To my fellow BMW MOA members, my name is Adam Chandler and I want to serve our club and community of riders on the board of directors. I have ridden many thousands of miles atop my BMW motorcycles over the years and at 34, I’m in a rare position youth but not squandering a moment of it in the work I do at my day job as a project manager at TomTom and real estate agent in New Hampshire where I manage 6 condo associations. I spend all of my free time volunteering in the Vermont BMW club as a board member, acting as an MOA Regional Coordinator in New Hampshire and of course, traversing the USA & Canada on my R1200GS. Half of my miles are off-road and I am a supporter of legal & respectful motorcycle use on our backcountry roads across New England and I spend time representing our sport at the local ATV and OHRV clubs. I have signed up dozens of people to join the MOA who are new to riding and helped to support them and provide guidance on the Paul B. Scholarship which they’ve used to get their motorcycle licenses. Many members of my family are now riders with me being the first to ride a motorcycle legally in our family history. My sisters, girlfriend, dad and cousins are all riders now…even some co-workers.
I’ve also committed the last 15 years of my life to making YouTube videos as well as a published author and photographer and regular contributor to technology and travel publications. I love writing and capturing moments on digital film and sharing it with others. It’s a passion of mine that makes little money but brings me joy. My first published piece in a Macintosh trade publication was in 2003 when I was only 16 years old and I’ve had an active blog since 1999 back when blogs were called weblogs.
If you elect me to the MOA’s national board of directors, I promise to dutifully serve all of you with a focus on rider safety, training, youth outreach and off-road adventure riding. I will be a voice for riders who take their GS and other bikes off the beaten path and hopefully be a change agent for our aging demographics in the industry and membership. While some may think all hope is lost for millennials, I’ll do what I can to help counteract that notion and continue introducing new riders to our sport. I can’t do it alone so those who have ideas, my inbox and phone are always on.
I love BMW motorcycles and off-road backcountry riding but more importantly, I love this community of MOA members and want to give-back with a position on the national board. I won’t let you down if you’ll give me a chance.
Thank you all.