BMW CLUB of DAYTONA  Newsletter MOA Charter # 222                     RA Charter # 317

Club Officers

President - Gerry Harris (386) 763-0010

Vice President - Van Singley (386) 872-1866

Treasurer - Bill Essad (386) 426-0241

Membership - Bill Essad (386) 426-0241

Secretary - Janie Essad (386) 426-0241 

Ride Coordinator - Van Singley (386) 872-1866 

Newsletter - Gerry Harris (386) 763-0010 - E-mail  

August,  2018

                                        BMW CLUB of DAYTONA CALENDAR 



* Breakfast Ride Saturday August 18,  2018,  to the Village Inn,  Titusville,  that departs from the McDonald's Parking Lot (Madeline and Clyde Morris) at 8:30AM.  

* Euro Cycles of Daytona Group Ride has been rescheduled to Sunday August 26th:  Join them for a scenic ride through Daytona and surrounding areas,  9:30AM  - 1:45PM.   The route and lunch destination will be available asap


* The September BMW Club Meeting will be Thursday September 13th,  6:30PM,  at Louie's Pizza.

* Euro Cycles of Daytona Monthly Block Party BBQ,  Saturday September 8th,  12PM to 1:30PM at the Shop.


* Vintage Bike Breakfast Ride every Friday and Sunday at 9 AM,  departing from the Cabbage Patch.  Modern bikes welcome,  but must ride at the rear for safety.


* NSB Car Show,  Canal Street,  5 to 9 PM,  second Saturday of the Month.

                                                      BMW Club Meetings


The BMW Club of Daytona has regularly scheduled meetings the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM. The scheduled BMW Club meetings are usually held at Louie's Pizza House,  1347 Beville Rd,  South Daytona,  32119 (this is just East of the Beville & Clyde Morris Intersection).  


Directions to Louie’s Pizza House from the intersection of Beville and Nova Roads are:  West on Beville Road to Clyde Morris Blvd.  Make a "U Turn  and Louie's is on the Right just before the Auto Parts Store.

The Next regularly scheduled  BMW Club Meeting is September 13,  2018,  at Louie's Pizza House.

The BMW Club meetings for the rest of the year will be at Louie's Pizza House with the exception of the Christmas Party,  which will be at Gimpel's,  803 Gatepark Drive,  Unit 101,  Daytona Beach,  32114.

                                                            Club Rides

*  A Breakfast Ride Saturday is scheduled on August 18,  2018 to the Village Inn,  Titusville,  that departs from the McDonald's Parking Lot (Madeline and Clyde Morris) at 8:30AM. 

Village Inn Restaurant

(321) 267-6611

Meet at McDonald’s at Madeline Ave and Clyde Morris Blvd

West on Madeline Ave

Left onto Williamson Blvd S (cross Dunlawton and go straight on the new extension)

Left on Pioneer Trail

Right onto S Glencoe Rd

Right onto Old Mission Rd

Left onto Park Ave

Right onto Air Park Rd

Cross Indian River Road

Left onto 30th Street

Right onto Travelers Palm Dr

Left onto 35th St

Right onto Volco Rd (1.5 mi)

Left onto Beacon Light Rd (4.1 m)

Left onto Maytown Rd (W Halifax Ave)

Right on Rt 1 in Oak Hill

Left onto Kennedy Pkwy in Merritt Island Refuge  

Right onto A. Max Brewer Mem Pkwy

Left onto Rt 1 S

Turn Left into restaurant


Approximately 55, miles, 1.5 hours

*  Euro Cycles of Daytona Group Ride has been rescheduled for Sunday August 26th,  9:30AM  - 1:45PM.  Join them for a scenic ride through Daytona and surrounding areas.  Check Euro Cycles of Daytona Website for more Information.


* Vintage Bike Breakfast Ride every Friday and Sunday at 9 AM,  departing from the Cabbage Patch.  Modern bikes welcome,  but must ride at the rear for safety.


       -The Routes that are given for each Club Ride are general and we do not always follow them exactly.  They are primarily so people will know the general route we will ride,  and they also can be used if someone gets separated from the group.

