The Gunpowder Valley Motorcycle Club, Inc. is an entity created to promote motorcycle riding and provide recreation to its members and their families by organizing common interests into cooperative efforts and activities. The club operates as a non-profit 501(c)7 organization and is first and foremost, a RIDING CLUB. Regular club meetings are held the last Friday of each month, or at such other time as designated at a previous meeting. Although GVMC may have a colorful outlaw history, we are very much a family oriented club today. Many of our events are designed to engage the entire family.
GVMC operates in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and its surrounding counties and is chartered with the AMA (#4964). Our members are veteran offroad riders and their families who enjoy outdoor activities, including many forms of competition, recreational riding and camping. Our exciting events and meetings always involve the consumption of delicious food and drink, often featuring signature creations prepared by one of our master outdoor chefs on the club's own rotisserie grille. In recent years, GVMC has grown significantly, however the club's membership is now limited to 75 families. GVMC is as much a brotherhood as it is a motorcycle club; the rites of membership must be earned through participation. Prospects are only admitted by another member's invitation. Once a member, always a member.
GVMC was co-founded by George K. and Andy H. on the last Friday in November of 1979; there were about 10 other charter members. This is Andy’s account of the beginning years:
GVMC was started as an off-shoot of an informal group of dirt bike riders known only to themselves as the “White Marsh Raiders”...
***** 2023 UPDATE ****
Our annual Yeohomaniacs AMA sanctioned invitational Hare Scramble, held at the hallowed grounds of the GVMC Motoplex @ Yeoho Farm was yet another success for GVMC in 2022! This year's event, like all that have preceded, was held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving at this storied location. Many a tale has been told about the events here over the past 25 or so years, with this year being no exception. The weather for the event made it yet another one to remember and one of the toughest in the event's history. Riders and spectators alike endured howling winds and bitterly cold temperatures that day; it was a tough day for the tailgaters and the unprepared. As always, the trails were immaculately groomed by our crack team of experienced volunteers. The food and drink as always, was fantastic. At the end of the day, the usual brown trophies were awarded to the top riders with a roaring bonfire in the background and a good time was had by all.
See y'all again next year!
No reason to be a deadbeat! Previously vetted members who are unable to make a meeting may also pay their dues from the comfort of their home, while wearing their BVD's. We also understand that not everyone joins to ride. Your ongoing support as such a member is highly encouraged and will enable us to include you in all continuing club correspondence and goings-on. GVMC's family network is very much alive and on the move - today!
For your convenience, annual club dues may be now paid using PayPal. Riders, and others who still want to stay connected with the Gunpowder Off-Road scene, it just doesn't get any easier than this. (Please note, if you are not already a member, you are not eligible for this payment option.)
Don't want to be bothered with cash? Members (only) may pre-pay their $20 monthly meeting food donation in $20 increments, with a minimum of $20. A one-time $200 donation here will buy you 12 hat credits, $100 will get you 6! What a deal!
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