Sat. May 15th Meeting at The Waterhole in Harmony, PA + Packard Museum
Time: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Ride to the Packard Museum after lunch. Families & cars always welcome!
Date: Sat. May 15th monthly club meeting at The Waterhole Restaurant (menu link) at Hartmann's Deep Valley golf course: 169 Hartmann Road, Harmony, PA 16037, phone: 724-452-8021. Written Directions. Easy to find off of I-79. Google Map link
The National Packard Museum's "Roll Your Own" 21st annual spring vintage motorcycle exhibit at 1899 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, OH 44483. Hosting a rotating display of motorcycles, Packard automobiles, documents, photographs, and artifacts that chronicle the illustrious history of the Packard family, Packard Motor Car Co. and Packard Electric Co. Adults $8, Seniors & Kids $5.
Sat. May 22 Wild WV & Deep Creek, MD Fun Run
Members and non-members, bikes or cars invited to come along on a Spring Fun Run!
Arrive at GetGo's parking lot @ PA Route 51 & I-70 – 10:00 AM. Kickstands up at 10:30 AM arriving at The Green Turtle Sports Bar & Grill later in the day - https://thegreeneturtle.com/location/deep-creek/
Details of the route we’re taking and directions can be found in the document At this link..
Google Map link to restaurant - Does NOT indicate ride route. Approx. 4 hours & 115 miles.
Sun. May 23rd - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride Fundraiser
See Tom's forum post -- https://www.gentlemansride.com Register online HERE to see Pittsburgh event information. If you haven't done it yet, try it out, it's a hoot. Put on a fancy suit, if you have an older style bike, a new old style bike, or heck any BMW should be acceptable.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride unites classic and vintage style motorcycle riders all over the world to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health.
June 5 & 6 Ohio Valley BSA Club's 40th Spring Classic
Location: Cable Creek Campground, 2770 Country Road 56, Toronto, OH 43964
Event flyer on Facebook: Ohio Valley BSA Owners Club Family friendly - all brands welcome - no ATV's
Observed trials, reliability run, dual-sport ride, swap meet, and guided themed street rides, on-site food vendors. Admission $5/day without camping or $8/day with camping. Kids free.
4 Winds Rally Aug. 20 - 22 Save the Dates
The 55th annual 2021 rally under those big shagbark hickory trees is on! It's the longest continuously running BMW club rally - we haven't missed a year! Have you? Stay tuned - more info and registration coming soon . . .
Keep an eye on our Rally Info Page
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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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