WI District Picnic – August 11, 2021

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August 2021 Newsletter

Monthly Social gathering:
Sunday August 8th. 10:00 AM Plan for a ride after the social
Monona Gardens Family Restaurant
6501 Bridge Rd Monona, WI

ACTIVITES FOR THIS MONTH:
Friday lunch bunch – 11:00AM: Contact Marcella Newell or watch your “this and that” email and the chapter facebook page.
Tuesday evening 5:00PM dinner/ride: Contact Marcella Newell or watch your “this and that” email and the chapter facebook page.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
August Thursday night rides for August are on the 5th and the 19th. Watch your email a couple of days before that for the meeting location. Normal departure time is 6:00pm.

July 23rd-24th: Minnesota/ N. Dakota district rally. Winona MN. Tina and I will be gong, leaving Thursday evening right after work. Hope some of you can join us!

August 5th-7th: IL District rally in Rock Falls. Tina and I will be attending and leaving early Sunday morning and riding straight to our monthly social. (It’s about a 2.5 hour ride is all)

August 15th: Chapter H fundraiser at the Shoebox. Setup starts at 8:00AM. Food from 9:30AM until 2:00PM. Clean up following, should be done before 3:00PM.

August 27th -28th: MI WIND Multi state Ride-in, Dubuque, IA. Currently there are about 100 people already signed up! The only things happening at this event are riding, socializing, and some eating. If you were at La Crosse in 2019, this should be even bigger than that was.

From the Directors:
Hello Everyone!
It’s been a very busy couple of months. First was our district rally, then a few short weeks later was Wing Ding, and enjoying our time as ICOY. A huge thank you to everyone for your support, and the best cheering section during the ceremony. The week was busy with events scheduled for us almost every day. The best part though is always getting to spend time with our friends, and the opportunity to make new friends along the way.
Tina and I spent some time during and after Wing Ding talking about all the people we are blessed to have in our lives. We all talk about GWRRA becoming our family, and that is so very true for us. The family we are born into will always take priority, but our GoldWing family is the one that we choose to spend time with.
We also enjoy sharing that friendship with new people that ride and are looking for a fun-loving group of people to hang out and share some motorcycling adventures with. It’s all about the memories we make! We have a question for you. Who do you know that you would like to have become a part of the fun crowd? Why not reach out and invite them? It’s a great gift to share – let’s see who we can find to bring along with us!
Stay safe!
Bruce & Tina Gebhard

From the Assistant Directors:
Denise and I went to Wingding 42 Springfield. We had a nice drive down along the Mississippi River with nice weather the 1st day with an overnight stay in Hannibal MO. The second day was a rain soaked ride through the Lake of the Ozarks on the way to Springfield. Luckily we had the convertible that has replaced the yellow trike we used to have and the ride was dry and warm.
While at Wingding we attended some seminars, toured the vendors and caught up with old friends and made some new ones. We saw the sights around Springfield, made a side trip to see what Branson had to offer for future vacation. One of the highlights was the excellent anniversary dinner Denise and I had at Hemingway;s, the restaurant at the Bass Pro Shops.
John and Denise Scott

Wing Riding Wisconsin
On Sunday June 13th after our Social we had 1 car and 7 motorcycles take off for a ride. We had 11 people total all in protective gear. The ride ventured to Fort Atkinson to Frostie Freeze for delicious Ice Cream. The ride was around 75 miles total with everyone enjoying the wonderful day and great ride. (The ice cream was great too!!)

Even though the Thursday, June 24th evening ride was cancelled, some members did not see the email regarding the cancellation and went on a ride of their own. We had a variety of cycles: 1800 Goldwing, 1500 Goldwing, Kawasaki Vulcan, and Suzuki Boulevard. All 4 members on the 4 cycles were wearing safety gear. One of the new members, Paul, led us on an 80-mile ride on a beautiful evening with no rain. The sun came out for part of the trip. We started out from the Springfield Corners Park and Ride. We rode scenic roads to Lodi and then stopped at the Ice Cream stand at the Merrimac Ferry. From there we rode towards Sauk Prairie, Mt. Horeb, and ending on the West side of Madison.
Bonnie Harris

