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.

Chad Garcia

A man of many talents. Our Head Honcho leads club meetings and dedicates a lot of time to make sure we are all having fun!

He took over the reins from our long time president Dick Olson.  Although very responsive, if you can't get ahold of him right away, he's probably out riding with his wife Rhonnie. 🙂

 

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 gurus Ted Moyer or Ray Tubbs

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.

Tom Van Horn

Newsletter Editor
TVH@beemerhill.com

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

Sam Garst

Rally Chair

guanocave@gmail.com

Sam is back as Rally Chair again!  It's the hardest job with the least amount of pay ($0 like the rest of us!).  He's a great planner and I'm sure it will be a great rally!

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.

2022 Club Board Members

Term lengths vary, so each year the members could change.

Sam Garst

guanocave@gmail.com

Dick Olson

bmwrichard2000@yahoo.com

Steve Huber

shuber@charter.net

Chad Garcia

tazmanianbiker69@gmail.com

Tom Van Horn

tvh@beemerhill.com

How To Become a Member

Membership in the Madison BMW Club is $30 per year for an individual; $35 for a couple.

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