Riders meet at the Folsom Coffee Republic before heading out to a local dining establishment 30-45 minutes away. After dinner, the riders return home on their own. Locations are chosen the previous week by the participants. Participation varies between three and 30 riders depending on the time of year and the weather. And yes, we ride in rain and during holiday periods although the groups tend to be smaller and the destinations closer by. But through it all, we haven't missed a Wednesday in over two years!
Each week's destination is usually posted in the forum on the previous Monday or Tuesday.
(From the NORCAL event) It's time again for the biggest BMW motorcycle rally this side of the Mississippi!
The 49er Rally is the BMW Motorcycle Club of Northern California's annual Memorial Day Weekend rally, with 46 years of tradition that predates the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America's (MOA) National Rally. (In fact, the first MOA Rally was held at our 49er Rally!) This is the West's premier BMW Rally!
This year's 49er Rally offers four nights of grassy camping, optional RV camping with water and electrical hook-ups, hot showers, cold drinks, great food, clinics, speakers, vendor displays, prize giveaways, and the camaraderie of lot of fantastic people from all over! Attendees will also have great local riding opportunities including a Poker Run, a self guided Historical Ride, and self guided GS and road rides. Riders can also sign up for GS adventure riding clinics with Lance Thomas followed by guided rides.
If you are a vendor or speaker (or would like to be) and have questions about the 49er Rally, please click here to email Joe Luthy, the 49er Chair.
Monthly Club meeting at Susie's Country Oaks Cafe, 500 Cirby Way, Roseville, CA 95678
What's better, after breakfast, than a spirited ride through the beautiful NorCal roads we've been blessed with? Except for special events, the rides are generally 2-3 hours in length, cover 100-200 miles, and end with a lunch at some destination. The rides are generally "spirited" but if we get enough participation, we generally add a second, more relaxed-pace group. Clutch out is 9:00AM or when the monthly meeting ends, whichever is later, and ride sheets are usually distributed prior to departure. Please show up with a full tank of gas.
Additional information will be made available as developed. There may be a change of campground.
The RCB board of directors meets monthly to review past activities and plan future events. Consideration is given to member interest and cost, and the meeting is open to all.
While the meeting begins at 7:00PM, most of the directors gather earlier to have dinner.
RCB member participation is strongly encouraged.
RCB Rider Skills Improvement Day – Monday, June 18
Whether you commute every day, enjoy touring, or taking a leisurely day ride around town, it’s time for a riding class. RCB has made arrangements with Fun Track Dayz for RCB members to participate in its track day at a $50 plus discount on Monday, June 18, 2018, at Thunderhill Raceway Park. The full east course will be open. The track is an environment that offers:
Debris free asphalt;
Corner workers who notify riders of safety hazards;
Runoff areas - no cliffs, rock walls, curbs, telephone poles, guardrails, or trees;
No on-coming traffic or dangerous cross-traffic; and
No speeding tickets.
You will not have to think about anyone using a mobile phone, applying makeup, shaving, texting, eating, or fighting with their kids or spouse while on the track.
Basic Rider Requirements:
Minimum Age: Check directly with Fun Track Dayz.
Motorcycle License: You must have a valid driver's license with a motorcycle endorsement.
Insurance: You ride at your own risk. RCB does not supply insurance for you or your bike.
Medical Insurance: You are required to keep proof of medical insurance coverage with you.
Motorcycle Insurance & Accident Costs: In the event of an accident, you are fully responsible for all costs and potential liability, including any medical cost, transportation, or other costs of any kind (we can't list everything). Please be prepared, act responsibly, and take precautions for yourself and others.
Signed Waivers: When you arrive for registration, you must sign a release of liability.
Proper Riding Gear: Common sense and Fun Track Dayz require proper riding gear. Fun Track Dayz will waive its full leather race suit requirement for RCB members and allow an undamaged DOT approved full face helmet with face shield; a two-piece leather suit that zips together, or full zip style Cordura (nylon) one-piece (Aerostich), or two piece Cordura zip-together fully armored (BMW, Klim) motorcycle suits are acceptable; above the ankle, motorcycle-specific boots; and motorcycle specific gauntlet style gloves are required. CE approved (or similar) body armor, back protector & ear plugs are strongly recommended.
