Alpenbutt Rally 2017

Robert

IBR Finisher
Premier Member
#1
So you think you have seen it all. Done your long distance rides, the SS1000, SS2000, BBG1500, BBG3000 and all of this. Participated in all these great LD rallies in Europe such as the Brit Butt Rally, the German Butt Rally, the Scandinavian Rally....or the multi-day rallies, the European Tour Rally or even the American LD rallies, the Iron Butt Rally, the Butt Lite.....Well done. But there is something that you haven’t seen yet.



The best roads of Europe in an area that is unique in the world. The Alps. The highest mountain roads. The greatest views. The deepest valleys. Marvelous bends all over the place. The best riding place in the world. Now imagine to visit this area under rallying conditions. Getting sent to all these great places by a rallymaster. But not for one day, nor two, nor three....more than five days you’ll be enjoying the highlights of the Alps.

But be warned. This is not for the faint-hearted. This rally will ask all of you. Your planning skills, your riding skills, and above all, your endurance. This is not a relaxing cruise on highways. You’ll be riding rarely in a straight line. From dawn to dusk. And more.



The Alpenbutt Rally is designed by IBA Germany to appeal to novice rally riders and those with multi-day rally experience. You can ride as many or as few miles as you wish. You may be happy to simply finish the event and gain Finisher status.

Or you may wish to test your abilities and aim for a high place finish. It’s up to you. No matter what your game plan is, you will have the opportunity to tour the Alps like you’ve never toured Europe before.



Riders assemble on a Saturday afternoon, register, and are then issued with part of the rally information in a short rider briefing. An evening meal is followed by a final rider meeting where important instructions and explanations are given by the rally team. After that, the riders will be busy in their hotel rooms planning their route for the next days...

All riders all set off early the following Sunday morning on their individual routes. At the checkpoint, riders will be scored after the first leg. They have dinner and a good night’s rest.

The next morning, there will be a short briefing session and the hand-out of the rally book for the second leg of the rally. Riders will plan the route for the second part and leave the checkpoint whenever they are ready.


At the end of the sixth day, riders arrive back at the finish and are scored again. There is enough time to get a shower in the hotel room before everybody meets at the banquet ceremony: after a tasty dinner, the ranking is announced and trophies are handed out. And there is enough time to share your countless anecdotes with your fellow participants at the bar...

Rally facts:

  • Rally time: July 30 – August 4, 2017
  • Start and finish: south of Munich, Germany
  • Multi-day rally: 6 days
  • One secret checkpoint in the Alps
  • Rally area: anywhere in the Alps and beyond
  • More than 300 bonus point locations
  • Maximum 50 riders admitted.
  • Rally fees (payable by PayPal):

Single rider:

  • 480 € (registration before December 31st, 2016),
  • 530 € (registration after January 1st, 2017)

Extra pillion:

  • 220 € (registration before December 31st, 2016),
  • 270 € (registration after January 31st, 2017)

The rally fee includes a room in the secret checkpoint hotel including breakfast, two dinners, the ceremony banquet, the rally T-shirt, rally book and the rally flag.

More information, including registration and the rally rules, you can find on the dedicated website www.alpenbutt.com

Robert
Rallymaster Alpenbutt Rally
 

Robert

IBR Finisher
Premier Member
#5
Good news for riders from overseas! If you are interested in the Alpenbutt Rally but you don’t know how to bring and insure your own bike, we have a perfect solution for you! We have found a company that would offer you rental bikes with unlimited mileage and insurance. For more information, send me a message.
 

Kim Leeson

Selfie Stick King
Premier Member
IBA Member
#8
I think there will be a GS/GSA in the garage before the AlpenButt Rally next year...the VFR is not built for those trails, and they look to fantastic to miss.
 

Hampe

Not Right Rider
Staff member
Premier Member
IBA Member
#9
I don't think GS:s will work.

Here, at 1:02 you can clearly se a sign saying "20 tonnes" as maximum weight.




Okay, an unladen GS, possibly...



Hampe
 
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Kim Leeson

Selfie Stick King
Premier Member
IBA Member
#10
Wow, your right, didn't notice that 20 ton sign, my mistake...guess I'll carry the C90 on the back of the GS to tackle those bonuses
 

Robert

IBR Finisher
Premier Member
#13
The first newsletter was sent to all registered participants. Should you not have received it, please contact the rally master.


 
#14
I read the newsletter. started giggling. ( ever seen a 52yo old giggle like a school girl), uncontrollably....
somehow i dont think cruise control will be necessary. might fit a 1/4 turn throttle though. on- off, left- right- repeat..
 

Robert

IBR Finisher
Premier Member
#15
Giggling.....That's a very good reaction! I'm afraid that this sentiment will be muted from 2017/07/29, 5 p.m. until 2017/08/05 9 p.m.....:D:D:D

I agree with your assessment....cruise control will not be needed...:p
 

Texasrider13

IBA Member
IBR Finisher
#17
Howdy Again,

Yes, this Texan has signed on for another tour of Europe. My hope is that the medical issue I had during the Eurotour will not repeat itself and I can enjoy the Alps once again. From the sound of things these bonuses might be a little higher and more difficult to reach. I'll be renting a bike again, I'm wondering if I should get something other than RT1200. Any suggestions? Maybe something a little lighter?

Looking forward to seeing the folks I met last summer and making new friends too.

See you in late July!

Danny C Dossman
 

Robert

IBR Finisher
Premier Member
#18
Welcome back, Danny! Good to see you on board. Yes, your assumption is right, you might go to the more places this time.

A RT1200 should be fine. Of course some people will prefer something smaller and lighter.
I will introduce a system in the rally book that tells you how "difficult" it will be to get to a particular bonus point location. You can always choose if you want to cruise on the broad, winding roads or if you can expect a lot of single track hairpins...
Same is true for the information if you have to ride on gravel and for how long. It's all your choice.

So it's all up to you. I would guess a RT1200 should be great fun for 90 - 95 % of these roads.
 

Robert

IBR Finisher
Premier Member
#19
The rally registration is an overwhelming success – more than the planned 50 starting positions have been booked already. In order to offer more riders the possibility to enjoy the rally, we have managed to extend the number of participants to 75!
 

Robert

IBR Finisher
Premier Member
#20
The second newsletter was sent to all registered participants. Should you not have received it, please contact the rally master.