With record breaking temperatures in our area, it’s almost time to ride! Well at least get an early start to getting the bike ready for the season. Try to take advantage of the weather when you can. I know most of us do not insure our bikes until May 1st and yes there will be those days when the weather is inclement, however as our planet cycles, we should adapt and ride when we can.
Yes, that sounds ominous, however if we look at the weather pattern over the last 5 years and look at riding photos and history over the last 5 years, we may be changing our riding times in our area. We had to reschedule certain district rides this year to avoid “Wild Fire Season” during the heat of the summer. We set the rally up in the “heart of the province” when we did to take advantage of cooler temperatures and avoid potential smoky areas we would have to ride in.
Have you signed up for the rides and rally yet? It’s important to register early so organizers can plan appropriately and have the necessary seed money to book venues. There are also incentives to booking early. Registering for the District Rally prior to May 30th gets you a discount. The Rally also has a cancelation policy that refunds all of your money except $10 if you cancel prior to May 30th. Rooms are booking fast and rally registration goes up in price after May so early registration will save you money and ensure your spot at this once every 2-year event!
Register today at:
- https://wingsinthecariboo.com – District Rally
- https://gwrra-nwc.com – District Rides and Victoria Days Salmon Arm
We have 2 lower mainland ARC dates and I hope to see new and veteran members / riders & co-riders participate. We should have confirmed dates and venues out you all by the first week of April. We have completed an MFA (Medical First Aid – Chapter BC-A Hosted) and anticipate 2 more in the lower Mainland this Spring if possible. We will keep all apprised with information.
I am excited to take advantage of all the riding opportunities in our district this year. I would like to see a “profusion of participation” from all chapters at all riding events this year. Let’s make it the best riding season ever! See you all real soon!
Thank you for being members of GWRRA; your membership and participation is what makes GWRRA the finest international riding association in North America.
Until I see you all again, Be safe – Ride safe.
District Director – District N.W.C “The Great North West Coast”