Feb. Banquet Photos, Minutes & Prez' Corner
The February President's Corner and Minutes, including the Bylaws Update vote are HERE. As always, published under the Newsletters menu tab. Check your smiling selves out, or see what you missed, in the Banqet Photo gallery here.
April 26 - 28, 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.
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. Also, nearby is the Kokosing Gap Trail for hikers.
April 26 - 28 BMW MOA Fontana Dam Getaway in NC
Fontana Village Lodge, 300 Woods Rd, Fontana, North Carolina 28733 Phone: (828) 498-2211
BMW Getaway Contact: (864) 438-0962 Details HERE
MOA Getaways are hotel/resort based events for those who enjoy riding our Beemers to faraway places but don't camp. Some call these events rallies, but with crowds of less than 100 and a sense of exploration, this isn't the traditional motorcycle rally. The locations vary, but the concepts are the same - great roads, great food and great bikes.
May 3 - 5 Hocking Hills, OH - Great Hopewell Road Rally
The Southeast Ohio Beemers host the historically-themed Hopewell Road Rally at Happy Hills Campground, 22245 State Route 278, SW, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764, located 7 miles south of Nelsonville. 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.
Sun. April 28 Murrysville 23rd Annual Bike Blessing
Location: Murrysville Alliance Church, 4130 Old William Penn Hwy, Murrysville, PA 15668
11:00 am All bikers invited to attend the Service indoors.
12:30 PM Raising of the flag, national anthem, honoring military and emergency personel, prayer for safety. FREE coffee and donuts. Free year bar and ride pins. This yearly event has been bringing thousands of bikers together for a blessing by Pastor Dan.
Arrive very early, lot fills fast !
Sun. May 19 Classic Motorcycle Day, Mount Airy, MD
Classic Motorcycle Day is one of the largest events of its kind, with a field full of all types of Classic British, European & Japanese motorcycles; swap meet vendor area; Tech Talks; and much more. We are located in the rolling countryside of Maryland, close to Washington, DC, Frederick and Baltimore. The all-volunteer staff has planned and produced this event for 30 years. See Info Flyer
What started out as British Motorcycle Day in the early 1980s and changed to British & European Classic Motorcycle Day in 2000 will transform into just plain Classic Motorcycle Day for 2019. Still featuring Classic motorcycles that are 1983 or older, we are expanding to include Japanese motorcycles in addition to British & European marques.
Our new location, the Fireman’s Carnival Grounds just off I-70 in Mount Airy, Maryland, offers a better facility that is convenient to Washington DC, Baltimore, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia. Website HERE
Self Driving R 1200 GS at CES Show
Check this out: Here
While autonomous car makers may seemingly be set on "fundamentally changing transportation as we know it" - or rather - ruining everything for driving enthusiasts everywhere, is BMW Motorrad about to blow up motorcycling as we know it?
Well, not exactly, but the German motorcycle maker is showing off a self-driving R 1200 GS at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas — and it's crazy.