April 15th, 2014
It was a long winter but many of our customers didn’t let that stop them from having fun with the team at Bob’s BMW, and winning some great prizes along the way! Riders came from near and far to participate in our first annual “Road to the Arts” and “High Mileage Polar Bear Challenge.”
High Mileage Polar Bear Challenge
The Polar Bear Challenge was a 4-month high mileage challenge that attracted over 30 riders, locally and out of state. We were thrilled with level of interest and look forward to doing it again next year! Thanks to all that participated and a big thanks to Rev’it USA and Gerbing Heated Gear for sponsoring the challenge and donating such great prizes each month including two additional grand prizes for the male and female cumulative high mile riders. Congratulations to all who survived this year’s Polar Bear Challenge! We hope to see you and many more next year for the 2nd annual event. The 2013-2014 winners and reining champs until next year are:
Road to the Arts
Bob’s motorcycle version of “Road to the Arts” originated from the efforts of Howard County Arts Council to integrate art within the community by placing sculptures throughout the county every year. The contest challenged motorcycle riders—all makes and models—to visit Bob’s BMW located in Jessup, MD, pick up a “Road to the Arts” map provided by the council, visit as many ARTsites listed on that map, take a selfie in front of each sculpture, and email their pictures in for a chance to win a gift certificate to a local restaurant. A minimum of 6 ARTsites had to be visited, and riders’ “selfies” had to show them in motorcycle gear, and in front of the sculptures. Eligible participants were entered into a drawing to win $50-$100 gift certificates donated by the BEST restaurants in Howard County: Aida Bistro, The Iron Bridge Wine Company, The Kings Contrivance, Frisco tap House and Brewery, Café de Paris, and Portallis.
Thirteen riders participated this year and with the contest running in March, a month that had two snowstorms, Bob’s is looking forward to an even bigger turnout next year! This year’s lucky winners were:
|Craig Dyson||$75 gift certificate to Café de Paris|
|George Van Mater||$50 gift certificate to The Kings Contrivance|
|Janet Conley||$50 gift certificate to Aida Bistro|
|Jeff Eaby||$50 gift certificate to RANAZUL|
|John Cioccio||$100 gift certificate to The Iron Bridge Wine Company|
|John Dicarlo||$100 gift certificate to Portallis|
|Jonathan Tan||$100 gift certificate to Frisco tap House and Brewery|
April 15th, 2014
This local 2-day workshop is a great resource for riders wanting to develop more confidence and expert riding skills. Creator, Jim Ford takes a max of 5 riders per workshop on a journey through the Appalachian Mountains.
“It’s not about riding fast. Instead Jim slows you down and introduces—layer by layer—skill by skill—The Art of Riding Smooth. Being smooth means heightened awareness, and a relaxed presence of mind. Being smooth means safety and fun at any speed especially through curves. Essentially The Rider’s Workshop is a study of confidently motorcycling mountain curves.”
Workshops are available now through October and include 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner, 1 night lodging, 2 days instruction over 450 miles, 2-way radio and ear-bud rental, and a full course syllabus. Follow the link below for available workshop dates and be sure to mention Bob’s BMW referred you!
April 15th, 2014
Until that time comes, he will travel on weekends from track to track along the east coast, as far as Florida racing in the Champion Cup Series. Summit Point Race Track is the closest to Bob’s BMW and is considered Jeremy’s home track. He will be racing 3 weekends at Summit Point starting with Memorial Day Weekend and then June 28-29 and August 23-24. If you have never been to the track, let alone a race event, be sure to mark your calendars and check it out this year, track side at Bob’s BMW Hospitality Tent.
The hospitality tent provides you the opportunity to hang out with Jeremy and his team along with other spectators, enjoy complimentary sandwiches, beverages, and snacks, and even take part in a tour of the facility, led personally by Jeremy where he will explain how things work at the track and just what exactly is going on. Be sure to arrive by 10 a.m. if you are interested in the tour, there are strict check-in and starting times Jeremy cannot be late for!
Please be advised the hospitality tent is free of charge but there is a fee to enter Summit Point Race Track. The cost along with details of all the other great features and things to do at Summit Point including an amazing go kart track are available online.
