BMW GS Club International eV

Are you driving a GS and want to get to know other GS drivers?
Then you are right with us!

We are the GS motorcycle club officially recognized by the BMW Group and headquartered in Munich and the German BMW motorcycle club with the largest number of members.
We organize exciting tours and interesting meetings of all kinds at home and abroad.
Non-members are also invited and welcome. We look forward to new members in the club.

Vision - BMW GS Club International eV

Who Are We?

The BMW GS Club International eV has been a registered association with over 2015 members since 150 - all noticeably enthusiastic BMW GS drivers. We initiate and organize all kinds of motorcycle tours at home and abroad under the motto "driving pleasure": from day and weekend tours to enduro trails and unforgettable long-distance trips - both on and off road.

In our varied event calendar you will also find offers for a wide variety of driver training courses, regular get-togethers in the respective regions, informative events and lectures, visits to motorcycle sport companies and accessories providers and, last but not least, our popular festivals and celebrations all around the motorcycle year.
Non-members are also cordially invited and welcome. And of course we look forward to new members who share their passion with us.

What distinguishes us?

We attach particular importance to the community of motorcyclists, friendly cooperation and active participation in club activities - always with family and friends involved. Our members treat each other warmly, respectfully and fairly. With our enthusiasm for motorcycle racing and our club engagement, we consciously campaign for the BMW brand and especially for the BMW GS motorcycles.

It is important to us to meet new people on our tours and encounters, to exchange experiences, to discover unknown regions, foreign countries and cultures. We are also responsible for the positive appearance of motorcycling and the community of motorcyclists in public.

What is important to us?

Transparency. The interests, matters and decisions of our association are always and for all members transparent and visible (information letters, website, annual general meeting, etc.). Members and the board of directors rely on trusting cooperation, to which the active participation of each individual in the club life and in the goals of the club makes a significant contribution.

exchange of experiences. BMW GS fans with different experiences meet at tours, regulars' tables and events: From newcomers to experts, from day trippers to frequent drivers, this creates interesting, varied and often helpful encounters.

Think out of the box. As BMW GS Club International eV, we also maintain international cooperation with other BMW motorcycle clubs in the form of tours, trips and cultural experiences. Another concern of our association is social engagement in the form of donations in cash and in kind. The recipients are determined each year by the members at the general meeting.

With this in mind: Make life a ride!

The board


Chairman of the board

Rainer Thalheimer Rainer Thalheimer from Munich has been riding various motorized two-wheelers since he was 16 years old, with family-related interruptions. When he switched to the BMW GS, he discovered his passion for this type of motorcycle and traveling on two wheels and can travel up to 15000 km a year in this way.


Deputy Chairman

Harold Leger As a native of the Black Forest, he worked on mopeds early on. At 16, he was finally allowed to officially drive an 80s. Today he drives around 15.000 km a year with his boxer, some of them in the dirt, hence his nickname Dirty Harry.


Board member IT

Peter Kistner is a native of Munich, born in Upper Franconia, and takes care of the finances of his company and the IT of the association. He has been on two wheels with breaks since he was 16 and has discovered the desire for adventure GS after various other BMW motorcycles.

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Marion Leimbeck is a native of Munich and has been driving a two-wheeled pedestal almost continuously since she was 19. After “trying out” a wide variety of brands and types, she soon discovered her preference for enduros - but mostly only on asphalt. She has been on the road with various BMW GS models for more than 2 years.




As an East-East Westphalia living in Munich for over a quarter of a century Micah like to travel in the Alps - of course on the GS.
Thanks to a generous employer and tolerant colleagues, his vacation plans are relatively easy to implement. They also allow time for longer tours, so that he can now look back on more than 200.000 GS kilometers.
Touring solo in the first two-wheeler season, he has enjoyed the pleasant company, the creative and numerous tour offers, the events and the warm togetherness of the GS'ers since the early beginnings of the club.

We look forward to meeting new people on our tours, exchanging experiences, exploring unknown regions and discovering foreign countries and cultures. We would like to contribute to the positive perception of motorcyclists in public and look forward to new members with whom we can share our passion.

Official BMW Club



  • The "BMW GS Club International" was founded on August 20, 2015 in Munich.

  • The association is registered under the registration number VR 207479 at the Munich registry court.

  • The association is based in Munich.

  • The name “GS Club” is protected by trademark law.


We have these advantages as an official BMW Club

  • Permission to use the BMW logo for websites, stickers, club shirts

  • BMW-compliant, protected club logo

  • Insurance protection for club and board work, special insurance for club members

  • Invitations to participate in official events such as the “Night of White Gloves” in the BMW Museum in Munich, BMW GS Days in Garmisch - member area, club presentation at the 20 Years BMW Club ...

  • attractive purchasing terms from our partners

BMW Club

Club information

  • The BMW GS Club International e. V. is a motorcycle club officially recognized by the BMW Group.
  • The club belongs to the BMW umbrella organization “BMW Club Deutschland e. V. ” (BCD).

More information about our umbrella organization is here .


The addition “International” in our club name means not only that we are active in Upper Bavaria, Bavarian Swabia, Franconia, Allgäu, Württemberg and the Lower Rhine, but also have members outside of Germany. We organize tours around the world and think outside the box.


Our regular round tables

Non-members are very welcome at all of our regulars' tables


Upper Bavaria region

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 18 p.m.
1st Thursday in the Bräustüberl of the research brewery, Unterhachinger Str. 78, 81737 Munich
3rd Thursday at Gasthaus Maxhof, Mühlthalerstraße 91, D-81475 Munich
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Bavarian Swabia

Allgäu region

Schwarzer Adler Inn, Zellerstrasse 1, 87789 Woringen
Contact Person:

middle Franconia

Middle Franconia region

Every second Wednesday of the month from 19 p.m.
Restaurant Bahnhof Dutzendteich, Zeppelinstrasse 5, 90471 Nuremberg
Contact Person:


Region of Württemberg

WICHTEL brewery in Motorworld, Graf-Zeppelin-Platz, 71034 Böblingen
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