Welcome to the Four Winds BMW Riders club, founded in the early 1960's by a small group of BMW enthusiasts in western Pennsylvania. The first annual Four Winds Rally was held in 1967 giving us the distinction of hosting the longest consecutively running BMW rally in the country, predating the existence of any national BMW clubs.
We are located in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and enjoy excellent riding roads here and in nearby Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland. Browse around the site to learn more about us or scan some of the back issues of our monthly newsletter. What you'll find is that our club consists of riders just like you. And, like you, we appreciate an occasional helping hand, bit of advice or equipment tips and reports on great roads discovered.
With a little help from BMW and an Army Captain – Chris Fogt was part of the USA-2 sled that crashed and finished last in Vancouver. Since that disappointment, he had counted the days until Sochi. Even in the year he spent on duty in Iraq as an Army captain, his mind thought of his other mission: to win an Olympic medal.
Steven Holcomb, the 2010 four-man champion from Park City, Utah, piloted USA-1 to bronze, ceding his Olympic title but winning his third career medal -- tying the most by any U.S. bobsledder -- and giving his nation seven sliding medals at the Sochi Games, tops among all countries.
Got Cabin Fever? Need a Tech Shack session idea? Mess of old tools laying around?
Meet your inspiration -- John Piccoli from Australia. Despite major setbacks in life, he has overcome adversity with his creativity and amazing accomplishments!
After a year of riding and dining several members have participated in our club contests to add a little fun and challenge to our riding. Walter Halaja came out on top for both contests. Below Walt visits a diner.
Walter Halaja 80 diners
Don and Kim Chembars 65 diners
John And Marge Humphery 19 diners
Walt Halaja 8,235
Ed Tatters 6,765 Jack Bramkamp 4,273
Scott Bassin 6,655 Jay Singh 3,694
Sean Barrett 6,393 Ralph Meyer 2,269
John Allen 6,053 John Barr 1,585
Tim Pears 5,087 Joann Barr 1,206
Dave McLaughlin 4,305 Linda Rodman 1,050