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Come on down and see your Board in action!
This term the Board will continue meeting at 10 AM on the first Saturday of each month at MotoGuild SF. So whether you've got some club business, want to thank the Board for all their hard work for the Club, or just want to spectate; stop on by and join the Board! And maybe after take advantage of the great MotoGuild facility and wrench a little on your bike...
Yep, another cancelled camp area due to dangerous conditions - however we scoured and prevailed and got another site, last minute in my books but this site may even be better! (And it's not precariously close to Fresno, as the last site was.)
We are now camping at Recreation Point Group area Acorn, off Bass Lake, on the Acorn Loop.You're not going to want to miss this one...
Breakfast is at 8AM at Black Bear Diner, 700 Bancroft Ave, Walnut Creek CA, and the ride starts at 9. Be there gassed up and ready to roll!
We're going to head down Marsh Creek, Morgan Territory, then out Mines road and over to Patterson where we'll blast across the Central Valley and up into the foothills. It'll be a fun Saturday jaunt.
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That's right, it's time again for the BMW NorCal Range of Light Gypsy Tour, a rally like no other! Why? Because this is no stationary rally. This is a riding rally, a two day event conceived for true riding fans, by true riding fans. Riders will be treated to exceptional road and optional GS routes, showcasing some of the best riding and scenery in the West. And be sure to bring fresh tires as you can expect around 300 miles each day. Our destinations? You won't know until the day before. This is a closely guarded secret - all we can tell you is the start point.
Riders can look forward to:
The Range of Light Gypsy Tour is part adventure, part test piece, part endurance event, part riding tour, part camp-out, and 100% fun. So register now and join those ready for the best rally in the West! This year we start at Grass Valley at the Nevada County Horsemen Event Grounds, ideally situated to downtown Grass Valley for Friday night dinner and Saturday morning breakfast. Check-in and gate registrations open at 3:00 P.M.
And as with all BMW NorCal events, riders of all brands of motorcycles are welcome to ride in the ROL, as long as the bikes are street legal, in sound working order, registered and insured.
But wait, there's more! Starting for the very first time with this year's ROL, non BMW NorCal registrants that own BMWs are eligible for Club membership! This is a nod to the dedication of ROL Gypsy Tour riders, and the riding and camping involved with this event is the foundation the BMW NorCal Club is built on. Click on the link at registration for more details or contact us.
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So you like to Ride to Camp/Camp to Ride? How about Ride to Eat/Eat to Ride, Crispy Patas style! Join us as we head down to Lake Isabella to take part in the Bikerdahan, the annual west coast Filipino motorcycle club gathering. This year we have been invited to participate on the club level instead of the spattering of fun-loving members that have been tagging along for the last few years. Aside from some really great riding you can expect a crazy time filled with tons of food and drink, and lots of friendly folks having a great time. And you'd better brush up on your singing because if it's a Filipino party - there's going to be karaoke! Each club is responsible for a dish at the humongous pot luck Saturday Night, and BMW NorCal will be preparing something as well. The event is from Friday, September 20th to Sunday the 22nd. Some folks are heading down Friday while some are likely to be heading down Saturday. The cost to attend is a mere $10 for the weekend. And there will be Bikerdahn shirts for sale there, on a first come, first serve basis - $20.
September is when we say goodbye to high elevation campouts for the season. And our last one for this season is at Prosser Ranch Group site, North of Truckee. Dress warm and expect overnight frost but the great riding there will more than make up for it!
Directions to the site:
From either east bound or west bound Interstate 80 in Truckee take exit 188, Highway 89 north toward Sierraville. In approximately 3.5 miles turn right at the sign for Prosser Recreation Sites then in about two miles the campground will be on the right.
The ride meets at Woodland Black Bear diner
Route sheets to follow.
Oh yeah, it's time again for another great Oktoberfest, BMW NorCal style! If you haven't yet joined us at Liberty Glen above Lake Sonoma, you're not going to want to miss this. The Club puts on a great cookout with fresh, locally sourced German foods thanks to Kevin "Sausage Meister" Coleman, who tracks down great sausage, pretzel, pickle, sauerkraut, spaetzle (thanks Mark and Linda!), and bier (of course!). Members enjoy the camping for free, as usual, but also the food. Non-members are asked to cover the cost of their meal and at $15 this is a deal, especially if you consider an early bird Sunday breakfast (while supplies last) is included. And this year we are adding the option for the beverage wristbands to the online registration so you don't have to worry about remembering your cash.
Another great thing about having this event at Liberty Glen is that all the roads leading there are great riding roads. And in addition to a great ride we are also making a stop at at Eurocycle Sonoma (Santa Rosa BMW) for an open house. So if you don't want to start with the club at Breakfast, meet us there!
This is it, the last campout of the year! And because of Thanksgiving, our November campout is actually December 7th. And because of the unknowns of winter weather we are sticking close to home, this time in Big Basin Redwood State Park in the Santa Cruz mountains. So let's do this!
Breakfast at Louis' at 8AM, ride departs at 9. Try to be gassed up when you get there, this means get gas shortly before arriving. There's no gas near the restaurant.
Thinking about Baja again, this time keeping to more of the original format, shorter and sweet. This is my first take on the route, this time meeting up just this side of Tecate at Portero Campground.
We would cross at Tecate, head down MH3 towards ensenada but stay on 3 and head west towards San Feipe. GS bikes can hit Mike's sky Ranch while street bikes continue to San Felipe. From there we make our way down MH5, with stops in Gonzago Bay area, San Ignacio, then Mulege for 2 nights. Starting back we could stop in Catavina, Rancho Meling, then Valle de Guadalupe for the last night in Baja. Then Joshua Tree and onto Death Valley for the annual BMW NorCal campout.
There will be a registration charge at some point, but riders can sign up now to show interest and get on a mailing list.
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