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2016 Challenge

The 2016 WDO Challenge prizes were awarded at the Winter Gathering on January 21, 2017
A big Thank you to our guest speaker, Larry for sharing his experiences
in racing over many years!

During the 2016 riding year a challenge was spelled out by the WDO board to give an award to the rider with the most points accumulated.  Points were able to be earned through meeting attendance, dinner rides and photos at special locations.  
Each earned raffle ticket good towards the Challenge prizes.
Congratulations to Ross Bennett for winning the 2016 WDO Challenge!!!

Congratulations to the raffle winners and thank you to all who participated!

WDO Challenge 2016

Mission Statement:
The WDO Challenge is held to encourage riding your Ducati and participating in the Ducati community. 

Challenge Guidelines:
The Challenge Coordinator will keep a running total of each member’s points. Points can be earned by attending WDO meetings, dinner rides, certain social events and a list of special location rides. Everyone who participates will earn points toward raffle tickets for prizes awarded at the annual WDO Winter Gathering. 
- Each WDO member will get one raffle entry for each point earned 
- Raffle tickets will be awarded at the annual WDO Winter Gathering 
- Must be a dues-paying member in good standing 
- Points must include at least 2 points with 1 being a meeting 
  (Name must be listed on attendance roster for meeting point credit) 
- A maximum of 30 raffle tickets will be awarded per member for points, before bonus

Four ways to earn points:
WDO Meeting attendance – 11 points possible
Dinner rides after meetings – 7 points possible
Motorcycle social events – 7 points possible
Special location points – 25 points possible
WDO meetings are typically held on the 2nd Saturday of the month at MotoUnion 3pm. Some exceptions apply; specific dates and locations are in the calendar at WisconsinDesmoOwners.com 

Dinner rides after meetings will leave following the monthly meeting from MotoUnion. A point is earned for the ride after the meeting. It is not necessary to participate in dinner, although it is kind of the point. (We will take a group photo whenever possible to show attendance) 
(click here for a link to the map)
    Note: if you get a message asking for permission, log out of any Google account to proceed.
- April 9 – Calderone Club / Downtown Milwaukee (842 N Old World 3rd St) 
- May 14 – Fox and Hounds / Hubertus (1298 Friess Lake Rd) ***NOTE: Changed to Sawmill Inn, Richfield
- June 11 – Rosati’s / Edgerton (723 E Ellendale Rd) 
- July 9 – Corleones / Lake Geneva (N2062 S Lake Shore Dr)  ***NOTE: Changed to Sprecher's Restaurant and Pub / Lake Geneva 
- August 13 – Woodland Creek Supper Club / Campbelsport (W497 Cty Rd SS) 
- September 10 – Rushing Waters / Palmyra (N301 Co Rd H) 
- October 8 – LD’s BBQ / East Troy (1880 County Highway ES) 

Motorcycle social events points can be earned by attending the events listed below. You will need a photo of you at the event to show attendance. 
- January 9-10 / Oshkosh, WI / EAA Museum road trip 
- February 12-14 / Chicago International Motorcycle Show – Rosemont 
  (Photo should be in the Ducati booth) 
- June 3-5 / AMA Superbike races – RA 
- June 16 / Ducati Night at the Iron Horse Hotel
- August 21 / WDO Picnic East Troy  ***NOTE: New event!!! To be held at Don and Dawn's in East Troy

- August 27 / Concours d’elegance at Veterans Park bike entry  ***NOTE: WDO is not participating in this event for 2016
- September 4 / 'Ducs on the Farm' trackday entry @ Blackhawk Farms 
- December 3 / Chili entry in Chili Cookoff @ MotoUnion 

Special location points can be earned by taking a picture of yourself with your motorcycle in front of the location. It must be clear that you are at the location by using an obvious landmark or sign at the site. File photos from previous visits will not be allowed, the intent is to visit the site on your Ducati in 2016, however non-Ducati motorcycle photos will be allowed. Locations were chosen for being interesting Wisconsin landmarks, places with tours or relatively near good roads. Points for special locations will be tallied by sending an email to Shane the Challenge Coordinator here: Challenge@WisconsinDesmoOwners.com with the name of the location, your name, a picture of you with your bike at the location and the date you were there. Please send your photos in a timely manner after they are taken. Entries must be submitted by December 1, 2016. Accommodations will be made for those who do not have the ability to submit digital photos. 
(Click here for a link to the map)    Note: the map is the most complete resource for each location. Web links and local info are included here.
 Wacker’s Wend – RA Historic Circuit
 45x90 Geographical marker –Athens 
 Sputnik landing – Manitowoc  Whispering Bluffs Winery – Potosi 
 Mastadon – Horicon  Dinky Railroad – Woodman 
 Matt Kenseth Museum – Cambridge  Deke Slayton space museum 
 Highcliff State Park  Pendarvis settlement 
 Southport light station museum  Nordic Creamery 
 St Cloud 9 arch stone bridge  RockBridge park 
 Yerkes Observatory – Williams Bay  New Glarus Historical Museum 
 Wayne’s Drive In Cedarburg  Heidel House 
 East Troy Electric Railroad  Circus World 
 Wilsons Ice Cream  Golden Rondel Theater 
 Shullsburg Cheese Store  Oaks Candy 
 Hamburger Charlie statue –Seymour  

BONUS – this will get you an additional raffle ticket for the end of season Winter Gathering prize drawing.
Take a photograph of you and your motorcycle in front of 6 county highway markers. These should spell the word Ducati. This is an all-or-nothing bonus. There are county highway markers in every county in Wisconsin, each photo must include the sign, you and your motorcycle. All six photos should be submitted simultaneously before December 1, 2016.

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