September 11th, 2015
September 10th, 2015
Valerie Thompson fastest female motorcycle racer with 201.2 mph pass at inaugural Colorado Mile Speed Competition
(Watkins, CO) – September 9, 2015 – Seven-time land speed record holder Valerie Thompson became the first female member of the Colorado Mile 200 MPH Club with a top speed pass of 201.2 mph on her Quicksilver Powersports Lubricants/CTEK sponsored BMW. Thompson premiered an Iron Horse Motorcycles prepared motorcycle with an all-new hand built racing engine provided by BMW Motorrad, the first of its kind to see competition in the US.
The Colorado Mile, presented by US Mile Racing, is a new competition for the 2015 land speed racing schedule. The event is held at Front Range Airport in Watkins and is Colorado’s first one-mile speed event. US Mile Racing also hosts the Texas Mile where Thompson dominated in 2014 with a personal best speed of 217.7 mph.
Thompson made a total of 11 runs on the one-mile course during the three-day speed festival, taking special care to break-in the custom built BMW racing engine and all-new high performance exhaust system. Denver’s high attitude provided its typical challenges thrown at every racing team manager and tuner.
“Valerie is a true champion and fierce competitor, so we decided to provide her with a S 1000 RR Stage 3 HP Race engine, specifically the ‘Power Motor’ variant. This is the first time we have imported a Stage 3 engine to the US from the BMW HP race shop in Munich. Producing 215 hp from 999 cc, it’s the same engine specification BMW Motorrad offers teams participating in the FIM WSBK series,” said Mike Hernandez, Manager BMW Motorrad Parts and Accessories.
“This was our first competition after several months of event cancellations at Bonneville. In addition to the BMW engine, we were testing a new Akrapovic exhaust system and other new equipment,” said Thompson. “The 8300+ foot elevation near Denver is much higher than where we normally compete, so we knew optimal performance would be a real challenge. Despite that handicap, we learned a lot and I know the Quicksilver Powersports Lubricants BMW will go much faster at other venues. I’m very excited about our next race on the salt,” said a confident Thompson.
Thompson’s next competition will be the prestigious Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout September 17-21, featuring the world’s fastest streamliners and motorcycles.
August 18th, 2015
Watkins Glen, NY | September 4-7, 2015
Bob will be repeating his successful and very enjoyable Ride-2-Brunch-2-Do-Good event at the Finger Lakes BMW Rally over the Labor Day weekend again this fall. The ride and brunch is small, intimate and tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance.
Last year there were 15 participants for the inaugural event and is limited to just 17 so it is first RSVP, first paid and first to have fun and do good. The cost remains at $100 per person and this excellent brunch at one of the highest rated dining establishments in the entire Finger Lakes Region includes the participants choice of 1 appetizer, a salad, a seasonal entrée, dessert, coffee, any non-alcoholic beverages and if they wish one glass of wine, beer or champagne.
The event begins with a very enjoyable and spirited 75 minute (+-) ride starting at 9:30 AM sharp that uses beautiful secondary roads between the Rally location at Watkins Glen State Park and the Stonecat Café in the little town of Hector, New York. There is live Jazz music playing while we dine, converse and otherwise enjoy ourselves.
All net proceeds from this FUNdraiser are donated to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation® through their annual Ride for Kids® event which Bob participates in and escorts one of the Star kids in his sidecar. That event will be held on Sunday, September 27 in Ellicott City, Maryland should you be interested in joining us there too.
Additional donations can also be handed to Bob but outright contributions are always welcome. If you can’t join Bob please go to the link below and support the great work the PBTF® does. The PBTF® is a federally registered 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization. Bob and Bob’s BMW are fast approaching the $30,000 target for FUNdraising by 9-26-15 but we are not there yet; you could be the one to make that happen.
The full disclosure: Bob is a longtime supporter, fundraiser, past RFK® event leader and currently serves as a member of the PBTF BOD. He’s thankful that neither his immediate or extended family or any of his fantastic staff and their families have a child affected by this terrible disease.
