Milwaukee Chapter H.O.G.

H.O.G. #3833 – part of the House of Harley-Davidson

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Come one come all!! – Bowling league and Bowling cheer

Looking for some fun after the Fall color / BBQ Company rides?!!

Looking for something fun to do during the off-riding season?!!

Once a month, we meet at Root River Center at 3:00 pm for a few hours of bowling league fun. Each time is a themed event, and there are costumes and fun and frivolity! You can bowl in the league, or if bowling isn’t your thing, you should still come and cheer on your chapter members! It’s a blast!

Come join us at the Root River Center on these dates
(always at 3 pm):

  • October 3, 2020
  • November 14, 2020
  • December 12, 2020
  • January 9, 2021
  • February 6, 2021
  • March 6, 2021
  • April 3, 2021

Watch us bowl and join in on the themes!

RIDE: Sat Oct 3 – Color Ride North: Barbecue Company – HoH @ 9A – KSU 930A

OCT 3 – Color Ride North: Barbecue Company
Destination:
Barbecue Company Grill and Catering
1699 WI-83, Hartford, WI 53027
Details
We are going to have a Color Ride going through the Holy Hill area and stopping at Barbecue Company for lunch. We are meeting at the House of Harley Davidson at 9:00am with kickstands up at 9:30am. Your lunch has to be pre-ordered and needs to be to Dean by September 25, 2020. Order sheets will be in the Activities book.

RIDE: Wed Sep 16th 5:45pm – Ice Cream Ride – Gilles Custard on Bluemound Rd

(Moved from Sep 9th due to inclement weather)

SEP 16th – Ice cream Ride To Gilles
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 5:45 PM – approx 7 PM
Destination: Gilles Frozen Custard
7515 W Blue Mound Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53213

Details
Come join us in another ice cream ride to Gilles Frozen Custard. We are meeting at the House of Harley Davidson at 5:45pm with kickstand up at 6:00pm.

See you there!

RIDE: Sat Sep 19 – Center Of The Northern Hemisphere – HoH 730 A – KSU 8A

SEP 19 – Center Of The Northern Hemisphere – Downtown Wausau
Details
We are making a run to the Center of the Northern Hemisphere again. We are going to meet at the House of Harley Davidson at 7:30am with kickstands up at 8:00am. From there we are heading up to Wausau with a stop at Bull Falls Harley Davidson, the Center of the Northern Hemisphere marker, Wausau Visitor’s Center (to sign the book for the market coin), and Wausau Mining Company for lunch. This run is going to be a one day ride, so there will be expressway riding. Last year we had a blast and I hope everyone can join us.

Please sign up in the Activities book by 9/12/2020

(The stops on this ride are subject to change.)

RIDE: Sat Sep 12 – Brunch at Milford Hills – HoH @ 9 am – KSU 9:30

SEP 12 – Brunch at Milford Hills
Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 9 AM – 12:30 PM
Destination: Milford Hills
W5670 French Rd, Johnson Creek, WI 53038

Details

We are going back once again to Milford Hills for brunch. We are meeting at the House of Harley Davidson at 9:00am with kickstands in at 9:30am on September 12th. There is a limited menu for this event.

Please sign up in the Activities book at the House of Harley Davidson by September 5th.

RIDE: Thu Aug 27th – BYOB – Bring Your Own Basket – Bender Park Oak Creek

AUG 27 – BYOB (Bring Your Own Basket)
Thursday at 5:45 PM – approx 8:45 PM
Probable weather: 70–90°F Partly Cloudy
Location: Bender Park, Oak Creek, WI

Details
We are going to go for a ride to Bender Park in Oak Creek. We are meeting at the House of Harley Davidson at 5:45pm with kickstands up at 6:00pm. If you want you can bring your own stuff to eat and have a picnic there once we arrive.

It’s Bowling Time!

Calling all bowlers!!!

Bowling season is just around the corner! Any bowlers out there that would like to join the fun???

Family and friends are able to join too.

