Sat. March 21 Red Arrow Tech Day, Ligonier, PA
If you are overjoyed with the notion of spring and enthusiastic about getting your airhead out and prepped, please join us for our first Tech Day in the Laurel Highlands region of Western PA, hosted by John and Julia Ritter at their home in Ligonier.
Come hang out with fellow airheads, turn a wrench and eat a donut! Don’t own an Airhead BMW? Come anyway. All are welcome! Contacts and details on our Forum page here.
When: 9:00 am Sat. March 21 (Rain date Sun. March 22)
Where: 412 Red Arrow Road, Ligonier, PA 15658. -- GPS will get you there!
RSVP: We are planning to have lunch for everyone so please let me know if you plan to come by March 14th.
January President's Corner & Minutes
18 members braved the snow and cold weather to attend the January meeting at Bella Luna in Monroeville. It was good to see everyone after the Holidays. No one rode to the meeting, and I don’t blame them!
Since we don’t have a new Social Director yet, Vince Giannetti has volunteered to handle the Annual Banquet. The Banquet will be held at The Chadwick in Wexford. . . . . Cont'd. HERE on our Newsletters page.
March 6 & 7 Martin Moto Modern Classics Show, Reading PA
Join Mark Loesch and friends at The Modern Classics Bike Show celebrating its 10th year in 2020! The regionally acclaimed indoor motorcycle show features 100 iconic and rare motorcycles from the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and early 90s.
Last year nearly 1400 enthusiasts enjoyed the festivities which are as much a social event as a bike show. You can meet the presenters, learn the history of each bike or just spend time with the machines that made you a motorcyclist.
Studio shots of bikes from previous years in their Flicker album.
Where: Martin Moto website 567 RT100 North Boyertown, PA 19512 Phone: 610.369.3120 (Reading PA area)
April 24 - 26, 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 and Facebook page.
Excellent riding roads are found in every direction. Also, nearby is the Kokosing Gap Trail for hikers.
May 1 - 3 Hocking Hills, OH - Great Hopewell Road Rally
The Southeast Ohio Beemers host the historically-themed Hopewell Road Rally at Hocking Hills Jellystone 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.
Two nights camping, Fri. and Sat. night meals, guided historical tours of the earthworks mounds, self-guided tours, movies, prizes and coffee. Rally limited to 150 guests. Details HERE.
Mosites has Purchased BMW Motorcycles of Pgh. Dealership
The BMW Motorcycles of Pittsburgh shop is being sold. The sale should close this week with Mosites Motorsports in North Versailles. Mosites is a large dealer with a variety of manufacturers and all types of motorcycles including: CanAm, Ducati, Honda, KTM, Kawasaki, Motus, Mahindra (ATV), Ski Doo, Sea Doo, Spyder and Triumph.
I visited the Mosites shop and spoke to them about support of our Rally a couple of years ago. It’s a big shop. They have had Ducati for some time. For several years, they have tried to get the BMW franchise for the south in Pittsburgh. Now they will have it for the entire Pittsburgh area.
Mosites is outfitting a new building in North Versailles, at the current Motorsports location. It will be a BMW, Triumph and Ducati shop and will open about March, 2020. In the meantime, BMW parts and service in Pittsburgh is on hold. You may be able to order parts from Mosites in the meantime.
I know this is not all you want to know. However, when the deal is closed, later this week, I will get more information. There will also be a Press Release from Mosites with further details.
During the BMW shop transition, Kissell Motorsports in Tyrone, PA can handle any BMW parts, service or sales. -- John H.