Chicago Region BMW Owners Assoc. boasts over 250 members... the largest and most active BMW Motorcycle Club in the region. Meeting on the SECOND Thursday monthly, 7:30 pm 'til 9 pm at Elmhurst Elks Lodge, 711 W. St. Charles Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126.


September 05, 2014 - September 07, 2014 ..Dells Rally


September 05, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm..*First Friday at Hanes'


September 08, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm..*Hot Dog Ride


September 11, 2014 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm..*CRBMW Gen'l Meeting


September 14, 2014 ..*Annual CRBMW Picnic

Robert Kehl

Time for the (Last) Corn Roast

Every year as fall approaches, the weather starts to get cooler (or warmer!), Roast Cornthe children and teachers return to school--and Alice Hanes has hosted the annual First Friday Corn Roast. This is a tradition that goes back 40 consecutive years and has been one of the premier social gatherings of our season. This year's edition takes place on Friday, September 5, but with one big difference: this will be the last one! So we know you will want to be there.

Enjoy freshly-roasted corn on the cob with butter and salt if you like. Bring a side dish or some dessert to share to enhance the experience. Invite a friend or relative (motorcycle not necessary). Socialize with old members and new. Corn's ready about 8 p.m.

Alice's home is located in far south suburban University Park--there's a map in the Events area of this site. Hope you can make it.

Got a Technical Question?

Question MarkOur CHITECH committee members have a wide range of experience with BMW motorcycles from the Earles-fork /2 models up to the K16 and S1000 models. And one thing they all enjoy is sharing what they know with others. This is the reason that CHITECH offers clinics, demonstrations, and seminars. Sometimes, of course, those of us who work on our bikes have questions that haven't been addressed by a CHITECH event. Well, here is a way to get a more timely answer: ask your question by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (click on this link for a shortcut). And, the best questions may well become topics for future technical activities!

We Want Your Opinion

In an effort to improve our members' general meeting experience, we have created an on-line survey to collect ideas about what you'd like to see in our monthly gatherings. Our guess is that most everyone has some thoughts about this topic... and your thoughts can be included by going to the "Links and Advertisers" area of this site. Once there, click on the link and follow the directions. Thanks for your help!

Club Logo Apparel Now Available

As noted in the newsletter, shirts and jackets with the Chicago Region logo are now available on-line. For pictures and ordering information, go to the "Links and Advertisers" area of this website.

New Membership Application / Renewal Form Available

You can find the new membership form in the Downloads area of this site!

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