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May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

rider-school-blogVisit Bob’s BMW by May 31 to enter to WIN YOUR CHOICE OF ANY MSF Rider Course! It is free to enter and no purchase is necessary! Limit one entry per person. The winner will be announced on June 6 and will receive a voucher good for ONE class, valued up to $345, taken through the Rider School at Howard Community College. This voucher holds no cash value and is non-transferable. Should the winner choose a course valued more than $345, the winner is responsible to pay the difference. Voucher is good thru June 6, 2018.

License-Earning Motorcycle Courses

Basic Rider Course

This is among the most popular course and is a license earning course. It is for you if you’ve never ridden a motorcycle, you have limited riding experience, haven’t ridden in a long time or could benefit from comprehensive information about safety and road skills.

The Basic Rider Course (BRC) requires the completion of a three-hour online component before class meets. Students will be required to bring proof of completion to class. Students must provide a valid email address at time of registration in order to receive instructions to access the online module. Students may arrange for access to HCC computer labs, if needed, to complete this portion.

Cost: $345

Scheduling: Three-hour MSF eCourse, two evening classroom sessions and two range sessions

  • Classroom sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings
  • Range sessions on Saturday and Sunday morning or afternoon
  • Weekday classes are also available, starting Monday and finishing Wednesday

Back By Popular Demand: Basic Rider Course for Women

Are you a woman who would like to obtain a motorcycle license but would prefer doing so in a setting with only women? Ask about the Basic Rider Course for Women. This is a once-a-year class, held on Monday, June 19-Sunday, June 25. This class is limited to 12 students and will fill quickly.

Absolute Beginner Course

This course offers smaller class sizes and more individualized instruction. If you want to learn to ride, but you’re a little nervous about it, this is a good fit.
Cost: $460

Scheduling: Three-hour MSF eCourse, two evenings and two weekend days
Daytime classes are also available on weekdays

Alternate Basic Rider Course

This is a shorter, more advanced version of the basic-level course that is completed in just one day. This is for you if you’re an experienced rider with recent road time who needs to earn a license. Note: If you have any doubt at all about whether this course is right for you, choose the Basic Rider course.
Cost: $260

Scheduling: One weekend afternoon, generally Saturday

Improve Your Ride

Extra Practice in Basic Riding Course
A Rider School Exclusive

These small classes include two hours of personalized instruction, and the instructor will tailor the content to meet your needs. This is an ideal choice if you’ve completed a licensing course (anywhere) and you want additional seat time or if you’re looking simply looking for a “tune up.”

Cost: $55, non-refundable.

Scheduling: One weekend afternoon (typically Sunday)

Experienced Rider Course/BRC 2

During nine riding exercises, instructors will advise you about how to improve skills and eliminate bad habits. At the end, you’ll receive an ERC completion card. Specifically, this class is recommended if you have a Class “M” license and want to refine your skills or you need the ERC to ride on a military installation. You should have your own two-wheeled motorcycle, which is licensed and insured and can pass our safety inspection.

Cost: $230, nonrefundable

Questions? Call 443-518-4971.

RESERVE YOUR 2017 TODAY!

HELMET TRADE IN EVENT

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Bob's BMW Trade In ProgramIs your helmet 5 years or older? Not sure how old your helmet is? All new helmets are required to have their production date stamped on them so if you can’t find the date, you definitely need a new one!

Based on extensive safety research and testing, all major helmet manufactures agree it is important to replace your helmet every five years. Over time, the material slowly loses its protective qualities. As time passes, the EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam, hardens and after about 5 years the materials are no longer able to protect you in the event of an impact. Those of you with children are probably familiar with this. Similar rules apply to the protective qualities in car seats.

Not to mention if you weren’t properly fitted for your helmet, you very well could be riding around in a helmet that does not even fit which as you can imagine will not protect you as it is designed to do if you were in an accident.

Bob's BMW Motorcycles Trade In programAbout Bob’s Helmet Trade-In Program
In an effort to help the riding community stay safe, we are collecting expired and damaged motorcycle helmets between March 1 – April 30, 2017. To reward your good deed, Bob’s BMW will give you 15% OFF your new helmet when you trade in your old helmet! The 15% discount applies to all helmets, even closeout helmets! Helmets traded in will be destroyed and disposed of by Bob’s staff. The offer cannot be combined with any other discount and is valid in-store only.

Bob’s stocks helmets in a wide variety of brands, colors, styles, and price ranges. Start the season off right by taking advantage of Bob’s first ever Trade-In Helmet Program.

 
 

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Positive Changes for 2017

Each year Bob’s BMW sits down as a team to reflect on the previous year so we can refocus and reenergize for the coming year. We always base our decisions on Bob’s BMW’s mission:

To provide customers with an experience that consistently exceeds their expectations and create an environment where team members have the opportunity to grow and achieve their goals.

