New Sweden 450 May 15-16, 2021

We know the New Sweden Riders because they always get the largest club in attendance awards at our Square Route Rally. Their annual rally is a unique riding rally to a surprise camping destination. Check out their rally registration page: https://www.newswedenbmwriders.com/450. The description in their own words:

Square Route Rally Planning - Call for Volunteers

RALLY PLANNING CALL / VOLUNTEERS!

We will have a virtual meeting to discuss updates (a lots been going on behind the scenes!) and planning issues and ideas.

Support the club in planning this important annual event.

Date: Sunday March 21, 2021
Time: 6PM
Video Conference Link: TBA

RSVP to rally@bmwbmw.org with your email and we'll send you a link . Put ‘Rally Planning’ in the subject line.

(Club Members Only Please - join at https://bmwbmw.org/mbrship) only $20!

2021 Rides Committee Meeting

Saturday, February 27, 2021
NEW TIME 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
The BMWBMW Rides Committee will be meeting to discuss and plan the rides for 2021. Interested BMWBMW Club members/riders are welcome to join in the discussion. Sign Up on Meetup.com

Agenda:

  • Review 2020 rides; Pluses/Minuses/Recommendations
  • 2021 Rides
  • Repeat of selected 2020 rides
  • Suggestions; Multi-day, camping, long distance/out of state
  • Square Root Rally (SRR) rides
  • CLASS Rides Returning to VIR

    Reg and Gigi Pridmore will return this September to VIRginia International Raceway for their CLASS Rides school. I took it last September and had a breakthrough in smoothness and control through the curves. It's an expensive school but the venue is like a premium country club and the ride down to VIR in Southern Virginia can be loads of fun if you follow the Blue Ridge. Even though it's more than 7 months away, Reg said, "We are about 2/3 full at this point but that means there's plenty of space for more."

    Square Route Rally Updates

    We have also been able to get a tentative reservation for Camp West Mar for our usually dates of the first full weekend after memorial day, i.e. June 4-6, 2021. While this is tentative depending on the COVID situation in June, we will move forward with planning. Keep a look our for an upcoming planning meeting which will most likely be via ZOOM call.

    New Year's Ride 2021

    After breakfast at the Vienna Inn, we did some parking lot practice before winding through back roads to get out of DC's suburbs. Near Oatlands, we found newly paved Lime Kiln Rd and wandered past horse estates to Middleburg, VA. After a coffee from Cuppa Giddy Up, we rode some dirt roads through Bull Run Valley and ending the ride at Manassas National Battlefield.

    Black Friday - Unpaved/Gravel Roads Ride

    Don’t like shopping? Go for a ride. Join us as we explore more unpaved/gravel roads of Northern VA. This ride is primarily for GS/off road MCs, but adventurous road riders are welcome.

    The route has been selected using the VDOT Unpaved Roads web site.
    https://vdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=e4e96386906...

    9:30 am; Link up - Happy Creek Coffee & Tea, The Plains, VA
    9:45 am; Riders Brief
    10:00 am; Side stands up

    We will be break up into small groups of five riders (TBP in comments later).

    The Fall Colors (Leaf Peeper) Ride OCT 17, 2020


    We enjoyed wonderful crisp fall weather on our ride through the forests of Maryland and Pennsylvania.
    We organized this ride through the Meetup website. https://www.meetup.com/BMW-Bikers-of-Metropolitan-Washington/events/2734...

    High Rock/South Mountain, Maryland Ride - Sat, Oct 10

    High Rock/South Mountain, Maryland
    Saturday, October 10th
    https://www.meetup.com/BMW-Bikers-of-Metropolitan-Washington/events/2737...

    How about an easy day ride to include the back roads of Carroll County, Eyler’s Valley, High Rock and South Mountain, with a brief cross into Loudon County on the return? Total distance will be in the 175 mile range (give or take), with rest/gas/food stops every 1 to 1 1/2hours. We will definitely stop to take in the gorgeous view of the valley from High Rock and maybe stop for coffee or ice cream down the road somewhere.

    Review of a Wireless Charging Phone Holder

    Review of the RAM® Quick-Grip™ Waterproof Wireless Charging Holder
    Part#: RAM-HOL-UN14WB UPC: 793442009273 Patented & Pats. Pend.

    Bottom line is that it is a secure mount for your phone that will not push the buttons on the side and allow you to place and remove the phone with one hand.

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