May 2014

http://www.gwrra-wig.org/

Welcome Friends!!!!

Welcome to the Internet home of the GWRRA
Gold Wing Road Rider’s Association – Wisconsin Chapter G
also known as "The Greater Milwaukee Wings!"


We are a family organization based in the metropolitan Milwaukee Area. We have been in existence since 1983 and we are the largest GWRRA chapter in the state of Wisconsin. Besides our love of Gold Wings, we love to have fun. You will commonly see our members riding together and doing non-motorcycling events. We enjoy meeting new people and we accept new members with open arms. If you have a technical question, most likely someone in our group will be able to assist. Our activities range from safety fairs, weekend camping/hotel trips, winter getaways to fight those winter non-biking blues, hockey games, fundraisers, dinner rides, and the list goes on and on. So, put down the kickstand and take a ride through our pages. If you happen to be in the neighborhood on a social night, stop in, we’d love to see you.

SOCIALS

Monthly social are generally held on the last Sunday of the month. It’s best to refer to the Events page for specific dates and times.


FROM THE DIRECTORS’ DESK

The first thing to say in May is HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY all you Chapter G moms.

Now that spring has truly and sincerely arrived our riding season is really starting to move. It’s wonderful to know that most days it will be warm enough to ride comfortably.

Hopefully, everyone’s bike made it through the winter in good condition and is ready to go.

However, it’s even more important to be sure we are ready too. We should be cautious with our early season rides and not overdo it at the start. Like most physical activities it’s wise to start out a little slowly and work up to more strenuous rides. This is even truer as we get older. (And hopefully smarter as well!)

While we certainly haven’t lost track of each other over the long winter months Chapter G’s most enjoyable activities always begin at this time of the year. We love to ride (or we wouldn’t be part of GWRRA and Chapter G) and our chance to really get riding is finally here. We have some rides already scheduled and more are being finalized every week. If you want to lead a ride, or even just suggest a destination for a ride, please get your ideas to us soon. Our riding season is short and it fills up fast.

There will be even more opportunities than usual for great rides in our lovely state this year. Wisconsin has drawn the “trifecta” in 2014. Beside our usual district rally (Wisconsin Dells – Sept. 12 & 13), this year both Wing Ding (Madison – July 2-5) and the region E rally (Wisconsin Rapids – August 7-9) will be held in the Badger state. In addition to giving us great reasons to go for a ride, it’s also a chance to meet and get to know GWRRA members from all over the country. In the case of Wing Ding you’ll even see people from all over the world.

It’s also an opportunity to help make these rallies a success. If you’d like to meet lots of other members and have a great time please consider volunteering to help at one or more of the events. If you’ve never done it before, you’ll be amazed how much fun you have while dealing with many other GWRRA members. Contact Rich & Sharon Winkler with any questions. (See above for contact info.)

While Chapter G is gearing up for a really busy riding season, so are all the other chapters in the state and region. Please check out our chapter website and take advantage of the links to both the district and national websites to learn about what’s planned by chapters all over the state, region and country. This will present you with many other possible ride destinations as well.

We can’t leave without reminding everyone about the upcoming Chapter G fundraiser. It will be on Saturday June 7 in conjunction with Sportland 2’s open house and bike show. We’ll be selling food and refreshments. The proceeds will be split between the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (Ride for Kids), Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (affiliated with the American Cancer Society, and Chapter G.

Hope to see you all at our events this month and many others in the future.

Rich & Sharon Winkler

Chapter G directors



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