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

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.

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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