October 2020 Newsletter

Directors: Bruce & Tina Gebhard                                 Email: wichapterh@gmail.com
Tina Cell: 608-516-4320 
Home phone: 608-635-3809 (evenings)   
Bruce cell: 608-516-5520   
Chapter Website: www.gwrra-wih.org?   

SOCIAL: Sunday October 11th @ 10:00 AM
Monona Gardens Family Restaurant
6501 Bridge Rd Monona, WI
Nick can accommodate our group with proper social distance spacing. Please let us know if you are coming, so we can let Nick know how many to set up for.              

ACTIVITES FOR THIS MONTH: Friday lunch bunch – 11:00AM, Canceled until the pandemic is over.


    October 4th is our chapters annual planning meeting for next year. Let us know if you have any ideas for rides, activities, functions, etc. This is your chance to have an input on what we plan for 2021.

    October 4th is our annual “Snobird” dinner. This year we will be at Fitz’s on the Lake, in Okee. Social hour starts at 4:00 with Dinner at 5:00. There is still time to join us. Please RSVP asap so I can give them an accurate head count.

      October 17th is the fall ops meeting. It is being held via a Zoom call. I will email everyone the link for it a couple of days prior. The Ops meeting is an open meeting so you are all welcome to attend and participate. Meeting time is 10:00am to 12:30pm.

   October 17th also has a chapter color ride scheduled. Details will be forwarded as we get closer to the date.

Wing Riding Wisconsin:

    August 22nd was the chapter ride to the 2nd annual district picnic with 4 bikes and 1 car for a total of 9 people. Mileage to the picnic was about 70 miles.

   A different group formed up for the ride back that had 3 bikes with 5 people. All wore safety gear and rode about 60 miles. The picnic was awesome, with 79 people attending, including people from Iowa, Illinois. and we look forward to next years event.

    September 3rd was our bi-weekly evening ride. We had 6 bikes with 11 people, all wearing safety gear. We left from Kwik Trip on Mineral Point rd. heading west thru Pine Bluff. We made a partial loop to the north, going thru some great country back roads and ended in Sauk City at Culvers. Total mileage was just under 100 miles.  

    September 17th Thursday night Chapter H GWRRA motorcycle ride with 3 bikes and 4 riders about 65 miles Temperature was 65 when we started and 55 when we were done: scenic ride through Sauk County, Iowa County & Dane County. This was our last “scheduled” evening ride for the season.

   September 26th was our chapter ride to Gays Mills for a visit to Sunrise Apple orchard. It included 5 bikes and 1 car for a total of 11 people. Safety gear was worn by all riders. The trip there was a scenic route down Hwy 60 to “B” thru Plain, Sextonville, and Richland center. The return trip went thru Muscoda with a lunch stop at Honkers. Everybody had a great time. The mileage for this trip was about 195 miles.

From the Directors:

Hello Chapter H members and friends!

    GWRRA’s policy for gatherings is to follow local guidelines. Please only participate in activities and functions if you feel safe doing so!

    We hope this finds everyone staying healthy and getting in as much riding as possible.  It is hard to believe we are entering October already.  For a year that involved a lot of “nothing happening”, it sure went by quickly!  This past month has been a whirlwind in our house, between house projects and a wedding.  We did still find some time to ride.  One of us even found time to get her motorcycle license! 

    With this time of year, we find some of the most beautiful scenery to ride in.  Find ways to take advantage of these opportunities before we have to put our bikes away for the winter.  If you have an idea for an impromptu ride don’t hesitate to get ahold of us, or put it out on Facebook!

    We also need to be mindful of the other things Fall brings to riding…leaves on the roadway, cooler temps, possible frost, and very active animals!  Make sure you are prepared to ride when you do get on your bike, and remain alert – not only to your surroundings but your environment (changing weather/temps). 

        University classes continue to be offered via zoom calls. There are some excellent classes being given, and we would encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity!  Visit www.gwrradot.com to see all the classes being offered. Typically, they conduct one class in the afternoon, and repeat it in the evening.  These classes are FREE!

    We look forward to seeing those of you that are joining us at the Snow Bird dinner, and/or the next Social!

Stay safe!

Bruce & Tina Gebhard

Happy October Birthday’s:

9th Mary Black

   Joyce Buseman

October Anniversaries:

Barb & Jerry VanNatta

If we have missed your birthday or anniversary, please accept our apology and let us know so we can get you added on our list. We know that our list is incomplete.

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