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South Portland ME

Stop on way to PEI with Mercedes Meglio

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Nevada IA

Visiting cousins with Corky Quirk

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Galtatin Gateway MT

with Patti Bogan

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Polk City IA

Saylorville Lake Dam with Cindy Gildea

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Colorado site

with Carolee Langer

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Petoskey Harbor MI

with Ally White and friends

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Rapid City SD

Badlands National Park with Cindy Berrong

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Nevada IA

Had Birthday cupcakes with Corky Quirk and friends

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Black River Falls WI

Near Great River Road with Patti Bogan and friend

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Trail Creek IN

with Phil Ground Hog and Patti Bogan and friends

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Arlyn Goldberg

with helmet and furry friend

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Colorado – 2

with Janet Lennox

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Colorado

with Janet Lennox

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Don’t Judge Me By The Size or Color of My Motorcycle

We have a lot of strange things happening in our country right now.  I’m not going to make any kind of political statement but I do want to encourage all of our powerful, wonderful members to reach out to others in support of diversity.  Reach out and support others with your love and your passion   Read the full article >>>

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Buffalo NY

with Bonnie Chandler

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Venus PA

with Patti Bogan & friend

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Kansas Wheathearts Chapter meeting

with Laurinda Ramonda and friends

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Tail of the Dragon

with Patti Bogan and friends

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PA Farmington

with Patti Bogan and friends

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AZ El Mirage

with Kristin Hall

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AZ Desert Challenges Museum

in El Mirage with Kristin Hall

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Stokes State Park

with Nancy Hernandez and friends

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WV WOW Zone

with Patti Bogan and friend

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Back of Dragon

with Patti Bogan and friend

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No Zip Lining for Flat Rocky

with Lynne Thatcher

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NY St Lawrence River

with Rene OMara

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NY State HOG Rally

Has his own pillow with Rene OMara

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MN LadySlippers Chapter Meeting

with Jane Cross

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Stream along Blue Ridge Parkway

with Patti Bogan

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Blue Ridge Parkway

with Ducky and Patti Bogan and friend

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MI Upper Peninsula

with Trudy Williams

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Cutworms & Dupuytren’s Contracture

We made it home Sunday by 2:00ish and the first thing I did was go look for cutworms on my tomatoes.  I’M SORRY!  I should have checked the dogs and the chickens and the rabbits and I did acknowledge them, I really did, but I just knew cutworms were killing my tomatoes so I ran   Read the full article >>>

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Shenandoah Nat’l Park

with Patti Bogan and friend

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Shenandoah National Park

with Cindy Berrong Whitlow

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KY Gracey

with Cindy Berrong Whitlow

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MI Mackinaw City campground

with Trudy Williams

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IL Lincoln Oasis

with Peggy Walker and friends

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Feeding Chickens

with Nancy Motsinger

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Mark Twain State Park

with Carolyn White Clark and friends

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Previous Mascot friend

with Mary Ewell Witty

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Harley Davidson Museum

with Rose Brigmon

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NJ Lunch and Ride

with Allison Coles Bumuller and friends

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Last Night out

With Donna Schoenfeldt and friends playing Mexican Train

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Going Home

With Renae Kettle

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Going to Niagara Falls

with Trudy Williams and friends

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Crossing Kentucky

Guess what…as tired as I was last night, I didn’t sleep worth a darn.  I couldn’t stop thinking about all the great, good, bad and ugly things from the R-I (that is short for Ride-In™ which hereinafter I will use in place of the full word for simplicity sake.)  As usual, I woke up around 1   Read the full article >>>

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Ride-In™ Events & Heading Home

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It was exhausting but so much fun.  I really just didn’t have the time or the energy to post each night.  We all had to get up so early and then because you only see most of these people once a year, you don’t want to go to bed…you want to VISIT!  The names of   Read the full article >>>

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Flat Rocky meets 3 Frogs

With Megan Burkett

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Flat Rocky gets Frogged

With Charlotte Toth

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With Prez

With Deb Zurawski and Prez

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Ride-In™ Banquet – 2

With Lori Stegle and friends

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Ride-In™ Banquet – 1

With Annette Stout and her frog

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Setup Day

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Today was the day of setup.  The PA chapters and coordinators did an amazing job and the Board pitched in as well.  I didn’t do much.  I folded some t-shirts and pointed a lot.  I also took complaints and helped coordinate a bike pickup for someone with bike issues.  I do whatever the important coordinators   Read the full article >>>

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Road to the Ride-In(tm) Day 4

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Day 4 – We only had around 230 miles to ride today so we decided to sleep in.  I didn’t sleep that well because of all the Ride-In™ To-Do items that were spinning around in my head so when the alarm went off at 6:30 it wasn’t a surprise as I had been staring at   Read the full article >>>

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Road to the Ride-In(tm) Day 3

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Oh man am I tired.  We rode for more than 10 hours today and I would say 7 of the 10 was on twisty, technical roads that required your full attention.  I was in HEAVEN! It wasn’t necessarily intentional.  Before we left MO I told the husbs that I wanted to ride around in West   Read the full article >>>

