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2019 Challenge

WDO Challenge 2019

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

Challenge Guidelines:
This is a merit-based challenge, with prizes being awarded to the top points earners. Guidelines on how to earn points are listed below, you must be a dues-paying member in good standing to qualify. Prizes will be awarded to the top 8 points earners with First Place being added to the WDO plaque at MotoUnion. The Challenge Coordinator will keep a running total of each member’s points. 

There are four ways to earn points: 
WDO Meetings – 11 points possible 
Ducati Dinner Rides – 5 points possible 
Motorcycle Social Events – 7 points possible 
Scavenger Hunt – 25 points possible 

WDO Meetings are typically held on the 2nd Saturday of the month at MotoUnion 3:15pm. Exceptions apply but specific dates, times and locations are in the calendar at WisconsinDesmoOwners.com Be sure to write your name legibly in the WDO Ducati book for meeting credit.

Ducati Dinner Rides will leave following the monthly meeting from MotoUnion unless otherwise noted, typically kickstands up at 3:45pm. A point is earned for each Ducati on the ride. (A Ducati includes any bike that has a Ducati engine or frame.) It is not necessary to participate in dinner, although it is kind of the idea. Ducati Dinner Ridegive us the opportunity to ride in a group and experience scenery around SE Wisconsin. Restaurants are chosen for their proximity to good roads and ability to handle our group for parking and seating. Be sure to write your name legibly in the WDO Ducati book for ride credit. A Google map of the restaurants with website and additional information is available here: http://www.wisconsindesmoowners.com/Home/map
Note: if you get a message asking for permission, log out of any Google account to proceed.

May 11 - Sawmill Inn / Richfield (1729 Wolf Rd)
June - 9 (Sunday) Seibkens / 284 S Lake St, Elkhart Lake
August 10 – Woodland Creek Supper Club / W497 Cty Rd SS, Campbelsport (Exemption from riding Ducati motorcycle allowed)
September 14 - Pizza on the Farm @ Grassway Organics / W2716 Friemoth Road, East Troy
October 12 – LD’s BBQ / 2511 Main St, East Troy

Motorcycle Social Events are motorcycle themed or group oriented to foster a sense of community within the club. You will need a photo of you at the event to show attendance, and sent to the Challenge Coordinator. It is not necessary to have your Ducati in the photo unless stated.
- March 2-3 / Winter Getaway @ Badger MotorCar Co - Columbus, WI
- May 31 - June 2 / MotoAmerica Superbike races – Road America, WDO hospitality site
- June 13 / Ducati Night at the Iron Horse Hotel
- July 14 / WDO Picnic 
- August 4 / Ducati Ice Cream Social (point is for riding a Ducati to the event)
- September 1 / 6th annual 'Ducs on the Farm' @ Blackhawk Farms   (CANCELLED)
- December 7 / Chili entry in Chili Cookoff @ MotoUnion 

Scavenger Hunt is just what it sounds like, go hunt for each of these locations and take a picture of yourself with a 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. The Google Map has pointers for each photo op. File photos from previous visits will not be allowed, the intent is to visit the site on your Ducati in 2019, 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 the Scavenger Hunt will be tallied by sending an email to The Challenge Coordinator here: Challenge@WisconsinDesmoOwners.com with the name of the location, your name, a picture of you with the 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, 2019. Accommodations will be made for those who do not have the ability to submit digital photos. 

Scavenger Hunt – 25 locations for 2019
Schooner: Lottie Cooper
East Dyreson Road Truss Bridge
VA center Wolcott building 
Kaszubes Park
Fort KoshKonong
Carver-Roehl Park
Great Lakes Dragaway
Nike Missile 
Carmex Warehouse
Little Switzerland Ski Area
Emma Carlin Trail Head
Franks Diner
Badger Motor Car Company
Port Washington Lighthouse
Little Chute Windmill
Czarnuszka Soup Bar
The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums
Edgewood Orchard Sculpture Garden
Deep Rock gas station
Field of Dinosaurs
Conservationalist Marker - Pine Island
Old Rye Mill Tower
Sunny The Sunfish
Goose Island Landing

(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.
(If the map asks for permission, be sure you are logged out of your Google account)  

Additional info:

-Must be a dues-paying member in good standing to participate

-Participants are considered to be members with at least 2 points, 1 of those being a meeting.

-Any changes to the WDO Challenge midseason will be announced via email, FaceBook and posted to the WDO Website.

-For the purposes of the WDO Challenge, the term 'Ducati' is determined to include a motorcycle with Ducati engine or frame.

-In the event multiple members have the same point total when determining

finishing place for prize redemption, the tie will be broken in the

following order of 2019 points obtained:

- most Meetings

- most Social Events

- Highest Scavenger Hunt total

- most Ducati Dinner Rides 

                - most total points in the 2018 WDO Challenge

- most total points in each previous WDO Challenge, in reverse chronological order (2017, 2016, 2015, etc.)

- coin flip overseen by quorum of the WDO board


Top 8 points scorers will have choice of prizes available at 2020 Winter Gathering and will be chosen from the prize table in descending order of points from 1st - 8th. For those not able to attend, best efforts will be extended to arrange a proxy for the winner, need not be present to win.

The Challenge Coordinator (Shane Clugston)

- Any points questions or issues should be directed to The Challenge Coordinator here: Challenge@WisconsinDesmoOwners.com 

- The Challenge Coordinator will tally points submitted from sign-ins at Meetings, Ducati Dinner Rides, Social Events and Scavenger Hunt. 

- It is each members responsibility to submit points to The Challenge Coordinator. Be sure to include all pertinent information with each submission including your name, location or event and photo.

Final Thoughts:

Thank you for participating in the WDO Challenge! Starting in 2011 as a way for members to compete for prizes by visiting Gelato shops, Rustic Roads, volunteering and attending meetings, the challenge has evolved to change with WDO membership. The 2019 Challenge is geared toward socializing and riding your Ducati while stopping to visit the dinosaurs along the way. Enjoy the roads and history of Wisconsin, this state is rich with both. Please share your experiences on the WDO FaceBook page or with all of WDO in the monthly newsletter. Now, get out and RIDE your Ducati!

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