Northern California's largest and most active BMW motorcycle Club

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.

June 2012 Club Ride

Jun 7, 2012 - The day started out with a good and familiar look - breakfast at Susie's, followed by a ride through the farms and orchards of Davis, in to the back roads of Winters to the winding road of route 128. From there we wound our way alongside Putah Creek, and Lake Berryessa. From there, it was on to Petaluma for a well-received break and stop for refreshments. Ken was amazing in his route-finding, again. Who knew there was a route through historical, Victorian Petaluma, on to the rural Marshall-Petaluma highway.

BMW Motorrad USA Newletter

Jun 5, 2012 - If you didn't know, BMW Motorrad USA publishes a monthly eNewsletter. Since it's published by BMW, you expect it to contain a fair amount of BMW press - "BMW K1600GTL named 2012 Motorcycle of the Year" and "BMW S1000RR Simply Untouchable on the Track" are two of the articles in the June 2012 edition.