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Road to the Ride-In ™ Days 1 & 2

It was my intention to blog all the days I traveled to the Ride-In™ but of course the first night out our “home-grown” little hotel didn’t have internet access and I barely had a cell signal so I couldn’t set up a hotspot either.  I was in technology hell but vacation heaven!  Late as I   Read the full article >>>

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Day 3 & More

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Ok yeah…I’m sorry but in my defense I did say that I would TRY to post every day. Notice I put heavy emphasis on the word “TRY!” Day 3 included riding to the Hearst Castle and doing a gazillion stairs to tour the UPSTAIRS (which is the actual name of the tour we paid for)   Read the full article >>>

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Croozapalooza 2016 Day 2

You make a plan and almost immediately it goes to hell in a handbasket. Plan…leave hotel by 7:00 a.m.  Reality…must eat breakfast because lunch won’t happen until 2ish but breakfast isn’t offered until 7:00 a.m.   Plan…leave hotel and with assistance of GPS, ride down Highway 1 to Cambria.  Reality…GPS is not programed as planned and   Read the full article >>>

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Croozapalooza – The Night Before & Day One

I had one of those nights where I was pretty sure I DID sleep but I felt like I was awake the whole night…Tossing and turning and worrying and fretting.  Will I hear the alarm (set for 4:30 a.m.)?  Will I have any car trouble or delays on the way to the airport?  Will I miss   Read the full article >>>

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Learn-to-Ride Motorcycle Scholarship

Learn-to-Ride Motorcycle Scholarship offered by the Women’s Coalition of Motorcyclists, Inc., powered by Cycle Gear to Girlz Motocamps in Petaluma, California. Click here to apply http://goo.gl/forms/IUT59j8MhZ. Deadline is Friday, May 13, 2016. Camp dates are May 27-29, 2016.

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Welcome to the President’s Blog

Welcome to the President’s Blog!  It is my hope that this will be an avenue for you to know what is going on as it is happening and for us to stay connected on a monthly, weekly or daily basis.  I’m excited that our new website has the capability and I look forward to corresponding   Read the full article >>>

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New WOW merchandise now available – CafePress

Now available at CafePress: New WOW merchandise with assorted options and colors. Check out CafePress for T-shirts, Tanks, V-neck shirts and many novelty items. Each order is processed right away, no waiting. If help or more information is needed regarding ordering WOW merchandise from CafePress, please email merchandise@womenonwheels.org

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Between You and Me

By Deana Foster I wish there was a way for me to speak directly to you more often. I would really like to get to know so many things about you, like… How long you have been riding and what kind of bike do you ride and why did you choose that specific one? Do   Read the full article >>>

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J.P.’s Primary Cover

By Janis Perfetto First, a few things to bring to your attention: The Women On Wheels® Trustee Election Notice was in the Jan/Feb issue on page 26. Please refer to the Jan/Feb issue page 26 for that information and timeline. The deadline to receive the nomination petition is April 1, with a March 28 postmark.   Read the full article >>>

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Shifting Gears

By Carolee Langer One of the responses I get most often from members when asked to volunteer for a Chapter Officer position is “I have no idea what that Officer does,” so this issue’s Shifting Gears is “geared” towards the roles and responsibilities of the top four or five Officer positions in WOW. This information   Read the full article >>>

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Wielding the Wrench

By Dave Foster You ask, Dave Foster answers! Do you have a burning “wrench” question? Do you need help figuring out how to fix a problem with your motorcycle? First husband, Support Member Dave Foster is ready to answer your most burning questions. Thanks Dave! We DO love our Support Members! This issue’s question deals   Read the full article >>>

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Croozapalooza!

Northern California’s Gold Country Riders Chapter is thrilled to be hosting the 7th Annual Women On Wheels® President’s Croozapalooza™ which will be held in conjunction with our Chapter’s annual Spring Fling getaway in May. Dates: May 14 – May 16 Location: Beautiful Central California coastal town of Cambria. Lodging: Cambria Palms, 2662 Main Street Cambria,   Read the full article >>>

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Gettin’ Beyond Gettysburg Pennsylvania Turnpike!

By Pat Reynolds The Wow Ride-In™ to Gettysburg will be exciting enough, but adventures await traveling East from Gettysburg to the end of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. If your vacation plans allow time to explore either before or after the Ride-In™, you might want to see for yourself the exciting sites of Pennsylvania beyond Gettysburg. Chocolate   Read the full article >>>

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Italy Scooter Tour!

By Bert Magnuson I had the most incredible adventure on the Italy Scooter Tour. It’s almost impossible to pick my most favorite experience. Highlights in Rome included seeing and going inside the Coliseum and being in St. Peter’s Square to see and hear the Pope deliver Sunday mass. We thoroughly enjoyed everything our guide, Constantine,   Read the full article >>>

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What’s on Your Bucket List?

