About Us

About the Northern Illinois BMW Riders

The love of riding, the love of motorcycles, especially BMW, and the search for new friends, that is what our club is all about. We are a diverse group of BMW motorcycle enthusiasts brought together to share in the joy of riding. We try to help and encourage one another, respecting that what makes up the sport is its diversity of participants. Young or old, new to riding or a seasoned veteran, we welcome all those who simply love to ride. From track day racers to long distance gurus; airhead junkies to GS giants, we have them all... and all enjoy sharing their passion and learning from and about others.

BMW Motorrad Club of Northern Illinois invites you to ride with us, share your experiences, lead a ride, share an event, participate or take an active role as a member of our club.



Kirk Johnson

Kirk lives in Crystal Lake, IL and in his spare time, has built the Club's world renown video library that has thousands of followers and millions of views.



Liz Jacobs

Liz is a long time Pillion, sometimes Pilot, LD Rider and calls Fox River Grove, IL home.



Steve Schwarz

Steve lives in Cary, IL, and has led numerous club rides, encourages contest participation and just loves to...ride.



Bryan Whitehead

Bryan hails from Lake Forest, IL and takes great pride not only in his riding throughout North America, but in welcoming members to our Club.

Meeting Dates/Times

We meet at Gino's East in South Barrington, IL, the second Thursday of the month (except July and December). Join us at 6:30 p.m. and enjoy dinner at the restaurant.  Our monthly program begins at 7:30 p.m.


45 S. Barrington Road

South Barrington, IL 60010