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Chicago Region Local News and Events

*Hot Dog Rides for April 22

We have a new "south" destination this week (it's actually just not so far north!): Jester's Fast Food in Elgin. Our other site is Garibaldi's Italian Eatery in Arlington Heights....
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Now is the time to send in your Mileage Contest Start Form! There is only one contest period this year: starting date is April 1, 2024, and the contest covers...

*Annual Starved Rock Ride—DATE CHANGED

Our 2024 Season Opener will take place on Sunday, April 21st (we expect better weather then). This group ride to Starved Rock State Park is a long tradition and we...
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2024 Moto Treasure Hunt

From Liz Jacobs--Hi All, the NIBMW Club is hosting its 2nd year of the Moto Treasure Hunt Ride Game that's all season long. We're extending this to the other BMW...
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*Money Creek Mini-Rally

The Chicago Region and Northern Illinois Clubs are hosting the 2024 Mini-Rally in Money Creek, Minnesota on May 3rd through 5th. This is a pay-your-own-way event with camping and hotel...
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The Ultimate Flat Fix!

Fran Kokes gave an amazing impromptu demonstration of flat tire repair techniques at the March '24 general meeting. He followed it up with a written overview of what a well-prepared rider...
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News and Announcements from BMW MOA

Motorcycle Revival at Duke University

Photos by Bill Snead Perhaps there’s a little moto-cultural myopia going on that causes us to consider “motorcycle training” as something that only involves actually riding the motorcycle—learning to do...
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New bike fever

Obsession. Rumination. Insomnia. The angst of buying a motorcycle can be sweet torture. This ordeal may arrive unbidden. You don’t have to be out looking for a bike to end...
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BMW Delays Electric Motorcycle

Recently, BMW Blog uncovered BMW Motorrad head Markus Flasch telling a German outlet that BMW has the technology to build a 124-mile range electric motorcycle. However, the project is being pushed back until 2027 at...
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