Northern California's largest and most active BMW motorcycle Club

Join our 2013 Planning Meeting

Oct 3, 2012 - Every year around this time a number of RCB members huddle around pizza and soft drinks to plan next year's activities. We tend to repeat successful events, terminate failed events and accept attendee recommendations for new events. In the end we strive for a mix of day/weekend, camp/motel, and on-road/off-road events. It's not always easy and we can use everyone's help.

BMW's new R1200GS

Oct 2, 2012 - BMW's Press Office has been busy today - A 46-page media release (PDF) as well as a full press kit with over 200 photographs announcing the new (water-cooled) R1200GS were published.

Cloverdale Discount Ending!

Sep 27, 2012 - Just a reminder that last month, the management (?) decided to offer a limited time discount for Cloverdale participants. Pay before Sep 29 and the cost for Fred's world famous Bloody Marys, beer on tap, Mary's fine home-style cooking and dessert, and the price drops to an embarrassingly low $5/person! Heck, Mary's home-style cooking is worth three or four times that!

BASH "Thank you"

Sep 21, 2012 - If you have a moment, take a look at Central Cal BMW Rider's October 2012 newsletter. In it you'll find a number of photos of BASH 2012 (pages 11-13), and you'll also find several "Thank Yous" to RCB.

Among them are a general thank you for participating and making it a great event, but also a specific Thank You to Prez Gordy for expertly (he told me to say that!) managing the Poker Run. Kudos to all that participated!

A&S 2012 Vintage Motorcycle Show

Sep 17, 2012 - The Vintage Motorcycle Show is a Fall tradition at A&S Powersports and it attracts scores of amazing old bikes from Ariel to Zundapp! Show starts at 10 a.m. with prizes awarded at 1:00 p.m.

The bikes will be judged by AMA Director Perry King.  (If you'd like to participate, there's no fee, just bring your showpiece to the shop at 8:00 a.m.) Lunch is on the house!* A&S' famous Free Barbeque will be prepared by the River City Beemers motorcycle club.

Wanted: A few good men and women!

Sep 12, 2012 – For its thirty years of existence, RCB has run on volunteers. Starting with Earl Mattingly in October of 1982 and most recently with the dozen who cooked hot dogs during “Christmas in August” at the Sacramento Children’s Receiving Home, hundreds (or thousands) of RCB members have contributed and given unselfishly of their time.

It's BASH Weekend

Sep 11, 2012 - Everyone knows there are two ways to do things, the Navy way and the wrong way … or two ways to cook a Thanksgiving turkey, Grandma’s way and the wrong way. Similarly, there are two ways to join your fellow RCB’ers at BASH this weekend … The wrong way involves punching “Quincy” into your GPS (post-R75 bikes) or getting out a Rand-McNally (R75 bikes and earlier).

"What time do we need to arrive?"

Sep 1, 2012 - Showing up a full twenty minutes early, and surveying the packed room, new members Scott and Karin asked out loud how early they needed to arrive to guarantee seating. Laughter ensued, conversations started back up and we welcomed Peter Sandberg back from his temporary Swedish deployment. And with the ringing of his presidential cowbell, our September Club Meeting was called to order.

2012 Fall Classic Discount!

Aug 23, 2012 - Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably already know we're moving from damp, Manchester Beach to drier climates in Cloverdale for our 2012 RCB Fall Classic. Hoping to draw record numbers of participants, we're cutting the co-payment in half (!) for early registrations. Until Sep 29, the event cost (incl. Sat breakfast and dinner, and Sun breakfast) is only $5/person. The price rises to $10/person after Sep 29. The at-the-door price will similarly be $10/person.

Bloomingdale's offering a free R1200R

Aug 20, 2012 - As part of Bloomingdale’s Fall fashion campaign, BMW R1200R Classic motorcycles are being featured in the men’s department at Bloomingdale’s stores nationwide, in the store windows of Bloomingdale’s flagship store on 59th St. in Manhattan, NY and inside the fall men’s catalog. In addition, shoppers have an opportunity to win an R1200R of their own by visiting http://bloomingdales.com/bmw.