The club in a photo from a March, 1968 article in the Capital Times.
Left to right: Harry Christenson, Bob Andrews, Jean Christenson, Ken Bahl, Russ Atkinson, Milt Alswager, Jeff Dean, George Martin, Fred Sprouse, Arno Lascari and David Maly.
The club in a photo from a March, 1968 article in the Capital Times. Left to right: Harry Christenson, Bob Andrews, Jean Christenson, Ken Bahl, Russ Atkinson, Milt Alswager, Jeff Dean, George Martin, Fred Sprouse, Arno Lascari and David Maly.

Our Past

The Madison BMW Club was founded in 1968 as the 'Madison BMW and Touring Club', an organization of riders who wanted to see Wisconsin from the saddles of BMW and other shaft-driven motorcycles (a rarity in those days). In the early 1970's, it was reorganized as the Madison BMW Club Ltd., receiving charter #7 from the then-new BMW Motorcycle Owners of America (BMW MOA). The Club is also chartered with the BMW Riders Association International BMWRA (Charter #5).

Our Present

Club activities include rides, Sunday morning breakfasts, an annual Club picnic, the annual Cherished But Insignificant Awards Banquet, and our annual rally: the Great River Road Run (GR3) in mid-May.

Our Fearless Leaders

There are lots of dedicated riders and volunteers in the Madison BMW Club. These are just a few who can answer your most important questions. We invite you to attend a club event. If you'd like a complimentary copy of the Club newsletter, The Mail Boxer, drop a line to our newsletter editor or check out the newsletter page. Take this opportunity to meet other BMW enthusiasts.

Richard Olson

Club President

and Rally Chair

bmwrichard2000@yahoo.com

Our Head Honcho leads club meeting sand dedicates an enormous amount of time to make sure we are all having fun!

Dick is also our current Rally Chair!

The hardest working man for the least amount of pay, the Rally Chair throws the biggest party of the year for all of our members.

Linda Low

Secretary

lrlow2@gmail.com

Linda does a great job of writing down all our ramblings into official meeting notes! 🙂

Jim Harms

Jim manages this web site, with help from BMW MOA guru Ted Moyer.

Dawn Feneht

Club Vice President
cranevision13@gmail.com

Dawn fills in whenever the Head Honcho is unavailable. She also makes the awards banquets a success along with every breakfast meeting for the Madison Club.

Laurel Hefty

Newsletter Editor
lbhefty1962@gmail.com

Laurel handles all the ins and outs of producing our monthly newsletter!  Contact her to add any events, articles, items for sale, etc.

Laurel Hefty

Newsletter Editor
lbhefty1962@gmail.com

Laurel handles all the ins and outs of producing our monthly newsletter!  Contact her to add any events, articles, items for sale, etc.

Sue Rihn

Treasurer
sue@beemerhill.com

Sue tracks and keeps us up to date on all things financial.  You'll often find her at our monthly breakfasts taking dues or 50/50 money.

Bert Hefty

Activities Director
bhefty1954@gmail.com

Bert has some destinations in mind for club members.  Attend the meetings and see what he comes up with for the day!

Jim Low

Membership

lowjim09@gmail.com

Jim keeps track of us.  If you have any questions about dues, etc.. drop him a line.

How To Become a Member

Membership in the Madison BMW Club is $30 per year for an individual; $35 for a couple. New membership applications received after June 30th are $15 for the remaining calendar year.

If you have any questions about the Club, feel free to contact any Club officer above. We look forward to meeting you at a Club event. Ride safe!

Madison BMW Motorcycle Club
P.O. Box 5601
Madison, WI 53705-5601