Social media helps HOG ride sellout

HOG2011The roar of Harley engines was even bigger this year. Announcements on social media website, Facebook helped sell out the ride with a total of 152 bikes involved on the day, raising just over $22,000 and making it our second biggest ride ever.

The annual Harley Owners Group ride for MD offers the paying public a rare opportunity to be a pillion for a day and experience the exhilaration of being part of a group of over 100 roaring Harleys. The ride is organised each year by Brisbane HOG whose members donate their time and their bikes to support our organisation.

Each year the day begins early, with riders and pillions meeting outside the Morgan and Wacker Showrooms in Newstead and getting to know each other over a hot breakfast which for so many years now has been donated, cooked and served by the always reliable people of the Kiwanis Club of Brisbane.

This year the ride set out for the beautiful border town of Kingscliff via the breathtaking Gold Coast Hinterland, with a quick stop on the way at the Tambourine Community Hall for a delicious morning tea, generously donated by Helen’s European Cuisine. After lunch at Cudgen Leagues Club, the pack thundered back up the M1 into an idyllic Queensland sunset. Understandably pillions were already asking to book their tickets for 2012, as they arrived back at Newstead just on sundown.