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The Rider’s Workshop

jim-ford-talkingThis local 2-day workshop is a great resource for riders wanting to develop more confidence and expert riding skills. Creator, Jim Ford takes a max of 5 riders per workshop on a journey through the Appalachian Mountains.

“It’s not about riding fast. Instead Jim slows you down and introduces—layer by layer—skill by skill—The Art of Riding Smooth. Being smooth means heightened awareness, and a relaxed presence of mind. Being smooth means safety and fun at any speed especially through curves. Essentially The Rider’s Workshop is a study of confidently motorcycling mountain curves.”

Workshops are available now through October and include 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner, 1 night lodging, 2 days instruction over 450 miles, 2-way radio and ear-bud rental, and a full course syllabus. Follow the link below for available workshop dates and be sure to mention Bob’s BMW referred you!

Schedule of Rider’s Workshops

Contact:
Jim Ford
866-767-6900
www.ridersworkshop.com

Off to the Races

Photo by Lisa Theobald

Photo by Lisa Theobald

It’s that time of the year again! Jeremy Cook, Bob’s S1000RR racer is back in full force this year and planning to do everything he has to, to ensure he races his first AMA race this year! Anyone not familiar with AMA Pro racing, it is just as impressive as it sounds…it is the #1 professional motorcycling racing organization in the country and our very own Jeremy Cook will be riding along side (hopefully in front of!) this elite group of racers.

Until that time comes, he will travel on weekends from track to track along the east coast, as far as Florida racing in the Champion Cup Series. Summit Point Race Track is the closest to Bob’s BMW and is considered Jeremy’s home track. He will be racing 3 weekends at Summit Point starting with Memorial Day Weekend and then June 28-29 and August 23-24. If you have never been to the track, let alone a race event, be sure to mark your calendars and check it out this year, track side at Bob’s BMW Hospitality Tent.

The hospitality tent provides you the opportunity to hang out with Jeremy and his team along with other spectators, enjoy complimentary sandwiches, beverages, and snacks, and even take part in a tour of the facility, led personally by Jeremy where he will explain how things work at the track and just what exactly is going on. Be sure to arrive by 10 a.m. if you are interested in the tour, there are strict check-in and starting times Jeremy cannot be late for!

Please be advised the hospitality tent is free of charge but there is a fee to enter Summit Point Race Track. The cost along with details of all the other great features and things to do at Summit Point including an amazing go kart track are available online.

One last important note, this year Bob’s BMW will be running an Instagram Selfie contest around Jeremy. Complete details on the contest are coming soon but in the meantime whenever you run into Jeremy, snap a selfie with him or by yourself (just be sure Bob’s BMW’s tent or trailer is behind you!), post it to Instagram #bobsbmwmoto # funwithjeremycook #motorcycling and you could be the lucky winner of a Moose Racing Rolling Bag! The selfie with the most instagram likes will win. Stay tuned for complete contest details.

Also coming soon, is a “Sport Bike Riders” page under the Community section of our website. Jeremy’s schedule will be posted here along with race reports, images, and some great resources for the sport bike community. As soon as it’s live we’ll let you know!

NO SALES TAX on Select MOTORCYCLES!

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Breaking News On TAX FREE Days At Bob’s BMW…

On April 14, 2014 at 8:58 a.m. Bob announced for the first time ever in Bob’s BMW history,

“NO SALES TAX on Select MOTORCYCLES April 14th thru April 17th!*”

Has Bob gone nuts? No sales tax on motorcycles? This is NOT a joke, don’t delay on this never before seen offer available ONLY at Bob’s BMW! Now through April 17 the following New and Pre-Owned Motorcycles are TAX FREE:

Year, Make, Model
Color
Stock Number
Maroon 009323
Black
641513
Blue
L46182
Crystal Grey
N46886
Grey
U45313
Pearl White
019091
Red
V96527
2009 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Dark Red 021844
2011 Yamaha FZ1 Silver 008260
**NEW** 2013 BMW K1600GT Dark Graphite X81607
**NEW** 2013 BMW K1600GT Dark Graphite X81608


Tax free offer applies ONLY to the above mentioned units and is available in the following states: Maryland, Virginia, D.C., Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia. Offer cannot be combined with Bob’s New Rider Program. It can be used in combination with current factory savings and BMW purchase programs. Ask your sales representative for complete details on program eligibility. Payment in full or a non-refundable $1,000 deposit is due by April 17, 2014.

P.S. The original email advertising no sales tax on parts, apparel, and accessories purchased in-store or shipped in Maryland thru April 17th STILL applies. This unbelievable offer of savings on select motorcycles is in addition to the original offer!

