Cass, WV Rally, May 26 - 29 Mountaineer BMW Riders
Come join the Mountaineer BMW Riders at the 2017 BMW Cass Rally from Friday May 26th through Monday May 29th. Your Rally fee includes 3 nights tent camping, Friday Hot Dogs and chips, Saturday night catered meal, door prizes for adults, free flowing coffee and snacks throughout the Rally. Additional nights and RV hookups available. Boyer Motel and Campground, Route 1 Box 51-B, Arbovale, West Virginia 24915. More details Contact info and map here.
Area attractions: Cass Scenic Railroad (steam train ride), Green Bank Radio Observatory (tours), Spruce Knob (highest point in the Mountain State), Seneca Rocks (rock climbing and spelunking) - all linked by the excellent motorcycle roads whether it be on the pavement or dirt. Because of the radio observatory, the entire valley is radio emission free (meaning no cell phone signals). Boyer Motel Lat: 38�29'26.6" N / Lon: 79�48'5.0" W Hermitage Motel Lat: 38�32'23.1" N / Lon: 79�46'29.4" W
BMWROK Rally – May 25-28, 2017
Some of our folks are heading down to this one over Memorial Day Weekend . . . This small rally is limited to the first 100 people who pre-register, and it's half filled now. No walk-ins at the gate.
The BMW Riders of Knoxville will host you at T.W.O. Creeks Camp area in Del Rio, East Tennessee/Western North Carolina/West Virginia areas. It's located off the scenic French Broad River, between Johnson City, Asheville, NC and Knoxville, TN. One hour from the famous Deal's Gap (aka 'Tail of the Dragon') and the Cherohala Skyway. Gotta' see the synchronized firefly show by Mother Nature.
Click here for details and registration forms.
Click HERE to read a "Fan" report written by our own Mr. Don Poremski.
Click HERE to see more about Two Creeks Campground.
June 3 & 4 Ohio Valley BSA Club's 36th Spring Classic
Location: Cable Creek Campground, 2770 Country Road 56, Toronto, OH 43964
Website: Event Details Family friendly - all brands welcome - no ATV's
Observed trials, reliability run, dual-sport ride, swap meet, and guided themed street rides, on-site food vendors. Admission $5/day without camping or $8/day with camping. Kids free.
Raffle Bike: A beautifully-restored, ready to ride 1957 B33. Tickets: $5 each or three for $10.
Lake Erie Loop Ride June 9 - 11 for Children's Charity
Who can ride all the way around Lake Erie, 650+ miles, non stop, on a motorcycle less than 250 CC's in the shortest amount of time? Every year, in June, the "LakeErieLoop" (LEL) is held to raise money for ACBC burned children's charity. Includes a non-timed “Tourist Class” for any size of bikes.
Details: Lake Erie Loop.org website Location: Clare Mar Lakes campground, Wellington, OH
Pro Rider 4 Winds Group Course Sun. June 25th
Only a few spots left in Pittsburgh Police motor officer B.J. McMullan’s 4 Winds group Pro Rider class. Contact our club coordinator Ken Kucel to sign up. Course location is in Oakdale, PA.
“A motorcycle training class so unique that you can't afford to miss it, your life may depend on it! ProRider aims to provide a challenging, fun and safe learning environment that will allow participants to enhance their riding experience by developing rock solid confidence on the road and gaining ultimate control of their ride. Classes cover slow speed maneuvers, confined space turns, crash avoidance, and various braking challenges.”
January 2017 Rider Magazine article "Learn to Confidently Manage Your Bike at Low Speeds With Ride Like a Pro"
March 1 - June 20 "Superstakes" MOA Foundation Fundraiser
2017 BMW MOA Superstakes is bigger than ever. The popular raffle that supports the BMW MOA Foundation will include a minimum of eleven new BMW motorcycles. And, the grand prize will be the winner’s choice of any motorcycle in the BMW lineup!
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. Based on previous Superstakes contests, the Foundation will likely be drawing for twenty new BMW motorcycles in July - over $400,000 in prizes for BMW MOA members.
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.