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    Welcome to the BMW Riders Association Web Site

    If you’re serious about your riding, you’re in the right place. The BMW RA is an international community of BMW motorcycle riders focused on the machine, the marque and the company that makes it all work. It is our mission to enhance the BMW motorcycling experience for our members and provide a forum on the history, current offerings and the future of the marque. We’re glad you’re here and hope you will become part of our family of riders.

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    All the BMW News that's fit to print

    Keep up to date with what's happening in the BMW world.

    On The Level Online Supplement

    Links from articles published in OTL, sample material and other supplemental information is provided here. If you're not an RA member, join and receive OTL six times per year.

    BMW Racing News

    Bringing you BMW Racing coverage from all over the world, in every form that a BMW motorcycle can participate.

    Keeping up with BMW Has Always Been Hard

    1934 BMW R7 Prototype

    Learn all about the new models from BMW as soon as the information becomes public, and sometimes even sooner.

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    News of the RA World


    What's going on with the club?  This is the place to read about club activities and changes.

    The 42nd National RAlly at Barber Motorsports Park

    May 29 – June 1, 2014, Birmingham, AL

    Barber is a moto fantasy: vintage museum, racetrack and glorious outdoor art gallery, it has no peer.

    Start or Renew Your Club Membership!


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    Membership Has Its Benefits

    And here are some of them for joining the RA, because the RA is looking for useful discounts and deals for its members.

    Welcome to the Black Eagle Shop

    Club members can visit the shop for RA "Right Attitude" wear and accessories.

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    Rallies and Events

    Plan out your riding season with this zoomable, scrollable and clickable map, along with a date order listing of upcoming Rallies and Events.

    Local Chartered Clubs

    The RA charters local clubs and provides their information here so you can find them

    RA Regions Program

    RA volunteers work to keep you informed about what's happening in your area of the world, with local events and news.

    Classified Ads

    Here's where RA Members can create classified ads to buy, sell or swap BMW Motorcycle related items.

    The RA Forum - Where Riders Get Together

    The forum is open to anyone.  Join in and express your opinions!

    Selected BMW Links

    Here are a set of useful links to relevant BMW websites.  We have them grouped into useful categories so you can find what you're looking for quickly: BMW Corporate pages, selected other Clubs, Racing info and, of course, Miscellaneous.

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Rallies and Events

2014-04-25 to 2014-04-27

Our rally season kicks off with camping in 30-degree night temps. Bring a zero-degree sleeping bag, a sweater and a wool cap. A no-frills event, bonfire, morning coffee. A mix of lean-to’s, Connecticut River-facing camp sites, limited cabins. Firewood available on site. Bring your own dinner to cook over fires. Services nearby. Fee is $25. Mail check to Yankee Beemers, P.O. Box 2151 Fitchburg, MA 01420, re: Frosty Nutz, or via PayPal at

2014-04-26 to 2014-04-27

Huge indoor BMW MotoExpo and Flea Market, now open both Saturday afternoon and Sunday! We welcome motorcycle and accessory dealers, vendors, enthusiast-sellers, and buyers. Vendors, register early and get a free listing on our Website. Enthusiast-sellers, rent a vendor space or sell your items on consignment at our club booth. Located at Winnebago County Fairgrounds, 500 W 1st Street, Pecatonia, IL 61063. That’s 10 miles west of Rockford and 1 mile north of US20, at GPS coordinates: 42.316242, -89.366612. Buyers admitted with a $5 donation. Saturday camping for both vendors and buyers.

2014-05-02 to 2014-05-04

The BMW Motorcycle Club of Georgia’s 24th Georgia Mountain Rally, based at the Georgia Mountain Fairground in Hiawassee, spans May 2nd to 4th 2014. The area offers rewarding twisties, inspiring vistas and renowned mountain hospitality. Plus, this is dual-sport heaven for all skill levels. The perfect start to anyone’s riding season! The rally setting has lakeside tent and RV camping. Local hotels offer discounted alternative accommodation. Registration is $65 each.

2014-05-16 to 2014-05-19
The Forest City Motorrad Club of Southwestern Ontario will be hosting its 29th rally at the Springwater Conservation Area, in S.W. Ontario on May 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th. The Rally is located on Springwater Road, approximately 3 km south of Orwell (on Hwy 3), and east of St. Thomas, Ontario (N 42.750230 W 081.03331O). Admission is $50 and all motorcyclists are welcome! This includes three nights of camping, showers, continuous coffee, campfire and prizes. Friday has 5:00 p.m. setup and biker stew (contribute a can).
2014-05-16 to 2014-05-18
Join us to start the New England riding season for another DownEast Rally. Friday night chowders & chili, Sat. morning breakfast, Sat evening lobster dinner & Sun. morning continental breakfast. Fees: $50 postmarked before May 1st, $60 May 1st and after. (W/O Sat night meal) Saturday night double lobster dinner, additional $20. Baked Ham/Vegetarian meal $5. Pre-registrations are accepted after February 1, 2013 & will be processed in order of receipt. Please see for details and registration.
2014-05-16 to 2014-05-18
Join us for the 40th Annual Great River Road Rally in beautiful Soldiers Grove, WI. We will return to the Veteran's Park at the intersection of Highways US 61 & 131. Your rally fee ($26 pre-registration, $33 at the gate) includes 2 nights of shaded camping, Saturday evening meal, GS & Touring rides, a rally pin to first 250, door prizes, awards, firewood, coffee & lemonade. Early arrivals welcome, pay nightly camping fee at the Village Offices or Mobil station. Electrical hookups available. Motel options close by.
2014-05-16 to 2014-05-18

The rally dates are set and hope you will mark your calendar to join us this year. Riders from all over the country gather to enjoy some of the best riding in Kentucky and Tennessee. There is something for everyone from curvy, smooth asphalt to rocky creek crossings. Camping is free on the banks of the beautiful Cumberland River and several fire pits are spread throughout the main camping area for folks to gather around and join in the fellowship. A steak dinner, excellent live music, and many door prizes add to the fun.


The Asheville BMW Riders and Eurosport Asheville proudly present their inaugural running of an all-day Appalachian Mountain Challenge by motorcycle.  This wonderful benefit ride will provide opportunities for participants to enjoy scenic mountain vistas, Appalachian high country, open meadows, mountain valleys, beautiful streams, and generally all of the great riding our Blue Ridge Mountains are famous for.

2014-05-17 to 2014-05-18
The premise is simple.We provide you with 450 miles of amazing roads, throw in a night of camping, provide a hearty dinner and breakfast, then invite 199 of your fellow riders. All for under 50 bucks! Be part of the inaugural run. The ride starts and ends at the Pic-a-Lilli inn on Rt. 206 in Shamong, NJ. Make plans to attend this annual ride through NJ, NY and PA. Ride at your own pace, with a group, some of your friends or on your own. More details coming soon!
2014-05-22 to 2014-05-26

Join us at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, just south of Mariposa, California, the gateway to Yosemite, in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Includes four nights flat grassy camping & hot showers (early bird camping on or before Wednesday available -- $10 tent / $25 RV per night). NEW: MOA’s Smart Trainer, free transport to-from downtown Mariposa, Relocated Rally Headquarters. Plus Poker Run with Gold for first prize, GS Ride, “Big Brian” English Trials, Asphalt Skills and Safety Clinic “Cobra”, Seminars, Vendors, Bier Garten, Swap Table, Door Prizes. Featured speakers: Ret.


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