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Upcoming events

    • 28 Aug 2021
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • 29 Aug 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Uncle Tom's Cabin
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    Unfortunately,  our original campground at Spanish Creek is right in the middle of the Dixie Fire and presently closed.  It's unlikely that it will open anytime soon.  So we made arrangements to camp at Uncle Tom's Cabin!   Our new route and starting location will be posted soon.  Also we are looking into options for a catered dinner.  No matter, I am sure we will have a great time hanging out in the Bar.  There is so much history there.   Lets plan to leave a few dollar bills on the ceiling.  


    • 03 Sep 2021
    • 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • 06 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • Glenn County Fair - Orland (221 E Yolo St, Orland, CA 95963)
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    It's time again for BMW NorCal's premier riding rally!

    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. 


    But wait, there's more! 

    2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the ROL!


    The rally we know today had its humble beginnings in 1991 when a group of BMW NorCal visionaries  organized this event to ride, camp, and celebrate some of the best riding of the Sierra Nevada - the "Range of Light".  And while these days we technically stray out of the Range of Light, we still stay true to the original intent of the first ROL Rallies. 

    Today 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 Orland at the Glen County Fairgrounds ideally situated near downtown for great Friday night dinner options 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. And remember, BMW motorcycle owners are eligible for Club membership with their registration! 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.


    This year we're starting at the Glen County Fairgrounds in Orland!

    Orland is centrally located and a great jumping off point for some of the really great riding in Northern California. And the Glen County Fairgrounds are closely situated to lots of amenities and restaurants in Orland, so Friday's dinner and Saturday's breakfast will be a breeze. 

    And while we are expecting a Covid restriction free ROL, we will have to abide by any state or local ordinances, if any are in place. But for now, we are planning for a full blown ROL Rally!
    • 04 Sep 2021
    • 6:30 PM (PDT)
    • 05 Sep 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Orland
    • 191
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    Hey ROL Folks!

    This year we are not doing cash donations for the cold drinks at the evening stops for the ROL. Instead we are taking online donations. Donations of $20 will get donors the 30th anniversary commemorative gel wristbands and access to the ROL cold drinks all weekend. This is a great deal! This is limited to the first 225 donors (and donors must be ROL registrants of course). There will also be an option to donate at the the Friday registration table but wristbands aren't guaranteed. 

    Thanks and contact Nick with any questions at rolchair@bmwnorcal.org

    • 25 Sep 2021
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • 26 Sep 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Cedar Flat group campground
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    We have reserved the Ceder Flat Group Site , Camp Noren  for the September  campout.  Cedar Flat is located 25 miles Southeast of Bishop California in the Inyo National Forest. There is very little light pollution that makes for great nighttime sky views so bring some binoculars.   Route Sheet will be posted closer to the campout.  Of course, this is all subject to group site cancelations. 

    • 30 Sep 2021
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    • 03 Oct 2021
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    • Rawhide Adventures -Castaic, CA
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    The 2022 GS Challenge qualifer is coming to Rawhyde this September!  Come out and see some truly outstanding riders be challenged by a variety of events and compete for a spot representing the US at the International Challenge in Albania in late summer 2022. Check out this Youtube video  and this one from the 2019 qualifier at Rawhyde to give you an idea of the event.  

    The details still being worked out including volunteer opportunites to help with the event and we will post up further information as it becomes available.  For now let us know if you are interested in attending the event.  Depending on how many people are interested we might organize a group ride down to Castaic or other group event at the Challenge.    

    • 04 Dec 2021
    • 8:00 AM (PST)
    • 05 Dec 2021
    • 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Salt Point group campground
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    We have reserved the Salt Point Group Campsite for the December meeting.  There are many great roads to ride on the Sonoma Coast.  Route sheet and breakfast location will be posted later in the year 

    • 26 Feb 2022
    • 8:00 AM (PST)
    • 27 Feb 2022
    • 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Start is TBD
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    This month we're headed to Plaskett Creek Campground, down the Big Sur coastline . Plaskett Creek is a great coastal campground located at 69345 Cabrillo Hwy, Big Sur, CA 93920. We have Group site  1 and 3. For those that don't want to cook their meal in camp, there are a couple places to eat nearby. I'm not sure of their winter hours so call ahead.

