The Harley Owners Group® riding club was founded by and for people who share the passion for the freedom of being in the saddle. So there aren't a bunch of rules and responsibilities here. This is something you do on your own terms. It's an easy way to meet some like-minded people and have some fun.
And you're invited to take us for a test ride!
Meet up with us at any of the events below:
As New York State begins "Moving Forward" with regions reopening in phases, there are still limitations on gatherings and restaurants still have their dinning rooms closed to the public. Even though our sponsoring dealer is now allowed to have customers in their showroom, we encourage you to limit your contact with others, stay home if you can, and remain vigilant when you are outside with others by following the recommendations from the CDC.
The events with a 'degree symbol' or ° next to the title are on a "we will see" basis thanks to COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus). As the news comes in we will adjust these events and keep this page updated. You can also contact Dawn (your FX Thunder H.O.G.® Manager) if you have any questions: on the WhatsApp, email (email@example.com) or 315-583-6177
If you find you need to get out and ride for recreational purposes (i.e. you're not riding to & from your essential job), please ride a loop that begins and ends at home -no group contact. Make it a short ride with zero or only one stop, and remember to watch for road debris, wildlife and other traffic that is also out. Stay alert and anticipate problems. Confine your urge to push your personal limits on the bike, choosing instead to exercise caution. In fact now is a good time to practice your riding skills in an empty parking lot -there's lots of 'em available with schools and malls closed.
From our FX Thunder Family to yours, we hope you and your family are safe and healthy. Together we will get through this! And, when we do, we look forward to riding together once more.
The best motorcycle group trips are full of thrilling, curvy roads and fantastic views. Evenings are laid-back (or maybe a little rowdy), full of friends old and new, and definitely best when spent somewhere that “gets it.” That’s Kitzhof Inn!! They know the difference welcoming accommodations can make, so they’ve been catering to motorcycle clubs and solo bikers since 2006. When it comes to motorcycle friendly inns, you won’t find anyone friendlier than them.
When you stay at the Kitzhof you get not only comfortable accommodation and great food but also a warm “feel at home” atmosphere. The inn has 24 rooms in a range of configurations that can host groups from 20 to 75 people. Breakfast is always included, served just the way you like it in their casual dining room. Group packages include one Kitzhof-hosted dinner (most popular is a full outdoor BBQ) or maybe try the “Italian Night”, plus there are several bar/restaurants within walking distance. There is also a full market across the street for stocking up on snacks – and remember to bring your own for the BYOB-bar fridge for our use.
Both Simon & Alison (owners of the inn) love to ride! They have been touring the Northeast U.S. and Canada since 2005, so they know some stuff! Their “AutoMoto” book has many researched rides with tips on where to stop for lunch and rest breaks. When requested at booking, they’ll lead rides so we can take in the great sights, fresh air and beautiful, open Vermont roads without worrying about directions. All of the routes loop from and to the Kitzhof Inn, and they ride them regularly to stay current on road conditions and attractions.
We have enough members going to get the group rate – which includes a welcome reception when we arrive, breakfast both mornings, and dinner Saturday night. Double Occupancy = $298, Single Occupancy (limited availability) = $223. Sign-up with Dawn (firstname.lastname@example.org, call 315-583-6177, or on the WhatsApp).
Saturday, June 6, 10am we'll be having our first 'Get Together' that we've had since this whole COVID-19 thing began!! Due to restrictions on gatherings, we will be having this outside so we are able to maintain social distance. Afterwards, weather permitting, we will be going on a ride (destination still to be determined).
a *Closed Ride happening on Sunday, July 5 (weather permitting) - we'll be riding over to Dawn & Roger's place for a Picnic Dinner under the stars (outside). Meet at the Adams Center Sunoco Gas Station at 4:00pm, Kick Stands Up at 4:30. We'll take a nice, leisurely ride the long way around to Carthage. Bring your dinner with you or have it delivered from Stefano's Pizzeria (just up the street from their house).
Saturday, July 11, 10am :: Normally our 'Get Togethers' are the first Saturday of the month, but since that's a Holiday, it's been moved to the 2nd Saturday this month. Due to restrictions on gatherings, we will be having this outside so we are able to maintain social distance. Afterwards, weather permitting, we will be going on a ride (destination still to be determined).
an *Open Ride happening on Saturday, July 11 to benefit the Jefferson Co. SPCA - registration is on 7/11, 11:30am at FX Caprara Harley-Davidson®; cost is $10 per Person OR donate an item to the shelter: collars & leashes, cat scratcher, pet toys, Advantage (any size), clay cat liter, postage stamps, copy paper, hand soap; the ride goes over to the shelter in Watertown where we'll drop off the donations, then head on over to Spookhill Bar & Grill (meal not included). Updated 6/1/20: Due to COVID-19, restrictions on gatherings, and with restaurants having their dinning rooms closed, we decided to postpone the ride (originally set for June 6) until July 11 - although this may change as well, so please keep checking back for updates.
a *Closed Ride happening on July 17-19 - see below for more details
a *Closed Ride happening on Sunday, August 2 - we'll start at the dealership and ride to the famous Biker Bar in the Adirondacks. You can preview the route on the H-D Connect Ride Planner
a *Closed ride happening on Sunday, August 30 - doing a long loop around, starting at FXCHD to Blue Mountain Lake/Speculator. You can preview the route on the H-D Connect Ride Planner
Saturday, September 19
an *Open Ride happening Sunday, September 20 (Rain Date 9/27) - pack your picnic lunch (or buy one along the way: 1 stop at Sliders in Harrisville) and join us as we head out to the Forked Lake Campgrounds/Buttermilk Falls (by Long Lake). There we'll have a relaxing meal with our friends. You can preview the route on the H-D Connect Ride Planner
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