Looking for a Dream Job?

Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 12.13.20 PMLook no further. With the season in full speed ahead, Bob’s is looking to add an additional apparel specialist to the team so we can be sure customers are getting “The Ultimate Shopping Experience!” every time they visit the store.

Peter Meade, Bob’s Parts, Apparel, and Accessory Manager has been offered and accepted a job in California from Perusa, an investor in the Schuberth brand, to assist them in bringing over a new line of motorcycle apparel from Germany and introducing it to the states. Although he will be greatly missed, we are thrilled to hear he will be assisting the motorcycle apparel industry in growing in the States! So YES this means we currently have a huge opportunity available at Bob’s BMW. But be prepared…the chosen candidate has some big shoes to fill! Farewell and best of luck to you Peter!

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Shop SALES TAX FREE at Bob’s BMW!

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NO SALES TAX on purchases in-store or shipped within Maryland April 14th thru April 17th.*

Tax deadline day is just around the corner, reminding many of us how nice it would be to STICK IT TO THE MAN! Bob’s wants to help. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, AND Thursday any parts, accessories, or apparel purchased at Bob’s will be SALES TAX FREE! If something you want isn’t in stock, simply place your order, pre-pay in full and you will still get it SALES TAX FREE!

In prior years our customers have saved over $10,000 during Bob’s SALES TAX FREE DAYS…surely you want a piece of that! So stop by, call, email, fax, shop ONLINE, send us a message in a bottle, whatever! Just get it done and paid in full by Thursday, April 17 and get it SALES TAX FREE only at Bob’s!

*This offer applies to parts, accessories, and apparel paid in full in-store and/or being shipped within Maryland with the exception of items that have been previously ordered or on an existing repair order. Sorry our no-tax offer does NOT apply to new motorcycles, used motorcycles, scooters, or sidecar rigs. Tax will appear on all invoices (required by law) but the equivalent amount will be deducted from the total.

Spring Open House

Spring is here! Let the fun begin, starting with Open House this Saturday, April 26. Thanks to our gracious Open House sponsor, Rider Insurance, we have a fun-filled and jam-packed day planned for you…

**JUST ANNOUNCED** Exclusively at the 2014 Open House, Bob’s BMW will introduce the incredible GG Taurus, a BMW powered, 175 HP, three wheeled, street legal creation from Switzerland that will be available for your personal inspection. Read More>>

Dyno On-Site
1 run for $15 or 2 for $25. You’ve had all winter to trick out and tune in your bike, now it’s time to see just how much horsepower it’s got! Arrive early to get in line…tickets will be available through the Service Department.

Bike Show
No fee to enter, if your on the lot your eligible to ride home with an award winning blue ribbon or even the grand prize trophy! Modern and Vintage/Classic bikes of ALL brands will be judged in 5 classes: Sport, Adventure, Touring, Sidecar/Trike, and Judges Choice. Download flyer here.

Gourmet Food Truck serving up “Food that rocks!”
WOLO, “We only live once.” will be here all day serving up a delicious menu of gourmet food. We’ve sampled the menu ourselves, and its true what they say, their food REALLY does rock!

Vendors, Vendors, and more vendors!
All the resources you need to start the season off right…

FUN All Day

Amazing specials all day long, arrive early for test rides including Schuberth helmet test rides, meet Bob’s sponsored S1000RR racer Jeremy Cook and be sure to ask him how YOU can win a Moose Racing Roller Bag, tour the Vintage museum and learn all about BMW history from Museum Curator, Paul Rubenson, play a game of our motorcycle version of Cornhole, “Fit the Missing Piston,” winner every time, or you can register for a chance to win some awesome door prizes:

  • Bob’s BMW gift certificates
  • FREE track day compliments of MotorcycleXcitement
  • RoadRunner subscription packages
  • homemade cookies from Cassie’s Cookie Ride
  • KLIM portable/folding spectator chair
  • Cardo Q3 multi set communications system
  • Alpine Stars Destination Roller bag
  • FREE entry to Charm City’s 5th Annual Mods vs. Rocker show
  • And More!!!
  • All brand riders are welcome to join us in kicking off the 2014 motorcycling season!! This event will go on rain or shine! Share it with your friends…

    Download Open House and/or Bike Show Posters below:

    2014 SPRING CONSUMER MAIL-IN REBATE

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    Bob’s BMW is please to offer up to a $40 consumer mail-in rebate on the purchase of two select Dunlop tires purchased by April 30.

