Sat. March 25th BMW N.A.'s National Spring Open House
BMW North America's annual Spring riding season kick off National Open House day is this Saturday and is being celebrated at dealerships across the country.
Did you know European Motorcycles of Pittsburgh has a Facebook page?
European will also be hosting their usual open house a little later in the Spring. A large new order of BMW apparel is on it's way . . .
Free BMW Advantec Oil for MOA Members - Buy 3, Get 1
Just one of the many benefits of BMW Motorcycle Owners of America club membership.
The offer is valid now through March 31, 2017.
MOA members may present their valid membership card at any participating BMW Motorrad dealer for a free liter of Advantec Ultimate or Pro when buying at least three liters and one BMW oil filter over the parts counter or with a 600 mile break-in service, scheduled maintenance service or between scheduled service appointments.
Members are limited to one free liter of Advantec per individual visit, per repair order or per parts invoice. Thanks to Ron K. for this reminder and our buddy Glenn at European dealership for mentioning it.
March President's Corner & Atria's Mtg. Minutes
This is the “quiet time” before the good riding weather begins. The weather is still cold and gray. Hopes and expectations are on the rise as we officially start the Spring season. Time to look over the bike and do the last minute maintenance, oil change or other touch-ups before the riding season begins.
Marge’s Treasurer report had the financial details for the annual banquet. As before, the club subsidized a part of the banquet cost for the members. It’s our way of “giving back” to the members who pay their dues and those who worked on the rally. Each member also gets a new reflective 4 Winds sticker. The new owner of European Motorcycles, Mike Kuenning joined us at the banquet . . . article Continued here . . .
Guest Presentation was Bruce Conaway's recent ride with Edelweiss Tours in CUBA Check out some picts from the March meeting here
Pro Rider 4 Winds Group Course Sun. June 25th
Only a few spots left in Pittsburgh Police motor officer B.J. McMullan’s 4 Winds group Pro Rider class. Contact our coordinator K. Kucel to sign up. Course location is in Oakdale, PA.
“A motorcycle training class so unique that you can't afford to miss it, your life may depend on it! ProRider aims to provide a challenging, fun and safe learning environment that will allow participants to enhance their riding experience by developing rock solid confidence on the road and gaining ultimate control of their ride. Classes cover slow speed maneuvers, confined space turns, crash avoidance, and various braking challenges.”
January 2017 Rider Magazine article "Learn to Confidently Manage Your Bike at Low Speeds With Ride Like a Pro"
Congratulations Carl Reese on another Guiness World Record!
On Saturday February 25th, our friend Carl Reese jumped on his BMW K1600GT, and rode 2119 miles in 24 hours to break another endurance Guiness World Record on the Continental Uvalde Proving Grounds in Texas.
If you didn't catch this on our Forum, click HERE to follow the links to Carl's website and a NewAtlas article.
Blow by blow on his Facebook page here.
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.