The Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) announced it has selected Oklahoma City as the host of the 2009 CLUB H.O.G. OKC, an annual gathering for H.O.G. members worldwide. The event will be held June 26-27, 2009, at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Along with the national rally venue, H.O.G. also announced the dates and destinations of two touring rallies that celebrate motorized American muscle and the expansive history of the American West.
"Oklahoma City's hip, spirited surroundings combined with its deep western heritage create the perfect backdrop for CLUB HOG OKC," said Benny Suggs, General Manager, H.O.G./Rider Services. "Our members should plan on arriving early and staying late so they can take advantage of the many exciting adventures this fantastic part of the country has to offer."
Activities at CLUB H.O.G. OKC will include musical entertainment on two stages, stunt and drill teams, MDA fund-raising activities, demo rides on 2009 Harley-Davidson and Buell models, destination rides, a Ride-In Show marking the eighth presentation of the Willie G. Award, the H.O.G. Wall of Ink tattoo contest, service seminars, H.O.G. Garage, The Chapter Parade of Flags, two local dealerships, the H-D New Product Trailer, H.O.G. & Co., the Biker Mania Vendor Mall, the H-D Traveling Museum, Kiddie demo rides, a street party in Bricktown, H.O.G. Membership Benefits & Services, free motorcycle parking, and more. H.O.G. members can visit members.hog.com for more information.
Registration opens February 4 and runs through June 12, 2009. Members can register online at www.members.hog.com, by calling 1-800-CLUBHOG (1-800-258-2464) or (414) 343-4896 (outside U.S. & Canada) Monday - Friday, 8am-4:30pm CST, or use H.O.G.'s voice-automated system 24/7. Cancellation date is May 29, 2009.
In addition to the national rally location, H.O.G. also announced the dates and destinations of two touring rallies for 2009.
American Muscle Tour, July 14-19, 2009, Bowling Green, KY to Milwaukee, WI
Beginning in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and continuing to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the American Muscle Tour showcases mechanized American power with stops at the National Corvette Museum and the Corvette manufacturing factory in Bowling Green, the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, and the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. Points of interest along the route include the Citizens Motor Car Company: America's Packard Museum, also in Dayton, and spectacular routes through Kentucky's Bluegrass Country with Blue Ridge mountain vistas. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity for H.O.G. members to experience these special museums. Capacity is 1,000 and registration opens on March 18, 2009
Pony Express Ride, September 15-24, 2009, St. Joseph, MO to Sacramento, CA
This touring rally retraces the historic route that the original Pony Express riders followed in 1860-61 as they moved mail through America's Wild West. Points of interest include various museums tracing the history of the famous ride, and actual Pony Express Station facilities and monuments as well as the opportunity to stand on the original Pony Express trail in several locations. Activities include seven dealer-sponsored events along the route and the opportunity to gather with H.O.G. members from throughout the United States and the world. Rally attendees will cover territory that tested the endurance skills of Pony Express riders on horseback nearly 150 years ago. Capacity is 750 and registration opens on May 20, 2009.
About Harley Owners Group: Founded in 1983, the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) is the official riding club of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. H.O.G. currently has more than one million members and over 1,400 chapters worldwide, making it the largest factory-sponsored motorcycle organization in the world. H.O.G. rallies are held around the globe to celebrate Harley-Davidson motorcycle riding.