This year's 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.
Riding 18 Holes
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. This unique experience allows 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 also has 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 year's 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. The passenger has to put on special goggles that blur 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.
Food And Raffles
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.
Closing Out The Picnic
Temperatures were now falling and a heavy wind had rolled in bringing with it dark clouds. It was time to head home before the storm hit. We were both exhausted and did almost nothing once we got home.