Northern California's largest and most active BMW motorcycle Club

$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.

March Newsletter published

Feb 24, 2011 - RCB's March Newsletter is online. Featuring Gordy's "Wanted" picture, this issue also contains information about the upcoming Mendocino B&B ride, and the April Morro Bay ride. Gordy also offers his review of our well-attended Tech Day, but a key article is Ken's Group Riding Tips.

Morro Bay Hotel Option

Feb 20, 2012 - If you're planning to join RCB in Morro Bay in April, there's good news and bad news regarding the hotel situation. First the bad news, the Morro Crest Inn is completely sold out. The good news is there's a nearby house renting for $50/person/night.

Rand Olson posted all the details in our member forum.

Tech Day a huge success!

Feb 19, 2012 - A hearty band of about 40 RCB’ers assembled in the repair shop at A&S early on Sunday morning either to work on their own bikes or to watch others work on theirs.  At the height of the action, nine lifts were in use and the tools and advice were really flying!   By the time we quit in the afternoon, there were a number of jobs completed ranging from oil changes and tire mountings for the less adventurous up to throttle body adjustments, brake control and power circuit replacements, clutch bleeds, heated grip multi-switch replacements,

Tech Day is the 19th

Feb 11, 2012 - Don't forget Sunday, February 19 is RCB Tech Day at A&S. Starting at 9AM an A&S tech will be available to assist with tire changing equipment and offer advice and guidance. You will need to bring your own tools, but whether you want to work on your own bike, or just observe and learn from others, this is the best opportunity to see what's "under the hood" of your BMW Motorcycle.

RCB will be providing Pizza and cold drinks. The plan is to break for lunch and wrap up around 3PM to 4PM.

Another overflow crowd!

Feb 4, 2012 - February's club meeting once again overflowed into the adjacent dining areas as regulars, occasional participants and a handful of new members dropped in to catch up.

Gordy opened the meeting by again thanking Captain Phil for his informative First Aid Clinic and then reminded everyone of the upcoming Tech Day at A&S on Feb 19. RCB will supply pizza/sandwiches and door prizes as we focus on motorcycle health instead of human health like last month.

Important Message from BMW MOA

Feb 1, 2012 - BMW MOA issued the following today advising all who established accounts on the BMW MOA forum may have had their UserIDs and Passwords compromised.

"On or about January 27th our Forum membership database was compromised. We believe user names and email addresses were exposed in a readable format.  Passwords were also exposed, but in a highly encrypted format that is difficult to decode.  However, since these are common credentials for both the Forum and your membership account on the MOA web site, we strongly recommend that you change your password on the MOA web site.