To join the fun and fundraising event email or call Bob at the details below his signature or stop by the dealership with your check or credit card; any of the staff can accept payment and a positive RSVP if he’s not there.
August 7th, 2015
Bob’s BMW is the proud “Chief” Sponsor of the first annual Riding with the Heroes. The Howard County Police Department and Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services are hosting this motorcycle ride to benefit Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).
These organizations have a tremendous impact in our local community as well as the public safety community. Grassroots serves our community with crisis intervention hotline programs, walk-in counseling, the Mobile Crisis Team, Day Resource Center, Homeless Shelter and much more. ICISF trains individuals in critical incident stress management and this training is the basis for our Critical Incident Stress Management Teams here in Howard County and around the world that respond to crisis situations and disasters, aiding our public safety employees in the aftermath.
These are very worthy non-profit organizations that need our help to continue to grow and expand their services. Bob’s BMW is a current and ongoing partner of Grassroots so we are thrilled to help promote this motorcycle ride fundraising event! We hope you will join us in this great event!
All participants will get a short sleeve event t-shirt and lunch. Pre registration is $25/Rider & $15/Passenger or you can register for $30/Rider & $20/Passenger the day of the event. Ride begins at Howard County Public Training Center at 9 a.m. sharp!
June 17th, 2015
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May 22nd, 2015
May 8th, 2015
JESSUP, MD, May 6, 2015– Bob’s BMW Motorcycles in Jessup will host a Military Appreciation Day this Saturday, May 9 to honor local veterans and introduce the community to VETMotorsports, a 501(3)(c) charity that honors and empowers injured warfighters through active participation in motorsports.
The event, which will run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Guilford Road dealership, is open to the public and will showcase unique military motorcycles dating back as far as WWI and WWII, as well as a modern-day 2008 BMW R1200GS that “tells the story of an American fighter pilot.” In addition to enjoying food and beverages, attendees will have the chance to meet representatives from VETMotorsports and Absolute Cycle Experience and enter to win prizes, including two Absolute Cycle Experience track-day passes courtesy of Brian Conrad of Edward Jones Financial.
“We’re proud and excited to be hosting this event, to honor the thousands of local veterans who’ve given so much, and to give something back to them and the community,” said Bob’s BMW Marketing Manager Hanna Creekmore. “We’re also eager to introduce our customers, neighbors and friends to VETMotorsports, which is doing something very special to honor and empower injured veterans through motorcycle racing and other forms of motorsports.”
Founded in 2012, VETMotorsports is an award-winning, non-clinical outreach program that provides inspiration and motivation to combat-wounded, post-9/11 warfighters by making them part of a new team and giving them a new mission. The program recruits participants, embeds them with professional race teams and covers all expenses for them and a caregiver to take part in the experience.
“Race teams participating in the VETMotorsports program have already positively affected the lives of over 40 injured warfighters and caregivers,” said VETMotorsports Founder Peter Cline. “We want to make that opportunity available to more veterans, and events like this one help us get the word out, raise money and recruit new volunteers and participants. We can’t thank Bob’s BMW enough for their support and their commitment to the veteran community.”
One of the ways VETMotorsports is raising money for the cause is by inviting local riders and motorcycle enthusiasts to participate in an upcoming track-day fundraiser hosted by Absolute Cycle Experience. The track day will take place on Tuesday, June 9 at New Jersey Motorsports Park with proceeds going to VETMotorsports.
Representatives from Absolute Cycle Experience also will offer mini track-day seminars at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM during the Military Appreciation Day event, speaking with guests about the value of track days for riders of all types, as well as proper preparations, expectations and common misperceptions. They also will be available throughout the event to answer questions.
For more information about the event, contact Hanna Creekmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 497-8949. You can also visit www.bobsbmw.com,www.vetmotorsports.com, or www.absolutecycle.com to learn more.
