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RCB's GS-911 Available

Jan 1, 2012 - Winter is an ideal time to take care of some of those service issues that cropped up during the year's season of riding. If any of that maintenance involves reading or clearing Diagnostic Codes, reading ECU information or simply resetting Service Reminders, don't forget that RCB has a GS-911 available for loan. This is the same GS-911 that was demonstrated at last summer's Tech Day.

Ken Caruthers (916/353-1827) is the keeper of our GS-911. Call him and he can advise availability.

More information about the GS-911:

Jan 2012 Newsletter posted

Dec 27, 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.

Gordy Olson has assumed the President's mantle and gives us his thoughts for the coming year. Also in this issue are profiles of some of our board members as well as Part II of Phil Challinor's RawHyde off-road riding course.

Safety Saturday - Jan 7, 2012

Dec 18, 2011 - Safe motorcycle operation is a central tenet of the River City Beemers. We watch our speeds and our routes, and we look out for each other on the road. Many of us are skilled in CPR and other emergency skills, and honestly, it makes our rides just a little bit more fun.

Furthering that theme, at RCB's next club meeting (Jan 7, 2012, 8AM at Susie's), two safety experts from and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation are being invited to demonstrate and discuss their product offering.

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.