Hello everyone. My name is Patrick Mogavero, and I am the national Vice President for the Motorcycle Sport Touring Association (MSTA]. We have recently begun a relationship with the BMWRA and have applied for a charter with your club. We are also chartered with the AMA. We have been in existence as a national club since 1982. It is our/my hope that by working together the BMWRA and MSTA will be able to come up with ways to grow this fantastic sport/hobby that so many of us have loved for so long. The two clubs have many similarities. Our average ages are about the same, most of our members are multi-bike owners, our emphasis is on RIDING, we both help to organize/sponsor one National event per year and many regional events, we are both passionate about Motorcycles and the people that ride them. Our emphasis is on “sport-tourimg”, but we have many members that also ride dirt, DS, road racing, etc. We have more than 20 of our 1200 members that are already members of the RA and probably 1/3rd or more of our club ride their BMW’s as their main bike. Myself, I do not own a BMW, but I have rented/riden several models and am a fan of the brand. I do have a BMW/Mini Cooper....does that count? LOL
i look forward to meeting many of you in the future at events and to conversing with you on this forum. I invite you to check out our website and forum too. We also have a national Facebook page for those that participate there.
i am very optimistic and excited about what the future may hold for both of our organizations as we work together and build a strong bond...2 seperate organizations witn shared values and shared goals of growing and prospering while serving our members. Cheers!
Patrick Mogavero, MSTA VP