Club Officers

2016 BMWBMW Officers & Committee Chairs

BMW Bikers of Metropolitan Washington has an active slate of Officers & Committee Chairs. Please do not hesitate to contact any of us with any questions. either via Email or in the forum, each BOD Officer and/or Chair has their forum handle next to their name.

President - Bruce Dimon (BDimon)

I remember when the BMW R90S was introduced and Cycle magazine said it was a great bike but wondered if anybody would pay $3,400 for a motorcycle. The year I graduated high school the most beautiful motorcycle I had ever seen came on the market, the R100RS. In spite of my admiration for the marque, my budget kept me on Hondas.

Finally, in 2012 I bought my first Beemer, my R1200RT. It was so much smaller and lighter than my Gold Wing! After attending a Tech Day, I joined the club to gain access to the technical expertise of its members.

After five years of BMWBMW membership, I am still excited to be a member. Our people, our rallies, and our adventures make this the most exciting motorcycle club I have ever joined.

Vice President - Drew Alexander (drewalex)

Drew is a sales master at Battley's Cycle

Secretary - Paul Wilson (DCGSrider)

Paul was raised in Ohio, followed by stints at Ohio State and the University of Virginia. Bitten hard by the motorcycle bug in 1999 after moving to DC, he's been a high-mileage (and near-daily) rider ever since. His first--and so far only--BMW is a 2009 R1200 GS, in Namibia Orange. When he is not "architecting," Paul is a big fan of long road trips and rallies: He has the tee shirts and a motley collection of rally mugs to prove it. Paul currently lives in Arlington with "associate member" John and a mixed Corgi named Toby. He enjoys changing his own oil, but not his own tires, and likes chatting up complete strangers all over the world via ham radio.

Treasurer Bryan Hunt

Coming soon!

Membership - Ed Pfister (eap)
I began riding BMW's for real, around 1983 in Central America where I picked up a slightly used R80/GS with a hand pounded 11 gallon gas tank from Belgium. Since then, I have been a BMW GS guy - the R80 was followed by a 2001 R1150GS and my current steed is a 2014 R1200GS LC.

I joined the club a few years after arriving in the DC area and after attending several of the Tech Days where I learned to put the wrench on that GS. "Tech Days are what sold me on becoming a member" and I have enjoyed the camaraderie of many breakfast rides and the Square Root Rally as well.

Originally a Hoosier, I have been fortunate to have traveled extensively in SE Asia and Central America but for the past 30ish years my wife, daughter and I have become a 'born again' Marylanders. We especially enjoy the Chesapeake Bay and the seafood it provides. Of course the Mountains of the East are among my favorite riding areas - especially Southern VA, Northern NC, Central WV, Western MD and the PA State Forests.

I have appreciated the hard work of our BOD and Committee Volunteers and am happy for this opportunity to take on new responsibilities in the club.


Mailing address:
BMWBMW Membership
10717 Seneca Spring Way
Montgomery Village, MD 20886

Editor - Tom Rhodes (tom2000)

Coming Soon!

Check out the Online Between the Spokes!

Committee Chairs

Rides - Maria Vandergucht (Maria V)
Maria is a "Retired Presidente"
Check out BMWBMW's Ride Pages for the latest information and updates on our club and member rides and events, and tons of resources on the great roads in the mid-Atlantic area! Also check the message boards for last-minute and informal rides and ride ideas!

Technical - Jim Von Baden (JimVonBaden)
My name is Jim Bade and I am the Tech Chair for 2017. I was formally the Square Route Rally Master for two years and the Vice President, as well as the Tech Chair in past years. I own JVB Productions, and have fairly extensive experience in BMW R-series bikes. I hope to make this year a very productive one in the club, with tech days every month (we need volunteers), and a tech day at this years Square Route Rally. Join in, learn to take care of your bikes yourself, and save some money! Besides, it is a lot of fun! Hope to see you at BMWBMW events this year!

Check out the BMWBMW Events Page for information on our tech events, and the message boards for tips, tricks and informal maintenance and wrench-gatherings.

Meetings & Events - Rafael Cohen

Retired from the Army a few years back, now I work for the other half of the government. I learned how to ride on a DRZ250. It's been five years since I took the plunge and got my license and an R12R. Love that bike!
I live in the southern portion of Northern Virginia, but ride anywhere fun.

Check out BMWBMW's Ride Pages for the latest information and updates on our club and member rides and events, and tons of resources on the great roads in the mid-Atlantic area! Also check the message boards for last-minute and informal rides and ride ideas!

Check out BMWBMW's Event Pages for more information on all our upcoming events!

Government Affairs - Vacant (vacancy)

Currently open! please email President

Safety - Lorenzo Washington (CCATTrn95)

Bio coming!

Internet - Kristopher Betz (kjbetz)

I'm happy to be able to support BMWBMW as your webmaster. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, send me an email anytime.

Sales - Marius R

Born and raised in the Southeast...of Europe, more precisely in Bucharest Romania. For reference that is about 170km south of the Dracula Castle. Converted from metric to imperial in mid 80s.

By this club’s standards I’m new to BMW motorcycles. Always liked the R types; they match the initial of my last name for one thing. But other priorities such as school payments, mortgage, etc. kept me away and into the fold of the Vespa realm (2nd best invention). To be honest I enjoy anything with an engine and more that one wheel.

When I’m not pretending to be a biker I spent (too much of) my time as an architect.

Check out BMWBMW's e-Commerce area for information on our club-logo shirts, hats, and more!

Don't forget, feel free to e-mail us with any questions or concerns!