Four Winds BMW Riders
Riding from the Three Rivers to the Four Winds...

Pittsburgh Photo 2013 Ron Janoski 86Welcome to the Four Winds BMW Riders club, founded in the early 60's by a small group of BMW enthusiasts in western PA.  The first Four Winds Rally was held in 1967.  We host the longest consecutively running BMW rally in the country, predating the existence of any national BMW club.  We're located in the Pittsburgh metro area and enjoy excellent riding here and in Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland.

View of downtown Pittsburgh’s three rivers from Mount Washington. 
© 2013 Ron Janoski

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Time:       Noon - 3 pm

Location:  5060 William Penn Hwy., Monroeville, PA  15146

Website with directions map and menus         

                                                               Perfect opportunity to renew your Membership for 2020 and purchase Banquet tickets.

Banquet Feb 2016 photoIt's the time of year to "Do Your Dues" and qualify for the banquet Member Discount benefit!  CLICK HERE for printable membership form.

The top left side "Membership" menu tab has more details and the option to pay online by credit card.  Pay Pal account is not required, however they processes the transaction.  (Checks help save the club extra Pay Pal fees)  Or, pay in person at the January meeting.

Membership and banquet online payments will be two separate transactions.  One is in the "Storefront", the other is under the "Membership" menu tab, or print and mail the two paper forms.  One linked from this article and the other from the next article below.

 

Chadwick Front

Reservations DEADLINE:     February 5 th

5:30 pm  Cash Bar and hors d'oeuvres

6:45 pm  Buffet Dinner

Online payment is available in the website Storefront.  Print and mail form HERE

Discount for 2020 paid-up Members & Assoc. only = $25    Non-Members = $35

 

Cleveland Cycle Show  Round up your buddies . . . it's that time of year . . .  Progressive International Motorcycle Show coming to the I-X Center, One I-X Center Dr., Cleveland, OH 44135. 

  Keep an eye out for various discount coupons.  Our Forum thread HERE.

    Fri. January 24:     3:00pm - 8:00pm

                                                                  Sat. January 25:       9:30am - 8:00pm

                                                                  Sun. January 26:      10:00am - 5:00pm

NEBDR Documentary Film Kissell in Tyrone 2020

Free lunch and events Hosted by BMW Motorcycles of Tyrone & Kissell Motorsports, 5165 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Tyrone PA 16686

11:30 am   Beach's Adventures Presentation by Rob & Gretchen Beach
12:30 pm   Lunch
 1:30 pm    NEBDR Expedition Documentary Film   Trailer & Info

The team tests their endurance and skills on an epic 1,400-mile backcountry tour of the Northeast region up to the Canadian border. The route meanders through seven states and nearly a dozen state forests.

Please RSVP so they can prepare to either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 814-861-7890.

 

 

 

 

 

30 members were in attendance at the Perrysville Draft House meeting. It was a cool, sunny day, but in mid 40s later in the day. Congratulations to David Donley, Leo Stanton and Joe Burns who were the only hardy souls who rode to the meeting.

New members James Gravante joined last week and Mark Frumkin joined at the meeting.

The elected officers for next year are . . .

Shawn Mehaffey, Marketing Manager from Mosites Motorsports made a presentation regarding their plans for the new BMW dealership in Pittsburgh  . . . Continuted Here

MOA Getaway LogoMOA Getaways are hotel/resort based events for those who enjoy riding to faraway places but don't camp. Some MOA Getaway Logo circlescall these events rallies, but with crowds of less than 100 and a sense of exploration, this isn't the traditional motorcycle rally.  MOA honchos do the legwork of getting the dinners set up and negotiate room discounts. All you have to do is show up, ride great roads, visit with old friends and meet new ones!  Full List of all 2020 MOA Getaway locations, dates & reservations here.  Brochure HERE.

Mosites Motorsports LogoThe 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.Kissell Motorsports logo

During the BMW shop transition, Kissell Motorsports in Tyrone, PA can handle any BMW parts, service or sales.   --   John H.

Humphreys House Mtg

I want to thank everyone who came to our house on Saturday for the October meeting. It was a cool start, but sunny and nice for riding. We had a good group of motorcycles show up.
Jack Bramkamp was a jacket collector and he brought them to the meeting offering them for free to anyone who wanted to give them a good home. I got a Gerbing heated jacket. Every jacket was taken by club members. Thanks, Jack! He also did the cooking on our grill.

The October meeting is where we vote on candidates for club officers ... Cont'd. Here

RA rally 2019 Woodstock VA club photo

As far as I was concerned, the BMW RA National in Woodstock was perfect. Nice weather, cool temps most of the day, no rain, slightly overcast. …And the roads… Wow!

Dunlop was a major sponsor of the RA and had very special prices on the RoadSmart III tires. So, I purchased front and rear tires from Kissel Motorsports who mounted them at the Rally.

The difference was night and day! The twisty roads around Woodstock were . . . Contd.HERE

BMW RA (Rider’s Assoc.) RALLY, WOODSTOCK, VA photos click HERE

TWIN VALLEY RALLY, MEADOWS OF DA, VA photos click HERE:

FOUR WINDS 2019 RALLY photos click HERE:
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