District News

Posted: 02 Jul 2021 10:24 PM

From: MN - ND District Directors

Bob and Renae Hicks

Any questions or comments, please let us know – always willing to meet and talk. 

Bob & Renae Hicks

MN - ND District Directors


612-210-5442 (B)

763-763-7948 (R)

August Newsletter

Posted: 03 Aug 2020 10:02 PM

District Mystery Ride / Picnic

With most, if not all, of the Rallies canceled this year - Let’s try a local Ride to near Cold Spring, MN!!

There is still time to let us know you will be coming to the Mystery Ride / Picnic on August 8th. District will provide the Picnic Lunch; we just ask for the folks to bring chairs, a sunny disposition, and a mask (now required). Most Chapters are organizing a ride to the District Picnic to arrive between noon and 12:30.

The District will provide the food and cold water; if your palette requires something different (soda, iced tea and so forth) please bring your own selection. Desserts are always welcome if you choose to bring them (cookies, bars, etc.).

Does anyone remember the 50/50? We will be doing a 50/50 at the Picnic - bringing back some old time fun. Remember the 50/50 is purely voluntary. Let have a bit of normalcy in these times! 

For more info on the Ride or other District news and events, click on the link to the Newsletter

2020 July Article

Posted: 29 Jun 2020 11:32 PM


We have ALL been cooped up for far too long. There is YouTube video that will put a smile on your face.

Click here to Watch on YouTube!

This was forwarded to us from a member. Guaranteed to make you grin.

Credits from the YouTube page go to “Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys”.

MN-ND District Mystery Ride, August 8th.

The District will be sponsoring a Picnic / Mystery Ride to an unspecified location - but it will be a good time. The District will provide the Picnic Lunch; we just ask for the folks to bring chairs and a good disposition (even a mask if you are so inclined. We encourage the Chapters organize a ride to the District Picnic to arrive between noon and 12:30, if possible. Best we can determine, the Mystery (?) Ride will end up at the coordinates (45.436600, -94.508640), if we have that correct. Come on 2, 3 or 4 wheels.

Come whether you are riding with a Chapter, with another group or by yourself, come to the District Picnic.

Look for more details on the location and Rides from Chapter Directors and other emails.

For more info on the Ride or other District news and events, click on the link to the Newsletter

GWRRA MN - ND District June Newsletter

Posted: 01 Jun 2020 06:15 PM

District Communications 

MN - ND District Journal  - The Journal is a collection of the Chapters and District Communiques. The goal is to have each Journal entry by the first of the month; but be patient as everyone is a volunteer.   

We have added more info to the District Web Page - a Communications tab. Right now it is a 'work in process', but the ideas was to have all the District Newsletters in one place for future reference.  

District Zoom Call 

Look for a notice for a District Zoom call  

We will be having another District Zoom call this Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30. We are inviting our friends from other states. We just want to get together with folks to see how everyone doing in these extra-ordinary times. 

Bob & Renae Hicks is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

Join Zoom Meeting, Thursday June 4th from 7:30 to 8:30pm. 

Meeting ID: 946 256 0721 
Password: Fun!Fun! 
One tap mobile 

We have entered the Summer that wasn’t!

Even though we have not officially got to Summer, by the calendar, with so many Rallies and Events canceled, looks like the only riding we will be doing is local rides. A few years ago it seemed like it rained all Summer, like not having a Summer at all. While it was difficult to ride, we COULD still ride albeit with our rain gear.

This year, because of all the Rally cancellations, this will be on Summer that is NOT. I keep hearing everyone say, “we are planning for next year” as more should be known about the virus. You can listen to the news, and gleam your own knowledge. But I think we can all agree on in that folks over 65 are the most vulnerable, with underlying conditions. 

There will be more tele-connection made than we would have every thought there would be. We have, and will continue, to keep up with our friends across GWRRA via the use of Zoom Conferencing.

Need to do some riding - Since there was not any ERC or ARCs or TRCs in our neck of the woods, why not try the GWRRA’s Shiny Side Up practice - listed on the Rider Education under Rider Excellence. Many of the practices are like the ARC, so this is a very good practice. This can be done at the Chapter level and does not require any interaction or crowding of participants or spectators for that matter of fact. This will let you hone your skills at the same get some riding in.

We also have been doing some Wing Therapy. A lot of short half day trips ending in a picnic to keep everyone at the proper distance. Most Chapters have scheduled at least one short ride to dust off the cob webs. 

Wing Ding 42 has moved to 2021! 

Wing Ding 42 is going back to 'Springfield' - Wing Ding 42 is returning to Springfield, MO (June 29 to July3, 2021). Springfield, MO is the closest ride in the past few years, so a quick ride to Springfield is in our plans. See info at Wing Ding 42.

2021 MN - ND District Rally

After Wing Ding, come on up to Winona for some fabulous riding around the hills, valleys and ridges of southwest Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota.