Northern California's largest and most active BMW motorcycle Club

What happens in Yerington ...

Aug 6, 2012 - Forty RCB'ers braved the sweltering Nevada desert heat to convene in Yerington for the thirteenth annual Ride and Bowl. First the good news - There were no ballroom brawls or serious injuries that might embarrass the good name of the River City Beemers, but along the way ...

August Club Meeting and Ride

Aug 3, 2012 - There appeared to be two open seats this morning so it wasn't an overflow crowd, but it still took Gordy's cowbell ringing to call to order. First up our treasurer advised us that the recent trailer purchase put a dent in our finances, but it had been budgeted for and we were still in good financial shape. Nevertheless he used the occasion to ask members to renew and pay promptly, and to keep moving away from checks and cash. At present, roughly 75% of our members are renewing with Credit Cards and PayPal.

Our New Two-Wheeler

Aug 1, 2012 - Yesterday, our new two-wheeler was welcomed into the world by her proud parents. Weighing in at ~1000 lbs and 10'x6' (give or take), she's the newest newest addition to our RCB family and will soon be accompanying us to many of our overnight destinations.

Going to Yerington? Read this!

Jul 16, 2012 - As previously mentioned, Yerington's Casino West sold their hotel operation and as a result, RCB'ers wanting to participate in our Aug 4/5 weekend have a new process:

  1. All participants must make their own room reservation at the new Yerington Inn
  2. Dinner/Breakfast coupons will be sold in advance. Orders must be placed by July 26!

To make your hotel reservation, call the Yerington Inn at 775/463-5310. Make sure you request the RCB rate.

Christmas in August

Jul 11, 2012 - August 11 is the day we'll be doing a run to the Sacramento Children's Receiving Home for donations and a BBQ lunch for the kids (and us). Since we are stressing necessities rather than toys this time, we have come up with 3 options for those who want to donate:

July 2012 Club Meeting

Jul 7, 2012 – Today's RCB monthly meeting packed Susie's yet again. After the treasurer's report (plenty of money to fund all planned 2012 events) and membership report (prompt renewals are always appreciated), President Gordy opened the floor to new business.

2013 BMW Models

July 6, 2012 - Earlier this week, BMW Motorcycle Magazine ran a story on the new 2013 F700GS and F800GS models. Both are powered by the same 798cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve engine, and while the F800GS retains its 85 hp at 7,500 rpm rating, the F700GS (formerly the F650GS), gets a small bump to 75hp at 7,300 rpm.

July 2012 Newsletter Posted

June 25, 2012 - The July 2012 RCB Newsletter is published and available in the Newsletter section of this website. Featured articles this month include our "Christmas in August" ride to the Children's Receiving Home and another reminder of August's Yerington (Ride 'n Bowl) ride. There are some changes - The Casino and Hotel are separate companies - So this year will be different. Please read this article so you aren't surprised.

2012 RA Rally Photos

June 23, 2012 - Several RCB'ers braved Nevada and Utah deserts, 9,000+ ft altitudes and a flat tire outside of Rachel to attend the 2012 BMW RA 40th Anniversary International Rally in Copper Mountain, CO. While the event was well attended, well organized and the food exceptionally good, more than one commented that the best part of the Rally was the Journey. Riding some of Colorado's and Utah's hidden roads provided visual delights along the way. We don't have a lot of pictures, but the first are now posted.

Lane Splitting News

June 20, 2012 - A recently published report from the California Office of Traffic Safety regarding Lane Splitting contains some relevant data for California motorcycle riders. The OTS surveyed 733 drivers in 12 Northern and Southern California counties, including Sacramento county, to compile the results.