FX Thunder H.O.G. E-Newsletter | News from the August Get Together
The Fall Kick Off Party 🍁 is on Sept. 17th
Live Music on the FXCHD Stage, Food Trucks, Bike Show & more...
All to benefit Clear Path for Veterans
Keeping the Good Times Rolling
Shorter days, tolerable temperatures, and Mother Nature starting her color show, make Autumn in New York one of the best times of the year. 

JOIN US SEPTEMBER 17TH
for Live Music on the FXCHD Stage, Food Trucks, Door Prizes, Bike Show and more!! All to benefit Clear Path for Veterans. 

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Clear Path for Veterans is an Upstate New York’s archetype Veteran Service Organization serving as a hub of information, programs, and resources. Clear Path’s property is 76 acres of fields and woodlands that sit atop a prominent ridge and offer miles of breathtaking views of five counties. They are a welcoming community of staff and volunteers serving all Veterans and their families.

ENTER YOUR BIKE IN THE BIKE SHOW!!
Categories are:
  • Custom Open Class
  • Best Bagger
  • Pre 1985 Open Class
  • Bobber
  • Softail
  • People's Choice
We're taking pre-registrations now until September 14th -it's FREE to enter!! Enter our Bike Show by downloading the registration form and emailing it back to marketing@fxharley.com or dropping off your completed form at the dealership. 
Upcoming Rides
  • Saturday, August 13: Hades Hounds MC is having their "Stuff the Bus" Ride, raising funds for and collecting school supplies for the kiddies. Registration starts at 10am at the dealership, KSU at 12pm, $20 per bike.
  • Saturday, August 20: Combat Veterans Motorcycle Assoc. (CVMA) is hosting their 7th Annual Veterans Support Ride for local vets and their families. Registration starts at 9am, KSU at 11am, $20/Rider - $15/Passenger. Ride ends at the Carthage VFW.
  • Saturday, August 27 - FXT HOG Picnic Ride (*closed): Meet at FX Caprara Harley-Davidson, registration starts at 10am, KSU at 10:30. Will be heading out to Gems Along the Mohawk for a Picnic Lunch -so bring your own lunch or buy one along the way. You can also take a cruise and explore the workings of the Erie Canal. This is a Camp Chair Raffle Ride Challenge  event!
  • Sunday, August 28 - FXT HOG Brew n' Bikes (combined with Sunday Funday Breakfast -*open): We'll meet up at 10:00am at the Brookside Dinner in Watertown for that first cup of coffee. Dawn will be leading the ride over to Lyons Falls and the Boondocks Restaurant for lunch, KSU is 11:00am. Another Camp Chair Raffle Ride Challenge  event!
  • Labor Day Holiday: Because the holiday weekend is also the first Saturday of the month, our next monthly 'get together' will be on Saturday, September 10. The Dealership will be open regular hours on Saturday, September 3rd (9am till 5pm), and closed both Sunday, Sept. 4 and Monday, Sept. 5.
  • September 10: FX Thunder HOG Get Together. Meet at 9:30 -a quick "get together" to go over what's new. That way those members that want to go on the Stub Run can.
  • September 10: 2nd Annual Stub's Run Registration starts at 10, KSU at 11:30
Get the Details at FXThunderHOG.com/Events
and FXCHD.com.
HDMC's 120th Anniversary - July 13-16, 2023
in Milwaukee, WI
A group from our Chapter went to the 115th Anniversary Celebration in 2018 and are still talking about the great times, grand adventures, and good memories we made!!

We Hope to do the Same next year!!
The MoCo & Milwaukee have been promoting the event as well, preparing for an unforgettable weekend.

Quite a few hotels have opened up their reservations for July 13-16, 2023, and many have booked up already. There's also a few that are taking advantage of the event to increase their pricing. For instance, Countryside Inn & Suites in Germantown, WI (just north of the event) normally charges $150-$170 per night... however when we put in the dates of the 120th Anniversary the price jumps to $340 per night.

What do you want to do?
H-D will celebrate its 120th anniversary in 2023 with the launch of Harley-Davidson Homecoming, an annual four-day festival filled with music, food and moto-culture -not to be missed!!

If you'd like to go to this once-in-a-lifetime event, let us know what our next step should be by answering this question:
Hotels are booking fast for the 120th & prices are all over the map. Would you rather:
Each get their own accommodations and make a plan to ride out together.
Look into renting a house on Air B&B or VRBO so we can all stay together.
Sorry, I don't plan on going
What are your ideas?
The main reason our HOG Chapter exists is so that we like-minded individuals who are passionate about motorcycling adventure and Harley-Davidson can get together and have fun!!

To that end, we're always on the look out for new & interesting places to go and things to do!! What are your ideas? What would you like to do? Where do you want to go??

Please take a moment to jot them down in an email, text or on the WhatsApp to Jodi Nicholson (our Activities Officer): jnic3241@yahoo.com
In the HOG Pen
  • A Belated Happy Birthday to Jason Tollinchi 7/16, Clint Loren 7/27, and Mark Cratsenberg 7/28.
  • Happy Birthday to Dawn Fontaine 8/8, Michael Baxter 8/25, and Teresa Sapoff 9/1
  • Are we missing your birthday?? Please email Dawn (dawn@fxharley.com) and let her know!!
FX Thunder H.O.G. on WhatsApp
Interact with other Chapter Members easily and instantly!
If you’d like to join the group, all you need to do is:
  • Go to your smart phone’s app store and search “Whats App Messaging” (look for their green phone logo) and install.
  • Once installed, open and start a chat with Dawn/Irish FXCHD (315-405-7939) -you might have to add her as a contact in your phone.
  • In the chat, let her know your name and that you’d like to join the FX Thunder H.O.G. Group.
  • You’ll see it once she’s added you, and then you’ll be able to reach everybody in just one text, pic, link or whatever else you’d like to share
As Always- if you have ?s, feedback or ideas...
Feel free to contact any or all of your FX Thunder HOG Chapter Officers! We are always available by email, phone and/or through the WhatsApp:

Director & Head HOG: Darryl Sapoff
headhog@fxharley.com - 315-854-1811

Co-Director: Clint Loren
ir1340@aol.com - 315-778-0831

Treasurer: Gabi Hoover
gabihoover@gmail.com - 315-221-0422

Secretary & HOG Manager: Dawn Fontaine
dawn@fxharley.com - 315-405-7939

Activities Director: Jodi Nicholson
jnic3241@yahoo.com - 315-559-3077