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Upcoming events

    • 06 Jul 2019
    • 02 May 2020
    • 11 sessions
    • MotoGuild SF, 849 13Th St. San Francisco

    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... 

    Moto Guild


    • 24 Aug 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Recreation Point, Bass Lake
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    Acorn Group Camp

    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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    • 30 Aug 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • 02 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Nevada County Horsemen Event Grounds: 10600 Bubbling Wells Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95945
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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:

    • Two days of some of the best riding in the State, destinations unknown.
    • 3 nights grassy camping.
    • Hot showers and catered dinners Saturday and Sunday Nights.
    • Cold drinks.
    • Poker Run with cash prizes!
    • Fun door prizes and sponsor swag.
    • Sag wagon to haul your gear (soft luggage only). 
    • Rescue wagon in case there's a problem.
    • Printed route booklets, shared Rever route files/downloadable .gpx files.
    • Rally Shirts, pins, and stickers. 
    • Great Camaraderie. 
    • BEST. TIME. EVER.

    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.


    Huge shout out to our sponsors!!!

     

     
       

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    • 20 Sep 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • 22 Sep 2019
    • Lake Isabella - French Gulch group site
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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. 


    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Off Hwy 89, Truckee, CA 96040
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    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. 

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    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Liberty Glen Group Site D, Lake Sonoma
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    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!   

    Euro Cycle Sonoma

    • 07 Dec 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Big Basin Redwoods Stape Park - Sequoia Group site 1
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    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.

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    • 17 Mar 2020
    • Portero Campground, Portero CA
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    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. 

