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It was a perfect day for a Dream Ride from our dealer, Harley-Davidson of NYC, to Connecticut to support the Special Olympics through the 14th annual Dream Ride.
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About 20 NYC HOG members and 6 guests left Harley-Davidson of NYC at 9 a.m. to ride up to Danbury Harley-Davidson in Connecticut. We had to ride 70 miles in 90 minutes, so it was a little bit of a race to be there on time. It was a beautiful day for a ride with sunshine and temperatures in the 70s and we arrived at the mid-point for the ride, Harley-Davidson of Danbury.
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About 300 bikes there already. After we signed in and a few of our Road Captains were recruited to help out on the ride, we left on a 60-mile police-escorted ride to Farmington, Connecticut where all the festivities were.
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It was a nice ride, even if a bit long, about 2 and 1/4 hours and at times a bit too slow. Still the ride was scenic and and with some nice roads.
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Once we arrived and parked in a very dusty dirt and gravel lot, the Dream Ride organization treated us to one of the best lunches we’ve had on a ride in quite awhile: hot roast beef, hot chicken, potatoes, carrots, salad, watermelon and ice cream pops.
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There was a great car show featuring antique and collector cars, including a rare Pierce Arrow.
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Vendor stalls were scattered around the outside area. I was a little disappointed though that most of the venders were under a huge tent and it cost another $10 to get inside to spend more money. 
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All and all it was a good day. It was nice to see so many people and spend time with good friends. It was the largest bike turnout in this area we’ve seen in a long time. Thanks to everyone who supported the ride and the cause.
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Ride Safe,
Joe
NYC HOG Director
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  • Posted on 26. August 2014
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Are you ready for this weekend’s Dream Ride?

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This weekend is the Dream Ride 2014. I hope you have registered. If not, you can still participate either Saturday or Sunday or both.

On Saturday registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at Harley-Davidson of NYC, 42-11 Northern Blvd. Long Island City.  Departure is set for 10am.

On Sunday registration starts at 8:00 a.m. with a 9:00 a.m. departure. 

The ride both days is to Farmington, Connecticut.  For all the rest of the info go to Dreamride.org.

This is a multi-dealer participation event it should be big and fun. Please show up wear your colors and support HD-NYC in its first year of participation. This run benefits the Special Olympics.

Remember Registration is at the Dealership both days. The donation is $30. The concert Saturday night is extra. Ride safe.

With Respect,
Joe

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  • Posted on 20. August 2014
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NYC Ladies of Harley are on the road again.

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On August 9 a group of women NYC HOG members and a guest headed out to Bear Mountain. The re-emergence of Ladies of Harley in NYC was welcomed by Autumn, Rose, Cheryl and Kim.

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Cruising up the scenic Palisades Parkway to a favorite destination the women enjoyed a great ride and a picnic at the top of Perkins Drive on Bear Mt.

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Hanging out.

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Enjoying the sights and cooling our heels.

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Autumn at the overlook.

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Connecticut River Ride

Head Road Captain Hans led 18 bikes for a great ride through scenic Connecticut on August 10.

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NYC HOG members and their guests rode out from our breakfast meeting place, The Buccaneer Diner, celebrating the perfect weather for a long, leisurely day.

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Dipping down into the cool tree-covered roads that wind around the lumbering Housatonic River on US Route 7, the group logged 250 miles.

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Midway was the a great time for a delicious lunch break at The Cookhouse in New Milford, Connecticut for some lip-smacking barbecue.

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Thanks for the great ride! See you next Sunday.

  • Posted on 13. August 2014
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NYC HOG rides to Connecticut August 24
to participate in Dream Ride 2014.

Harley-Davidson of NYC is one of the rendezvous points for the international Dream Ride.
There’s still time to registered.

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NYC HOG is riding up Sunday morning, August 24. However, you are welcome to go up Saturday and enjoy the concert that night. Either way, you must register. This is going to be a great ride for a great cause. Don’t miss it.

Sunday’s NYC HOG ride: the donation to register is $30. You’ll get a T-shirt and a ride around the area. We start gathering at Harley-Davidson of NYC at 8:00 am and leave at 9:00 am.

Saturday’s ride without the chapter: You can meet at the dealer and ride as a group or ride up alone. KSU 9am. Again, Saturday is not a club ride. The two-day price is a donation of $50. If you want to see Lone Star that night, general admission tickets are $30.

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DirectorsDeskAugust 10 Ride to Connecticut

Hello NYC HOG,

Sunday, August 10, the club is going to Connecticut. Head Road Captain Hans has a ride all set to go. Connecticut has some great roads inland, along the shore and rivers. This should be a really nice one.

So, come to the Buccaneer Diner at 8am with a full tank of gas and your E-ZPass. Have breakfast; then go for a good ride. Sorry to say I have to work.

Ride safe.
With Respect,
Joe

  • Posted on 7. August 2014
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NYC HOG’s ride to Rhinebeck

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Sunday was a comfortable day as ten bikes pulled out of the Buccaneer Diner parking lot. Cool to warm temperatures with just enough clouds to block the sun from beating down on us. We headed up to Rhinebeck, NY to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome a nice leisurely ride up the Taconic State Parkway, with a break each way in the middle for a drink and gas.

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We had a good time checking out the British cars, a few antique bikes and antique cars.

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There were antique planes in the hangers and of course the planes that put on a show for us.

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It was a really nice day with good friends and just hanging out.

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Thanks to Carlos for tail-gunning for me and all the photos he took. 

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With Respect,
Joe
NYC HOG Director

  • Posted on 23. July 2014
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DirectorsDeskHello NYC HOG,
There are several things going on this weekend.

HD_logo_smThe NYS HOG Rally is Friday and Saturday in Middletown NY.

HD_logo_smThe Ramapo 500 is Saturday and Sunday.

HD_logo_smAnd our sponsoring dealer, NYC Harley-Davidson is holding a Bikini Bike Wash on Saturday to benefit NY Families for Autistic Children. Please show up with your colors to support our dealer.

HD_logo_smWe have no ride scheduled, but Head Road Captain Hans has a ride set up to go up to Westchester and Connecticut on some very nice roads. So come to the Buccaneer Diner at 8am with a full tank of gas and your E-Zpass have breakfast and then go for a ride.

HD_logo_sm Also, don’t forget: Please Register for the Dreamride for August 24.

Ride Safe.
With Respect,
Joe

  • Posted on 10. July 2014
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NYC HOG wishes you a safe and happy Independence Day.

Enjoy the blessings of freedom and independence, but appreciate those who made it possible.

 

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  • Posted on 4. July 2014
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DirectorsDeskHello NYC HOG,

The weather this Sunday, June 29, is supposed to be great. We are going to ride to Morris, Connecticut to visit fellow club member and former Treasurer. Bill will meet us on the way and lead us on some nice roads to his house. After a stop at his house, he will lead us to a place for ice cream. It should be a really nice day.

So come to the Buccaneer Diner on Astoria Blvd and 94th Street at 8am with a full tank of gas and your E-ZPass have a good breakfast the we will ride.

Please remember to register for the Dream Ride for the weekend of August 23 and 24.

With Respect,
Joe

 

 

 

  • Posted on 26. June 2014
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