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.


April 27, 2014 ..*Spring Kickoff Ride


April 28, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm..*Hot Dog Ride


May 02, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm..*First Friday at Hanes'


May 05, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm..*Hot Dog Ride


May 08, 2014 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm..*CRBMW Gen'l Meeting

Suzanne & Raymond Gagner

Season Kick-Off Ride is ON!

Hanks FarmFrom Dave Cory:

Sunday, April 27 will be our spring kickoff ride and we will be going to Hank's Farm Restaurant, located at 2973 N. State Rd. 71, Ottawa, IL. We have 12:30 reservations at the restaurant to enjoy their wonderful buffet.

We will be having three groups riding to the restaurant, the first of which Ingrid Wessel and I will lead. We will begin at Panera Bread located at 7165 S. Kingery Hwy (Route 83) in Willowbrook, IL.

The second starting location will be McDonald's in Aurora on Route 59 at Route 34 (in the Fox Valley Mall). This group will be led by Hank Barta and Art Laschober.

The third group will be led by Christy Lange and will meet at Caribou Coffee at 4165-A Route 83 (at Aptakisic Road) in Long Grove, Illinois.

Meeting times at all three locations will be 9:00 a.m., with 9:30 a.m. departures. Please arrive at all locations ready to go at the posted time with a full tank of gas, proper air in your tires (and for Christy's group) an I-Pass if you have one. As always, if you choose, you can simply ride to the restaurant on your own if group riding isn't your thing. Hope to see you there for this first "official" club ride of the season!

Tech Day!

CHITECH presents Tech Day at Ed Dybala’s Garage on Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Do you want to bring your bike to work on, watch others work, provide armchair assistance, or just sit around and talk? Of course…we all like to eat (Coffee, doughnuts and bagels in the morning; and free lunch will be provided)!

So come for an hour or two or come for the whole day, you decide!

Questions? Need directions?
Call or email. 630-493-1514 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

By the way, if you want to change your tires at this event, you can have your new tires shipped directly to Ed’s house. (Please let him know so he can watch for the delivery.)

Event location: 845 Clyde Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60516 (in the garage at the back of the house)

Chicago Region News (March) 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 intend to post these each month as soon as we can after their publication date.

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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