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By Walter F. Kern

If you have reached the Polar Bear Grand Tour site from a smartphone, you may not see the Sign-up Application for the 2018-2019 season on the bottom of this page. Try clicking Home or go to another page and come back to Home and it should appear. Don't ask me why the Sign-up Application does this. It's just a mobile site problem that I have no control over.

If you have attempted to reach the Polar Bear Grand Tour site from a smartphone, you may be blocked with various dire warnings that may scare you away. Do not believe these warnings. They are there because of various problems associated with making websites safe and secure. One way to do this is to require all webmasters to buy SSL certificates that are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization's details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. I have these but the mobile implementation I'm using from my mobile provider is not working.

If you see one of these dire warnings, look for links such as Advanced or Details. They will lead you to links that warn you again but give you a link that will take you to my mobile site. Use these links to reach the polarbeargrandtour.com website. When the internal problems are finally fixed, You won't be blocked.

Also, my mobile provider has recently been acquired by another company and things are not working correctly. One day all is well, and the next day all is bad. Also, even when all is well, it will still indicate that my files and images are suspect because I reach out to another one of my sites to gather images. There is NO insecure situation but the SSL system still gives warnings. I have had to physically copy these images back to this website to eliminate the warnings. This is a daunting process, especially on my motorcycleviews site and I am fixing these only when I have time.

Remember, everything is working fine on the desktop website you can access from any computer.

The Polar Bear Grand Tour consists of 550 motorcycle riders who ride their motorcycles throughout the winter season each Sunday to points within NJ, NY, PA, DE, and CT. These polar bear riders have nothing to do with the other polar bears who are often found in the water in groups for special occasions.

The Polar Bear Grand Tour Chairman is Bob Hartpence. He may be reached at bear1733@comcast.net

Register On-Line for the 2018-2019 Polar Bear Grand Tour Season

We have an optional on-line registration process for the 2018-2019 upcoming Polar Bear Grand Tour season. We don't have any way for you to pay on-line but we can supply you with a registration form that you can fill out and automatically e-mail to us. You still have to send in your check for the registration fees.

This registration form can also be used for new members thereby minimizing some of the confusion that occurs at the beginning of the season as we sign-up new members along with old members.

This on-line process also works for smartphone or tablet use. You'll find the form at the bottom of this page on your smartphone or tablet.

If you don't want to send the information on-line, you are free to print the form, fill it out the old fashioned way, and mail it in along with your payment.

Sign me up - PC or Mac ONLY (Smartphone registration form at bottom of this page if you are using a smartphone or tablet.)

Polar Bear statues depicted on this Web site were part of a private collection by Jane Ann Kern. Jane, my wife of 47 years and Polar Bear rider of her own trike, died August 31, 2008 in an automobile accident.

Website last updated November 12, 2018 at 7:10 p.m.

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