FX Thunder Harley Owners Group

Planning to Ride in 2022!!

While it's true that a lot of rides can 'just happen' and that leads to loads of fun, in order to be truly successful in any aspect of your life, there must be a plan. We didn't plan out every small detail- there were some things we left open and saw where the road leads us. However, we did Plan to Ride, were Prepared to Ride, and Expected to Ride in 2022 -and we have!!!

Join Us!

Email our HOG Manager (Dawn@FXHarley.com) Now to Ask How!!

  • ​Rider Loop Challenge: Pick up your FXT HOG Tracking Sheet & get a Motorcycle Touring Map (old or new, any region) which lists routes that loop back around to where you started. Start and End any loop on the map on the same day, taking either 3 pictures (start, middle & end) and/or gathering 3 receipts along the way. Present your proof to a FX Thunder HOG Officer or Dawn (your FXT HOG Chapter Manager) and have them verify your loop. Each completed and verified route is worth 10 points. Challenge runs from April 1st till October 31st and can be done on your own or with a group. Winner is the one with the most points and will be awarded at the FX Thunder HOG Christmas Party.
  • Ride And Have Fun Challenge: Pick up your FXT HOG Tracking Sheet & find any type of community, village, town whose name begins with each of the letters in the phrase "Ride and Have Fun" (no duplicates). Take a picture of your bike with the community sign and fill out the name of the town. Have your photo(s) verified by a FX Thunder HOG Officer or Dawn (your FXT HOG Chapter Manager). Each letter completed is worth 10 points. Challenge runs from April 1st till October 31st and can be done on your own or with a group. Winner is the one with the most points and will be awarded at the FX Thunder HOG Christmas Party.
  • Camp Chair Raffle Ride Challenge: For each FX Thunder HOG Chapter member who rides with us at any of our FX Thunder HOG Chapter Rides listed on our "Events & Rides" webpage, they'll receive a raffle ticket during registration of that ride. We'll draw a winning ticket at the first stop and that member will receive a $20 gas gift card. All the raffle tickets will then go into a drawing for the Grand Prize: a HOG Camp Chair that folds up nicely into its own carrying case that'll fit inside most saddle bags. That means the more times you ride with FX Thunder HOG, the more chances you have to win!! The drawing for the Grand Prize will be once we reach our destination for our Fall Foliage Ride on Sept. 18 (rain date of Sept. 25) - winner does not need to be present to win. For full details, please visit CAMP CHAIR RAFFLE RIDE CHALLENGE WITH FX THUNDER HOG

  • Brew & Bikes: Where we meet up at a local Coffee Shop and then go ride. That will be the last Sunday of the Month, from May through August.
  • Picnic Ride: Bring your own lunch or buy one along the way and ride with us to a scenic spot. Destinations & dates are still to be determined, although plan on these rides happening in May, June and August on a Saturday.
  • Path Through History Ride: We'll take the long way around to Sackets Harbor for the War of 1812 Living History Weekend. This ride is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 30th, but that may change -we're waiting for the village to officially announce the date of that event.
  • Fall Foliage Ride: That will take place on Sunday, September 18 (rain date of Sept. 25). We'll take the same route as the WWP Ride and possibly head over towards Lowville, Port Leyden, and Boonville.
  • Plus look for the "After the Get Together Ride" to resume in 2022!

2022 OVERNIGHT RIDES - this year there's two!

1) The "1" Ride​: July 15-19
This ride is a Multi-Day Ride up the East Coast, then inland and over to the Quechee Gorge (one of the 10 for '22 Destinations). And here's what we've got planned out so far:

  • Day 1 – July 15: From Adams Center, NY to Ludlow, VT – back roads, about 5 hours (Members who are going to the Iron Adventure HOG Rally (July 14 to July 16 in Ludlow, VT) will meet up with us. If you don't wish to attend the rally, that's fine! ). We'll be staying at The Vermont Inn which, at the time of this update (6/6), still had some rooms available. 
  • Day 2 – July 16: From Ludlow, VT to Portsmouth, NH and then onto 1 to Ogunquit, ME – mostly highways with 77 miles on the interstate, picking up Highway 1 in Portsmouth north to Ogunquit; about 4 hours. The final destination for this day will be The Kennebunk Inn located in Kennebunkport, Maine.
  • Day 3 – July 17: From Ogunquit to Portland, then inland to Bridgton, ME. From there to Conway and then North Woodstock, NH; about 4 hours. Resting our heads at White Mountain Motel and Cottages in Lincoln, New Hampshire.
  • Day 4 – July 18: From North Woodstock to Quechee Gorge; about 1½ hours. Stay for 1½-2 hours, then on to Rutland, VT – about 1 hour. All in all, a 4-5 hours.
  • Day 5 – July 19: From Rutland, VT west to the Lake George area, with about 14 miles on Interstate 87 to State Routes 28 & 8 to Speculator, then over to 12 and Booneville, then onto Lowville and points home. About 4½-5½ hours.

2) Almost Heaven Overnight Ride: August 4-8
The choice of the Blue Ridge Mountains were the #1 pick for our 2022 Overnight Ride.
Here's what we've got going:

  • Leaving on Thursday, August 4th and taking two days to get there. IF you'd like to leave on Friday the 5th and get there in one day, you can!!
  • For those taking two days to get there, we'll be stopping close to Stoystown, PA for the first night -that's close to the Flight 93 Memorial which we plan on visiting the next morning before riding the rest of the way to Mingo. 
  • Staying two nights (8/5 & 8/6) at the Mingo Saloon & Lodge (formerly the BrazenHead Inn) located in Mingo, WV. They are taking room reservations NOW, so if you're interested in going on this trip, please contact Dawn at 315-583-6177 or Dawn@FXHarley.com and get signed up!
  • One full day of riding on August 6th to explore the beautiful mountains and valleys.
  • Check-out on Sunday, August 7th and taking two days to get home. Again, IF you'd like to get home in one day, you can!!

Join Us!

Email our HOG Manager (Dawn@FXHarley.com) Now to Ask How!!