BMR Streaming Biker Flicks.

With the current state of planet earth, with most lives being disrupted in one fashion or another....
**BMR will stream a new biker flick every day(ish) for your viewing pleasure. Feel free to share with your biking buddies, we've got the infrastructure to support this.


Huge shout-out to Dean Tanji who gave thumbs up to BMR streaming great flick to BMR participants and their friends. This is really cool stuff and be sure to give Dean a shout-out of thanks on the comment section of our streaming page. Even better, you'll see a link on how to get your own personal copy of Hard Miles II.


Elctra Glide
Thanks to Jack Weston's suggestion, Electra Glide In Blue Will Be next Up (Likely March 24)! On the streaming page. Let us know your suggestion for an upcoming movie, BMR has a relatively substantial library of biker flicks and we'll try to accommodate.

Communicating with BMR ..and the numbers.

We're coming up on the midpoint of BMR2020.
*The numbers are beyond belief. Well over 15,000 submissions from riders. That does not include duplicates (which we regularly purge) nor does it include Personal Pics. Amazing.

When realizing that this event is scored in near real-time, it's hard to imagine how it happens. Well there are a great group of people who selflessly contribute their time and skills to help you enjoy time on your bike. Of course I am talking about the scoring team. They are golden in all ways, and like all of us, not always entirely perfect.

We have loosened up on how we allow public comments from riders, scorers and fans in the bleachers. Doing so has proven a useful tool as we coach riders and get feedback. But it is VERY IMPORTANT TO REALIZE how to best communicate with this event.
**If you have a submission that you feel deserves another look. Don't send a one-off note to your buddy on the BMR staff. Don't use the comment section. And, don't use the "complaint" option on the contact form. INSTEAD, use the CHALLENGE option. When you do this, the note instantly goes to aprox 12people, including every member of the scoring team. (vs when you send a complaint, RJ reviews these a couple times a week, we prioritize scoring challenges above all else).

We don't get many challenges (not like the old days!). But, when we do, we take them very seriously and there is a solid methodology in place to review with multiple people on the scoring team. Don't be shy to challenge if you feel something should have another look.
Also, if you want a full audit of ALL of your submission, we'll do that for you, but please know this is usually not a good idea. Audit your own submissions first, you're likely to find a few greens that potentially could be red ...more so than the other way around.
Yours truly is shocked at the activity we've seen this weekend from riders. Seems social distancing via motorcycle is a popular thing to do. This event is fortunate, by design we don't bring people together in a physical sense. The wonderful people scoring your submissions are scattered around the country and most of our bonuses can be earned without close interaction with others. Also, no bonus in BMR is mandatory so you can easily pick and choose what is best for you, including to stay home.
This week's big Salton Sea Bonus (RJ321) sponsored by John Gretzinger was very popular. I guess it takes a health crises to drive people from their crowded environments out to baron places like the eastern side of the Salton Sea.
Above BMR favorite Jack Weston has a 6foot distance reminder with his placard while earning RJ321. Nothing beats fun like this. While intentions were good, there was scoring drama on this shot but in the end, common sense prevailed. Big thanks to John Gretzinger for sponsoring this bonus. Many riders got away from civilization to soak in the isolation of this harsh landscape. Hope you all washed your bikes, Salton Sea environment causes rust that will eat through a typical gas tank in about 6 hours!! :-)

Be Mindful

  • We'll say it again. Make prudent decisions that are best for you, your family and your community. This varies for all of us based on many factors. We trust and back whatever you do. Your track record of safe decision making has earned you this freedom.

  • Dog deserves a break?. Reportedly dogs are getting 240% longer walks than typical, listen to your pet.

  • Don't be shy to post up PP submissions of nice things. We all are happy when we have the opportunity to smile. When you see an act of kindness, a beautiful sunset, a good looking motorcycle ..or something funny: Take a picture and share the smile with us. Please don't forward others pictures or memes, make it original from the lens of your phone.

