Palmetto BMW Riders
We are motorcyclists that participate in socializing, fellowship, and of course, riding motorcycles. We are a chartered club of BMW MOA, but all riders and all brands of motorcycles are welcome.
Our activities include group rides, a “Tour of South Carolina”, a club swap meet, club camping and other events. We stay on top of our game by participating in club training events. We have an annual family picnic and support ‘Toys for Tots”.
Lawson McLeod loved motorcycling, rallies, and fellowship with motorcyclists. In October 2013, he initiated the beginnings of the Palmetto BMW Riders, a BMW-MOA chartered club. With the assistance of BMW-MOA, emails were sent to MOA members in the Midlands and surrounding areas, inviting them to the McLeod home for a cookout and the rest is history.
Lawson’s conception was centered on socializing, fellowship, education, and a love for motorcycling. He emphasized that, while we are affiliated with BMW-MOA and support that organization, members don’t have to own a BMW to join…just a love of motorcycling. He wanted an informal atmosphere where there was “something for everyone and flexibility for all.”
Palmetto BMW Riders currently has 54 members and a mailing list of more than 75. We meet the third Saturday of each month, alternating locations around the state. Please come have a meal with us and enjoy fellowship with our South Carolina motorcycle club.
Note: Sadly, Lawson died suddenly and unexpectedly in August 2014. The club continues to honor his memory and enjoy the benefits of the club as he envisioned it.