Activities Officer Update

Hi everyone! Welcome to the newbies. This is the monthly calendar of events and what serves as a little newsletter for the Yakima Harley Owners Group.

It is finally feeling like riding season. (it’s about dang time!) I hope you all have been able to get your bikes out and have given them the attention they all deserve. I know Jeff Roll and Mike Trammel got their bikes dirty on a nice ride and Gary Conn actually cleaned his!

I want to thank you all for some great participation in June. It was awesome to see 22 bikes come out to the Mystery ride. We will be making the joint barbecue with the Wenatchee Chapter an annual event. We had 7 bikes and 15 people come to the June Dinner in 101 degrees and 12 bikes came on the Alderdale Road/Roosevelt Grade ride for lunch at the Bluebird Inn.  We even had a group of 11 Yakima HOG bikes ride together unofficially to Apple State’s Bike Night at the Red Horse Diner. I really appreciate you showing up for these rides!

July will have a few more to choose from…

After the Chapter meeting on the 9th I’ll lead you to McNary Dam, but hopefully in a route you’re not familiar with. Then on the 10th, we will be going to Stonehenge to meet a group from the GNW Chapter (Emerald City H-D)  that our Chapter member Glenn Pare will be leading. Glenn is also their Games Officer. From Stonehenge we will travel with GNW back to Yakima over Satus Pass. This will be an opportunity to meet and ride with some fellow HOG members from the Seattle area. KSU will be 8:00 for that one so we can meet them at 10.

I have rescheduled the rained-out Backwoods Brewing ride to Carson, WA for Saturday, the 16th. KSU at 9:00 since it will be around an 8 hour day. It encompasses the Klickitat Loop, which goes from Goldendale to Glenwood then back to White Salmon via BZ Corner. After lunch at Backwoods Brewing we will go downriver 8 miles to Bonneville Dam for you Hog Dammers, then back on Highway 14 to Lyle to cut over the Klickitat Highway back to Goldendale. The Klickitat Loop is rated as the #3 best motorcycle road in Washington.

Apple State’s Bike Night is the 20th at Bill’s Place at 6:00 and our July Dinner Ride is the following night, the 21st. I know I told some people it was the 28th but I changed our reservation so that I can be there since I will be gone the following week. We will be going back to Ellensburg Pasta Company by popular vote. It was our biggest draw last year with 18 people. We’ve already had 18 twice so far this year so lets see if we can beat that! KSU, as always, will be 6:00 at Apple State.

The next Hogs and Dogs is the 23rd. If there are any, there will be a New Owner Ride that day at noon.

Lastly, the LoH Coffee Run will be Tuesday the 26th at 6:00. Remember that the Coffee Runs are for everyone. They are usually pretty poorly attended. It would be amazing to see a little more involvement there to support the fantastic ladies in our midst. We always have a good time and don’t always go for coffee. I believe Ice Cream was involved in the last one.

I know that a lot of us will be leaving for some road trips this month. Sturgis trips are planned by several of you. I will be leaving on the 22nd for my 10 day road trip to meet my brother in North Carolina. We’ll be riding together to the Hogback Twister Challenge in Boulder, CO. Some of our Wenatchee members will be doing an epic trip to Colorado, Malcolm always has a huge summer trip. Please be careful everyone! Make sure you get back to share all of your brags for a buck at a future Chapter meeting. Remember that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but Sturgis stories must be repeated!!

Keep turning your odometer readings for Ride 365 to the ladies at the Motorclothes counter at Apple State. We will be doing something different for mileage awards this year and we will need your official Ride 365 totals for it.

Find details:  August PDF Calendar or Event Site Calendar

Frank Orlando

Activities Officer

Yakima Harley Owners Group

509-949-7388 – activities@yakima-hog.com

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