16 Bikes in Drawing! Tix sales ends June 30th for MOA "Superstakes"
Friday is the last day to buy a raffle ticket and support this great organization. They're up to 16 bikes being given away! Check out the MOA Foundation Facebook page.
2017 BMW MOA Superstakes is bigger than ever. The popular raffle that supports the BMW MOA Foundation now inclues 16 new BMW motorcycles. And, the grand prize will be the winner’s choice of any motorcycle in the BMW lineup!
Did you know? Pittsburgh area folks were instrumental in starting the "BMW MOA Foundation" which is dedicated to improving rider safety, education, training and supporting motorcycling and its rich heritage. The Foundation is sweetening the pot this year with an incredible offer of adding another new BMW motorcycle to the prize pool for every 1,000 tickets sold. That’s right. Eleven motorcycles are guaranteed to be given away, but the prize list can grow daily with every 1,000 tickets sold. Drawing in July for almost $400,000 worth of prizes.
June President's Corner & Minutes
We had a very good turnout of 24 current, former and new club members at Moraine State Park. It was a wonderful, sunny day for a nice ride. For me, my route included SR-528 from Evans City, which is one of the best roads around. It’s shaded, twisty, with few cars and good pavement. The club-sponsored cook-out featured hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixins. Thanks to Marge for all her work buying and delivering the food to the Windy Knob Loop. Joyce and Donna helping organize the lunch. Thanks to Jack Bramkamp for being our hamburger chef. Continued here ...
More photos here . . .
July 6 - 8 BMW RA National Rally, Petoskey, MI
The national BMW Riders Association rally is on the shores of Lake Michigan for 3 days of camping at Emmet County Fairgrounds, vendor shopping, seminars and door prizes. Cool nights, great riding, plenty of other lodging in the area and many great roads to explore. You’ll be less than an hour away from the Great Mackinac Bridge. Watch their web page for more information and pre-registration discount.
We've got people going -- post in this thread in our Forum.
July 7 - 9 Pitt Race track Hosts PVGP Historic Cars
Fantastic part of Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix week's events. All Event Details Here
Pittsburgh International Race Complex is the ideal venue for racing the big thunderous Mustangs, Corvettes and Jaguars – cars that need a big track to test the mettle of these ground pounders. You will also see exciting open wheel racing with Formula Fords and Formula Juniors. The best of Europe is represented by BMW, Porsche, Jaguar, Lotus and Alfa Romeo.
This purpose-built track, 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, provides the perfect venue for the legends of the 60s and early 70s to thunder nearly unbridled through the Pennsylvania countryside… but with plenty of room and safety features to contain the bedlam.
Pittsburgh International Race Complex expanded the track, adding a 1.2 mile South Track that stretches the entire facility out to 2.8 miles!
July 7 - 9 Mid-Ohio AMA Vintage Days
Always a fun time at AMA Vintage Days in Lexington, OH at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Racetrack complex. Huge swap meet, vintage races, current model demo rides from a variety of manufacturers.
7721 Steam Corners Road, Lexington, OH 44904
July 15 - 16 Pgh. Vintage Grand Prix Charity Motorbike Show at Schenley Park
Motorbikes of all historic, vintage and antique brands are welcome to join in and strut their stuff. Bring on the Italians, Americans, Brits, Asians, Germans, and more!
In keeping with the spirit of the PVGP, all Classic, Vintage, Antique and Historic Racing motorbikes are invited to participate in the PVGP International Show at Schenley Park. Show runs from 9:30 AM until 5:00 PM Saturday and Sunday. All the DETAILS and maps here.
Since 2012 motorbike friends, collectors and enthusiasts have met on the hill above the serpentine of Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park during the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Come celebrate with us again. Take in the auto races and shows, and enjoy a picnic under the cool of the shade trees and the spacious Motorbikes at PVGP tent. It’s our 6th year, and the show continues to grow.
Group Rides 101 from ROK BMW
Finding, Leading or Joining a Group Ride. Especially scroll down to "Group Rider Responsibilities" section. Good stuff from fellow ROK clubbers.
Your ideal group ride situation occurs on an 80 degree day with lots of sunshine, no traffic, wide, smooth roads, a small group of 8 riders or less, with all riders on similar bikes and having the same riding skills. All the riders know the route and the group has a "sweeper" rider at the back of the group with a communications link to the leader of the ride. If this is a reflection of your group rides, you must be living right. The odds of this happening are like winning the lottery.
Even if you've been riding for years, group riding isn't automatically in your wheelhouse, so it’s wise to study up on how best to approach group riding.