For our Thursday evening ride on 8/20/2020 we will meet at Springfield Corners Park and Ride at Highway 19 and Highway 12 intersection. We will depart promptly at 6:00 pm. A trip across Lake Wisconsin on the ferry is on the route. We will be ending at Culver’s in DeForest about 8:00 pm.
Monthly Social will be Sunday, August 2nd at 10:00 AM. This will be via a Zoom Call. The call in information will be added in a separate post on this web site.
The August 9th fund raiser at the Shoe Box is cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions.
The Friday lunch bunch gatherings have been cancelled until the pandemic is over.
Chapter H and friends are continuing our bi-weekly Thursday evening rides. We will depart from our meeting point at 6:00 PM. The rides are approximately 2 hours with a short stop in the middle for restrooms and gas. Normally the ride ends with an ice cream/dinner stop. Our next ride is Thursday, August 6th. Watch your email and our Facebook site for the meeting place.
The Wisconsin District picnic is August 22nd in Westfield, WI. We will have a group ride planned to get there for anyone that would like to join us. Last year was a good time and this year should be even better. COVID 19 precautions will be observed. We will have more space than last year to allow for social distancing.
Upcoming Rallies and other events continue to be cancelled due to the virus. As of this time, the only ones still on schedule are Montana and the Four Corner’s Rally in Ignacio, CO. We will keep you updated with any information we receive and any that we plan to attend.
On June 18th, we had our Thursday evening ride with a GREAT turnout. 7 bikes carrying 11 people and all wore safety gear. Tom lead us on some great backroads heading South out of Madison for about a 100 mile ride that ended in Verona at (guess where) Culvers.
We had a great 50+ mile ride with the Chapter H group on July 2nd. We had 5 bikes and 6 people, who all wore safety gear. We went towards Cambridge, through Rockdale, some other small towns, and ended up in McFarland at Culver’s for ice cream.
After our Zoom Call Social on July 12th, we had a group of 8 bikes that had a super ride through Lodi, crossed on the Merrimac Ferry, through Devil’s Lake State Park, and up to Wisconsin Dells for Lunch. The return trip was via the backroads to Baraboo ad Portage. Another great 100 mile trip and great time with everyone wearing full safety gear.
At this time, the state is in various stages of re-opening. GWRRA’s policy for gatherings is to follow local guidelines. Please only participate in activities and functions if you feel safe doing so!
University classes continue to be offered via Zoom calls. There are some excellent classes being given and we would like to strongly encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity! Visit www.gwrradot.com to see all of the classes being offered. Typically hey conduct one class in the afternoon and repeat it in the evening. These classes are FREE!
August Birthdays – 13th – Ed Denman
August Anniversaries – Wayne & Karen Baetsen, Stan & Bonnie Harris
Wisconsin, Chapter H Madison area
Directors: Bruce & Tina Gebhard Email: email@example.com
Home phone: 608-635-3809 (evening) Tina Cell: 608-516-4320
Bruce cell: 608-516-5520
Facebook page: GWRRA WI Chapter “H” and friends (Madison)
Monthly Social gathering: Saturday July 12th 10:00 AM via Zoom call
Friday lunch bunch – 11:00AM, Canceled until the restrictions allow us to meet again.
Chapter H and friends have been enjoying our bi-weekly Thursday evening rides. Our ride on June 4th had 3 bikes (should have been 5) that went on a great ride up to Reedsburg via Leland on some nice back roads, and then over to Baraboo and down to Sauk City for Culvers. This past Thursday the 18th we had 10 bikes go on the ride!! Tom laid out a terrific ride of about 100 miles southwest of Madison and ended in Verona with an ice cream stop (Imagine that!).
After our June social on the 14th, John Scott led a great ride with 5 bikes. It was about 80 miles of fun roads, with a visit to the Cone Zone in Milton. They just happened to find some members of Chapter A there also!
There are still a few rally’s that have not yet cancelled, (and hopefully won’t) that we are planning to attend. Let us know if you’re interested in going with us for any of them. Here is the list:
*Montana rally July 24th & 25th
*Michigan rally August 14th-15th
*4 Corners rally in Ignacio CO Aug 28th & 29th
*Iowa rally Sept 25th & 26th in Fairfield IA.
It was great to see everyone at our monthly social this past month. We had a great turnout with 21 people in attendance. We are grateful to have been able to utilize zoom to fill in the gap for our socials, but it is soooo nice to see people in person! We really enjoyed when we went around the room and shared things we are currently grateful for – thank you Bonnie Harris for the idea. We hope that everyone is staying healthy and getting some riding in. It has been nice to be out enjoying some fresh air and “wind therapy”!
Did you know there have been online university classes being offered via zoom? Visit www.gwrradot.com to see all of the classes they have been offering during the middle of the afternoon, and again in the early evening. These classes are really catching on, and they may be continued indefinitely. The July schedule is posted. You do need to register in advance for the classes, and they will send you an invitation to join the seminar a couple of days in advance.
Happy July Birthday’s: 12th John Scott 14th Bea Kolb 14th Bernie Hansen 29th John Wendorf
Happy July Anniversaries:
John & Denise Scott Ed & Betty Denman Chuck & Diane Stumpf