BMW Motorcycle Club of Aotearoa New Zealand (Inc)
Established 1975, the BMW Motorcycle Club of Aotearoa New Zealand (Inc) is a national motorcycle club catering for anyone who has an interest in BMW motorcycles, old and new. There are weekly and monthly gatherings covering most regions, with major rallies for the whole club organized throughout the year. A digital monthly newsletter is distributed containing many interesting stories, articles and details of upcoming rides and rallies.
BMW Motorcycle Club actively organises and supports many motorcycle events.
What is the BMW Motorcycle Club?
We are a national organisation for people interested in BMW motorcycles and have a membership of approximately 600. Note the term used is “interested in”, as you do not have to currently own a BMW motorcycle in order to join.
It is possible to join as an Associate member, subject to being nominated by two financial members. Past Owner members who no longer own a BMW motorcycle but who retain an interest in the BMW marque, may become an Associate member and do not require a nomination.
Experience shows that many who sell their BMW, come back to the marque eventually or retain a lasting interest.
In association with BMW Motorcycle Dealers, BMW Motorcycle Club offer a 12 month complimentary ‘Introductory Membership’ to persons who buy a BMW Motorcycle from them. The Dealer will advise of the offer at the time of the purchase.
It should be mentioned that participating partners can also be classed as Pillion Members and pay a reduced annual membership fee.
For information on Membership Fees click HERE.
Each area may have different meeting dates, your Area Rep will send advisory emails. For contact details for the Area Reps click HERE.
For Auckland Members a monthly meeting is held on the second Monday of each month, usually at the Vintage Car Club Rooms, 39 Fairfax Avenue, Penrose, Auckland, at 7.30 pm. Please contact Stephen Parkinson, firstname.lastname@example.org for confirmation if attending.
For Wellington Members, monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. The venue may vary but it is usually in the Kensington Lounge, Petone Workingmen’s Club, 47 Udy St, Petone, at 7:00 p.m. Sign in noting BMWMC as your member club. Bistro dining is available from 5:30 p.m. Please contact Denis Hulston, email@example.com for confirmation if attending.
For Canterbury Members, a monthly meeting is held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Papanui Club, 310 Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui, Christchurch from 6.30 p.m. Please contact Ralph Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org for confirmation if attending.
Runs and activities are organised in most centres each month (sometimes two or more). For details of advertised events, click HERE or please contact your Area Rep.
Activities and Organisation
BMW Motorcycle Club Board Members can be resident in any part of New Zealand. Area Representatives are responsible for organising and coordinating runs, informal meetings and social occasions in their area.
Your local BMW dealer will be able to put you in touch with the Area Rep closest to you. Otherwise write to the Club at Post Box 109-245, Newmarket, Auckland 1149. Or email the Secretary at email@example.com
In addition there is the Annual AGM and National Rally held in January (alternating in the South and North Islands); the North Island RAG Rally is held on the last weekend in March; and a South Island RAG Rally held in October.
Other events can be found by clicking HERE.
One of the benefits of membership is receiving our monthly newsletter electronically. It is noted for being informative and entertaining, which is largely due to the high quality of articles submitted by members.
The newsletter may also be available as a physical copy – please contact your Area Representative for details. The current and archived copies of our Newsletter (since 2012) can be found on our Website HERE.
Clothing and badges with the Club insignia are available to members. Full details of available products is available by clicking HERE.
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BMW Motorcycle Club members can also get a discount from the InterIslander when booking return fares. To access discounted rates, use the group reference code printed on the reverse of your membership card. Each reservation must be made directly with the InterIslander either;
- Online HERE (enter your group booking code in the discount code box and click on “book now”); or
- by phone on 0800 878-898. Group Desk Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Every reservation will be given an expiry/payment date and is required to be paid in full by that date. Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request. Please have your Membership Card with you as you may be asked to present it for inspection.
Click HERE to see a copy of the 2022 Agreement
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Above is a list of discounts which are available to BMW Motorcycle Club members. If you know of other discount possibilities, then please advise the Board, by either of the following methods:
- An email to the Secretary – Click HERE
- Sending information to our Post Box Address shown below
BMW Motorcycle Club
Post Box 109 245