The idea behind establishing The Hague BMW Motorcycle Club came about as the result of a couple of enthusiastic BMW riders who were interested in a bit more than just a weekend ride along the canals of South Holland. Riding in UK is a passion of ours as is across the border in Germany. We started with a group of 7 GS riders of which a hard core group of 4 are regular UK tour enthusiasts. Hence the UK Tour Club got underway. However just having the 4 meant that we were
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limited in what we can do. Through experience of having already established a thriving and successful motorcycle club in Rotterdam, part of the fun of being with a group of like-minded riders is the social aspect and also looking to organise other non-riding events. In order to do this we felt the best way forward was to establish a formal Club structure. As stated this is all very much in its infancy and therefore we need to see how things develop. We have started with a website, monthly social event and some day trips in Holland. As time progresses and we see if there is a real interest in setting up something more formally, we will do so. If not it will remain and informal gathering of likeminded BMW riders.
Who do we Welcome?
Whilst the Club name suggests a geographical area of The Hague this is merely for convenience. We have members from as far away as Rotterdam and Utrecht. We are not looking to put any limits on membership but for convenience purposes, and as many members live in the city, the social events will be held at a location in The Hague. Also for ride-outs it tends to be easier if people live closer to
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the start location.
The only limitation we have at present is to the type of motorcycle owned. We are a group of BMW enthusiasts and although nothing against other makes or models the chat does seem to gravitate toward BMW’s. There are several members who own different models of BMW. Some are GS owners, Some RT and some K1600. The Clubs emphasis is very much on riding and touring as opposed to fixing or building however we also welcome members who have an interest in the mechanics and who are willing to give tips and advice to others as well.
As part of the non-riding events we like to set up training for such issues as first aid for bikers, GPS workshops and technical evenings. Where we can work with other Clubs or even BMW dealers that are willing to help, we do so.
The Club is established as a social platform and at present we do not encourage any form of sponsorship or advertising. In future these issues will also be considered if they bring benefit to the members. For a full explanation of some of the formal issues please visit the Disclaimer section of the site.
Finally being a member of a motorcycle club has its legal issues. For this reason we have an explicit rider disclaimer which all members who wish to join must sign.Meantime if you have further questions or want to know more please feel free to drop us a line at our email address.