June 2014

 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.


                                                     CHAPTER G NEWSLETTER,  JUNE 2014


Rich and Sharon Winkler 414-477-2138 or chapter-g@gwrra-wi.org

Chapter Website: www.gwrra-wig.org


Sunday June 1: Brunch ride to Fox & Hounds 1298 Friess Lake Rd. Hubertus, WI  – meet at the PDQ parking lot Hwy 83 & I-94. Leaving promptly at 9:30 AM. Led by Willy Risser

Wednesday, June 18: Dinner Ride, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Meet at Open Flame Restaurant, 5081 S. 108th Street, Hales Corners, WI (Right across the street from That’s Amore’)


Saturday, June 7:Chapter G Fundraiser, 11:00am – 3pm, at Sportland 2, 7221 S. 13th St.,Oak Creek, WI (Just south of Rawson Ave)  Please arrive at 9:30 AM to help set up.

We’ll be selling hotdogs & brats (with all the fixin’s), chips and soda.

Proceeds from the food sales will be split between the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (Ride for Kids), Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (American Cancer Society), and Chapter G. We can use help from ALL CHAPTER G MEMBERS!


Wed. July 2 – Sat. July 5. WING DING at the Alliant Energy Center Madison WI


Wednesday July 16; Dinner Ride 5:30-7:30 pm. Meet at Double B Barbecue 7420 W.Greenfield Ave., West Allis, WI

Sunday July 27: Chapter G Social 3pm WaterStone Bank, 6560 S. 27th Street, Oak Creek

Saturday-Sunday August 2&3: MS Best Dam Bike Ride to support MS research. Meet at WCTC on the morning of Aug. 2. Our chapter has ridden as support vehicles for this event for many years. More details will follow on the chapter web site.

Sunday August 3: Wisconsin “Ride for Kids” to support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. This will be the 31st year that Ride for Kids has raised money to support this foundation. Meet at  Firemen’s Park 7400 Lee St. (next to Middleton High School) Middleton, WI 53562. More details will follow next month.

Contact Rich and Sharon Winkler with questions about any of the above events.

From The Directors:

This month it’s the guys turn. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY all you Chapter G dads.


We’re finally able to get out and ride regularly. There’s joy in Cheeshead country again.

Thank you John Hickman for setting up and leading the ride to the Dairyland Classic MC races in Plymouth on May 30. Thanks also to Willy Risser for setting up and leading the ride to Fox & Hounds for brunch on June 1.

Starting this month we’ll have plenty of chances to get out and ride our great state (and for some of us) some other states in our wonderful nation as well. Before we start riding all over the place, however, let’s all remember that the chapter fund raiser will be held on June 7 at Sportland 2 on 13th St. just south of Rawson Av. It’s an opportunity for all our chapter members to get together and have some fun while helping the chapter and two deserving charities. We’ll be splitting the proceeds with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (Ride for Kids) and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer which is affiliated with the American Cancer Society.  We can sure use help from ALL our members since this will be raising money to benefit the WHOLE chapter. Please plan to show up on the 7th to help out your fellow chapter members.

The 2014 Chapter G Circle Tour information was presented at the April and May socials. The 2014 mileage contest is running now too. If you entered in 2013 we have your starting mileage for 2014. If you didn’t enter last year get your bike’s mileage to one of the officers ASAP. Remember, there’s no entry fee for the contest, so why not enter. If you need more info on either contest you can find it on the chapter website under the “Tours” link, or contact Rich & Sharon Winkler.

As was mentioned last month, 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. To the best of anyone’s knowledge no other state has ever hosted the international, region, and state rallies in the same year over the 35+ year history of GWRRA. 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 interaction with so many other GWRRA members. Contact Rich & Sharon Winkler with any questions. (See above for contact info.)

Please take a couple minutes to 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. There are a host of possible things for a Winger to do out there.

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

Rich & Sharon Winkler; Directors – Wis. Chapter G


Happy (June) Birthdays

Sharon Winkler (1st), Dan Gorecki(12th), Gene Lingford (21st)


Happy (June) Anniversaries

Rich & Sharon Winkler (8th), Terry & Anna Werth (18th), Bob & Ginny Schattschneider (21st), John & Kathy Hickman (24th)