MOA 2022 Hotel Getaways Listing
MOA Getaways are hotel/resort based weekend events for those who enjoy riding to faraway places but don't want to camp. Spread across the United States in bucket list locations, each Getaway provides a unique opportunity to ride some of the best roads and spend time with fellow BMW riders. Registration for the 2022 MOA Getaway Series is live.
November Meeting Photos
Had a great turnout at North Park Lounge for the November meeting. See more photos here. Minutes will follow.
October Mtg. Photos & Minutes Posted
October meeting photos are posted in SmugMug HERE, including a side trip to Alex W's nearby landscape headquarters. Picnic pavillion #6 beside a picturesque pond at Northmoreland park was a good, private location to appreciate nature in the Fall . . . except for the rain and cool wind.
Joe Burns called the meeting to order at 12:45 PM with 13 members and guests attending. Kudos were extended to Keith and Syphoon, the two riders braving the elements today. Joe thanked Diane and Ed T. for all of the effort in making the last-minute arrangement for the park shelter and lunch. The first order of business was election of officers and directors to serve for the coming year . . . Cont'd. in Newsletters Here.
Four Winds 2021 Rally Photos are up!
Enjoy this year's photo album here! To paraphrase Dennis: "Four Winds rally Number 55 is in the History Books! I would like to thank everyone that helped out! Joe B, Diane, Ed T, Ed S, Gene, Jo Ann, Joe M., Don, (field events), and all the others that pitched in to make this another successful rally ... AND THE WEATHER!! First time in years - no rain all 3 days. A Huge Thanks to Kissell Motorsports for bringing the BMW Bikes for Test Rides! The Safety talk, "Coffe with Eric Trow" was entertaining and funny all while covering important riding issues! Sean's tire plugging demo is always an important topic! The Saturday dinner by a new caterer, Daddy's Main Street catering in Clarion was a big hit. Many door prizes, Restless Ray's music and the bonfire under a huge full moon were great! So THANKS ALL! If you haven't made it to one of our 55 Rallies ... You're missing OUT! Plan for next year, 56!"
Photos from BMW RA rally in Waynesville, NC
Check out our photo album here! Approximately 15 club members made their way to the BMW Riders Association "Game of Roads" national rally at the Smoky Mountain Event Center (fairgrounds) in Waynesville, North Carolina which is 30 minutes west of Asheville in the heart of some of the best riding in the country. The Blue Ridge Parkway, The Tail of the Dragon, The Rattler, Moonshiners, Cherohala Skyway, Wheels Through Time museum and more were all within striking distance of the rally. In fact, due to the ideal location, it was announced that the RA national rally will be held the same place next year in late September 2022.
A few moteled but most camped in our 4 Winds chartered club reserved area and entertained a steady stream of visitors under the much-appreciated tent Denny had the forethought to arrange. The Wunderlich headquarters in Henderson NC hosted an open house with an authentic German food truck provided by nearby Haus Heidelberg restaurant which we promptly found to sit inside. Another gem was Haywood Smokehouse - a very popular BBQ in Waynesville. Sat. night's entertainment was fellow rider and comedian Alonzo Bodden who worked the crowd like the pro he is - what a hoot! The BMW US Rider Academy worked hard all weekend staffing their booth and providing rider training as well as leading free tour rides on both pavement and off-road. This area is their home turf and they know the best roads. Tim and Diane got a private tour led by chief instructor Aaron culminating on a road more intense than The Dragon! David D., one of our Florida members, took their GS training. Syphoon, Jay and Vince found a couple local guys who generously spent two days wearing them out on the twisties.
A rainy, wet and interesting trip it was. Fortunately, most attendees departed just before the flooding. Denny and his friend Dennis stayed Sun. night at the Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground in Canton, NC, 12 miles from the rally site. The next day the campground and buildings were destroyed including the entrance bridge. Many friends are making donations and offering to help re-build.