June 13th, 2014
Just days after arriving home from a very unique motorcycling adventure, creator of Miles By Motorcycle, Bob’s good friend and long time customer, Yermo Lamers stopped by grinning ear to ear to fill us in on the details of the exciting trip he had just returned home from.
By mere coincidence, Yermo found himself joining an industry invite-only ride that had been in the planning for the past 3 years and that will forever be noted in motorcycling history, Cannonball’s Trail Centennial Ride.
While we could pass along the stories shared with us via this newsletter and drop names of all the motorcycling legends he rode with, it would be a disservice to both you and Yermo, which is why we invited Yermo to host a Saturday session at Bob’s BMW so you can personally hear all about the adventure straight from the horse’s mouth.
So mark your calendars to join us on July 26 at 11am. Yermo will be at Bob’s sharing:
June 13th, 2014
What exactly is a #selfie? For starters it is one of the most popular hashtags being used these days. But by definition, a selfie is a picture taken by oneself using a handheld device (usually a smart phone) that is then uploaded onto a social media platform.
So now the bigger question, what’s the point? Who knows?! What was the point of big hair, stonewashed jeans, and high tops in the 80’s? Self-expression? Maybe, or maybe just because it was the current trend. People take selfies for every reason under the sun: they are bored, to document and communicate to friends where they are and what they are doing, they happen to look good that day so figure why not or maybe they want to get someone’s attention, they need a new profile picture, and the list goes on. Everyone’s reasoning for jumping on the #selfie bandwagon is different, including why Bob’s BMW has joined the craze.
Our intention is to increase awareness of Jeremy Cook, Bob’s BMW S1000RR sponsored racer, by launching a year-long promotion called #FunWithJeremyCook. Since 2011 when Bob’s began sponsoring Jeremy, each year the team puts our heads together to think of ways we can help Jeremy get more exposure as a BMW motorcycle racer, a privateer with an end goal to race alongside the big dogs in AMA. So, thanks to a wonderful suggestion offered up by Bob’s Service Advisor Darryl, the #FunWithJeremyCook selfie contest is underway!
Here’s how it works:
A final note in an effort to motivate those of you like myself who avoid pictures like the plague: next time you find yourself surfing the web, google “Worst Selfies Ever” but be prepared, some of what you see will be shocking! The point is, the odds of your #FunwithJeremyCook selfie ever ending up on this page are slim to none, so come on and have some fun with Bob’s BMW and help us cheer on Jeremy Cook #81!
Upcoming Jeremy Cook Appearances:
To learn more about Jeremy, check out the S1000RR Fans web page, under the Community section of Bob’s website.
Ft. Meade Red, White, and Blue Celebration (Ft. Meade Parade Grounds).
Fireworks, Rides, Games, Food, and fun for the family. Open to the public.
Bob’s Track Day at Summit Point Race Track (WV)
All makes and models welcome to participate. Put yourself and your bike to its limits in a safe and controlled environment, plus get tips from the pros. Sign Up TODAY!
New Jersey Motorsports Park
Races all weekend.
New Jersey Motorsports Park
Races all weekend.
Virginia International Speedway
Races all weekend.
June 13th, 2014
June 13th, 2014
Whose coming with us?! The dates are booked, March 2-14, 2015. Bob invites you to join him and MotoDiscovery on a 12-day motorcycle adventure through Cuba, an exclusive opportunity to explore a country rarely visited by outsiders…at least not legally. The tour will be led by Christopher Baker, a Cuba travel expert and award-winning author. This tour is more than your typical motorcycle adventure, this is an opportunity to travel back in time and experience the culture through people-to-people interaction with locals. You will ride through the Cuban countryside, stopping along the way to meet natives and make friends, and learn about Cuban history.
Bob’s BMW: People to People Cuba 2015
March 2-14, 2015
Cuba is a country that has long been off limits to visitors from the USA. Even after a half century of embargos, political saber rattling and intense debate, Cuba–a mere 90 miles from our shores—is as controversial as ever. But we choose to push politics aside and now MotoDiscovery is able to provide legal travel to Cuba for the U.S. motorcycle touring enthusiast.What makes this possible? You must be licensed by the US government or have access to a license that permits travel to Cuba. The licensed program must involve a full schedule of educational based activities that promote meaningful interaction with the people of Cuba as mandated by US Treasury Department and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
For MotoDiscovery, “people to people” (P2P) is nothing new. Wherever we ride in the world, we regard these encounters as fundamental to the travel experience. And in this country, where in so many respects the clock stopped in 1959, making friends is easy, made even easier because we will be traveling by motorcycle.
This itinerary has been designed exclusively for Bob’s BMW and friends and is unlike anything on the MotoDiscovery program. Cuba is on the brink of change. As we all know, windows of opportunity have been known to close when it comes to Cuba. But today we can ride Cuba thanks to MotoDiscovery, which received an OFAC “people-to-people license” in 2012. Cuba is on the cusp of major change, and there is no better time to experience it than now.
