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Earn Gift Cards for Riding

H.O.G. is offering a new promotion for the RIDE 365 Annual Mileage Recognition Program for this year’s riding season. To take part, members need to reach 2,500 or 10,000 miles in 2022. Qualified riders will receive a $50 promotion card for reaching 2,500 miles and a $100 promotion card for 10,000 miles, which can be used in dealerships and online. H.O.G. members who have already achieved either or both milestones in the 2022 RIDE 365 Annual program will automatically be mailed a letter announcing their achievement along with a code and online link to redeem their promotion card.

Message from Chris Harrison – H.O.G. Regional Manager

We’re just past halfway through 2022 and it’s already been a busy and action-packed year here at the Harley Owners Group. Following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic and other complications, a massive one-day motorcycle demonstration ride to raise awareness of critical issues facing our nation’s veterans, including the crisis of veteran suicide, returned to Washington, D.C. over Memorial Day weekend. Now sponsored by AMVETS and known as Rolling to Remember, the ride continues to be a cause that Harley-Davidson and the Harley Owners Group are proud to support. H.O.G. was once again in attendance this year with a H.O.G. Check-In to recognize the large number of our members who participated in the ride.

Speaking of huge motorcycle events, it might be hard to believe, but Harley-Davidson’s 120th Anniversary Homecoming is just over one year away. For those who may not have heard, in 2023, the once-every-five-year celebration in Milwaukee is moving from its traditional Labor Day weekend timing to July 13-16, 2023, placing it more squarely in the height of riding season. Plans are still being fleshed out, but as with every past anniversary, it’s a guarantee that it will be epic and memorable.

If you are as excited about the prospect as I am, one way you can start building the anticipation is to enter the Road to Harley-Davidson Homecoming Challenge. In addition to having a chance to win a free trip to the Homecoming, among other prizes, participating in the Homecoming Challenge is also a great way to help your Chapter members ride more miles. Details are available at the registration page , but basically there are a multitude of ways to enter the contest and earn points that increase your chances of winning a prize, including creating and tracking rides and participating in ride challenges on the Harley-Davidson App, visiting Harley-Davidson dealerships, and more. Most of these activities involve riding, and as a H.O.G. member, you know that the more you ride, the more ways you can be recognized and rewarded. More riding is a good thing, so please share the Homecoming Challenge with your members and think about ways you can use it to create more great riding experiences for your Chapter.

As the 120th Anniversary Homecoming draws closer, keep on the lookout for more news and information about entertainment, activities and travel arrangements from Harley-Davidson and H.O.G. Until then, we’ve got a packed schedule of great H.O.G. events remaining this year, including the Sturgis rally next month, and I hope to see you at one soon. Thanks as always for everything you do to make H.O.G. the world’s biggest and best riding club.

Regional H.O.G. Rallies for 2022 Announced

  • Cajun Country H.O.G. Rally, April 7-9, Scott, LA
  • Kicking It in Cody H.O.G. Rally, June 23-25, Cody, WY
  • Chesapeake Freedom & Spirit H.O.G. Rally, June 23-25, Solomons Island, MD
  • Iron Adventure H.O.G. Rally, July 14-16, Ludlow, VT
  • Mid-America H.O.G. Rally, July 21-23, Dubuque, IA
  • Southeast H.O.G. Rally, Sept. 27- Oct. 1, Maryville, TN

H.O.G. Touring Rallies for 2022 Announced

  • Run to the Sun Touring Rally, March 1-4, Virginia Beach, VA to St. Augustine, FL
  • Spring Heat in Arizona Touring Rally, April 2-5, Lancaster, CA to Scottsdale, AZ
  • Big Trees of California Touring Rally, May 31-June 5, Bakersfield to Eureka, CA
  • A Gem of a Ride Touring Rally, June 16-21, Boise, ID to Lindon, UT
  • Grand Museum Touring Rally, July 5-14 Birmingham, AL to Milwaukee, WI
  • Lake Superior Touring Rally, July 25-29, Marquette, MI to Marquette, MI
  • Bay, Lakes, & Mountains Touring Rally, Aug. 15-19, Annapolis, MD to Lebanon, NH
  • West Meets East 25th Anniversary Posse Touring Rally, Sept 4-16, Lynwood, WA to St. Augustine, FL

Link to Norscot H.O.G. Store

Defiance Harley Davidson already carries a lot of great riding gear and logo’d merchandise.  However, if you can’t find what you are looking for, you may want to check out Norscot, which is an official  Harley Owners Group vendor of H.O.G. merchandise.  A new link has been added to the Chapter’s website for Norscot.  You can find it by clicking on the CHAPTER INFO menu item and then clicking on the Norscot H.O.G. Store link.   

