North Hampton NH Seacoast Chapter

logo CaptureThe Seacoast Chapter of Harley Owners Group was established in 1985 with 8 founding members. Over the years we have grown into a family of over 500 members. Most of the membership hails from the seacoast region of Southern NH, Southern Maine and Northeastern Mass. We are a very diverse group of people in various jobs and stages of life. Our main goal is to have “RIDE & HAVE FUN”. We are a very active chapter in and around the community.

We are very fortunate that our chapter has the continuing support and generosity of Seacoast Harley-Davidson.  The dealership goes above and beyond for us in many ways.  If you think you might be interested in becoming a member we would love to have you. You can check us out at our business meetings as mentioned below or click on “how to join”

Monthly Business Meetings are held @ Seacoast Harley Davidson, Route 1, North Hampton, NH

Meetings are the 1st Thursday of the Month and starts promptly @ 7:00pm

For additional information contact any chapter Officer.

Our sponsoring dealership (Seacoast and Rochester) and sister dealerships:

Boston Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson Shop of Rochester

Seacoast Harley-Davidson

Twin States Harley-Davidson

Big Moose Harley-Davidson

Nations of Patriots Ride is ….ON!

Tomorrow- 7/8/2020 – Flag delivered to Seacoast Harley will be escorted with a Seacoast HOG ride to Harley-Davidson Shop of Rochester.  See the details by clicking on the Schedules Tab and go to the Full Schedule.

 

The schedule is coming alive!!!

Can’t keep us down.  We Ride and Have Fun… that is what we do.

Please note that while our schedule is opening up, there is unfortunately going to be a few days lag to getting the updates posted for the “Schedule” tab.  The Webmaster is camping with very poor connection and the update requires upload operations.  …but… in the meantime, there will be notes added on the Schedule Page and in this post.

From our Activities Officer Patrick:

Hello all! Thursday looks to be a great night for our first meeting back! I am so looking forward to it!!

In order to do this right and to protect our members as well as we can, there are some things you should know and expect.

1- We will be serious about social distancing and other guidelines. This includes maintaining the recommended six foot distance whenever possible. It also means that we highly encourage the use of masks when that distance cannot be maintained. We won’t be jerks about it, but expect that you won’t be, either. Our gatherings are not the place for politics or for heated debates.

2- For any checking in, etc., expect that one person will be handling any writing instruments, etc.

3- You may be expected to grab your own chair and set it up, as well as put it away. When setting it up, social distancing should still be followed.

4- We will not have masks or hand sanitizer available. Please ensure you bring yours with you.

Yes, this is a pain, but it’s where we are right now. I know we are all eager to get back to normal, but I also know that NONE of us wants to be the reason it gets stopped again. And more importantly, no one wants to get sick or, worse, cause someone else to get sick. So, let’s be respectful and enjoy ourselves!

As I said, I’m really looking forward to seeing all of you! Be safe and stay healthy and, as always, remain civil. We’re getting there! Let’s keep doing it together. See you Thursday!

…additionally Patrick advises:

I have been waiting months for this!! As have all of you!! As you know, we, your Seacoast HOG officers, have stayed plugged in during this crazy time. We have monitored situations and remained in near-constant contact with the dealerships and each other. In doing so, we have been able to determine that July will see the resumption our chapter schedule!!

This means that we will start with the Chapter Business Meeting on Thursday, July 2nd at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held outdoors, but will include all of the normal activities we have sorely missed. LOH will be selling tickets for the raffle. If any LOH members are interested in helping to sell tickets, let Cassandra or Rose know. LOH will also have a themed giveaway for the raffle. The theme is Red, White & Blue HOGs. If you can, please bring something patriotic for the giveaway. And, as always, feel free to bring any unwanted bike related items for the raffle.

Now, we ALL are still responsible for following any and all guidelines. Primarily, this means that we will be practicing social distancing and expect the same of you. When social distancing cannot be maintained, a mask is expected. Don’t be that guy. Respect each other and let’s make this a fun night back together!

Resuming our schedule also means that we can get back to chapter rides. Time for all you ride planners to get back to work!!! There is lots to reschedule or get back to organizing! Check the schedule and see what you need to do. Calling restaruants or venues may be the first order to ensure events are happening or that they can accomodate larger groups. As you get things put together or end up needing to adjust, please just let me know.

For the first week in July, our chapter ride schedule is meager. We have an open date on the Fourth of July, itself. On Sunday, I’ll have to cancel my ride in the morning as Cars and Coffee is not back. But the LOH Ice Cream Ride can still be a go. More to come on that!

So, I hope you find this news as exciting as I do. I can’t wait to see each and everyone of you. Do your part to help continue to minimize the spread and stay safe and healthy! See you soon

Progress… but still impact on our schedule

Check out the schedule for updates.  Please stay safe, say well… Ride and Have Fun as best you can.

