Monthly Club meeting at Susie's Country Oaks Cafe, 1000 Melody Lane, Roseville, CA 95678
Meeting starts more or less at 8:00 and runs till 8:30 or so, depending on what the Rafflemeister has in his goodie bag.
For $10, members wearing a name badge get 6 regular raffle tickets and 1 "big prize" ticket. No name badge, no big ticket, but you might be able to buy one? Maybe?
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.
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.
The meeting is held at Kathrin's Biergarten, 4810 Granite Dr, Rocklin, CA.
While the meeting begins at 7:00 P.M., most of the directors gather earlier to have dinner.
RCB member participation is strongly encouraged.
(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.
Get more information and register here:
If you would like to volunteer to help with the rally, click here:
Please join us on June 7- 9 for the 5th annual Spring Fling. This year we will be again be at the Old Lewiston Bridge RV park in the beautiful Trinity National Forest.
Tent camping will be $10 a night and they have RV rentals at the site for $65 per night. Please make your reservations by calling 530-778-3894, talk to Carol. Saturday night dinner will be provided. The menu will be chili, cornbread, and blueberry cobbler. Please sign up when registration opens on April 1st so we can get a headcount for Saturday’s dinner and we look forward to seeing you there.
Additional details about routs and conditions will be posted on the form and included in the event emails, as well as discussed at the monthly meetings.
Here's a link to the BMW MOA rally website:
Their always updated information and a link to register. If anyone is going, please post it to the forum for others to see. It will also be announced at the monthly meetings
Details of this year's base camp is still being worked out. Details will be included in the registration email.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
From BMW Riders of Oregon:
Join us at the Grant County Fairgrounds, nestled in the scenic Strawberry Mountains, John Day Oregon, for a weekend of terrific riding, seminars, food and fellowship. This historic city is located at the Junction of Hwys 395 and 26. Enjoy the West’s best riding; gold and cattle country, refreshing mountain passes, painted hills, river canyons, and wide open desert. All this in one day’s riding! Visit the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument or any of four different museums. Begin planning your trip now! Oregon is for Riders! Come to John Day and see what we mean!
Green grass camping. Free showers. Door Prizes. Vendors. Rider Awards. Seminars. Beer Garden. Complimentary morning coffee & tea. Guided rides (paved and GS routes). Maps for self-guided rides (paved and GS routes). Motorcycle movies each evening. Live music Friday evening featuring Kinzel & Hyde; their American Roots & Blues is sure to have you moving!
Note: Those who arrive early to the fairgrounds on Wednesday will be expected to pay the fairgrounds privately at the camping kiosk for Wed night camping.
On-Line Early Registration is March 1st through June 15th. Early registration includes 3 nights camping, Fri & Sat dinner tickets, door prize ticket and rally pin.
Here's a link to the website:
From the BMW Club of Colorado:
The Top O’ The Rockies Rally is the go-to event of the summer. The entire event takes place within the beautifully maintained City Park of historic Paonia, Colorado. Camp on the grass under large shade trees and you will find all rally activities, outdoors and indoors, just feet away. Fill your days with world-class paved or dual sport riding opportunities starting in any direction from Paonia. Evenings are comfortably cool and the beer garden in the park is the perfect place to gather and meet up with friends new and old. There are on-site food and entertainment and downtown restaurants are a short 3-block walk away.
Planning a really memorable riding vacation? Last year, riders came from 37 states and 6 Canadian Provinces. If you haven’t been to this rally before, just ask your friends about it.
Rally fee $50 per person
Fee includes three nights of camping, hot showers, a meal Saturday evening, live music and spectacular rides.
Walk-up registration will be open on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 8:00 am.
The Walkup Registration fee is 60$ per person
We look forward to seeing you in Paonia, Colorado!
"Hi there Bear". is the most remembered and oft quoted quip whenever this event is mentioned. A great getaway to the shore of Lake Tahoe, cool days good rides, great food and the occasional amble in visitor.
Registration will be used to estimate food and refreshments. Please help the event planners by registering for this event. Emails with meet up and ride details will be sent to registrants.
BMW Norcal once again is putting on their annual Gypsy Tour, about the most fun you can have with your clothes on!
Go here: Norcal website for more information and to sign up.
This is a heads up to "Save the Date" for the 2019 Central Cal Beemer Bash. Discussions under way are rumored
2019 Gary Stofer Memorial Fall Classic
Schedule of Events
Before the Event
Þ Check out the forum under "Rides & Destinations" for meet up sites and group rides.
Þ If you want a cabin, best to get your reservation in early
Friday, October 4
Þ Enjoy the ride over to Manchester Beach KOA (on your own for the ride & meals)
Þ When you arrive, Check in at the KOA office to pay for your camping (group tenting: $10 per person per night, or get your cabin & key)
Þ Bonfire, cheer & chatter at the Club campsite
Saturday, October 5, during the day
Þ Continental breakfast at the Club campsite
Þ Lunch on your own
Saturday Evening festivities
Þ Pick up your wristband around 5:00 or so at the group firepit.
Þ Cocktail hour – Bartender Fred is hosting again
Þ Raffle– scout out Rafflemeister Bob and crew for tickets
Þ Gary Stofer Mileage award
Þ If it's anything like last year, it will be great with all the fixing's
Sunday, October 6 morning
Þ coffee & continental breakfast hosted by Ray at the Club campsite
Þ Check Out & Ride Home
$TBD - Member
$TBD - Member & Spouse
Use the registration button in this invitation to register for the event. Registrations help make this a successful event.
October's meeting is held Saturday night at the Manchester Beach event. See your event emails for more details
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 7th 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).
Northern California's largest and Most active BMW motorcycle club