FX Thunder H.O.G. E-Newsletter | News from the June Get Together
Sunday Funday Breakfast Lunch!
is June 11, 12pm
at The Gathering Place in Redfield
June 16-18 will be the Custom Motorcycle Showcase #atFXCHD
-join us for the national celebration of 120 years of Custom.
Plus, you can register for your chance to
win a 2023 Street Glide Special with Empire Black Custom Package*.
FXCHD Swap Meet & Summer Kick Off Party -June 17th
For FXCHD's Summer Kick Off Party, the dealership is going to host a Biker to Biker Swap Meet!!

Sell your Stash & Earn Some Cash!! Bring your own table(s) & chairs to set up your spot- please email Dawn@FXHarley.com to reserve your spot.

It's FREE to Buy, Sell and/or Trade your Motorcycle Parts and Riding Gear* -ALL BRANDS WELCOME!! And we'll also have live music & more to kick the Summer Riding Season right!!

Our own FX Thunder HOG Chapter will have a table as well!!
If you've got Parts and/or Gear that you'd like to donate to the Chapter for us to sell, that'd be greatly appreciated!! Please have your items to the HOG Room no later than 6/15 with tags that identify what they are & what they're off of (i.e. "Stock Seat -2014 Street Bob")
Adam Sandoval's Great American Convoy
A born entrepreneur and philanthropist, Adam Sandoval revved the engines of the motorcycle world in 2014 with his creation of ScootinAmerica, a two year road trip to raise money for our military, which stemmed from his passion for riding motorcycles and was fueled by his regret of not serving in the military. Adam’s plan was simple – to give back to those who served.

Adam completed his mission to visit every Harley-Davidson dealership in the lower 48 states in order to raise money and awareness for our military and their families. That got him in the record books for the longest road trip, taking 2 years, over 80K miles, crossing the US six times, visiting almost 700 dealerships, and donating over $300,000 dollars to our military.
And He's At It Again!

This Convoy of riders is traveling to honor Harley Davidsons 120th anniversary and to benefit our American Veterans. It will ride nearly 30,000 miles visiting 120 select H-D dealerships raising funds at each stop for the Wounded Warrior Project. You are welcome to join the Great American Convoy at any one of the stops along the way. Make a charitable donation and stay in the ride for multiple days or just a few miles.

Together we will ride,
together we will make a difference.

The ride will benefit our American Veterans as Adam will be raising funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. By donating, fundraising, or spreading the word about Wounded Warrior Project, you can help our warriors get back on track and become a positive force in their communities.

Adam will be riding from Wilkins Harley-Davidson
(Stop #97: June 29th, 3-5pm) in Barre, VT,
spending the night at the Best Western Plus in Waterbury, VT,
and will be arriving at FX Caprara Harley-Davidson
on Friday, June 30th, from 3:00 to 5:00pm (Stop #98).
From here he'll be riding to the 
and then onto Harley-Davidson of Erie (Stop #99: July 1, 11am-1pm). 
Anyone Interested in Riding Out to Meet Adam??
Trying to put a ride together for June 29th: Riding out to Waterbury, VT to meet up with the Great American Convoy and spend the night.

Then Ride back with Adam to FX Caprara Harley-Davidson on June 30th.

Email Dawn@FXHarley.com to let her know!!
Happening this Month:
  •  June 10: FX Thunder HOG Picnic Ride – Meet at 9:30, KSU at 10am, riding to Pixley Falls (weather permitting)
  • June 11: Sunday Funday Lunch (see above)
  •  June 15: Thursday Night Ride – Meet at the dealership at 4:30, KSU at 5:30, riding to Snug Harbor
  •  June 17: Biker 2 Biker Swap Meet (see above)
  •  June 23-25: Thousand Islands River Run in Alexandria Bay
  •  June 30: Adam Sandoval’s Great American Convoy Stop #98 at the dealership, 3-5pm.

Reminder: You can always set up a ride using the WhatsApp app!!!

 4th of July Holiday: FXCHD will be closed – no July Get Together

 July 8th: Sending off those going to MKE – Pancake Breakfast & Bike Blessing

 FX Thunder HOG goes to Milwaukee:
  •  July 10th: Canadian Group Departs; July 11th: American Group Departs; July 12th: Both Groups Arrive in MKE.
  • HDMC’s Homecoming Festival & 40th HOG Anniversary: July 13-16 in Milwaukee.
  •  HOG Rally Check-in: July 13-16 at the Garage at the H-D Museum
  •  HOG 40th Anniversary Celebration: July 13 at the Bud Pavilion at Wisconsin State Fair Park.
  • Chapter Parade of Flags: July 16. 

Check it our & TELL YOUR FRIENDS!!
On the Subject of HOG Funds
There's a few chapter members feel that there is no need for us to keep chapter funds. Still others feel having chapter funds is a good thing -to pay for Gas Cards and other things to help entice new members to join.

Of course this is YOUR Chapter, and we are in this together! We've got a 3 question questionnaire that will be going out to all the members so that everyone has a chance to answer.

This questionnaire will be going out tomorrow (Wednesday, June 7) and go through June 20th so we can make whatever the decision is by the Chapter in effect by July 1st. Thank you so much!!
Here's What's On the Horizon for 2023
FXCHD is open Sundays, 10am-3pm

  • July 20: Thursday Night Ride: Meet at FXCHD at 4:30, KSU at 5:30, Destination TBD
  • July 22: FXCHD's 10th Anniversary Bash!
  • July 29: Stuff the Bus Ride, hosted by Hades Hounds
  • August 5: FX Thunder HOG Chapter Get Together
  • August 12: FX Thunder HOG Picnic Ride
  • August 19: 8th Annual Veterans Ride hosted by CVMA 19-2
  • August 26: Luau at FXCHD!!
Get the Details at FXThunderHOG.com/Events
and FXCHD.com.
Have you been invited?
Select HOG Members received an invitation via email to join in on a new program that's currently in the test phase. If you have and have any issues or questions, you can reach out to Dawn or email:
In the HOG Pen
  • Happy Birthday to David Nicholson- June 7; Ken Carter- June 19; Alicia Small- July 4; Jason Tollinchi- July 16; Levi Rasplicka- July 17; Clint Loren- July 27; Mark Cratsenberg- July 28. 
  • Are we missing your birthday? Want to be in the 120th and/or Almost Heave WhatsApp Groups? Please email Dawn (dawn@fxharley.com) and let her know!!
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
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