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2018 Winter Rally Sponsors

BMW NEF would like to highlight and thank our sponsors for their ongoing support, and especially their support for our 2018 Winter Rally.  Please patronize our sponsors whenever possible.

We would also like to thank the following members for their donations and support:

Vicki Decker
David and Patty Sturgis

Tim Stanton
Petra Afable

BMW Motorcycle Owners of Northeast Florida 

The BMWNEF Motorcycle Owners of Northeast Florida was founded in 1974.  We are affiliated with both BMWMOA Club #42 and BMWRA Club #41, the two national BMW motorcycle organizations.  While the BMW “Motorcycle Experience” is the core fiber of our club, all motorcyclists are welcome!  Of course, if you don’t ride a BMW, you are missing something really special, and we will happily help you “move up.”

What We Do

BMWNEF is a social club with the purpose of fostering the enjoyment of BMW motorcycles and motorcycling in general. Our monthly membership meetings are brisk and entertaining. In addition to our monthly gatherings and after meeting rides, we have at least twenty other events in the calendar year. Below are some of the social and riding opportunities available to all members.  For our many other events, be sure to check out our events calendar.

Penguin Ride
2014 Penguin The Penguin Ride is held on January 1st each year.  We brave the “Florida weather”.  Ride to a lovely lunch destination and then call our friends up north to brag about our adventures in sunny Florida.
Penguin Ride
Sweetheart Weekend Ride

Sweetheart Ride Year?2Our annual “Sweetheart Ride” is held on a weekend around Valentine’s Day.  We plan a dinner and overnight at a fun destination.

Annual Member Picnic

The BMWNEF club picnic is held at the end of summer each year.  This an opportunity for members to gather and share their stories about their summer road trips.  Lunch is provided by the club at a enjoyable location. Annual Member Picnic

Florida's Coolest Winter Rally

SAMSUNG CSC Our premier club event is the Winter Rally. Know as Florida’s Coolest Rally, our club kicks off the BMW riding season with the first rally of the New Year. Many a distant snowbird member has joined us for this fun filled weekend of camaraderie and requisite tire kicking.  We serve up some good fixin’s. We’re especially known for our steak dinners and homemade desserts. This is a perfect compliment to a glorious day of riding. Held at a local military training facility, our club provides a generous donation each year.

Riding Into History

RIH entranceMotorcycling brings like-minded people together from all over the world.  Inspired by the great bikes of the past, Riding Into History was created in 2000 by some of our local riders and members.  BMWNEF has become a huge advocate, major sponsor and provider of volunteers for this world-renowned event.  Some of our Grand Marshals have included Craig Vetter, Dennis Gage, Peter Egan, Kel Carrruthers, Mert Lawwill and Dave Despain.

Riding Into History

Holiday Party

Maggie Award 2014The BMWNEF club has a holiday party in December for the members.  At this event the annual “Maggie Award” is given to a member or members for their years of volunteering to the club.  The award is named to honor the memory of Maggie Nelson whom volunteered countless hours for BMWNEF.

BMWNEF Holiday Party

Million Mile Club Challenge


In 2015 we almost made 1 million miles. We reached over 800K miles! Now that we have a system that works for recording your miles, we should have no problem reaching our goal! Please send your starting odometer for 2017 and send an update each month or quarter. We will update the incoming miles each month and show off who are the top three riders for both male and females. At the end of the year, we will celebrate the total and congratulate the dedicated contributors. Please use the Report Mileage button below or send them to Marina Alley. You may report mileage for more than one motorcycle.

Mileage Summary Report Mileage