We are committed to:

  • Investing time and resources in staff training and education
  • Researching and testing products in order to pick and choose the best available product options for our customers
  • Providing a generous staff-to-customer ratio at all times
  • Helping team members improve their quality of life by providing a healthy work-life balance

To continue achieving these goals while being the best possible resource for our customers, as of February 6, Bob’s BMW will be adjusting its hours of operation to a five-day work week and will be closed on Sundays and Mondays.

New Showroom & Service Hours
Tuesday-Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed (out riding!)

Bob’s BMW Online Store
As always bobsbmw.com will remain open 24/7, 365 days a year and will continue processing orders Monday through Saturday.

Remember, the online store offers the convenient and free option to order online and pick up in store.

We understand change is not always easy and can seem uncomfortable or perhaps inconvenient at first. But we believe that change is good and is the only way to improve and grow. We will very much appreciate your patience over the next few weeks as we all adjust to this very positive change for 2017.

Thank you for your understanding, and here’s to a great 2017!

World Travelers on Urals Arriving in Jessup on Jan. 3!

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leavinghomefunktion UralsJust last week Bob’s BMW learned of the leavinghomefunktion project and was instantly intrigued. After speaking with the world travelers they were able to coordinate a last minute detour to Bob’s BMW on January 3, just days before they reach their final destination in New York.
 
Assuming everything falls into place perfectly (i.e. no surprise breakdowns!), the group of 5 traveling on 4 Urals are expected to arrive at Bob’s this Tuesday to share their exciting 2 year adventure with YOU!
 
We understand this is short notice but it’s an awesome opportunity! We hope you can help us welcome the creators of the leavinghomefunktion project on January 3, 3pm, at Bob’s BMW! Check Bob’s Facebook Page for updates.

LEAVINGHOMEFUNKTION: PRESS RELEASE

leavinghomefunktion has been printing its tracks throughout the European, Asian and N. American continents with the image of x4 wobbling Ural 650s with sidecars. The leavinghomefunktion project is formed by an international group of 5 artists: Kaupo Holmberg (EST), Elisabeth Oertel, Johannes Foetsch, Anne Knoedler (DE), and Efy Zeniou (CY) who have over the past 2 years packed their lives and belongings into their 2×1 meter sidecars.

leavinghomefunktionThe group opted for the longest way to the West – one which crosses the entire East. Initiating this type of expedition meant exchanging their everyday comforts with the opportunity of learning from a diversity of social, economical and geographical conditions. Through this project they attempt to underline the importance of opening up to new input, shifting through different points of view and seeing the world through their own eyes – something which largely relies on the local reactions and forms of reception. A great point they find in such an adventure is learning how to adapt and integrate with daily lives in foreign territories and pushing their boundaries in ways which would expand their world views both physically and mentally.

Their decision was to use the unreliable 80s/90s Ural 650. This choice in vehicle was backed up by the idea of self integration: These bikes can be spotted in some of the most remote and unexpected regions of the world and thereforethey would be easy to find spare parts for and to repair – not to mention breaking the ice with local residents. Through this journey with old-timers they have had a wider chance of encountering how local settlements adapt as well as influence their daily environments. During the short bursts of time spent with locals they record how they work together to overcome communication barriers, find solutions and exchange knowledge through personal stories. While experimenting with documentation techniques they attempt to explore understandings of “territories” which are generally received and understood through mass and social media.

40,000 KILOMETERS IN 4 STAGES

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STAGE 1 – Crossing Europe and into Eurasia which finalized with their
1st wintercamp in the Caucasus region.

STAGE 2 – Crossing the Republic of Georgia,Russia, Kazakhstan, Siberia, Altai, Mongolia and the Russian Far East. Managing “The Old Road of Bones” left the group curious about how much they could push their boundaries further which led them to their 2nd wintercamp in Canada where they kickstarted preparations for The Kolyma Challenge.

STAGE 3 – The Kolyma Challenge was their most peculiar adventure so far. This took place in the remote regions of Sakha and Chukotka – extreme landscapes which are inaccessible to the average landway vehicle. By transforming their Urals with pontoons and propeller drives they opened up new ways for coming in contact with the isolated settlements found along the 1600 km Kolyma river. Having completed their waterway travels in Chukotka they re-transformed their Urals with an un-foldable trailer bridge which enabled them to manage the reoccurring river crossings that were expected throughout the undomesticated tundra.

STAGE 4 – The group has recently landed in Alaska and will continue to huff and puff all the way to New York City. Before Xmas is upon us they will shift from the Northern Lights where the lonely buffaloes roam to the concrete jungles of a glimmering traffic which never sleeps! This last stage is expected to be full of local surprises as the leavinghomefunktioners push their Old Soviet bikes through a highly westernized context.

