Message From the Director

March 2018

Posted: 07 Mar 2018 04:20 PM

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

As many of you know this month is special for both of us as we share our St. Patrick’s Day birthday.  This year Joe gets to be Ole’ Four Score.  I did that last year.  He can chase me but he can’t catch up.

Besides Ole’ Four Score. This year our birthday will be special for another reason.  We will be spending it with Chapter R. 

The month is also special because we begin Daylight Savings Time this weekend, 3/11 and Spring begins on March 20th.  This brings us closer to riding season in Minnesota & North Dakota.  A season we all look forward to and enjoy.

Soon bikes will be checked to make sure all is ready for the riding.  T-CLOCS completed and all of the maintenance finished for a safe ride.

The GWRRA MN & ND District has had as great non-riding season with all of the events and activities continuing through the winter.  Now plans are made and continuing to be made for the riding season. 

Participation is still what makes the Chapter and District fun and successful!  We are so pleased to be District Directors of the MN & ND District.

Be careful.  Whether you are on 2, 3 or 4 wheels March weather can be tricky!

Joe & Jan Marek

GWRRA MN & ND District Directors

February 1, 2018

Posted: 06 Feb 2018 12:23 PM


As we have had to decide whether to wear a wind breaker or a parka during January, it does seem soon for the first month of 2018 to be over.

It still amazes us how busy the GWRRA MN & ND District Chapters are even when it is cold.  We do acclimate each passing year.  (We know—we, have acclimated 159 of between us).

We have started 2018 learning that life is not fair.  Our thoughts and prayers are to the members who are dealing with the unfairness heartbreak of life.

Read the information that is sent you about the GWRRA changes.  This information will continue during the year.  Your District Membership Enhancement Coordinator, District Educator, Motorist Awareness Coordinator and Medic First Aid will have the best information for any questions you may have.  And as usual, we take questions also: 507-242-74074

Be sure to check out the online registration for our 2018 Rally.

Enjoy the Journal,

Joe & Jan





A New Year

Posted: 02 Jan 2018 10:19 AM


As the New Year begins we know we will face challenges and a newness to GWRRA.  Working together and having patience is going to be a good way to do this.  When you hear that in something has changed/being done differently any program please contact us so we can go to the right people to verify what you have heard.

Let’s all have a good year. 

Joe & Jan

Merry Christmas

Posted: 01 Dec 2017 08:50 AM

December has begun mildly with no snow.  However we still enjoy our holidays with our old and new traditions. 

May you all have happy holidays with your loved ones and friends.

Merry Christmas from us to all of you,

Joe & Jan

2017 Riding Season Over?

Posted: 02 Nov 2017 07:40 AM

Well, with snow on the ground and the temps staying low all day, riding will probably slow down.  As we look back at the newsletters this past year the MN & ND District has had a very active riding season in 2017.  This is great!! 

Now, seeing the beginnings of 2018 calendar plannings the fun continues.  The Chapters are very busy all year long.  Be sure to check the calendar often to keep up with events and activities.

Be sure to read Rider Education article this month. Joy has a lot of information about the Levels Program.

Amy's article in Training briungs more information explaining modules.

Have a great November, have fun with your and other MN & ND District Chapters.

 Happy Thanksgiving.

Joe &Jan Marek

GWRRA MN &ND District Directors.