Motorcycle camping

The BMW Club of Northern California has been a riding and camping club for over 40 years.  You don’t have to have the newest GS to get your gear to the camp site.  Join us for a weekend trip and you’ll see anything from K bikes, RTs, GSs, and Airheads at the campground.

We motorcycle camp throughout the year in California.  Winters are mild enough to camp as well.  During the summer we venture as far as Oregon and Nevada.

Deciding on what to take camping is a personal preference, but some basic items are pretty universal.  Picking backpacking gear is a great starting point.  Weather dictates what additional clothes to bring for comfort.  

Everyone has a different take on camp cooking.  Some people lean towards freeze dried meals while others cook, and some stop on the way to camp.   If you are planning on cooking in camp, here are some things to consider


  • Small tent
  • Ground cloth for the tent (optional, but nice)
  • Sleeping pad
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow or clothes stuffed into the sleeping bag’s storage sac

Camp comfort

  • Change of clothes
  • Jacket
  • Knit hat
  • Gloves
  • Packable shoes
  • Small camp chair

Camp Cooking and Coffee

  • Stove and fuel
  • Camp Cookware
  • Utensils
  • Seasoning
  • Coffee and coffee tools

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