HOG Charity Ride 2017



On Sunday 21 May 2017, over 120 bikers on Harley Davidson’s will roar through the streets of Brisbane towards the Sunshine Coast. Each year the Harley Owners Group (HOG) don their leathers and get ready to take a courageous passenger on an exhilarating ‘ride of their life’ all in support of families in Queensland living with muscular dystrophy.


Leathers on and wind in their hair, the bikers will take their passengers though steep winding range roads towards the organic Falls Farm in Mapleton and Ocean View Estate Winery. The boisterous convoy are raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy Queensland as part of the annual HOG Charity Ride.


Brisbane Harley Owners Group (HOG) spokesperson Kim Christofis says: “It is a fantastic event that our club looks forward to immensely. Every year there are so many of our club members keen to donate their bikes and their time for the day”.  Muscular Dystrophy Queensland’s CEO Helene Frayne commented on the ride “Previous participants in the ride have had the experience of a lifetime and enjoyed being able to help Queenslanders with muscular dystrophy, many of whom can’t jump on the back of a bike. Our charity relies on funds raised from events like this to provide services and support to our 500+ clients in Queensland. The HOG Charity Ride is a great way for us to help our clients have a greater quality of life, and for passengers and bikers to have a wild time.”


Morning tea has been generously supported by local growers at The Falls Farm, Mapleton and lunch will be held at Ocean View Estate Winery. (PHOTO OPS AVAILABLE at both venues)


HOG Charity Ride

Sunday 21st May 2017

The ride leaves Morgan & Wacker, Newstead at 9am (PHOTO Ops AVAILABLE between 8am-9am)


NB** MD QLD and Brisbane Harley Owner’s Group representatives are available for an interview and photo opportunities. DVD and photo footage from previous rides also available on request.


Media contact: Celeste Baker – 0415 486 052


About the condition
Muscular dystrophy is a genetic condition that causes progressive muscle weakness, often resulting in profound physical disability. Currently there is no cure.