    Contact Nick with any questions. tourcaptain@bmwnorcal.org



Past events

03 Aug 2019 Pre-ROL tune-up clinic at MotoGuild SF!
27 Jul 2019 July Member Meeting / Camput - Stoney Group Site Shasta/Trinity
14 Jul 2019 July SSBR - Pounding the Penninsula!
29 Jun 2019 June Member Meeting (BOD Election) and Campout - Finnon Lake!
16 Jun 2019 June SSBR - East Bay Extravaganza!
13 Jun 2019 2019 BMW MOA National Rally - Lebanon Tennessee!
26 May 2019 49er Rally Ladies GS Clinic with Pat Jacques - Sunday (day 2)
25 May 2019 Lance Thomas HIGH SKILLS GS Clinic, 49er Rally Saturday (PM) May 25th
25 May 2019 49er Rally Ladies GS Clinic with Pat Jacques - Saturday (day 1 of 2)
25 May 2019 Lance Thomas GS Clinic, 49er Rally Saturday (AM) May 25th
24 May 2019 Lance Thomas GS Clinic, 49er Rally Friday (PM), May 24th
24 May 2019 Lance Thomas GS Clinic, 49er Rally Friday (AM), May 24th
23 May 2019 The BMW NorCal 49er Rally!
11 May 2019 BMW NorCal Adopt-a-Highway Clean-up day!
27 Apr 2019 Eurocycle Sonoma / Santa Rosa BMW Spring Into Spring Season Opening Event!
13 Apr 2019 April Member Meeting and Campout - La Grange - PLUS A&S open house!
07 Apr 2019 Advanced Rider Class with Superbike Coach Can Akkaya - Registration is now open to all!
28 Mar 2019 March Member Meeting and Campout - Death Valley!
09 Mar 2019 Saturday ride with Mike Huntzinger
02 Mar 2019 BMW NorCal Member Only Clinic - The Spring Tune-up at MotoGuild SF
24 Feb 2019 CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW! See Alternate EVENT: February Member Meeting / Campout - Holiday Group site Maricopa Highway
23 Feb 2019 February Member Meeting / Campout (NEW and IMPROVED LOCATION) - Indian Rock Group Site at Mt Madonna Park
26 Jan 2019 January Member meeting and Campout - Sugarloaf Ridge State Park group site 2
08 Dec 2018 BMW NorCal Member Holiday Party!
01 Dec 2018 November Member Meeting and Campout - Fremont Peak (Doe Flat Group Site) Plus San Jose BMW Open House!
11 Nov 2018 Nov SSBR- Petaluma to Nicasio
27 Oct 2018 Oktoberfest Member Meeting and Campout - Liberty Glen Campground - Lake Sonoma - GROUP SITE D
20 Oct 2018 Cal Moto Open House!
20 Oct 2018 ADV Design Oktoberfest Open House!
13 Oct 2018 Member Only Clinic - Advanced Riders Class (TC ARC)!
29 Sep 2018 September Member Meeting and Campout - Saddlebag Lake "Trailhead Group Site"!
31 Aug 2018 2018 RANGE OF LIGHT GYPSY TOUR!
25 Aug 2018 August Member Meeting and Campout - Lake Alpine!
12 Aug 2018 SSBR with Fred Montano
04 Aug 2018 Monthly Board of Director Meetings (Click for Dates)
28 Jul 2018 July Member Meeting and Campout - Nordheimer CG
08 Jul 2018 July SSBR-San Mateo Coast ride
07 Jul 2018 Board of Director Meeting
23 Jun 2018 June Member BoD Election Meeting and Campout - Chanslor Ranch
16 Jun 2018 Adventure Bike Challenge
10 Jun 2018 June SSBR - North Bay Baby!
26 May 2018 Lance Thomas GS Clinic, 49er Rally Saturday May 26th
25 May 2018 Lance Thomas GS Clinic, 49er Rally Friday May 25th
24 May 2018 2018 49er Rally!
12 May 2018 May SSBR - Second SATURDAY Breakfast Ride to Cal Moto Open House
28 Apr 2018 April Member Meeting - Songdog Ranch!
08 Apr 2018 April SSBR - East Bay
16 Mar 2018 March Member Meeting / Annual Death Valley Campout!
15 Mar 2018 The Ride from Long Beach BMW to Death Valley
14 Mar 2018 BMW Cross-Border Rally at Long Beach BMW!
03 Mar 2018 1st annual BMW Cross Border Rally - Loreto to Long Beach!
24 Feb 2018 February Member Meeting - Hidden View Campground!
17 Feb 2018 Member Only Clinic - CPR and First Aid Training at Moto Guild SF!
11 Feb 2018 February SSBR - East Bay Extravaganza!
27 Jan 2018 January Member Meeting - Salt Point SP Plus BMW Santa Rosa open house
14 Jan 2018 January SSBR - West Marin Tour
13 Jan 2018 Airheads BMW Club - norcal tech day!
16 Dec 2017 BMWNorcal's End of Year Member Party 2017
10 Dec 2017 Board of Directors Meeting
10 Dec 2017 December SSBR, Party on the Peninsula!
02 Dec 2017 November Meeting and Campout - Plaskett Creek, PLUS Wunderlich America open house!
18 Nov 2017 BMW NorCal Member Only Clinic
12 Nov 2017 November SSBR - Tri Valley Ramble
28 Oct 2017 Oktoberfest General Meeting and Campout - Back at Liberty Glen Campground
15 Oct 2017 SSBR North Bay - SoCo Adventure
23 Sep 2017 September Meeting, Hat Creek Campground
15 Sep 2017 2017 Autumn Beemer Bash
01 Sep 2017 Range of Light Gypsy Tour 2017!
26 Aug 2017 Mammoth Lakes member meeting and campout
29 Jul 2017 Grover Hot Springs
13 Jul 2017 MOA International Rally 2017!
09 Jul 2017 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride, Pinnacles National Park!
24 Jun 2017 Annual Election Meeting, Brannan Island State Recreation Area, Rio Vista, California!
11 Jun 2017 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride, Lake Berryessa/Napa Loop!
10 Jun 2017 Big Bike Adventure Challenge!
06 Jun 2017 Board Of Directors Meeting
27 May 2017 49'er Rally 2017, GS Clinic, Saturday, May 27th!
26 May 2017 49'er Rally 2017, GS Clinic, Friday, May 26th!
25 May 2017 49’er Rally 2017, Call for Volunteers!
13 May 2017 Second SATURDAY Breakfast Ride (Moved to Saturday for Mom!)
03 May 2017 Board Of Directors Meeting
29 Apr 2017 San Luis Reservoir State Recreational Area!
20 Apr 2017 Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up Day!
