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!!!


Rally Time is Less than 2 Weeks Away!
45th Annual Original Mini-Rally
May 5 - 7, 2017

We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful weekend for last year's Original Mini-Rally.  We enjoyed the one of thee warmest, sunniest, spring weekends of year, filled with great riding, exciting field events and lots of smiles. 

The weather man has promised warm, sunny weather and mild temperaturs again for 2017!!!! 
Nothing beats a great weekend with old and new friends to start the riding season off right.

                                        The Fun Continues in 2017!

The Original Mini-Rally for 2017 will be held in the same great location at Green Valley Campground  in Sturgis, Michigan.  Check the Original Mini-Rally tab above for more details!


Plan to get your 45th Annual Original Mini-Rally T-Shirt when you arrive at this year's rally!  Inquire at registration.

 



BMW Club of Battle Creek

 


Mileage Contest Info

The BMW Battle Creek Club Mileage Contest for 2017 runs from April 1, 2017 through November 1, 2017.  To join the fun, just get your beginning odometer readings (photo snapshots) for each of your BMW motorcycles to Willie D. and start riding!

The focus of this year's riding bonus challenge will be National and State Parks, Monuments, Forests and Seashores.  You are not required to enter each park, but you must take a picture of your BMW motorcycle with the park sign.  Each participant collects photos throughout the summer to send to Willie D. in November with the ending odometer readings.  The club member who visits the most parks during the mileage contest earns bragging rights!

Here are links to helpful websites to plan your park visits:

   US National Park Service (inquire about Senior passes at first park you visit):  
   https://www.nps.gov/index.htm

   Michigan DNR/State Parks
   http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/#list

   List of National Parks:                
   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_parks_of_the_United_States

   List of Michigan State Parks: 
   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Michigan_state_parks

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The BMWMOA Mileage Contests begin April 8, 2017. EVERYONE is encouraged to participate.  Let's get those numbers up for Michigan!  Michigan lagged behind Wisconsin and Minnesota in 2016. 

Getting started is easy!  Just complete the beginning form from your BMW ON Magazine (April 2017) or download a PDF copy from the www.bmwmoa.org web site.  Enter your beginning BMW motorcycle odometer readings and then get the form signed (by one of the following:  2 BMW MOA members -OR- a BMW MOA chartered club officer -OR- a BMW dealer, BMW MOA staff member or Notary Public) and mail it in by May 8, 2017.  Complete instructions are on the form itself.  Then you'll do the same again when the contest ends.  That's it!  BMW MOA has 2 different contests that you can enter in this way. 

The Summer contest ends October 8, 2017 and the Annual contest ends April 8, 2018.

Even though it's a contest, you don't have to "compete" in order to join in.  Whether you ride 10 miles or 10,000 it all counts toward our Michigan state totals.  And it's fun way to look back and see just how many miles you rode.

Just send in the forms!  Even finishers usually receive a pin.

Our club goal  for 2017 is at least 50% participation. 



Club Calendar

The Club Calendar has been updated with events already planned for 2017.   We'll do our best to keep it current and relevent to our members' interests.

Use the  Calendar Tab  above for quick access to BCBMW Club-specific and local events of interest to our membership.

If you have something you'd like to have added, please send the updates to the Club Webmaster (here or in the right margin). 


 

Attention Ladies!!!


International Female Ride Day is Saturday, May 6, 2017

International Female Ride Day 2017
is Saturday, May 6, 2017  during the 45th Annual Original Mini Rally.  It's a great opportunity for motorcycle dealers, manufacturers and others in our community to witness the positive impact that women have on motorcycling. 

Meet other women riders at the Original Mini Rally and plan a day ride on Saturday.  



Club Address Change

Effective follwoing the February 2017 Club meeting, the Club's PO Box has been moved from Augusta to Battle Creek.   Our new mailing address is:

BMW Battle Creek Club
P.O. Box 427
Battle Creek, MI 49016-9000



Get Connected

Join us on Facebook! 

Just login into your Facebook account in a separate window, then click here.

Or login to Facebook and search "BMW Motorcycle Club of Battle Creek".
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 in the right margin above
(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.




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E-mail Webmaster

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

You can contact us at: info@bcbmwclub.com

or mail us at:

BMW Battle Creek Club
P.O. Box 427
Battle Creek, MI 49016-9000