On Thursday July 8th we had 3 bikes (4 riders in full protective gear) started out from the Hwy. 12/19 Park & Ride and headed down Hwy. 12 to Hwy 19 towards Mazomanie. We turned onto Hwy 78, and picked up another bike & rider in full gear. (One of our members that was a little behind getting to the starting point caught up to us.) We continued on Hwy 78 into Sauk, then out to Hwy 12 up to Baraboo. We turned onto Ski Hi road and wound through the South Shore of Devil’s Lake where we shared some history on Stopper’s Bay. (Stopper’s Bay was nicknamed by locals after my Dad for all the years of fishing he did out there. Dad’s parent’s owned a cottage at the lake so he spend all of his summers out there swimming and fishing. He continued this all his life.) Our ride continued out of Devil’s lake turning on DL and winding back to Hwy 78 to Portage. In Portage we picked up Hwy 51 and took that to De Forest for our ending stop at Culver’s for some delicious custard (surprise, right?). We ended up just over 100 miles for the night, with absolutely perfect weather.
Tina Gebhard

On Sunday July 11th after our Social John & Denise Scott (in their nice convertible) led 7 motorcycles (2 trikes & 5 bikes) with 13 riders in full protective gear to New Glarus for Ice Cream. We rode just over 60 miles in all. We took nice scenic roads down, with a more direct route back due to incoming rain.
Luisa Reuterskiold

On Saturday July 17th Chapter H took a ride to Castle Rock Inn Restaurant in Montfort/Muscoda, WI for All- You- Can Eat Prime Rib and Meat Buffet. We had 4 motorcycles and 2 cars. A total of 10 people which included 2 nonmembers along for the entire trip. All were wearing safety gear. Some of us rode around a total of 170 miles. Marsha and Gary Wilhelms joined us at the restaurant! Always a pleasure to spend time with them. We had good food, fun, and friendly conversations.
Bonnie Harris

Happy August Birthday’s:
13th Ed Denman

August Anniversaries:
Wayne & Karen Baetsen
Stan & Bonnie Harris

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Prime Rib & Meat Lover’s Buffet – 7/12/2021

Do you love Prime Rib and/or Meat? Chapter H members are organizing a ride to Castle Rock Inn, 15040 Shemak Rd, Muscoda, WI on July 17th to enjoy their buffet.

We will meet at the parking lot of the gas station next to the Dutch Mill Park & Ride at the intersection of Highway 18 and 51 (46 Collins Ct, Madison, WI). We will leave promptly at 4 pm and take a scenic route arriving at Castle Rock Inn between 5:30 pm & 6:00 pm. Any make and model of motorcycles and cars are welcome to join.

If you plan on riding with us or meeting us there, please let Bonnie Harris know by Wednesday, July 14th. She has to inform them of the number of people that we will have coming. Then they can plan accordingly. You can call or text Bonnie at 608-513-7134. If no answer, please leave a message.

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July 2021 Newsletter

Monthly Social gathering: Sunday July 11th. 10:00 AM, Monona Gardens Family Restaurant, 6501 Bridge Rd, Monona, WI Please, only come if you feel safe to do so.

Friday lunch bunch – 11:15. Watch your email, check the website, or chapter H Facebook page for the location.

Wing Ding 42 is happening this year in Springfield MO. It runs from Tuesday July 29th thru Saturday July 3rd. We really hope you can join us for a great time there! We would also really appreciate your support on Tuesday afternoon during the International Couple of the Year presentations as Tina and I get to go onstage as the 2020-2021 Northwest ICOY.  Note:  If you’re interested a group ride to and from Springfield is planned.  For details and to sign up please contact John Scott @ johnhscottjr@gmail.com

Other Events

  • July 17           Ride to Castle Rock – 5 pm Prime Rib & Meat Lovers Buffet
  • July 23rd        MN/ND District Rally Winona MN Riverport Inn & Conference Center 900, Bruski Dr, Winona
  • August 15                  Chapter H fund raiser – The Shoebox
  • August 21                  WI District Picnic
  • Sept. 18 ?                  Hill and Valley Days
  • October TBD             Chapter H Snowbird Dinner – Location TBD
  • December TBD         Chapter H Christmas Party – Location and time TB

From the Directors:

