North American BMW Riders Set World Record

On Saturday, September 26, BMW riders from 17 states and Canada showed up in Missouri to smash a European-held motorcycle record. In 2004, BMW riders in Switzerland assembled 128 strong to win the bragging right as holder of the Guinness World Book record for longest BMW parade. The folks at Grass Roots BMW in Cape Girardeau knew that 128 was child's play...a mere attempt at a serious German invasion. They determined to show our Swiss friends that EVERYTHING is bigger in the U.S. of A. and they succeeded.

Despite threatening skies the day of the attempt, 241 riders took their positions in line and traveled the 4.2 mile parade route mostly uneventfully. Afterwards, they went back to the dealership where they enjoyed some good grub and had the chance to hang out with BMW racer Nate Kern and ogle the new BMW S1000RR Good-Gosh-Almighty-It's-Fast sport bike. Participants and event planners report that all in all, it was not only a history-making day but a fun one as well. Will a rematch be in the offing? Will the Swiss' neutrality hold? Will a counter attempt be made? Did the Swiss make everyone wipe off their tires before entering the country? So many questions, so few answers.

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