Thank you to all for taking the time to send your condolences regarding the loss of our Pug, Clancy. It is never easy to lose a pet and we appreciate your kind thoughts.

Anyone that’s ever been to our shop certainly knows of the love and respect that we have for our 4 footed canine friends. When you come through the front door of the shop, you are likely to be greeted by Buddy, our beautiful Golden Lab with matching yellow eyes and/or Ben, our white Bichon/Llasa/Maltese rescue…or perhaps you have faced off with Big Bad Bailey as you try to leave and walk out the door. Each with their own personalities making them a part of our family that we can’t help but share with our WVCS family.

It only seems fitting that we mention the “Ride for Guides” Poker Run. On SUNDAY MAY 20, 2018 (rain or shine) Guide Dogs of America will be holding their 14th Annual “Ride for Guides” Poker Run. For those who aren’t familiar with a PokerRun…

“A Poker Run is an organized event where participants, usually riding motorcycles, must visit five to seven checkpoints, drawing a playing card at each one. The object is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run.”

The best part is that there will be Guide Dog PUPPIES at each Poker Stop. After you collect all your cards, ride back to Guide Dogs of America in Sylmar where they will determine the winner of the run and you will be treated to lunch, raffles, a Guide Dog demonstration and…MORE PUPPIES.

This is a fund-raiser for the organization; registration is available online at RIDEFORGUIDES.COM; pre-registration by May 10th is $35 per person, registration on the day of event is $40 per person-either way includes lunch, pins, bandanas and poker sheet. If you don’t want to do the run, LUNCH ONLY tickets are available for $20 per person. This is a really fun way to combine the best of all worlds; bring a guest or meet up with the entire family at the end for lunch.

The “Ride for Guides” Poker Run begins and ends at Guide Dogs of America, 13445 Glen Oaks Blvd. in Sylmar (818.833.6475).

*Bring in evidence of your participation in the RIDE to our Annual Picnic in June and you will receive a special “thank you” from WVCS. *

Watch next month for details for another very special ride coming up in early June!

Back to the bikes…our inventory of 2016/17’s is really getting low; why is that important? The newly designed F750/850GS’s release date has been delayed until the end of the year. Remaining inventory is being sold at great discounts and quality for BMWFS financing as low as 0.9%OAC. Not only the F700/800GS’s, we also have a 800GT and 1200R which qualify as well as the S1000XR. Also, a few models from the 2018 model year line are also now eligible for these rates and discounts (R9T’s, S1000’s). 1200GS/GSA’s without the new connectivity option still qualify for a FREE Navigator VI ($949 value). As they are going fast, it’s best to call if you have an interest as bikes are going out the door, often sold before they physically arrive.

The K1600GT, Bagger and Bagger Grand America as well as all the colors of the 310R’s and GS’s are in stock and available for a ride.

Mid May should see the arrival of the new black anodized aluminum cases for GSA’s and modifiable GS’s.

A special Limited Edition (150) of the 2018 S1000RR is coming (one per dealer) specially equipped with HP Accessories is also due in May. It is street legal and ready for the track!

New arrivals are expected any day now from the 2108 Apparel and Accessories catalog (hopefully no kangaroo leather involved), we’ll get them out as soon as they arrive.

We are currently looking for a Parts/Apparel person; experience is preferred but will train the right person. Accuracy and follow-up are crucial skills. Great BMW benefits for employees of a dealership! For details, call or see Jay, Robyne or Ruth.

As always, we are grateful for your continued support as we add another record breaking year to our belt.

Please ride safely!

Jay, Robyne, Marco, Joe, Ellen, John, Ruth, Buddy, Ben, Big Bad Bailey and kudos to Jim and Gus.