MAX BMW Off-Road School
Sep
20
to Sep 21

MAX BMW Off-Road School

MAX BMW Motorcycles is proud to offer Off-Road Performance School at Hunter Mountain Resort. Located in the heart of the Catskills, Hunter is the perfect venue for this program. It features great terrain and riding areas created just for this school, a first-class hotel and spa and is easily accessible from everywhere in the northeast.

Riding your own dual sport BMW our two-day program is designed to maximize every rider's ability on dirt, gravel or other non-paved surfaces. Bill Conger, Max Stratton and Ben Stratton (all graduates of the BMW Motorrad Off-Road Academy in Germany) will be instructors for these schools.

Each day includes a full day of riding instruction. Riding includes drills on dirt, gravel, water and grass and excursions up and around Hunter Mountain and the surrounding area.

LEVEL 1 COURSE

In this course, we will start with basic items such as proper riding position and work through a progression of skills exercises to help you become more confident on your bike on different surfaces. We will cover advanced topics such as how to climb and descend steep hills, riding over obstacles, and recovery techniques for large bikes.

Riders also will be able to put their newfound skills to use on a dual sport ride with the instructors. Riders are required to wear FULL protective gear including helmets, gloves, riding jacket, riding pants and boots that protect the ankles. Knobby tires are a must. This course is intended for intermediate to advanced road riders, but you do not need to have any prior dirt-riding or off-road experience.

In order to provide a personalized level of attention, class sizes are limited. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and reserve your spot early as our previous events have sold out.

LEVEL 1 COURSE Details:

What: MAX BMW Level 1 Off-Road Performance School, featuring professional instruction. Two-day program.

Where: Hunter Mountain Resort, Hunter, NY

When: September 20 to 21

Cost: $595
(includes two days of instruction, lunch both days)

Accommodations: Riders are responsible for their own lodging. We recommend
the Kaatskill Mountain Club at Hunter Mountain. Check them out at Kaatskillmtnclub.com.

Other information: Riders must bring their own bike and full protective gear. Knobby tires required

Online Registration: msreg.com/MAXBMWOffRoad

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Wheels in the Field
Oct
4
to Oct 6

Wheels in the Field

Team MAX is excited for the second year of Wheels in the Field an Oktoberfest German gear head gathering of BMW Motorcycles the weekend of October in the Town of Chester, Vermont.

*THIS IS A BMW ONLY EVENT.  ALL CC BIKES WILL BE WELCOME (310 all the way up to 1200), BUT THEY MUST BE BMW.*

On Saturday, an organized BMW only Dual Sport ride will take place, along with a Scottish Trials event held at The Pinnacle on the Town of Chester property.  The Dual Sport ride will be lead by Team MAX members and will wind through the peak foliage of southern Vermont.  This lead ride is open to BMW GS-type bikes.

A Rider's Meeting for the day will take place at 8:30 AM The organized ride will leave promptly at 9:00 AM and return to the pinnacle. 

After an afternoon break, the skills portion and Hill Climb, referred to as the Scottish Trials will take place.  This is a timed event with a variety of tests to challenge the BMW Dual Sport rider with a scenic loop through the Town Forest. 

In addition to the motorcycle events of the weekend, a car show hosted by the local Porsche club will also take place on the Town green throughout Saturday.

To wrap up the day on Saturday, an awards dinner will be held at 6:00 PM at the American Legion.  This Oktoberfest themed celebration of the day’s events will be open to participants and spectators. Cost of the dual sport ride, Scottish Trials, including dinner is $40.00.  Dinner only tickets are available for $25.00 for spectators and guests.

Camping for the weekend will be available at the American Legion field.  Fire pits and wood will be provided by the town.  Alternatively, there are plenty of options for lodging either on-site in the surrounding area.  Heritage Deli & Bakery will be offering for purchase breakfast items such as egg sandwiches, and coffee at the camping area at the American Legion both Saturday and Sunday morning.

There will be additional lodging and camping options this year with showers - details to be released soon.

There are plenty of options for dining either on-site or throughout the Town of Chester, VT.

Business throughout town will be offering specials and discounts to participants of this weekend.

Sandri Sunoco in Chester, VT has ethanol-free gasoline and will be offering gift bags to motorcycle participants.