One last important note, this year Bob’s BMW will be running an Instagram Selfie contest around Jeremy. Complete details on the contest are coming soon but in the meantime whenever you run into Jeremy, snap a selfie with him or by yourself (just be sure Bob’s BMW’s tent or trailer is behind you!), post it to Instagram #bobsbmwmoto # funwithjeremycook #motorcycling and you could be the lucky winner of a Moose Racing Rolling Bag! The selfie with the most instagram likes will win. Stay tuned for complete contest details.
Also coming soon, is a “Sport Bike Riders” page under the Community section of our website. Jeremy’s schedule will be posted here along with race reports, images, and some great resources for the sport bike community. As soon as it’s live we’ll let you know!
April 15th, 2014
On April 14, 2014 at 8:58 a.m. Bob announced for the first time ever in Bob’s BMW history,
“NO SALES TAX on Select MOTORCYCLES April 14th thru April 17th!*”
Has Bob gone nuts? No sales tax on motorcycles? This is NOT a joke, don’t delay on this never before seen offer available ONLY at Bob’s BMW! Now through April 17 the following New and Pre-Owned Motorcycles are TAX FREE:
Year, Make, Model
|2009 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS||Dark Red||021844|
|2011 Yamaha FZ1||Silver||008260|
|**NEW** 2013 BMW K1600GT||Dark Graphite||X81607|
|**NEW** 2013 BMW K1600GT||Dark Graphite||X81608|
Tax free offer applies ONLY to the above mentioned units and is available in the following states: Maryland, Virginia, D.C., Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia. Offer cannot be combined with Bob’s New Rider Program. It can be used in combination with current factory savings and BMW purchase programs. Ask your sales representative for complete details on program eligibility. Payment in full or a non-refundable $1,000 deposit is due by April 17, 2014.
P.S. The original email advertising no sales tax on parts, apparel, and accessories purchased in-store or shipped in Maryland thru April 17th STILL applies. This unbelievable offer of savings on select motorcycles is in addition to the original offer!
April 14th, 2014
Look no further. With the season in full speed ahead, Bob’s is looking to add an additional apparel specialist to the team so we can be sure customers are getting “The Ultimate Shopping Experience!” every time they visit the store.
Peter Meade, Bob’s Parts, Apparel, and Accessory Manager has been offered and accepted a job in California from Perusa, an investor in the Schuberth brand, to assist them in bringing over a new line of motorcycle apparel from Germany and introducing it to the states. Although he will be greatly missed, we are thrilled to hear he will be assisting the motorcycle apparel industry in growing in the States! So YES this means we currently have a huge opportunity available at Bob’s BMW. But be prepared…the chosen candidate has some big shoes to fill! Farewell and best of luck to you Peter!
April 14th, 2014
NO SALES TAX on purchases in-store or shipped within Maryland April 14th thru April 17th.*
Tax deadline day is just around the corner, reminding many of us how nice it would be to STICK IT TO THE MAN! Bob’s wants to help. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, AND Thursday any parts, accessories, or apparel purchased at Bob’s will be SALES TAX FREE! If something you want isn’t in stock, simply place your order, pre-pay in full and you will still get it SALES TAX FREE!
In prior years our customers have saved over $10,000 during Bob’s SALES TAX FREE DAYS…surely you want a piece of that! So stop by, call, email, fax, shop ONLINE, send us a message in a bottle, whatever! Just get it done and paid in full by Thursday, April 17 and get it SALES TAX FREE only at Bob’s!
*This offer applies to parts, accessories, and apparel paid in full in-store and/or being shipped within Maryland with the exception of items that have been previously ordered or on an existing repair order. Sorry our no-tax offer does NOT apply to new motorcycles, used motorcycles, scooters, or sidecar rigs. Tax will appear on all invoices (required by law) but the equivalent amount will be deducted from the total.
April 11th, 2014
Spring is here! Let the fun begin, starting with Open House this Saturday, April 26. Thanks to our gracious Open House sponsor, Rider Insurance, we have a fun-filled and jam-packed day planned for you…
April 4th, 2014
Bob’s BMW is please to offer up to a $40 consumer mail-in rebate on the purchase of two select Dunlop tires purchased by April 30.
Call 301-497-8949 to order your NEW Dunlop tires or contact Bob’s Parts Department.
