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Risk Statement.  Club Members and public participate in BMWMCC Inc. (Club) events at their own risk.  The Club is not liable for any injury, loss or harm to anyone or anything by a participant in, on or at a Club event.  Always ride within your skill limit.

We all enjoy riding motorcycles, but the Club has some things you need to know below "What's On" ride calendar.  Check them out.

What's On...

    • 01 Jan 2021
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 01 Jan 2025
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 5 sessions


    • 26 Jan 2021
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 26 Jan 2025
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 5 sessions


    • 25 Apr 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 25 Apr 2025
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 5 sessions


    • 25 Jul 2021
    • 08:30 - 13:30 (UTC+10:00)
    • Tinderry

    Join the Club for a GS2 (Club Event) ride over the Tinderry Range. RIDE HAS BEEN POSTPONED!

    The ride will start at Jerrabomberra and head over the Tinderry Range to Captains Flat and with weather, interest and time permitting we can head to Majors creek for Lunch.

    Meet at 0830 at the Jerrabomberra Caltex Servo, fuelled and ready for 0900 departure.

    So if you are flexible and up for a bit of an adventure sign up. 

    Here is a google map link of the intended route https://goo.gl/maps/xRxBoMTUXRFJg5jM6

    thanks

    Cameron Major





    • 31 Jul 2021
    • 08:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • 01 Aug 2021
    • 17:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • Club Mulwala, Mulwala NSW TS2 (Club Event)

    Joint BMWMCC & BMWMCCVIC
    Christmas in Winter
    Dinner

    CANCELLED
    COVID-19 Casualty


    If you pre-paid for this event then email the Treasurer@bmwmcc.org.au with your name, bank BSB and bank account number for a refund.

    Join your Club as hosts for the annual Christmas in Winter dinner with BMW Motorcycle Club Victoria members at Club Mulwala near Yarrawonga on Saturday night 31 July 2021.  Google Map directions.

    The set 3 course dinner is only $35pp (purchase own drinks) and Club Mulwala has rooms for only $150 twin/double, phone to book 03 5744 2331.  Or find your own accomodation by searching on Trivago (not the only comparator).

    You are responsible for booking your own accomodation including any change(s) or cancellation costs.  There is no refund for late cancellation or change of mind for the dinner $35pp cost as this is pre-paid by the Club.

    Register to confirm your attendance and pay before 21 July 2021 to confirm your attendance and allow the Club to confirm numbers with Mulwala Resort.

    COVID-19 travel restrictions may be in force, check on the NSW Health, Vic Health or Commonwealth websites https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-advice-and-restrictions-faqs.

    Registrants are responsible for booking their own accommodation and pre-paying for the Saturday night dinner.  There will be a group ride option for BMWMCC Club members leaving Saturday morning.

    • 07 Aug 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 08 Aug 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Border Village, SA

    Like riding straight roads?

    Then the Border Run (rally) should be on your bucket list and gives you the opportunity to meet up with West Coast riders along with motorcyclists from all over eastern Australia.

    Held over the first weekend in August at the Border Village SA and a mere 2300km from Canberra.

    The BMWMCCACT has no involvement in the organisation of the Border Run

    • 07 Aug 2021
    • 11:00 - 15:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • Four Winds Vineyard, Murrumbateman TS1
    Register

    Join the Club for our monthly meeting with a ride to lunch at Four Winds Vineyard, Murrumbateman.

    Meet fuelled to go at Red Rooster Queanbeyan 1115 for a group ride or meet us at Four Winds Vineyard for lunch at 1215.   Need a Google Map.

    You need to register as group and table numbers are capped.


    • 13 Aug 2021
    • 12:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • 15 Aug 2021
    • 12:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • Private Property, Nerriga, NSW

    The United Tourers Winter Rally is held on private property 4km south of Nerriga on the Braidwood Road. 

    Entry is $25 at the gate with bonfire, band, licensed bar and some food on Saturday night.

