H.O.G. riders are being called on to help set a new milestone of five million cumulative miles ridden in a single day.
On Monday, June 29, 2009, Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) members around the world will band together in a singular challenge, to log a cumulative five million riding miles by the day’s end.
Following the phenomenal success of last year’s inaugural Million Mile Monday, which tripled the original goal of one million miles ridden by H.O.G. members to 3,000,960 miles, the goal for this year’s ride on June 29 has been stretched to five million miles.
“The response we got from our members to Million Mile Monday blew us away, so we asked members what should be our goal this year? The resounding answer was five million,” said Benny Suggs, General Manager of the Harley Owner’s Group. “Many of our members will be returning home from the CLUB H.O.G. OKC rally in Oklahoma City on that Monday, so we expect a big turnout this year, but more important than the number of miles ridden is for all our members to simply get out and ride somewhere on Monday, June 29. Whether it’s 20 miles, 100 miles, 500 miles, or more, the important thing is to get on your bike and go.”
H.O.G.’s annual Million Mile Monday ride occurs on the last Monday of June and is open to all H.O.G. members-- riders or passengers. The feat will be recorded by logging into the club’s exclusive members-only website (members.hog.com), where participants can register their miles ridden on that day. All miles must be entered by 12 p.m. (Noon) Central on June 30, 2009.
Founded in 1983, the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) is the official riding club of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. H.O.G. currently has more than one million members and over 1,400 chapters worldwide, making it the largest factory-sponsored motorcycle organization in the world. H.O.G. rallies are held around the globe to celebrate Harley-Davidson motorcycle riding. For more information about H.O.G., log onto www.hog.com.
Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company for the group of companies doing business as Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Buell Motorcycle Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc. Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and offers a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories, apparel, and general merchandise. Buell Motorcycle Company produces sport motorcycles in addition to motorcycle parts, accessories and apparel. Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc. provides wholesale and retail financing and insurance programs to Harley-Davidson dealers and customers.