It is with great sympathy that the Asheville BMW Riders mourn the loss of one of our own. Kent was very involved in the ABMWR. He was the club Secretary as well as a Ride Captain. He was also very active with the BMWRA and on their Board of Directors. Kent leaves behind his wife Ursula and two sons. A true gentleman and friend. He will be missed greatly.
Kent's passion was riding his motorcycle. He loved the Western North Carolina area because, as he said, "there is not a straight road". One of the attractions he had for deciding to move to NC from Seattle was the Blue Ridge Parkway. He enjoyed planning motorcycle rides and encouraged people to ride. On his most recent ride across the country to meet with other riding enthusiasts, his travels led him through the Lolo Pass in Idaho. It was there that he had an accident that unfortunately proved to be his last ride.
The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to benefit the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. Please send donations to:
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
717 South Marshall St. Suite 105B
Winston Salem, NC 27101-5865
(Please include " In memory of Kent Skoug" with your donation for appropriate routing.)
Or call the Foundation at 866-308-2773 if you have questions regarding credit card donations.
JULY NEWSLETTER & MEETING PREVIEW
***SPECIAL NOTE:We are changing the venue for this coming Saturday (July 5th) due to Dealer Closed for Holiday. They offered use of the parking lot, but since Katuah is so close we might as well meet there. So same time, 9 a.m., but at KATUAH MARKET INSTEAD OF EUROSPORT. Sorry for any inconvenience and we hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July***
This month’s meeting will be on Tuesday, July 15th, at Eurosport Asheville. The highlight of the meeting will be a presentation of the Blue Ridge High Pass Boogie proceeds to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. Carolyn Ward, the Chief Executive Officer of the BRPF, will be on hand to accept the check, and let us know what it means to the Foundation. She will also give us a little more background on the Foundation’s efforts on the Parkway. Please attend to support our club.
We’ll also be serving submarine sandwiches from Firehouse Subs at the meeting for your dining pleasure. Come hungry, bring your friends, and invite any potential joining riders to enjoy.
Check out the events section for upcoming activities, or go and post to a forum. It can be a wonderful tool if we all start using it! Please frequent all of our different social media sites and feel free to post to them with appropriate content. They are there for you to use and enjoy!
Instead there will be a CLUB COOKOUT at the home of Elwood and Meg Miles. Just a club social and food get together. Come one come all!
NO RSVP NEEDED
Time: 7:00 until 9:00pm (early arrivals welcome at 5:30pm) Place: (Hosted by Elwood and Meg Miles, 828-253-4590) 270 Beaverdam Rd, Asheville, NC 28804
Food and Beverage provided by Asheville BMW Riders
"Cookout entrance will be on side street to left of Elwood's home. Look for signs"
June is here, the summer is starting, and we have some good things going on for you to take part in. Katuah Market has worked out well for our monthly Sunday gathering, and Eurosport is the perfect match for our monthly Saturday gathering. These gatherings are a perfect time to come on out and get to know each other, talk about riding styles, bikes, gear and similar interests etc., then maybe take a nice ride with friends.
For the April meeting come on out and enjoy a FREE PIZZA NIGHT! This is compliments of your club. The folks at Eurosport will doing a presentation for us of the new BMW and KTM motorcycles models for this riding season. Come on out a great time and great company!