FX Thunder H.O.G. E-Newsletter | April 2021
Your monthly news & updates
The following is what we talked about at our April Get Together. The next Get Together will be on Saturday, May 1st, 10am at FX Caprara Harley-Davidson®.
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.
New Chapter Ride Challenges!!
Continuing the H.O.G. Motto of "Ride and Have Fun," your FX Thunder HOG Officers have come up with a new ride challenge for our chapter. Specifically designed so you can ride out on your own or get a group ride together and go -the choice is yours!!

The Lighthouse Ride Challenge
  • Dawn is putting together a list of Lighthouses in our area. (Watch for the list coming soon!)
  • Starting on May 1st, you can ride to which ever Lighthouse on the list you wish, in which ever order you choose.
  • Take a picture of your bike(s) with the Lighthouse in the background using your smartphone or digital camera.
  • When you get home, email your picture to Dawn so she can mark you've completed that adventure.
  • Repeat until you've done all the Lighthouses you can. The last day to take your photos is Sept. 12th - the same day as our Annual Fall Foliage Ride (rain date of 9/19 if needed). Deadline to submit your photos is Sept. 30th.
  • The member(s) with the most Lighthouses checked off the list will receive special recognition at our Christmas Party

(Photo Credit: Joshua Hibbert on Unsplash)
Want to do a similar challenge just for October? Choose:
Cemetery Run -take a picture of your bike by the cemetery sign
Dead End -take a picture of your bike by a "Dead End" sign
Park It -take a picture of your bike by a town, state or federal park sign
News from Harley & National H.O.G.®
  • Reminder that the Let's Ride Instant Win & Sweepstakes is still going on!! Go to H-D.com and click the "ENTER TO WIN" button.
  • 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."
  • Remember getting teased with what looked like a new model during Harley's 2021 Model Year Launch last January?? There is a new bike coming from Harley and the reveal date will be April 26th
  • The Enthusiast, the magazine for HOG members, is going digital. There will be one special edition printed yearly. The rest you will be able to read on your computer, smartphone or tablet through HOG.com or The Enthusiast app (available in your phone's app store).
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