Safety Training Class July 15

The BMW Motorcycle Club of Houston has scheduled a motorcycle safety training course for 9am Saturday, July 15, at BMW Motorcycles of the Woodlands. The course will focus on safe practices for group rides, and include topics on “seasoned” rider awareness and accident scene management. Lunch will be provided, courtesy of BMW of the Woodlands.  The training is part classroom, and part riding (a two hour practice ride with stops for critiques and discussion). So come on two wheels. The class will be presented by David Jones, Tour Director, Touring Adventures, LLC

The exact schedule and details are still being developed, so check back for updates. At this point the class is only for current members of the BMW Motorcycle Club of Houston, and class size will be limited. The cost (for Club members) will be nominal or free. If there is enough interest we may schedule repeat classes at later dates.

Registration for the class will open on June 30, or earlier as announced by email.

 

 

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Meeting Reminder for Thursday, June 8

Our next monthly meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at the Spaghetti Western Italian Cafe, 1608 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007

Our program this month will be:

  • Ride presentation: Nick Bell – The Great River Road, New Orleans to Canada
  • GPS Training Recap
  • Officer reports and future ride plans
  • 2017 Club plans

Come early to eat and socialize. Looking forward to seeing you at Spaghetti Western!

Nick Bell
President
BMW (Motorcycle) Club Of Houston, Ltd.

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GPS Classes June 3 and 10

You asked us for GPS training, and we have set up two classes for your convenience. There are still seats available in both sessions. Please register online in BMW Motorcycle Club of Houston — Rides and More. (If you are not a member you will be prompted to join.)

Each session runs from 9:30am to noon, at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road, Houston, TX 77055. The main focus will be on creating a route using BaseCamp on a Windows PC and transferring it to a Garmin-type GPS device. Bring along your Windows laptop, your GPS device and its connection cable so you can follow along hands-on. If you have BaseCamp on a Mac laptop, bring it to the June 3 session; a “Mac” person will be there to go over the differences with Windows. Tablet/smartphone people — you’re out of luck, but you are welcome to sit in.

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GPS Classes Scheduled

We have scheduled one (possibly two) classes to help you gain skills with GPS devices and software.

The main focus will be on creating a route using BaseCamp on a Windows PC and transferring it to a Garmin-type GPS device. Bring along your laptop, your GPS device and its connection cable so you can follow along hands-on. The first class is Saturday, June 3. If you can’t make this date, we will have another class on June 10 (see separate Meetup event). A link to new class materials will be posted here as the date approaches. In the meantime, you can review previous class materials here.

To register, RSVP on Meetup:

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Meeting Reminder for Thursday, May 11

Our next monthly meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Spaghetti Western Italian Cafe, 1608 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007

Our program this month will be:

  • Ride presentation – Curtis Jones – Baja Mexico Adventure
  • Officer reports and future ride plans
  • 2017 Club plans

Come early to eat and socialize. Looking forward to seeing you at Spaghetti Western!

Nick Bell
President
BMW (Motorcycle) Club Of Houston, Ltd.

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Club Ride – County Roads Galore – May 13

Starting Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:00 AM. from Columbus, TX. | Organized By Tarek Ghazi

There are a lot of county roads out there that are ripe for exploration and worth your while.  90% sure that there are no dirt roads on the route, but there may be a surprise or two.  We will detour around them, so don’t worry about riding in the dust. Lunch will be at the Texas Seafood & Steakhouse at 18090 S Hwy 36 in Somerville, TX 77879.  It is rated 4 out of 5 stars on Yelp.  The route is 135 miles out (a little over 3 hours) and 66 miles on the return, if you follow the return route.  The rest stop on the way out is at a Shell station in Smithville.

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Photos from Tech Day, April 30

Mike Murphy is hosting a club “Tech Day” at his place in Pearland. Tech days happen twice a year – in the Spring and Fall – rain or shine.   Read more ›

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Tech Day, April 30

Mike Murphy is hosting a club “Tech Day” at his place in Pearland. Tech days happen twice a year – in the Spring and Fall – rain or shine.  We’re scheduled for Sunday, April 30. Start time is 10 am and will go through the afternoon till 5 pm. Lunch will be provided by the club. Note that this is not open to the general public -just club members and close friends.

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BMW Demo Truck – Apr 28-29

BMW Motorcycles – Woodlands will host the BMW Demo Truck on Friday and Saturday, Apr 28-29. On Saturday, the BMW Motorcycle Club of Houston will be on hand with information about our Club.

We are seeking Club volunteers to help staff our info desk. If you would like to be counted, please email ridemeister@bmwclubofhouston.com

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Houston BMW Motorcycle Club Ride Library

Did you know the BMW Motorcycle Club of Houston has an online archive of all our past rides? You can view descriptions of the rides and routes, and download maps and GPS files.

We’ve updated the Ride Library with recent Club rides. Take a look!

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