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Any further questions, please contact our treasurer Tom Maxted.

 

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- Partly Dave´s - Dave Friedman is a long standing member of our club with an extensive and thorough knowledge of BMW motorcycles. Dave will be offering "Specials" to the club members, so check back here frequently 'cause if you snooze you may looze out.
- Bentley - The Okanagan´s Premiere Destination Motorcycle Dealership. Visit Bentley Motorrad in Kelowna for great offers and deals.
- The Hitching Post Restaurant - We have been serving the Similkameen community since July 2004. Specialized in homemade food with fresh ingredients, and our staff offers quality and reliable service you can count on.
- Midway campground - Welcome to the Midway Riverfront Park. Enjoy camping right beside the river in downtown Midway.
- Dogsear - Canada's No. 1 imprintable activewear store for almost 40 years.
- Betta services - We can save you time and money whether it is for the shipping or receiving of your packages or by providing you with affordable faxing services or mailbox pickup service.
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- Red Rock Garage - Dan Mirabent´s garage is a great stopping place if you’re running Hwy 33. If you haven’t done so already, stop in and say hi to Dan and his staff and try some of the great coffee and have a look around at the motorcycle memorabilia. He also carries premium fuel for your bike.
- MotoVida has a full motorcycle service and repair shop for all makes and models of bikes. Let us take care of your bike and get you back to living life on two wheels. Featuring a wide range of riding gear and offering 10% off on riding gear for VBMWR members.

For those of you who are contemplating European riding tour next summer or in the next couple of years, the following may be worth considering:

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1) subscribe to a guided, pre-planned and pre-arranged tour which may break the bank or
2) Plan your own, buy a few maps and just go: this could save you “tons of money”
In preparation for a three-week trip (June-July 2002) starting in Holland with Norway as destination to visit friends I had not seen in 40 years…
I checked 5 Beemer rental places in Holland: weekly rates range from 325 euros ($500 cdn) for a K75RT and 425 euros ($660 cdn) for a R1100RT to 500 euros ($775 cdn R1100RT) with 750 km free. Additional km charges vary from 39cts to 50 cts……..!!!!
One of the five rental outfits is Bert Duursma, BMW dealer in Apeldoorn on the central-east side of Holland. His response to my initial e-mail,detailing what I wanted and what I had done in the past, was “ ……… We have a R1100RT, 1998 for 600 euros ($930 cdn), 500 euros damage deposit (refundable when returned with no damage), 2150 km free and extra km @ 12 euro cts (18.6 cts cdn)……” I e-mailed back asking if the 600 euros were per week,. His response – No, for the 3 weeks!!!!
Five days prior to arriving, I asked him if the bike had a topcase whereupon his wife e-mailed back saying that the bike had none, however they had ordered one and when I would arrive, everything would be installed….!! What a service. Needless to say that Bert Duursma is THE PLACE to do business with!
My “freebee” airline ticket, courtesy of Milton of Air Canada (airmiles) brought me into Frankfurt where the train station is in the airport.
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A 4 ½ hour train ride took me into Arnhem with an unforgettable stretch between Frankfurt and Cologne where the train meanders along the river Rhine with its castles, medieval walls, old towns,- many restored and flying multi-colored flags - traffic on the river with freighters, tankers, pleasure boats, cruise ships, campers, swimmers, kayakers and whatever else can frolick on, in or near the water: amazing….!I had forgotten how beautiful this area is. From Arnhem to Apeldoorn is about one hour by train and when I arrived at the Duursma’s everything was ready to roll: being unfamiliar with the 1100 RT, one of his junior personnel spent about 15 minutes going over the various
aspects of the bike, followed by the paperwork in the office and half an hour repacking my gear into the three hard cases. The Duursma dealership is mouth watering: his showroom is immaculate with new bikes and used bikes (occasions) which cover the airheads, oilheads, cruisers; an odd vintage machine, K-bikes and F-bikes, apparel, helmets etc.etc. His workplace is as large as his showroom, clean, well-laid out and superbly organized. Bert sells and services among others the Militairy Police bikes with “all the bells, whistles and blue flashing lights” Bert is also one of the few, if not the only one, who has recently had a number of workshops to rid certain beemers of their irregular performance between 2000 and 3000 rpms –called “konstant Fahr Ruckel” (surging) This procedure replaces the plugs with “BRISK” plugs, a fine tuning and in most cases installation of a different code plug – reaction from the various Beemer clubs in Holland have been overwhelmingly positive. It is recommended to visit Bert and his organization at: www.bertduursma.nl/ you will enjoy it, even in dutch……..! and I don’t have shares in Duursma’s place, but would if I could.

April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


April 27, 2018 MOA Charter

For those who are following along, we received word today that our MOA Club Charter # 186 has been officially reinstated. Great News. It's as if we never left.


April 28, 2018 Member Update

Please join us in welcoming new member Patrick Hudson of Kelowna. Patrick rides an R1100RT and is looking forward to meeting everyone.


March 15, 2018 Red Rock Garage - Summer Party

We have a new event on our schedule. The Red Rock Garage in Beaverdell is hosting a summer party on Sunday, June 3rd. All VBMWR's are welcome. Check it out on our events page.


March 30, 2018 Club Contacts

The Club official contacts and the Executive team have been updated to reflect the changes to our Club executive. We still need to update some of the executive profiles, but the contact portion should put you in touch with the right person.


March 30, 2018 VBMWR SUMMER BARBECUE

A new event has been added to our calendar. Adrian & Kathy have volunteered their home in Kelowna for our annual Summer Barbecue. Mark Saturday, July 14th on your calendar for this one and keep watch on our events page as the details get filled in.


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