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.
Sweetheart Weekend Ride
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
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
Motorcycling 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.
The 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.