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October 2020

Falling Leave Rally – Steelville, MO 10/9-11

October 9, 2020 - October 11, 2020
https://www.bassresort.com/, 204 Butts Road
Steelville, MO United States
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The Gateway Riders BMW Motorcycle Club invites all BMWers to experience the beauty of the Missouri Ozarks for the 45th Falling Leaf Rally from October 9 - 11th! A new venue this year BASS' River Resort offers tent camping, full hookup RV sites and a variety of cabins. Dual sport riders will appreciate the many forest roads in the area and there will be plenty of twisty roads and fall colors for all riders to enjoy. For detailed information, see the resorts…

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October ZOOM Club Meeting – Thursday 10/15

October 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Details so far ... we will have a ZOOM club meeting unless the COVID 19 situation is different at this time.  But we will be definitely using ZOOM to have our monthly meeting. Line up:  Warm and Safe  Gear - We'll have a representative from the company talking about their technology, what is the best gear for various styles of riding, and more.

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November 2020

November ZOOM Club Meeting – Thursday 11/19

November 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Most likely in November we will still be utilizing ZOOM for our Fall Club Meetings.  So plan to join and hear about Shinko Tires.  We will have a speaker from the company who will give us the technical low down on their tires, riding applications, and more.

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Club Tech Morning – May 22

November 29, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

We're planning a Saturday morning tech event where members help members with farkling, tire questions, tune up tips for a new riding season.  Tentatively the venue is the parking lot of NJ Tech, Inc., 160 Industrial  Drive, Gilberts, IL (a couple miles west of  IL 72 and Randall Road).  Large parking area, with bathroom accommodations available.  Might do a brat/hamburger cook out if all goes well.

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December 2020

Monthly Club Social Meet Up

December 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Let's ride to, or meet at, Red Hen restaurant in Eagle, WI for breakfast (fingers crossed).  Details to come. Meet time at the restaurant is 9 a.m.  If riding as a group, details for an earlier meet time and start location will be provided as we get nearer the meet up.  

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January 2021

Record your 2021 Beginning Mileage

January 1

Take a photo or write down the beginning mileage for your motorcycle(s) on Jan 1 2021!  That will come in useful when we add up the Club Miles Ridden at the end of the year.  Shooting for 150K Miles Ridden for all Club Members Combined!

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Extreme Bloody Mary NIBMW Virtual Brunch

January 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ring in the New Riding Year on Sunday, Jan 3, 2021 at 11 a.m. CT when our Club hosts its first ever Virtual Holiday Brunch.  Let's make the most of this LEMON called Covid and SQUEEZE some New Year Fun out of it via Zoom.  Show us your most AUDACIOUS, Extremely Decorated Bloody Mary, Mimosa or other virgin or spiked drink - your choice.  Decorate your glass and what's in it as much or as little as you like.  We'll…

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Jan 21 Monthly Zoom Meeting

January 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Topics: Kim Muhr, Total Control Advanced Riding Course Instructor, will give an overview of the class we intend to plan for April 25 and/or May 16. Plus, club members review several ride planning apps:  Scenic,  InRoute, and a few others. Watch for a Zoom link to members and those on our mailing list.   6:30 p.m.  Email info@illinoisbmwriders.com to be added to our mailing list. 6:30-7:00 pm social hour 7:00 PM meeting and presentations

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February 2021

Feb. 18 Club Meeting – Zoom

February 18 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Social Hour: 6:45pm-7:00pm. 7:00pm club meeting: See you there - here's what we're covering in February: Total Control Training next steps - getting signed up for 4/25 or 5/16 classes Scenic and InRoute route panning app reviews March meeting topics:  Dog Daze Rally - Michigan UP - what it is and why you might want to do it! First Club Weekend Ride in - May Big Snow Ski Resort, Wakefield, MI - BMW events this summer Plan your vacation dates…

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Sat. Monthly Club Meet-Up – Delayed for Feb. due to Covid

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

*** DELAYED ***  We keep trying!  But because this event would have to be indoor seating in Feb., we decided to delay this location until a future date.   Ride or drive - your choice - for Saturday morning food, coffee and mingling.  Tentatively at Full Moon Restaurant, 1300 Skokie Hwy, Lake Bluff, IL 60044.  Dependent upon COVID 19.  Check back for details here or in our newsletter email before the event.

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