FX Thunder H.O.G. E-Newsletter | News from the April Get Together
Is your bike in Winter Storage at the Dealership?
If so, please remember to give the Service Department at least
One Week's Notice Prior to Pick-Up
Call or Text 315-583-6177 to Schedule your Pick-Up Date

No matter where your baby/babies hibernated this winter
(to our Florida crew- even if it was just a few weeks!),
you might find this handy as you "wake 'em up":
Sunday Funday Breakfast
is April 23, 10am
at Cherry Tree Inn in Henderson, NY
Picnic Rides are Set!!
We had one ride, our Picnic Ride for August, that had yet to be chosen... That has been solved! On Saturday, August 12 we'll be taking "the L O N G way 'round" to the Sackets Harbor Battlefield! That and more has been updated on our website.

Check it our & TELL YOUR FRIENDS!!
New Ride Alert: Pigs Fly-In Ride, Saturday, Sept. 23
Don Daly has once again come up with a fantastic day ride!! This time the destination is to the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, NY. Fly in a WWII C-47 for about 30-45 minutes (optional & additional cost), or just visit the museum. The ride will also stop at the 3-Legged Pig BBQ!!

Plan on taking the Thruway to get there (about 1½ hours to get there), and then the back roads to get back.

Meet up & KSU times are still being determined, and we'll get that info out soon.
Here's What's Coming Up in 2023
FXCHD will be open Sundays
for the Riding Season starting on April 16th, 10-3

  • April 23, 10am: Sunday Funday Breakfast at Cherry Tree Inn

  • May 6, 10am: FXT HOG's Monthly Get Together at the dealership

  • FXCHD's Mother's Day Sip & Shop Event: Thursday, May 11, 6-8pm

  • June 3, 10am: FXT HOG's Monthly Get Together at the dealership

HDMC’s 120th Anniversary (see below) – July 13-16

Overnight Ride: Almost Heaven (see below) - August 24-27

Reminder: You can always set up a ride using the WhatsApp app!!!
HDMC’s Homecoming Festival & 40th HOG Anniversary
A 4-day celebration for 120 years of the MoCo’s wind therapy & freedom. Expect fun filled days & nights July 13th until the 16th. The MoCo has posted their “Rides Home”: visit H-D.com/homecoming for more info.

In addition, our own HOG Chapter is planning to ride out- AN UPDATE on the two separate groups are going:
  • Canadian Group: Hotel reservations have been made for Niagara Falls, Ontario (for the night of July 10), and Ludington, MI for the night of July 11. On July 12 we'll be taking the SS Badger across Lake Michigan to Manitowoc, WI, then about an hour's ride south Milwaukee.

  • US Group: leaving Tuesday, July 11, taking 1 day to get to Milwaukee. Route will most likely be from here south to I-90 Thruway, then west through Pennsylvania and Ohio (day 1). Consensus of the group seems to be seeing how far we can get that first day, determining where to spend the night that afternoon... most likely somewhere around Toledo. Day 2 (July 12) will have us continuing on I-90 through Indiana & Illinois before swinging north to Milwaukee.

Wanna be in on the fun? Let Dawn know you'd like to join the FXT HOG 120th WhatsApp Group.
Almost Heaven Ride 2023 Update
An overnight ride to Shanksville, PA in August- the 24th-27th. Plenty of sightseeing opportunities: Flight 93 Memorial, Covered Bridges, Highland Forest and more!
  • 5 Rooms have been reserved at the Red Roof Inn in Somerset.
  • The Latrobe HOG Chapter (sponsoring dealership Z&M Harley-Davidson) is happy to help show us around while there! Don Daly is working with them now and more details will be coming soon.

Wanna go? A WhatsApp group for those who are going or are interested in going has been created. Just let Dawn know to add you!!
Get the Details at FXThunderHOG.com/Events
and FXCHD.com.
FX Thunder HOG Ride Challenge for 2023
For this year, we’ll be going to towns with the 1st letter of the name to make up
  • Take a picture of your bike in front of or next to an official town sign.
  • You’ll have to use two different towns for A, D, N, R & T – i.e. Alexandria Bay and Adams.
  • 1 point for each "letter" you earn, now until October 31, 2023
  • Darryl has created a xl spreadsheet and Dawn will created a WhatsApp Group just for the Ride Challenge later this week.
Remember: this is YOUR FX Thunder HOG Chapter!!! It is what you make it, so make it a good one
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
  • Happy Birthday to Dan Marsh -April 21, Daniel Figaro -April 22, and Steve Carpenter -April 27.
  • Are we missing your birthday? Want to be in the 120th and/or Almost Heave WhatsApp Groups? Doing the FX Thunder HOG Ride Challenge? 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

Road Captain: Alan Turner
alanturner0058@gmail.com - 315-767-1978