RJ Bonuses on the horizon:

2020.03.28 / RJ328 / 11:00 to 12:00 / Sponsor = #100 Liz Connors / Points=26.5

When you see this bike across the street from the Smokin' Oak ...you'll know you're at the right place for RJ328

The Smokin' Oak

501 Columbia Street

Vancouver WA 98660 USA

  • NOTE Change: Bonus has moved to loading zone DIRECTLY across the street. Liz's beautiful bike can't be missed.
  • The Smokin' Oak will (most likely) be closed. Ditto on other services.
    Be sure to plan accordingly with your bag lunch, cash and groovy attitude. Forget the points, time with Liz and seeing her bike is more valuable. Elbow-bump or hug, ...your choice Liz is offering either -and of course you do get great points.
  • 2020.04.04 / RJ404 / 11:00 to 12:00 / Sponsor = Marc Beaulac or his double.
    1605 Central Ave NE; Albuquerque NM USA (Details coming)
  • 2020.04.05 / RJ405 / Maryland USA Sponsor = Nancy Oswald (Details coming)
  • 2020.05.09 / RJ509 / Sponsor = 470.Judi.Ashlock
    10:00 - 11:00 RenoTime
    Smokin' Aces BBQ & Steakhouse 2509 N Park Rd Plant City Florida USA (Details Coming)
  • 2020.05.16 / RJ516 / -Sponsor = Bob Rippy
    Kansas City MO (Details coming)
  • 2020.05.?? / RJ5 / -Sponsor = Steve Schwarz
  • 2020.05.02 / RJ502 / -Sponsor = Nancy Oswald
    College City TX (Details coming)
  • 2020.05.22 / RJ522 /
    Minden NV

New Bonus Listing Coming.

Many folks have time on their hands to scout out new bonuses, and at BMR HQ we want nothing more than to give you an activity to keep you busy. Be prepared for a new theme to be released in the coming days. In the spirit of community, it will be available to CA riders too.

BMR 2020 Banquet


BMR 2020 Banquet will be in Minden Nevada. We feel fortunate that we're able to return to our roots -and the location of the first three BMR banquets (2012, 2013, 2014). We had other locations on the short list, including Grand Junction CO, but the stars lined up for us to return to Minden.

We opened soft registration for testing a week ago, and already we have riders from the east coast and other locations registered. We're excited to be returning to Minden and the Carson Valley Inn, it's a great location and very popular in past years. You want to make this banquet if at all possible. And don't delay, as our block of rooms will most certainly get filled and it's first come first serve. Any questions, reach out to RenoJohn.

AMA Hall Of Fame, ..just one of the many accomplishments on the resume of our guest speaker at BMR 2020 banquet.


Mary McGee Will Be Speaking At BMR Banquet 2020!

FANTASTIC Video by our own # ★☼68.Walt.Fulton!

Click Image below to view the video that Walt and SENA put together.
...and a reminder, if you haven't taken a StreetMasters course, you're really cheating yourself out of a brilliant opportunity.

Redundant Things Of Interest Below

Have you signed up for a STREETMASTERS course yet? Don't be dumb, this is a great way to improve your skills hence improve your enjoyment of moto-bike fun.
Walt and Nancy are best friends of BMR and many BMR riders have participated in their awesome course. Also, stay tuned for STREETMASTERS/BMR event/bonus later in the rally.

Missouri Rally

June 5 @ 5:00 am - June 6 @ 6:00 pm
The NIITWIT group is launching yet another rally for your enjoyment. The Missouri Rally will begin and end in, you guessed it, Missouri! Centrally located approximately a one day ride from either Salt Lake City or the Atlantic seaboard, this 37 hour rally offers the great plains, Ozark mountains, national forests, slabs and backroads. The inaugural theme will be Insurrection and will feature civil war sites with a playing field ranging from Minnesota to Mississippi and Colorado to Pennsylvania. The Missouri Rally is intended to be a fun rally for the first time rally rider (we’re trying to be a gateway drug), as well as a tough routing exercise that will challenge veteran riders.
The rally dates are June 5-6, 2020. Registration is open soon on Ride Master. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email Bob Bowman at missourirally@gmail.com.

