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…

We love to Ride and Have Fun

National H.O.G. advice:
The rewards for participating in RIDE365 go far beyond the miles amassed or the achievement of prizes. Riding is fuel for the soul, something we all need more of in these challenging times.

As a reminder, here are a few highlights of the RIDE365 program. Find all the details at h-d.com/ride365.

  • Mileage Recognition: Keep track of your annual, lifetime, and Chapter mileage totals, because every mile counts!
  • Dealership Check-In: Earn points towards rewards by visiting authorized Harley-Davidson dealerships around the world.
  • 10 Rides for ’20: Explore America’s highways, byways and backgrounds with a new selection of great rides every year. See how many you can check off your list in 2020.
  • 50 Rides, One Nation: From sea to shining sea, these 50 epic rides, one per state, are worthy of any rider’s lifetime bucket list.
  • H-D Visa Rewards: Eligible H-D Visa cardholders can earn up to 50,000 points and $500 in cash rewards just for riding their motorcycle. Visit h-dvisa.com for full details.

Hang in there!

Hoping everyone is doing whatever they need to stay safe and take care of themselves and there loved ones.

I’m a big fan of sunshine!  We will all be together soon. Stay safe. Have fun. Take care of one another. Be kind. If you need anything, please reach out. Support local business as best you can (including our sponsoring dealerships). Keep it simple.

Our Activities Officer has provided an update to our schedule (…see the Schedule Tab) and has provided the following advice:

With the ongoing difficulties of social distancing and group dynamics, Seacoast HOG is still not resuming its schedule. Unfortunately, this means that we are canceling another week’s worth of activities…