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About the club

The BMW Riders of Oregon (BMWRO) have been riding and camping since 1977.  Our Regional Ambassadors conduct local events and rides for our membership. Quarterly meetings are held to conduct club business and provide the opportunity to reconnect with new and old friends.  Membership is not required to participate in our events. The BMWRO signature event is the Chief Joseph Rally held every June in John Day, Oregon.  This event is a summer highlight for food, camping, entertainment, industry  vendors, seminars, selected day rides, fun, and the usual good weather.

Why become a member?

BMWRO is an enthusiastic group with a shared passion for riding motorcycles.   You will have an opportunity to meet folks who enjoy all sorts of riding, camping, food, and adventures.
We produce a monthly newsletter (The Beemer Beat) to connect members with current events, articles, and ride reports. BMW motorcycles are preferred, but not required.

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                 Membership Categories 

Membership Categories
Member:  Full memberships are divided into two levels: Primary and Spouse/Partner. 
These memberships have full member privileges which includes voting, attending events at the lowest registration fee, and the right to hold a club office. These memberships are renewable annually.

Lifetime memberships are awarded to individuals who have given exemplary service to the club over a long period of time.  These memberships have full member privileges which includes voting, attending events at the lowest registration fee, and the right to hold a club office. 

Associate memberships are provided to non-members when they attend the Chief Joseph Rally.  The membership is active until Dec. 31st of that year and can then be renewed as a full member, if desired.  Associate members are not able to vote or hold office.  They may attend events at the higher Associate Member registration fee.


Regions:  Member profiles are marked for the region of the state that the member lives in.  The member may select one or more regions in their profile.  

Northwest:  from Longview, WA south through Salem, OR; from the coast east to the Cascades, including The Dalles.
Central Western:  South of Salem, including Eugene & Oakland; from the coast east to the Cascades.
Southern:  fromOakland, OR into northern California; from the coast east through Klamath Falls.
Central & Northeast: 
east of The Dalles, including I-84 to Ontario, south of Columbia River to US 20, Baker City & including US 20 to LaPine. Includes Camp Sherman/Bend/Redmond/Sisters & Prineville area
Those members living outside of the four defined regions of the state.

Ambassadors: Please call or email your regional ambassador for club outings.  We can assist you with learning more about BMWRO.

Northwest Region: David Peterson (503) 327-5592 -
                                  Camron Rust (503) 307-2016 -

Central Western Region:  Mike Davis (949) 903-8451 -

Southern Region:  Jeff Smith ‭(541) 890-2820‬ -                            

Central & Northeast Region:  Alice LeBarron (541) 647-7194 -