Welcome to the Atlanta Chapter's Website. Harley-Davidson of Atlanta established the Atlanta Chapter on September 19, 1985. We are the oldest H.O.G. Chapter in Georgia. All of the officers hope you will take a look around and enjoy your stop here. Be sure to check out the Calendar. We try to keep a good variety of rides and events to fit into everyone's schedules. If you are a local or just passing through town and have any questions feel free to contact any of the Officers. If you are interested in joining the chapter, we have membership applications available here on the site. We are here to "Ride and Have Fun" and hope you will come out and join us soon.
Atlanta Chapter Officers
Atlanta Chapter, Inc.
Chapter Number 0788
July 2009 Issue
June 21, 2009
Advertising in the HOGWASH
Assistant Director's Article
Head Road Captain's Article
Safety Officer's Article
Activity Officer's Article
Membership Officer's Article
Head Photographer's Article
Web Master's Article
Road Trip Recap
Charities We Support
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta Web Page
GA State H.O.G. Rally Web Page
National H.O.G.Web Page
Tentative Event Schedule, 2009
H.O.G. Chapter Online Privacy Statement
Member Benefit Change
Join the Group
Meet the Officers
Atlanta Chapter Picture Gallery
PhotoBucket Members ONLY
HOGWASH Print as Mailed
Rides - Rides - Rides
Atlanta Chapter Blog
Atlanta Chapter, 2009
Head Road Captain
Father's Day Ride
June 21, 2009
June 24, 2009
Bug Run to Bike Night
June 27, 2009
June 29, 2009
Million Mile Monday
June 29, 2009
Million Mile Monday
Shane's Rib Shack Social
June 29, 2009
Million Mile Monday
Shane's Rib Shack Social
July 3, 2009
Villa Rica Fireworks
July 4, 2009
13th Annual Dale Moorefield Memorial Ride
July 5, 2009
HOGWASH Articles Due
July 7, 2009
Atlanta Chapter Business Meeting
July 11, 2009
Rise & Shine
Meeting and Brunch Ride
July 16, 2009
Atlanta Chapter Meeting
See Saturday, July 11.
July 18, 2009
Saddle & Paddle
July 20, 2009
Shane's Rib Shack Social
July 25, 2009
Bikes and Beauties Contest
July 26, 2009
Bikes for Boobs Poker Run
Chapter activities are conducted primarily for the benefit of H.O.G. chapter members. There are three categories of activities, all activities are identified as follows:
If you are interested in becoming a H.O.G. member, contact Rene' Durham, or call 770-944-1340
NEW RIDER'S REWARDS PROGRAM
General Manager Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
I want to take a moment to let you all know that Harley-Davidson of Atlanta has launched a Rider's Rewards Program. This program is designed to reward those customers who are most deserving. Consequently, customers who do more business with Harley-Davidson of Atlanta will reap more benefits as a result of the program.
The Rider's Rewards Program will be available to our entire customer base, including our Chapter members. The Rider Rewards Program will be included FREE OF CHARGE as a part of active chapter membership. For non-chapter members there will be a cost to be a member of the Rider Rewards Program. Non-chapter members will have to acquire their Loyalty card for $9.95 annually or $29.95 for a lifetime membership.
The program is a way for Harley-Davidson of Atlanta customers to earn credit toward future purchases. Each time you make a purchase in MotorClothes, Parts and Accessories and the Service department you will earn a percentage back of every dollar spent. Moreover, points will be earned on qualifying merchandise only. Chapter members will also receive points for their participation in Chapter or dealership sanctioned events and functions (e.g., chapter meetings, chapter rides, socials, volunteer time, etc.).
It's time for the officer's midyear report card. I would like to hear back from everyone on how you think we are doing. The first part of this year has been very busy with lots of great events to fill your riding schedule. From all the rides to the Multi Chapter Picnic, on paper it looks like we have covered events for just about everyone. So what do you think? I feel there is always room for improvement, so I am looking for your comments and suggestions. Your input will help keep the chapter presenting new, fresh rides and events to go along with the favorites that you have enjoyed every year. Please contact me at email@example.com or 770-367-1386 and tell me what you think. This is your chapter; let me know what you would like to see on the calendar. The second half of the year will start off with the Fireworks in Villa Rica; I hope to see you all out there. This was probably my favorite event last year, not only were the fireworks spectacular but it was the first time my mom had ridden with me on the bike. Every chapter event is full of memories, and I hope you won't miss out on yours. I want to thank all of you for your support and participation, and I am looking forward to an even more exciting second half of 2009.
Celebrate Your Independence with the Atlanta Chapter
This year the chapter will again be in Villa Rica, GA for their 4th Annual Fireworks Display on Friday, July 3. The event will be from 6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. at the Villa Rica Civic Center & Sports Complex on Hwy. 61 south of I-20. Simply take exit 24 off of I-20 and head south toward Carrollton. The Vplex will be on your right. A live band will perform from 7pm until the Fireworks Display begins. Face painting, inflatable slides and other activities for the youth are FREE. Limited parking will be available at the park, so get there early. There are several large parking lots in the vicinity. A concession stand will be available at the park for refreshments. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy the evening. The chapter will have a spot set up so keep an eye open for us when you get there. If you didn't make it last year you have to mark your calendar, just check out the pictures on PhotoBucket to see how much fun we had. According to Villa Rica's website their feature band will be "Atlanta Rhythm Section.” For information about the event, contact the Vplex at 770-459-7011.Chris Robey
Assistant Director, Atlanta Chapter
2009 Georgia State HOG Rally
Registration Ends July 9
Mark your calendars for the 2009 Georgia State HOG Rally which will be in Helen, GA, August 27, 28 & 29. This year we have three Atlanta Chapter members on the rally committee, Bobby Conway (Security Coordinator), Erik Grandowski (Media/PR) and me, Rene' Durham (Treasurer). We are always looking for new ideas and events. If you have any suggestions, please contact us, we are here for you. Let's make this rally better than the last.
