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.


July 24, 2014 - July 27, 2014 ..BMW MOA International Rally


July 28, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm..*Hot Dog Ride


August 02, 2014 ..*Ride to Moto Rider in Kenosha


August 01, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm..*First Friday at Hanes'


August 03, 2014 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm..*Meet to Eat

Dave Bartlett

Stop by for a Hot Dog

As you're returning from the 'MOA Rally, you might feel like stopping for a Hot Dog before you arrive home. Our Activities Committee has cleverly scheduled our Monday destination on July 28 for just this possibility! Delicious ReddsOur location for this ride is Delicious Redds, at 2 East Main Street (just off Route 22) in Lake Zurich. Map and directions in the "Events Calendar," as usual.

Riders usually get together at around 7 p.m. As always, this is a destination ride/gathering. Come on your own, or bring a group with you. This is a good opportunity for new members to meet, too!

"Come out for the ride, come out for the food, just come on out!"

Ride to Moto Rider!

From John Zolot:

Moto RiderI am going to lead a ride to Moto Rider in Kenosha again. The date we selected is Aug 2. The Norton club wanted me to do this for them; my plan is to make it an event for both clubs to enjoy together.

Departure time will be 9:30 a.m. so we can arrive when Moto Rider opens at 10 a.m. We will depart from the Full Moon restaurant (1300 Skokie Hwy, North Chicago) and go to Moto Rider (8845 Sheridan Road, Kenosha Wi.).

Moto Rider is an independent seller of motorcycle parts and accessories and riding apparel. Moto Rider also does repair and maintenance of bikes in their large, busy shop. The location also is home to an AMAZING collection on bikes, mostly European. I have made arrangements with the manager of Moto Rider and the owner of the bike collection to give our group access to the shop area, where many of the bikes are stored.

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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