FX Thunder H.O.G. E-Newsletter | May 2021
Your monthly news & updates
The following is what we talked about at our May Get Together. The next Get Together will be on Saturday, June 5th, 10am at FX Caprara Harley-Davidson®.
Our First Group Ride of 2021 Has Been Changed!!!
Now Saturday, May 22nd - The 2nd Saturday Picnic Ride

Meet at the dealership at 9:30 to register. You are welcome to bring a guest!! All bikes welcome!! Non-Chapter-Members will need to sign an event release form.

KSU at 10:30, heading down US Route 11 and NY-104 to Fort Ontario Park in Oswego. Darryl is planning on stopping at Walmart along the way for a 'pit stop' and for anyone wishing to pick up a lunch.

Bonus: Fort Ontario is also home to the West Pierhead Lighthouse (#21 on our Lighthouse Challenge)!
The Lighthouse Ride Chapter Challenge
Over the centuries, Lighthouses have shown their beams of light as a navigational aid for captains at sea. Now let them serve to aid you as you enjoy riding your Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, discovering new destinations and adventures. 

FX Thunder HOG Chapter Member(s) in good standing who complete the most Lighthouse Rides on the list will win a prize at the end of the year!

This challenge has begun!! It runs from May 1st to September 19th, deadline to submit photos is September 30th.

Get the complete rules and list of Lighthouses by clicking here (.pdf document). It is also on our website: FXThunderHOG.com
Our Events Page on our Website has been updated, so you can check there for the full list. As always, if you have any questions, you can call the shop (315-583-6177), email (dawn@fxharley.com), text (315-405-7939) or message Dawn through the WhatsApp.
A Quick Note About Membership
To be a FX Thunder H.O.G. Chapter Member, you must maintain your National H.O.G. Membership and not let it expire.

Both National and our Chapter will send out emails to remind you. If you let your membership lapse too long, you will be removed from our roster and will not be eligible for any member benefits. Please don't let that happen!!

To renew or check when your membership expires, click on HOG.com, scroll down to Member Login.
FX Thunder HOG Chapter Member Exclusive
Starting at 4pm on Friday, May 14th, FX Thunder HOG Chapter Members will have exclusive access to Test Ride the 2021 Bikes on the Dealer Demo Truck!!

There will be 3 group rides going out: 4:00, 4:30 and 5:00pm. Of course if you can come anytime the Demo Truck is here, you'll just be on a "first come, first serve" basis.
News from Harley & National H.O.G.®
  • Want to test ride Harley-Davidson's new adventure touring bike, the Pan America? The MoCo has opened up test rides to the general public!! There will be 14 locations across the country starting April 16 and going through October 29th. To see the dates and to sign-up, go to h-d.com/events or the Pan America webpage and click the link that says, "BOOK NOW."
  • The Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) announces the official results of the 2020 RIDE365 program. Over 25,000 H.O.G. members participated, logged 59,000 dealership check-ins and rode over 64 million miles.
  • Northeast Winners:
  • Total Chapter Miles: Ocean State Chapter / Russ’ Ocean State Harley-Davidson®, Rhode Island
  • Highest Average Miles per Member: Brandywine Chapter / Brandywine Harley-Davidson®, Pennsylvania
  • Dealership Check-In Challenge Winners:
  • Rick Curtis, Farmington Hills, MI - 563 Dealerships
  • Blayne Regan, Nora Springs, IA - 211 Dealerships
  • Kurt Brandt, Kings Mountain, NC - 203 Dealerships

We Want to Know: Is Rick Curtis related to our
Chapter Director Darryl Sapoff?? 😂
All Bikes Welcome for FX Thunder HOG
Mileage Tracking!
Register your Non-Harley Motorcycle to Enter
This year FX Thunder HOG® wants to get everyone in on the mileage competition! Of course it will only be for our chapter (National H.O.G. is for H-D® Motorcycles only). And now is the time to do it!!

So, no matter if you're a Full or Associate member of HOG, and even if you ride a Honda, Spyder, Suzuki, Triumph, etc., you can still sign up. How?? Contact our Director Darryl Sapoff by text, email or message through WhatsApp a picture your bike's odometer along with your name, make, model & VIN and he'll get you started.

Then, go ride!! At the end of the year, we'll ask you to snap a picture of your bike's odometer once again.

Darryl's contact info:
  • Email: dsapoff@twcny.rr.com
  • Text: 315-854-1811
FX Thunder H.O.G. Overnight to PA
Trip to Gettysburg: July 8-11
  • Hotel Reservations have been made. If you have not reserved your room yet, please see Darryl.
  • As we get closer, we'll confirm pick-up times/places.
  • Please make sure you're in the Gettysburg WhatsApp group! If not, contact Dawn and she can add you.
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