As we close out another unique year in the history of Harley-Davidson Motor Company and the Harley Owners Group, it’s a great time to reflect on an amazing riding season and look forward to an even better one to come. Despite the ongoing global pandemic, 2021 was a huge step toward a return to normalcy. We faced some challenges but persevered despite them. As motorcycle riders, we’re nothing if not resilient. We know how to grit our teeth and power through the darkness to get to the clear blue skies on the other side. A little adversity always makes for a better story when the ride is over. Although we couldn’t start the riding season together at Daytona Bike Week, we made up for it in a big way at the Sturgis Rally, where our presence in the Black Hills felt bigger and better than ever. It was inspiring to see so many H.O.G. members who made the journey out there and to all the other rallies we attended be able to enjoy those great experiences again.
Throughout the year, our regional team was thrilled to be back out on the road, riding with you at rallies and other events around the country. We shared stories and laughs, while practicing an original form of “social distancing” that is so natural to us riders. Riding motorcycles is one of the greatest ways to be “alone together” ever invented. I look forward to spending even more quality time with many of you in the coming weeks and months as we return to in-person Regional Officer Connection training sessions in early January. Hard to believe that’s just a few short weeks away!
I’m grateful for the enthusiasm and passion for Harley-Davidson and our members that you exemplify all year long, and I wish you and yours the warmest wishes during the upcoming holidays. Can’t wait to see you back on the road next year.