09 Apr 2017 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride, Petaluma to Santa Rosa Loop via Calistoga!
05 Apr 2017 Board Of Directors Meeting
24 Mar 2017 March Member Meeting & Campout, Furnace Creek, Death Valley!
12 Mar 2017 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride, Half Moon Bay to Portola Valley via Santa Cruz!
01 Mar 2017 Board Of Directors Meeting
25 Feb 2017 Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, Calistoga, California
12 Feb 2017 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride, Vallejo, Delta, Diablo!
01 Feb 2017 Board Of Directors Meeting
28 Jan 2017 Arroyo Seco Campground, Greenfield, California!
21 Jan 2017 Tech Day 2017 !!!!
08 Jan 2017 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride, South Bay
04 Jan 2017 Board Of Directors Meeting
17 Dec 2016 Holiday Party 2016
11 Dec 2016 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride, Pinole!
07 Dec 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
03 Dec 2016 Pianetta Winery Vineyard, Meeting & Campout, Paso Robles!
13 Nov 2016 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride, Lead by Fred Montano!
02 Nov 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
22 Oct 2016 Oktoberfest Meeting & Campout, Rancho Seco, California!
12 Oct 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
09 Oct 2016 Sorry, Event Cancelled (Second Sunday Breakfast Ride (Let's Do Your Local Ride!))
24 Sep 2016 September Member Meeting & Campout, Hat Creek, Old Satation, CA, Lassen National Forest!
17 Sep 2016 Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up Day!
16 Sep 2016 Autumn Beemer BASH, September 16 - 18, Quincy, California!
11 Sep 2016 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride (Let's Do Your Local Ride!)
07 Sep 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
02 Sep 2016 Range of Light Gypsy Tour 2016 (Pre-Registration Closed, Gate Opens at 3:00 PM on 9/2/16!)
27 Aug 2016 August Member Meeting & Campout
18 Aug 2016 Nakusp Hotsprings Rally, August 18 - 21, Nakusp, BC, Canada!
14 Aug 2016 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride, Scotts Valley!
03 Aug 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
30 Jul 2016 July Member Meeting & Campout, Gray Pine Campground, Stonyford, CA!
21 Jul 2016 Cascade County Rendezvous, July 21 - 24, Republic, Washington
13 Jul 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
10 Jul 2016 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride (Pacifica)
25 Jun 2016 Calaveras Big Trees, Election Meeting & Campout
18 Jun 2016 Adopt A Highway Clean Up Day!
17 Jun 2016 Chief Joseph Rally, June 17 - 19, 2016, John Day, Oregon
16 Jun 2016 Beehive Beemers Red Rock Rendezvous Rally, June 16 - 19, Panguitch, Utah!
12 Jun 2016 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride
08 Jun 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
28 May 2016 49'er Rally 2016, Off Road Skills Clinic, Saturday, May 28th!
27 May 2016 49'er Rally 2016, Off Road Skills Clinic, Friday, May 27th!
26 May 2016 49'er Rally 2016, Volunteer Signups!
26 May 2016 49'er Rally 2016, Mariposa, California!
08 May 2016 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride
04 May 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
23 Apr 2016 Black Butte Lake, Member Meeting, and Campout
21 Apr 2016 Adopt A Highway Clean Up Day!
10 Apr 2016 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride
06 Apr 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
02 Apr 2016 49er Rally Poster Distribution
25 Mar 2016 Death Valley, Member Meeting, and Campout
13 Mar 2016 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride
02 Mar 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
27 Feb 2016 Fremont Peak Member Meeting and Campout
20 Feb 2016 NEW DATE, Tech Session, Wheels, Tires & Brakes!
14 Feb 2016 At the request of Sweethearts, the Second Sunday Breakfast Ride has been cancelled for Valentine's Day 2016!
10 Feb 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
30 Jan 2016 Cancelled Due to Weather - January Meeting and Campout, Arroyo Seco Campground
13 Jan 2016 Board Of Directors Meeting
10 Jan 2016 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride
19 Dec 2015 Holiday Party 2015
13 Dec 2015 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride
09 Dec 2015 Board Of Directors Meeting
05 Dec 2015 Plasket Creek Ride, Member Meeting & Campout!
08 Nov 2015 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride
07 Nov 2015 Airhead Adventures Tech Day
28 Oct 2015 Board Of Directors Meeting
11 Oct 2015 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride
10 Oct 2015 Adventure Designs Open House
30 Sep 2015 Board Of Directors Meeting
26 Sep 2015 Hornswoggle Group Camp, September Membership Meeting and Campout
24 Sep 2015 Horizons Unlimited Mariposa Meeting, Mariposa CA
18 Sep 2015 Quincy Beemer Bash, Plumas County Fairgrounds, Quincy CA
13 Sep 2015 Second Sunday Breakfast Ride
04 Sep 2015 BMW NorCal Range of Light Gypsy Tour
29 Aug 2015 Stampede Reserviour, August Membership Meeting and Campout
23 Jul 2015 BMW MOA International Rally - Billings MT
27 Jun 2015 June Ride, Membership Meeting/Election and Campout Finnon Lake



          

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