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Upcoming events

    • 06 Jul 2019
    • 02 May 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • MotoGuild SF, 849 13Th St. San Francisco

    NOTE: Until further notice our BoD meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. Same date and time.  To join via your PC, click the link below.  If you want to use your phone, download the Zoom App and use the Meeting ID below to join the call. 

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/611243066

    Meeting ID: 611 243 066




    Come on down and see your Board in action! 

    This term the Board will continue 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... 


    Moto Guild


    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Las Cruces Rd., La Grange CA

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    With the ongoing Covid-19 situation we cancelled the April Meeting. It doesn't look likey we will be out of the SiP order and even if we are, its more responsible to postpone a large gathering. 

    This month we return to La Grange and the great hospitality of Russ Drake's Daughter. You can expect a fun campout and an awesome catered BBQ dinner! As usual camping is free and  $10 for non-members. Dinner is $20. BYOB or chip in on a keg.



    • 21 May 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • 25 May 2020
    • Mariposa Fairgrounds


    49er Rally Update from Greg Hutchinson and Mark Rodda

    That ancient proverb, “May you live in interesting times” has come to roost around the world. 

    My motorcycle world seemed to compress it all into one day. First thing Wednesday morning was the email that the Quail Lodge Motorcycle Gathering scheduled the first of May was cancelled - I had 4 bikes entered. An hour later the Hillsborough Concourse D’elegance in June was cancelled - 3 bikes entered. Then an email that the campgrounds at Death Valley closed so this month’s Club meeting was canceled Finally, a conversation with the MOA National people who are still on the fence about the status of the Rally in June. 

    Nobody likes uncertainty but the way this is going, after discussing the current situation with the Board, we made the hard decision to cancel the 49er.   I wanted to wait until May 1 to make the decision but world and California events forced that decision a lot sooner.

    On the positive side, since registration opened, we were averaging around 10 registrations a day from all over the country and a high percentage was first timers. But after the first virus announcement, it went to 0 registrations. It’s possible if the weather was good, the 49er might have touched almost 600. Let’s build on that for the 49th 49er in 2021

    Refunds and a Donation opportunity to help our Community

    Every year we enjoy the outstanding service provided by the Golden Sierra Grappler's a youth wrestling club in the foothills. The profits made on sales in the Redbud room plus our donation we make to the Grapplers each year provides a substantial portion of their annual operating costs.  With the cancellation of the 49er, their finances will be heaviy impacted.  They provide a great outlet for many disadvantaged youth in the local area and we'd like to be able to make a similar dotation this year.  

    So before we process refunds for your 49er registration fee, we'd like you to consider making a donation of your $65 registration fee with all proceeds being donated to the Golden Sierra Grapplers.  Our goal is to raise at least $3,000 so we need approximately 50 people to donate.  This is completely optional and if we don’t hear from you we will process a refund. Fees for T-Shirts, dinner and RV parking will be refunded regardless. Please send an email to president@bmwnorcal.org if you want to make the donation.

    We will be planning a club ride out to the foothills to drop the donation off to the Golden Grapplers when the SiP is finally lifted and we can hold the event in line with health regulations so stay tuned for more info on this. Thanks for considering this support of a great partner of the 49er

    Greg Hutchinson and Mark Rodda

    49er Co-Chairs.



    It's time again for the best 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 48 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 2nd 49er Rally!) This is one of the West's premier BMW Rallies!

    As always, Rally goers can expect 4 nights of grassy tent camping, optional RV camping with water and electrical hook-ups (limited spaces 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 optional GS adventure riding clinics with Pat Jacques leading a fantastic Ladies Clinic and trail ride or Black Swan Moto bringing their team to teach a GS clinic with a trail ride open to all. Space for the GS clinics is limited and fill up fast. Click here for all the details. 

    This year we've thrown in a little something fun. This year's "early bird" registrants get a free commemorative 2020 49er belt buckle so be sure to sign up early and to receive this cool gift. Early Bird registration ends April 15th!

