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Dust Bowl Beemers

BMW Motorcycle Riders Group

Dust Bowl Beemers Motorcycle Club

The Dust Bowl Beemers is an informal group of enthusiastic BMW owners and riders founded in 1984 all nd located in Lubbock, Texas. We are charter members of the BMW Motorcycle Owners Association (BMW MOA #170) with members owning new and old BMWs, as well as other brands of motorcycles. We are an informal group with no rules, no dues, no by-laws and we welcome all motorcycle riders.

Weather permitting we have club events and rallies every month as well as some spontaneous breakfast and other rides from time to time. We have an informal breakfast, followed by coffee and donuts, every Saturday morning and a dinner/business meeting once a month. If you ride motorcycles, we would like to meet you. Come to one of our events listed on this website and introduce yourself… Don’t be bashful!

Meetings and Gatherings

Business Meeting – 2nd Thursday of each month at the Red Zone Cafe, 34th & Slide Road (3602 Slide Road) at 7:00 pm. No matter what type of motorcycle you ride, all motorcycle riders are welcome.

Breakfast – Saturdays at The Red Zone Cafe on Slide Road at 8:00 am

Coffee and Donuts – Saturday mornings at Family Power Sports, West Loop 289 at 9:00 am

Lunch – Wednesdays 11:00 am at one of the following (Check the Dust Bowl Beemers Google Group each week):


  • MamaRita’s Mexican Food, 6602 Slide Rd.
  • Bigham’s BBQ, 4302 19th St,
  • Rudy’s BBQ, 4930 S Loop 289

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Ride Reports



Michael Brown – The Story of 2021

Michael Brown – The Story of 2021

Beautiful Morning (January 7) Even at 20 degrees. Game on!      Frozen Windshield (January 8) Well, I needed de-icing on the way to work this morning. Clear and dry when I left home.      Ride Home (January 20) Upon Upe’s advice , I took...

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Event Calendar

John Summers – Events 2021, Jul to Dec

John Summers – Events 2021, Jul to Dec

Thurs, July 15 – Sun, July 18 – Paonia Rally, officially, the 49th Annual Top ‘o the Rockies BMW Rally. Don’t know if this occurred or not last year. There used to be several of us go to this each year, but not so many recently.  The riding in the area is great and the camping area in the City park is very good with all the trees. Don’t know about the cost.

Fri, Aug 20 – Sun, Aug 22 – Cloudcroft Weekend!  This is the 14th or 15th year of this outing in Cloudcroft.  There are usually 8 to 10 of us go from here, plus 3 or 4 from the Midland area. Janice and I were the only ones to go last year; so it did happen. The riding is limited, but the visiting and camaraderie is expansive.  It usually rains in the afternoon, so bring your rain suit.  We have a set of rooms set aside at the Dusty Boots Motel (nee, the Aspen Motel – the phone number is the same).  Several of us will go over on Thurs, the 19th.

Thurs, Aug 19 – Sun, Aug 22 – 23rd Annual Bear Tooth Pass Rendezvous in Red Lodge, Montana.
Several DBBers usually go to this.  It is almost always in conflict with our Cloudcroft weekend.

Fri, Sept 10 – Sun, Sept 12 – Sipapu Weekend!  It is always the weekend after Labor Day. The only ones who were there last year were most of the Lubbock contingent.   There are several of us who are members of the DBB and the LOEBMWR.  Some of us go over on Tues after Labor Day, some on Weds, some on…. well, you get the idea.  It is always a great weekend! The riding in the area is wonderful! $45.00 per person if you register before Aug. 19; $50 after that and at the gate.

Thurs, Sept 16 – Sun, Sept 19 – The Big Bash in Ruidoso; officially, 53rd Anniversary Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally.  There were 20,000 or so in attendance for the 50th Anniversary event, I don’t know now.  New owners for this and the spring Aspen Cash, I have read.  Ruidoso Downs race track.

Fri, Oct 15 – Sun, Oct 17 – The last couple of years we have gone to Alpine, Tx, in the month of Oct, just in case the weather is bad in Dec.

Fri, Oct 22 – Sun, Oct 24 – A BMW Getaway Weekend in Kerrville at the YO Ranch Resort.  I have not been to one of these, so I don’t know what all goes on.  I know the YO Resort is not a Ray Randolph type of motel, so it won’t be cheap. $99.

Fri, Nov 5??? – Sun, Nov 7??? – 51st South Central BMW Owners Reunion.  Again at Lake Fayette, just outside Fayetteville, TX.  Johnny Williams can fill you in on the details if you are interested. The website has not been updated since 2019, so the date is uncertain.

Fri, Dec 3 – Sun, Dec 5 – Christmas Parade Weekend in Fredricksburg, Tx.  The last time Janice D and I went to this was 4 or 5 years ago. We didn’t stay for the parade; it has gotten too long.  They have brought back the shopper tents in the Market Platz and have done away with the ice skating rink. Don’t know if this event happened last year or not.

Fri, Dec 3 – Sun, Dec 5 – Or, an alternative weekend in Alpine if weather interferes with the October date.

Fri, Dec 10 – Sun, Dec12 – Or, if the weather is bad, we could try this weekend.

Thurs, Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve Party????

???  Date uncertain, at this time.


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