FX Thunder H.O.G. E-Newsletter | December 2021
2022 FX Thunder HOG Rides
When our motto is "Ride and Have Fun," you know that's exactly what we plan to do!!

At this month's Get Together we had our annual Ride Planning Party, and this is what we've got in store for next year. So far anyways... so be sure to check our website and/or come to our Get Togethers to stay up-to-date.
2022 Chapter Ride Along Challenges
These are rides you can do on your own, or put together a group to get outside, go ride, rack up that mileage (because remember the Mileage Recognition), and have fun!

Currently we are awaiting National HOG's announcement of what their 2022 Ride Challenges will be. When that is announced we will see how we might be able to incorporate that within our Chapter Challenge.

Other possibilities are State & National Parks, Waterfalls, and/or NYS Historical Markers. Stay tuned!
2022 Chapter Day Rides
  • 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 - There's 2!
Almost Heaven Overnight Ride
The choice of Elkins, West Virginia and the Blue Ridge Mountains were the #1 pick for our 2022 Overnight Ride.

Here's what we've got worked out so far:
  • Planning to roll out on Thursday, August 4th, and return home on Monday, August 8th.
  • The approximate time it takes to get from FXCHD to Elkins is 10 hours according to Google Maps- so really plan on it taking 12 with a group of bikes.
  • That's why we're planning on taking 2 days to get there and 2 days to get back. Of course if you prefer to take only 1 day down and/or back, that is perfectly fine as well!! It is completely up to you!
  • Will most likely stay at the Brazenhead Inn in Mingo, WV - for those members who've been to the Kitzhof Inn in Vermonth, it's similar to that. Dawn will be contacting them to see about group rates, meals, etc.
  • Check out Elkins-Randolph County Tourism to learn more and inspire you on the area.
The "1" Ride
Second place from the survey is the Multi-Day Ride up the East Coast. And here's what we've got figured out for that:

• Since Ludlow, VT is about half way, we've decided to roll this in with the Iron Adventure HOG Rally that is taking place there from July 14 to July 16.

• If you don't wish to attend the rally, that's fine! We'll arrange for a group to roll out from FXCHD to Ludlow on Saturday, July 16.

• Plan on rolling out of Ludlow on Sunday, July 17 to Portland, Maine, and then up the coast on Highway 1. So, if you're planning on going to the Rally, you'll already be in Ludlow.

• From Portland we're wanting to ride Highway 1 north, up the coast of Maine. Still working out how far north we'll go and where we'll be swinging back, heading west to home.

• We are in the early planning stages of this ride, although we do plan on being home by July 19 or 20.

Just to Get an Early Headcount
If you've already got a good idea on which ride you'd like to go on,
please let us know by RSVPing below.
This is not an absolute!! We are not asking for a definite confirmation yet!!
Just which trip (or both) you're leaning towards
so that we have an idea of how many people will be going if all the stars align.
So far, which Overnight Trip are you thinking of going on?
DATE AND TIME
07/14/22 1:00pm - 08/08/22 5:00pm

Given what you know right now, which trip do you think you'd most likely go on?
Almost Heaven Ride -Elkins, WV
Hopefully Both!
The "1" Ride -to Maine, up Highway
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