    And of course we are offering our great Saturday Night BBQ dinner, but this year we've upgraded the menu by BB's Catering. And for returning 49er attendees, you know this dinner sells out to a packed house so make sure you get registered early! This year the dinner includes these great choices: 

    • Pork Tenderloin with a bone dust dry rub, topped with pecan whiskey sauce
    • Jerked Chicken with a mango salsa
    • Portabella Mushroom Ravioli with a cream spinach sauce (vegetarian)
    • Spring Mix & Romaine Blend Salad with tomato, cucumber & shredded carrots- with a choice of strawberry vinaigrette or buttermilk ranch
    • Roasted Red Creamer Herb Potatoes
    • Individual Blueberry & Peach Cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream




    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 unofficial 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 Greg Hutchinson, the 49er Chair.


    • 25 Jun 2020
    • 28 Jun 2020
    • Great Falls MT
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    BMW of Northern California is headed to the BMW MOA National Rally in Great Falls Montana!  There will be outstanding riding opportunities in the surrounding area along with the great hospitality of the MOA rally.  Be sure to check out the rally website and sign up before February 15th to take advantage of early bird pricing.   After you sign up visit the Volunteer Website to sign-up for various tasks.  It's a great way to meet people and support the Rally.

    We will have a dedicated camping spot for the Club and working on other club activities and hospitality in the next few months. If you are planning to attend, let us know by signing up.  While we won't have a club sponsored ride to the event given the diversity in schedules and routes people want to take, if you are looking for a riding partner or two, we can use the sign up list to help riders coordinate.



    • 25 Jul 2020
    • 5:00 PM

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    So last year our reservation for this site was cancelled due to hazardous tree conditions, let's hope that's not an issue again this year! This month we are trying again for Gurnsey Creek Group Site along amazing Hwy 89 (and/or 36 depending which map you're reading). This will be an awesome campout with some really good riding. We may even wrap in a stop at Ozzies BMW for this one! The breakfast and route info will be released soon. 

    • 29 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Mosquito Ridge Rd., Foresthill
    Register

    GATES GROUP

    This month we are heading out past French Meadows Lake, East of Foresthill. This will be a great day of riding with some great camping as well! The breakfast and route info will be available soon.

    • 26 Sep 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
    Register

    PINE GLEN

    This is our last High Sierra hurrah for the season and we're heading over the crest to Mammoth for the Pine Glen Group site. The Sierra pass riding is always awesome and it's fun to get over to beautiful East Side of the Sierra. We'll see how the weather holds - 2 of the 3 previous years that I've planned September higher Sierra trips have been awesome and we stayed lucky with the weather. Keep your fingers crossed!

    Breakfast and route info to follow soon.

