Lake Guntersville State Park
June 14–18, 2021
Rally registration opens January 2021
Lodging, chalet, and camping reservations: reserve now
The Southeast Area would like for you to come to the 2021 COG National Ridge Runner Rally in beautiful northeast Alabama. As the team says, “It’s AL here!” Please join Rally Meister Tom Sills, Area Director Ron Simmons, and all of the Southeast Area Staff and Rally team for a week of fun, fellowship, riding, and relaxing. All are welcome.
The Rally Central venue is a beautiful state park resort lodge located high on a ridge overlooking gorgeous Lake Guntersville. Lake Guntersville is an “impound lake” made up of the Tennessee River and covers 66,000 acres. Guntersville, Alabama is a small city, five easy miles away with small and quaint shops, restaurants, brewery, and cafés, and with a supermarket and other necessary retail locations immediately available when entering the town.
Northeast Alabama is the site of many motorcycle, boating, and sports car rallies with a varied riding topography of ridges, twisties, geological wonders, and beautiful vistas. It’s AL here! Check the Schedule for more details.
There’s something for everyone. Within one or two hours of Rally Central are a number of excellent attractions including Barber Motorsports Museum, arguably the finest motorcycle museum in the nation located just outside of Birmingham in Leeds AL; the U.S. Space and Rocket Center maintained by NASA in Huntsville, AL; and the Tennessee Aquarium in beautiful, bustling Chattanooga, TN. And there's more in this area: natural beauty in the various overlooks, waterfalls and covered bridges, history of the War Between the States and the Trail of Tears, Southern hospitality, and Southern Food! More information will be posted on the Attractions page. It's AL here! Watch the Routes page for suggested routes as the rally approaches.
Lake Guntersville State Park itself has a beautiful golf course, an extensive zip line course, hiking trails, and a massive 500+ site campground on the lake. The Lodge overlooks the lake from a high ridge with rooms that have a view of forever. Chalets which dot the ridge are available for multiple visitors, but these fill fast. The campground ranges from primitive tent camping to full pull-through RV sites, all at a low and affordable price. It's AL here! Don’t forget to ask for a senior or military discount if you are eligible.
Check the links on the Lodging and Camping pages for maps, reservations, and more information about where to stay for the rally. The cabins in the campground are already booked for 2021, but the Lodge, chalets, and camping are available for our group.
The hotel room block will be held through April 13, 2021. Book now.
View the Registration page to register and purchase rally merchandise.
Check out the 2021 Rally introduction video produced by Ed Palmer and Mike (Bugnut) Laven. With permission from the Alabama Tourism Department, Ed and Mike included most of the state park promo video in the COG video. The state park is filled with wildlife including deer (watch out!) and even a surprise exotic or two. Bald eagles soar overhead and live around the lake. Championship fishing is all around. It’s AL here!
Come to the Ridge Runner Rally, "It’s AL here!”