    UMTC Contacts:

    • 20 Aug 2021
    • 14:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • 22 Aug 2021
    • 16:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • Buckenbowra (in from Nelligen), NSW GS3
    Register

     





    The BMWMCCACT offers incentives to financial members that complete advanced rider training subject to T&Cs, see Member Rider & First Aid Training.

    The Academy of Off Road Riding is located at Buckenbowra up-river from Nelligen on the south coast NSW.

    The Ride Coordinator has signed up to the Academy's Adventure Bike course on 20-22 August 2021.  This course is specifically targeted at adventure bikes like BMW F850GS/A, R1250GS/A with touring luggage (but not required for the course).  Although any member and any brand motorcycle are invited to register.

    The course cost is $420 per person on a BYO tent camping and food.  There is free camping on site with toilet and hot shower.  Check the Academy website for more information https://www.academyofoffroadriding.com.au/.

    It is recommended that registrants have personal medical insurance or a minimum emergency ambulance cover.  The BMWMCC is not liable for any registrant injury or loss riding to/from or participating in this course.  

    I will be making my way to the Buckenbowra training site Friday afternoon in readiness for the Saturday morning 0800 briefing (miss the briefing, miss the course).  Your registration is for interest in a group ride to/from the venue only. 

    Please email the ride coordinator rides@bmwmccact.org.au if you have any questions and include 'Adventure Bike Course' in the subject line.

    The BMWMCC Inc, Committee and Members are not liable to any participant injured or for damage to any motorcycle or personal effects that occurs before, during or after any registrant or public attending this course.

    • 22 Aug 2021
    • 16:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • 28 Aug 2021
    • 18:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • Longreach - Toowoomba, Queensland


    Enduro is back! After a one year hiatus we are headed to the Central West Queensland town of Longreach, also home of the Qantas Museum, to begin a 6 day, 2500+km adventure into the Australian Outback. We will reach the iconic town of Birdsville, putting us right on the edge of the Simpson Desert and you will have the option to visit “Big Red” the infamous sand dune. From there we head back east through South West Queensland, easing out of the desert and back into some great tracks and trails to finish up at Toowoomba. Be prepared for an authentic adventure riding experience, including some camping! Although we can never guarantee no sand, don’t be put off by the thought of it, it will be minimal. 

    Web event page:  https://bmwsafari.com/events/2021-bmw-gs-safari-enduro/
    There will also be optional Pre-Safari Off Road Training, Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd of August in Longreach. As usual there will also be bike transport available at an additional cost, flights are also available both to Longreach and out of Toowoomba. More event information below.

     
    EVENT REGISTRATION OPENS: 9am AEDT Tuesday 30th March

    EVENT START: Longreach, QLD Sunday 22nd August
    EVENT FINISH: Toowoomba, QLD Saturday 28th August
    FIRST NIGHT OF INCLUDED ACCOMMODATION: Sunday 22nd August
    LAST NIGHT OF INCLUDED ACCOMMODATION: Saturday 28th August

    Get ready for another outback adventure!!

    Kind regards,
    The BMW Safari Team

    The BMWMCCACT Inc has no involvement in the organisation or conduct of this event and provided for member public interest only.  All inquires and event registration must be made with the organiser.

    • 28 Aug 2021
    • 07:30 (UTC+10:00)
    • 29 Aug 2021
    • 17:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • Undera Park Speedway, Undera (northern) Victoria

    See the details and if this Google Map on where Undera Park Speedway is.

    The BMWMCC Inc. has no involvement in the organisation or conduct of this event and provided for information to the motorcycle rally community.

    • 29 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 - 15:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • Sandown Race Course, Springvale

    Check with the Organisers on its COVID-19 Status


    • 05 Sep 2021
    • 09:00 - 15:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • TBA

    Join the Club for monthly meeting and ride to TBA.


    • 11 Sep 2021
    • 09:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • 12 Sep 2021
    • 15:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • Pheasant Wood Circuit, Marulan NSW

    You can follow developments on the Pheasant Wood Facebook page or website that includes a newsletter.  Where is Pheasant Wood Racetrack Google Map.