By Donna (Boots) Schoenfeldt As I sit enjoying the sounds, a faint whistle of a ship is in the background calling its workers to work. The smells of the sea and the scenery of a busy harbor play out before the tourists awake in the Grand Canal of Venice, Italy. I am wrapped in my   Read the full article >>>

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Choosing a Tent

By Annette Stout A tent is my home away from home. How well it fits me and my needs for each motorcycle trip will color my memories and greatly impact my enjoyment of the trip. I’ve learned that a bad night in a tent easily turns into a bad day on the bike, and a   Read the full article >>>

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We can do it!

By Tammy Mathews And with those motivating words from Sue Childress, seven time Three Flags Classic veteran, a motley crew of nine ladies from the Gold Country Riders (GCR) Chapter of Women On Wheels®, plus two support fellas, were inspired to participate in the 2015 Three Flags Classic (TFC). “Now this isn’t just any Three   Read the full article >>>

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Trademarks™, Copyrights©, & Registered Rights®

How Do These Apply to WOW? Have you ever noticed those circled Cs and Rs or the TM letters used throughout references to the Women On Wheels® logo, tagline and Ride-In™? There is a reason for this; it lets our members and the public know that we have ownership in the use of these items   Read the full article >>>

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WOW Partners with Motel 6®

Motel 6 is sprucing things up and has launched a new marketing campaign to celebrate the new look and feel of the brand. Titled “Room to Room,” the new campaign is aligned with the brand’s commitment to inspire travelers to “save more for what they travel for” in a fresh and modern way. To prepare   Read the full article >>>

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International Female Ride Day Photo Contest May 7th

Women On Wheels® 7th Annual Special One-Day-Only Photo Contest May 7, 2016 (In conjunction with International Female Ride Day!) See more on page 26…

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WOW Standing Committees

FOR YOUR EDUCATION & READING PLEASURE! This is a list of Board committees (listed in alphabetical order). The President appoints members to these committees each January or when deemed necessary to further the objectives of the organization and its members. Committee members or individuals need not be Trustees, but those not having a Board member   Read the full article >>>

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Welcome Home – New members of WOW

AK Peggy Jo Whittington 12/6/2015 AZ Starr Walker 11/6/2015 CA Vicky Baker 11/22/2015 CA Melissa Gibson 11/22/2015 CA Nicole Lowy 12/18/2015 DE Heidi Nequist 12/16/2015 FL Gerri Galloway-Rouette 11/28/2015 GA Linda Hitchock 11/14/2015 GA Electra Holmes 11/14/2015 GA Celestine Moro 11/14/2015 IA Beth Herrick 11/24/2015 ID Richelle White 11/12/2015 IL Angela Labriola 11/22/2015 MA Rich   Read the full article >>>

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Items of Interest – Mar/Apr Magazine

Page 6 ~ WOW Ride-In Nomination Form Page 8 ~ TRUSTEE NOMINATION PETITION Page 10 ~ 2016 Ride-In™ Nomination Form Page 24 ~ 2016 All Member Mileage Contest Starting Form Page 27 ~ Calendar of Events Page 28 ~ International WOW Ride-In Registration Form

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Log Your Mileage

WOW M.O.T.O.S (Motorcycle Odometer Tracking Online System) is open to log your miles for both the Personal Mileage Program and the Annual Mileage Contest.  For more information go to Members > WOW M.O.T.O.S

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WOW Partners with Motel 6®

Motel 6 is sprucing things up and has launched a new marketing campaign to celebrate the new look and feel of the brand. Effective March 1, 2016, WOW will have its very own corporate account number (CP number) that will allow our members to save 10% when reservations are made directly with Motel 6 either   Read the full article >>>

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Between You and Me

by Deana Foster It is that time of year again when we make New Year resolutions and anything seems possible…even me losing 50 pounds and becoming 20 years younger. I’m also trying to convince myself that I can keep up with my daily workload and answer all Women On Wheels® business email in a timely   Read the full article >>>

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JUST ONE!

by Deana Foster If you attended the Ride-In™ in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, you may recall me providing you information pertaining to our membership numbers dropping. If you didn’t attend, this may be a complete surprise as those numbers aren’t shared often. Well that is going to change. I want you to know where we stand each   Read the full article >>>

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WOW Riding Adventure – September 2016

To fellow WOW travelers, The next international adventure for Women On Wheels members can now be booked for Sept 10-16, 2016.  Here is the link: http://edelweissbike.com/women-on-wheels  After she knows how many are interested our travel agent, Donna Campbell, will be organizing a pre-trip for us to go to Paris. Hopefully you won’t be creeped out   Read the full article >>>

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Holiday Sale – WOW Merchandise!

Select Items are on Clearance for a limited time. So Shop now!

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Natchez Trace Parkway

Natchez Trace Parkway

Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444 mile long historical National Park.  It starts in Natchez Mississippi and ends in Nashville Tennessee. The roads are curvy with no commercial traffic.  For more information go to Natchez Trace website.

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