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CHAPTER C NEWS - SEPTEMBER - 2020

Chapter Social: Social - Sunset on the Water
Social Location: Sunset on the Water N7364 Winnebago Dr Fond du Lac WI 54935
Time: Sunday, September 13, 2020 9:00 AM

Contact: Leo & Linda Prentice - 630-745-8861
wingfree48@gmail.com, lindaprentice7@aol.com

Chapter Website: http://www.gwrra-wi-c.com/


ACTIVITIES FOR SEPTEMBER

Ice Cream Social | Kelleys Ice Cream
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:30 PM
Kelley Country Creamery W5125 County B Rd Fond du Lac WI 54937

Ice Cream Social | A&W Fond du Lac Ice Cream
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 6:30 PM
A&W - Fond du Lac 269 Winnebago Dr Fond du Lac WI 54935

Social | Social - Sunset on the Water
Sunday, September 13, 2020 9:00 AM
Sunset on the Water N7364 Winnebago Dr Fond du Lac WI 54935

Chapter C Ride | 1000 Islands KauKauna
Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:30 AM
Sunset on the Water N7364 Winnebago Dr Fond du Lac WI 54935

Fortunate Souls | Fortunate Souls Lunch
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 PM
Pizza Ranch - Fond du Lac 1235 W JohnsonSt Fond du Lac WI 54937

Chapter C Ride | Little Fat Gretchen's
Saturday, September 5, 2020 10:00 AM
Team Motorsports 1890 Mid Valley Dr De Pere WI 54115

Chapter C Ride | Chili Cookout
Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:00 AM
Team Motorsports 1890 Mid Valley Dr De Pere WI 54115


UPCOMING EVENTS OCTOBER - 2020:

Social | Social - Faros Family Restaurant
Saturday, October 10, 2020 9:00 AM
Faro's Family Restaurant 131 N Pioneer Road Fond du Lac WI 54935

Chapter C Ride | Chapter C Ride
Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:30 AM
Faro's Family Restaurant 131 N Pioneer Road Fond du Lac WI 54935

Chapter C Ride | Chapter C Fall Ride (Ontario WI)
Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:00 AM
BP - Fond du Lac 948 S Rolling Meadows Dr Fond du Lac WI 54937

Fortunate Souls | Fortunate Souls Lunch
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:00 PM
Backyard Grill 838 E Johnson St Fond du Lac WI 54935

Chapter C Ride | Color Ride
Friday, October 2, 2020 10:00 AM
Team Motorsports 1890 Mid Valley Dr De Pere WI 54115


From The Directors

From the Directors:

 

Time is slipping away fast.  The hours of sunlight are diminishing, and Fall will be upon us before we realize it.  It has been a great summer for riding, and Chapter C continues to offer rides that have been new and exciting.  The comradery that continues to blossom with Chapter M has greatly increased the opportunities for some great adventures.  Some of our Chapter C day rides have included: Janesville Botanical Gardens, the Baraboo Zoo, and the Dells of the Eau Claire River.  In addition, the overnight Waterfall Ride to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It goes without saying that our ice cream rides and Chapter C Picnic gave great opportunities to enjoy our two-wheel sport and the socialization that goes with it.  None of this would be possible without the help of all members, particularly the Chapter C leadership team. Thank you everyone for your ideas and support. The end of August will present another fortunate souls/spur of the moment ride to Doc’s Harley Davidson.

 

The Chapter C picnic was held at our house on Sunday, July 26th. Over 30 people were in attendance, and the pot luck assortment of food was delicious! An hour or two after everyone got here, we had about 4 different storms come through, and everyone watched them over Lake Winnebago. Quite amazing. Going home was a wet experience, but most had come by car.

 

It has been a difficult time scheduling events with the District and National GWRRA because of the coronavirus.  Given the difficulties, the annual District Picnic was held August 22, 2020 at Pioneer Park in Westfield, WI.  Tod Hellman led a ride out of Fond du Lac which was primarily on backroads and included 10 bikes and a car.  We now have three women in Chapter C who ride solo frequently, what a great cultural change to see!  It was refreshing to see like minded individuals enjoy themselves and finally able to refresh some longterm friendships.

 

Fall is a great time to ride and we are well-scheduled through September and October, including our monthly socials with rides and “of course” our weekly ice cream get-togethers (which end by mid-September).  Get out and ride while the temperatures are pleasant and the sunshine is abundant.

 

Enjoy the Ride,     Leo and Linda




Wings Riding Wisconsin

July 21, 2020 – 126 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Leanne Hansen

2 Gold Wings, 2 Spyders, 1 Harley Trike

We met in Wautoma at 9:30.  Left about 10:00.  We wandered over to Plainfield for a short break.  Then we wandered back to Wautoma for lunch at Milty Wilty.  Had lunch outside then everyone headed for home.  126 miles total for the ride. 

August 1, 2020 – 250 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Tod Hellman

After our breakfast social, a group of 10 members of Chapter C (on 6 bikes and a car) and 4 members of Chapter M (on 2 bikes) departed from Farro's Restaurant in Fond Du Lac and headed to the Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville. We rode some great county back roads to get there. After walking around the park to see the sights, we headed back to Horicon for ice cream. 250 miles round trip for the group with everyone wearing safety gear. 

