Between You and Me

By Deana Foster I grew up with a dad who was an auto mechanic, and he taught me the basics of auto maintenance. By the time I arrived at college, I could change my oil and a flat tire, if necessary. I knew the difference between a wrench and pliers; a flat head and a   Read the full article >>>

J.P.’s Primary Cover

By Janis Perfetto Greetings! Before we jump into a little bit of info about riding through Colorado, I need to point out a few important details in this issue. The long awaited Mileage Contest Results begin on page 12. We certainly do make a dent in miles traveled by motorcycle! Congratulations to all who reached   Read the full article >>>

Mind, Body, Motorcycle: Getting Geared Up For Safety

By Jill Dunphy As this issue goes to print, many of you are likely preparing to ride to the 31st International Women On Wheels® Ride-In™, or other moto-vacations of various length. It seems that there are dozens of articles and forum posts with tips for packing and motorcycle preparations, yet very few about prepping yourself.   Read the full article >>>

Passing Gas Stinks!

By Dee Gagnon Prior to leaving for the 30th Ride-In™, my Honda Shadow Spirit 750 spent over a week in the shop. It was having problems with gasoline leakage, and I was leaving for a cross-country solo trip in two weeks. I had figured out that the two times it leaked gas on my parking   Read the full article >>>

2016- Annual Mileage Contest Results

Compiled by Carolee Langer, Laura Mitchell, and Pam Rusk WOW! The 2016 Annual Mileage Contest results are in! There was great participation once again, with 501 participants this year, up from 361 in 2015, and representing 30 states! Some of the increase in the number of entrants was due in part to the ease of   Read the full article >>>

From the Heart

By Connie “TLCRN” Zimmer I am having the privilege and the heart break of assisting some dear friends in the aftermath of a multiple motorcycle accident involving a fatality, the details of which are summarized below. I’m writing this to share what I consider some important observations and to reinforce some advice that I’m sure   Read the full article >>>

Who Oh Who

Name: Doloras Ballard Nicknames: Grammy City of Residence: Marshalltown, Iowa Encouraging Words for Another: Don’t ever give up. You can do it! WOW Member You Look Up To and Why: Cindy Gildea. She never gives up! See page 20…

Membership Milestones

Congratulations To Members Celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years Membership in WOW! The membership milestones are celebrated for those members who have completed the milestones during the period January 2017 to June 2017.  Our loyal Members are recognized in Membership Milestones upon reaching 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and beyond membership   Read the full article >>>

Who Oh Who

Name: Anne Rinier City of Residence: York, Pennsylvania Why You Ride:  I find my motorcycle is my stress relief! As a care giver, a wife, a mother, a sister, and for every other position I fill, riding my motorcycle helps me get away from life for a few hours. This is the one thing I   Read the full article >>>

Welcome Home!

New Members To Our WOW Family AK      Mary Moulfair             2/7/2017 AK      Stephen Moulfair       2/7/2017 CA       Carrie Harris               1/17/2017 CA       Marti Pattishall           2/22/2017 CA       Brad Pollock               2/13/2017 CA       Dale Wallerstein        1/31/2017 CO       Bethany Carr              1/14/2017 CO       Gary Kettle                 1/31/2017 DE       Roxanne Gadaingan   1/8/2017 DE       Catherine Woodfield  1/28/2017 FL       Kathy Binns                  Read the full article >>>