- Pure Stodge Touring Association's Iowa Rally (Middle Amana, IA June 10-13)
- Gina Open House (with performance from Stunt Rider Chris "Teach" McNeil - if you haven't been to a national the last couple of years you have got to see this guy) (Iowa City, IA June 11th)
- 2nd Annual BMW Bash (Marble Falls, AR July 2-5)
- Heart of Iowa "HI" BMW Ride In (Lake Ahquabi, IA July 11th)
- BMW Nate Kern Track Event and Fundraiser (Pacific Junction, IA August 22)
Jim Johnson forwarded this message on to his friend Gerry Schulte and got the following reply:
I haven’t talked to him since last summer, but they told us at Morton’s Open House that the factory gave Nate an S1000RR to ride this year. In April, he ran seven races in Savannah, and won all seven. As you heard, he loves that bike.