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Club meetings for 2022

New, quarterly meeting schedule: January 11 6:30pm April 12. 6:30pm July 12. 6:30pm October 11 6:30pm January 10 6:30pm   2023   All meetings will be at the Sealed Air YMCA… Read more »

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Free Fest 2022 – August 13

Brought to you by The Racine Mega Cycle Club and Racine/Kenosha ARES/RACES RKARES.ORG Date: August 13 2022 Time: 6:00AM to 1:00PM Location: Greater Racine Kennel Club 6320 Six Mile Road… Read more »

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