 hour challenging ride crossing (but infrequently using) major thoroughfares. Features elevation changes and opportunities for twisties.
Sport Tour: Approximately 200 mile, 6-8 hour ride on mostly two lane highways and back roads, heavy on the twisties and sweepers.
Dual Sport: Approximately 200 mile, 6-8 hour ride using mostly gravel forest service roads and some dirt and damp surface at higher elevations. Paved roads may be used briefly, and to and from the route area.
How much and what's included? $85/person (It's a fundraiser!) gets you dinner at the mixer and after the event, breakfast before you ride, your route and a custom designed T-shirt proving where you money went!
Are there rain dates or refunds? Heck no! It's a fundraiser! Those dual sport and endurance riders never quit, and sport tour riders are having too much fun!
Is there a cutoff date? We can't guarantee your T-shirt will be available if you don't send us your size and money before Friday April 29th.
Is there a registration cut off number? We're out to make the biggest donation we can give - BUT – our end of event venue only holds 140. So help us keep the servers busy!!
Can I bring a friend who isn't on a BMW? Of Course! Just remember, if they don't register before Friday April 29th, we won't have a T-shirt in their size!
What if my friend doesn't ride? It's a fundraiser! They'll just give a bigger donation, and we're very grateful!
Will I be able to get last minute stuff or repairs at Eurosport Asheville? You betcha! The gang will all be there to help you with whatever needs to happen to get you on the road and smiling!
Where do I need to be and when? Registered participants will get a follow up email with times, locations and lodging information, so be sure to include your email when you register.
Do I have to sign a release? Each and every rider and passenger must sign a release relieving the Asheville BMW Riders and Eurosport Asheville of any and all liability resulting from any accident, loss, or damage in connection with this event.
All motorcyclists are invited to this single day rally offering endurance, sport tour and dual sport routes showcasing world class terrain and raising funds for the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the private fundraising partner for the national park. The 2016 Blue Ridge High Pass Boogie adds a Silent Auction during the pre-event mixer at Eurosport Asheville Friday May 13th. Registration through Pay Pal, opens March 1st at abmwr.org.
The 2014 inaugural Blue Ridge High Pass Boogie raised over $5200. The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation used the proceeds to enlarge the parking area and add restroom facilities at the majestic Graveyard Fields hiking area (milepost 419). Asheville BMW Riders was recognized on the donors' honorary plaque installed at the wayside.
The 2015 Blue Ridge High Pass Boogie raised $6,500 dollars which was matched 1:1 with Federal grant dollars. The $13,000 was earmarked for rehabilitation of the Blue Ridge Parkway's Mt. Pisgah's Amphitheater (milepost 408). Carolyn Ward, CEO of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation said "We couldn't be more grateful for their (ABMWR) contributions and commitment to the Parkway, as well as their friendship."
In 2016 funds raised by the Blue Ridge High Pass Boogie will again be matched 1:1 with Federal dollars and applied at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (milepost 294),the single most visited stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway (225,000 visitors per year). The 3,500 acre former estate offers the Parkway Craft Center, 25 miles of hiking trails and other amenities.
To see pictures and track event progress, join the High Pass Boogie Group on Facebook. (Interested corporate donors please email