Suggested Date: March 2 – 14, 2015
Day 5. Trinidad – Ride to Trinidad, stopping en route at (P2P) the Botanical gardens for a guided walk; and the adjoining Pepito Tey former sugar processing community (P2P) for a fascinating exchange with historian Nancy Robaina about this American founded empire. On arriving Trinidad—the most authentic and complete Spanish Colonial town in the country—enjoy lunch. Then walk the colonial city accompanied by city historian (P2P) Nancy Benitez, including a visit with artist Lazaro Neiba (P2P) to learn about artistic creativity, expression, and training. Dinner at La Guitarra, where we’re joined by a Cuban guest (P2P). You’ll be encouraged to walk the cobblestone streets, follow the sounds to witness and participate in the passion of Cuban dance. This town is probably, well deserving of two nights. NOTE: Accommodations in Trinidad will be in casa particulares (P2P) home stays.
Day 4. Cienfuegos – Depart Havana via the Autopista, lightly traveled main highway running the length of the island. In route we’ll stop near Matanzas at Australia to engage with engineers who maintain (P2P) a still functional steam train that serviced the former sugar mill. From here we make our way to (P2P the Guama crocodile breeding center to learn about ecology and conservation. Then ride along the coast to Playa Giron, (P2P), sight of the Bay of Pigs invasion, to visit the museum dedicated to the battle. Continue to Cienfuego. Dinner at El Lagarto then (P2P) enjoy a welcome reception and exchange with community members at a neighborhood Committee for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR).
DOES NOT INCLUDE
• Airfare or transportation to start of tour in Miami
• Emergency medical evacuation insurance
• Alcoholic beverages
• Tips for staff or special services
PRICES: (double occupancy)
Rider renting F700 or F800GS BMW….8,975 USD
Passenger or participant in support vehicle….6,789 USD
Single occupancy supplement (anyone in a single room)….940 USD
TERMS, CONDITIONS, etc.
• Reservations with deposits for the required minimum of 10 fully paid persons should be received by no later than 60 days prior to the tour date.
• Additional people may be added after this time based on ability to obtain visas and other circumstances.
• All participants must have a current passport with six month validity.
• A 1,500 Euro security/damage deposit is required when renting a motorcycle.
Participants will be advised on the regulations related to travel for US citizens and will be obligated to comply with OFAC rules concerning mandatory participation in scheduled people to people (P2P) activities.
Participants are required to sign statements of this understanding.
What do you think? Sounds pretty amazing right?! If you are seriously interested in joining us, email email@example.com for further discussion.
MotoDiscovery serves in the capacity of “advertiser” of Cuba travel, legally permitted as stated in USA Office of Foreign Assets Control Guidelines. Any travel to Cuba promoted by MotoDiscovery will be authorized and legal for USA citizens under the license held by Antilles TravelLLC. No. CT-2013-299634-1.
June 13th, 2014
Bob’s BMW supports Ride to Work Day this Monday, June 16th. For more information about this event, go to http://www.ridetowork.org.
June 12th, 2014
|April 5-6||Jennings GP, FL||Results|
|April 12-13||Carolina Motorsports, NC||Results|
|May 3-4||New Jersey Motorsports Park, NJ||Results|
|May 24-26||Summit Point Raceway, WV||Results|
|June 28-29||Summit Point Raceway, WV||Results|
|July 19-20||New Jersey Motorsports Park, NJ||Results|
|August 23-24||Summit Point Raceway, WV||Results|
|September 6-7||New Jersey Motorsports Park, NJ||Results|
|September 20-21||Virginia International Raceway, VA||Results|
June 11th, 2014
Still not sure what to get your dad for Father’s Day? Bob’s has got you covered! Stop by this week and pick up a Bob’s BMW gift card…it’s sure to bring a smile to any rider’s face! You choose the dollar amount and let him do the shopping.
Not local? Buy Online TODAY!
June 10th, 2014
Now thru July 31 with the purchase of any 2014 model listed below, Bob’s is offering $250 OFF helmets and jackets! Act before June 13, and Bob is throwing in a FREE rain suit—choose from BMW, Rev’it!, or FirstGear—up to a $160 value!
So while Bob’s BMW is singing “Rain, Rain, Go Away,” our customers are outside doing the rain dance with their fingers crossed hoping the forecast calling for rain the rest of the week does not change!
Eligible 2014 Models
|Monthly Payments*||ONLY at Bob’s**|
G 650 GS
|$99/month||FREE Rain Suit plus $250 OFF Helmets & Jackets!|
F 700 GS
|$129/month||FREE Rain Suit plus $250 OFF Helmets & Jackets!|
F 800 GS
|$149/month||FREE Rain Suit plus $250 OFF Helmets & Jackets!|
|F 800 GSA||$169/month||FREE Rain Suit plus $250 OFF Helmets & Jackets!|
|C 650 GT||$129/month||FREE Rain Suit plus $250 OFF Helmets & Jackets!|
*Estimated monthly payments include current BMW sales incentives, assume $750 down and a 48 month 3asy Ride Financing Option. 3asy subject to credit approval. Freight, Set-up, Doc, Taxes, Title & Tag fees, and accessories are additional. Offer based on non-promotional rate-rates subject to change. Current BMW savings cannot be combined with other special sales programs.
