This years Chapter Picnic was once again as fun and exciting as the previous years that I have attended and it is one of my personal favorite events. The Road Captains and Officers again worked very hard so the members could have a wonderful time and I want to thank them for their commitment.
The yearly event begins by gathering at the dealership followed by a parade style ride to Canyon West Golf Course where all of the crazy stuff begins! Our Chapter has worked with the owners for years to be able to hold the picnic at this location. The unique experience of this location is the owners allow the Chapter to ride all 18 holes of the golf course on the cart paths. It’s fun and funny at the same time! Nothing like seeing 50+ Harley’s rolling across the golf course! The golfer’s also have fun with it while they wave, laugh, and take pictures. It’s nice to see everyone involved enjoying the scene. Just watch out for flying golf balls! We also stop midway through the golf course at a beautiful waterfall and pond for a Chapter picture.
After the golf course ride we begin the bike games. This years games consisted of slow race, 2 up slow race, ball drop, road kill toss, and wiener bite. The first 3 are more of a riding skills game while the last 2 are fun games. The road kill toss is extremely difficult though because the passenger has to put on special goggles that blurs their vision. While not being able to see properly they have to toss stuffed animals from the bike into circles as they ride past. The wiener bite is a hot dog dipped in either ketchup or mustard (passenger preference) and dangles from a string above the bike. The passenger has to bite off as much of the hot dog as they can as they pass under it. This is a hilarious game for all involved. It’s messy for the passenger as they get sauce all over their face while trying to bite the wiener.
Our monthly Chapter meeting followed the bike games where future events, food, 50/50, raffle tickets for prizes, and awards for the bike games are given. Lunch was catered by Canyon West Golf Course and delicious deserts were bought or baked by Chapter members. It was nice to relax after all of the excitement of the riding events and I soon discovered how tired I was getting.
There were 2 non riding games after the meeting consisting of poke & run and a water balloon toss. This year the men carried the poker while the woman held the toilet paper roll. You can only imagine the things people laughed and said about that sight! The video below gives you a good idea of the game…
When these 2 games finished it marked the end of a fun filled exciting day. I tried to close out the video without a lot of wind noise and we mounted up and headed home. Temperatures were now falling, a heavy wind had rolled in bringing with it dark clouds from a storm that was to hit late in the evening. We were both exhausted and did almost nothing once we got home. We both spent the evening going through all of the media we took at the event to post for everyone to see. Because Margaret and I are both writing about this event you can visit her site to see photos.