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.
SET YOUR INNER CHILD FREE this Saturday, April 19th from 1 pm till whenever ! Calling all Pinball Wizards to come out and play on the largest vintage collection of arcade games around! Toss ski-balls, shoot, steer, slots, air hocky and flip those flippers all afternoon for only $10. Pinball Dan Hosek might even "lift the hood" and show us their mechanical and electrical innard secrets and what it takes to restore these classics to their former working glory. There's even one from the 1933 Word's Fair. He's also a motorcycle and old van collector - a man of many hobbies.
The Pigeons have been hard at work updating our Members Map as soon as we had a couple of blizzard-free days. Did you find your buddies or yourself yet? Log in and check it out under the "Members Only" menu tab.
Homing pigeons outfitted with cameras for capturing aerial imagery.
Julius Neubronner, 1909 Germany
1908 aerial imagery of Schlosshotel Kronberg captured by homing pigeons (note the wing tips at the outer edges).
NEW MILEAGE LOG KEEPER
by Walt Halaja
Please be advised that Tim Pears handed over the reins of our Mileage
Log/Contest to me. As of today we only have 14 members signed
up counting two late comers. I would like to see more members
enter this log/contest! So here is the deal, since I ride all year & only
have less than 200 miles logged so far "because of the brutal winter
we had," I'm thinking most of you may have less than that, or didn't
start riding this year as of this date, which as I'm writing this, is
March 13th! So, if you know your miles approximately, turn them
into me, I'm willing to except new entries until the Start of the BMWMOA
mileage start date which should be around April 12th. I'm
thinking, that if you do that, you can join in the MOA one too! It
would really be nice if our club would/could have a good showing
for our state this year!! So c'mon, jump into the annual Mileage Log right now before
you forget! Can't be any easier. Just send an email to me
and type your bike[s] model[s], year[s], and odometer
mileage reading[s] and hit "Send." It doesn't matter how many bikes
or even if they're not BMWs!