BMW Motorcycle Club of Colorado

About the BMW Motorcycle Club of Colorado

The BMW motorcycle Club of Colorado was born of a passion for BMW motorcycles. We're dedicated riding, adventure and camaraderie. Come join us for dinner, riding or some social time with other members and an interesting speaker.

Our Leaders

We are very grateful for our talented and dedicated Board Members and Officers. Their dedication to riding, adventure and camaraderie keep it fun for all of us!

President

Scott Harding
(303) 332-9355
[email protected]

Originally from North Carolina, I’ve been a resident of Colorado since the late 70’s, with no plans to ever leave! I was introduced to motorcycling as a kid, starting on a Honda Mini Trail 50. I’ve ridden dirt bikes, enduros, sport bikes…and BMWs for the past 5 years. (2018 R1200GS Rallye and 2019 R1200 RT) I love people, music,  and riding in this amazing part of the Western US.

Secretary

Matt Kucharski

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Moved to Colorado In 1993. Currently, retired living in Westminster, Co.
joined the BMW club a couple of years back after stalking them and finally
joining some rides. After owning a number of bikes, I settled on the BMW GS – it suits my ride style, its comfortable and my BMW friends like it.

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Treasurer

John Murakami

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John is originally from Hawaii and has been living in Colorado since 2005. He’s been a member of the club since 2011, after he got back into riding after a 20-year hiatus and purchased a 2004 R1150RT. The riding bug really bit him when he bought a GS and started riding off road. John has ridden many, many miles and days crisscrossing the country and going down south over the border to Mexico six times.

Through the club and riding, he’s made numerous everlasting friendships and great memories along the way. His favorite quote is one by his friend; Goodwill, friendship, and riding does not stop at the border.

Currently, John has five bikes in his stable, the R1150RT, R1200RT, R1200GSA, Honda Nighthawk 650 and the Yamaha WR250R.

 

Top Of the Rockies Rallymaster

Norm Wright

(303) 478-8203
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Norm a retired lawyer, lives in Summit County and has been a Club Member for several years and a Ride Leader for the last two years.  He is active in the BMW MOA and rides his BMW 2009 R 1200 R or Triumph T120 to rallies near and far.

Norm Wright

Membership Chair

Steve Horst

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Steve has been a member of several organized motorcycle clubs for over 30 years, and is most excited about this motorcycle club! Of course it makes sense that he is our 2023 membership chair of the BMW Motorcycle Club of Colorado. Please join us!  The best MC club of America.

The only qualification of joining us, is that you love motorcycles and enjoy being with others that enjoy this sport too!

If you need to reach Steve, find him at [email protected]!

Scott Dunaway

Ride Coordinator

Scott Dunaway

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Scott learned to ride on a Yamaha DT100 Enduro using it as a work commuter as a teenager. He passed on his love for motorcycles to his kids who started riding on a beat up little Honda XR50 that left a trail of blue smoke wherever it went. In 2019, Scott moved from Michigan to Colorado and traded his R1200RT for a dual-sport GS to soak in all the joys of the twisty paved and gravel roads of the Rocky Mountains. He started doing ride coordination for the club in 2021 and has been growing the schedule to include rides that leave from Northern Colorado.

 

Safety Training Officer

Jared Canada

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Jared has long been obsessed with motorcycles. From the first cruise on a scooter when he was twelve up until now, riding has been an all-consuming passion. He has owned multiple bikes over the years, and will likely continue to buy, sell, and trade his way into something else. In addition to being an MSF rider coach, Jared's focus is training for competitive skills challenges (think slow-speed police maneuvers), and learning new tactics for staying safe on the street. Due to his training, practice, and safety interests, Jared has been asked to helm the newly minted Safety/Training Officer for the club. Exciting times ahead! You can find him riding with the club into the mountains most Saturdays, or turning circles in a parking lot on Sundays.

 

Canada Profile
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In the Wind, Newsletter Editor

Colin Shreffler

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Colin welcomes pictures, news stories and articles for the Newsletter, send via E-mail.

Originally from Pennsylvania, I've called Colorado home since 1997. I spent a lot of time on the back of my Dad's motorcycle as a kid and experienced my first real moto camping adventure at the age of 10 when we took a week long 1,600 mile round trip to Canada. I've owned a Suzuki, 2 Triumph Tigers and now ride my 3rd BMW GS (1250 Rallye) which is the perfect bike for me. I completed the Rawhyde Off Road Riding Course in 2022 and now seek out dirt roads everywhere I go. I love family & friends, learning, teaching, photography, camping, shooting sports and generally anything outdoors.

Social Chair

Frank Koppala

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I was born in Denver, moved to Los Angeles, CA when I was four, lived my entire life there until I moved to Colorado in March of 2017. I have been riding since 2007 and own two motorcycles. A Harley Davidson Heritage Softail, and a BMW R1200 GS Adventure. I joined the Club almost almost three years ago, and love the comradery and the rides and have come to know many great people whom I am now proud to call close friends. I have played competitive tennis most of my adult life, and still do. I also enjoy skiing and hiking, and summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2015. I also played French Horn in the L.A. Lawyers Philharmonic Orchestra, from 2009 through 2017, until I moved to Colorado. I am excited and honored to serve on the Board, and hope to contribute in a small but meaningful way to the BMW Club and all of it's members

Frank Koppala
David Micklo

Pass Bagger

David Micklo
(412) 600-1153
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David’s BUCKET LIST is the size of 55 gallon oil drum… and it’s overflowing! However, there is ALWAYS room for “one more” adventurous idea. So just give him a call if you ever need a partner in crime.

At the age of 16, I had my first motorcycle delivered to my house… because I didn’t yet know how to ride. Boy were my parents upset to see a brand new 1986 red, white and blue Honda Intercepter 500 being offloaded in front of my house. It took me several years of cutting grass, stocking shelves and working construction to make that happen. But they said, “You buy it, you can have it.”

Originally from Pittsburgh, moved around a lot after nearly 3 decades in the military, finally settled in Colorado for life.

Camping/hoteling, long distance/short distance, it doesn’t matter, I’m game. Looking forward to helping out the club and all the members as much as possible.

Ride Book Editor

Steve Smith

970-213-9123
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At 45 my 12 year old son wanted to learn to ride dirt bikes, so the quads were sold and Honda motorcycles were purchased. The first few years were squirrely, as we learned new skills while riding mostly single-track. Honda, Susuki, Kawasaki, KTM, Beta, Huquavarna have all called the garage home. In 2014 a F800gs caught my eye and the exciting world of adventure riding began. Exploring new places, routes, and making friends in Western US, Mexico, and Canada, what's better than that! Currently riding a Honda Africa Twin and an Aprilia Tuareg 660.

Steve Smith
Mike Szabo

Trustee

Mike Szabo
(303) 908-1760

Mike's first motorcycle was a Benelli Buzzer mini bike that he and his brother purchased from JC Pennys and has been hooked ever since. Mike enjoys all types of riding and has completed several Iron Butt Rides, the longest was the Bun Burner Gold; which is 1,500 miles in less than 24 hours.

Trustee

Carl Thomte
303-753-6652
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Carl is a lifetime resident of Denver and began riding on a Bonanza mini bike at the age of eleven. Since then he has owned thirty five motorcycles, ridden in fifty states and eleven provinces and logged over 700k miles. Carl is a past president and has led hundreds of club rides in sixteen years with the BMWMCC.

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