Gold Country Riders 
A Chapter of Women On Wheels©
ABOUT US

Motorcycle Organization
  • Gold Country Riders (GCR) was chartered in 2000 and is the Sacramento Chapter of Women on Wheels®.

Women on Wheels® Mission Statement

“To unite all women motorcycle enthusiasts for recreation, education, mutual support recognition, and to promote a positive image of motorcycling”
           

GCR Events

  • Monthly meeting - 3rd Tuesday of each month – to exchange ideas and plan future rides. (refer to website for meeting location)
  • Monthly scheduled rides – Organized ride, which includes ride coordinator, sweep and route. (refer to website for details)
  • Spring Fling – May - 3 days, 2 nights
  • Fall Jamboree – September - 3 days, 2 nights
  • BBQ & Motorcycle Swap Meet – Summer - BBQ potluck and sell gently used motorcycle accessories
  • Holiday Party – December – Potluck and gift exchange
  • Open House – Participate at various motorcycle shops to promote women motorcyclists

Participation Points

  • Points are received for participating in scheduled events; rides, meetings, workshops, and presentations.
  • Extra points are received for written articles that are published.

Rides

  • No Drugs or alcohol will be permitted on ride days. When we stop for breaks/lunch, if one feels the need to partake they will be asked to remove themselves from the group. No other member will accompany them on the ride back. This is for the safety of all concerned.
  • Yearly, each member must sign a “Release & Waiver of Liability & Indemnity Agreement”.
  • If you are going to separate from the group, for any reason, please let someone know. We want to be sure all arrive back home safely.
  • We ask our more novice riders to place themselves in the back of the pack. This helps remove the tendency to ride beyond your limits and the sweep is always behind you to assist.
  • Men can ride as support members to full members (women). There are lots of ladies out there that have husbands, S.O.'s, or boyfriends that like to ride too. They are welcome to attend as support members to a full member. Kids are welcome too.
  • Riders are encouraged to review the “Group Riding Guidelines” frequently.
  • To coordinate and also understand how a ride is organized review the “Ride Coordinator Checklist”.

Membership Dues

  • We have no dues at the GCR local club level. If you are riding with our group, you need to join the national Women on Wheels® organization.

· Membership in Women On Wheels® is $40 per year. Reduced rate for multiple year sign-ups.

· GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Membership is $65. This provides extra support to WOW and gets you discounts on WOW merchandise and Ride-In registration.

· Support membership is $25 er year - for spouse/significant other to participate in WOW events and activities.

· Child membership is $10 per year for those under sixteen.

· You must keep your membership dues up to date to participate in GCR events; meeting, rides, workshops and email list.

GCR Group Email

  • A group email list is set up consisting of GCR members and support members.
  • The group email list is for club events and club communication.
  • Participants are expected to treat each other with dignity and respect and follow the Women On Wheels® Mission Statement. Participants are welcome to share their questions, problems, ideas, and suggestions, but this must be done in a manner that is respectful to all. The following will not be tolerated and will result in participant’s privileges temporarily or permanently revoked:

- Using offensive language

- Misleading information

- Posting unlawful statements

- Posting rude responses to legitimate questions

           
         

GCR Board - see GCR Bylaws for details, but may include..


  • Current Director
  • Director Elect (for future year)
  • Officers such as Past Director, Secretary etc.. (elected by members)
  • Members at Large (elected by members)

Volunteer Positions - see GCR Job Descriptions for details, but may include

· Membership (welcoming, communication, contact updates)

· Webmaster

· Bike & Safety Presentation Coordinator

           

Sponsors

  • A&S Motorcycles has sponsored us for many years, along with other local motorcycle or apparel shops), which assists in paying for our yearly Women On Wheels (WOW) chapter dues and Gold Country Riders (GCR) website.
  • We in turn support/promote our sponsors on our GCR website, pamphlets, participate in their events, patronize their shop and organize rides from their shop.

Code of Ethics

  • All members are responsible for maintaining the public image and perception of the organization while representing GCR, or at GCR rides and events. In no situation should any member conduct themselves so as to bring discredit to the good reputation of the organization or sponsors.
  • A member should not publicly make any statements, in any form of communication, or commit any act, that portrays the organization, sponsors or its members in a negative or unfavorable manner.
  • Members are expected to promote motorcycle safety, ride responsibly and encourage new membership.