Guest Speaker: World Traveler, Keith Thye
In 1963 Keith Thye left Oregon for Pucon, Chile on a 1958 BMW R50 for a six month adventure, which was the first recorded motorcycle trip through the Americas. In 2013, Keith and five others repeated basically the same trip.
In 1990 Keith wrote the book Moto Raid chronicling the first trip and memorable stories like being thrown into a Peruvian jail. Now, in 2017, the second edition of the book is being introduced called Ride On and highlights the travels, this time in a more accommodating style, with hotels and restaurants instead of tents and sardines out of a can. The most recent book details the 2013 trip with many comparisons of the two trips, 50 years apart. The differences in roads, equipment, communications and culture are detailed.
All of this is and much more is what Keith will be sharing with us on April 29. Purchase your copy of The Whole Story: Moto Raid & Ride On: Moto Raid II in advance and we will reserve your seat for the presentation! Don’t forget to bring your book with you to get it autographed when you meet Keith.
Presentation of the All-New 2017 BMW G310R
Before the 2017 BMW G310R arrives to dealers this summer, Bob’s customers will have the opportunity to get a sneak peek of it at our Open House! The G310R will be on display all day and we will host a seminar to introduce the new model and answer all of your questions.
Virtual Reality Rides
FREE and FUN for ALL especially non-riders who have always wanted to experience 2-wheels but just haven’t for one reason or another. Choose from 3 virtual rides aggressive off-road riding, street rides, or on the track!
Door Prize Giveaways
Multiple chances to win great prizes. This years GRAND PRIZE is a Training Day at BMW Performance Center! FREE to enter and you do NOT have to be present to win!
Back by popular demand…WOLO Food Truck! The first 50 riders to arrive and check in between 10am-noon and ALL while-u-wait service customers get FREE LUNCH!
Speak with indsutry expers from leading brands like BMW, Schuberth, Arai, Scorpion, SENA, Olympia, Cardo, and MORE!
Shop EXCITING in-store sales on apparel, accessories, and more!
Meet up at Bob’s BMW Motorcycles with a full tank of gas, ready to ride to the 16th Annual British & European Classic Motorcycle Day. This year’s featured marquee is BMW! The show features a concours, swap meet, tech talks, and more! Admission to show is $10. Visit www.classicmotorcycleday.org for show details.
Complete ride details coming soon!
Come ride with us in the mountains of West Virginia! Do have an adventure bike and ride it on gravel roads? Do you have an adventure bike and want to ride it off pavement? Whether you are a novice or experienced adventure rider, this weekend is for you! BOB’S BMW, KLIM and Zacker ADVentures are teaming up to get you out for a true “Unfiltered Experience”.
Saturday, May 13, we will meet at Bob’s for pizza and to review the itinerary and discuss details like riding gear, tires, and bike protection.
On Friday, June 23, we will meet up at Bob’s for a rider meeting and lunch, and then head through the mountains of West Virginia to Zacker Adventures Riding Facility where you will have professional off-road rider training.
Saturday, will be a mix of training and adventure riding on forest roads and gravel roads.
Sunday, you will get to show off your skills with a refresher of the skills you learned the day before and a skills competition. After lunch and an awards ceremony, you will ride home.
Each night will wrap up with campfire discussions of your day. We occasionally have world travelers stop by to discuss their trips. All meals are included and cabins are available on first come first serve basis.
Food, training, and lodging is included with your ticket.
Friday June 23rd
11:00am: Meet at dealership for riders meeting
12:30pm: Kickstands up and off to Zacker Adventures Training Facility
5:00pm: Arrive at ZA Training Facility
7:00pm: Campfire & Bike Set-up
Saturday June 24th
8:30am: Training begins
10:30am: Training continues
1:00pm: Adventure Ride…Put your skills you just learned to use and refine them
6:00pm: Back at ZA Training Facility
Sunday June 25th
8:30am: Training refresher
10:30am: Skills Competition…Test your skills against the other riders in the group
12:30pm: Lunch and awards
1:30pm: Depart for home