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    Eligible Tires:

  • D404 designed for cruisers
  • American Elite designed for Touring/Cruiser
  • Elite 3 designed for Touring/Custom
  • Sportmax Q3 designed for Track/Street
  • Sportmax Roadsmart II designed for Sport/Touring
  • Call 301-497-8949 to order your NEW Dunlop tires or contact Bob’s Parts Department.

    Send a copy of your invoice with a mail-in rebate form to:
    Dunlop 14Q1 Event #14-85369
    P.O. Box 540049
    El Paso, TX 88554-0049

    Check your rebate status:
    Visit www.dunloprebates.com or call Dunlop Rebate Customer Service at 1-855-816-2788 weekdays 8am-7pm.

    Download Rebate Form

    *Mail-In Rebate paid in the form of a Visa® Prepaid Card. Get up to an $40 Rebate on a qualifying purchase. Visa® Prepaid Cards are issued by Citibank, N.A. pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and managed by Citi Prepaid Services. Prepaid Cards will not have cash access and can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.

    Additional terms and conditions: Mail-In Rebate for a Visa® Prepaid Card valid on purchases made between March 1 and April 30, 2014. One Mail-In Rebate for a Prepaid Card per qualifying purchase. Offers available only at participating U.S. Retailers. Offer valid for U.S. residents who are individual consumers with mailing addresses in the U.S. and U.S. territories. One rebate limited per household. Commercial fleets are not eligible for these rebates. Rebate offered by Dunlop. This completed form must be postmarked no later than May 31st, 2014. Allow 6 to 8 weeks for Prepaid Card delivery. Dunlop reserves the right to substitute a check or equal value in lieu of a Prepaid Card at its discretion. Fraudulent submission will not be honored and may be prosecuted. Sponsor is not responsible for noncomplying Rebate Submissions or for lost, late, illegible, postage-due or undeliverable mail. Noncomplying Rebate Submissions will no be honored, acknowledged or returned. Void where taxed, restricted or prohibited by law. All decisions made by Dunlop (or its authorized representatives) relating to the validity of any submissions are final and binding. This promotion is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Retain copies of the materials you submit.

    Visa is a registered trademark of Visa U.S.A. Inc. Dunlop is not affiliated with Visa. Prepaid Cards will not have cash access and can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. Each time you use the Card, the amount of the transaction will be deducted from the amount of your available balance. Card will be issued in the name on the redemption form only. Card valid for 6 months, subject to applicable law. Card is non-transferable and non-refundable. Terms and conditions apply to the Prepaid Card. See Prepaid Card for details.
    To check the balance of your Card or receive the terms and conditions, visit prepaid.citi.com/goodyearrebates or call 1-800-522-7458

    April’s Oil Change Special

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    Exclusive Oil Change Specials Available ONLY at Bob’s BMW for a Limited Time Only, DON’T DELAY:

    ✓ $69.95 Genuine BMW Oil and $84.95 Genuine BMW Synthetic Oil.
    ✓ Genuine BMW parts including oil filter, crush gaskets, and washers.
    ✓ Full Multipoint Inspection. See what’s included.
    ✓ TWO lifts available for speedy oil changes, no appointment necessary.

    Oil changes are only $69.95 for Genuine BMW Oil and $84.95 for Genuine BMW Synthetic Oil during the month of April, ONLY at Bob’s! No coupon to print, no promotional code to provide, just get your bike in before April 30th and SAVE on your season starter oil change. Need brakes or a new battery? Ask an advisor how you can save an additional 20% on genuine BMW brakes and batteries!

    Schedule an appointment or just show up any time Tuesday – Friday, 9-5 or Saturday, 9-3. Bob’s dedicates 2 of its lifts for express WHILE-U-WAIT oil and tire changes!

    Offer exp. April 30, 2014.

    *BMW motorcycles only. Sales tax and shop supplies not included. Certain bikes may require considerably longer time to perform an oil change and can incur additional costs. These include all F650 models, R1100 and R1150GS models with metal “cage” type cylinder protection, R100RS and R100RT models with oil coolers, and any others with modifications or special equipment which may require dismantling or extra work-around time. Contact the service desk for more details and pricing.

    Season Start Event

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    ✓ 20-POINT COURTESY INSPECTION.
    ✓ 20% OFF ORIGINAL BMW BATTERIES.
    ✓ 20% OFF ORIGINAL BMW BRAKE PADS.

    Make sure your motorcycle is as ready to ride as you are. Visit Bob’s BMW now through April 30, 2014 for your courtesy 20-point bike inspection – and get 20% SAVINGS on original BMW batteries and brake pads.

