starting to feel a lot like Spring!!! If you're anything like me, you're
chomping at the bit to get the Harley on the road. Just remember to be
aware of the post winter debris.
The 31-Road Captains have submitted data about each of their rides for the 2018 season and now you can see the result of all their efforts: the 2018 WinniHOG Ride Schedule (detailed) complete with expanded information and the 2018 WinniHOG Ride Schedule (abbreviated). They cover:
In addition to the rides, there have been and will continue to be educational opportunities for WinniHOG Members. So far this year, the Chapter has organized:
Along those lines, our Safety Officer Bruce Klinger has also organized the Experienced Riders Class for the Chapter. Here are the details from Bruce:
I have been working with the State DMV to arrange for an Experienced Riders Class for the HOG chapter. They have been nice enough to schedule two classes to run simultaneously side-by-side at their facility in Concord. This class will on Sunday April 22nd and will be an all-day class running from 9 to 4 with a lunch break. The cost will be approximately $65 and you'll be using your own motorcycles. We made this available to the road captain's first and now we are opening up to anyone in the chapter. There are 24 Slots of which 10 of been filled by the road captains. This is on a first-come first-serve basis. I have been told by some people that have gone to this class it's very much worth the time and effort to attend. I am of course, hoping that all the snow will be gone by then but there is no guarantee. I am told it is a rain-or-shine event and will run no matter what so come dressed appropriately. Or should I say come dressed as if Carl Harris was leading this class. Let me know as soon as possible if you want to attend. My email is on the website, and my cell phone is 603-707-6398.
May 12th may seem a long way off, but there is only one Chapter meeting (April 8) between now and then. And May 12th is the date of our Spring Fling. Our Activities Director, Dave Broughton and his committee have again worked their magic to create another memorable Chapter event. We'll meet at 5:45pm on Saturday night at Smitty's Cinema, 630 W. Main Street, Tilton, NH. Smitty's will provide buffet dinner, soft drinks and dessert (adult beverages available at additional cost) while enjoying Chapter videos & pictures on the big screen and at least one well known motorcycle-based movie. Tickets at $30/pp will be available at the LHD front desk beginning this weekend and at the April Chapter meeting.
Your Chapter officers, Road Captains, committee members and all those who regularly volunteer their time and effort are working together to make 2018 the best year for the WinniHOG Membership. Our first Chapter Season Kickoff Ride will take place in just 4-weeks! The very best way to thank our RCs for their service to the Chapter is to attend the rides. There is a considerable effort to prepare for each ride. Create the route, determine the necessary stops along the way for breaks, fuel, food, (ice cream – Bruce’s rides), contingencies, do the pre-ride to ensure no road problems, etc. Imagine completing all that preparation and having only 3-RCs show up for a ride. With over 200-Members, we can have a good turnout for each ride (it’s why we do what we do!)
Take part in the activities and rides, volunteer where and when you can and enjoy the camaraderie of people with whom you share similar interests. We’ve got a GREAT group with NO BOUNDARIES!
Don’t forget to check out some new and updated content on our Facebook page and on this site: HOG Ride 365, Photo Gallery (2017/18 Chapter Rides
& Events); Member Resources (Meeting Minutes, Newsletters, Member
Classifieds; Safety Tips; and WinniHOG Press.
We were a group of older adults up for the Feb. 16th thru the 18th. Our plans were to go snowmobiling but the conditions were too slick. Tim and Bobby from the Inn and all their staff were excellent. This weekend far exceeded all our expectations. We were all impressed with the hospitality of the inn keepers & staff. The rooms were kept well and the food was the best. Not one person out of the 13 of us had anything bad to say about the entire weekend. Tim & Bobby, you out did yourselves. I would recommend this inn to any small group or couple that is looking for that special place to relax and have fun. Dave and Denise Broughton, Laconia, N.H.
Our Chapter Mission Statement
The Winnipesaukee H.O.G. Chapter is a volunteer organization that works in partnership with Laconia Harley-Davidson to provide a positive member experience through camaraderie and social engagement. The Chapter orchestrates events and safe motorcycle rides for our members and their quests. Our Chapter is a strong, supportive force in the community and we strive to be good stewards and representatives to our members and our sponsoring dealership.
And of course, “NO BOUNDARIES! LET'S RIDE!”.
Who We Are
The Winnipesaukee H.O.G. Chapter is located in Meredith, New Hampshire and is sponsored by Laconia Harley Davidson. We meet on the second Sunday of each month in the upstairs meeting room of the dealership at 9am (10am during the non-riding season).
We are a family friendly group who love to ride our Harleys and always welcome new members.
If you have a question or comment, or have a suggestion for a event please fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.