Riding and camping Northern California and beyond, since 1965!
Come on down and see your Board in action!
This term the Board is meeting at 10 AM on the first Saturday of each month at MotoGuild SF. So whether you've got some club business, want to thank the Board for all their hard work for the Club, or just want to spectate; stop on by and join the Board! And maybe after take advantage of the great MotoGuild facility and wrench a little on your bike...
This month we are at beautiful Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, known this time of year for its streams and waterfalls. And as it's situated just outside of Kenwood, we will be in close proximity of great restaurants for those not cooking at the campout.
Also nearby is Arrowood Winery, for those interested, where we can stop off for a little wine country experience. Riders can take advantage of 35% discounts at the tasting room. We can purchase and sample wines (in moderation of course) at the winery or buy (suggested course of action) some to take to the camp or home.
Click here to visit the Arrowood website.
Breakfast is at Black Bear Diner in Suisun - 8:00 AM, ride departs at 9:00 AM.
This month we're in for another treat! We're heading down into the Los Padres National Forest where we will find some great riding, culminating with a great stretch of the Maricopa Highway. It's ambitious and a little stretch so we're starting in Hollister and starting 30 minutes earlier with breakfast and the ride. This one's going to be fun!
Breakfast at Country Rose Cafe in Hollister 7:30 AM, ride starts at 8:30 AM.
Route Sheets to follow.
You know the drill, it's the annual Club Death Valley Campout! Get here any way you want - ride your own own adventure or ride the Cross Border Rally. Just get here for a great club outing.
This month we are in for a real treat! Russ Drake's daughter has offered her property in La Grange to the Club for the April campout. And we are including a BBQ dinner in the price! But space is limited to 100 riders.
BMW NorCal members can take advantage of a 4 week early bird registration, with general registration opening February 5th.
An as if this wasn't great enough, Russ Drake may have a dual sport ride in the area to share with folks. Details to follow.
It's time again for the biggest BMW motorcycle rally this side of the Mississippi!
The 49er Rally is the BMW Motorcycle Club of Northern California's annual Memorial Day Weekend rally, with 47 years of tradition that predates the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America's (MOA) National Rally. (In fact, the first MOA Rally was held at our 49er Rally!) This is the West's premier BMW Rally!
This year's 49er Rally offers four nights of grassy tent camping, optional RV camping with water and electrical hook-ups (limited space available), hot showers, cold drinks, great food, clinics, speakers, vendor displays, prize giveaways, and the camaraderie of lot of fantastic people from all over! Attendees will also have great local riding opportunities including a Poker Run, a self guided Historical Ride, and self guided GS and road rides. 49er attendees can also sign up for an optional GS adventure riding clinic with Lance Thomas followed by a guided ride. (Space for the GS clinics is limited and fill up fast so register now!)
Ride an Airhead? This year look for a beefed up Airhead presence as the Airheads Beemer Club will be moving in to Airhead Central. Bring your airhead or just questions, there's always some sort of airhead clinic or repair going on...
If you are a vendor or speaker (or would like to be) and have questions about the 49er Rally, please click here to email Hugo Bonilla, the 49er Chair.
It's election time so come join us at Finnon Lake for a great campout and cast your vote for the next Board of Directors. And, maybe even consider stepping up and volunteering for a position. The BOD is what makes the club work and it's run by fellow members volunteering to get things done.
The start location and route are still to be determined... Stay tuned.
This month we are lucky to be heading into an area with some of the best riding in California! And if we find ourselves too warm from all the awesome summer riding, this campground is right on Stoney Creek, the perfect place for a dip. Also, we have thesite for two nights so consider coming up on Friday to take advantage this.
Route sheets to follow.
September is when we say goodbye to high elevation campouts for the season. And our last one for this season is at Gurnsey Creek Group site, near Lassen National Park. Dress warm and expect overnight frost but the great riding there will more than make up for it!
Route sheets to follow.
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