    Don't miss this event, the ride down to the coast, once we clear the Bay Area, is fantastic and the campsite is one of the best in California, especially for the winter. 

    Winter meeting hours will be in effect: 4:00 P.M. start time

    Route TBD


    • 23 Apr 2022
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 24 Apr 2022
    • 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • Las Cruces Rd., La Grange CA
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    This month we return to La Grange and the great hospitality of Russ Drake's Daughter. You can expect a fun campout and an awesome catered BBQ dinner! As usual camping is free and  $10 for non-members. Dinner is $25. BYOB or chip in on a keg.



Past events

24 Jul 2021 July Campout Coyote Group Site
10 Jul 2021 Advanced Rider Class with Superbike Coach Can Akkaya
24 Jun 2021 BMW MOA National Rally
19 Jun 2021 Election Meeting-Loyalton Rotary Park
05 Jun 2021 Members Tech Clinic -Motoguild SF
29 May 2021 49er GS clinic - with Black Swan Moto! (Saturday "late" Clinic, Intermediate to Advanced)
29 May 2021 49er GS Clinic - with Blackswan Moto! (Saturday "early" Clinic, Beginner to Intermediate)
28 May 2021 49er GS clinic - with Black Swan Moto! (Friday "late" Clinic, Intermediate to Advanced)
28 May 2021 49er GS Clinic - with Blackswan Moto! (Friday "early" Clinic, Beginner to Intermediate)
27 May 2021 The 2021 BMW NorCal 49er!
23 Apr 2021 April Member Meeting - Songdog Ranch!
23 Apr 2021 SongDog Food
11 Apr 2021 April SSBR
14 Mar 2021 March SSBR
06 Nov 2020 IRV Seaver Virtual Rally
24 Oct 2020 The Junction Charity Ride
26 Sep 2020 Cancelled - September Member Meeting/Campout - Pine Glen Group Site 15
29 Aug 2020 Cancelled - August Member Meeting/Campout - Gates Group Site 3 "Pond"
22 May 2020 49er GS clinic - with Black Swan Moto! (Friday "late" Clinic, Intermediate to Advanced)
22 May 2020 49er GS Clinic - with Blackswan Moto! (Friday "early" Clinic, Beginner to Intermediate)
21 May 2020 The 2020 BMW NorCal 49er!
25 Apr 2020 April Member Meeting/Campout - La Grange!-Cancelled
26 Mar 2020 March Member Meeting/Campout - Death Valley Baby! Cancelled
17 Mar 2020 2020 BMW NorCal Cross Border Rally - cancelled
08 Mar 2020 Northbay SSBR-Santa Rosa to Windsor
22 Feb 2020 February Member Meeting/Campout - Clearlake State Park GSB
15 Feb 2020 Member Only Clinic - MotoGuild Tune-up Clinic now opened to non members!
09 Feb 2020 Feb SSBR-Castro Valley to The Junction via Mt. Hamilton
02 Feb 2020 Feb BoD meeting-Rocky’s Diner in Felton
01 Feb 2020 Bonus Feb Campout - Big Basin SP SQGroup site1
18 Jan 2020 Cal Moto Open House!
12 Jan 2020 Jan SSBR- Half Moon Bay
28 Dec 2019 December Club Campout!
14 Dec 2019 BMW NorCal Holiday Party - Sam's Anchor Cafe, Tiburon
07 Dec 2019 CANCELED - November Member Meeting / Campout - Big Basin SP SQGroup site1
26 Oct 2019 October Member Meeting / OkTOBERFEST Cancelled
28 Sep 2019 September Member Meeting / Vice President election / Campout - Hornswaggle Group Site #3 (Manzanita)
20 Sep 2019 BMW NorCal does Bikerdahan!
15 Sep 2019 September SSBR! South Bay Hills Tour
30 Aug 2019 2019 RANGE OF LIGHT GYPSY TOUR!
24 Aug 2019 August Member Meeting / Campout -Recreation Point / Acorn Loop
19 Aug 2019 2019 Range of Light Gypsy Tour Donation
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!
06 Jul 2019 Monthly Board of Director Meetings (click for the next date)
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
20 Oct 2018 ADV Design Oktoberfest Open House!
20 Oct 2018 Cal Moto 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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