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Due to the popularity of this campout we have extended the meal ordering period. The cut-off is Monday, June 24th. Register now and get your meal box checked!
It's election time so come join us at Finnon Lake for a great campout and cast your vote for the next Board of Directors. And, maybe even consider stepping up and volunteering for a position. The BOD is what makes the club work and it's run by fellow members volunteering to get things done. This year we are implementing staggered terms so only some of the Board positions will be up open for this election. Two positions are open for one year terms: President and Vice President. Three positions are up for two year terms: Secretary, Tour Captain, and Safety Director.
This meeting will have dinner catered so show up ready to eat some great chow! We will also have cold beer for a small club donation.
The breakfast / ride starts at Suisun Black Bear Diner. Breakfast is at 8 AM, the ride departs at 9 AM.
GS Route Option
There is such great adventure riding in the El Dorado Forest we created a GS ride to the June club meeting. The ride will start at Nancy’s Café, 356 Elm Avenue in Auburn at 8 AM and depart promptly at 9 AM. Please arrive with a full tank of gas.
The route is about 130 miles with a riding time of approximately 5 hours and include about 40 miles of unpaved forest roads suitable for most riders with basic comfort riding on unpaved roads, as well as outstanding paved roads. You won't want to miss this ride if you enjoy riding off pavement.
Time permitting we will stop at Uncle Tom’s Cabin for a quick refreshment. The only spot for gas or food on the route is in Foresthill which is about 90 minutes from the start so you might want to bring a few snacks as well as water.
You can download the GS route wih the links below.
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This month we are lucky to be heading into an area with some of the best riding in California! And if we find ourselves too warm from all the awesome summer riding, this campground is right on Stoney Creek, the perfect place for a dip. Also, we have thesite for two nights so consider coming up on Friday to take advantage this.
Route sheets to follow.
This month we'll have some good Sierra fun. At 8,000', Badger Flats offers some great camping and the road in will be a treat.
Route sheet to follow.
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 between 300-400 miles each day. Our destination? 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.
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.
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!
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