COWs 2018 Spring Rally May 18 – 20 Racine, WI
Hosted by: Beth & Pat Peterson
Membership information is provided on the Join the Herd tab. You can also click here to be directed to an online membership and spring rally registration form.
Host Hotel: Delta Hotels Racine, 7111 Washington Avenue Hwy 20, Racine WI. Group rate for Couples on Wheels / COWs is $99 per night. The hotel is holding rooms at this special rate until April 18th and they will not guarantee this rate for reservations made after this date. For reservations you can click here to be directed to an online reservation portal created for our event, or call (800)228-9290 or (262)886-6100. You can also access online reservations by clicking here, then select your dates of 5/18 – 5/20/18, followed by clicking on “View Rates” and entering one of the following group codes. Our group reservation code is coucoua for 1 king bed or coucoub for 2 queen beds. There will not be a dedicated room for tandem storage but the hotel will allow you to take your tandem into the rooms on the first floor. So if you plan to store your Tandem in your room please make sure you request a first floor room when you make your reservation.
Friday May 18: Rally check in will be available starting at noon. The traditional ice cream ride route will be approximately 20 miles long.
Saturday May 19: 9 a.m. mass start from the hotel. Routes will include short, medium and long.
The COWs annual banquet and business meeting will be held in the hotel banquet room. Social hour with a cash bar will start at 5:00 p.m. with dinner at 6:00 p.m. A two-entrée buffet will feature Chicken Parmesan and Vegetable Lasagna as well as salad, sides, and dessert. Meals for certain special diets can be requested on the 2018 COWs Membership and Spring Rally Form. The cost of the banquet is $30.00 per person. In order to provide a final count to the hotel your reservation and payment must be received by May 5th. We will not be able to provide any refunds after the May 5th deadline.
Sunday May 20: A breakfast ride route will be provided with your choice of start time.
Note that you must be a 2018 COWs member to ride in the Spring Rally. There is no additional fee beyond the $15.00 per team membership to ride all three days. But for planning purposes we do want to know if you plan to ride in the rally so we can have sufficient maps.