Chicago Region BMW Owners Association 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.


January 02, 7PM - 10PM


January 08, 7PM - 8PM


January 24, 9AM - 12PM


February 12, 7PM - 8PM

Paul Griesbach

Save the Date: Activities Planning Meeting!

Our 2015 Activities Planning Meeting has been announced. Save the date: Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. till noon at the ultra-convenient Elmhurst Elks Club.

We've held planning meetings for the Activities Calendar the past few years, and they've been a pretty Activitiessuccessful way of generating ideas and destinations for what we do during the year. It's a great time for everyone to get involved--and, admit it, you probably have an opinion about what we should be doing as a club, right? Well, this will be the time to put it out there! Whether your favorite rides are hot dog rides, campouts, rallies, dinner rides, visits to historic or scenic locations, we need to know everyone's preferences. Of course we are also looking for a few good members to help set up and/or lead the rides.

Please write down your ideas as they occur to you, and consider posting 'em to the Forum topic that Rick Koscher has set up for the purpose. And then bring them to the meeting and see them come to reality. 

Congratulations New Officers

As a result of the elections held at the November general meeting, our new officers and directors are:

President-- Rick Koscher (read Rick's letter to the membership in the "Welcome!" area of this site)

Secretary-- Rich Fontagneres

Treasurer-- Pierre Blaje

Editor-- Joanna Burrola

Consumer Interest Officer-- Bill Mullenholz

Membership Director-- Betty Amore

Activities Director-- TBD

Dieectors at Large-- Hank Barta, Scott Hellem, Pete Walters, John Zolot

Thanks to all of the outgoing officers for their service, and to the incoming officers for stepping up! We are looking forward to an exciting new year.

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!

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.

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