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.


September 21, 2014 ..CANCELLED: *Ride to Holy Hill


September 22, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm..*Hot Dog Ride


September 27, 2014 - September 28, 2014 ..CANCELLED: *Wine-Tasting Tour Overnight


September 29, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm..*Hot Dog Ride


October 03, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm..*First Friday at Hanes'

Paul Wilson

Hot Dog Ride for September 22nd

Strats Villa ParkThis coming Monday we'll be heading to Villa Park, location of Strat's Restaurant, at 231 E. North Avenue. It's west of Route 83, halfway or so between Villa and Ardmore, and not too far away from our centrally-located monthly meeting venue.

You can find a map and directions in the "Events Calendar" area of this site, and riders generally gather around 7 p.m.

As always this is a destination ride: get there on your own or form your own group. We look forward to seeing you!

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

Chicago Region News (September) now available here

You can now view and print copies of the Chicago Region News from this site. Just go to the "Downloads" tab and you'll see a list of available issues. We'll be posting them as we can. Some of the more recent issues are not up yet as we not been able to compress them enough.

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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