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Florida District Convention

36th Annual Florida Gathering of the Wings
America The Beautiful
Kissimmee, Florida
March 19-21, 2015

Alabama District Convention

Hallowing
A Spring SPOOKtacular!!
Eufaula, Alabama
May 14-16, 2015

Georgia District Convention

Georgia Wing Fling
June 18-20, 2015
Dillard, GA

South Carolina District Convention

South Carolina District presents
Pirates of the Carolinas
July 16 - 18, 2015
Anderson, SC. 29621

Wing Ding 37

GWRRA's Wing Ding 37
"Rocket City Road Trip"
Huntsville, Alabama
September 3-6, 2015

Southeast Region "A" Convention

Southeast Region A Convention
October  29-31, 2015
Eufaula, AL

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Harley riders:
Cross city ride ends at topless bar.

Goldwing drivers:
Cross country ride ends at Dairy Queen.

SafetyRiding Safety Tips

Confidence - Having a System

I can still remember my first ride on a motorcycle on the Public Streets and I was not what you could call relaxed or confident. In fact I think I recall saying to myself "What am I doing out in this jungle?".

Many riders find themselves in this situation even if they have been riding for a week or decades, especially when it's raining and you are in heavy traffic, your gloves are wet, your boots full of water and the road's like an ice rink. I know new riders must frequently ask themselves what they are doing out there. I guess it's natural to be concerned for your own skin when in this situation.

Riding on the street can be risky if your brain is in neutral or if you have decided that motorcycling is your only way to adventure and so become a reckless, thrill seeking mobile weapon! I doubt that there are too many riders with that thought. One of the best ways to help gain confidence and reduce risk is to operate to a system. Looking up the dictionary I found the word "system" means "a combination of things or parts forming a complex whole". Being systematic on a motorcycle means showing or involving a system, method or plan. Having a system will help you gain confidence and should also help eliminate the chance of your making a mistake.

The pilot of an aircraft goes through a systematic check of all instruments on the approach to an airport to eliminate all possible mistakes: riding any motorcycle on the Public Streets should be treated with the same caution to eliminate all hazards. It should be appreciated that the system set out here is basic and must be adjusted by the rider according to the circumstances relating to particular hazards that may occur. Some hazards require fewer features than this example - other hazards require more. I believe that to have a system helps to build CONFIDENCE needed when riding. Who wants to drop a bike - it's embarrassing and painful, not to mention expensive!

Motorcycling gets into your blood when you gain confidence. Riding to a system will help to increase your skills and awareness then you will be more relaxed - after all we should never forget that motorcycling is FUN, especially with CONFIDENCE.

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Announcement/ExtraGround Hog Day
Ground Hog Day
Monday, February 2, 2015 - Will there be six more weeks of winter?
02/21/2015   More...
Updated: 1/27/2015 12:04:07 PM

Register for Leadership Classes (online form)   More...
Updated: 1/10/2015 11:02:51 AM

Congratulations: Dewey and Alice Cole   More...
Updated: 9/13/2014 11:05:26 AM

Congratulations to Chapter T --- District and Region Chapter of the Year   More...
Updated: 8/13/2014 7:33:09 PM

Events Events
January - 2015
30,  Fri--T-O-D-A-Y-
 -32nd President Franklin Roosevelt's Birthday -- 1882
February - 2015
1,  Sun-Super Bowl Sunday
 -Boy Scout Sunday
 -National Freedom Day -- Abolition of Slavery
 -Shuttle Columbia Accident -- 2003
3,  Tue-Full Moon
16,  Mon-President's Day
March - 2015
7,  Sat-Chapter-Y Fun Day -- 10:00 AM Registration $10 Gardendale Civic Center, Gardendale, Alabama
19,  Thu-GWRRA - Florida District Rally (Thru Saturday)
April - 2015
23,  Thu-GWRRA - TN District Rally (Thru Saturday)
May - 2015
14,  Thu-GWRRA - Alabama District Rally (Thru Saturday)
June - 2015
18,  Thu-GWRRA Georgia District Rally (Thru Saturday)
July - 2015
9,  Thu-GWRRA - NC District Rally (Thru Saturday)
16,  Thu-GWRRA - South Carolina District Rally (Thru Saturday)
25,  Sat-8th Annual Alabama & Tennessee BIG BURGER Ride -- Multi-district gathering at Randy's Restaurant in Trenton, GA. Home of 48oz hamburger
Events Chapter Meetings
February - 2015
3,  Tue-AL-G Samson (L. A. Wings) Meeting -- PO Folks, Enterprise - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
5,  Thu-AL-D Anniston (Model City Wings) Meeting -- Western Sizzlin, Hamric Dr, Oxford - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
 -AL-S Russellville (Cedar Creek Wings) Meeting -- Panda Buffet, 14633 Hwy 43, Russellville - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
6,  Fri-AL-J Tuscaloosa (Bama Wings) Meeting -- The Front Porch Restaurant, Highway 43, Northport - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
7,  Sat-AL-N Gadsden (Coosa Valley Wings) Meeting -- Western Sizzlin, 568 Hwy 431, Boaz, Al - Eat 5:00pm / Meet 6:00pm
 -AL-M Phenix City (East Alabama Touring) Meeting -- Buffet City, Just off Highway 280, Phenix City - Eat 6:00pm(ET) / Meet 7:00pm(ET)
10,  Tue-AL-B Huntsville (Rocket City Wings) Meeting -- OH%21Bryan's, Highway 72 E, Huntsville - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
 -AL-U Dothan (Cruisin' U's) Meeting -- Golden Corral, Highway 231, On the circle, Dothan - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
 -AL-Y Birmingham (Liberty Wings) Meeting -- Sherry's Cafe, 5800 Valley Rd, Trussville - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
12,  Thu-AL-Z Prattville (Fountain City Wings) Meeting -- Fox's Pizza Den, 166 West Main St, Prattville, AL 36067 - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
17,  Tue-AL-L Thomasville (Road Runners) Meeting -- AJs Family Restaruant, 214 Hwy 21, Monroeville, Al - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
19,  Thu-AL-F Montgomery (Capitol City Wings - F Troop) Meeting -- Chappy's Deli, 1611 Perry Hill Road - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
 -AL-H Athens (Athens Eagle Wings) Meeting -- IHOP, Athens
20,  Fri-AL-T Hueytown (Tri-County Wings) Meeting -- Home Plate Diner, 2780 Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive, Hueytown - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
24,  Tue-AL-A Mobile (Dixie Wings - Alabama's First Chapter) Meeting -- Morrison Cafeteria, I-65 and Airport Blvd, Mobile - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm

Calendar Updated: 1/21/2015 8:12:43 PM

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