Please ride safe and responsible,
Secretary/Treasurer, Atlanta Chapter
Ride Safe and have fun,
Head Road Captain, Atlanta Chapter
Intersections — What to Look for
You are enjoying a long leisure ride on a beautiful back road, and you approach an intersection where the opposite traffic is supposed to stop. On your right side just ahead, a car is approaching the stop sign. You are sure the car will come to a stop! As you approach this intersection condition, you become aware that the wheels on the car are turning, and the car evidently is not planning to stop.
Beware! If you see the car wheels turning, he is not STOPPING!
Safety Officer, Atlanta Chapter
Activity Officer, Atlanta Chapter
Head Photographer, Atlanta Chapter
Your National H.O.G. Membership is key to your local chapter status. To remain in good standing with the local chapter, you must have an active National H.O.G. membership. As an H.O.G.® member you have access to many great benefits, such as the motorcycle protection experts of Harley-Davidson Insurance. These skilled professionals will work with you to find the coverage that best suits your needs at an affordable price. What's more, they're always willing to make you fully aware of the discounts you might qualify for: Motorcycle Safety Certificate, multi-bike coverage, audible security system in place, and more. Refer to members.hog.com or your H.O.G. Benefits Guide for more information, or call 866-895-4705 (toll free within U.S.) Monday through Saturday 6AM-6PM (PT), Sunday 8AM-5PM (PT), or visit www.h-dinsurance.com.
I am looking to instituting a Greeter program that would welcome members at chapter functions such as our monthly meeting. In particular, greeters will help our new members feel welcomed at chapter functions. Chapter functions can be very intimidating for our new members. If you have interest in serving as a greeter, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you on the road,
Membership Officer, Atlanta Chapter
Historian, Atlanta Chapter
Atlanta Chapter Web Page
Due to a review of our web page by national H.O.G., I have had to do some changing. I will no longer list chapter members’ birthdays on the web page. They will still be in the HOGWASH and on the web page in the HOGWASH Print as Mailed. I had to move the HOGWASH Archives and the HOGWASH Print as Mailed to a password-protected page. You will need a UserId and password to access these pages. I will print the UserId and password in the HOGWASH each month so you will have access to these pages. This is security protection for our members who names and email addresses appear in past and/or current publications. This does not apply to chapter officer/road captains per national H.O.G. This information is for Atlanta Chapter members ONLY and is not to be disseminated to NON-Chapter Members. These changes only apply to the web site. The HOGWASH publication will remain the same.
Keep Email Address Updated!
If you have updated your e-mail address, PLEASE send me your new address. I get several undeliverable e-mail messages each time I send a message updating members on up coming or changed events. Please, keep you e-mail address up to date and stay informed! E-mail me at email@example.com. Thanks!!
Web Master, Atlanta Chapter
Atlanta Chapter is accepting business and personal advertisements for the HOGWASH! What a great way to promote your business, organization, service or personal information to all Atlanta Chapter members each month!
For advertising rates please click HERE.
Please contact Rene' Durham at 770-944-1340 for more information or to place your ad today!
H.O.G. CHAPTER ONLINE PRIVACY STATEMENT
Personal privacy and security of information are mutual concerns of H.O.G., its members, and visitors to Atlanta Chapter web site. This Statement explains H.O.G.'s Internet policies and security measures relating to personal privacy and information security.
The Atlanta Chapter collects and stores the following information about you when you visit the Atlanta Chapter web site: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account); the date and time you access the site; and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site. The chapter uses this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of its site. This helps H.O.G. to make its site more responsive to its members and prospective members.
H.O.G. will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information. If you choose to send e-mail, registration, or other personal information over the Internet, you do so voluntarily.
The Atlanta Chapter will not disclose personal information provided to it except as follows:
At your request, which may be oral, in writing, by telephone, electronic or other means we recognize;
To assist H.O.G. in evaluating its programs and to continue to improve the quality of your on-line and membership experience;
When disclosure is required by law, such as pursuant to court order, subpoena, legal process or government agency examination or investigation, or to protect or enforce our rights;
To companies that perform services for H.O.G. in connection with your membership, such as data processing and financial transaction processing companies and agencies;
To Harley-Davidson affiliated companies and carefully selected third parties for their own use to provide products and services, or other opportunities to you, unless you have instructed us in writing not to do so; and
In connection with Harley-Davidson corporate due diligence and audits.
By your use of and connection to our web site, you understand and consent to this privacy statement. If for any reason you are concerned that the personal or member information maintained by H.O.G. is not correct or if for some reason you believe H.O.G. has not adhered to these privacy principles, please notify us by calling 1-800-CLUB-HOG.