    Enjoy added peace of mind that comes with expert care and a 2-year unlimited mileage warranty on every original BMW part.

    Offer exp. April 30, 2014.

    No Appointment Necessary on Saturdays or schedule an appointment TODAY!

    Great Opportunities to Save At Bob’s

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    BMW’s UNSTOPPABLE Accessory and Riding Gear Savings Offer Ends March 31, 2014!

    You saw what’s coming from BMW in 2014 at the International Motorcycle Shows across the country; locally motorcyclists attended the Washington, DC International Motorcycle Show and Timonium Motorcycle Show. Did you attend either show? Maybe both? If so, you should have received one of these amazing, limited time ONLY coupons (pictured above).

    So NOW it’s time to take advantage of the valuable (serial numbered) coupon you received at the show! This exclusive offer ends this month and will NOT be extended. Purchases must be made IN-STORE ONLY… these are BMW’s rules and we can’t change them; we simply want to remind everyone out there this offer is ending SOON and you don’t’ want to miss out!

    BMW Accessory Purchases
    BMW Apparel Purchases
    10% OFF purchases up to $500 pre-sales tax
    10% OFF purchases up to $250 pre-sales tax
    15% OFF purchases over $500 pre-sales tax
    15% OFF purchases over $250 pre-sales tax
    20% OFF purchases over $1,000 pre-sales tax
    20% OFF purchases over $500 pre-sales tax

    If you got the coupon at a show and lost it, then start looking; photo copies or a print out of this email may not be used under any circumstances. If you’ve honestly misplaced it please let us know and we’ll at least see if we can help in some manner but there is no guarantee as we can’t print these out. We had one customer whose dog really mangled his badly, it was almost unreadable but we made it all work in the end and followed the rules.

    Our biggest disappointment came last year when a good number of these were never redeemed at Bob’s or any other BMW dealership for that matter. Seems a shame to let an opportunity like this slip away so easily.

    With saving up to 20% off genuine BMW accessories you don’t want to hesitate. This is all the cool stuff that fits older BMW’s you may already own or the very latest machine from BMW like the R9T or a water cooled R1200GS, R1200RT or maybe even a new S1000R that in some cases may still be on the water for customers awaiting their newest BMW – it’s good for all of them even if it’s paid for and awaiting delivery of your bike so we can install it next month or even in May or June! Tank bags, saddlebags, GPS units, cylinder guards, different seats or windscreens, bag liners, top trunks… the list goes on and on as long as it’s genuine BMW stuff.

    And don’t forget that this offer is actually two parts because you can also save up to 20% on any genuine BMW riding gear and apparel. Think about that – the newest gloves, boots, under layers and of course jackets and pants or even a new BMW rain suit can all be had for up to 20% less at Bob’s, with your show coupon.

    But remember, you’ve got to bring that valuable coupon to Bob’s because BMW will not allow any mail order or e-commerce orders to be fulfilled. If you just can’t make it in, send your best friend with your coupon to buy the stuff you want and be a sport and tell them to buy something he or she needs too. So jump on our website or BMW’s website and do some pre-shopping and then get back on your bike or even in your car and make it to Bob’s to use your show coupon and save some money between now and Monday March 31, 2014 when this offer ends!

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    Bob's BMW Motorcycles is one of the largest, most respected BMW dealerships in North America, and the winner of numerous awards for overall excellence, merchandising, customer satisfaction, and community service. Bob’s is well known throughout the world for the passion and professionalism they bring to this business and sport. Bob's impressive brick and mortar Retail store, Dealership and Vintage Museum, serving the bustling Washington DC — Baltimore — Northern Virginia – Suburban Maryland area as well as surrounding mid-Atlantic region is the destination of choice for BMW enthusiasts everywhere for over 30 years. Bob's is a National leader in sales and service of new and used BMW motorcycles along with clean used offerings from most all brands and Bob’s offers complete refurbishing and restorations on any year BMW built since 1950. Since the beginnings in 1981 Bob’s has won praise for their huge inventory of genuine BMW parts, Accessories, and Riding Gear for all riders plus casual Apparel. Their ability to deliver what customers need when they need it is unparalleled. Bob's also specializes in high quality Used BMW motorcycle parts and hard-to-find Vintage BMW parts and accessories. One visit, one phone call or a few mouse clicks opens up the whole world of BMW Motorcycles.

    Bob’s BMW Motorcycles - 10720 Guilford Road - Jessup, MD - Phone: 301-497-8949