Robert G will be conducting a Range only ARC Wednesday June 16th at Wooster Ohio, This ARC will be free to the first 12 members that wishes to take it that has a full Pre Registration to Buckeye Rally. Please note on your Registration Form that you wish to take it. It will be in the order I receive them. If you have already sent in your registration and wish to attend please call or email us.

Roy

AN OPEN LETTER TO PAST OHIO GWRRA MEMBERS WHO FOR WHATEVER REASON LEFT THE ORGANIZATION.

Hey Wingers….

I first joined GW in 2005, it was July to be exact.  Prior to that I had been what the “MC” folks called a plebe, Probie, or a lot of other names.  But in any case I hung around.  Because I joined so late in the season, I missed the first year Ashland BR.  But I made wing ding, and Region “D” in Marshall Michigan. (Who had the best light show parade EVER).

One of the things that always impressed me was the rally’s.  Just the hugeness of them, and the comradery and friendship around the campgrounds.

I miss the crowds… I surely do.  Particularly the camping.

I remember my first rally, and boy was I unprepared for the camping experience.  My little waist high pup tent was just not going to make it for the next season.  So said Dee.

The next year I remember that the last rally with a large camping attendance was Marietta in 2007, and 2008.  It was also my first where I actually came prepared.  I recall how we packed in that fairground, and the lines of tents, bunkhouses, and other campers seemed endless, and there were folks as far as the eye could see.  I remember this because it was the last rally with large attendance for my hoe chapter H2.

In fact the fairgrounds were so crowded that some areas actually ran out of electrical capacity at the poles.  Thus were the numbers of people needing power.

Over these 16 years I have witnessed the constant shrinkage of camping attendance at the rallies.  And it hurts.  Yes I know GWRRA has had its problems, and oh boy it still does.  I know these “issues” are why a lot of you left the fold, for other organizations, bikes or just quit riding, and sadly some members are just not with us anymore.

But for those of you that left for personal issues, ok I get it you may hate the organization, or even some people IN the organization.  You may have a bitter taste about how you may or may not have been treated, but don’t you miss the people?  Don’t you miss, the camping out at the rally’s, and the fun?

Don’t you miss the experience?
Come back…. If you don’t ride, then pull your camper with a car or truck.  If you don’t have a camper, hell I’ll lend you a tent.  I have 3 (including that little pup tent) and bedding to go with it.  What do “I” have to do to get you back to camping and at the rally.

Look I’m not asking you to forgive and forget, I’m not asking you to rejoin anything.  I’m asking you to come on out, camp out and have the type of fun, which you used to have.

You remember what it was like.

I’ m asking you to come back, and do that…

“No-chrome”

Past Buckeye Rallies and Locations and Theme

1983 Bellefontaine

1984 Mohican State Park

1985 Perrysburg

1986 Coshocton

1987 Coshocton

1988 Coshocton                     Best of 1988

1989 Ashland

1990 Ashland

1991 Lima

1992 Lima                               Anniversary

1993 Athens                             Ride the Rollin Hills

1994 Nelsonville                     School Daze

1995 Tiffin                               Buckeye Pow Wow

1996 Tiffin                               Buckeye Pow Wow II

1997 Xenia                              Down on the Farm

1998 Xenia                              Greene Acres

1999 Marietta                         Rally on the River

2000 Marietta                        Rollin on the River

2001 Wooster                        Escape to the Country

2002 Wooster                       Back to the Country

2003 Xenia                            Birthday Celebration

2004 Xenia                            Thanks for the memories

2005 Ashland                        Wings in the Valley

2006 Ashland                        Salute to the Armed Forces

2007 Marietta                       Family Reunion

2008 Marietta                       Summer time at the River

2009 Wooster                       Share the Journey

2010 Wooster                       Summer Safari

2011 Wooster                       Ohio Pride

2012 Xenia                             Mash

2013 Xenia                            30th Anniversary Then and Now

2014 Canfield                        Three Ring Circus

2015 Canfield                        Touring Ohio

2016 Mansfield                     Hobo Junction

2017 Mansfield                     Mayberry RFD

2018 Mansfield                     Swingin’ into the 50’s

2019 Wooster                       Oh, the places You’ve Been

2020 Cancelled by Covid-19

2021 Wooster                        Celebration of Freedom