February 2024 Newsletter
Important Warning to 2018+ Gold Wing owners, Do NOT jump start a 2018+ model Wing without first pulling the 15 amp audio fuse. Failure to do this could result in a burned up audio unit. For further info and to see what others in the world say about this issue, go to this GL1800 Owners Group Forum posting GL1800 Riders Jump Start Warning
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Welcome to Seattle Wings Chapter WA-A. Come ride with us!
Welcome to GWTA Washington State, A long standing association.
If you have any interest in joining GWTA, here is a GWTA Membership Application
Our next Seattle Wings Chapter WA-A gathering will be January 27, 2024.
Our monthly breakfasts and gatherings are the 4th Saturday of every month.
We meet at the: Rainbow Cafe.
112 E Main St, Auburn, WA 98002
There is limited parking on the street in front of the Cafe. More parking is available in the rear of the restaurant, adjacent to the Chase Bank. The Restaurant opens at 7:00 am. We will be meeting in the banquet room. Breakfast is at 9:00 am. The Chapter Gathering starts at 10:00 am. Usually, a ride follows the gathering.
We need your input so we can keep you informed of upcoming rides. Use this Forms link.
Please print it, fill it in and then email it or give it to Harry, our Chapter Director (CD) or Jeff, our Assistant Chapter Director (ACD).
Going for a visit to a local chapter? How far is it and how long is it going to take to get there?
Would you like to know the approximate Distance and Riding time?
If you are leaving from Tacoma open this link.
If you are leaving from Kent open this link.
COMING EVENTS AND FLYERS
Where applicable, please, pre-register for upcoming events. It's like an RSVP to an invitation. It gives the hosting chapters advance knowledge of how many riders intend to participate. Upcoming gatherings, rides and events are pending unless otherwise noted - updates will be made as we are made aware of them. If you plan to visit a chapter or participate in their event, it is advisable to contact someone on their chapter staff to determine if the event will take place as scheduled.
Mar 2 - GWTA Centralia Chapter Q, The Q Crew monthly breakfast and meeting at Centerville Café,111 N. Tower Ave, Centralia, WA 98531, (360) 736-5159
Meet at the McDonald's on South Tacoma Way and Hwy 512 for a 7:00 am kick stands up.8:00 am breakfast - 9:00 am meeting (Changes on occasion, please call Chapter Director Steve Henson to verify).
Mar 9 - GWTA Everett Chapter C Evergreen Wings monthly breakfast and meeting. Meet at the Kent Chevron across from the McDonald's Restaurant on 84th and 212th Streets in Kent, WA. 7:00 am departure for an 8:00 am breakfast, 9:00 am meeting at the Evergreen Lanes, 5111 Claremont Way, Everett, Washington.. A ride normally follows the meeting.
Mar 23 - Seattle Wings monthly breakfast and meeting at the Rainbow Cafe. 9:00 am breakfast, 10:00 am meeting. A ride normally follows the meeting, however this month Bill Crain is hosting our Maintenance Day in his Man Cave. Thank you Bill and Linda. If you will be coming to Maintenance Day please for more information. I'm pretty sure we will be having lunch at the Man Cave. If you would like to bring a side dish (salad or chips or dip or sodas or dessert) please let know what you will be bringing.
Do you need brake pad replacement? Bring your pads and some Brake Clean to flush the caliper pistons. Do you need new brake rotors? Bring your rotors and new mounting bolts if you think they are needed. Do you need to bleed your brakes and clutch? Bring at least two pints of Dot 4 brake fluid. Do you need to replace your coolant? Bring a gallon of coolant and a gallon or two of distilled water to flush your radiators.
Remember, if you have maintenance you want to do or need help with, please give advance notice to .
Do you have Headlights to replace? Do you need to install driving lights or LED's? One of us can most likely help you with most anything you need to do. We will just need advance notice so we can make sure we have the appropriate tools and/or supplies. Any thing you bring to the facility must leave with you when you leave. Bill does not have oil, antifreeze, brake fluid or cleaning solvent recycle facilities.