**YES BMR veteran and good guy #002 MOBOB BOWMAN is putting on a great rally this summer and it promises to be a grand time. If you live between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean and you're not signed up for this you are retarded. Please add this to your summer riding schedule, don't be on the sidelines.

Activity Report is a good place to see action between any time window you want. Buttons in place for some obvious ones, but you can set any window you want in the URL.

Another Year of Great Folks! See some of your peers!

There will be much more to report in the coming days, as the first three day rally takes shape, and we take inventory of how riders are attacking the various themes. Topic for next newsletter will include: In BMR Bonus Submission, when do you want your motorcycle between you and the bonus. The answer is rarely, and we'll talk about why this is.

Please note that all past and present newsletters are available on the BMR website under the Groovy Tab


Do you see the light?

Focus on the rider. That is what we're doing this year as we create bonus themes and invest in the BMR infrastructure. We always try to improve what we have in place and slowly roll in new functionality. There are a lot of moving pieces to this event ...as we continually work to create a great event for riding enthusiasts -and this year we're particularly excited about the rally.

What you can expect in BMR2020:

  • HUGE bonus listing which will have thousands of destination bonuses. Likely the largest bonus listing in BMR history and considerably more than last year. The themes this year are inspiring, straight forward and fun.
  • Additionally, the "Gas & Tires" Theme is returning, and again it will compliment the weekly 3-day rallies that have become a popular part of BMR.
  • And of course the meat and potato staples that we all expect from BMR will be on the table as well.
  • 3,443 hours in length. Wow!, one of the longest BMRs ever! Start date = January 01; 2020
  • Camaraderie. Bonus listing and partnerships with other organizations will create great opportunities to share your moto-bike fun and enthusiasm. We will continue to bring riders together at a common place and time. If you have ideas, please raise your hand.

Behind the scenes (techy stuff we've invested in):

  • Improved bonus submission flow and architecture including new Exchange servers.
  • Improved architecture to comment and share submissions on the website. We anticipate this will help riders better share their fun -and to a certain extent even integrate to personal social media.
  • Improved newsletter email send architecture ...which should help newsletters make it to your inbox.
  • Improvements to the BMR smartphone apps. Justin Long continues to apply his skills and wonderful contributions to BMR and you'll be the recipient of some great enhancements to the apps. And a reminder, the apps can be nice tools, but as always they are not mandatory!, they are optional.

Action Items (yes YOU)

  • If you are a BMR2019 alumni, -You are already in the new system and ready to go.
    * Start by Paying and doing Registration
    * Meanwhile, you are ready to post and play with the new apps and new site. Please don't be shy to do so, in fact if you want to play before you pay/register, feel free to do so.
    * Let us know if you have any issues with the new apps etc.

  • NOTE!! Your app login is your BMR key YOUR PIN IS NO LONGER REQUIRED!
  • KEEP YOUR UNIQUE KEY IN A SAFE BUT ACCESSIBLE PLACE!!! You never know when you may need it!!
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  • If you were not a part of BMR2020 -We need to get you set-up in the system.
    * Start with payment and registration.
    * We will contact you with next steps after we receive your payment and registration.
  • ALL: Please aggressively play with the smartphone app and test play repeatedly. We want/need lots of testing to filter any any potential glitches. Thank you for the hundreds of pics of your ugly cat, keyboard and shag carpet, we don't care how uninspiring your pictures are, just send them!!


  • November15(ish) Registration opens. To help avoid bottlenecks, discounts for early sign-ups.
  • December 15(ish) Initial bonus listing released.
  • December 28(ish) Placards released
  • January 01 00:00 Start of BMR2020
  • May 23 12:00 (noon) RenoTime end BMR2020
  • May 23 BMR2020 Finisher Banquet; Location TBD
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