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.


November 03, 7PM - 8PM


November 07, 7PM - 10PM


November 10, 7PM - 8PM


November 13, 7PM - 8PM

Mike & Penny Morford

November 3rd Hot Dogs

As we begin to wind down the riding season, the Hot Dog Rides continue! OnMickeys Tinley Monday, November 3rd, we'll be heading to the Tinley Park home of Mickey's Ribs and Gyros, at 17432 South Oak Park Avenue. There is plenty of parking, and a large indoor dining room. Look for the map, if you need it, in the "Events Calendar" area of this website.

As always, this is a destination ride/gathering. Riders gather around 7 p.m. Come on your own, or bring a group with you. This is a good opportunity for new members and not-yet-members to meet, too!

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

First Friday! Only a Few Left...

Friday, November 7 is the date for the next monthly First Friday social at the home of Alice Hanes. Come on out and socialize! First Friday has taken place every single month since it began back in the mid-70s! Now, its 40th year is also to be its last. So take this opportunity to be part of one of the great Chicago Region traditions. Location is Alice's home at 3448 W. University Parkway in University Park (see the map in the Events Calendar section of this website).

Open to all CR members and friends, motorcyclists or not, spouses/significant others too! New members are always especially welcome, and it's a good informal way to meet others. People usually begin to arrive between 7:30 and 8. Hope to see you there!

Chicago Region News (October) 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 have 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.

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