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Harley Owners Group Riding Marathon
Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) members around the world logged 4,373,937 miles during the club's second annual Million Mile Monday riding marathon.
The members set the bar pretty high after last year's three million miles, and they are ecstatic to have exceeded that by more than 45 percent this year, said Benny Suggs, General Manager of the Harley Owners Group. But more important than the number of miles ridden is that so many of our members joined together on this special day to share the experience of motorcycling.
To put the cumulative mileage in perspective, 4,373,937 miles is the equivalent of almost 77,000,000 American football fields (goal line to goal line) or more than 70,000,000 100-meter soccer fields.
If you could ride from the earth to the moon, you¹d have to make more than nine round trips to log 4,373,937 miles on your odometer.
The world's three longest rivers the Nile, the Amazon, and the Yangtze share a collective length of 12,124 miles. You¹d have to travel the length of each river more than 360 times before traveling 4,373,937 miles.
Riding 4,373,937 miles on an average motorcycle compared to driving astandard passenger car saves nearly 109,375 gallons of gas (or 5,609 barrels of crude oil); at $3 a gallon, that¹s a $328,125 savings in fuel.
Million Mile Monday is an annual event on the last Monday of June and is open to all H.O.G. members– riders or passengers. The feat was recorded by logging into the club¹s exclusive members-only website (members.hog.com), where participants registered their miles ridden on that day. For more information about H.O.G., log onto www.hog.com.
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.
The vibrant city of Barcelona is set to roar once again as riders from all across Europe gather for Barcelona Harley Days, 18-20 June 2010.
This urban celebration of all things Harley-Davidson will see many thousands meet once again, following the success of the event in 2008 which attracted more than one million visitors and 18,000 bikes – 10,000 alone made the flag parade!
The event is open to the whole city, and every fan of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and is totally free.
The Harley® Village will house an exhibition tent where visitors can see the latest Harley-Davidson® models, parts and accessories. Also on display will be a special Women’s Booth, Fit Shop, and Experience Stand where visitors can have their photo taken on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle! Harley-Davidson and event merchandise will also be on offer, and a H.O.G. Hospitality Bar, where we will be offering special deals for members – you can also join the Harley Owners Group® here. Harley-Davidson Spain will be present at the event, offering a customer service area for accredited media as well as a number of authorised dealers.
The event will of course be brought to life with live music from Spanish and other European bands.
The Custom Bike Show will be held on Saturday and promises to draw the crowds as Harley owners enter their pride and joy into one of the many categories. At the Customiser Area we will be joined by world custom bike building champions, plus the world’s leading customising companies. Come by to see how a motorcycle is reborn at the expert hands of our champions. The local Barcelona Chapter will be offering guided tours of their fabulous city and surrounding area. Be sure to pre-register at H.O.G. Hospitality! Visit the website to make your tour selection.
Also, take the opportunity to take a free test ride of one of the latest Harley-Davidson models at the Demo Ride area. The star attraction at Barcelona Harley Days is the flag parade. Rally participants hit the streets of Barcelona and ride through its most symbolic areas. A unique way to enjoy the city!
So, if you fancy a weekend out on the town, fire up your Harley and point it towards the east coast of Spain!