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June 2020

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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July 2020

Club Meeting – July 16 – 3rd Thursday of the Month

July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In June the Club voted to switch our meeting night to the THIRD Thursday of the month.  We will meet now on July 16, from 6 p,m, to Dusk.  Picnic Grove Park, 598 Birch Lane, Fox River Grove, IL at the covered Pavilion.  We will take advantage of the summer weather, views of the boating on the Fox River just 100 yards away, and  have use of the corn hole game boards right there.

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August 2020

Long Weekend Trip – Upper Peninsula Big Snow Resort

August 5 - August 9
Big Snow Resort, 500 Indianhead Road
Wakefield, Michigan
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Club Members are invited to enjoy a long weekend of riding to and around Big Snow Resort in Wakefield, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula.  This is the SECOND Club trip up there because, well, it was a great place.  Check out the Big Snow Trip report.  The resort is inviting all BMW motorcycle clubs in the Midwest to use it as base camp for a long weekend of riding near Lake Superior. Off road trails are available as well.   Resort…

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August 20 Club Meeting – Brats and Kraut – Deicke Park, Huntley, IL

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

11419 IL-47, Huntley, IL August club meeting will be in Huntley, IL hosted by our Club Founder Gerhard Pilz and located at Deicke Park, 11419 IL-47 in Huntley, IL.  This is the THIRD Thursday of the month.  We will meet at one of the four pavilions in the Park.  Please ride to each pavilion if you don't see us at the ones closest to the entrance.  We'll plan to have brats/buns and kraut, water, and chips...just because! We will have…

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September 2020

September Club ZOOM Meeting – Thursday Sept. 17

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In September, we will probably move our meetings back to ZOOM events that can be done from your home.  Line-up of activity:  We will be having a 20-30 minute overview on the technology behind AVON Tires by an AVON representative.  Watch for details how to join.

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Sept 19. Breakfast, Airplanes and Camping

September 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On September 19, the Club will offer three activities.  Do one or all.  9 a.m. Breakfast Meet Up in Sugar Grove, IL at the Sugar Grove Cafe,  Then about 10 a.m., a tour of the Air Classics Museum of Aviation nearby. ($5).  For those who want to continue to add to the weekend fun, a group will ride out to Galena, IL to enjoy the beautiful roads in the area, and camp/cabin at Palace Campgrounds - or make a B&B…

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October 2020

BMW MOA Getaway – Tomah, WI

October 2 - October 4

BMW MOA is still offering its getaway weekend in Tomah Wisconsin.  This is in the middle of the Driftless area and offers some of the most outstanding twisty, hilly and scenic roads there are.  Local riders will tell you this area is the “east Tennessee of the upper Midwest.” There are so many curves, twists, coulees and hollows you'd swear you are in West Virginia. https://www.bmwmoa.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1306320&group=#details Reserve lodging on your own with the hotel.  Lodging is separate from the event…

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

October 9 - October 11
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 @ 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 @ 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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