KINGSTON HOG CHAPTER #9026


WELCOME…

First of all, we welcome all motorcycle riders to our website.  Hopefully you will identify something that we all have in common, our love of our Harleys and riding.  If you’re interested in group riding, feel free to contact us.  Experience is not important.  If you’re a new rider, we can help you out and hopefully if you like what you see, you’ll want to join our Chapter.  For now, it’s time to summarize what we did this past year and highlight what we plan to do in 2021.


First of all, a summary of 2020.  This past riding season wasn’t the best.  We planned over thirty rides and completed less than half of them due to COVID-19.  We also had to cancel participation in two charity rides, our HOG Birthday BBQ and our HOG Christmas Party.  But, rather than reminisce about things that didn’t happen, we aim to re-establish our favourite HOG events for 2021.  During a pandemic, this can be very challenging in terms of social distancing but we will do some careful planning.  If it means simply loading up our bikes with food and beverages and heading to a local park, so be it.


Reaching out to past members.  In the past couple of years it seems that a lot of Boomers have hung up their HOG Chapter vests and we would like to know why.  Of course, age and health might be determining factors however, we realize it’s really difficult to give up the things that we love, such as our bikes and this is why we’re reaching out to past members.  Just because you aren’t riding doesn’t mean you can’t continue to share your passion with others. With this in mind, on the second Wednesday of each month, at 8 PM, we plan to host a one hour virtual chat session for both past and current members. The first one will be on 9 December 2020.  

Contact our Secretary (External link opens in new tab or windowsecretaryhogkingston@gmail.com) or our Membership guru (External link opens in new tab or windowretiredstreetglide@hotmail.ca) and they will put you on our virtual chat list.  No membership required.  You will receive an email a day or two before the event with a link to the virtual video chat session.  Just click the link and you’ll join the video chat group.   We value your input and sharing your experiences.  Also, it gives us something to talk about regarding bikes while it’s snowing outside...


2021 Ride Program.  We plan to review our ride program and customize it to fit the pandemic environment. This coming year, we will organize some local rides, with the emphasis being on having access to food, beverages and bathrooms.   Look for our ride program being published in early February.  If you’re interested, look at our website Event Calendar and watch our Facebook Group announcements about one week before each scheduled ride.  Rides normally depart from and return to Kingston Harley-Davidson.  If you want an electronic copy of the entire riding season for 2021, let us know. 


We welcome everyone on our rides.  It doesn’t matter what you ride when we all share the same passion.  Come and try us out!   After a couple of rides, we’re sure you’ll want to take out a HOG membership.  For us, we just want to share the Harley riding experience.


As you have already been told a hundred times this past year, ‘We live in difficult times’.  It doesn’t mean we can’t find ways to share our passion for bikes and riding.


Best regards to All,

Clark Beamish

Director

HOG Kingston 9026