Send a copy of your invoice with a mail-in rebate form to:
Dunlop 14Q1 Event #14-85369
P.O. Box 540049
El Paso, TX 88554-0049
Check your rebate status:
Visit www.dunloprebates.com or call Dunlop Rebate Customer Service at 1-855-816-2788 weekdays 8am-7pm.
*Mail-In Rebate paid in the form of a Visa® Prepaid Card. Get up to an $40 Rebate on a qualifying purchase. Visa® Prepaid Cards are issued by Citibank, N.A. pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and managed by Citi Prepaid Services. Prepaid Cards will not have cash access and can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.
Additional terms and conditions: Mail-In Rebate for a Visa® Prepaid Card valid on purchases made between March 1 and April 30, 2014. One Mail-In Rebate for a Prepaid Card per qualifying purchase. Offers available only at participating U.S. Retailers. Offer valid for U.S. residents who are individual consumers with mailing addresses in the U.S. and U.S. territories. One rebate limited per household. Commercial fleets are not eligible for these rebates. Rebate offered by Dunlop. This completed form must be postmarked no later than May 31st, 2014. Allow 6 to 8 weeks for Prepaid Card delivery. Dunlop reserves the right to substitute a check or equal value in lieu of a Prepaid Card at its discretion. Fraudulent submission will not be honored and may be prosecuted. Sponsor is not responsible for noncomplying Rebate Submissions or for lost, late, illegible, postage-due or undeliverable mail. Noncomplying Rebate Submissions will no be honored, acknowledged or returned. Void where taxed, restricted or prohibited by law. All decisions made by Dunlop (or its authorized representatives) relating to the validity of any submissions are final and binding. This promotion is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Retain copies of the materials you submit.
Visa is a registered trademark of Visa U.S.A. Inc. Dunlop is not affiliated with Visa. Prepaid Cards will not have cash access and can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. Each time you use the Card, the amount of the transaction will be deducted from the amount of your available balance. Card will be issued in the name on the redemption form only. Card valid for 6 months, subject to applicable law. Card is non-transferable and non-refundable. Terms and conditions apply to the Prepaid Card. See Prepaid Card for details.
To check the balance of your Card or receive the terms and conditions, visit prepaid.citi.com/goodyearrebates or call 1-800-522-7458
March 27th, 2014
Exclusive Oil Change Specials Available ONLY at Bob’s BMW for a Limited Time Only, DON’T DELAY:
✓ $69.95 Genuine BMW Oil and $84.95 Genuine BMW Synthetic Oil.
✓ Genuine BMW parts including oil filter, crush gaskets, and washers.
✓ Full Multipoint Inspection. See what’s included.
✓ TWO lifts available for speedy oil changes, no appointment necessary.
Oil changes are only $69.95 for Genuine BMW Oil and $84.95 for Genuine BMW Synthetic Oil during the month of April, ONLY at Bob’s! No coupon to print, no promotional code to provide, just get your bike in before April 30th and SAVE on your season starter oil change. Need brakes or a new battery? Ask an advisor how you can save an additional 20% on genuine BMW brakes and batteries!
Schedule an appointment or just show up any time Tuesday – Friday, 9-5 or Saturday, 9-3. Bob’s dedicates 2 of its lifts for express WHILE-U-WAIT oil and tire changes!
Offer exp. April 30, 2014.
*BMW motorcycles only. Sales tax and shop supplies not included. Certain bikes may require considerably longer time to perform an oil change and can incur additional costs. These include all F650 models, R1100 and R1150GS models with metal “cage” type cylinder protection, R100RS and R100RT models with oil coolers, and any others with modifications or special equipment which may require dismantling or extra work-around time. Contact the service desk for more details and pricing.
March 19th, 2014
✓ 20-POINT COURTESY INSPECTION.
✓ 20% OFF ORIGINAL BMW BATTERIES.
✓ 20% OFF ORIGINAL BMW BRAKE PADS.
Make sure your motorcycle is as ready to ride as you are. Visit Bob’s BMW now through April 30, 2014 for your courtesy 20-point bike inspection – and get 20% SAVINGS on original BMW batteries and brake pads.
Enjoy added peace of mind that comes with expert care and a 2-year unlimited mileage warranty on every original BMW part.
Offer exp. April 30, 2014.
No Appointment Necessary on Saturdays or schedule an appointment TODAY!