For the third year, the Ladies of Harley raised a good amount of money to donate to their favorite charity. Through hard work in securing donated items for auction at our annual Christmas party, LOH raised $1,000.00 for the no-kill animal shelter "For The Love of Paws". Below are pictures taken at the presentation of funds on 02-20-16. AWSOME, ladies!
Quilted For The Second Time
What is Ladies of Harley?
Ladies of Harley® (LOH®) is a program sponsored by the Harley Owners Group® (HOG®) to support women motorcycle enthusiasts - both riders and passengers! It is not a separate organization within HOG®, but was established to encourage women to become more active in HOG® and their local chapters. Remember, you don't have to have your own bike to be a LOH® member. Women are encouraged to participate in chapter events as well as functions specifically for the ladies.
How do you become a member of Ladies of Harley®?
You must first be a member of the National Harley Owners Group®. You can then join your local chapter. You can be either a full or associate member. Ladies of Harley® membership also allows you to participate in all LOH® activities at various HOG® rallies and events. There is no additional fee to join the Ladies of Harley®; however, it is not automatic.
Ladies of Harley® offers members a special embroidered patch and a pin during the first year of membership. Each renewal year, LOH® members will receive an LOH® pin indicating the year of membership. There is no additional charge to join LOH®; you simply check the box on your national application, sign up by calling 1-800-CLUBHOG, or visit their web site at www.hog.com.
Why Women Ride
The list of reasons why women decide to ride Harley-Davidson® motorcycles is as long as the open road itself. Here are some common reasons why women decide to climb into the saddle.
Adventure: There aren't many options left for the person seeking pure, unadulterated adventure. Luckily, the excitement-hungry can still climb on a Harley-Davidson® and ride off into the sunset, finding the exhilaration they crave and discovering new sights and experiences on the open road.
Camaraderie: No other motorcycle company has helped forge as many relationships as Harley-Davidson®. All over the world, Harley riders can find a sense of community and companionship with other riders. Organizations like Harley Owners Group® seek to get riders together to share their experiences on the road. Some of them even end up meeting that special someone, finding a common passion in the excitement of riding.
Freedom: There's nothing like the feeling of climbing atop a rumbling Harley-Davidson® and temporarily leaving your responsibilities behind in the dust. When you're on the road, you answer only to yourself. How you spend your time is up to you. The members of LOH® run their own meetings and sponsor activities that both ladies and men can participate in.
A TALE OF THE CHEEKS ON THE PEAKS RIDE
Ladies of Harley sponsored the ride to Flagstaff on August 17 & 18th. Plans were to ride the chairlift on Saturday, go to Walnut Canyon to see some Indian ruins, then off to Lowell Observatory for star gazing. Funny how Mother Nature has a twisted sense of humor!
6 bikes and 10 riders met at Mother Road Harley Davidson on Saturday. We left at 8:15am, and rode to Peach Springs. After a quick bathroom break (ask Gina about her experience!), we headed East to Bellmont to stop at Grand Canyon Harley Davidson. Approxamently 5 miles outside of Bellmont, we topped a rise, and saw that I-40 was being drenched by a MASSIVE rain storm. We stopped, and got our rain gear on, then proceeded towards the ominous wetness ahead. As we rode into the rain, it wasn’t as bad as we thought it would be, but what we didn’t expect is to hear Dan and Patrick yelping at the top of their lungs. We got hailed on! Not the little bitty hail, but the marble size ones that hurt! Dan thought he had got his nose broken, and Patrick was sure his lip was split open. All we could do was pull over on the side of the road and wait it out. Thank God for helmets! We arrived at Bellmont, and had lunch at the Roadhouse, all the while; I was looking out their windows at the mountains, and trying to figure out what the rainstorm was going to do.
We got into Flagstaff, and got fuel, trying to out run the rain and thunder. I called the Ski Lift, and I was informed that the lift was not running due to the storm, so we made the decision to go up there on Sunday morning. We rode to our motel, and tried to check in, but no rooms were ready yet, so we went to Wal-Mart and shopped a while. We also went sightseeing around Flagstaff, and took the group to the Museum Club.
Star gazing was out, so we set outside our rooms and watched the storm, and listened to great tunes.
Sunday morning dawned bright and clear and we got up and had breakfast at the Galaxy Diner, then off to the Snow Bowl. We arrived around 10am, rode the chair lift to the top of the mountain. The scenery was spectacular, and we took some iconic pictures. About halfway down the mountain, the thunder started up again. We got on the bikes and got off the mountain. At the bottom, we turned east on 180, and rode to Hwy64, turned south, and headed towards Williams. Again, there was an ominous storm cloud resting right on top of Williams. We stopped to fuel on 64, and decided to ride this one out, and get to Williams for lunch. We only got sprinkled on there. We had lunch at Pine Country, and then off we went.
Everyone was ok riding in the rain, but most were uneasy about traveling on I-40 in it. We thought if we could get to Crookton Road, we would be ok. Then Mother Nature did it again!
At the bottom of the hill, we had to exit at Ashfork, to get our rain gear back on. We managed to get to Crookton Road, and relaxed, we got rained on, but that was alright.
We stopped at Peach Springs, for another bathroom break, and got reports that Kingman was getting stormed on. We rode on, and I think Mother Nature felt sorry for us, as the storm parted on each side of us, and we rode to Kingman dry.
All in all, everyone said that the weekend was a blast regardless of the weather, and we did see a lot of wildlife on the trip.
Next year, hopefully we can do this trip again. I can’t wait to see what Mother Nature has got up her sleeve!