• 08 Aug 2018 9:43 PM | Anonymous member

    That's right folks, the August edition of The NorCal News is hot off the press and ready for the masses! And while you enjoy the fruit of John Ellis' hard work, think of content you can contribute. He is always looking for more. Click here to jump right in to the newsletter. Click here to email John an article of your own!  

  • 03 Aug 2018 5:56 PM | Anonymous member
    BMW NorCal unveiled its New Camper Program at the July Member Meeting and Campout. 
    This pilot program, spearheaded by Board member Kevin Coleman and launched by the Board in July, is an educational program intended to help first time campers get into moto camping and includes loaner gear. For those interested in pitching in, we are collecting gently used camping gear - primarily tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads. Our target audience, people new to moto camping that don't know where to start, haven't had the camping experience, and haven't yet started to purchase their own gear. 

    Taking advantage of the program was a very enthusiastic Ashok Subbarama. Not only was this his first time camping, it was his furthest motorcycle ride! And since we were camping up at the amazing Forks of the Salmon, he had a perfect introduction to moto camping! 

    Contact us at camp@bmwnorcal.org with questions and to donate gear. Ank keep an eye out on the website for more information.

    In the meantime click here for more info on moto camping with BMW NorCal.

  • 03 Jul 2018 8:39 PM | Anonymous member

    The July Newsletter is hot off the presses! Click here for it and as you enjoy this month's collection of spills and thrills think of one of your own to share next month. John Ellis will love to hear from you! 

  • 25 Jun 2018 1:31 PM | Anonymous member

    As you know June is the annual election meeting, this year held at Chanslor Ranch at Salmon Creek on the Sonoma Coast. The results of this year's election are as follows:

    President: Greg Hutchinson

    Vice President: Mike Morlin

    Secretary: Fred Montano

    Treasurer: Kevin Coleman

    Safety Director: Jorgen Larsen

    Historian: Rick Webb

    Tour Captain: Nick Gloyd

    This year's Board has a great mix of seasoned and new members, and should prove to be a strong and dynamic leadership team for the Club over the next year. 

    It should be noted that by stepping into the Vice President position, Mike Morlin will now have served in all of the Board positions! Welcome Mike and thank you! And thanks to the rest of the Board as well. 

  • 10 Jun 2018 8:13 PM | Anonymous member
    Hot off the presses! This month's eagerly awaited rag is now ready for your reading pleasure! Thanks to John Ellis for another incredible edition of the NorCal News, and remember, if you've got a tale to tell, an adventure to share, a product to rave about - John wants to hear about it! And great thanks to Mini for her submittal on their ride in Morocco! It's awesome to hear her perspective. Maybe she's paving the way for other club ladies to share their stories (hint hint)? So read on, get informed and get inspired, courtesy of your fellow club members. And while your at it, check out our sponsors. They've got all sorts of products and services we need and use - pay them a visit first!

    Click here to jump right in!

  • 06 Jun 2018 8:29 AM | Anonymous member

    It's June which means it's time again for our Annual Meeting where we hold elections for the Board of Directors. This is when members in good standing* can give back to the club - to run for one of the Board positions and/or to turn out to vote. And this year a few of the Board are cooking up a great BBQ for the club - so click the link below and get signed up early so we can nail down the food. 

    Click here: June Member Meeting and Campout - Chanslor Ranch


    * membership renewal prior to or at the meeting is required to vote.

  • 14 May 2018 4:39 PM | Anonymous member

    It is with a heavy heart that we are sharing the passing of a friend, Ted Hutz. Ted was an early and long-time member of BMW NorCal and as a Club we want to express our condolences to his family. For those of you that knew Ted and want to pay your respects, there will be Memorial service on Saturday, June 2nd at 11:00 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 701 S. Pleasant Ave. in Lodi, CA. Friends are invited to join family at Woodbridge Country Club following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for the BMW Club of Northern California in memory of Ted. For more information click here.

  • 28 Mar 2018 7:42 AM | Anonymous member
    A quick heads-up that as Tour Captain I am working on introducing and implementing a new approach to the group riding we do with the club. 

    As most of you have noticed we have steadily been getting more participants on the monthly Meeting/ Campout Rides as well as the Second Sunday Breakfast Rides, with 30 plus riders being the new norm. Instead of maintaining up to 15-20 riders per group, with a leader and a sweep, we will be looking at groups of 4-5 with a leader only. The groups will ride the same routes, start and finish in the same places, and overlap for breaks and fill-ups at the same places. But we will ride in smaller, more nimble groups that will navigate through surface streets and traffic lights easier and take less time to organize and mobilize. Riders of similar riding ability will ride together; folks that want to ride at a more spirited pace can, while folks that want a more casual pace can as well. This is a safer approach that will make the group rides more efficient and fun. 

    Please contact me with any questions or comments at TourCaptain@bmwnorcal.org



  • 28 Mar 2018 7:38 AM | Anonymous member

    Welcome Fred Montano and Rick Webb to the Board of Directors as Secretary and Historian! They stepped up to fill the recent vacancies and will be on the Board until at least the June election. Come out to the Next Member meeting to see them in action!

  • 06 Feb 2018 7:34 PM | Anonymous member

    The February edition of The NorCal News is hot off the presses! Click here for another great month of thrills and spills, submitted by you, the readers, and expertly presented by our esteemed Editor, John Ellis. And as always, John is looking for great member content, so if you've got a tale to tell, some news to share, or a new farkle we need to know about, write it up and send it to him at this link


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