Just drop me a quick text at 414-426-8685 or email me at jayne_tgwth@sbcglobal.net.

The HOG bowling league bowls at the Root River Center and we start bowling on Sept. 12th at 3:00pm.

Come one, come all!!

If you don’t want to bowl come join the fun and cheer on your favorite team!!! JUST 4 FUN of course!!!

Your Bowling Babe, Jayne

Center Of The Northern Hemisphere – Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 7:30 AM – ~6 PM

We are making a run to the Center of the Northern Hemisphere again. We are going to meet at the House of Harley Davidson at 7:30am with kickstands up at 8:00am. From there we are heading up to Wausau with a stop at Bull Falls Harley Davidson, the Center of the Northern Hemisphere marker, Wausau Visitor’s Center (to sign the book for the market coin), and Wausau Mining Company for lunch. This run is going to be a one day ride, so there will be expressway riding. Last year we had a blast and I hope everyone can join us.

Group Ride – Practice riding in a group – All invited – Sat, July 11 – 9 am

Root River Center – 7220 W Rawson Ave, Franklin, WI 53132, USA
Description: Join the Milwaukee HOG Chapter for a group ride to practice group riding skills This is a RIDE ONLY.
There is no class at this time.
KSU (Kick Stands Up) at 9 am from Root River Center, 7220 W Rawson Ave, Franklin, for a ride to East Troy and then back to the House of Harley for the afternoon’s music: The Big Al Wetzel Band!!!

Group Ride – Practice riding in a group – All invited – Sat, July 11 – 9 am

Root River Center – 7220 W Rawson Ave, Franklin, WI 53132, USA
Description: Join the Milwaukee HOG Chapter for a group ride to practice group riding skills This is a RIDE ONLY.
There is no class at this time.
KSU (Kick Stands Up) at 9 am from Root River Center, 7220 W Rawson Ave, Franklin, for a ride to East Troy and then back to the House of Harley for the afternoon’s music: The Big Al Wetzel Band!!!

CHAPTER MEETING IS ON!! June 16th, 2020 – Root River Center

Calendar Update: The previously cancelled chapter meeting for June…is back on!!

Join us June 16th at the Root River Center, which is now fully open again. Come early to eat, then come to our chapter meeting to learn about the upcoming events and rides in June, July, August and beyond.

Due to the coronavirus, social distancing will be observed, and there is a capacity limit of 150 people in the building total. Masks are not required, but please follow your health professional’s advice for your own personal protection.

We hope to see you there!!  Spread the word!!

Father’s Day Ride To Gus’s

Once again we are going to get together on Father’s Day June 21st for a ride to Gus’s Drive-in. We are going to meet at the House of Harley at 9:30am with kickstands up at 10:00am. The inside dining area is still closed, but have plenty of seating outside.

I hope to see everyone there!

Chapter Bike Blessing!! – This Saturday June 6th 2020

On June 6th we are going to have the Chapter Bike Blessing at Root River Entertainment Center by the volleyball courts. Due to the current situation we are in we are going do a drive-thru blessing. We will have everyone come around the building on the east side to line up. We are going to have stations setup for you to sign in and get your poker chip, then you will roll up to get blessed.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN US.

The poker chips are a limited supply.

There will be donation buckets setup with proceeds going to the Chapter charities.

10am – 12pm
Root River Center
7220 W Rawson Ave, Franklin, Wisconsin 53132

If needed we are setting June 7th as a rain date. Please watch here for updates.

The bowling alley is open, so feel free to stop in for a bite to eat.

There is not a scheduled group ride for after the blessing.

I hope to see everyone there!!

CHAPTER MEETING IS ON!! June 16th, 2020 – Root River Center

Calendar Update: The previously cancelled chapter meeting for June…is back on!!

Join us June 16th at the Root River Center, which is now fully open again. Come early to eat, then come to our chapter meeting to learn about the upcoming events and rides in June, July, August and beyond.

Due to the coronavirus, social distancing will be observed, and there is a capacity limit of 150 people in the building total. Masks are not required, but please follow your health professional’s advice for your own personal protection.

