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2021 Challenge

WDO Challenge 2021

Congratulations to the winner of the 2021 WDO Challenge - Aaron Young!

The perpetual plaque showing previous winners is displayed at MotoUnion.

2nd place - Ross Bennett 

3rd place - Rolf Schoelkopf

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 5 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 Meet ups – 9 points possible 
Ducati Dinner Rides - 6 points possible
Motorcycle Social Events - 5 points possible
Scavenger Hunt – 25 points possible 

WDO Meet ups are typically on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Exceptions apply but specific dates, times and locations are in the calendar at WisconsinDesmoOwners.com 

April 10, 4pm Meetup @ Eagle Park Brewing, Muskego
May 8, 2:30pm @ MotoUnion, West Allis
June 6 (Sunday) 
July 11 (Sunday) / Picnic
August 7 
September 12 (Sunday)
October 9
November 7 (Sunday)
December 11

Ducati Dinner Rides will leave following the monthly meeting unless otherwise noted. A point is earned for each member on a 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 8 / The Stillery / Richfield
June 6 (Sunday) (moved up a week for RA) Route 67 Saloon / Elkhart Lake
August 7 – Woodland Creek Supper Club / Campbelsport
September 12 (Sunday) The Old Rock / Columbus
October 9 - LD’s BBQ / East Troy
November 6 - Saturday (last day of Daylight Savings) / TBD

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 where appropriate, and sent to the Challenge Coordinator. It is not necessary to have your Ducati in the photo.

- Submit an article to the club newsletter. Share a Ducati related ride report, track day, maintenance update or similar. The article must 
    be at least 325 words, submitted as a Word document with any photos sent in a separate attachment (be sure to include photo credits.) Submissions 
    must be received at newsletter@WisconsinDesmoOwners.com before November 1, 2021. 
- June 11-13 WDO Hospitality area @ Road America 
- June 27 (Sunday) / Ducati Ice Cream Social (point is for riding a Ducati to the event)
- July 11 (Sunday) Picnic
- August 13-15 Ducati Weekend at Big Snow Resort

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 2021, 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, 2021. Accommodations will be made for those who do not have the ability to submit digital photos. 

Scavenger Hunt – 25 locations for 2021
Andersons dock (bldg with stickers) - Ephraim
Presidential train car - Cuba City
Baileys Harbor Yacht club
Pewits nest - Baraboo
Rockway covered bridge - Michicot
Annala Round Barn - Hurley
Big ol trout - Manitowish Waters
Mouse statue - Hillsboro
Cedar Grove cheese factory - Plain
Grandfather clock - Kewaunee
Buffalo statue, State park entrance - Palmyra 
Van Holton’s pickles plant - Waterloo
New Berlin Historical Park 
Firefighters overlook - West Bend
Sartori Cheese Caves - Plymouth 
Miller Valley - Milwaukee
Jung bldg chimney sweep - Sheboygan
End of the trail horse sculpture - Wapaun 
Sturtevant train depot
The Blind Horse winery - Kohler
Giraffe Statue - Delavan
Kopps cows - Milwaukee
Helme Tobacco warehouse - Edgerton
7 mile Fair - Caledonia
Tyranena Brewing - Lake Mills

(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)  

Bonus Point:
Can be used to make up for a missed point. Lead a club ride. Volunteer for a planned ride or create a new one. To qualify, rides must be submitted at least 2 weeks before the ride starts and must be completed before the Challenge ends December 1, 2021.


Top 5 points scorers will have choice of prizes available at 2022 Winter Gathering and will be chosen from the prizes available in descending order of points from 1st - 5th. 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 ~ Karrie Heinze (Points Czarina)

- 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.

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 2021 points obtained:

 - Highest Scavenger Hunt total

- Most Ducati Dinner Rides 

- Most Social Events

 - Most Meetings

- Most total points in each previous WDO Challenge, in reverse chronological order (2020, 2019, 2018, etc.)

- Coin flip overseen by quorum of the WDO board

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 2021 Challenge is geared toward socializing and riding your Ducati while stopping to smell the roses 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!

Previous Challenges: 
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