Sat. November 16 Meeting - Perrytowne Drafthouse
Time: 12:00 noon -- Perrytowne Drafthouse website HERE.
Address: 1002 Perry Hwy (Rt. 19), Pittsburgh, PA 15237 Phone: (412)367-9610
Parking: On-street or one building past the Drafthouse is a little alley named "Malvern" which leads to a small parking lot in rear.
October President's Corner & Meeting Minutes
I want to thank everyone who came to our house on Saturday for the October meeting. It was a cool start, but sunny and nice for riding. We had a good group of motorcycles show up.
Jack Bramkamp was a jacket collector and he brought them to the meeting offering them for free to anyone who wanted to give them a good home. I got a Gerbing heated jacket. Every jacket was taken by club members. Thanks, Jack! He also did the cooking on our grill.
The October meeting is where we vote on candidates for club officers ... Cont'd. Here
Mosites has Purchased BMW Motorcycles of Pgh. Dealership
The BMW Motorcycles of Pittsburgh shop is being sold. The sale should close this week with Mosites Motorsports in North Versailles. Mosites is a large dealer with a variety of manufacturers and all types of motorcycles including: CanAm, Ducati, Honda, KTM, Kawasaki, Motus, Mahindra (ATV), Ski Doo, Sea Doo, Spyder and Triumph.
I visited the Mosites shop and spoke to them about support of our Rally a couple of years ago. It’s a big shop. They have had Ducati for some time. For several years, they have tried to get the BMW franchise for the south in Pittsburgh. Now they will have it for the entire Pittsburgh area.
Mosites is outfitting a new building in North Versailles, at the current Motorsports location. It will be a BMW, Triumph and Ducati shop and will open about March, 2020. In the meantime, BMW parts and service in Pittsburgh is on hold. You may be able to order parts from Mosites in the meantime.
I know this is not all you want to know. However, when the deal is closed, later this week, I will get more information. There will also be a Press Release from Mosites with further details.
During the BMW shop transition, Kissell Motorsports in Tyrone, PA can handle any BMW parts, service or sales. -- John H.
Sept. President's Corner & Mtg. Minutes
As far as I was concerned, the BMW RA National in Woodstock was perfect. Nice weather, cool temps most of the day, no rain, slightly overcast. …And the roads… Wow!
Dunlop was a major sponsor of the RA and had very special prices on the RoadSmart III tires. So, I purchased front and rear tires from Kissel Motorsports who mounted them at the Rally.
The difference was night and day! The twisty roads around Woodstock were . . . Contd.HERE
BMW RA (Rider’s Assoc.) RALLY, WOODSTOCK, VA photos click HERE
TWIN VALLEY RALLY, MEADOWS OF DA, VA photos click HERE:
FOUR WINDS 2019 RALLY photos click HERE:
August President's Corner + 4Winds Rally Photos
The 53rd Annual 4 Winds Rally was a big success. We had 198 guests at the rally. 200 is always our target and this rally qualifies as successful. The Saturday night presentation by Eric Trow of Stayin’ Safe gave an excellent presentation on motorcycle safety. The #1 Myth? There are 2 types of Motorcycle riders: Those who have crashed and those who will crash. That set the tone for the presentation. Eric talked about how to watch out for trouble. . . Continued here . . .
Check out the 4 Winds 2019 photo album here.
MOA Getaways for 2019
MOA Getaways are hotel/resort based events for those who enjoy riding to faraway places but don't camp. Some call these events rallies, but with crowds of less than 100 and a sense of exploration, this isn't the traditional motorcycle rally. MOA honchos do the legwork of getting the dinners set up and negotiate room discounts. All you have to do is show up, ride great roads, visit with old friends and meet new ones! Full List of all 2019 MOA Getaway locations and dates here. Brochure HERE.
Aug 23-24: COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colorado
Sep 6-7: PINE MOUNTAIN, Kentucky
Sep 20-21: JAY PEAK, Vermont
Sep 27-28: CEDAR CITY, Utah
Oct 4-5: TOMAH, Wisconsin
Oct 25-26: KERRVILLE, Texas