We’ve Ridden in EVERY State!
Click on any state to see a list of top rides for that state.
Our members have ridden from one end of the country to the other, covering all 50 states plus Washing D.C. Yes, that includes Alaska and Hawaii. How many states have you ridden in? Let’s fill in the map with all of the states that we have visited on a bike. It doesn’t matter if you were riding solo, or on a rented bike. As long as you were enjoying your ride on a Harley.
Share your list of states that you have ridden in. Or, if it’s easier, which state’s you have yet to visit. Send your list in an email to email@example.com or share it with one of the Chapter officers and we’ll get your states added.
A detailed list of the states that have been visited by members is available in the MEMBERS ONLY section.
We’ve colored in all of the states. Now lets see how many we can transition from red to gold, gold to yellow, and so on. If you’re looking for ride ideas, click on any of the states and a new page will open with top rides for that state.
Chapter Members Have Each Other’s Back
Riding in a group has a number of advantages. Besides enjoying a ride with a fun group of people there is always the fact that others will be there to help if you have trouble while out on a ride.
With the DHDHOG Chapter, the willingess to help each other extends beyond a ride. Our Chapter has started a “volunteers” list to help each other out when there is an unexpected need for assistance. Member Lorraine H. recently had plans to complete a number of yard and garden chores this fall. Unfortunately, a knee injury left her on crutches, and without the ability to complete the work she had planned.
Shirley R., Chapter Director heard about the jam that Lorraine was in and asked Debbie J., Chapter Hospitality Officer to see if we could muster a group to help Lorraine get the chores taken care of. Email and text messages went out on a Saturday afternoon and by 1:00 Sunday afternoon a number of Chapter Members, their family members and Lorraine’s friends got together and knocked out all of the chores in less than an hour. Needless to say, Lorraine was extremely grateful for having her HOG friends jump in and help her out on such short notice.
Members of All Ages are Welcome
Well, almost all ages.
Our 2022 riding season is nearing the end. We’ve had some great rides, and had several new members join. Of course, we are always looking to add new members.
Let your riding friends know about our group and invite them to one of our activities or one of our member gatherings. We welcome members of all types and riding skills. Our only requirement is that they are members of the national Harley Owners Group.
We Did It, and Then Some
We beat our mileage challenge for 2022! We had set an aggressive target of 150,000 miles, and we have over 190,000 miles as of November 27th.
Our Chapter’s motto is “Just Ride”, and our members have certainly done that. The motto for the national HOG organization is “Ride and Have Fun”. We hope that our members have had fun on rides and at other social events. We always welcome suggestions for rides and other activities. Let’s keep the momentum going for the rest of this year and into 2023.
We’ve only got a few days left to rack up more miles. Can we break 200,000 miles?
Check Out the New Calendar
You may have noticed that the Chapter calendar on the website has a new look. Recently, the provider of the calendar plug-in for our website discontinued support for the version that we had been using, and forced all users to install their new version. The appearance of it is more basic, however it has added several new features that you may appreciated.
First, the basic appearance of the calendar makes it work better when viewing the calendar from a smart phone. The new calendar will also support “pop up” information when you hover your cursor over a calendar entry. This is much quicker to render since the page does not need to be reloaded.
Second, there is a new feature where you can integrate the Chapter’s calendar into your smartphone’s built in calendar. This minimizes the need to go to the Chapter website to check on events. For privacy reasons you will still need to use the calendar on the Chapter website to view who’s signed up for various events.
If you have questions regarding the use of this new calendar please reach out to Timm B. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s Start Talking About Rides in 2023
Our Activities officer has been busy putting together some rides for 2023, but nothing beats hearing from the Chapter regarding which rides our Chapter should organize.
ALL RIDE SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME!
While we are starting to put away the lawn mowers and getting the snow blowers ready for the winter, don’t forget that you can always call for an “impromptu” ride whenever you get the urge to ride and would like to see if any other Chapter members would like to join. With the cold weather upon us there will still be a day or two where you might want to take the bike out for a bit. Just reach out to a Chapter officer and ask them to send a text message announcing your plan to go out and enjoy a good day for a ride.
So, You Think You Know Everything About Harley Davidson Motorcycles?
At our last Chapter gathering Dan had suggested we try out our Harley Davidson trivia knowledge by adding a new Harley Trivia page to our website. Sound like fun? Our first question has been posted, so see if you can come up with the answer and share your thoughts at our next Chapter gathering. Note that some of the questions may not be as simple as they first appear.