We hope to see you there!!  Spread the word!!

 

Riding Class – Sat May 30 – online and real life!

Due to the pandemic,  for the first time ever, the Milwaukee HOG Chapter is offering our Group Riding Class online.  We will be conducting the class via Zoom this Saturday, May 30th, at 9 am.  If you have never used Zoom before, please download the app to your phone or PC and make sure it is working BEFORE the class.  You can access the class on your web browser, as well. The link is below:

The Milwaukee HOG Chapter is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7885948938?pwd=Z2lBVGtGck1iRjZOejlORUxYWTJYUT09

Meeting ID: 788 594 8938
Password: MKEHOG

NOTE THE PASSWORD IS ALL CAPS

After the class, we will have a Group Ride to practice the skills we showed you in the class.  The ride will leave from Root River Center, 7220 W Rawson Ave, Franklin, WI 53132 https://goo.gl/maps/z7WnfMC74f4cA2iu8 at NOON.  Again, KSU at noon.  Please try to arrive at least 30 minutes before KSU (Kick Stands Up) for the safety briefing and any Q&A.  The ride is to East Troy for a rest stop and discussion and then back to the House of Harley.  The whole ride should be about 3 hours or so.

Please send any questions to safety@milwaukeechapter.com

The adventure awaits! – Pictorial Pursuit – A Scavenger hunt by Motorcycle

    The Adventure Awaits!

    Are you READY? Let’s ride!!
    Pictorial Pursuit – A Scavenger hunt by Motorcycle

    Find entry form and clues on “Milwaukee HOG Chapter” website under the forms tab. Click HERE for the webpage to download the form.

    • There are 60 clues in all!!
    • Do you ever want to go riding but never know where to go?!!
    • Tired of sitting in the house?!!
    • Go with a friend or by yourself!!
    • Ride and have fun!!

    It’s a great way to get miles on your bike and have fun doing it, not to mention the wonderful memories you’ll get from doing it.

    The competition starts now and ends the November Chapter meeting. Not that this Chapter is competitive at all. LOL!

    The one with the most points from finding the items at the end of the season wins!

    So download your entry form and clues from the chapter website now!

    Better brush up on your Wisconsin trivia, then get out there and get going on your treasure hunt to find the hidden treasures of Wisconsin!!

    Donna W
    Member at Large

    The ALPHABET RIDE (aka The A-Z Ride)

    The Alphabet Ride (aka the A-Z Ride)

    From Lefty:

    Now that the weather is becoming nice enough to get out and ride, I’d like to introduce the Alphabet Ride. The purpose of this is to get out and ride the backroads looking for all of the letters of the alphabet (A to Z) and document your adventures.

    The rules are simple, as you are riding, start collection photos of your bike along with the Highway letter sign.

    If you go out as a group, make sure that the group is in the picture and record the names of everyone in the group.

    Roads that have multiple letters, like Hwy AB or HO count for both letters so we’ll give you a 2 for 1 deal on those.

    The entire alphabet can be gotten in the southeast corner of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha and Walworth counties, so you don’t have to travel far (but you can if you want too!)… You can likely do this with several day rides and you’ll have it all.

    At the end of the riding season, turn your pictures in to Lefty (aka Jeffrey.s.hartig@gmail.com).

    Preferably, submit you images electronically, however, if you want to turn in printed photos that will work too.

    [Editor's Pro tip: Name the files starting with the Letter so it’s easy for Lefty to check…for instance: A-Lefty and Righty.jpg, B-Lefty.jpg, C-Lefty and Righty.jpg, etc…]

    Everyone that collects all 26 (yes, there are 26 letters in the alphabet!) will get a patch with this year’s rocker. Subsequent years you will receive just a rocker.

    I am planning an overnight ride sometime in September depending on the Covid-19 rules that will collect the alphabet in a single weekend if you care to plan on joining me for that one.

    If you have any questions let me know at the above email or in person as soon as we can get together.

