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April 16, 2014

H.O.G. Rally coming to Cumberland in June

Let me introduce myself. My name is Francine Kraft and I am the Maryland/Delaware State H.O.G. Rally Coordinator for 2014.

With a team of seven others, we have put together a rally for June 19-22 to be held in Cumberland.

What is a H.O.G. rally? The Harley Owner’s Group or H.O.G, has rallies yearly for each state. It is an opportunity for H.O.G. members from around the nation to come to different locations, ride together, form friendships, and experience all that riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle has to offer.

Selection of a rally location begins with a presentation of a proposal to the 11 local Chapters in Maryland and Delaware and National H.O.G. which is headquartered in Milwaukee.

We began putting together the proposal for Cumberland after a trip on the Maryland Scenic Railroad and finding so many things to see and do and we were delighted in the local community spirit.

We knew that this town was a perfect fit for our event, and was an opportunity to share so much that western Maryland has to offer. A proposal was put together highlighting the scenic rides, the local hospitality and charm, and the vast history of the area.

Our theme for the proposal was Mountain Thunder and the National Road, focusing on the railroad and the beautiful riding opportunities in and around the city and the history to be found here. The proposal was easily won, and we are now finalizing our details for the event which is being held June 19-22, 2014.

Our subsequent planning visits led us to Nicole Wagoner, Ed Mullaney and his team, Barbara Buehl, Bill Atkinson, and Captain Greg Leake of the Cumberland Police Department.

Each visit we were greeted with the warmth and enthusiasm we now associate with every visit we make to town.  We are excited for the rest of our H.O.G. Family to meet our new Cumberland friends and come to love the area as much as we have.

We have a vision that includes riding through some of the most beautiful areas in the eastern part of the country; experiencing the enthusiasm and hospitality of the local community; helping the local businesses and the local community by patronizing establishments and contributions to our selected charity, Mountain Maryland Trails; and to provide so much to see and do that attendees will want to come back.

As of April 15, we have over 500 registered for the event, and we are expecting another 100-200 to register by the rally. There are currently two countries, Japan and Canada, registered, and 20 states.

The 2014 Rally Team would like to thank the city of Cumberland in advance for allowing us to hold this event in your town, and we look forward to making new friends to see when we return.

Francine Kraft

2014 MD/DE State HOG Rally Coordinator

 

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