Sat. Sept. 23 Monthly Mtg. Picnic at Monheim's Deer Farm
NOTE DATE CHANGE TO 4TH SAT. OF THE MONTH
Join us for a Fall outdoor picnic and meet some of our 4 Winds Rally's most endearing visitors. Meat and drinks will be provided. Members are asked to bring appetizers, side dishes and desserts to share.
When: Saturday Sept. 23rd starting at Noon. Rain or shine, shelter is available. Family and cars welcome.
Where: Bob & Kelly Monheim's Farm, 1157 Monheim Ln., Vandergrift, PA 15690 Google Map
Directions: There are two ways into the Monheim Farm.
RECOMMENDED ROUTE: Turn off Rt. 66 (aka River Rd.) onto Kiskimere St., continue straight as it becomes Mary St., continue on as it becomes Monheim Ln.
If you're into off-road riding, the end of Monheim Ln. that enters directly from Rt. 66 at a sharp angle is rough dirt.
Sept. 21 - 24 Laurel Highlands 3rd Annual Weekend Getaway
3rd Annual Laurel Highlands Weekend sponsored by the BMW MOA! Come join your friends at the Laurel Highlands BMW Rider's Club and the BMW MOA for a casual fall weekend in Pennsylvania! Registration is just $25.00 for the festivities and includes: Friday night dinner, Meet-and-Greet hosted by the BMW MOA for tire kickin', story tellin' and giveways, Saturday designated for exploring Central PA with GPS routes available, Saturday dinner is on your own or with newfound friends. Registration & Details
2023 Four Winds Rally PHOTOS Are Published!
The 200 guests attending the 57th annual Four Winds "family reunion" rally enjoyed the rare pleasure of three whole rain-free refreshingly cool days at Redbank Valley Park this year! (Thurs. night rain doesn't officially count.) We were excited to see many old familiar, friendly faces as well as first-timers who arrived from Canada, Florida and everywhere in between on a wide range of years, makes and models of beautiful machines. The multiple dinner, lunch, scenic and off-road guided rides were quite popular as well as self-guided exploring. BMW MOA Ambassador, radio show co-host and million-mile rider Roy Dykman hosted a morning coffee and conversation; S. Barrett provided a tire plugging and repair demonstration; B. Crookston organized the field games circus; and D. Scelza prepared a presentation on the strategies of long distance endurance competition rallies. Thanks to the MANY volunteers who pitched in at every level to pull off another great rally - Yay Team!!
Enjoy the fresh batch of 2023 rally photos posted HERE! All Four Winds rally photos since 2004 can be accessed from THIS page. (Select any photo to open full size on a large screen for full effect.)
A shout out to our generous door prize sponsors Kissell Motorsports, Mosites Motorsports, Pitt Cycles, Cycle Gear, Sky Med, New Sweden BMW Riders of South Jersey, BMW Motorrad Club of Washington DC, and Bob's Motorcycles (formerly Bob's BMW).
BMW MOA 50th Rally Photos Here!
The BMW-MOA 50th Rally photos are posted! Our collective cameras didn't capture everyone – but we tried! Four Winds Riders were blessed with a primo location in the Chartered Club Camping section where our rented canopy and chairs were in constant use. We probably set a record with at least 31 Four Winds members in attendance (though never all in one spot at the same time) while entertaining a constant stream of friends and guests from many states flowing through our hospitality tent.
Other than Canadian wildfire smoke, the weather was pleasant and the location near Richmond, VA, at the birthplace farm of the legendary Secretariat, was convenient for 6,000+ attendees to enjoy more activities than anyone could possibly do or see in three days. Visiting, meeting people and relaxing was a full-time occupation for some, not to mention plenty of good riding and historic points of interest around the area.
One of our Fla members, G. McCall, took some of the drone shots. The last dirt track video is our J. Ritter handling the obstacles with masterful control. Faithful rally-goer, Camper Ron K., surprised us by arriving with his family despite recent serious health setbacks. J. Marnell pushed through major physical health challenges and rode his bike to the rally. Two Crookstons executed a round trip to the rally and back home in one day. 83 yr. old MOA Ambassador and Pioneer, Norm Phoenix, was parked in our corner affording us the opportunity to learn of his experiences being the only person who has ridden his bike to ALL 50 of the MOA rallies! He remembers dates, locations, and details that this scribe can’t recall from our own history of only 20 rallies. Some folks coordinated visits with nearby familly, graduations and weddings into their trip. All in all, an epic one for the books!
Laurel Highlands Ride Schedule 2023
Our friends with the Laurel Highlands BMW Riders club near Johnstown, PA have extended an open invitation to join them on any of their planned rides for 2023. CLICK HERE to view their schedule with details to make hotel reservations and contact info for their ringleader, Jason K.
"When & Where" Event Lists
Nationwide "When and Where" lists to plan your adventures for the year and try keep up with which events might be re-scheduled.