Our Activities Officer Patrick has provided the following update:

Alright! You have at least gotten out, haven’t you? To be honest, it’s been mostly gorgeous weather! Even if you haven’t been able to hit the road, I sincerely hope this finds all of you are all still doing well and staying safe and healthy.
If you are one of the two or three that can even still follow things, it still looks as though things are continuing to trend in a positive direction. Your Seacoast HOG officers have been working on ideas to get us back to Riding and Having Fun. You will see more on that very soon!
While we’re still not to the point of resuming our chapter schedule, we still want you to be able to ride and have fun. If you do ride, consider pick-up rides. We highly encourage each and every one of you to continue to adhere to established state guidelines and direction. Primary among that is keeping groups to 10 people or less.
Also, all of the dealerships are open with proper precautions in place. As you may have seen, they are still asking that anyone visiting please wear a face mask.
So, the bad news… as we are not resuming our schedule, this means that we are canceling some more activities. These new cancellations include:
Hop & Grind, Tuesday, 6/9
Monthly LOH Meeting, Wednesday, 6/10
LOH Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, 6/13 – To be rescheduled to the Fall.
Mini Bike Races at Seacoast, Saturday, 6/13
LOH Ice Cream Ride, Sunday, 6/14
Twin States Biker BBQ, Sunday, 6/14
Comedy Night, Tuesday, 6/16
Pin Stop Ride, Thursday, 6/18 – Rescheduled to 8/27
Biker Games at Twin States, Saturday, 6/20
Ryan’s Ride, Sunday, 6/21
Now the Black Sheep Blessing of the Bikes is still on with a drive-thru type set-up. Unfortunately, there will be no breakfast, bike contest or raffle, but you can still get your bike blessed. Dwayne and Sal are planning two separate pick-up rides out of RHD. Contact either of them for more info. You can find more info on the bike blessing itself at https://www.blacksheephdfc.org/chap…/southern-maine-chapter/
There will be more about our schedule soon.
As always, please continue to do your part to help minimize the spread of this virus. Also, keep in mind that we are all in this together and any one of us may be on edge. It’s not just you.
And, as always, if you know of any our members that need assistance with anything, let’s work together to help them out. And let’s not forget our members that may not have Facebook or are may not use email. Welfare checks are always highly encouraged, including family and neighbors that may need you, too.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay sane. And, as always, stay civil. We will come through this together.

Another week of “adjustments”…

This has been difficult for everyone, but we are seeing positive movement.  We will get past this…

Our Riding/Event Schedule has been updated to include more cancellations, but folks are getting out and riding… following social distancing guidance…

Our Activities Officer Patrick has provided the following information:

So, here we are again. I hope this finds all of you are all still doing well and staying safe and healthy. The weather has been really awesome, if not a little warm. I hope most of you have been able to get out and enjoy it!
Alright! This is gonna feel like Groundhog Day all over again, but we do have a bit of a different message for you. It still looks as though things are continuing to trend in a positive direction. Your Seacoast HOG officers are working on ideas to get us back to Riding and Having Fun. We have been staying in touch with our Sponsoring Dealership management. We also had a very productive meeting with our HOG Regional Manager.
So, with all that said, this is where we’re at… we are getting there, but we’re still not to the point of resuming our chapter schedule. Now, we still want you to be able to ride and have fun. If you do ride, consider pick-up rides. We highly encourage each and every one of you to continue to adhere to established state guidelines and direction. Primary among that is keeping groups to 10 people or less. Also, all of the dealerships are still asking that anyone visiting please wear a face mask.
Unfortunately, though, as we are not resuming our schedule, this means that we are canceling another week’s worth of activities. These new cancellations include:
HOG Chapter Meeting, Thursday, 6/4
Tumbledown Cafe Ride, Saturday, 6/6
RHD Demo Rides, Saturday, 6/6
Fisher Cats Day at the Park, Sunday, 6/7 (potential for reschedule)
LOH is also going to reschedule their Chili Cook-Off to the Fall.
Another positive change – the Black Sheep Blessing of the Bikes is back on. They have organized a drive-thru type set-up. Unfortunately, there will be no breakfast, bike contest or raffle, but you can still get your bike blessed. Our Director indicates he is planning on going. You can find more info at https://www.blacksheephdfc.org/chapter/southern-maine-chapter/
Most of you may have also seen that Iron Adventure, 7/29-8/2, has been cancelled.
There will be more about our schedule soon.
As always, please continue to do your part to help minimize the spread of this freakin’ virus. Also, keep in mind that we are all in this together and any one of us may be on edge. It’s not just you.
Don’t forget, if you know of any our members that need assistance with anything, let’s work together to help them out. And let’s not forget our members that may not have Facebook or are may not use email. Welfare checks are always highly encouraged, including family and neighbors that may need you, too.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Hang onto what sanity you may still have! And, as always, stay civil. We will come through this together.

The Iron Adventure of New England

Breaking news!  Plan accordingly…  We will get past this TOGETHER!
…the following is from The Iron Adventure of New England:

Amid heightened concerns regarding the spread of Covid19, the 2020 Iron Adventure of New England is canceled.

Our decision was made in the best interest and safety of all attendees. We are committed to protecting our attendees, our IAR volunteer team members and the community of Farmington CT.

A full refund for the event will be sent to your credit card within 30 days. There are no t-shirts etc.. you are getting a full refund.

If you’ve made reservations at the Marriott you are responsible for canceling in a timely fashion. The number for central reservation is:
1-800-228-9290

If you booked a dinner, you are responsible for canceling. The contact information for EventBrite is: www.eventbrite.com

The decision to cancel was painful for all. Please be safe, ride often and stay healthy…