Mar 30 - Five Aces Ride. Departure will be from the Rainbow Cafe at 10am!!!
Apr 6 - GWTA Centralia Chapter Q, The Q Crew monthly breakfast and meeting at Centerville Café,111 N. Tower Ave, Centralia, WA 98531, (360) 736-5159. Meet at the McDonald's on South Tacoma Way and Hwy 512 for a 7:00 am kick stands up 8:00 am breakfast - 9:00 am meeting (Changes on occasion, please call Chapter Director Steve Henson to verify).
Apr 13 - GWTA Everett Chapter C Evergreen Wings monthly breakfast and meeting. Meet at the Kent Chevron across from the McDonald's Restaurant on 84th and 212th Streets in Kent, WA. 7:00 am departure for an 8:00 am breakfast, 9:00 am meeting at the Evergreen Lanes, 5111 Claremont Way, Everett, Washington.. A ride normally follows the meeting.
Apr 27 - Seattle Wings monthly breakfast and meeting at the Rainbow Cafe. 9:00 am breakfast, 10:00 am meeting. A ride normally follows the meeting. However if the stars align, we could be having a Maintenance Day after the meeting. Stay Tuned.
May 24 ~ 27 - The EWMA Blue Mountain Rendevous in Milton Freewater, OR. Flyer and more information coming soon.
Jun 10 ~ 20th - WA-C Edelweiss Best of Southern France Tour.
Jun 22 - 2024 Tour de Blast Flyer. Escort riders are needed. if you are looking to help out.
Here is a link to their site showing the newly designed T-shirt. The voluntreer escorts will receive a free T-Shit. You will have to contact Rose to tell her what size shirt you would like. On their site is a registration link for bicycle riders, not the escorts. if you want to be an escort. Last year the escorts received a free meal and ice cream at the end of the day. I am pretty sure it will be the same this year.
Jul 14 ~ 15 Seattle to Portland (STP). GWTA will be escorting the STP bicycle riders across the Lewis and Clark bridge over the Columbia River once again this year frorm 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. It would appear that a 6:30 am departure from Tacoma will be required in order to be at the bridge by 8:00 am Sunday morning.
Jul 15 ~ 18 - GOLD RUSH XXXVI: July 15-18, 2024, Holiday Inn University Plaza, 1021 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, KY 42103.
Room Rates; 1 or 2 per room: $119; 3 per room: $129; 4 per room: $139. Guests rooms are subject to tax, which at the time of contract was 13.42%. Rally rates will be offered to anyone wanting to come two days prior to, or stay two days past, the Gold Rush dates. Group Code: GWT.
Deadline for Rally Rate is June 16, 2024. See More Details on page 2 of the 2024 Gold Rush Registration Form.
Jul 16 ~ 22 WA-C Six day ride to Canadian Rockies (Jasper). 9am departure from the Smokey Point Rest Area.
July 16th to August 6th Twenty One Day Alaska Ride.
Aug 2 ~ 4 - WA-C Three day Men's Ride to Oregon Coast. 9am departure from Mariner Park & Ride.
Aug 8 ~ 10 - 38th Annual 2024 Buzzard's Butt Buster Ride Flyer and Registration. The ride helps to support Pope's Place. There is MUCH MORE information about Buzzard's Butt Buster rides Here.
Aug 24 ~ 25 - WA-C Overnight Ride to Government Camp, OR. 9am departure from Mariner Park & Ride
Sep 6 ~ 9 Washington's GWTA Chapter C's week after Labor Day Campout at Squaw Rock Resort. There were some questions today at breakfast about their location. All of the information you need is on their website. If you have already been there and just need to contact them, here is their phone number 509-658-2800.
For those of you that have never been there, look through their website. To give you an idea of their approximate location, the camp ground is located 36 miles east of Cayuse Pass and 37 miles west of Yakima on Hwy 410. Click here for a map or here for a sattelite view showing their location.
Last updated: 02/24/2024 @ 10:29 pm PST