Hill Country BMW Riders

About the Hill Country BMW Riders

About the Club

We are Hill Country BMW Riders, BMW Motorcycle Owners of America (MOA) Chartered Club #90, based in Austin, Texas. Made up of BMW motorcycle owners and enthusiasts of all ages, we enjoy riding, socializing, touring, exploring, and having a good time with fellow riders. Whether you're a seasoned rider, the proud new owner of your very first BMW motorcycle, new to the Austin area, or just ready for an outstanding club experience, the Hill Country BMW Riders Club welcomes you.

Numbering over sixty members, club members ride to breakfast every Saturday; the first Tuesday of each month we have a club dinner meeting. Refer to the calendar.

BMW Motorcycle Riders

Our members ride everything from airheads, to K bikes, to modern BMW tourers, to the GS family of adventure bikes, and everything in between. There are at least a few members who participate in every style of riding, from short day rides, to cross-country touring, to even more exotic adventures.

We have a good mix of dedicated diy'ers who maintain their own machines, as well as shop afficiandos who have built up an extensive network of BMW service providers in the Hill Country.

BMW owners are eligible to become club Members, and non-BMW owners may join as Associate Members. HCBMR encourages all members to also affiliate themselves with the national BMW MOA.

Riding

We plan organized club-wide trips at least twice annually – traditionally to the Big Bend region of Texas in the spring, and often either Arkansas or New Mexico in the fall. In addition, many smaller groups of like-minded HCBMWR friends get together for their own trips throughout Texas, the Southwest, and across the USA. We have a group of adventure riders who often seek out “the road less traveled” to more exotic (and demanding) destinations, including the high gravel passes in the Rockies, Alaska, the Arctic, Baja California, mainland Mexico, and more.

 

Philanthropy

The club is happy to be able to make cash donations to worthy local charities at the end of each year. Also, in the best “adopt a highway” tradition, HCBMWR convenes after Saturday breakfast twice each year to keep a two-mile stretch of one of our favorite highways, RM 165 outside of Blanco, cleaned of trash and debris.

Safety First

Promoting and practicing rider safety is a major emphasis in HCBMWR. We encourage members to share information about safety, riding clinics, etc., and to learn from each other's experiences, thereby continuously improving their riding skills. We are strong proponents of ATGATT (All the Gear All the Time).

We believe in riding, camaraderie, touring, and adventure...and the never-ending search for the perfect breakfast taco or green chile cheeseburger!

Ready to join?

Full membership requires ownership of a BMW motorcycle and a $20 annual fee. Associate membership requires only interest and the same $20 fee. Couples can join for $30. Visitors and guests are always welcome at any club event. Click the "Join Now" button to register.

Our Leaders

We are very grateful for our talented and dedicated Board Members and Officers. Their dedication to riding, adventure and camaraderie keep it fun for all of us!

President

Dave Barnett

Dave is a retired Merchant Mariner who started riding in the far distant past and shows no sign of stopping yet. The first motorcycle was a 1961 Matchless G12CSR to be followed by Triumph, Norton, AJS, BSA, Harley- Davidson, and then, finally, BMW in 1976 until the present.

Vice President

Mike McCrary

Mike is a GS-er and world traveler who enjoys riding and exploring anywhere and everywhere – USA, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Africa, Asia, Europe!

Secretary

Michelle Farrell

Michelle Farrell rides either a Triple Black BMW R1200GS or a BMW R1200RS. Adventure dirt riding is her first choice these days. MOA Getaways, GS Giant Rallys, BDRs, and Off-Road Training just for fun.

Treasurer

Meryl Stoller

Meryl is an avid dual-sport and adventure tourer who rides an R1200GS.

Webmasters

David Barnett
Michael McCrary