Greetings from the Officers of the DHD HOG Chapter

It’s Time to Start Riding Again

Members of the Sioux Falls and Watertown South Dakota Chapter joined the DHDHOG Chapter for a ride to LeMars, Iowa for lunch and ice cream at Wells Blue Bunny.

With the restrictions on restaurants and public gatherings due to the Covid-19 crisis finally letting up, our Chapter is now able to start scheduling rides again.  We’ve had several “ad-hoc” rides to various locations that have allowed us to ride, but with limitations on where we go and whether we could enjoy a meal together.  One of our first scheduled group rides was held on Sunday, June 14 to rendezvous with HOG chapters from eastern South Dakota.  We’ve got another “Rendezvous Ride” scheduled with the Lincoln and Grand Island Chapters coming up for Sunday, June 28th.  This would be a great opportunity to get acquainted with fellow riders in our area.  Plus, add some miles for the Covid-19 challenge!

With the late start to our riding season, and the fact that we will be riding with several groups that we haven’t ridden with before,  it is a good time to refresh yourself on proper group riding etiquette. Please take a minute to review the Safety Information page to make certain our rides are safe and enjoyable for all.

 

Covid -19 Challenge

“Social Distancing” is a given on a bike.  Chapter members likely will still ride as much as they can.   In order to encourage members to keep riding the Chapter will award 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes for the members who log the most amount of miles on the website from the start of the year until the public gathering  ban is lifted.

If you haven’t signed up for the mileage challenge yet send an email to webmaster@dhdhog.com with  your starting mileage and make of your bike and we will make certain you are entered.

2020 Photo Contest Has Been Announced

The photo challenge for this year is a bit different than what we have done in the past.  Our theme this for this year is historical markers.  Members are challenged to find national, state, county and local historical markers and to take a picture of your bike next to the marker.  There will be multiple prizes based on the the total number of markers that are photographed as well as which member has a photo from the furthest historical marker.  Additional details may be found under the News tab above. 

The coronavirus shouldn’t keep you from going out on solo rides to get some photos.  There’s already a few members who have submitted photos.  Let’s see who can find the most markers.