**To qualify for Bob’s rainy day promotion it must be raining at Bob’s during the sales process and/or at time of delivery; payment in full or a non-refundable $1,000 deposit is due by Friday, June 13. Any brand rain suit up to a value of $160 is applicable. This offer is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed as cash. Ask your sales representative for complete details on program eligibility and guidelines. Bob’s $250 helmet/jacket credit expires July 31, 2014 and cannot be combined with any other special sales program accept Bob’s rainy day promo.
May 27th, 2014
SHOIE GT AIR HELMETS
SHOEI’s all-new stylish GT-Air makes it easier to adapt to the ever-changing conditions that Mother Nature places in our path. Features such as the convenient flip-down internal sun shield, free-flowing yet easily adjustable ventilation system, superior aerodynamics, and Pinlock Anti-Fog System ensure greater comfort and thus more time in the saddle than ever before.
REV’IT AIRWAVE PANTS
Rev’it! brings you Summer riding air mesh at its best: rugged and strong, yet soft and comfortable to the touch. Stay cool and safe at the same time. Fully equipped with CE-approved armor plus an attention to detail not usually found at such an affordable price. With a long side entry zipper, these pants can be put on and taken off in the blink of an eye – making the Airwave trousers the perfect summer commuter pants.
SCALA RIDER QZ SYSTEM
Whether you ride your motorcycle for business or pleasure, you need to stay connected at all times. The Qz allows you to safely and easily make and receive phone calls while riding, connect to your GPS and receive in-the-ear instructions, and tune into your favorite playlist.
Upgrade to the Q9 system and get helmet to helmet communication with up to 9 people!
BMW STREETGUARD WOMEN’S JACKET & PANTS
The new BMW StreetGuard jacket and pants (sold separately) offer flexibly equipped for all kinds of weather, from the heat of summer to the depths of winter, and numerous clever extras and comfort features that demonstrate detailed design and innovation. StreetGuard represents BMW’s premium touring apparel and is the first choice for riders who appreciate functionality as well as quality.
KLIM VENTED SOCK
The Klim Vented Sock is our most ventilated technical sock designed to wick moisture away from the skin allowing the foot to stay dry and comfortable. Strategically-placed soft mesh panels allow for maximum moisture removal. The Klim Vented Sock is best suited for aggressive riders and/or warmer conditions and works great for any rider looking for minimal bulk and maximum dryness.
BMW COOL DOWN VEST
You say it’s too hot to ride? Not anymore, with this new vest from BMW that uses evaporation to keep you cool The vest uses the HyperKewl system to lock in moisture. That moisture is stored in the material for up to 8 hours, providing a constant cooling effect through evaporation, reducing heat by around 11 to 22º F compared to the ambient temperature. Repeat the process as many times as necessary. And as you ride cool, your clothing stays perfectly dry! The ultra-lightweight garment fits comfortably beneath most summer-weight textile jackets.
REV’IT! CHRONOS GTX JACKET
The REV’IT! Chronos GTX takes highly functional gear to the next level. This two-in-one jacket is ideal for commuters, distance tourers, and day riders alike in all weather conditions during the warm and hot seasons.
Features include large air-mesh panels for optimal ventilation, excellent reflection, plenty of adjustability to fine-tune the fit, CE-approved ProLife® armor at the shoulders and elbows, and a comfort mesh lining.
REV’IT! PACIFIC H2O RAIN SUIT
When Rev’it! developed the PACIFIC H2O rain suit, one of their main goals was to make it easy to put on in just a few seconds – about the time it takes you to get soaked in a heavy shower. Mission accomplished. The solution lies not only in the long, diagonal front closure, but in the newly developed, non-stick, PVC-free coating on the inside of the Power Nylon outer shell. The result is a 100% waterproof, breathable, and very practical all weather companion that will meet the demands of any rider. Convenient features include a storage pocket on the upper leg. For safety, reflection panels on the shoulders and upper legs ensure great visibility.
KLIM ALTITUDE WOMEN’S JACKET
The Women’s Altitude Jacket is a fully functional, feature rich jacket that was, from concept to completion, specifically designed to fit the female form. This jacket promises to break new ground in women’s motorcycle apparel.
The Altitude Pant for Women is a proud new addition to the Klim lineup. The fit is, of course, designed specifically for women, but you get more than just fashion.
BMW AIRFLOW LINE
When it’s hot out you want AirFlow.
The lightweight summer gloves have excellent ventilation with leather in the palms and textile on back. Choose from 2 colors: Silver or black.
The airflow boots complete the famous line and are better than ever! You don’t have to sacrifice protection or good looks to ride in cool comfort with the Airflow boots.
May 23rd, 2014