Riding and camping Northern California and beyond, since 1965!
Monthly BOD meeting. All club members are invited to see the BOD in action, and to bring any comments or suggestions to the Board at the end of the meeting.
Meeting starts at 7, Show up earlier if you want to eat.
And if you have business that you want to bring to the Board, contact Greg 7 days in advance to discuss and to get it on the Agenda. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note - this year we are a week earlier than usual.
It's time! Death Valley beckons and we must ride! Are you up for the adventure? There is no organized club ride down from the Bay Area, but get together with friends and ride your own adventure...
Meet up with other BMW NorCal club members at the BMW Dealership in Long Beach on March 14th for the Cross Border Rally with our Sister Club from Queretaro Mexico, and riders from BMW SoCal and other clubs. From there we will ride to Furnace Creek, camping for one night in Joshua Tree then riding through the Mojave National Preserve to Death Valley.
Contact the Tour Captain with any questions at email@example.com.
Proposed Route from Long Beach:
Songdog Ranch, why not? Come join BMW NorCal for a great time at one of the club's favorite destinations! Songdog Ranch offers some awesome, old west style camping just south of the Carrizo Plain, a great destination for us moto adventuring types!
Included in your registration fee is camping, a great BBQ cookout, and a sunday breakfast.
Songdog ranch is a stretch from the Bay Area so we are starting off with breakfast at Cowboy's Corner Cafe in Watsonville.
.pdf route sheet soon
Lance Thomas GS Clinic
7:45 AM – 3:00 PM
(open to attendees of the 49er Rally only)
Come learn or brush up on your off-road skills at our GS Clinic, lead by pro BMW trainer/coach Lance Thomas (Formerly of RawHyde Adventures.)
Check-in is at 7:45 AM (sharp) at the Fairgrounds arena. Riders will participate in basic & advanced GS skills, concepts, and training on a closed course.
Riders must have full safety gear including helmet, gloves, boots, riding jacket, etc...
After a break for lunch (not provided as part of the clinic), attendees have the chance to try their newly gained skills on a guided off-road ride with Lance observing/coaching riders through on-trail obstacles and more challenging sections. Some dirt experience suggested, but all are welcome.
Space is limited to 16 riders per day, with first come first serve registration. There will also be a wait-list in case of cancellations.
You must register and pay admission to the 49'er Rally to participate this event!
Email Joe Luthy with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
About Lance Thomas:
It was 2008 when Lance Thomas first took to riding off-road. What started as a tentative experiment in adventure motorcycling quickly became a passion that has become a cornerstone of Lance's life. He took a job at the BMW off-road academy in California; first as a project coordinator, and eventually as lead coach and tour guide.
In 2011, Lance and his brother Shawn were tasked with managing the "GS Lifestyle" program, where they toured the country offering off-road riding clinics on behalf of BMW. In just 2 years, the Adventure Brothers ran over 100 events catering to nearly 5,000 Adventure riders. In the off time, Lance ran adventure tours throughout the USA, including California, Colorado, and the famed Continental Divide route. Lance has also been featured in product videos produced on behalf of BMW, ranging from Adventure riding gear and equipment, to understanding the cutting-edge technology contained within adventure motorcycles.
Lance believes that proper off-road technique is born from proper training. To that end, he has created a curriculum designed to grant riders a simple, achievable ladder of skills that will take them from novice off-road rider to experienced, confident adventurers. Drills focused on elements such as clutch, brake and balance control are practiced, monitored and perfected under Lances watchful eye. It is a tried and true method that has helped thousands of adventure riders achieve and exceed their goals.
Lance offers gives private and group trainings at BMW dealerships around the country. Join him and experience the true capabilities of you and your motorcycle!
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