Riding and camping Northern California and beyond, since 1965!
Come on down and see your Board in action!
This term the Board is 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...
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! We have booked the Speak Easy Lodge for Friday and Saturday Night and campgrounds 1,2,3,4 for Saturday night as well so you have no reason not to make the trek down. Please note that there is a short dirt road up an incline you need to navigate to get to the campground. Unless it rains it is doable on all bikes and tires. If you are uncomfortable riding in the dirt there should be plenty of members ready to help.
We also have arranged an excellent meal option with Dinner Saturday night and breakfast Sunday morning you don't want to miss. Last time we used this caterer everyone raved about the food. the cost is $45.00
We don't have an organized ride to the campout given the diversity of peoples schedule and distance of the ride. If you are looking for others to ride with send out a message on the Club Facebook page or send a message to the Tour Captain and we will help you connect with other riders
Directions to Camp:
Songdog Ranch is at 680 Ballinger Cyn rd, off of Hwy 33 in the Cuyama Valley of California.
Ballinger Canyon road is also known as Forest Service Number 9N10. The Ranch itself is east of Highway 33 by 1.5 miles. You will be on the property when you see the wooden split rail fence running along the road. The ranch host lives in the main house near the old wooden windmill on the north side of Ballinger rd. You are invited to stop and visit, but you are welcome to proceed to your camp. To get to the site, continue east up the canyon for about 200 yds past the windmill. On the right (south) there is a dirt road that will take you through the dry creek and up to the top of the 200ft mesa. When you reach the top of this dirt road it turns around to the East. The Speak Easy Lodge will be on your right.
Stop in Taft or New Cuyama for supplies. There are no stores around SongDog (Taft is 45 minutes away).
Remember you are responsible for yourself and your machine Ride within your limits.
Be Safe and see you at camp!
We are proud to announce the 51st BMW Motorcycle Club of Northern California's 49er Rally at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds in Mariposa, California.
The 49er Rally is the BMW Motorcycle Club of Northern California's annual Memorial Day Weekend rally, with 50 years of tradition that predates the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America's (MOA) National Rally. This is one of the West’s premier BMW Rallies not to be missed!
As always, Rally goers can expect 4 nights of grassy tent camping, optional RV camping with water and electrical hook-ups, hot showers, cold drinks, great food, clinics, speakers, vendor displays, prize giveaways, and the camaraderie of lot of fantastic people from all over! Plus, this year your Saturday Dinner is included for the early bird registrations!
Attendees will also have great local riding opportunities including Poker Runs, a self-guided road and GS rides as well as optional GS training courses and new think year a first responders’ course as well as friendly competitions.
Once again, we will be welcoming the GS Giants to our Challenge course build by Dennis Godwin.
After excellent reviews from last year we are bringing back Rawhyde Adventures for great GS training. New this year, we are finalizing options for road training by Streetmasters. We are finalizing the plans and will post registration soon for both dirt and street training.
Early Bird Registration Pricing is good thru April 30th and includes your Saturday dinner.
If you are a vendor or speaker (or would like to be) or have questions about the 49er Rally, please click here to email Mark Rodda, the 49er Chair.
Registration to open approx. 30 days prior to campout
This is one campout you don't want to miss!
June election will be held at Uncle Tom's Cabin. We have the campground for 2 nights of camping and exploring. So come join us!
Consider running for a board position. Here are the positions open:
The Vice President, Tour Captain, Safety Director (2 year term), President (1 year term) are up for election this year so please consider running for a position or nominating a fellow member.
Dinner will be served Saturday night. We will be Roasting a Pig with all the fixins!
Bring your own beverages or cash to purchase drinks at Uncle Toms Cabin bar.
The breakfast is at . The ride XXX miles and will take X.X hours without stops so be prepared to leave at 10 AM sharp with a full tank of gas and knowledge of the route, destination and stopping points, etc and GPS files loaded. Route Sheets and GPS files will be provided after registration.
Ride within your limits, you are responsible for yourself and your machine.
Ride Safe, See you at Camp!
Registration will open approx. 30 days before the campout
Grab your fishing pole as we are headed to Bear Group Campground in the Eldorado National Forest. The proximity to water and the mixed pine setting in the fresh Sierra Nevada air, makes this campground an excellent group retreat destination. Upriver from the campground is the Upper Bear River Reservoir. This lake is smaller and spans 166 surface acres with 2.5 miles of shoreline.
The breakfast is at XYZ. The ride XXX miles and will take X.X hours without stops so be prepared to leave at 9 AM sharp with a full tank of gas and knowledge of the route, destination and stopping points, etc and GPS files loaded. Route Sheets and GPS files will be provided after registration.
From Jackson, California, travel east on State Route 88 for 39 miles and turn right (south) on Bear River Road. Travel 2 miles to Y intersection and stay to the right side, going across the dam. Drive .5 miles past South Shore Campground to Bear Group Campground, which will be located on left side of road.
This months campout will be at Badger Flat Group Campground located in the beautiful Sierra National Forest. Camp sites at an elevation of over 8,000 feet in the High Sierra.
Directions: Take Hwy 168 east from Clovis to Shaver Lake. Continue thru Shaver Lake to Huntington Lake. At east end of the Huntington Lake turn right on the Kaiser Pass Road (at Eastwood Visitor Center). Travel 5 miles up the Kaiser Pass Road to Badger Flat Group Campground.
No Drinking water provided
At nearby Huntington Lake, services available at California Land Management Camp Store, Lakeshore Resort and Rancheria Enterprises. Cell service limited to Huntington Lake Area.
This is BEAR Country. Be sure and store food properly and no not feed the animals.
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