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that came out for the district rally this past weekend. Marcella, Bruce and Bernie Hanson sold 50/50 tickets on Friday, thank you!   Saturday evening after dinner, Stan and Bonnie hosted a “not so newlywed game” that everyone enjoyed.  Tom & Jackie Barman were game winners, and Luisa Reuterskiold showed off some great dance moves on the floor along with Jackie, Bonnie, Tina and I.  (Yes – I line danced!)  Thanks for doing a great job everyone! Chapter H won the basket raffle this year, so our charter dues are being paid for by the district!! Stay safe! Bruce & Tina Gebhard

Wing Riding Wisconsin:

On Thursday, June 10th, Chapter H ventured out on a VERY hot 80-mile ride.  We rode from Windsor, WI via back roads thru Wyocena, WI ending at A&W in Portage, WI.  There we enjoyed cold drinks, food, and of course ice cream.  We had 6 bikes with 8 riders, who were members.  2 bikes who joined us from the beginning of the ride were non- members with potential of becoming new members.  In total we had 8 bikes with 10 riders.  All were wearing safety gear.   Bonnie Harris

On May 26th chapter H went on a 60 mile evening ride lead by Tom. We had 3 bikes ,5 people, all wearing safety gear. We started in west Middleton, then rode thru Pine Bluff, Mt. Vernon , Daleyville, Mt. Horeb, Black Earth and ended in Cross Plains for Culvers treats. It was a great ride, great roads and great friends.   Tom Barman

From the Assistant Directors:

I have a route planned to and from the Madison area to Springfield.  The route down follows parts of the Mississippi River and the route back is on the interstate(s) that follow route 66.  I will have to leave St Louis early to make a 4:30 appt in Madison though.  If you’re interested please let me know so I have some idea of headcount.  You will be responsible for your own lodging for the overnight stays to and from Springfield in Hannibal   MO on the way down and St Louis MO on the way back.  We will be leaving on Sunday July 26th from the Madison area and leaving to return Sunday July 4th.

My son and his wife took a week’s vacation and I promised I would refinish his dining room table while he was gone.  I was at his house one day and had just put on a coat of varnish and was waiting for it to dry to apply a second coat.  Rather than stand around and watching the varnish dry and having run out of other items to fix in his house I decided to watch TV.  I had settled in with some coffee and found some classic Tom and Jerry cartoons to watch.  Lo and behold the grandchildren show up with their other grandparents to feed the fish and get the mail.  My grandson “tattled” on me telling my son that “grampa was supposed to be working but was watching TV instead”. 

The point of this story is even though it might look like you’re standing around doing nothing that doesn’t mean you’re not doing something constructive. Also the table came out great and looks like new. John and Denise Scott

Happy July Birthday’s:

  • 12th John Scott
  • 14th Bea Kolb
  • 14th Bernie Hanson
  • 29th John Wendorf

July Anniversaries:

  • John & Denise Scott
  • Ed & Betty Denman
  • Chuck & Diane Stumpf
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June 10, 2021 Ride

On Thursday, June 10th, Chapter H ventured out on a VERY hot 80-mile ride.  We rode from Windsor, WI via back roads thru Wyocena, WI ending at A&W in Portage, WI.  There we enjoyed cold drinks, food, and of course ice cream.  We had 6 bikes with 8 riders, who were members.  2 bikes who joined us from the beginning of the ride were non- members with potential of becoming new members.  In total we had 8 bikes with 10 riders.  All were wearing safety gear.

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June 2021 Newsletter

Chapter H Directors: Bruce & Tina Gebhard               

Email: wichapterh@gmail.com
Home phone: 608-635-3809 (evenings)

Tina Cell 6058-516-4320

Bruce cell: 608-516-5520                                                                    

Assistant Directors: John & Denise Scott    608-243-9332           

Chapter Website: www.gwrra-wih.org       

Facebook page: GWRRA WI Chapter “H” and friends (Madison)

Social Location/Date: Sunday June 13th      10:00 AM Monona Gardens Family Restaurant, 6501 Bridge Rd Monona, WI

ACTIVITIES FOR THIS MONTH:Friday lunch bunch – 11:00. Watch your email, check the website, or chapter H Facebook page for the location.   Contact Marcella Newell for more information.  (608)354-2767UPCOMING EVENTS:

Happy Father’s Day!

 The 2021 riding season “Tour Sheets” are available on the district website at; https://www.gwrra-wi.org/tour-sheet.html  Get as many signatures as you can and turn it in at the end of the year for a chance to win $100. It’s also a great way to get out and meet some new folks or visit friends that you haven’t seen in a while!

