January Club Meeting and Ride

posted Jan 12, 2017, 8:40 PM by Coastal Carolina BMW Riders Club ‎(CCBMW)‎

It looks like we are being given a break from the cold weather, so let's go riding. On Saturday (January 14th), we will hold our January club meeting/ride and have lunch at the Mad Boar Restaurant in Wallace (Google Map link).

Our ride will depart from the Buy & Go Exxon (located at 808 North College Rd, Google Map link) at 10:30 am. If you cannot join the ride, or prefer to ride alone, we should arrive at the Mad Boar around 11:30 am. 

The forecast for Saturday, while not as warm as Friday, will still be pretty nice. The forecast is partly cloudy, with temperatures around 50 at departure time and mid-day temperatures in the mid-50s.

I have posted a GPS file (GPX format) for the planned ride route for download (Download Link). The GPS file also includes options for our ride back home. The ride the Mad Boar will be 55 miles. Options for return routes range between 39 miles and 49 miles.

Come ride with us on Saturday. Until then, ride safely and ride far!

November 2016 Club Meeting and Ride

posted Nov 15, 2016, 7:54 PM by Coastal Carolina BMW Riders Club ‎(CCBMW)‎   [ updated Nov 15, 2016, 7:54 PM ]

It's time for an other club ride and meeting. This Saturday (November 19th) ,we will be heading back to the Duplin Winery Bistro in Rode Hill (GPS coordinates N34.83039 W78.02383) for lunch. We will launch at 10:00 AM from the Buy & Go Exxon located at 808 North College Road in Wilmington (GPS coordinates N34.26022 W77.87006). For anyone interested in joining the group ride, I have a 68-mile ride planned for us. The GPS file for the ride can be downloaded from here. If you prefer to ride alone, plan on meeting us at the Duplin Winery Bistro around 11:30 AM.

RSVPs are not required, but I would appreciate you letting me know if you plan to join us for the ride (so we can try to wait on you if you are running a little late) or if you plan to join us at the Duplin Winery for lunch (so we can save you a seat).

September 2016 Club Meeting

posted Sep 10, 2016, 8:01 AM by Coastal Carolina BMW Riders Club ‎(CCBMW)‎

This month, we will be visiting a new location -- Moe's Original BBQ. Moe's BBQ is located at 5818 Oleander Drive in Wilmington (GPS coordinate N34.20901° W77.84390°, Google Maps link). As usual, we will meet-and-eat around 6:30 p.m. Please come join us!

July 2016 Club MeetingUntitled Post

posted Jul 10, 2016, 8:02 AM by Coastal Carolina BMW Riders Club ‎(CCBMW)‎

This is to let you know that we are not going to hold a July club meeting. If you are like me, some of you are busy preparing to leave for the BMW MOA National Rally which starts on Thursday in Hamburg, NY. If you are traveling to the MOA Rally, do not forget to download the Das Rally 2016 app for your mobile phone (available for both Android and iOS).

Mark you calendars now for our next club meeting on Monday, August 8th, 6:30 pm, at the Smithfield's BBQ in Leland (Google Map link: (GPS Coordinates 34.217409, -78.018444).

June 2016 Club Meeting

posted Jun 7, 2016, 4:04 PM by Coastal Carolina BMW Riders Club ‎(CCBMW)‎

On Monday, June 13th, we will be holding our monthly club meeting at the Hops Supply Company at 5400 Oleander Drive in Wilmington. As is our custom, we will eat at 6:30 p.m. Hops Supply Company is located across the street from the Tidal Creek Market. The GPS coordinates are N34.207952 W77.860391, and here is the Google Maps Link ( If you are planning to join us, please send an RSVP, via email to, by Sunday, June 12th.

Come join us for some good food and conversation!

August Club Meeting

posted Aug 1, 2015, 8:28 AM by Coastal Carolina BMW Riders Club ‎(CCBMW)‎   [ updated Aug 1, 2015, 8:31 AM ]

Summer time means hot dogs. And What better local place to visit for hot dogs than Paul's Place Famous Hot Dogs?

With hot dogs as the theme, our next club meeting will be held at Paul's Place Famous Hot Dogs in Rocky Point. The festivities will start around 6:30 p.m. Paul's Place is located at the corner of Highway 117 and Highway 133, on the north side of Wilmington.

Come join us at Paul's Place and enjoy some of the are's best hot dogs!

July Club Meeting

posted Jun 28, 2015, 7:46 PM by Coastal Carolina BMW Riders Club ‎(CCBMW)‎   [ updated Jun 29, 2015, 6:45 AM ]

Our July club meeting will be held at the Halligan's Public House located at 3317 Masonboro Loop Road in Wilmington. This will be a great place for us to escape the summer heat for an hour or two. We will be meeting on Monday, July 13th, at 6:30 pm.

If you are planning to attend, please send me an RSVP via our Google+ event page (G+ event page link) or via email, so we can give the restaurant an idea on how folks to expect. 

June Club Meeting

posted Jun 1, 2015, 7:25 PM by Coastal Carolina BMW Riders Club ‎(CCBMW)‎

Our June meeting will be held next Monday (June 8th) at the Five Guys Burgers and Fries in the Mayfaire Shopping Center in Wilmington. Here is a Google Maps link:

As usual, we will eat around 6:30 p.m. Come early so you can "kick tires" with your fellow club members.

May 2015 Club Meeting

posted Apr 28, 2015, 7:31 PM by Coastal Carolina BMW Riders Club ‎(CCBMW)‎

We are moving up our normal monthly meeting to the first Monday (May 4th). We will be meeting at Mission BBQ, which is located at 351 S College Road in Wilmington, NC. If you are not familiar their location, you can use this Google Maps link. As usual, we will meet at 6:30 p.m. -- tire kicking and story telling will start as people arrive.

Also, let me remind our BMW MOA members about the 2015 mileage contest. If you have not submitted your starting form for this year's contest, bring the form to the club meeting for signing. All starting forms must be submitted (postmarked) by May 11th.

I hope you will have time to join us for some great food at Mission BBQ. Until then, ride safely and ride far!

February Club Meeting and Ride

posted Feb 6, 2015, 12:46 PM by Coastal Carolina BMW Riders Club ‎(CCBMW)‎

The weather for Sunday (February 8th) looks great -- temps in the low 60s and sunny! So let's ride and hold our February club meeting.

Our destination this month will be the Provision Company at Holden Beach (GPS coordinates N33.91746 W78.27025). (Sorry -- I'm on call for work and have to stay within one hour of Southport.) Here is a Google Maps link to the location of Provision Company (

I have not yet reached the folks at Provision Company to see if a reservation or group seating is possible. In case group seating can be arranged, please provide an RSVP by email if you are planning to attend.

For those interested, I have a back road ride planned. We will depart at 12:30 PM from the Waterford Exxon Station in Leland (GPS coordinates N34.21543 W78.01798) (Google Maps Link The ride is 43 miles and should take us just under an hour. GPS file links are posted below. For those not joining us for the ride, plan on meeting us at Provision Company around 1:20 to 1:30 PM. 

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