COWs Spring Rally – July 16th-18th, 2021
The Westbergs and Pasneckers are looking forward to hosting the 2021 Spring Rally in the Wausau area during the weekend of July 16-18, 2021. We are having the spring rally in summer this year to allow some additional time for more widespread vaccine distribution. The rides will include picturesque country roads with limited traffic plus on Friday there will be various restaurants located near all of the available hotels.
We are excited to gather the herd for the annual meeting and banquet this year, after missing last year due to Covid.
The banquet buffet on Saturday, July 17 will include two entrees (chicken cordon bleu and sirloin beef tips) plus a salad, vegetables, baked potatoes, bread loaf and assorted pies for dessert. Arrangements can be made for special dietary requests. The cost of the banquet will be $30.00 per person.
The banquet will be held at Dale’s Weston Lanes & The Mountain Bay Banquet Center in Weston. Initial plans are to have cocktails and dinner outside under an open-sided canopy. There is also a volleyball court and other activities in the immediate vicinity. If our size exceeds the outdoor space, or in case of inclement weather, we have a huge banquet room as a backup. Our group would only utilize about 25% capacity of the room if we are inside.
The deadline to purchase Spring Rally banquet tickets is June 30th, and banquet tickets are non-refundable after that date.
- If you have already purchased your COWs 2021 club membership and would like to purchase banquet tickets click here.
- If you’ve not yet joined or renewed for 2021, visit our Membership page to purchase your club membership (you’ll have the option to purchase banquet tickets along with your membership dues)
Information about the ice cream ride on Friday, three routes on Saturday, and breakfast ride on Sunday will be available at a later date.
The following three hotels in Weston, WI (about 7 miles southeast of Wausau, WI) are all within a mile+ or less from each other and can be easily accessed off of East/West Interstate Highway 29. All of the hotels will offer the same rate for either one or two nights.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is the host hotel.
It is located at 7100 Stone Ridge Drive in Weston (Phone#: 715-241-8400). A block of 30 rooms is available until June 15. This block includes both a King bed for $99.00 plus tax and 2 Queen beds for $109.00 plus tax per night. Bikes may be taken into the rooms plus a bike storage room will be available. A large dining area can accommodate 65 people where a free hot buffet breakfast is served. The hotel also has a pool and hot tub but no restaurant or bar. The hotel has three floors including an elevator but only 87 total rooms. Therefore more than 30 rooms may not be available at the block price. Click here to book a room or call 715.241.8400. When making a reservation, mention you are a COWS (Couples On Wheels) member and want one of the 30 COWS block rooms.
The Americinn (Wyndham) is an alternative hotel located close to the Fairfield Inn. It is located at 4115 Barbican Ave in Weston (Phone#: 715-301-0758). A block of 10 rooms is available until June 16th. The rate is $109.00 per night plus tax for both a king or a 2 queen room. Either one night or two nights can be booked at the same price. A free hot breakfast will be included. No bikes may be taken into the rooms and no bike storage room is available. When making a reservation, mention you are a COWS (Couples On Wheels) member and want one of the 10 block rooms.
The Baymont Inn (Prior Weston Inn & Suites) is an additional alternative hotel located about one mile+ from the host hotel. It is located at 5810 Schofield Ave in Weston (Phone#: 715-355-9955). A block of 30 rooms is available until June 16th. If both Friday & Saturday night are reserved, the cost is $87.00 per night for both a king or 2 queen bed room. If only one night is reserved, the rate is $94.00 plus tax per night for both a king and 2 queen bed room. A free continental breakfast will be available. Bikes can not be taken into the rooms. A locked meeting room on the first floor will be available to store bikes. This small hotel is located next door to where the food event will be held on Saturday. When making a reservation, mention you are a COWS (Couples On Wheels) member and want one of the 20 block rooms.
Visit the links below for information about area camping options. The Marathon county campgrounds are in Wausau. The Wausau campground is about 7 or 8 miles from the hotels. The Eau Claire Dells is about 15 miles.
If you have any questions about event, please feel free to send us an email.