COWs Spring Rally — Marshfield, WI
May 20-22, 2016
Hosted By: John & Joan Laabs and Mike & Kathy Gleisner
Host Hotel: Hotel Marshfield located at 2700 South Central Avenue Marshfield, WI/ Group Rate is $109 for a either a King or double Queen Room. For reservations call 715-387-2700 and reference “Couples On Wheels”
Our 2015 COWS Fall Rally was held in Marshfield and the participants responded with praise for the friendly Marshfield community, the rural scenery and bike safe routes as well as the availability of many good restaurants and attractions. Marshfield has been named the #1 small city in Wisconsin and the #3 small city in the Midwest.
The ride format will be as usual with a Friday afternoon Ice Cream Ride, Saturday ride with a mass start with multiple ride distances, and a breakfast ride on Sunday. The Spring Rally Banquet will be held on Saturday evening at the Hotel Marshfield Banquet Room and will cost $25 per person. This year the banquet will not be a buffet, but instead you will have the choice of either a chicken or a pork entree. We can also request special meals in advance. Please note your dinner choice on the form. More details will follow when we are closer to the date of the rally.
The award winning Hotel Mansfield recently completed more than $8M in renovations that include a huge reception/social area, banquet rooms, outdoor courtyard with a huge fire pit and group seating, year-round outdoor sauna/whirlpool/cool-down pool. The hotel also has a state-of-the-art fitness center (for those who still need more exercise!). For more information visit their webpage @ www.hotelmarshfield.com
In order to participate in the Rally you must be a member of COWS. The cost for an annual membership is $15.00 per team. Click on “JOIN THE HERD” tab to find our current membership form.
Faux Fall Rally — Fish Creek, WI (DOOR COUNTY)
August 19 – 21, 2016
Hosted By: Bill & Sandy Moore and Pete & Trish Noffke
Host Hotel / Hotel options: Parkwood Lodge (Host) and Homestead Suites (see below for more information on the hotels)
We are looking at having the Fall Rally a few weeks earlier than usual. Call it a warm up for the MTR or the “Faux” Fall Rally….whatever you want to call it, come share in the fun and sun in beautiful Door County. The hosts are still in the midst of planning but here are their early thoughts: All rides will start from Fish Creek. The ride format isn’t quite set but expect multiple routes of varying distances. There will be planned get togethers on Friday and Saturday nights as well as a Sunday breakfast ride. Bring lawn chairs as the get togethers might be outdoors. More information yet to come.
For the hotels: Door County Hotels fill up fast for the weekends. We suggest you make reservations ASAP if you plan to go – even if you are not sure – just make sure you understand the cancellation policy for the hotel you book.
Host Hotel: Parkwood Lodge, 3775 WI 42, Fish Creek WI (Call Barb at 920-868-2046 for reservations and ask for rooms held for COWs or Trish Noffke.) Rates start around $130 per night for a 3 night minimum and around $150 per night for a 2 night minimum.
Homestead Suites, 4006 WI 42, Fish Creek WI (Call 800-686-6621 or 920-868-3748 for reservations. No rooms are being held for the COWs but as of April 4 they had rooms available.) They require a 2 night minimum and offer a few more amenities than the Parkwood Lodge including a continental breakfast. Call for rates.
If you plan to attend, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know you will be joining us for the weekend.