April 28 Open House at BMW & Ducati Motorcycles of Pittsburgh (Date Changed)
Open House Saturday April 28th - 10 am - 3 pm at BMW Motorcycles of Pitsburgh.
Open House with new product introductions, food and drink! Customer incentives up to $3000 on new motorcycles! Apparel and accessories up to 20% off. 2017/2018 Demo Rides
Address: 10269 Perry Hwy. Wexford, PA 15090 Phone: (724) 934-4269 MAP Here See Yinz all there!
April 27 - 29, BMW Riders Assoc. Ohio Regional Spring Kick-Off Campout
Kokosing Valley Camp and Canoe on the river in Howard, Ohio 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, just to name a few. Restaurants can be found close by in Millwood, Danville and Mt.Vernon. Details at the BMW RA website.
This is an all volunteer rally and we just ask for donations to help us with expenses. Excellent riding roads are found in every direction from the campgrounds. Also, nearby is the Kokosing Gap Trail for hikers. Come on out and see why everyone loves this nice location or just to break in your new camping gear. Start your riding season with your fellow RA members.
May 4 - 6 Hocking Hills, OH - Great Hopewell Road Rally
The Southeast Ohio Beemers is hosting the historically-themed Hopewell Road Rally on May 4-6, 2018. The location is at the Happy Hills Campground, on State Route 278, 7 miles south of Nelsonville, Ohio. The campground is a beautiful park-like setting with a pond, store, electric and wifi. Nearby is Lake Hope state park which has a lake, cabins and dinning lodge specializing in their own smoked meats. The rally offers some of the best riding roads east of the Mississippi River with plenty of dual sport riding on forest roads and trails in nearby Zaleski State Forest and Wayne National Forest.
MOA Annual Mileage Contest Starts April 1
Two choices of time periods this year. Summer or Annual. It's fun to see your name listed at the end of the year in the magazine and see how many people enter from each state. Don't worry -- there will always be someone with lower miles than you. Details and entry forms in the MOA ON monthly magazine or online HERE. (scroll down) Witness signatures for verification required.
May 20 British & European Motorcycle Day in Maryland
WHAT: 17th Annual British and European Motorcycle Day ADMISSION: $10
WHEN: Sunday May 20, 2018 from 10 am - 4 pm
WHERE: Point Farm, Clarksburg, MD (right off Rt. 270 near Clarksburg)
DETAILS & DIRECTIONS: Classic Motorcycle Day website
Judged concours show for 1983 and older bikes. Swap meet, tech talks, door prizes, vendors. This year's Marque is Norton Commando, on the 50th anniversary of the debut of the legendary twin in 1968.
July 19 - 21 BMW RA National Rally, Wellsboro, PA Grand Canyon
The national BMW Riders Association rally is in our backyard playground this year!
Join us July 19, 20 & 21st, 2018 at the Tioga County Fairgrounds in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania for 3 days of camping, vendor shopping, seminars and door prizes. Cool nights, great riding, plenty of other lodging in the area and many great roads to explore. You’ll be less than 30 minutes away from the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania.
Tioga County Fairground GPS Coordinates N41 4. 9.8 W77 12. 19.122
Lots of us will be going -- post in this thread in our Forum.
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.