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)

Coming soon!


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 - Karen Ager (sundevil2)

Motorcycles were “outlawed” in the home of my youth, so I came to riding relatively late. I’ve been riding since 2007 when I bought my first bike, a 13-year-old Yamaha Virago. It was a great bike.

I got involved with BMWBMW about that same time and knew I needed to fully join the fold, as it were. My first BMW was an F800ST. I currently ride an F650GS (twin). Riding is one of my many passions. Short trips, long trips…my bags are packed.

The BOD is here to make your club experience better. Please let us know how we can improve. Or get involved yourself. It’s a great way to meet others who share our passion.

Please send any membership requests or inquiries to me - - I’ll be happy to help!

Email: membership@bmwbmw.org

Mailing address:
BMWBMW Membership
PO Box 44735
Fort Washington, MD 20749-4735


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 - Vacant (vacancy)

Currently open! please email President


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 - Vacant

Currently open! please email President

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!