The BMW Motorcycle Club of Battle Creek (BMW MOA #14 and BMW RA #349)

Founded in 1971, The BMW Motorcycle Club of Battle Creek, Michigan (BCBMW Club), is a fun, family oriented group of people who enjoy riding and talking about BMW motorcycles. Meetings are held the first Saturday of each month (except in January and July).

In addition to monthly meetings and rides (weather permitting), the BCBMW Club sponsors the  Original Mini-Rally  each year in Sturgis, Michigan.

BMW Club of Battle Creek

If you are visiting our site for the first time, we invite you to have a look around, join us at an event or attend a meeting and consider becoming a member. 

Better yet, get out and ride!!!

It's Almost Time For Our
42nd Annual Original Mini-Rally!!!

Spring officially arrives in Michigan with the  42nd Annual Original Mini-Rally .  We had a really good turn-out last year, despite unseasonably cool temperatures following a very long winter.  Everyone had a great time!  Hopefully you were there in 2014.

The weather forecast so far looks just fabulous!   We hope to see you in 2015.

42nd Annual Original Mini Rally 

Click here  ==> Original Mini-Rally Information <==

or the "Original Mini-Rally" tab at the top of this page for more information.


Thank you

A big Thank You to all of the BMW Battle Creek Club members who were present (and those joining us in spirit) for the April 2015 Club Meeting at Theo & Stacy's in Portage.  It was great to see such a large group on hand making final preparations for our Mini Rally.  Things are falling into place quite nicely. 

Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival - April 25, 2015

One sure sign of spring is the annual Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival.  Vermontville is the place to be for a yummy Saturday breakfast of pancakes and fresh maple syrup. 

If you're there on your motorcycle around 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 25th, you likely won't be alone.  Thousands of motorcyclists consider this the kick-off event of the riding season in Michigan. 

Check back right here or use the  Calendar Tab  as the date gets closer to see if in a group ride is in the works.  Hope to see you there.

       Click here for ==> Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival Schedule of Events


Club Calendar

The Club Calendar has been updated.  If you have something you'd like to have added, please send the updates to Tracy S.  Use the  Calendar Tab  above for quick access to BCBMW Club and local events of interest to our membership.


Announcing the 2015 Club Mileage Contest

Road Captain Max has challenged us to a little history lesson this year!  The mileage contest runs from April 1, 2015 to November 1, 2015, so be sure to get your starting mileage information to Max if you haven't already done so.

Max announced that bonus miles will be awarded for each Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) monument or marker visited during the contest in honor of the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War in 1865.  This is a great opportunity to recall our history, even  if you haven't decided to participate in the mileage contest.  Let's see how many we can find!

Contest rules and guidelines were sent to Club Members in late March, so if you didn't get yours, please see Max S. for details.

Happy Hunting!


International Female Ride Day - May 2, 2015

Attention Ladies!    Saturday, May 2, 2015 is International Female Ride Day.  Why not gather up a group of your gal pals and ride on out to BMW Battle Creek Club's Original Mini Rally

You can enjoy shopping at Shipshewana, the Outlet Shoppes at Fremont, or take a ride over to Holland for the Tulip Festival.  It's all less than 100 miles from our Rally Site in Sturgis, MI.

Click here for ==>  International Female Ride Day on Facebook

Click here  ==> Original Mini-Rally Information <==

or the "Original Mini-Rally" tab at the top of this page for more information.


Safety Tip of the Month:  Watch Out for Poor Road Conditions

Yes, it's now April and the road crews been working hard to fill potholes on major roads. But, you've undoubtly noticed that many roads are still in rather poor condition.

Keep your eyes open for those nasty spring potholes.  They're bad news in a car, but even more dangerous for motorcyclists. 

  • Remember that other vehicles may suddenly swerve into your lane to avoid bad patches of road in theirs. 

  • Keep a little extra distance than normal between yourself and the vehicles ahead of you so that you'll have more time to react.

  • Keep your eyes open and be ready to take action.

Be safe and have a great ride!


BMW Club of Battle Creek Annual Christmas Party

More than 30 club members and guests were on hand for the annual BMW Club of Battle Creek Christmas Party (and December club meeting).  Those in attendance enjoyed a delicious meal served up by the nice folks at  Schuler's  in Marshall, MI.

Thank you and congratulations to Connie A. for organizing a very enjoyable evening.

Camp Out 2014

If you missed the annual camp out at Camp Fort Hill in October, you missed a fantastic weekend of fun, friends and feasting.  Connie S. organized fabulous meals, Marcie planned and judged a camp-themed scavenger hunt and good friends gathered around the fire to tell stories and work puzzles.   

Make sure you don't miss it in 2015.  Get it on your calendar right now - it will be the first weekend in October, just like it is every year.

Join us on facebook, login into your facebook account in a separate window, then click here. Or login to facebook and search "BMW Motorcycle Club of Battle Creek". Don't go to the page with #14 on the end as we will be phasing that page out. Once you are on the page click on the "LIKE" button to join in the fun.

If you just want to see the facebook page without logging in, or without being a facebook member, just click on the facebook icon at right (the letter f in the blue square).

Our calendar page now uses a google calendar. Meetings, rides, and events will be added by the appropriate officer as they are scheduled. Click on a calendar item to see the details. Check often during riding season as impromptu rides could appear with very short notice.

Club Email


The BMW Motorcycle Club of Battle Creek is chartered by the BMWMOA #14 & BMWRA #349.

You can contact us at:

or mail us at:

BMW Battle Creek Club
P.O. Box 404
Augusta, MI 49012