Northern California's largest and most active BMW motorcycle Club

Keeping abreast of RCB activities

Apr. 26, 2012 - The RCB forum is a great source of RCB information - Activities are promoted, riding and maintenance tips are exchanged, and theres a fair amount of friendly banter back and forth. Social engineers would use a word like vibrant - I prefer busy!

Thunderhill Event in June this year!

April 12, 2012 - This is spectacular news. Not only will RCB cosponsor another Rider Skills Improvement Day in 2012, but we were fortunate enough to receive a June weekend ... Yes, you heard correct. No sweltering August date, but a cooler mid-June date.

The date is Sunday, June 17 (doesn't conflict with any RCB events) and once again our cosponsors (Zoom Zoom Track Days) are offering $10 discounts to RCB members. Note there is one change from the 2011 event - To take advantage of the discount, you must register before June 9.

2012 Mt Lassen Canceled

Apr 11, 2012 - This just hasn't been a good week. First Soldier Meadows, then Morro Bay and now Mt. Lassen/Shingletown KOA has to be canceled for 2012. Our always generous, uber-host, Jack Klauschie has a conflict and asked that Mt. Lassen be removed from the calendar. Reluctantly we have done so. His post is in our forum.

Morro Bay - Canceled (update)

Apr 10, 2012 - Regrettably, the weather forecast continues to deteriorate for all coastal and inland routes to Morro Bay. While we were willing to persevere through an hour or so of rain, it's unlikely anyone wants to duel the weather for six hours all the way to Morro Bay.

Those of you with room reservations will need to contact Dennis at the Morro Crest Motel at 805/772-7740 to cancel your room reservations. You will be charged one night for the deposit.

2012 Riding Clinic Signup

Apr. 7, 2012 - RCB's annual Riding Clinic will be held later this month and signups have already begun. Since class sizes are limited, it would be a good idea to sign up now if you're interested.

Sign up in our forum.

Classes will be kept small and organized by skill level. The environment is relaxed and participants will be feel their skill level and confidence improve.The clinic is a great refresher course prior to this year's riding season.

2012 Soldier Meadows Canceled

April 4, 2012 - Sad news from Black Rock Desert - Long-time Soldier Meadows Ranch owner/operator Jim Kudrna passed away and his wife, Kathy, decided to sell the ranch. A new owner has come forward but his plans for the bunk house and visitors are indeterminate.

Reluctantly, RCB has canceled our 2012 Soldier Meadows event and will review opportunities next year.

$500 in BMW Riders' Apparel ... Free!

Mar 30, 2012 - This offer may not apply to most of our members, but if you know a new rider just starting out ...

Through the end of 2012, BMW is offering a Ride Smart Reward consisting of $500 in BMW Rider's Apparel with the purchase of a new BMW motorcycle if the rider has completed an MSF Basic Course in the previous 90 days.

"Teach" McNeil in a warehouse

Mar 6, 2012 - Last October, BMW Motorrad sponsored a tour of the Stockton RDC (Regional Distribution Center) that featured a riding (?) demonstration by Chris "Teach" McNeil on his R1200GS and S1000RR. About 25 RCB'ers made the trek to Stockton to enjoy the show. For those that missed it, the following is offered ...

March Club Meeting

Mar 4, 2012 - Another well-attended meeting although I thought I saw one open seat in the primary dining room ... Is President Gordy losing his touch?

There was universal praise for an incredibly successful Tech Day and a special thanks to the A&S technicians who contributed their skills that day. We welcomed a couple new members and reviewed some club activity. Membership director Ray Nuguit announced the club membership is holding at 210, and Gordy reiterated the club's goal of 250. With the riding season upon us, we need all members to be out recruiting fellow BMW riders.

March Club Ride

Feb 25, 2011 - For March's club ride*, we'll be visiting an oldie, but a goodie, the Mother Lode Coffee Shop in Jamestown, CA. Our route meanders through the Amador foothills, includes a stop in Ione, and is scheduled to get us to Jamestown in time for a late lunch (after their lunch rush.). With Ken out of town, Fred Jewell will be leading the group at a more relaxed pace. Those of you wanting to carve up some curves are free to go ahead at your own pace.