Chicago Region BMW Owners Association

Join the Club

The ultimate BMW motorcycle accessory is a membership in the Chicago Region BMW Owners Association! We’re a diverse group of riders with various experience and skill levels, and a person doesn’t even need to own a motorcycle to join us. All you need is an interest in–or better still, a love for–two-wheeled travel.

Ready to Join, or need to Renew your membership?

Join the Chicago Region BMW Owners Association and attend our rides and events! Find the activities that suit your riding style, have the kind of fun you want, and discover lasting friendships along the way. Dues are only $35 per year. Click Join Now for easy online registration or download a paper application and return it by mail.

Our club provides the following benefits (in addition to many others):
Monthly meetings

Held currently the second Thursday of each month at the Elks Club in Villa Park. It’s where the present meets the future!


Your monthly publication, delivered each month via email, highlights what is going on in the CRBMW. It is your source for upcoming events, great articles and pertinent information. Members may contribute content, photos and riding stories are encouraged. The classified advertising section is free to members. And, your newsletter is a fine way to discover services available from advertisers who are important membership participants.

Our on-line club presence. Not only can you have your photo displayed, the website is a great “go to” reference for everything related to your club. Activities, past newsletters, members forum, and so much more!


Whether you are an “Airhead” or own another motorcycle, CHITECH (the Chicago Region Technical Committee) provides an opportunity for “wrench enthusiasts” to help you learn from other like-minded members. “Open tech days” offer all members an opportunity to meet the group for maintenance assistance, from simple oil changes and tire replacement to more intricate repairs, like spline repair or final drive issues!

BMW MOA and BMW RA Rallies

The CRBMWOA is an active participant in both the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America (“MOA”) annual rally. Our very own Norm Phoenix has attended all of the past 43 rallies, riding his bike to every one!

Members also take part in the BMW Riders Association Rally. Both of these rallies are great adventures and opportunities to meet BMW enthusiasts from around the world, enjoy past acquaintances, see new innovations and just have fun!

Membership Roster

Members who want to find other members can use the roster distributed quarterly (or available in the Member Resources area of this site) as a source to communicate, find someone to ride with, or just socialize in general.

Riding Experiences

Whether a meet-to-eat event, hot dog ride, spring kick-off gathering, the La Crosse Ride, fall picnic family outing, or other event, we love to ride! Look for these events and others in the newsletter and website to enhance your time in the saddle!