• 31 Aug 2016 8:47 PM | Anonymous

    If you can make this one, great, if not, no problem, there will be many opportunities to help out. 

    If this is your first time to  volunteer you must view the Caltrans safety DVD for participants, which you can download from adopt-a-highway-dot-ca-gov

    When the page opens there is a section in the lower left column under Safety DVD.  You want the second and last one, “For all Participants.”  It is a 15 minute video and takes a while to download.  So an easy alternative is to view it here by clicking here on YouTube!  Whichever one you view, just make sure it is Part Two.

    We will meet at Scrambl’z Diner, 775 E. Dunn Ave. in Morgan Hill.  I will conduct a quick safety briefing and hand out PPE (personal protective equipment) in the parking lot at 9am.  If you want to eat or drink prior to that, arrive earlier.  You will need to wear long pants and footwear with ankle support as shown in the video.  

    You may wish to bring water.   Those of you coming from a certain area (i.e. East bay) may wish to carpool.  I will be coming from San Jose and can take four people if anyone wants to ride with me.  We will be leaving most of our vehicles in the parking lot of Scramble’s and taking as few vehicle to the highway as needed.  

    Please “register” if you plan to attend.  No need to contact me if you’re not going to make it.  And of course, email me if you have any questions at edwardperryt@yahoo.com 


  • 22 Aug 2016 6:57 PM | Anonymous

    The start of the Range of Light Gypsy Tour is just about 10 days away.  To guarantee you'll receive meals on Saturday and Sunday nights, please complete and pay for your registration by this Friday, August 26th. There are only 25 remaining tickets available so register NOW if you want to ride the ROL in 2016!

  • 20 Aug 2016 9:16 AM | Anonymous

    There are just 34 spots remaining for the Range of Light Gypsy Tour 2016! If you plan to attend please register today, space is limited to the first 200 riders!  Registration fees are $100 and include 3 nights of camping, 2 meals and you'll be eligible to win $1000's of $ in raffle giveaways and poker run prizes!  Visit the ROL page on this website for complete details and if you have any questions, email the ROL Chair!

  • 11 Aug 2016 9:05 AM | Anonymous

    We were saddened to learn of the death of one our members on July 22, 2016, Neil Talbert.   Neil was a retired Lance Cpl. Cornelius “Neil” Talbert, 69, of the U.S. Marine Corps was struck and killed by a car Friday while riding his motorcycle south on Highway 17 near Redwood Estates.  Neil was an avid BMW motorcycle enthusiast and a 10+ year member of the BMW Club of Northern California.  Memorial services will held tomorrow, Friday, August 12, 2016, at the Oakwood Chapel, 3301 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz.  Neil's obituary was recently published in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

  • 07 Aug 2016 7:46 PM | Anonymous

    The August newsletter features the following this month:

    • Tips to Fight Dehydration

    • BMW 100th Anniversary

    • July Member Meeting Recap, Stonyford

    • Featured New Member, Kevin Coleman

    • Anniversary Pins

    • Preparing for the Range of Light (ROL)

    • Fred & Ed's 2016 BMW International Rally

    August Newsletter

  • 07 Aug 2016 11:13 AM | Anonymous
    Want to unload or trade some gear off before the Range of Light? President Dan Rowe has a table booked for the Swap meet at the Moto Guild on Treasure Island.  Bring your stuff by with a price tag.  Scuderia West, Catalyst Reaction, and Nexx helmets will be there also.  Sunday, August 28, 2016, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, 849 13th St. (Treasure Island), San Francisco, CA,Moto Guild
  • 02 Aug 2016 4:08 PM | Anonymous
    The start of the Range of Light Gypsy Tour 2016 is 30 days from today!   Here's a quick update for the 100+ riders who have registered and everyone else who is thinking about attending:
    • The Range of Light is all about riding, camping and having fun with old and new friends.  Each morning you break camp at your leisure, ride with a group or all by yourself, set your own pace and stop as often as you like or perhaps not at all!
    • When you arrive at that night's destination you'll find plenty of grass so set up the tent wherever you like.  Then grab a cold beverage, join in the conversations about the day's ride and prepare to enjoy plenty of good food with dessert.
    • The routes this year are nothing less than spectacular!   They've all been ridden several times by the ROL team and final maps and GPS files are in production.
    • Our first night is in Boonville, California, a typical wine country village on Highway 128 that offers wine connoisseurs some of California's best sparkling and Pinot Noirs.  There are several good restaurants, coffee stops and places to purchase supplies.
    • The ROL is limited to 200 riders so if you are ready to ride, click on the register button above as just 95 spots are still available (plus you'll save $10 as an "Early Bird" registration!)
    • The registration fee includes all of the following: grassy camping for 3 nights, route sheets and GPS files, an ROL 2016 sticker and pin, eligibility to win tons of prizes and dinners on Friday and Saturday nights!
    • Range of Light 2016 t-shirts and caps are now available for purchase.  You can purchase when registering online or anytime from the club store.  All items must ordered in advance by August 12, 2016, and be picked up at the event. 
    If you have any questions email the ROL Chair at rolchair@bmwnorcal.org.  The Range of Light Gypsy Tour 2016 will be a fantastic weekend of exciting rides, camping, friends and having some fun.  See you in Boonville, California on September 2, 2016!


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