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April 2020

Stonewall Cafe Breakfast Ride – Annual Tribute to the Hail Ride – Postponed

April 11 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Due to Covid-19, this ride is postponed until further notice.  NI BMW President Kirk Johnson will lead this ride to breakfast in Pecatonica. Details forthcoming, but in general, rides typically start from Crystal Lake, IL near Route 47 and Route 176 at a meet up point.  Wheels up usually by 7:30 a.m., and ride to a breakfast location typically 60-90 minutes away.  Return ride on your own.  Make sure you're gassed up before the ride starts.

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Group Ride – Postponed until further notice

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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May 2020

Three Day Weekend/Camping Ride – CANCELLED

May 1 @ 8:00 am - May 3 @ 5:00 pm

Sorry Folks - Cancelled until further notice.   Back by popular demand, the BMW clubs' combined 2nd Annual Ride through the beauties of Spring in the vast Driftless areas of Wisconsin, Iowa and Southern Minnesota. We’ll follow a winding, hilly back roads  route up through Wisconsin’s Driftless region, cross the mighty Mississippi on the famous Lansing Bridge over into Iowa and from there meander North through the hills and bluffs of Iowa and Southern Minnesota paralleling the River and winding…

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Group Ride – Cancelled until further notice

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Club Meeting – Live Zoom meeting – “Riding the Alps”

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ZOOM meeting – link will be emailed IL United States + Google Map

Live online meeting : 6:30p.m. - 8 p.m. We'll be using ZOOM again in May for our Club monthly meeting.  This month's presentation is brought to us by Bryan Whitehead - get a taste of riding the Alps and checking out the expresso in Europe.  He'll be showcasing his trip through the highest peaks of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.  6:30 p.m. - Join for Social Hour (make your own pizza and mix your own drink!).  7 p.m. - brief club…

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Breakfast Ride – Cancelled – still on lock down

May 23 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm


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Advanced Motorcycle Safety Training – cancelled for now

May 31

Advanced Motorcycle Safety Training - Harper College, Palatine on Roselle Road - May 31, 2020 - No Charge for Club Members  Contact Liz Jacobs, Club Events, at info@illinoisbmwriders.com if interested.

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June 2020

June Club Meeting – Location Wayne, IL

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Club Meeting and Pizza Night in Wayne, IL at member Luciene Rathwell's home, weather permitting.  The Club will provide pizza, and Luciene will graciously host us at her home, including a possible bonfire after our general meeting.  Watch for emails for address.  Thank you Luciene!

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BMW MOA Rally – Great Falls Montana – Cancelled by MOA until 2021

June 25 - June 28

MOA Rally runs from June 25-28 in 2020.  https://www.bmwmoa.org/news/449938/Its-a-Great-Time-to-be-in-Great-Falls.htm  

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Club Weekend – Big Snow Resort

June 26 @ 9:00 am - June 28 @ 5:00 pm
Big Snow Resort, 500 Indianhead Road
Wakefield, Michigan
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Bryan Whitehead, Membership Chair, will lead a ride to Big Snow Resort June 26-28.  Big Snow is located in Wakefield MI in the U.P., and offers some great on and off road riding areas.  This is a pay your own way event.  Reservations at the lodge can be made directly with Big Snow at 800 346-3426.  Use promo code BMWMOA to get the special offer Steve from Big Snow is offering. Stay 2 nights at $68/night and the 3rd Night…

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