August 3 & 4, 2020 – 210 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Lori Schneider 

3 Gold Wings (Al & Barb, John & Jodi and Todd) and 1 Yamaha (me) – we met at DeGrands Family Restaurant in Denmark.  After our bellys were full we headed up to Door County for an overnight trip.  Stayed in Fish Creek and went for a fish boil for dinner.  After dinner walked to Sunset Beach to see the amazing sunset along with many many other people.  Tuesday morning we got up and rode to Cana Island.  I had never been here before and guess will have to plan another trip there.  It had started to rain right before we arrived with some strong winds.  They take you to the island in a hay trailer pulled by a tractor.  Well the waves were so big; they were crashing right into the trailer.  We decided since we were on the bikes we really didn’t want to get any wetter.  Stopped at Door County Coffee and Tea, did a little shopping and had lunch before heading back home. 

August 5, 2020 – 150 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Lori Schneider 

3 Gold Wings (Al & Barb, John and Todd) and 1 Yamaha (me).  Rode back roads to West of the Lake Gardens.  Very beautiful flowers and grounds to see if you have never been there before and it is FREE admission.  Continued the ride back to Fond du Lac and the lake road to arrive at Ardy & Ed’s in Oshkosh.  Had dinner and then ice cream with 14 members of Chapter C for their ice cream ride. 

August 6, 2020 – 51 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Lori Schneider

2 Gold Wings (Al & Barb and Todd) and 1 Yamaha (Me).  Rode back roads and ended up in Green Bay at T Bacon.  Had some great bbq and we all headed back home on our own. 

August 7, 2020 – 163 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Lori Schneider

3 Gold Wings(Al & Barb, John and Todd) and 1 Yamaha (me) – met in Bonduel and headed to Dells of the Eau Claire County Park.  Enjoyed the park and had a picnic lunch.  We then headed to Belt Soft Serve in Stevens Point for dessert.  Another great day for riding, couldn’t have asked for a better week for vacation and riding!!

August 7, 2020 – 225 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by George Gunther 

Last Friday myself, Richard and Dianna Reiter, Greg Meath, and Richard and Arlis Wood rode to Wabasha Mn.

 

I met up with Greg and Richard and Arlis at the Curve Café in Redgranite. We rode together from there to Kwik Trip in Tomah where we met up with Richard and Dianna.

 

From there we rode over to Wabasha with a nice ride through the bluffs and some nice river roads. Total mileage from Redgranite to the resort with the detours was around 225 miles.

August 8, 2020 – 137 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Lori Schneider

Tod & Christine Hellman (on one bike) met Todd (on Gold Wing)  and I (on Yamaha) at the Oshkosh Kwik Trip (well in the round-a-bout) and headed north to Chapter M’s monthly social at Chefo’s Pancake House in Kimberly.  During breakfast it rained pretty good, but most of us covered our bikes and brought our helmets in so we were ok.  After the social, Al lead a ride to Suamico to the 1st Annual Sunflower Fest.  There were 7 Gold Wings and 1 Yamaha and 3 vehicles.  We ran into a lot of rain but still continued to our destination.  Since it was raining there wasn’t much going on.  We all decided to depart out separate ways.  Todd Schneider lead Tod & Christine and I back to Oshkosh going on some nice back roads, but couldn’t dodge the rain.  Hellman’s rode with us back to Oshkosh before heading home.  We had a total of 137 miles for the 4 of us.

August 11, 2020 - 136 miles - All wearing safety gear - Submitted by Ken Hansen 

Leanne and I and 8 others went on a ride from Kwik Trip in Wautoma.  We toured the countryside and had lunch at Mullin's in Fox lake then headed for home.  There were 2 bikes, 2 trikes, and 3 Spyders.  We rode 136 miles and safety gear was worn

August 16, 2020 – 66 miles – All wearing safety gear – Submitted by Lori Schneider

Met Barb and Al for breakfast in Appleton and then headed to Maribel Caves County Park.  Along with way we stopped at 1000 Island Environmental Center and actually saw an immature eagle in the trees in front of us.  We then headed to Maribel Caves and enjoyed a leisurely walk through the park.  After that we continued on to Manitowoc and stopped for ice cream at Cedar Crest.  We said our good byes and all headed our separate way home.  Great day for a ride with wonderful friends.


August 18, 2020 - 158 miles - All wearing safety gear - Submitted by Ken Hansen

Today, August 18 we rode from Kwik Trip in Wautoma, meandered to Waupaca took a break, then meandered to Marion for lunch at the "Crusin Inn." Then headed for home. There were 2 bikes, 2 trikes 4 spyders, and a slingshotand 12 people.  We rode 158 miles.  Safety gear was worn.


August 22, 2020 - 158 miles - All GWRRA members wearing safety gear - Submitted by Tod Hellman

We had 10 bikes and a car join together in Fond Du Lac for a ride to the District Picnic. We took a backroads route to get there that turned out to be an awesome ride. On the way back, we had 2 additional riders that were not members of GWRRA join us. Again, we took a backroads route, that ended with ice cream at Gilles in Fond Du Lac. 158 total miles for the group, before we split up and headed our separate ways.


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