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Santa Barbara BMW Riders

All Bike Brands are welcome to be members and go on rides

Who Are We?

The Santa Barbara BMW Riding Club was formed in the early 80’s to formalize friendship and the passion for riding. Today we still hold these values. We hold monthly meetings, where we discuss all aspects of riding. We hold a summer picnic and holiday party to bring everyone together, including the entire family and friends. 

Our rides range from single-person rides to larger group rides. If you fill out our Contact form, you can join our Email thread and be able to send and receive emails from about 120 riders. We hope you explore the many curated rides we have posted for you to enjoy and hope to see you at a monthly meeting or ride.

Rides from Santa Barbara

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How to join the club

Like BMW motorcycles.

Applicants must own or aspire to own a BMW motorcycle. If you are a past BMW owner and a member of the club, you are grand-fathered into the club and are welcome to continue riding with your club friends eith your current bike.

Benefits of Membership.

1) You can attend all club events.
2) You have access to club members, many of whom are experts on their bikes and are very helpful.
3) You have the option of receiving the monthly newsletter via mail.

Attend events.

You must attend 3 events, as a guest, before applying for membership. Events include monthly meetings, rides, special events, etc.


4) You will receive the monthly newsletter via Emails.
5) You will be placed on the Email list to receive all club announcement for rides, events, and other issues related to riding or supporting each other.

Do a bit of paperwork.

Complete the membership application and pay an annual fee of $30.00. If you apply after July 1st, your fee is reduced to $15.00. Family membership is $35 per year.

...and finally.

6) You will have a Member Profile on the web site, where other club members can learn more about you and have quick contact information for you.
7) You will be a part of a family of friends and riders that meet for the love of riding and...eating :-)
8) Being a part of the community is good for your health.
women riders
Some of our women riders enjoying the summer picnic

There is always something going on.

Whether it's a ride to Big Sur for lunch or a day of wrenching at Martin's or a regular monthly meeting or a weekend camping out check in here for something to do. Or call a ride yourself!
Happy members. From long time locals to new arrivals from all over the SBBMW Riders are full of interesting people.
Tech Days. Every so often, well once or twice a year, the club has a Tech Day where members help members solve problems and lend a hand. And the odd spanner.
Years of experience riding safely. Besides keeping up with regular maintenance and wearing ATG ATT we encourage thinking about safety, both physical and mental.

Rides & Events

  • SB BMW Riders Summer BBQ 2024

    Guests Welcome
    Member Event

    The Annual Club BBQ is held in July and replaces the July monthly club meeting, normally held the 3rd Monday of each month. Club provides meats, sodas, water, condiments. Members provide potluck dishes and choice of other drinks.

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  • SB BMW Holiday Party 2024


    The Club will provide main entrees, soft drinks, water, decorations, etc. Members generously bring salads, side dishes, deserts and other beverages as they wish. If you want to participate in the white elephant gift exchange, bring a wrapped gift of $20-25 value.

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    I've been a member for over 20 years and have made life-long friendships and traveled to places I would have never visited.