       - Check your email 1 hour before departure time for a cancellation message if the weather looks questionable for a ride.

       - Let Van Singley or Gerry Harris (386-235-7024/386-763-0010) know no later than 1 hour before a ride departure time if you are going to join the Ride in route,  or meet us at the destination.  We call ahead for reservations and need an accurate head count.


                                                          Club News 


* REPORT / ACTIVITIES - We had 23 Members and Guests at the August Meeting.  Ron Kull won the 50/50.   The Cub hung a Framed and Mounted Club Logo on the wall at Louie's Pizza. 


      Karl Brown gave us a review of the MOA Platinum Enhanced Club Membership that costs an additional $60 per year.  Included are:  Free Tow up to 100miles;  Free tire repairs and fluid's if you have a problem;  2 replacement tires a year (up to $250) if a tire is unrepairable and has 2/32nd's or more of tread left;  Best of all is that it covers up to 3 different motorcycles,  no mention of brand.  Check this out on the BMWMOA Web-site


      Chris from Euro Cycles gave us an update on things at the shop and talked about special promotions at the shop such as:  Free tire Installation with tire purchase in August,  plus a Bonus with Pirelli Tires.  There are also numerous Discounts and Promotions for 1st Responders and Others,  When you are shopping be sure to ask what promotions are available.

                             There was also a discussion of events at the BMW shop.  

Members should check the BMW shop website for events which include free food, test drives of various makes of motorcycles,  and Moto GP events on the big screen.  Some of the events are hosted by Huel Johnson.

-- 2nd Wednesdays- Main Street Station (near the Boot Hill) is $1 domestic beer from 7-10pm

-- Moto GP Race Sundays Watch Party 10AM -12:30PM on Race Days.

--  Euro Cycles of Daytona Monthly Block Party/BBQ,  2nd Saturday  (September 8th),  12PM to 1:30PM at the Shop.  Afterward,  take your next bike for a demo ride!  

-- Euro Cycles of Daytona Group Ride Sunday August 26th,  9:30AM  - 1:45PM.  Join them for a scenic ride through Daytona and surrounding areas. The route and lunch destination will be available asap. So mark your calendars and come meet the staff of BMW Motorcycles in Daytona.  Check Calendar for exact Dates.  Euro Cycles of Daytona,  118 E Fairview Ave,  Daytona,  FL        


* CLUB WEB-SITE - Click on the link below and check out the revised Club Web-Site. 


*  YAHOO GROUP FORUM - Check it out at http//

* CLUB NEWSLETTER - Members without e-mail, and members with e-mail who request a printed copy of the newsletter,  will have it mailed to them.


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                               REGIONAL RIDE/RALLY SCHEDULE

MOA Getaway Pine Mountain

9/7/2018 to 9/9/2018


Friday, Saturday & Sunday


Pine Mountain State Park 1050 State Park Rd Pineville, Kentucky  40977 United States


BMW MOA, (864) 438-0962


Pine Mountain State Resort (606) 337-3066

The MOA will host another great MOA Getaway at the Pine Mountain State Resort Park on Sept. 7- 9, 2018. This beautiful state park will be the base of operations for all the amazing riding and great exploring to be done in the area.


9/14/2018 to 9/16/2018


Friday, Saturday & Sunday


Map this event » Catawba Meadows Park 701 Sanford Dr Morganton, North Carolina  28655 United States


Knob Mountain NC Motorcycle Chapter


Gene Smith (828) 439-9754

Join us again for some of the best riding in the South. Meal Voucher for any night, T-shirts for the first 150. Great camping, RV spaces available with water, electrical hookups. Hotels and full RV campsites within 1 mile. And don’t forget, our Knobbies sponsor “Ride With the Knobbies” to places tourists DO NOT go! From touring to GS rides. Showers on site!

For the most current information go to and click on our rally site, or contact Gene Smith at 828-439-9754 or

Gerry Harris

3241 Riverview Lane,

Port Orange,  FL  32127   386-763-0010