*THIS IS A BMW ONLY EVENT.  ALL CC BIKES WILL BE WELCOME (310 all the way up to 1200), BUT THEY MUST BE BMW.*

Registration is open now:

http://msreg.com/WITF2019

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MAX BMW Track Day at Lime Rock Park
Sep
6
8:00 AM08:00

MAX BMW Track Day at Lime Rock Park

MAX BMW is excited to partner with Lime Rock Park for a Track Day September 6, 2019.

This event is open to all BMW Motorcycles ONLY. Beginner and Advanced Riders.

Open track time is an excellent way for you to fine-tune your track skills or experience it for the first time.

Staff will be on hand to answer questions and perform lead/follow for beginners.

GROUPS:
There will be two groups for the day:

ADVANCED GROUP: For advanced riders or racers who have done many track days/competitive events.

BEGINNER GROUP: For beginner track day riders who are new to a track environment or have only done a couple of track days. Very limited passing.

When registering, please select the group that best describes your track experience.

REQUIRMENTS:
If these requirements are not met, you will not be permitted to participate in this Track Day. All requirements must be addressed BEFORE the Track Day.

Suit - You need a full-coverage protective riding suit. The suit can be a one-piece suit or two-pieces that zip together.

Feet – You must have boots that cover your ankles

Hands – Look for hard material on the knuckles and fingers to protect you in falls where your hand grinds against the pavement. Choose gloves with a generous gauntlet and a strap that encircles the wrist

Head – Properly fitted helmet

Insurance- Must present a valid medical insurance card

Mufflers required >88dBA limit
50% tire tread remaining
50% brake pads remaining
The throttle must operate smoothly with no binding or sticking. Open the throttle 100% and release it. The grip must return fully to the original position without sticking.
Properly adjusted chain
No fluid leaks (safety wire and coolant drain are NOT required)
Brake light deactivated
All motorcycles must pass a technical inspection before riding. If your bike fails technical inspection you cannot ride it on the track until the failure is corrected. Please make sure that your bike will pass a technical inspection before arriving at the track.

Register today and reserve your spot for an epic day of riding.

msreg.com/maxbmwlimerock

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Burke Mountain Hill Climb II
Aug
17
to Aug 18

Burke Mountain Hill Climb II

Join us for the Burke II Hillclimb on Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th

These events operate in a "you against the clock" format and there is no wheel to wheel racing.

Cars and motorcycles line up individually and wait their turn to challenge the paved mountain road to the summit.

At the start line, competitors stage until the course marshal's signal to launch. It's a major thrill to accelerate within your personal limits and the limits of your machine knowing that the road is completely closed, just for you.

Team MAX has been participating in these events for the past ten years at Burke and Okemo mountains. They are organized by the New England Hillclimb Association and the Killington Sports Car Club.

Find out more here: https://www.hillclimb.org/

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Burke Mountain Hill Climb
Aug
3
to Aug 4

Burke Mountain Hill Climb

Join us for the Burke I Hillclimb on Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th

These events operate in a "you against the clock" format and there is no wheel to wheel racing.

Cars and motorcycles line up individually and wait their turn to challenge the paved mountain road to the summit.

At the start line, competitors stage until the course marshal's signal to launch. It's a major thrill to accelerate within your personal limits and the limits of your machine knowing that the road is completely closed, just for you.

Team MAX has been participating in these events for the past ten years at Burke and Okemo mountains. They are organized by the New England Hillclimb Association and the Killington Sports Car Club.

Find out more here: https://www.hillclimb.org/

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Jun
29
9:00 AM09:00

Mixed Surface Scrambler Ride

Join us for a Mixed Surface Scrambler Ride through Litchfield County on Saturday, June 29th.

This approximately 80-mile tour winds through New Milford, Kent, Washington, Roxbury, Sharon, and more, over dirt, gravel, and paved roads.

We will be sending out a GPX file the week of the ride for all participants.

We will leave the Brookfield, CT Store promptly at 9:30am. And return to the store around 12:30/1:00pm.

Knobby tires are not required for this ride, but are highly recommended.

To reserve your spot, please email Kerri at kerri@maxbmw.com.

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