Sat. April 17th Monthly Club Meeting at South Park
Spring has sprung! Ignore those snow squalls - it's their last hurrah. C'mon out of hibernation and isolation and get yourself some socialization! South Park Clubhouse has a very spacious, open dining room.
Where: South Park Clubhouse, 2200 Brownsville Rd., South Park, PA 15129
When: High Noon
April 23 - 25, BMW Riders Assoc. Ohio Regional Spring Kick-Off Campout
Kokosing Valley Camp and Canoe on the river at 25860 Coshocton Road, Howard Ohio 43028 is the place to be for the national BMW RA club's spring kick off campout. This is our season opener held on the last weekend in April located 1/2 mile west of Millwood, OH (on the south side of US 36 just west of US 62). Camping is $7.50 per person per night tenting or bike pop-ups. We are looking forward to another great year at this location with its comfortable facilities: flush toilets, hot showers, a laundry, volleyball, basketball, baseball, horseshoe pits, and an on site camp store. Restaurants are close by in Millwood, Danville and Mt.Vernon. Details at the BMW RA website. GPS Coordinates: N40 24.133 W82 17.086
Excellent riding roads are found in every direction. Also, nearby is the Kokosing Gap Trail for hikers.
Sun. May 23rd - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride Fundraiser
See Tom's forum post -- https://www.gentlemansride.com Register online HERE to see Pittsburgh event information. If you haven't done it yet, try it out, it's a hoot. Put on a fancy suit, if you have an older style bike, a new old style bike, or heck any BMW should be acceptable.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride unites classic and vintage style motorcycle riders all over the world to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health.
2021 MOA Getaway Registration is Open!
The BMW MOA Getaway 15 event schedule includes old favorites such as Fontana and Coeur d'Alene to new locations at Dillard, Georgia and Sun Peaks, British Columbia! Click on MOA Getaways 2021 to check out all the details or call 864-438-0962 (from 8:30 – 5pm). The $99 event fee for each Getaway includes dinner with a cash bar both Friday and Saturday nights along with routes for Saturday rides to local points of interest. Add in door prizes and Grand Prizes such as a Cardo Packtalk Bold Duo and a set of Continental tires and we think it makes it an easy decision to attend a Getaway! We would love to see you take part in the community and camaraderie that is the MOA in 2021.
Gene Pollock's 100,000 Miles MOA Magazine Article
Check out a new addition to our "In The Press" page! If you hear of any published articles about or penned by our members, please let us know!
Gene Pollock is a long-time BMW rider and 4 Winds member recently recognized for achieving 100,000 miles on his distinctively painted 1978 R100/7, which he bought new and this is his story.
MOA Owners News, November 2020, Page 78: "Congratulations High Mileage Riders - "My interest in BMW motorcycles began when my father brought home a 1969 R69US in about 1971. Oh, what a beautiful machine . . . "
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International Motorcycle Shows moving Outdoors!
The Progressive International Motorcycle Show indoor convention center series, as we’ve known it for nearly 40 years, is ending. In 2021 the shows are moving outdoors to larger open-air venues as the culmination of a five-year restructuring effort to take the show to the next level.
IMS Outdoors will take more of a “festival” approach that welcomes new riders, the moto-curious, and non-riders.. This will include everything from stunt shows to live entertainment from local artisans, bands and locally crafted food and drinks. Rather than a wild west atmosphere like Sturgis, IMS Outdoors promises to be family-friendly with full COVID-19 protective measures in place.
The new larger venues will feature more dirt and street demo rides to test the latest motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, skateboards, SxS, electric mobility products (eBikes, eMotorcycles), and overland RV products for adventurer lifestyles.
Interesting Forbes article The Motorcycle Industry Was At A Crossroads, Then COIVD-19 Changed Up The Map