2013 Board L to R: Hilary Lines, Susan DuShane, Sue Copeland, Casper Nordahl, Winona Abrams
FreeWheelers is a chapter of RVing Women, a national nonprofit 501 (c)
7 corporation, organized and operated exclusively for social, recreational
and educational purposes. Our chapter covers Northern California
and Northern Nevada. Our
specific information about our formal structure.
We welcome all adult women interested in RVing to join us. Membership in RVW is our only requirement. We offer a relaxed atmosphere where new and experienced RVers can find support, information, networking, education, meet new people and have a good time. You can participate in any of our planned events or just kick back and unwind for the weekend.
We are a diverse group, coming from many different walks of life. Our
members generally range in age from 30ish to 70+ but any woman over
18 can attend. Some are retired, some employed; there are trailers,
vans, varying sizes and types of motorhomes, and sometimes even tents
when the weather is nice. Many members have pets, including cats, dogs,
bunnies and birds; and there are a variety of interests and hobbies
represented. Our only criteria is love of the RV life and a desire
to share a pleasant respite with other women.
Our members volunteer to make arrangements for a campground where we get together for camping usually the first Friday and Saturday of the month. Each outing is as varied as our membership and the RV resort which we attend. The outing leader decides what activities will occur. There is usually some sort of gathering on Friday and Saturday nights; it may be as simple as gathering at a campfire to a wine tasting to a potluck on Saturday night. We often join each other for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings but there is no requirement that any member attend any group event. Feel free to come, join in, or do things on your own.
You are welcome to attend one or two of our events to "check us
out" before joining RVW and FreeWheelers.
For anyone planning to attend one of our events for the first time:
- Watch this website for information about the event. It will
tell you who to contact for more information, directions to the RV
park, and any planned activities.
- If you plan to bring a pet please read the
Pets section of our Guidelines page
for information about “PET’EQUITTE” in our group.
- Things to bring:
- Your own plate, utensils, napkins and beverage of your choice to all planned meals or food gatherings.
- Remember to bring enough supplies for the length of your trip,
since many resorts are off the beaten path and/or do not have
- If there’s a campfire in the offing, bring your own chair,
beverage, jacket. Wood contributions are always welcome.
- The wagon hostess will usually inform participants if additional or unusual supplies (50 amp only adaptor, etc.) are needed.
We look forward to meeting you!
By Casper Nordahl
Beverly was a wonderful lady who will be sorely missed by her family and the FreeWheelers. Beverly was born in Rochester, NY on March 16, 1938 and went home to be with the Lord on April 14, 2013 in Woodland, CA. Beverly was a person with dedication to detail, loved everyone, was absolutely wonderfully crazy, was very loyal to her friends. She had a "have a good time" spirit, she could be very adventurous when it came to her RV! She always said "take the rural route", "stay off of the freeways of life, nothing exciting happens there, it's on the road less taken". She believed in community spirit and was very proud to live in Woodland, CA. She was proud to be a FreeWheeler and loved nothing more than serving up root beer floats at all the FreeWheeler outings and enjoying people's companionship with one another. She could not pass up a Cracker Barrel no matter how many she had already been to that day! Her dry sense of humor was like no one else's. She loved life and believed in living every day to the fullest. She was devoted to her family, and her dog, Kiki. We have all been blessed by Beverly's presence in our lives. She will be missed so much, by so many.