Before you can participate in BMW Club Oxford Riders Meetup events you need to sign up for Meetup ®, and this article will walk you gently through the process of how to do this and then how you send an ‘RSVP’ for a Meetup ride. After that you are all set!
A. Signing up for Meetup
To sign up for Meetup: using website or smartphone app
- Go to meetup.com in your web browser and click Sign Up.
- Choose to sign up with your Facebook, Google, or email address by clicking the option.
- Enter your name, email address, and choose a password. Then click Sign up.
- Verify your email address by clicking the link in the email Meetup sends you.
- Click Log in.
B. Joining the BMW Club Oxford Motorcycle Riders Meetup group
To join our Meetup group, sign into your Meetup account and search for “ BMW Club Oxford Motorcycle Riders “ Click on the group name to view the details page, where you should then click the red ‘Join Us!’ button, All you then have to do is wait for an email or notification/confirmation that you have been accepted into the group.
The following advice is modelled using the webpage but the phone app is very similar:
C. How to RSVP to a Meetup (Join an Event)
Once you have joined a group, you are able to RSVP to events that the group puts on. Make sure to always do this rather than just showing up, as some groups have a limited number of spaces per event. Plus, the event organizer needs to know how many people will be attending in order to make sure they have enough room, supplies, etc. In addition, your fees may be dependent on how many events you actually attend, which can only be kept track of by RSVPing on the Meetup website.
Click on the BMW Club group and browse through the upcoming events. Under the date on the right side of each event description just click RSVP to attend.
On the next page, you can click Yes in the top-right corner if you will be attending the event or click No if you will be giving this event a pass. This will add you to the list of attendees (or not), and help the organizer plan the event.
The meetup will also then be added to your calendar.
D. Communicating with the Ride Organiser and Meetup Group: Accessing and sending Meetup messages
To send a Meetup message, visit any Meetup group page and click Contact under the profile picture of the organizers. You can also click on the name of any user in the list of members of any group, and then click Message.
This will create a pop-up window that will allow you to message instantly any user on the Meetup website. The recipient will already be filled out, so just type your message and then click the red Send button.
If you’ve already contacted other people on Meetup, you can send further messages to them by clicking the Messages icon in the top-right corner of any screen (it looks like a square speech bubble).
From there, you can click on any existing conversation to write a further message in it, using the process described above. You can also click the speech bubble icon to write a new message, but you can only search for Meetup users to add as recipients whom you’ve already found and contacted manually. This prevents spam and many unwanted messages.
To access your notifications on Meetup, click the Notifications icon (it looks like a bell) icon in the top-right corner of most pages on Meetup. A drop-down menu will appear with all of your recent notifications, and you can click on any one to view the information page for the group it came from.
To change your notification preferences, click the Account icon and then click Settings. Then, click Email Updates in the left-hand menu, and then click Turn Off or Turn On. This will either stop or resume your notifications from Meetup being sent to you by email.
Change or add to your Meetup profile
To change your Meetup profile, click the Account icon in the top-right corner of most any page on Meetup, and then select Profile from the drop-down menu that appears. Here, you can click Add A Bio and type in a short description of who you are, what you do, and what you like. You can also click Edit under “Interests” and then click on Meetup’s categories of interests to select or deselect them. This allows Meetup to notify you if a group that meets your interests exists in your area.
You can also add a profile picture here by clicking Change Your Photo. Then, navigate through the explorer windows that appear until you find a picture of yourself that you like, click it to select it, and then click Open. In the future, you can click the same link to change your photo again, if you want to.
Change your settings
To change your Meetup settings, click the Account icon in the top-right corner of most any page on Meetup, and then click Settings when the drop-down menu appears