Sat, June 5 10am – 6pm Chapter M fundraiser, Festival Foods, 1001 Main Ave, De Pere, WI. Bruce is planning to go, so watch your email for ride information.

 June 18th & 19th is the Wisconsin “Wild West Wings” rally in Wisconsin Rapids. The district team has a lot of fun rides, games and activities planned. It’s shaping up to be a real boot stompin’ good time! The rally is FREE this year! Flyers are available at:

https://www.gwrra-wi.org/wi-district-rally-2021.html

Please RSVP using the registration form so that they have an idea how many will be attending, as well as signing the release portion.  

Wing Ding 42 is happening this year in Springfield MO. It runs from Tuesday June 29th thru Saturday July 3rd. We really hope you can join us for a great time there! We would also really appreciate your support on Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 pm during the award ceremony, when Tina and I will be introduced as the Northwest Territory International Couple of the Year for  2020-2021.  Note:  If you’re interested, a group ride to and from Springfield is planned.  For details and to sign up please contact John Scott @ johnhscottjr@gmail.com

From the Assistant Directors:

As briefly noted above I have a route planned to and from the Madison area to Springfield.  The route down follows parts of the Mississippi River and the route back is on the interstate(s) that follow route 66.  I will have to leave St Louis early to make a 4:30 appt in Madison though.  If you’re interested, please let me know so I have some idea of headcount.  You will be responsible for your own lodging for the overnight stays to and from Springfield in Hannibal   MO on the way down and St Louis MO on the way back.  We will be leaving on Sunday June 26th from the Madison area and leaving to return Sunday July 4th

Chapter H rides- Wing Riding Wisconsin

What do Goldwings and Brats have in common?

Any GWRRA member will tell you we love to eat brats and we love to ride to brat fries. Chapter H has had a chance to meet both in the last few weeks. A brat fry and a ride to 3 Chapter events. Could there be anything better?

  • On April 24th Chapter H traveled to Chapter Q’s brat fry in Wausau. We had 3 bikes and one car with 7 Chapter H members all wearing proper safety gear brave the rain and cold. We had fun enjoying the cranberry bogs and ginseng fields as we traveled through several of our northern counties. Not the best of rides but good brats and fun with Chapter Q.

Thanks to Bruce Gebhard for leading us through many roads that my husband John Scott had never been on even though he had lived in Marathon and Portage Counties.

  • Our return ride on April 24th we had 3 bikes and 1 car all wearing proper safety gear that enjoyed a more direct route home.
  •  On April 29th we had an evening ride. There were 4 bikes with 7 Chapter H members all wearing proper safety gear.   We rode from Madison to Fort Atkinson, to Lake Mills, and Cottage Grove.  We ended at Culvers on the East Side of Madison enjoying a little evening snack.    
  • On May 1 we had 4 bikes and 1 car with 9 Chapter H members all wearing proper safety gear travel to Chapter E brat fry in Randolph for our breakfast brat. True breakfast of champions is a brat and sauerkraut. Yum.  From Randolph we traveled to Chapter C in Fond du Lac for our lunch brat.
  • Our return ride on May 1st we had 3 bikes and 1 car (7 Chapter H members) all wearing proper safety gear.  It was a great ride that included a trip around the east side of Lake Winnebago before heading back to Madison,  Special thanks to John Scott for planning a ride also with many back roads including a windy trip through the Horicon Marsh.

Chapter E was wondering if I would rate the best brat and so did Chapter C. I did joke that my decision could be swayed with a free brat. Neither Chapter E or Chapter C took up my offer, so I have no opinion as to which brat was better.

I guess the decision was that there is no bad brat fry if sponsored by a GWRRA Chapter. Thank you to Chapters, Q, E and C for feeding us. We enjoyed the ride, the food and seeing other GWRRA members.

  • May 14th while at Dust Off, Chapter H had 3 bikes and 1 car with 6 members all wearing proper safety gear enjoy a ride up and around Lake Winnebago.  It was some fabulous back roads with nice curves and turns. 

So grateful that 2021 is starting off better than 2020.

Denise Scott

June Birthdays:

7th George Blum

8th Frank Sell

June Anniversaries:

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*****If we do not have your Birthday or Anniversary listed, please let one of the Chapter staff members know so we can add it.  ******

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