    Pheasant Wood Circuit is proud to announce we are hosting a post COVID-19 All Historic Race Meeting in September 2021Racing on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September with a private practice day Friday September 2021.

    The BMWMCCACT Inc. has no involvement in the organisation or conduct of this event and provided as a general service to the motorcycling community.

    • 26 Sep 2021
    • 10:00 - 15:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • Wanniassa Park, Queanbeyan NSW

    The Mercedes Benz Car Club ACT are hosts for the German Auto Day 2021 to be held in Wanniassa Park Queanbeyan.  Google Map.

    The BMWMCC Inc. has no involvement in this event and provided for the general information of members and community.

    • 02 Oct 2021
    • 09:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • See you at the 40th Kosciuszko Rally

    The October Club Meeting is at the 40th Kosciuszko Rally, BMWMCCACT (Club Event).


    • 04 Oct 2021
    • 08:00 - 17:00 (UTC+11:00)


    • 08 Oct 2021
    • 15:00 (UTC+11:00)
    • 10 Oct 2021
    • 15:00 (UTC+11:00)
    • Geehi Hut Campsite, Alpine Way Kosciuskzo NP, NSW. TS2

    Look Who's Turning 40
    (assuming that COVID-19 is behind us)

    The 40th Kosciuskzo Rally will be held at the Geehi Hut Campground located on the sealed Alpine Way in the picturesque Snowy Mountains and home to some of the best motorcycling roads in Australia.  Rally supplies can be purchased at Thredbo (43km) or Khancoban (31km).

    Download and share the rally flyer.

    Kosciuskzo National Park has entry fees, with free camping and please remember to take your rubbish out with you.

    Your entry of $25pp includes a badge and firewood along with the hidden costs of rally oranisation.  The Club does not raise operating funds from the rally, whilst your buying a raffle ticket not only gets you the chance to win some great prizes but proceeds are donated to charity.

    The Club offers a pre-purchase Saturday night dinner of Germanic Bratwurst sausage on a fresh Corryong Community Bakery roll, steamed pudding dessert and Sunday breakfast of egg n' bacon rolls and espresso coffee, tea or juice to help you on your way.

    The Club freely gives out rubbish bags and asks that you take your rubbish home with you.

    The BMWMCCACT Inc. is not responsible for any damage or loss arising from your attendance at the rally.

    • 22 Oct 2021
    • 09:00 (UTC+11:00)
    • 24 Oct 2021
    • 17:00 (UTC+11:00)
    • Phillip Island, Victoria

    2021 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Cancelled

    Media Release 06/07/21.  The 2021 event will not go ahead.

    The Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) in conjunction with the Victorian Government and Dorna Sports today announced the 2021 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix has been cancelled due to restrictions and logistical challenges relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    The 2021 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix was scheduled to be held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit from 22-24 October.

    Tickets for the event had not gone on sale.

    AGPC will continue to work with Dorna Sports and the Victorian Government regarding the 2022 calendar timings for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix event.

    Detail on the MotoGP website

    • 22 Oct 2021
    • 18:00 (UTC+11:00)
    • 24 Oct 2021
    • 15:00 (UTC+11:00)
    • Robe, South Australia
    Register

    The BMW Owners Club of South Australia wishes to invite you to our biennial rally (the Hummertopf – Lobster Pot) which will be held at the Tarooki Campsite, Robe, South Australia, Friday to Sunday, 22nd to 24th of October 2021.

    Google Map https://goo.gl/maps/i1SFiUvsjoFpwpdr6

    All responsible motorcyclists are welcome to attend @ $20pp Rally Entry + Badge.  The central kitchen will act as the registration office for the weekend and the venue for catering and Saturday night’s awards presentation including a pre-dinner wine tasting.

    Awards will be available for both BMW and non-BMW riders and will include longest distance [from home] for solos, sidecars, pillion passengers, youngest and oldest rider, hard luck and best interstate club attendance.

    The event is held on Crown land and anyone involved in a vehicular accident will be subject to an alcohol breath test.

