Rudy & Linda Copeland
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Motorcycle Awareness Yes
May is motorcycle awareness month. During the month of May the Gold Wing Road Riders of Ohio will be flying yellow ribbons on antennas, as a reminder to all motorists to be aware of motorcyclists. We invite all other motorcyclists to join in on this program.  We have always liked the following saying:

I Donít Try to Explain Why I Ride a Motorcycle
For those who understand, no explanation is necessary.

May will find Ohio busy with many activities. The first weekend of May is the rider courses at Wilmington, Ohio. Saturday May 6th is the ARC and on Sunday May 7th is the TRC. The next weekend will find us at the Tipton County Fairgrounds in Tipton, Indiana for the Spring Wing Warm Up. We are looking forward to visiting and camping at the new venue. The north central section under the guidance of Dave and Sally Slonaker is hosting the first section picnic on May 20th in Mt. Vernon. We also know many chapters have rides or weekend camping outings planned on Memorial Day Weekend. So enjoy your month of May and let the public be aware of motorcyclists.

The district team of Ohio has been extremely busy finalizing the plans for the Buckeye Rally that will be held on June 15th - 17th 2017 at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield, Ohio.  The theme is  ďMayberry RFD.Ē We recently attended Chapter Bís April gathering. They are the host chapter and they are working hard for the rally.  They have some nice guided and unguided rides planned.  On Friday evening anyone that is preregistered will receive a country time dinner. It includes hamburgers or hotdogs, baked beans, and either macaroni or potato salad.  They have also found a company to sponsor the storyteller Mark Jordan.  He will bring the tales of the famous Mansfield ghosts to life in an hour long program. He will tell about Ceely Rose and Phoebe Wise.  Registrations have been slow coming in.  This Buckeye Rally has many more things to offer also.  Donít miss out on a fantastic rally.  Early bird passport registration must be postmarked on or before May16th to qualify.  Other registrations should be mailed to us by May 30th, 2017. The address is: Rudy and Linda Copeland, 5278 St. Rt. 29 E., Sidney, Ohio 45365. Shirts may not be ordered after June 1st, 2017. Donít miss out on a FUN FILLED RALLY. We look forward to seeing you there.