May Hot Dogs at Five Star Bar
We begin our May Hot Dog schedule with a ride to the Five Star Bar, at 1424 West Chicago Avenue in Chicago. Five Star regularly hosts "bike nights" and this is a great urban destination. Bring your ear plugs because they have plenty of music and excitement; plus, they advertise "free pool" on Mondays! And, May 2nd is German Bike Night at the Five Star!
As always, this is a destination ride, so plan to ride there on your own or put your own group together. There is a map in the "Events Calendar" area of this site, of course. And we usually plan to gather between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m.
"Come out for the ride, come out for the food--and fun, just come on out!"©
MOA Mileage Contest Begins This Month
If you are a member of BMW MOA, you have probably received your April BMW ON magazine. In it, you will find the entry form for this year's mileage contest, along with NEW GUIDELINES.
In case you didn't get your copy, or maybe mislaid it somewhere, we've posted a copy of the form, including the guidelines, in PDF format, at www.crbmw.com/documents/2016_Mileage_Contest.pdf. Hope to see a lot of Chicago Region entries this year!
And if you're not a member of BMW MOA, perhaps you should be! :-)
La Crosse Ride Coming Up!
From President Jerry Sjostrom:
Do you have plans for Memorial Day Weekend? Why not ride with us to La Crosse, Wisconsin?
Every Memorial Day Weekend for over 40 years your Association has headed to La Crosse Wisconsin for some of the best riding the Midwest can offer, in the "Driftless" area of Wisconsin-- a land not scraped clean by the many glaciers that have come down from the North and surrounded, but not invaded, this lovely countryside, leaving some of the best curves and hills you can find anywhere.
Rather stay in a hotel? We have a fantastic deal for those who want to stay in luxury accommodations downtown. If you want to join us, you'll need to make your reservation NOW if you want to get the great rate we have arranged (FOR CHICAGO REGION BMW OWNERS ASSOCIATION MEMBERS- YOU'LL WANT TO BE CURRENT ON YOUR DUES PLEASE!) REGULAR RATE IS $176 - RATE FOR CRBMW MEMBERS $109 FOR LIMITED TIME. The Radisson La Crosse is right by the Mississippi- many rooms overlook the river!
HERE ARE THE INITIAL DETAILS:
1. Go online to the Radisson website.
2. In the menu, select “Book a Hotel.” In the drop-down under "Destination", choose "La Crosse, WI (US)".
The dates for the group are Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29 - i.e. checkout Monday, May 30th.
3. Click on “More Search Options” at the left side of the page, and enter the code BMW16 in the "promotional codes" box.
That should get you the promotional rate of $109 (vs. the regular rate of $176++ ). Continue to enter your registration info.
DON'T WAIT TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION-- LIMITED TIME OFFER.
4. If you'd rather, just call the hotel directly, at 608-784-6680.
Watch this space for more details on the ride and the route (we take the scenic routes and this is a great ride both for couples and for riders with modest experience).
SEE YA THERE!