2022 Rally Speaker Schedule 

BMW Club of Northern California is proud to host some outstanding presenters talking a diverse set of topics sure to inform and entertain you. All presentations are in the Mineral Building which is in between the Rally HQ and Beer Garden.  Schedule is subject to change.  Any changes will be posted at the Mineral Building as well as Rally HQ. 



 Friday May 27




9:00 to 9:50

Bjorn Bredeson-REVER 

 If you rev it, REVER it!

Click a gear up and get up to speed on the #1 Motorcycle GPS and Community with REVER expert, Bjorn Bredeson. All routes will be hosted through the app so take advantage of this presentation to learn about the REVER App! 

10:00 to 10:50

Richard Battles-RKA

 Motorcycle Luggage

This  seminar will enlighten you on how soft luggage works and how to make it work FOR you. This means we talk about, HOW it attaches, WHAT you can put in it, and WHERE do you put that stuff? Hard case liners, WHY they are a must-have item, wasted space, and how to pack them to your advantage.

11:00 to 11:50

Phil Douglas -AfterShock

Learn about your Suspension

Come learn about how your front and rear suspension does its’s job.  Phil Douglas will use props to demonstrate fork and rear suspension dynamics. Applies to any type of riding - dirt, street, 2 up, etc. This knowledge helps you to better figure out your own suspension adjustments.  Also, the team will provide onsite individual suspension diagnostic and adjustment sessions time permitting.

12:00 to 12:50Greg Williams - Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship 

Connected Communities Trails Master Plan

Come learn about the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship organization dvd 

1:00 to 1:50

Richard Battles-RKA

 Motorcycle Communications

Remember when you all walked by our booth and said “Bluetooth is not here yet” Then years later you now say “Bluetooth is to complicated” This seminar is going to show you that Bluetooth is here now and is only as complicated as you make it. There are choices for you now … Think outside the box. MESH … this is the NEW communication platform BUT even Bluetooth holdouts can join in and I will show you how. THEN there is …… TFT displays and Ride Connected app to discuss

2:30 to 4:00

Helge Pedersen-GlobeRiders 

Preparing your bike and yourself for the ride of your life

Sponsored by BMW Motorrad and the Northern California BMW Motorcycle Dealer Group 

Having traveled to over 100 countries and a million miles Helge will share the do’s and don’ts of your bike and personal preparations. It does not matter if you are riding to Alaska or Timbuktu, South America or Mongolia. Bring your own questions as we would like to see an interactive gathering discussing the nuts and bolts of Adventure Motorcycle Riding.

4:00 to 4:50 Chad Warner-BMW MOA  It’s the Journey, Not the Destination

They say "It's The Journey, Not The Destination." Well, in 2021, Chad Warner embarked on the journey of a lifetime and became the first person to complete all 10 BDRs in less than a year. Chad's epic BDR ride spanned 21,394 miles, with over 111 days spent on BDR routes. Prior to departing, Chad invited friends and strangers to join his ride; 22 people took him up on the offer, 16 of whom he'd never met prior to riding together on a BDR. So suffice to say, Chad has no shortage of stories to share. And having ridden 99.6% of BDR routes, Chad also has no shortage of information to impart about these incredible tracks. For a preview of what's in store for you check out his awesome video of his first BDR, the California Route.


Saturday May 28th

Time  Presenter  Title

9:00 to 9:50 

Bjorn Bredeson-REVER  If you rev it, REVER it!

Click a gear up and get up to speed on the #1 Motorcycle GPS and Community with REVER expert, Bjorn Bredeson. All routes will be hosted through the app so take advantage of this presentation to learn about the REVER App!

10:00 to 10:50 Eric Waterfall-Ruby Moto  More than just lumens, the science of supreme lighting

The number one accessory to avoid getting tangled up with another vehicle while on your motorcycle is to add extra lighting. Come and learn the real science of lighting, how to see and be seen, through the lens of adventure motorcycling around the world. Fun stories from wild rides, peer-reviewed science, and five $200 gift cards to be given away during the presentation.

11:00 to 11:50 Ryan Turner-MoskoMoto  Moto-Camping aka “BraapPacking

We will do a live packing demonstration with the actual gear we take on multi-day, off-road, Moto camping trips. The session will Explain what to take, what not to take, and how to pare down your kit to optimize your bike's performance.

 12:00 to 12:50 Greg Hutchinson-Airhead Adventures  Is that used bike a good deal?

Do you know what you are getting yourself into by buying a used BMW Motorcycle? Greg Hutchinson will reprise a seminar given at last year's MOA National on how to evaluate the condition and negotiate the price of a used motorcycle. Also helps you decide if that free gift motorcycle is a great deal or just a huge money pit. A demo bike will be used to reinforce the learnings. 

1:00 to 1:50 Greg Peart CHP-Retired

Accident Scene Management-Are you Prepared?

Learn about what to do when you come across the scene of a motorcycle accident. This session will cover all steps and responsibilities from the instant you come to the accident scene to the final steps when the ambulance and tow truck leave.

 2:00 to 2:50  Wayne Black-Black Box Embedded BMW Multi-Controller Integrations

Overview of BMW CAN vs LIN bus systems and how they are used with the 'Wunder Wheel" and WunderLINQ. If you are looking for options to the fault prone Navigator VI, you definitely want to attend this session to learn about the innovative adapters that integrate your phone with the BMW Wunder Wheel. 

3:00 to 3:50 Randy Fujishin Counseling Psychologist

How Long Will You Ride? Aging with Wisdom and Grace

In a repeat of one of the most popular presentations from 2018, Randy will will look at three considerations that will help you determine when to give up riding a motorcycle. More importantly, each attendee will explore what really matters as they get older in this lifetime and walk away with a great perspective on life and what really matters. Don't miss it!

4:00 to 5:30 Helge Pedersen-Globeriders  

40 Years on 2 wheels sponsored by BMW Motorrad and the Northern California BMW Motorcycle Dealer Group

With a background in photography, Helge Pedersen set out to discover the world on a BMW R80 GS, the year was 1982. Now 40 years later he has owned every BMW GS bike up through the years and used them extensively while traveling to more than 100 countries and a million miles. This presentation is a celebration of the BMW GS, people, and cultures. Be warned, you might want to sell all your possessions and head for the road after seeing this Multimedia show.


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