Bike Preparation: Tires and brakes should be in new or nearly new condition. There can be no evidence of coolant or oil leaks. Taping wheel weights is required, and duct tape works well. Tape over all lenses, and remove mirrors. Blue painters tape works best, and doesn't leave residue. No light should be visible, or bleed through tape. Tape over the speedometer. The reason for taping is to eliminate distractions to you and your fellow riders. By reducing distractions, you can focus on what is important!
Cost: RCB Members $100.00 per participant up to May 6, 2018. Participation fee must be RECEIVED by RCB via payment on the RCB web site ( rivercitybeeners.wildapricot.org ) by May 6 to obtain the discounted fee. RCB will not provide refunds, but you are welcome to transfer your place to another member provided you do not charge more for the place. After May 6 you must sign up directly with Fun Track Dayz at its regular price.
This year base camp will be at Porter Spring with exploration in the Seven Trough and Black Rock Desert areas northwest of Lovelock, NV.
NOTE - Registration will be required to insure sufficient supplies and beer. Departure time and location will be announced when registration opens. Participation open to members only.
There is a cost associated with this event. Attendees are expected to pick up the costs for food and beverage.
Email Scott Moseman at email@example.com with any questions.
Event details and registration fees to be announced when registration opens, probably around June 1st
RCB has reserved group site No. 1 at the Lost Creek Group Campground (elevation 5700 feet) which is located approximately five miles south of Manzanita Lake, 1/8-mile south of Crags Campground and close to the Lost Creek and Devastated areas in the Mt. Lassen National Park. Access to the campground is off the main park road. It is close to the main attractions and hiking trails of Lassen Volcanic National Park. Potable water and well-developed vault toilets are in the campground. A general store, showers and other amenities are a short ride from the campground.
The Lost Creek area is dominated by large ponderosa pines.
The national park is known for its volcanic history, as well as its diversity of plants and animals. It contains 300 active volcanic domes and many hydrothermal features, such as mud pots and steam vents. Lassen Peak is the southernmost active volcano in the Cascades, and the second most recent volcano to erupt in the lower 48 of the United States before Mount Saint Helens. The park is at the junction of the Cascade Mountains, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Great Basin, thus providing many unique habitats.
Within a short ride, one can access several hiking trails and Manzanita Lake. The lake is popular with fly fishermen for catching trout; however, the area does maintain a catch-and-release policy and requires the use of artificial lures and single barb-less hooks only.
There will be a planned ride from Sacramento on Friday morning with details to be posted in the RCB Forum as we get closer to the event. Participants will be on their own for the ride back to Sacramento. Firewood will be provided by RCB. Whether dinner Friday and Saturday night will be provided by RCB (with a co-pay) will be determined as we get closer to the event.
A National Park entrance fee of $20.00 must be paid when entering the park and before one can camp. Senior passes and yearly passes can be used in lieu of the entrance fee.
Please contact Jack Klauschie with questions.
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2018 Gary Stofer Memorial Fall Classic
Registration fees and other event details will be announced when registration opens, probably around August 1st
Every year around this time a number of RCB members huddle around a table to plot next year's ride calendar. We'll be looking for a mix of slab and off-road rides, a mix of one day and overnight rides, and a mix of camping and motels rides. We'll also consider other club's activities and try to minimize overlap. In the end, we hope to generate a ride calendar for the coming year..
The meeting starts at 6PM and usually runs for two hours or so. Members propose rides (or rides they would like) and together we try to fit this jigsaw puzzle together. Even if you don't have a ride to propose, it's worth it to stop by just to see how things come together. Hey, it's YOUR club, after all.
RCB picks up the pizza and soft drinks and it's not a bad way to spend a Sunday evening.
Our annual Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/etc. party is scheduled for Saturday, December 1st, at A&S starting at 6:00pm. As always, we will start setting up about 5:00 pm once A&S closes for regular customers. We would welcome volunteers to help with set up and clean up. As usual, the Club will be providing turkey and ham and drinks of various sorts. To complete the menu you are requested to bring a dish to share based on the following alphabetic distribution (which has rotated from last year's breakdown):
Those with last names beginning with A-D should bring desserts.
Those with last names beginning with E-K should bring salads.
Those with last names beginning with L-Z should bring side dishes (casseroles, veggies, etc.).
Of course, if there is a dish for which you are locally, regionally, internationally, or intergalactically famous you may bring that in lieu of your assigned item!!
The monthly Club meeting (including elections for club officers and directors) will be held Saturday morning as usual. The monthly raffle will be held during the party.
Past Prez Gordon Olson is the CEIC (Chief Elf in Charge).
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