The BMW-NC Tarheel Travelers Motorcycle Club

The BMW-NC Tarheel Travelers is a non-profit BMW motorcycle club serving the central and eastern areas of North Carolina.  Our purpose is to enjoy riding motorcycles and to create fellowship among all motorcycle riders and the non-riding public.   We are an official BMW Motorcycle club registered with the BMW MOA as Charter Club #57 and the BMW RA as Charter Club #34.  Although we are primarily a BMW club, you do not have to own a BMW to be a member.

What we do

We meet monthly, typically on the third Sunday of each month and offer a good selection of group and individual riding opportunities. Please join us! It's the best $10 (electronic newsletter) you'll spend on your BMW Motorcycle.

In Memory ofJaney Heath   June 15, 1945 - March 8, 2015

Janey Kanipe Heath, 69, died peacefully Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Rex Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer, with her loving husband, friends and family at her bedside. 

Throughout her life, Janey's vivacious and adventurous spirit allowed her to live life to the fullest. She was passionate about motorcycles, motorcycle road racing and automobiles. She was a longtime member of the Tarheel Traveler's BMW Motorcycle Club and a proud member of the Carolina Jaguar Club. 

Janey enjoyed music, art, film, architecture, history and traveling. Janey also had an incredible work ethic, and continued to work as Office Manager for Capital City Homes in Raleigh throughout her illness. 

Janey is survived by her devoted husband, Martin Heath (Raleigh, NC); son and daughter-in-law Michael and Briget Highberger (Melbourne Beach, FL); stepson Karl Heath and stepdaughter Melody Heath Ingelsby (both of Greensboro, NC); granddaughters Morgan and Kylie Highberger; her loving parents Anne Mae and Karl Kanipe (Titusville, FL); sisters Colleen Kanipe, Patricia Kathleen Oakes, and Kris Kelly Ratay; niece Nicole Ratay; and additional family, many friends and co-workers who all loved and cherished Janey for everything she brought to their lives. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in Janey's honor to the Wake County SPCA or to the Wounded Warrior Project.


Services were held on Friday March 13th.


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