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Free Gift Certificate for Hunt’s Lodge Motorcycle Campground and Cabins

A door prize that was given away at the 2017 Award Banquet has become available for club members.

The winner does not have time to get there this year.


It is a Give Certificate from the Hunt’s Lodge Motorcycle Campgrounds and Cabins.


Certificate expires February 11, 2017


Peggy and I stayed there last year and can speak very highly of the owner and facilities.


The gift certificate has a value of $110.00; this should be a two night’s stay in a cabin.


The lodge is just south of Telco Plains, Tn.


Please call to for reservations, and availability.


Hunt’s Lodge Motorcycle Campground – Home



If anyone is interested please contact me.

Wayne Garrison


Thanks for Paynetown

I want to thank everyone who attended this years spring Paynetown campout.

And a big thanks to Peggy who provided great dry weather, if the weather is bad I get the credit.

We had a couple of ride in visitors to set around and hang out with us.

Looking forward to next year.


2017 MOA Rally attendees

It’s never too late to get your name on the list if you are coming to the MOA national in Salt Lake this year.

I will have to send in a tent count, and I don’t want us to be short on space. If you know you are coming please let me know.

Go to the web site and on the right under rides click on moa attendees and sign in.

Any questions please let me know.


Get your ducks in a row for May.

Get your ducks in a row for May.

See club web site calendar for details

May 5 – 7 Georgia Mtn. Rally


May 5 – 7 The Original Mini- Rally, only 200 miles north.

May 12 – 14 Paynetown Spring Campout

If you plan to attend please sign up on web site.

May 18 – 21 European Riders Rally

This year it is a 4 day event, we have been the largest club attending for the past 7 years.

May 26 – 29 Cass Rally

A Long Time Club Member Passes

We have lost a long time member of the BMW Motorcycle Club of Indianapolis.

Robert Edward Bender of Zionsville, Indiana, passed away April 13, 2017. He had spent the past ten winters in Bonita Springs, Florida. A Celebration of Life will take place Monday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m. with visitation two hours prior at New Hope Christian Church, 5780 South Main Street, Whitestown, Indiana. Born in 1937 to the late Robert and Dorothy Bender of Zionsville, Indiana, he graduated from Pike Township High School and attended Indiana University. He owned and operated Bender’s Shell Service for almost fifty years in Indianapolis. He is survived by his daughters Jayne (John) Shubat and Karen (Lon) Richmond, and son Brian (Rosa) Bender, five grandchildren, Nick (Laura) Worley, Bryce Worley, Alexandra Shubat, Brandon Bender, and Cassandra Bender, and five great-grandchildren, and his wife of almost sixty-one years, Delores Ann Summers Bender. Bob was never happier than when he was behind the handlebars of a motorcycle, mowing the yard, talking with friends, houseboating on Dale Hollow Lake in Tennessee, or visiting with family.  He was always thinking about his next adventure.


My personal note, Bob always had a smile on his face and a kind word to share, he will be missed.

Euro Rally Information from the Nashville BMW Club

Dear Motorcycle Riding Enthusiast,

It’s time for an update on The BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville’s European Riders Rally coming up May 18-21.

Important Dates if you haven’t yet registered:

April 30 is the last day to early register online at special low prices.
May 14 is the last day to register online at regular prices.
We have been hard at work and wanted to share with you just a few of the things to expect at this years rally.
Thursday registration opens at noon.  Check in and get your wristband, information packet, and door prize tickets.  Take a minute to say hello to old friends and be welcomed to the rally.  Explore the site, get a coffee or lemonade and see what’s on the door prize tables.  You’ll want to set up camp, park your camper, or settle into one of the areas comfortable lodging facilities.  Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before heading back to the pavilion for a bonfire and music, or choose to watch a movie with popcorn in the Ag Center.

Planning on coming in on Friday?  That’s great!  Registration will open at 8am.  Make sure to be there by 11am to participate in the guided Poker Run Ride.  We’ll travel some of the prettiest roads in the area, including a stop at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort for lunch (on your own dime).  Along the way you’ll have opportunities to draw cards to make the best 5-card stud hand you can.  The best hand at the end of the ride will win a fabulous prize.  At 4pm our Board of Directors invites all other club’s board members, members, or interested parties to an open roundtable discussion to share ideas and gather information from each other. 

Saturday the day starts with an all-you-care-to-eat pancake breakfast hosted by the Burkseville order of the Eastern Star (a $5 ticket can be purchased at the door). Get your morning stretch on with a professionally taught “Yoga for the Motorcyclist” class.  Leave your lycra and mat at home, but come prepared to learn how a few stretches and strength building exercises can make your day in the saddle much more enjoyable.  Choose to join one of the guided street or dual-sport rides, or explore the area on your own.  Be sure to check our website for the gpx files.  Our good friends and sponsor, Bloodworth Motorcycles, will provide a tasty lunch and host a seminar later in the afternoon.  Other presentations include trips to Peru and Ecuador (times TBA).  Want to test your skills in Motorcycle Games?  It’s all fun, and the winners will be recognized at the closing ceremony.  Come to dinner hungry for one of the best grilled steak or chicken dinners ever, and don’t forget to try the bourbon-mushroom sauce.  The evening will conclude with closing ceremonies and live entertainment.  And, of course, sharing stories around the bonfires with old and new friends.

Interested?  We hope you are.  Please visit to register and keep up with changes and additions to the ERR.

We may not be the biggest rally you attend this year, but we want to be your favorite.

See you in Burkseville,

Rod McDonald and Cindy Duncanson
Rally Chairs
BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville
We Love to Ride!