A must do pilgrimage for every BMW motorcycle enthusiast is to the gathering at Garmish Patenkirchen, a ski village on the border between Germany and Austria, a weekend of motorcycling overload that attracts about 4500 riders on the first weekend in July annually.
Thomas Böhm the operations instructor from Sabie Valley Rider Academy situated between Sabie and Hazyview was invited to promote the training facility at the event in a massive tent that was filled with BMW Motorrad Partners from all over the world.
Thomas relates to the never-ending activities on offer from test-rides, new product displays,
Enduro rides, the wall of death displays and displays by stunt rider Mattie Griffin and Sarah Leito. Also, don’t forget the beer and German food available from multiple beer tents and gardens.
The event is filled with BMW motorcycles from all eras with a big emphasis on older bikes and the custom scene, with multiple companies specializing in custom and retro bikes displaying their latest creations, doing a good trade in custom parts.
BMW Motorrad has a huge display tent of all the latest models, rider gear and accessories available with a knowledgeable crew on hand to share their enthusiasm and information on the life style products, with the slogan “Make Life a Ride”.
The days are hot with most attendees participating in rides heading south to the Alps in the day then enjoying the
the long evenings browsing and watching shows till the sun set at about 10 mp when the real party starts
with big name bands rocking the crowds in multiple venues at the show until the early morning hours.
Most South Africans will combine this must do pilgrimage with a riding holiday in the Alps incorporating famous mountain passes like Stelvio Pass, Gross Glockner and the amazing riding in the Garda Lake area in northern Italy.
If you want to be part of this amazing experience in 2018 please send Thomas Böhm an email to email@example.com to receive a special offer on a package deal put together by
Sabie Valley Rider Academy.
Written by: Thomas Böhm