    The site offers dormitory bunk accommodation and a limited number of camping areas with showers and toilets available.  There are limited caravan sites (unpowered) in the main parking area. If you require a powered site, the Lakeside Tourist Park is only 280m away across the road. The Robe Beer Festival is being held on Saturday the 23 rd so it might be advisable to book a site in advance if you are contemplating attending the rally.

    Print & complete the rally form and send it + payment (do not post cash) to:
    BMW Owners Club of South Australia, PO Box 193, North Adelaide. SA 5006.
    Direct deposits to BMWOCSA BSB: 085 443 Acc: 50806 5526 (Please include – Hummertopf Rally - Your surname).

    Or complete and email your rally form to bmwocsapresidentsblog@gmail.com or snail mail a printed copy to the PO box.

    BMWMCCACT Inc. has no involvement in the organisation or conduct of this rally.

    The Club will take this as a Thursday (overnight) - Sunday (overnight) Monday extended ride staying in en-route.  Pub and booked accommodation options, so register or be prepared to look after yourself.  BMWMCCACT Event registration is not BMWOCSA Rally registration.

    • 06 Nov 2021
    • 09:00 (UTC+11:00)
    • TBA

    The Club Meeting & ride is TBA


    • 05 Dec 2021
    • 09:00 (UTC+11:00)
    • TBA

    The Club Meeting & ride is TBA


    • 25 Dec 2021
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 25 Dec 2025
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 5 sessions


    • 26 Dec 2021
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 26 Dec 2025
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 5 sessions


    • 27 Dec 2021
    • 08:00 - 17:00 (UTC+11:00)


    • 28 Dec 2021
    • 08:00 - 17:00 (UTC+11:00)


    • 02 Jan 2022
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 15 Jan 2022
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Stay up to date at the Dakar website https://www.dakar.com/en/.

    You can read news, blogs and watch daily video updates by searching for Dakar at https://www.motorsport.com.



    • 26 Jan 2022
    • 08:00 - 17:00 (UTC+11:00)


    • 19 Feb 2022
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • TBA
    • 10
    Register

    A Club sponsored lunch to recognise the contribution of Committee members over the past year and understanding for their partners.

    Have you considered contributing to the Committee by nominating and standing for election at the PROPOSED - 2022 AGM of the BMWMCC Inc. (Club Event).

    • 28 Feb 2022
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 20 Mar 2022
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • Brooklands UK to Dakar Gambia

    (Not) The Dakar Enduro
    Touring / Competitive Rally

    COVID-19 jabbed and ready to start your European vacation.

    Then check out Bespoke Rallies website for a recreation of the original Dakar Rally route.  Standard entry fee (at June 2021): £7,350pp (2 people in one car £14,700). Motorcyclists £5,850pp (sharing room).  https://www.bespokerallies.com/dakar-enduro-rally-2022/.The BMWMCC Inc. has no involvement in the organisation or conduct of this event and only provided for the information of members and public interest. 

    • 11 Mar 2022
    • 08:00 (UTC+11:00)
    • 13 Mar 2022
    • 17:00 (UTC+11:00)
    • Canberra, ACT

    Update 9 February 2021

    The BMW Car Club of Canberra are hosting the BMW Clubs Australia Nationals 2022 11-13 March 2022.

    You can follow and/or register to this car club event on the BMWCCC website https://bmwclubcanberra.org.au/.The BMWMCCACT has not involvement in the planning or conduct of this event and posted here for the benefit of members and BMW enthusiasts.

    • 28 May 2022
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 11 Jun 2022
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Isle of Man

    Isle of Man TT - Wikipedia

    The Isle of Man TT, one for the bucket list.  An Australian based company Sportsnet have been running package tours to the IoM and other Australian and global sports events for many years.

    Sportsnet IoM tour packages will go on sale around May and typically sell out in 4-6 weeks and often earlier.  If you want to go, then book early.  

