By Lori Doliber #145898
November 15th, 1969 was the first meeting of the BMW Riders of Toledo. In going through club records to put this piece together I came across a document written by Don Smith, MOA #131, who is one of our original founding members and is currently the clubs Treasurer. The following was written five years ago:
Although there was already an established BMW club in Dallas/Fort Worth (BMW club of Dallas/Ft. Worth, Club #26, established in 1972), 20 or so individuals saw a need for a club in the North Dallas area since getting to the west side of Dallas, through the mid-cities and into Fort Worth to make a club meeting during rush hour traffic had become extremely difficult. Lone Star BMW Riders was formed in April, 1995 for the sole purpose of enhancing the enjoyment of our sport with group activities centered around one common bond: Motorcycling. Over the years, our membership has grown to 127. We have a very diverse membership, which includes many from different professions that share a passion for the sport of motorcycling.
From the December 2009 BMW Owners News
By Joe Majsak #143915 and Dietrich Schmidt #144077
"Meet in an informal setting, promote and protect the interests of motorcyclists, share common interests and above all, enjoy riding on the best motorcycles on earth-heavy emphasis on riding!"
July 24-27, 2014
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
St. Paul, MN
Rally Chair: Karol Patzer
Rally Co-Chair: Deb Lower