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South Carolina District Convention

Wings Over Cartoon Land
May 1-3, 2014
Florence, SC

Georgia District Convention

Goldwing Rodeo
June 12-14, 2014
Dillard, GA

Wing Ding 36

GWRRA's Wing Ding 36
"Light Up The Lakes"
Madison, WS
July 2-5, 2014

Opry Weekend

GWRRA's Weekend at the Opry
August 29 -31, 2014
Nashville, TN

Southeast Region "A" Convention

Southeast Region A Convention
September 11-13, 2014
Eufaula, AL

Mississippi District Convention

Be A Clown
October 16-18, 2014
Gulfport, MS

Florida District Convention

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

Alabama District Convention

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


The federal government has taken too much tax money from the people, too much authority from the states, and too much liberty with the Constitution.

-- Ronald Reagan

SafetyRiding Safety Tips

Tarmac Transitions
Tour Tip
--Motorcycle Consumer News

by Ken Codon

The intersection you ride through on the way to work is under construction. Up until now, the extent of the work did not involve tearing up the pavement. But today was the day the intersection's tarmac was removed.

It rained earlier in the day, so the surface is a bit wet. You decide to keep your wheels in the drying area located in the center of your lane. You roll off the throttle and downshift well before reaching the spot where the pavement ends and prepare yourself for the drop-off where the asphalt ends by weighting your foot pegs and gripping the handlebars a bit more firmly.

Just before your front tire rolls over the edge, you notice that the dirt in the center of the lane has a different look to it than the area on either side where the car tracks have packed down the dirt in the center where you are about to place your front wheel is soft. As soon as your tire rolls onto the dirt your front wheel turns unexpectedly. The next thing you know you're on the ground with your bike laying on top of your left leg.

A few passersby help lift the bike and ask if you are okay. Your left leg aches, but you are able to stand. Your bike looks scratched and dirty, but other than a broken mirror and clutch lever it looks to be okay. You look back at the surface transition to see a trough in the soft, sandy dirt where your front tire dug in a washed out.

It was smart to approach the construction area with caution, slowing early and downshifting before reaching the surface change. You decided to ride in the portion of the lane where the pavement was dry to maximize traction, which is usually a good tactic.

What you failed to do was predict that the dirt in the center portion of the lane could be hazardous without the benefit of hundreds of car tires compressing the ground and clearing the dir surface.

When riding in constructions zones, it's important to prioritize the surrounding hazards. Even though the drier pavement might have offered a bit better traction. It would have been smart to recognize the advantages of shifting your lane position to where the cars had compressed the ground before dropping off onto the dirt section.

May 31, 2014   More...
Updated: 4/14/2014 11:22:21 AM

Congratulations to Chapter T --- District and Region Chapter of the Year   More...
Updated: 4/7/2014 11:21:40 AM

Congratulations: Jake Lawer   More...
Updated: 1/19/2014 9:49:32 AM

Congratulations to Chapter B for District, Region and International Chapter of the Year   More...
Updated: 1/19/2014 9:49:09 AM

Events Events
April - 2014
16,  Wed--T-O-D-A-Y-
17,  Thu-Maunday Thursday
18,  Fri-Good Friday
19,  Sat-Chapter F, Q, and Z -- Chapter F, Q, and Z have planned a cookout and we are inviting everyone who would like to come and enjoy it with us to come and enjoy some time visiting with your friends. We will have a 50/50 drawing if you want to participate in it and we will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and a drink. We will have some games for you to try your luck at: horse shoes, dart board. The Date- Sat. April 19, 2014 The cost will be $10.00 each Time 10:00-1:00 Address-The home of Randall & Frankie McGalliard CD-Z 919 Coburn Lane Marbury Al. 36051 Located about 8 miles west of highway 31 and Marbury in a rual White City community area. We have pleanty of cover in case of rain and pleanty parking. After the event we have planned a group ride to Clanton to to partake in the consumption of some ICECREAM (1:30). We hope to see you then!
 -American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association Roadrace -- Talladega Raceway
20,  Sun-Easter
 -Easter Sunday -- Orthodox
24,  Thu-GWRRA - TN District Rally (Thru Saturday)
26,  Sat-Chapter-G Fun Day -- 10am - Lowery Community Ctr, Hwy 52 between Samson & Kinston, $10 fee incl. Lunch & one grand-prize ticket
 -Bloomin' Festival -- St. Bernard Preparatory School (Ave Maria Grotto)
 -Ardmore Renaissance Festival
May - 2014
1,  Thu-GWRRA - South Carolina District Rally (Thru Saturday)
2,  Fri-Poke Salat Festival -- Historic Downtown Arab
10,  Sat-AL-M Picnic & Swap-Meet -- Saturday May 10, 2014 -- 11:00am until it's over around 3:00pm Eastern Time -- Wind Creek Park Pavilion #1 -- A Mere $5.00 Per Plate -- (Hamburgers, Dawgs or Chickies), Trimmings & Drinks -- Bring your Gold Wing Stuff to Swap or Sale -- Parts, Chrome, Jackets
16,  Fri-Bike-O-Rama
 -River City Ride, Bike Rally and Blues Festival -- thru Sunday
26,  Mon-Memorial Holiday
31,  Sat-Chapter-T Fun Day -- 10:00-2:00 Star Wars Funday First Alliance 5900 Mcashan Dr. McCalla, AL
June - 2014
7,  Sat-Chapter L Fun Day (Return of Scratch Ankle) -- 10am-2pm - Issac Creek Campgrounds - 5030 Lock & Dam Rd, Franklin, AL ($10 Registration (includes lunch & one grandprize ticket) Prizes, Games, Entertainment Contact: )
12,  Thu-GWRRA Georgia District Rally (Thru Saturday)
13,  Fri-Hannigan Homecoming -- Hannigan Motorsports, 4044 U.S. Hwy. 641 South, Murray, Kentucky 42071
14,  Sat-Camp Smile-A-Mile's MC Ride
July - 2014
2,  Wed-Wing-Ding (Thru Saturday)
26,  Sat-7th Annual Alabama & Tennessee BIG BURGER Ride -- Multi-district gathering at Randy's Restaurant in Trenton, GA. Home of 48oz hamburger
September - 2014
11,  Thu-GWRRA - Region A Rally (Thru Saturday)
25,  Thu-GWRRA - NC District Rally (Thru Saturday)
Events Chapter Meetings
April - 2014
17,  Thu-AL-F Montgomery (Capitol City Wings - F Troop) Meeting -- Crazy Buffet, Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
 -AL-L Thomasville (Road Runners) Meeting -- Gaston's Grill, 33801 Hwy 43, Thomasville - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
19,  Sat-AL-H Athens (Athens Eagle Wings) Meeting -- IHOP, Athens - Eat 8:00am / Meet 9:00am
25,  Fri-AL-T Hueytown (Tri-County Wings) Meeting -- Home Plate Diner, 2780 Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive, Hueytown - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
29,  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
May - 2014
1,  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
2,  Fri-AL-J Tuscaloosa (Bama Wings) Meeting -- The Front Porch Restaurant, Highway 43, Northport - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
3,  Sat-AL-N Gadsden (Coosa Valley Wings) Meeting -- Western Sizzlin, Route 77, Rainbow City - 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)
6,  Tue-AL-G Samson (L. A. Wings) Meeting -- PO Folks, Enterprise - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
8,  Thu-AL-Z Prattville (Fountain City Wings) Meeting -- Ryans Family Steak House, In front of Walmart parking lot - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
13,  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

Calendar Updated: 3/26/2014 9:07:29 AM

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