Past events

26 Mar 2020 March Member Meeting/Campout - Death Valley Baby! Cancelled
17 Mar 2020 2020 BMW NorCal Cross Border Rally - cancelled
08 Mar 2020 Northbay SSBR-Santa Rosa to Windsor
22 Feb 2020 February Member Meeting/Campout - Clearlake State Park GSB
15 Feb 2020 Member Only Clinic - MotoGuild Tune-up Clinic now opened to non members!
09 Feb 2020 Feb SSBR-Castro Valley to The Junction via Mt. Hamilton
02 Feb 2020 Feb BoD meeting-Rocky’s Diner in Felton
01 Feb 2020 Bonus Feb Campout - Big Basin SP SQGroup site1
18 Jan 2020 Cal Moto Open House!
12 Jan 2020 Jan SSBR- Half Moon Bay
28 Dec 2019 December Club Campout!
14 Dec 2019 BMW NorCal Holiday Party - Sam's Anchor Cafe, Tiburon
07 Dec 2019 CANCELED - November Member Meeting / Campout - Big Basin SP SQGroup site1
26 Oct 2019 October Member Meeting / OkTOBERFEST Cancelled
28 Sep 2019 September Member Meeting / Vice President election / Campout - Hornswaggle Group Site #3 (Manzanita)
20 Sep 2019 BMW NorCal does Bikerdahan!
15 Sep 2019 September SSBR! South Bay Hills Tour
30 Aug 2019 2019 RANGE OF LIGHT GYPSY TOUR!
24 Aug 2019 August Member Meeting / Campout -Recreation Point / Acorn Loop
19 Aug 2019 2019 Range of Light Gypsy Tour Donation
03 Aug 2019 Pre-ROL tune-up clinic at MotoGuild SF!
27 Jul 2019 July Member Meeting / Camput - Stoney Group Site Shasta/Trinity
14 Jul 2019 July SSBR - Pounding the Penninsula!
29 Jun 2019 June Member Meeting (BOD Election) and Campout - Finnon Lake!
16 Jun 2019 June SSBR - East Bay Extravaganza!
13 Jun 2019 2019 BMW MOA National Rally - Lebanon Tennessee!
26 May 2019 49er Rally Ladies GS Clinic with Pat Jacques - Sunday (day 2)
25 May 2019 Lance Thomas HIGH SKILLS GS Clinic, 49er Rally Saturday (PM) May 25th
25 May 2019 49er Rally Ladies GS Clinic with Pat Jacques - Saturday (day 1 of 2)
25 May 2019 Lance Thomas GS Clinic, 49er Rally Saturday (AM) May 25th
24 May 2019 Lance Thomas GS Clinic, 49er Rally Friday (PM), May 24th
24 May 2019 Lance Thomas GS Clinic, 49er Rally Friday (AM), May 24th
23 May 2019 The BMW NorCal 49er Rally!
11 May 2019 BMW NorCal Adopt-a-Highway Clean-up day!
27 Apr 2019 Eurocycle Sonoma / Santa Rosa BMW Spring Into Spring Season Opening Event!
13 Apr 2019 April Member Meeting and Campout - La Grange - PLUS A&S open house!
07 Apr 2019 Advanced Rider Class with Superbike Coach Can Akkaya - Registration is now open to all!
28 Mar 2019 March Member Meeting and Campout - Death Valley!
09 Mar 2019 Saturday ride with Mike Huntzinger
02 Mar 2019 BMW NorCal Member Only Clinic - The Spring Tune-up at MotoGuild SF
24 Feb 2019 CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW! See Alternate EVENT: February Member Meeting / Campout - Holiday Group site Maricopa Highway
23 Feb 2019 February Member Meeting / Campout (NEW and IMPROVED LOCATION) - Indian Rock Group Site at Mt Madonna Park
26 Jan 2019 January Member meeting and Campout - Sugarloaf Ridge State Park group site 2
08 Dec 2018 BMW NorCal Member Holiday Party!
01 Dec 2018 November Member Meeting and Campout - Fremont Peak (Doe Flat Group Site) Plus San Jose BMW Open House!
11 Nov 2018 Nov SSBR- Petaluma to Nicasio
27 Oct 2018 Oktoberfest Member Meeting and Campout - Liberty Glen Campground - Lake Sonoma - GROUP SITE D
20 Oct 2018 Cal Moto Open House!
20 Oct 2018 ADV Design Oktoberfest Open House!
13 Oct 2018 Member Only Clinic - Advanced Riders Class (TC ARC)!
29 Sep 2018 September Member Meeting and Campout - Saddlebag Lake "Trailhead Group Site"!
31 Aug 2018 2018 RANGE OF LIGHT GYPSY TOUR!
25 Aug 2018 August Member Meeting and Campout - Lake Alpine!
12 Aug 2018 SSBR with Fred Montano
04 Aug 2018 Monthly Board of Director Meetings (Click for Dates)
28 Jul 2018 July Member Meeting and Campout - Nordheimer CG
08 Jul 2018 July SSBR-San Mateo Coast ride
07 Jul 2018 Board of Director Meeting
23 Jun 2018 June Member BoD Election Meeting and Campout - Chanslor Ranch
