Greetings from the Officers of the DHD HOG Chapter
Hats Off to These Brrrrave Riders!
Spring Fling Breakfast & Temp Degree Ride was a HOG Squealing & Cock-A-Doodle-Dooing good time! Twenty six Chapter members joined for a buffet breakfast on Sunday, March 19th while 6 dedicated riders braved 25 degree weather at 10:00 AM for a 25 mile ride to start the riding season. Many members rode 90 to over 100 miles that day.
The “hambition” is strong with the DHDHOG Chapter!
Riding Season is Finally Here
It may be a bit too cold and slippery to ride in some of the more interesting places, but now that Spring is officially here it’s time to get your bike and riding gear in order. We’ve got a lot of good rides in the works for this riding season, and of course we would love you to share your suggestions for evening, half day, full day and overnight rides with any of the Chapter officers. We’ve got an aggresive mileage challenge goal for this year. Let’s have some fun and interesting experiences to reach the goal.
Mileage Award Winners
Congratulations to Jenn B. and Mike D. for winning the 2022 mileage contest. Jenn rode a total of 5,684 miles over the contest period, while Mike rode a total of 17,490 miles. Congratulations to both!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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.