April 21st, 2015
*Tax free savings cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Purchasers of the above mentioned motorcycle units must be residents of Maryland, Virginia, D.C., Pennsylvania, Delaware, or West Virginia. Payment in full or a non-refundable $1,000 deposit is due by April 25, 2015. Tags, registration, doc, and prep fees not included.
April 20th, 2015
For Immediate Release: April 16, 2015
(Denver, Colorado): A free one-hour multi-media seminar about 101 years of long distance motorcycling will be offered by America’s “number-one extreme motorcycle adventurer,” Dr. Gregory W. Frazier.
“The longest, most difficult motorcycle journey ever attempted.” (1912)
“The First ‘Coast To Coast’ Trip By A Motorcycle And Sidecar – A True Adventure” (1913)
“The Greatest Ever ‘Round-The-World Motorbike Adventure” (2012-2013)
“Five Times Around The Globe By Motorcycle” (1980-2014)
Time: 12:00 (12:00 Noon, Saturday, June 13, 2014) until 13:00
Place: BOB’S BMW, 10720 Guilford Road, Jessup, MD 20794
Telephone Number: 301-497-8949
Purpose: For over 100 years motorcyclists have been riding around the world on a wide variety of motorcycles ranging from Harley-Davidson to Vespa. The first person to solo around the world did so in 1912-1913 on a one speed, 7 horsepower Henderson motorcycle. The fastest person to circle the globe on a motorcycle did it in less than 17 days.
The first couple to ride across the United States made their incredible adventure in 1913 on a Henderson motorcycle equipped with a self-made sidecar. During their ride, having left Long Beach, California on May 24, 1913, they marked the trail for other motorcyclists like Cannonball Baker to follow, and eventually arrived in New York City on September 6, 1913.
The free seminar, LONG DISTANCE RIDING ADVENTURES – 101 YEARS, or FRAZIER TALKS NAKED, dispels some of the myths and tales about the first motorcycle adventure riders while sharing numerous secrets and exposing naked truths of modern day adventure travel. Seminar presenter, Dr. Gregory W. Frazier, has himself circled the world five times and is currently on a pit stop during a sixth attempt to “girdle the globe.” Author of 14 books, producer of 10 films on motorcycling and well-known Adventure Editor-at-Large and columnist for several motorcycle publications, Frazier says of his own adventures, “I hate adventure that involves snakes or sharks, or falling down when motorcycling au natural.”
DOWN AND OUT IN PATAGONIA, KAMCHATKA AND TIMBUKTU, Frazier’s latest book, is a recounting of a lifetime of global motorcycle travel and adventure. Published by the world’s largest motor book publisher, www.motorbooks.com, the all color coffee table book has been described by industry insiders as “Amazing!”
Frazier will be available at BOB’S BMW Saturday afternoon to autograph books (bring your own or buy one from BOB’S), “schmooze, kiss babies and mix with like-minded motorhead adventurers of any year, type, make or model motorcycle.”
Frazier’s cyber base is www.horizonsunlimited.com/gregfrazier
April 14th, 2015
Today is your LAST CHANCE to visit Bob’s or call and shop TAX FREE on parts, accessories, apparel, and even select motorcycles! We’ve even added TWO SIDECARS to the list of TAX FREE eligible bikes! See below.
Not local but want to take advantage of this great oppurtunity to shop SALES TAX FREE?! Pick up the phone and CALL 1-800-269-2627 before 5:59 p.m.TODAY!
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*Online orders not valid. Tax free savings cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Only products Bob’s BMW is an authorized dealer for may be special ordered to receive tax free savings; these orders must be pre-paid in full. Purchasers of the above mentioned motorcycle units must be residents of Maryland, Virginia, D.C., Pennsylvania, Delaware, or West Virginia. Payment in full or a non-refundable $1,000 deposit is due by April 17, 2015. Tags, registration, doc, and prep fees not included.