Washington State BMW Riders
The Washington State BMW Riders are motorcycle enthusiasts, plain and simple. We are a diverse group of men, women, boys and girls from all walks of life with one major thing in common….. we all love to ride motorcycles, especially BMWs. We like to look at them, read about them, daydream about them but most of all we like to ride them. As a member of the WSBMWR, you will have the opportunity to meet and ride with many others who share your passion for riding. Listed below are some of the benefits of belonging to our club:
The Shaft – When listing the various advantages of belonging to the WSBMWR, getting our club newsletter each month would have to rank right up at the top. It keeps you in the loop on what’s happening in BMW Land, especially within our state. The Shaft is available online as soon as it is published each month. For convenience, members are emailed the link each month.
Club Rides and Campouts - Each year our club has scheduled multiple group rides with everything from a day ride to Mt. Rainier, a weekend in Winthrop and even a romp to Hyder, Alaska with many camping fees and meals paid for by the club! You can go onto our club website at http://www.wsbmwr.org and click on Events Calendar to find this year’s ride schedule. Check back regularly since we update this often.
Monthly Breakfast Meetings – These monthly meetings are held at various casual eateries in the Puget Sound Region from September to May on the first Sunday of each month, unless it falls on a holiday weekend (then one week later). Local dealers host one meeting each year making for a great connection with the industry. Turnout varies but we usually get between 30 and 60 members on any given Sunday. There is usually a local club ride after the meeting. Post-meeting rides usually attract 8-12 riders. If the group is too large, it will be broken into smaller subgroups.
The Annual Rally – The Cascade Country Rendezvous is our annual rally and is currently held at the Ferry County Fairgrounds near Republic, WA. This event is the highlight of our summer riding season and being a member just makes the event all the more fun. We typically have about 200 to 300 attendees and by being a member, you are going to know that many more riders, making the event much more fulfilling.
The Club Website Forum – The forum is lively and informative and is a great way to keep you in touch on specific BMW model tech tips as well as any last minute changes to the club schedule.
Insurance Discounts – Did you know that some insurance companies give you a discount on your motorcycle insurance if you belong to our ‘little’ club? At a recent meeting, a new member told us he saved $56.00 on his insurance over and above the $30.00 cost of membership. What a deal!
Upon joining the WSBMWR, you will receive your personalized name badge (if you purchased one), access to our membership roster (includes names, addresses, telephone numbers and motorcycle related info about your fellow members), access to the current and past ‘Shaft’ newsletters with a calendar of upcoming events, and a club logo sticker for your bike. We invite you to join the 200 or so “like minded folk” that make up our local BMW family. We encourage application for Membership directly through the Club website (above), which allows you to enter your personal information directly into the club database. If you do not have web access, please fill out the printable application and mail it, along with a check to the address indicated. Welcome to the club and we look forward to seeing you at the next meeting or club ride. Be sure to introduce yourself to the members there, you will find us a friendly group.