Guest Author - Nancy Brotherton
Want to make part of Harley motorcycle history? On Monday, June 30th, 2008, Harley Davidson Harley Owners Group (HOG) members took part in a worldwide cumulative ride that set a record goal to have HOG members from all over the world log 1,000,000 riding miles on a single day. The HOG members rode 3,000,960 miles and shattered the 1,000,000 mile goal proving that once again biker enthusiasts measure up.
For June 29, 2009, the last Monday in June, the plan is for HOG members to ride 5,000,000 miles. The way it works is whether you are riders or passengers, log into the Harley Davidson exclusive HOG member website by 12 p.m. that day and record the number of miles you have ridden on June 29th, 2009. By combining all the miles logged from all the Harley HOG members worldwide, 5,000,000 miles almost seems too low.
The Harley Owners Group is an exclusive membership you can obtain by:
Owning a Harley motorcycle, and paying annual dues. The types of memberships available for Harley owners and their associates are: Full Member Status, Associate Member Status, and Life Member Status. Full member and Life Member Status require that you personally own a Harley motorcycle. Associate Member Status and Life Associate Member Status require that you join through a Full or Life Member.
The benefits are large including an exclusive magazine, patches, pins, riding awards and contests, touring handbook, state, local and national rallies and riding with your brother and sister motorcyclists. For more information you can visit www.hog.com.
There are over one million brother and sister HOG members throughout the world in the Harley Davidson HOG family. Imagine what goals can be reached if every member rides on five million mile day and logs their miles.
For those of you who are HOG members and Harley fans, hope to see you out and about on five million mile day. All motorcyclists should be supportive and paying particular attention for motorcycles that day.
Until next week, ride safe and have fun!