Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 2013 has arrived with some great January weather and thoughts of good riding throughout the year. If you're renewing as a member, or would like to join BMWRVI, please take a moment to submit your 2013 membership form.

Happy Riding!


Season's Greetings!

For your holiday enjoyment, please read the January 2013 Beemer Reader!

Join us for the TROC January, and if you plan to attend the festivities at Bob's afterwards, please contact him so that there will be enough chili for you!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Webmaster Michael Poplawski


November Beemer Reader - note calendar changes

The November Beemer Reader is out, get your copy today!

Note that there are some calendar changes made since the Reader went to press - the January and March breakfast gatherings will take place at the Loghouse Pub in Langford.

In the meantime, enjoy the ride.


Annual General Meeting Reminder

Dear Members,

A reminder that we are holding our AGM on Saturday 20 Oct 2012, starting at 4:30 pm. The location is the same as last year:

SVI Rangers 3498 Luxton Rd, off Happy Valley Rd in Langford.

Same hall as last year, as you enter the premises turn left at the main building, drive over the bridge and continue to the second building.

As we are planning pizza & pop after the meeting, we need to know how much to order and are looking for an RSVP. Please let me know by noon on Wednesday 17 November - Contact Klaus Kreye (thanks to those that have already replied). It will be free for members and we will be seeking a $5 contribution per non member.

As our club continues to grow, we appreciate that there are more members north of the Malahat that might not be able to make the AGM. If you can't make it, we would nevertheless welcome your input. We'd like to hear from you: tell us what you like, which rides work well, which rides/events should be dropped and of course any suggestions for new events.

Volunteers to organise events or just being an organising contact for an event are always appreciated. It's actually quite easy and not that much work.

Any agenda items are welcome.




BBQ Pictures and Thoughts

Today's cool weather didn't stop too many from making the trip out to Liberty Road in Metchosin to enjoy Klaus's hospitality, Conrad's burgers and a tasty ice cream for dessert. Thanks to everyone for the great atmosphere!

In my wandering amongst the crowd without a network connection for my ubiquitous iPad, I came across a couple questions in our discussions. If we're still curious...

  • The German word for the driveshaft traditionally found in BMW motorcycles is Kardanwelle, named for the Italian renaissance mathematician Gerolamo Cardano.
  • The custom-made leather seats found on a few BMWRVI members' bikes are the creation of Rich's Custom Seats.

The next scheduled BMWRVI get-together is the September 9 Monthly Gathering at the Pioneer House in Duncan. Maybe we'll see you there!