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2018 Harley-Davidson and HOG Anniversary Rides and Rallies Announced

Harley-Davidson has announced several Anniversary based events for 2018. The first is a 115th Anniversary Party and Rally to be held in Prague in the Czech Republic.   This event wil take place July 5-8, 2018. The second Anniversary Event  will take place in Continue reading 2018 Harley-Davidson and HOG Anniversary Rides and Rallies Announced

National HOG Rally Date and Location Announced

img_2161As I earlier reported Harley-Davidson will be holding regional H.O.G. Rallies throughout the country in 2017 (Click HERE for Rally Dates and Locations). They have also announced they will be holding a National H.O.G. Rally in 2017. The event is scheduled to be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over Labor Day Weekend. It will be held in conjunction with the Milwaukee Rally, an event the city has hosted for several years.

The new rally approach is an effort to increase attendance, market new motorcycles, and create reasons to get people to ride more miles. The strategy will result in fewer rallies but hopes to create better, more memorable experiences for participants. Ideally the regional locations will change year to year, however the National Rally may not.

On top of larger regional rallies and a National Rally, Harley will be bringing back the multi-day, multi-state H.O.G. ride. For 2017 this ride will be following the trail blazed by Lewis & Clark and will be from Portland, Oregon to St. Louis, Missouri. Riders will leave Portland on July 10th and end up in St. Louis on July 22nd. These rides are pre-planned and arranged so riders really just have to register, show up and ride.

Keep an eye out for future issues of HOG magazine as more details for all of these events will be published as their known.    DSC01303

2017 Will Be The Year Of The Regional HOG Rally

Discover Oregon*CLICK HERE for information about the 2018 HOG Anniversary Rides and Rally

Harley-Davidson has announced that they will be eliminating individual state H.O.G. rallies, instead holding regional, multi-state rallies in 2017. This model has been tested in the Pacific Northwest over the last 3 years, combining Oregon, Idaho and Washington rallies at a different location each year. The Motor Company is taking this approach in an effort to increase rider participation and encourage dealerships to take a more active role in the events. (See below for tentative 2017 HOG Rally Dates and Locations) Continue reading 2017 Will Be The Year Of The Regional HOG Rally

Tentative 2017 Regional HOG Rally Schedule

Discover OregonLast week I posted that in 2017 HOG (Harley Owners Group) Rallies will become regional events. In the past each state held it’s own rally a different location within the state each year. These new joint rallies will revolve around different locations in multiple states, typically 3 to 4. I was asked to re-post the tentative 2017 schedule for these rallies:

RALLY NAME CITY/LOCATION DATES
Deep South HOG Rally Alexandria, LA 4/6-4/8/2017
Southwest HOG Rally Temple, TX 5/18-5/20/2017
Merging Mountains HOG Rally Roanoke, VA 6/5-6/10/2017
Rocky Mountain HOG Rally Steam Boat Springs, CO 6/8-6/10/2017
riding rally NC to FL 6/16-6/21/2017
Last Frontier HOG Rally Fairbanks, AK 6/22-6/24/2017
TBD Sioux Falls, SD mid-July
Southern Backroad’s HOG Rally Cookeville, TN 7/11-7/15/2017
TBD Utica, NY 7/13-7/17
Pacific Northwest HOG Rally Meridian, ID 7/20-7/22/2017
New England Rally Lincoln, NH 7/27-7/30/2017
Great lakes HOG Rally Saulte Ste Marie, MI 8/17-8/19/2017
Western HOG Rally Chandler, AZ 9/21-9/23/2017
TBD Grantville, PA 8/15-8/19/2017
Central HOG Rally Ardmore, OK 10/5-10/7/2017
Islands HOG Rally TBD 10/6-10/8/2017
Southeast HOG Rally Pensacola, FL 11/1-11/4/2017