16 Jun 2018 Adventure Bike Challenge
10 Jun 2018 June SSBR - North Bay Baby!
26 May 2018 Lance Thomas GS Clinic, 49er Rally Saturday May 26th
25 May 2018 Lance Thomas GS Clinic, 49er Rally Friday May 25th
24 May 2018 2018 49er Rally!
12 May 2018 May SSBR - Second SATURDAY Breakfast Ride to Cal Moto Open House
28 Apr 2018 April Member Meeting - Songdog Ranch!
08 Apr 2018 April SSBR - East Bay
16 Mar 2018 March Member Meeting / Annual Death Valley Campout!
15 Mar 2018 The Ride from Long Beach BMW to Death Valley
14 Mar 2018 BMW Cross-Border Rally at Long Beach BMW!
03 Mar 2018 1st annual BMW Cross Border Rally - Loreto to Long Beach!
24 Feb 2018 February Member Meeting - Hidden View Campground!
17 Feb 2018 Member Only Clinic - CPR and First Aid Training at Moto Guild SF!
11 Feb 2018 February SSBR - East Bay Extravaganza!
27 Jan 2018 January Member Meeting - Salt Point SP Plus BMW Santa Rosa open house
14 Jan 2018 January SSBR - West Marin Tour
13 Jan 2018 Airheads BMW Club - norcal tech day!
16 Dec 2017 BMWNorcal's End of Year Member Party 2017
10 Dec 2017 Board of Directors Meeting
10 Dec 2017 December SSBR, Party on the Peninsula!
02 Dec 2017 November Meeting and Campout - Plaskett Creek, PLUS Wunderlich America open house!
18 Nov 2017 BMW NorCal Member Only Clinic
12 Nov 2017 November SSBR - Tri Valley Ramble
28 Oct 2017 Oktoberfest General Meeting and Campout - Back at Liberty Glen Campground
15 Oct 2017 SSBR North Bay - SoCo Adventure
23 Sep 2017 September Meeting, Hat Creek Campground
15 Sep 2017 2017 Autumn Beemer Bash
01 Sep 2017 Range of Light Gypsy Tour 2017!
26 Aug 2017 Mammoth Lakes member meeting and campout
29 Jul 2017 Grover Hot Springs
13 Jul 2017 MOA International Rally 2017!
09 Jul 2017 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride, Pinnacles National Park!
24 Jun 2017 Annual Election Meeting, Brannan Island State Recreation Area, Rio Vista, California!
11 Jun 2017 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride, Lake Berryessa/Napa Loop!
10 Jun 2017 Big Bike Adventure Challenge!
06 Jun 2017 Board Of Directors Meeting
27 May 2017 49'er Rally 2017, GS Clinic, Saturday, May 27th!
26 May 2017 49'er Rally 2017, GS Clinic, Friday, May 26th!
25 May 2017 49’er Rally 2017, Call for Volunteers!
13 May 2017 Second SATURDAY Breakfast Ride (Moved to Saturday for Mom!)
03 May 2017 Board Of Directors Meeting
29 Apr 2017 San Luis Reservoir State Recreational Area!
20 Apr 2017 Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up Day!
09 Apr 2017 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride, Petaluma to Santa Rosa Loop via Calistoga!
05 Apr 2017 Board Of Directors Meeting
24 Mar 2017 March Member Meeting & Campout, Furnace Creek, Death Valley!
12 Mar 2017 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride, Half Moon Bay to Portola Valley via Santa Cruz!
01 Mar 2017 Board Of Directors Meeting
25 Feb 2017 Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, Calistoga, California
12 Feb 2017 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride, Vallejo, Delta, Diablo!
01 Feb 2017 Board Of Directors Meeting
28 Jan 2017 Arroyo Seco Campground, Greenfield, California!
21 Jan 2017 Tech Day 2017 !!!!
08 Jan 2017 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride, South Bay
04 Jan 2017 Board Of Directors Meeting
17 Dec 2016 Holiday Party 2016
11 Dec 2016 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride, Pinole!
07 Dec 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
03 Dec 2016 Pianetta Winery Vineyard, Meeting & Campout, Paso Robles!
13 Nov 2016 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride, Lead by Fred Montano!
02 Nov 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
22 Oct 2016 Oktoberfest Meeting & Campout, Rancho Seco, California!
12 Oct 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
09 Oct 2016 Sorry, Event Cancelled (Second Sunday Breakfast Ride (Let's Do Your Local Ride!))