H.O.G. 50 Rides, One Nation

Enjoying the thrill of the open road on two wheels and the adventure of exploring new places is one of the many reasons you own a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Being part of Harley Owners Group means there are a million fellow enthusiasts with whom to share those experiences.

50 Rides, One Nation is part of the H.O.G.® Ride 365 program, but at its heart it’s a recipe for exploring America and a road map to a lifetime of epic journeys. Harley Owners Group® has curated a wealth of information in these pages on the great places to visit in each state to help you get started exploring the beauty and majesty of America as it can only be experienced from the saddle of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.  Download the 2022 edition of the 50 Rides, One Nation brochure by clicking here

2022 H.O.G. Events Calendar

H.O.G Rallies

The 2022 H.O.G. national event calendar is complete, and here’s a first look at what we have planned. It promises to be another great slate of regional and touring rallies that will heat up the riding season. Full details and registration links will be posted soon on the H.O.G. Rally Map.

H.O.G. TOURING RALLIES

  • Run to the Sun Touring Rally, March 1-4, Virginia Beach, VA to St. Augustine, FL
  • Spring Heat in Arizona Touring Rally, April 2-5, Lancaster, CA to Scottsdale, AZ
  • Big Trees of California Touring Rally, May 31-June 5, Bakersfield to Eureka, CA
  • A Gem of a Ride Touring Rally, June 16-21, Boise, ID to Lindon, UT
  • Grand Museum Touring Rally, July 5-14 Birmingham, AL to Milwaukee, WI
  • Lake Superior Touring Rally, July 25-29, Marquette, MI to Marquette, MI
  • Bay, Lakes, & Mountains Touring Rally, Aug. 15-19, Annapolis, MD to Lebanon, NH
  • West Meets East 25th Anniversary Posse Touring Rally, Sept 4-16, Lynwood, WA to St. Augustine, FL.

REGIONAL H.O.G. RALLIES

  • Cajun Country H.O.G. Rally, April 7-9, Scott, LA
  • Kicking It in Cody H.O.G. Rally, June 23-25, Cody, WY
  • Chesapeake Freedom & Spirit H.O.G. Rally, June 23-25, Solomons Island, MD
  • Iron Adventure H.O.G. Rally, July 14-16, Ludlow, VT
  • Mid-America H.O.G. Rally, July 21-23, Dubuque, IA
  • Southeast H.O.G. Rally, Sept. 27- Oct. 1, Maryville, TN

Please help get the word out by sharing the schedule with your Chapter members and start planning next year’s riding adventures!

Ride 365 10 for ’22 Locations Announced

H.O.G.’s 10 for ’22 Ride Challenge is part of the RIDE 365 program. The concept is simple: ride to an exciting destination, snap a photo of yourself at the designated location, and submit it to H.O.G. for verification through your online membership account. Participants receive a special reward recognizing their achievement for each destination they check off the list. The 10 for ’22 Ride Challenge is a great way for members to participate in RIDE 365 while enjoying great roads, creating lifelong memories and racking up miles. It’s also a great opportunity to create a group ride for your Chapter to visit together and check one off the list.

10 FOR ’22 RIDE DESTINATIONS

  • Standin’ On the Corner Park, Winslow, AZ
  • World’s Only Corn Palace, Mitchell, SD
  • Geographic Center of the Contiguous U.S., Lebanon, KS
  • Waving Girl Statue, Savannah, GA
  • Ouechee Gorge, Ouechee, VT
  • Snake River Canyon, Twin Falls, ID
  • Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox Statues, Bemidji, MN
  • Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave, KY
  • Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, NV
  • Official Midpoint Route 66, Adrian, TX

More information about each location, including mileage, Ride Planner routes and details about photo locations will be available in the 2022 H.O.G. membership guide. It can also be downloaded here