    You can read more on the IoM TT 2021 at https://www.iomtt.com/.
    • 13 Mar 2023
    • 08:00 - 17:00 (UTC+11:00)


    • 07 Apr 2023
    • 08:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • 10 Apr 2023
    • 17:00 (UTC+10:00)


    • 27 May 2023
    • 10:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • 29 May 2023
    • 15:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • TBA
    Register

    Register your EOI for a rally and mark this milestone in BMW's history.

    BMW Motorrad Rider:  http://rider.bmwmotorrad.com.au/k-series-history/



    The K series is an important milestone in BMW Motorrad’s history.

    The K series changed the direction of BMW Motorrad and created a broader product range through cutting edge technology, powerful engines and modern styling.

    At the time, product development away from boxer engines was a controversial move for BMW Motorrad.

    The liquid cooled, inline engines (with three or four cylinders) were mounted longways and were visually integral to the K series’ success.

    Need more?  Then what about a 5 Minute History (read, leaving BMWMCCACT))


    • 29 May 2023
    • 08:00 - 17:00 (UTC+10:00)


    • 12 Jun 2023
    • 08:00 - 17:00 (UTC+10:00)


    • 22 Sep 2023
    • 12:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • 24 Sep 2023
    • 16:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • TBA
    Register

    BMW iconic R32 debut was 28 September 28, 1923 at the 15th International Automobilasstellung Exhibition in Berlin.

    Mark your calendar and come along to the BMW Clubs Australia National Motorrad Rally 2023 and celebrate 100 years of BMW motorcycle production.

    Bookmark this event and stay up to date with event details.

    To see a R32 running on You Tube https://youtu.be/7Ix8I17GzjM

    We may be lucky and have a real one on hand



    • 02 Oct 2023
    • 08:00 - 17:00 (UTC+11:00)


Past events

11 Jul 2021 BMW GS Safari, Outback NSW
04 Jul 2021 July Club Meeting & Day Ride (Club Event)
26 Jun 2021 Darling River Run GS 3 (Club Event)
25 Jun 2021 2021 36th Casper Rally, SCUM Tourers
14 Jun 2021 Queens Birthday (ACT Public Holiday) 2021
12 Jun 2021 National Motorrad Rally 2021 [NMR21] Raffle Tickets Only
12 Jun 2021 BMWMCC Member Saturday Morning Ride to NMR21 @ Condobolin (Ride Only)
11 Jun 2021 BMWCA National Motorrad Rally 2021 (NMR21)
05 Jun 2021 June Club Meeting & Day Ride (Club Event)
31 May 2021 Reconciliation Day (ACT Public Holiday) 2021
29 May 2021 CANCELLED - Isle of Man TT 2021
23 May 2021 2021 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride (Club Event)
23 May 2021 SOLD OUT: GS Safari Enduro (Club Event)
22 May 2021 Survive the Ride, Snowy Mountains Regional Council (Club Event) TS1
22 May 2021 44th Historic Winton Race Meeting
15 May 2021 31st Loaded Dog Rally
02 May 2021 May Club Meeting & Day Ride (Club Event)
01 May 2021 GS Day Ride - Bobeyan Road to Cooma (Club Event)
23 Apr 2021 2021 24th Autumn Leaf Rally, Tumut Valley Riders
23 Apr 2021 Cane Toad Rally, BMWMCQ (Club Event)
18 Apr 2021 April Autumn Ride around the Capital - TS 1 (Club Event)
17 Apr 2021 BMWMCCVIC 45th Anniversary Rally (Club Event)
11 Apr 2021 Auto Italia Canberra
10 Apr 2021 2021 AGM of the BMWMCCACT Inc. (Club Event)
28 Mar 2021 40th Anniversary BMWMCCACT Ride to Lunch (Club Event)
27 Mar 2021 2021 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship
20 Mar 2021 Joint BMWMCCACT/BMWTCNSW TS or GS Ride Overnight Camp (Club Event)
20 Mar 2021 World Down Syndrome Day - Ride to Canowindra (BMWTCNSW)
08 Mar 2021 Dry Lake Racers Australia - 31st Annual Speed Week, 2021
08 Mar 2021 Canberra Day 2021
06 Mar 2021 Cold Flame Rally, Monarchs MCC