    – Lefty
    Jeffrey.s.hartig@gmail.com

    Coronavirus Update for Chapter Events – CANCELLED – Next update APR 7TH

    *ATTENTION MILWAUKEE H.O.G.
    CHAPTER MEMBERS*
    Effective Immediately:
    All Events, activities, and Group gatherings associated with our Chapter are canceled and or postponed until at least April 7th, 2020. This includes Brunch’s, Bowling and Banquets…etc.

    The reason for this decision is due to the rapid community spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 and the many closings of venues as well as the CDC guidelines to practice social distancing.

    On April 7th there will be a Board meeting to determine how to move forward. Stay tuned to all our social media outlets for updates.

    The health and safety of all our members is our foremost concern. I hope you all understand our reason for doing this. Thank You
    Big Jer
    Director
    Milwaukee H.O.G. Chapter

    MARCH CHAPTER MEETING CANCELLED

    *THIS TUESDAYS MAR 17th CHAPTER MEETING CANCELLED*
    March 17th Chapter meeting is canceled due to concerns of the Coronavirus COVID-19 spread and the request for social distancing by the CDC. The CDC updated their recommendation against large (over 50) crowd size and this now includes our meeting. (See the update from CDC on Mar 15, 2020)

    Please stay tuned to Facebook and website for events and any other changes. As of now we plan to have our next meeting as usual in April (were we all can ride in to meeting!).

    I hope everyone understands the reason for this decision. Everyone please stay safe, wash your hands and your motorcycle, and we hope to see you all in April.

    Thanks, Big Jer

    Ride365 and US Bank Visa Card Program, Plus Mileage Form

    Ride365 has many different programs to encourage riders to ride! From a Chapter Challenge, monthly mileage, Challenge Coins, Life Time Mileage info, patches, routes, and this year if you are a Harley-Davidson Visa card holder through US Bank you can receive 1 point per each mile you ride. If you have this card you should of received an email about this program that is part of the Ride365 for 2020. Any questions please check out the HOG website!
    Here is a link to the forms page where you can download Ride365 form for the Milwaukee Chapter. If you handed in your ending mileage for 2019 you should be all set for 2020 riding season. If you choose you could contact: Jayne Zaleski at jayne_tgwth@sbcglobal.net or 414-426-8685 for any questions.
    ***If you sell a bike or buy a bike during the 2020 riding season please make sure a form gets filled out and handed in to either Mark McClain or Jayne Zaleski to get the correct info to HOG.
    Thank You for Your Support

    MOTORCYCLE-BASED SWAP MEET, SAT MAY 2ND, 2020!!

    Want to sell some motorcycle parts, gear, clothing, collectibles, etc that have taking up space in the garage or basement??? Rent a 8′ table for just $25.00!!!

    There will be food, baked goods, a 50/50 raffle, and a cash bar!

    Motorcycle-Based Swap Meet

    Proceeds to Benefit C.O.P.S.
    (Concerns Of Police Survivors)
    Email: cops@nationalcops.org
    Visit: www.nationalcops.org

    Saturday; May 2, 2020
    South Milwaukee Knights of Columbus Hall
    732 Badger Ave.  South Milwaukee, WI 53172

    Doors Open 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Adult Admission $1.00
    Under 12 Free

     Cycle Parts – Gear – T Shirts – Collectibles

     For table rental information contact
    Jayne: 414-426-8685 or
    E-mail: jayne_tgwth@sbcglobal.net

    MILWAUKEE CHAPTER 35TH ANNIV T-SHIRT SALE

    35th Anniversary T Shirt Sale

    We will be taking orders for 35th Anniversary T shirts at the Chapter Meeting on Tuesday, January 21.

    Price for sizes Small to 5X is $20, cash only. Colors are black
    or grey. The shirts are 90% cotton, 10% poly, cold wash, line dry.

    Orders placed at this meeting will be ready for pickup at
    February Chapter Meeting. Orders will also be taken in February and March at Chapter Meetings.

    Any questions contact Steve Babyface @ 414-852-8035