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
February Banquet Postponed, Dues & Other Notes
1. Dues are due. Membership renewal is $20 for the year, $10 for associate members. You may use Paypal or you may pay by check. For Paypal, please click the Membership tab on the club's website to enter your card information. (You do not need a Paypal account to make a payment this way.) For checks, please print this form and mail your check to Ed Tatters.
2. The Board has cancelled plans for the February banquet as well as the general membership meeting for March due to continuing Covid-19 concerns. In lieu of the February banquet, the Board is hopeful a similar catered event might be scheduled outdoors later this Spring, maybe April, May or June. Suggestions are invited as to possible locations, so please contact a Board member with ideas of an out-of-doors venue which may accommodate 50 to 60 persons.
3. The decision for April's monthly meeting will be made later in March or early April.
4. The Board will continue to have its monthly meetings. It's a small group, so if you have ideas about the path forward for the club, please let a Board member know. It may help us through these difficult times. Among the matters to be considered will be a return to the traditions of small group rides for members and prospects who may be interested in learning more about our club.
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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October Meeting Photos and Report
Meeting highlights from October 17th at Bob & Kelly Monheim’s Farm - Vandergrift PA
23 members / 11 bikes
New board elected
Facebook group now active
A chance to give back
Need Covid-compliant suggestions for November
Cameras were out in full force - ostriches and all! Check out the PHOTOS here.
Full report and officer election results continued HERE.
Four Winds 2020 Rally Photos