24 Sep 2016 September Member Meeting & Campout, Hat Creek, Old Satation, CA, Lassen National Forest!
17 Sep 2016 Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up Day!
16 Sep 2016 Autumn Beemer BASH, September 16 - 18, Quincy, California!
11 Sep 2016 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride (Let's Do Your Local Ride!)
07 Sep 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
02 Sep 2016 Range of Light Gypsy Tour 2016 (Pre-Registration Closed, Gate Opens at 3:00 PM on 9/2/16!)
27 Aug 2016 August Member Meeting & Campout
18 Aug 2016 Nakusp Hotsprings Rally, August 18 - 21, Nakusp, BC, Canada!
14 Aug 2016 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride, Scotts Valley!
03 Aug 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
30 Jul 2016 July Member Meeting & Campout, Gray Pine Campground, Stonyford, CA!
21 Jul 2016 Cascade County Rendezvous, July 21 - 24, Republic, Washington
13 Jul 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
10 Jul 2016 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride (Pacifica)
25 Jun 2016 Calaveras Big Trees, Election Meeting & Campout
18 Jun 2016 Adopt A Highway Clean Up Day!
17 Jun 2016 Chief Joseph Rally, June 17 - 19, 2016, John Day, Oregon
16 Jun 2016 Beehive Beemers Red Rock Rendezvous Rally, June 16 - 19, Panguitch, Utah!
12 Jun 2016 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride
08 Jun 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
28 May 2016 49'er Rally 2016, Off Road Skills Clinic, Saturday, May 28th!
27 May 2016 49'er Rally 2016, Off Road Skills Clinic, Friday, May 27th!
26 May 2016 49'er Rally 2016, Volunteer Signups!
26 May 2016 49'er Rally 2016, Mariposa, California!
08 May 2016 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride
04 May 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
23 Apr 2016 Black Butte Lake, Member Meeting, and Campout
21 Apr 2016 Adopt A Highway Clean Up Day!
10 Apr 2016 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride
06 Apr 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
02 Apr 2016 49er Rally Poster Distribution
25 Mar 2016 Death Valley, Member Meeting, and Campout
13 Mar 2016 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride
02 Mar 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
27 Feb 2016 Fremont Peak Member Meeting and Campout
20 Feb 2016 NEW DATE, Tech Session, Wheels, Tires & Brakes!
14 Feb 2016 At the request of Sweethearts, the Second Sunday Breakfast Ride has been cancelled for Valentine's Day 2016!
10 Feb 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
30 Jan 2016 Cancelled Due to Weather - January Meeting and Campout, Arroyo Seco Campground
13 Jan 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
10 Jan 2016 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride
19 Dec 2015 Holiday Party 2015
13 Dec 2015 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride
09 Dec 2015 Board Of Directors Meeting
05 Dec 2015 Plasket Creek Ride, Member Meeting & Campout!
08 Nov 2015 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride
07 Nov 2015 Airhead Adventures Tech Day
28 Oct 2015 Board Of Directors Meeting
11 Oct 2015 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride
10 Oct 2015 Adventure Designs Open House
30 Sep 2015 Board Of Directors Meeting
26 Sep 2015 Hornswoggle Group Camp, September Membership Meeting and Campout
24 Sep 2015 Horizons Unlimited Mariposa Meeting, Mariposa CA
18 Sep 2015 Quincy Beemer Bash, Plumas County Fairgrounds, Quincy CA
13 Sep 2015 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride
04 Sep 2015 BMW NorCal Range of Light Gypsy Tour
29 Aug 2015 Stampede Reserviour, August Membership Meeting and Campout
23 Jul 2015 BMW MOA International Rally - Billings MT
27 Jun 2015 June Ride, Membership Meeting/Election and Campout Finnon Lake



          

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