These are the people that have contributed to the club and helped to make it what it is today. The volunteers, staff, officers and trustees are helping to move the club into the future.

Treasurer and Trustee

I’ve loved motorbikes since I was an early teenager growing up in northern Ohio. I scrimped and saved until I could buy a Fox mini-bike at age 14. My heart was broken when it was stolen by a local kid who wanted it badly enough to take it from my garage. I bought a basket case 125cc Ducati in 1967 and managed to get it put together and running. I soon graduated to a 250 Scrambler that I loved. I took a break from motorcycling for several decades as a result of having three sons and never enough money to buy a bike.

I bought a K75 in 2002 and quickly found the Greater Cincinnati BMW Club (GCBMWC) and made many good friends there. I have and continue to learn a great deal about riding, bike maintenance and how to enjoy life from them as well as many others I have had the good fortune to meet. I soon graduated to an R1200C and then to a R1150RT. I became interested in older BMW’s and purchased an R90/6 with a Dnepr sidecar. It has been great fun to ride and work on. I am a member of the GCBMWC, the RA (where I am Treasurer), the MOA, Airheads Beemer Club and the AMA in addition to the Vintage Club.

I have been a CPA since 1973. Believe it or not, I actually enjoy the work I do. Not as much as motorcycling but pretty much never-the-less.

Trustee and Editor Emeritus

The club would not now exist without Roland's 32 years as the club's editor. His dedication to the club earned him BMW's prestigious Friend of the Marque award.

Trustee

Trustee Mac Kirkpatrick’s principal hobby is traveling by BMW motorcycle, both old and new. He owns about 16 BMW motorcycles including R90Ss, R100RSs, an R27, a K1200RS, R80G/Ss, an F800GS and an R1200GS Adventure. When his bikes are not ridden, they are stored are in a mini museum in his basement.

Trustee, Secretary, Editor and Webmaster

Darryl bought his first new bike, a 1981 BMW R65, on a Tuesday and returned to the dealer on Saturday for the 600 mile break in service. With that purchase, he suddenly went from an occasional rider to a full on rain-or-shine commuter and sport-tourer, with occasional track days thrown in. While living in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue, he assembled a basket case R60/2, and had the same kind of light switch, AHA! experience from the first test ride. Since that time in 1996, he has been fascinated by the history, technology and engineering of BMW motorcycles.

In his 10th grade year in Los Angeles, Darryl had his first experience programming computers and has been doing so ever since. He has worked for software companies small and large, and now is in private consulting, mostly doing website work. This allows him to work from home and travel often. His wife, Heather, is a glass artist with a local following in their home town of Santa Cruz, California, and also in Riverside, where her family resides. They share their home with a Heinz 57 dog named Skippy, Bailey the cat and a yellow-backed lori named Kvetch.

Trustee and Vice President

Trustee Greg Hutchinson has been involved with the MOA, RA, Airhead, and Vintage BMW clubs at the national and local club levels since his first K75 and R100RT some 27 years ago. He has a very rewarding hobby of restoring, refurbishing, and upgrading R80G/S and R80ST airheads with a few /2s thrown in. Having just finished his 41st machine, one could say it’s a passion.

President and Trustee

Hans has been a two-wheel fan from age 4 and received his first “real” motorcycle, a 50s vintage 2-stroke UT, as a rolling basket from his father. He managed to take it apart, but unable to complete the reverse process, he traded it for a (barely) running NSU Fox, guaranteeing him permanently dirty fingernails. The blue-and-white flu hit him severely in 2001 and he has been unable to shake it off since. Current medication includes a R69S, a R90/2 conversion with Steib S250 and a R60 with a Spezial sidecar. Incredibly, after all this medication, he is still feverish for more.

When Hans is not fiddling with his bikes or driving his wife of 25 years crazy, he runs a multi-faceted media and television production company. He divides his time between Montreal, Toronto and Montepulciano in Tuscany.
(Photo courtesy of Jeffery Yost)

Trustee

Todd Trumbore is an avid motorcyclist and Airhead, owning maybe 30 or so motorcycles, mostly BMWs, but he also has some interest in various other models that struck his fancy from his youth on. He organizes local rides for mostly the Delaware Valley Riders . There is another ride by Todd in the works; he sets up these rides regularly and they are a HUGE success and very popular.