Welcome to the Atlanta Chapter's Website. Harley-Davidson of Atlanta established the Atlanta Chapter on September 16, 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
December 2010 Issue
December 4, 2010
Advertising in the HOGWASH
Assistant Director's Article
Head Road Captain's Article
Safety Officer's Article
Activity Officer's Article
Volunteer Coordinator'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, 2010
H.O.G. Chapter Online Privacy Statement
Member Benefit Change
Join the Group
Meet the Officers
Atlanta Chapter Picture Gallery
PhotoBucket Members ONLY
HOGWASH Web Pages Archives
HOGWASH Print for Mailed
Rides - Rides - Rides
Atlanta Chapter Facebook
Atlanta Chapter, 2010
Head Road Captain
December 4, 2010
December 5, 2010
Operation Sandbox Ride
December 7, 2010
November 10, 2010
HOGWASH Articles Due
December 11, 2010
Wreaths Across America
December 13, 2010
December 16, 2010
Atlanta Chapter Meeting
December 20, 2010
Shane's Rib Shack Social
December 28, 2010
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
You are invited to attend our annual Christmas Social. This year we will be having our social at the “4 The Good Times Event Hall”, located across form Harley-Davidson of Atlanta, behind Sonic, on December 4, 2010. Dinner will be at 8:00 pm. The party will continue until midnight. We will be having lots of fun things that evening and also we will have the fabulous dessert contest (Please limit to one entry per family). The social will be free for all Atlanta Chapter Members (members before October 1, 2010). There will be a charge of $20 per guest. Please R.S.V.P. to Rene’ Durham before November 20, 2010. If you imbibe, BYOB. The chapter will furnish tea and water. If you need any special mixes, please bring them.
Hope to see everyone there,
Your 2010 Atlanta Chapter Officers
Assistant Director, Atlanta Chapter
Congratulations to Bret Graddy whose name was drawn for the November Attendance Jackpot. Unfortunately he was not at the meeting to claim the $80. We will add $10 to the Jackpot for the next Chapter meeting, $90. Remember you must be at the meeting and a member in "Good Standing," a current member of national H.O.G. and Atlanta Chapter. If the member whose name is drawn is not at the meeting, we will add $10 and try again next meeting. Please have your national H.O.G. card with you at the meeting. Hope to see everyone there.
Please ride safe and responsible,
Secretary/Treasurer, Atlanta Chapter
In Memory of John Provost
With Sadness and Many Thanks!
As Bobby and I sat at the final going away party for John Provost, we felt honored that the love John had for the Atlanta Chapter was mentioned. He was a long time Road Captain for our Chapter and always ready to help in the business meetings. At the beginning of each year, John would have his list of commitments for his favorite charities and a list of rides he would lead. He was a great inspiration to us all and we will miss him greatly. Getting to know John was a wonderful experience as he shared his great love of life, riding and how much he loved his wife Donna K. We will dedicate two rides to John in 2011, the rides he lead every year, Top Gun and Ride to Live. Thank you John for all you did for the Chapter and its members. We will miss you.
2010 and 2011 Ride Season
Now that the Ride Season has slowed to a crawl, I wanted to thank all the people who have helped with the great rides we had this year. What an awesome time, so many fun rides. We are very excited for the upcoming ride season in 2011 and encourage all our members to help us keep the rides fresh and fun. We ask that you send us any ride suggestions for next year. Another reminder, we are always open to Ride Leaders or new Road Captains. Don't worry, no pressure, if your thing is just come and ride, we will work hard to ensure a good time, then again leading bikers is like herding kittens, but we try! Thank you for all your support to our Road Captains.
Ride Safe and have fun,
Head Road Captain, Atlanta Chapter
Safety Officer, Atlanta Chapter
Activity Officer, Atlanta Chapter
Atlanta Chapter HOG is 25 Years Strong
Twenty-Five N Twenty-Ten
Our Atlanta Chapter is having a pin designed to recognize our members who have donated their time in the form of having fun while volunteering and going on chapter rides at least 25 times in 2010. Our membership officer, Mark Redmon is tracking participation, so you can check with him to see where you stand on events. Our road captains, members, and chapter officers are busy planning events for the rest of this year; so it’s not too late to start adding up your points.
Vounteer Coordinator, Atlanta Chapter
Karen Mathiasen, Valerie Daniel and Holly Martin, LOH Officers
Well, the riding season is fully upon us now and there have already been a number of great rides. I'm starting to get more photos turned in and I will be giving out two more patches at the next meeting. Keep 'em coming!
Those of you who went on the Athens/Five Bridges ride can find all the photos on Photobucket at this address: http://photobucket.com/HOG_Five_Bridges
Also, be sure to check out the videos on the Atlanta HOG YouTube page. More will be added throughout the year. You can find them all
See you on the next ride,
Head Photographer, Atlanta Chapter
Check the HOGWASH Web Pages Archives of the Atlanta Chapter Web page to read the History of the Atlanta Chapter, Twenty-five years strong this year.
Historian, Atlanta Chapter
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!!
Web Master, Atlanta Chapter
Signal Mountain 7 Recap
As I arrived for the 7th Annual Signal Mountain Ride at the QT in Dallas, GA, I recognized the bikes of several Great South Chapter members. They had driven over an hour in 30 degree temperatures to ride with the Atlanta Chapter! Now that's what it’s all about (I could envision Willie G's smile!)!
We gathered to review safety signs, introduce chapter members and guests and most important, give thanks to our Veterans and current service members for our Freedom to Ride!
We made a quick run up to Resaca for gas and heat and then onto John's Mountain and Lookout Mountain. On Lookout we ate a great lunch at Covenant College...with a fantastic view of the valley below and Raccoon Maintain in the distance.
Across the river, along the river and (to grandmothers’...oops a different story) onto top of Raccoon Mountain. At the TVA reservoir we could see the College as we ate, in the distance. We saddled our rides to tackle the twisties of Signal and Monteagle Mountain to arrive at the Lodge before sunset! A skilled group of 16 riders made this possible and fun!
At dinner we were entertained by some Nashville songwriters, followed by a warm fireplace in one of the cabins.
"Does anybody know what time it is? Does anybody really care?" Central and Daylight Saving times challenged our math skills, but the Great South and Atlanta chapters pulled it together to begin day two. We started the morning at the Peace Memorial and Sewannee University for another great college meal. Then onto more twisties, across the river from AL to TN for Sand Mountain, Lookout Mountain, the hang gliders and lunch at the Wildflower Café in Mentone, AL. Then off the mountain via more twisties! At our last gas stop for goodbyes, it was confirmed, this was the Harley Riders Group. The Harley Owners Group stayed in their warm beds deciding what football games to watch.
GO RIDERS! A great gathering by TWO chapters.
Many special thanks to Diana, Tom, Andy and Pat for keeping the riders moving together.
Until next time,
Steve Magel, Road Captain
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Please contact Rene' Durham at 770-944-1340 for more information or to place your ad today!
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