Northern California's largest and most active BMW motorcycle Club

Thirty years of Presidents

Jan 16, 2011 - It's a thankless job - The hours are long, the benefits poor, no health coverage and no retirement plan - But for some reason (temporary mental incapacitation?), some of our members step forward and accept the mantle for a year or more.

And the rest of us are eternally grateful!

It's probably inadequate, but hanging in the RCB Corner of A&S is a plaque honoring the twelve individuals who have served our organization as President at one time or another. Check it out next time you're at A&S.

Thanking two of our favorites

Jan 14, 2012 - Walk into Susie's any Saturday morning and you'll be greeted by two smiles, a hot pot of coffee and a "What can I get ya?" Those two smiles belong to Sonya and Miguel, who have looked after the RCB membership  ever since we moved from the Western Coffee Pot, three or four years ago.

Inflatable Vest Discount

Jan 12, 2012 - Last Saturday's Club Meeting attendees witnessed a very impressive demonstration of SaferMoto.com's inflatable vests and jackets. They're a simple solution to protecting a rider from injuries in an accident. One lucky RCB member even won one of the vests in a post-demonstration raffle.

Best Renewal Ever

Jan 8, 2012 - Membership is a *lot* of work - RCB collects 13 pieces of information from each member, which then are entered or checked in the membership database. And every membership is touched at least twice per year (renewal sent and renewal received), and maybe more if something has to be checked mid-year. Multiply that by 200+ members and it becomes a substantial investment in time ... Which is another reason why you should always be nice to your membership director ... and always offer to pick up his bar tab.

Standing Room Only

Jan 7, 2012 – Maybe it was Gordy’s first meeting as new RCB Club President, maybe it was the crisp, dry January weather that made riding a joy, or maybe it was out two guest speakers on Safety Saturday. But in any case it had our club meeting attendees completely filling Susie’s private room and spilling into the hallway. Probably record attendance!

Sonora Pass in January

Jan 6, 2012 - Intrepid adventurist (and RCB Newsletter Editor) Kim Rydalch happened to notice that both CA 4 (Monitor Pass) and CA 108 (Sonora Pass) were still open in early January ... so he set off in search of high-altitude, rarified air.

From the top of Sonora Pass he reports that "You can see it looks like August. Very dry and very little snow. It was 39F at 10AM at the top.  No traffic to speak of and I was the only motorcycle on the road above the city of Sonora.

RCB's GS-911 Available

Jan 1, 2012 - Winter is an ideal time to take care of some of those service issues that cropped up during the year's season of riding. If any of that maintenance involves reading or clearing Diagnostic Codes, reading ECU information or simply resetting Service Reminders, don't forget that RCB has a GS-911 available for loan. This is the same GS-911 that was demonstrated at last summer's Tech Day.

Ken Caruthers (916/353-1827) is the keeper of our GS-911. Call him and he can advise availability.

More information about the GS-911:

Jan 2012 Newsletter posted

Dec 27, 2011 - The December 2011 River City Beemer newsletter is posted. The newsletter can be found at http://rcb.org/newsletters or by clicking on the Newsletters button to the left.

Gordy Olson has assumed the President's mantle and gives us his thoughts for the coming year. Also in this issue are profiles of some of our board members as well as Part II of Phil Challinor's RawHyde off-road riding course.

Safety Saturday - Jan 7, 2012

Dec 18, 2011 - Safe motorcycle operation is a central tenet of the River City Beemers. We watch our speeds and our routes, and we look out for each other on the road. Many of us are skilled in CPR and other emergency skills, and honestly, it makes our rides just a little bit more fun.

Furthering that theme, at RCB's next club meeting (Jan 7, 2012, 8AM at Susie's), two safety experts from SaferMoto.com and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation are being invited to demonstrate and discuss their product offering.