EVERY LITTLE PUSH COUNTS

URALS in waterThey sleep under the stars, or in the rain – even between swamps if need be. When the taiga and the tundra turns into a city they get to know the hospitality of friends of friends of friends…which makes the world a bit less stranger. Their main financial objective is to keep the Ural with a pulse (i.e spare parts and fuel) and for the travelers to continue collecting,processing and editing all the information which the Ural brings their way. The project is like the perfect backdrop whether you are into Huckleberry Fin, Kafka or the Beats but keeping in business for them means keeping in touch with reality at a different level. Parallel to a life on the 3-wheeler they host live presentations, develop crowdfunding campaigns, produce marketing material and correspond with book publishers, bloggers, newspapers, tv channels and magazines. Their wheels keep running through online supporters which contribute with small donations in exchange for some unique gifts from their landway adventure. To enable supporters to access the leavinghomefunktion piggy bank and give the artists a little push in their creative efforts the group has created a PATREON page www.patreon.com/leavinghomefunktion where people can give adonation and receive a unique set of gifts from the road.

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http://www.leavinghomefunktion.com

December Savings at Bob’s BMW

Now or Never Sale 50% OFF!

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SAVINGS JUST GOT BIGGER!

NEW markdowns and NEW items have been added to the Now or Never Sale List—most items NOW 50% OFF, some more than 50% OFF, and most below dealer cost!

This is the largest sale in Bob’s BMW history. Prices on your favorite brands have never been so low so get what you want and get it NOW before it’s gone forever! Quantities on sale items are limited and inventory is going fast so don’t delay.

Download UPDATED List HERE.

Call 1-800-269-2627 or visit Bob’s BMW TODAY!  

Shop great deals on Riding Gear, Accessories, Parts, Tires, & MORE like…

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Now or Never

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The LARGEST Sale in Bob’s BMW History!

GOING on NOW!

Bob’s Now or Never Sale started yesterday and the phones are already ringing off the hook! We compiled pages of products in preparation for tomorrow’s Swap Meet—items that are 40% OFF, some even more than 40% OFF, and many BELOW dealer cost!*

Download List HERE.

Whatever items have not already sold will be available at tomorrow’s Swap Meet and Oktoberfest Celebration but be sure to arrive early, prepared with your shopping list in hand because this stuff is going fast and once it’s gone, it’s gone forever!

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Month End Closeout Sale!

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Just announced deals on 2016 BMW motorcycles






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*Offers end August 31, 2016. 0.9% APR for qualified buyers through BMW Financial Services. APR covers 3asy Ride up to 48 months and conventional 60 month loans, subject to credit approval. APR is compatible with Factory and Loyalty/Conquest incentives. Loyalty/Conquest incentive available to current or former BMW customers and current non-BMW motorcycle owners. Trade in is not required. Specific financing terms based on credit approval. MOA Members must provide original voucher to redeem $500 off accessories-no photocopies, or reproductions will be accepted. Voucher has no cash value. Limit one per customer and purchase. Voucher must be completed in full. Shopping Spree applies to accessories only and is only eligible with specific 2016 models. It CAN be combined with current factory incentives, MOA incentives, and BMW purchase programs (i.e. military or emergency personnel); however it cannot be combined with exclusive Bob’s BMW programs (i.e. new rider, MSF coach). Please ask yours sales person for complete eligibility details and required documentation. Some restrictions do apply.

Joe Southard Joins Bob’s BMW as the New GM!

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Dear Friends,

Joe SouthardBob and Suzanne are very happy to announce the hiring of Joe Southard as the new General Manager of Bob’s BMW Motorcycles. For the past 35 years, the Bob’s BMW’s mission has been to provide the riding community with a complete ownership experience that consistently exceeds expectations. With Joe on board we plan to polish the Ultimate Motorcycling Experience to an even brighter sheen and make our red carpet even plusher for our customers, all while striving to make Bob’s BMW an even better place to work.

Bob & Suzanne knew they had found the perfect fit for this position when they met Joe.

Solid Background – with 15 years of leadership in retail, sales, merchandising, and operations Joe has the skills to raise the bar at Bob’s. He has proven results in implementing strategy and operational best practices, building effective teams, and creating and maintaining a positive and energetic working environment.

Candor and Caring – Joe sincerely cares about helping the customer, helping the business, and helping the employees. He has the unique ability to communicate what you need to hear, not just what he thinks you want to hear, in a genuine and kind manner.

Passion for Motorcycling – a lifelong rider and enthusiast, Joe fits right in. He enjoys working on his four Nortons just as much as he enjoys riding them and we’re sure there is a BMW in his future. No matter where he has lived— Minneapolis, Detroit, Nashville, Buffalo, Baltimore—he has always strongly connected with the motorcycling community.

If you find yourself wondering, what about Bob? The hope is now with Joe on board we will be able to get Bob out of his office more so we can all see him even more around the dealership, across the street at the new museum, and hanging out at rallies and other motorcycling events!

So the next time you stop by the dealership, please be sure to introduce yourself to Joe and give him a warm welcome!

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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