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.