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RCB Newsletter Archive

Dec 17, 2011 - It's taken a while but 100+ old RCB Newsletters, spanning from Jul 2003 to the present, have been digitized and uploaded to our Newsletter Archive. Sharp eyes will notice there's one newsletter older than July 2003 - It's the Dec 1982 issue, believed to be the premiere issue published.

Those 100+ issues are indexed by year, and key articles are listed for each issue. If you're looking for specific information, it might be easier to find now.

Airhead Death Valley Rendezvous XX

Dec 15, 2011 - For the 20th year in a row, the "Oldest and Lowest" of all Airheads events  - The Death Valley Rendezvous - will be celebrated Feb 17-20, 2012 in Death Valley, CA. As always. they'll head out to the desert over President's Day weekend for a respite from the winter chill.

Click here for more information.


Last chance! RCB 30-Year Pin

Dec 14, 2011 - RCB has been distributing 30-Year Anniversary Pins to members attending RCB events since early October. The 1" diameter pins commemorate the proud thirty year history of the River City Beemers and honor the logo that represented our club for the same thirty years.

The original intent was to offer the pins in person to save mailing costs, but there are a couple dozen pins left over are now being sold online.

Need a new badge?

Dec 8, 2011 - There have been multiple requests for member badges with the new logo. To expedite badge processing, we've set up a special payment page for new badge orders only. (No renewals, no memberships.)

Simply click on the badge, fill in your name as you would like it to appear on the badge, and then click on the PayPal "Buy Now" button. We'll have your badge in time for our January 2012 meeting on the 7th.

Order cutoff is Dec 20 and the price is $10 each.

MIC Tire Guide - Free!

Dec 6, 2011 - In line with our Tire Poll (over in the left-hand column), the non-profit Motorcycle Industry Council has just published their in-depth motorcycle tire guide.

Developed in conjunction with leading motorcycle tire manufacturers, this extensive, 20-page street tire guide is designed to assist motorcyclists with tire selection, inspection, maintenance and more.

Christmas Party / Passing of the Baton

Dec 3, 2011 - Always the frugal bunch, RCB membership figured out an inexpensive way to both celebrate the transition from Jewell administration to Olson administration *and* celebrate the holidays ... We combined them! Once again, our gracious hosts at A&S opened their showroom and over 100 of us took advantage to enjoy and remember another year of riding, friends and the holiday season.

RCB brightens children's lives

Dec 3, 2011 - This morning over 50 RCB members, laden with children's toys, swapped their monthly ride for a chance to bring a little sunshine to the residents of the Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento. CRH houses children removed from unsafe housing situations and today had about 60 residents.

Sell your old motorcycle gear here

Dec 1, 2011 - Could you use a little extra Christmas cash? Selling your excess and unused motorcycle gear in RCB's Classified ads (look for the button to the left) is a quick and easy way to convert old equipment into new cash.

Dec 2011 Newsletter posted

Nov 29, 2011 - The December 2011 River City Beemer newsletter is posted. The newsletter can be found at or by clicking on the Newsletters button to the left.

This is the last newsletter published during President Fred Jewell's reign (?) and we look forward to incoming President Gordy Olson. The newsletter also features updates on the Toy Ride and Christmas Party, as well as updates on the RCB logo and election results. Finally, with the riding season slowing down just a bit, Phil Challinor takes us through Part 1 of a RawHyde off-road riding course,

Deer 1 - RT 0

Nov 29, 2011 - RCB member and fellow Iron Butt-er Bob Brown had an encounter of the painful kind with a Placer County deer last week that led to the substantial damage of his beloved RT and significant portions of his body.

He's recovering fine right now and is telling his story in our forum. Click here to read his story.