Ladies of Harley
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship."
— Louisa May Alcott —
The Ladies of Harley (LOH) was originally established to encourage women to become more active members of the National Harley Owners Group (HOG) and their local chapters as both riders and passengers. The fact is that in 2001, more than 10% of all new bike owners were women. By joining LOH, you will enjoy an even greater sense of belonging because you will be a part of the National HOG as well as the local chapter and the LOH family. Triple benefits.
HOW TO JOIN LOH
The LOH is not a separate organization within HOG or the District Chapter, but is an additional benefit of membership in HOG. LOH is free of charge to active HOG members, but it is not automatic. The LOH is an additional benefit offered by the National HOG for women who are full, full life, associate, or associate life members. LOH offers members a special embroidered patch and pin the first year of membership. Each renewal year, members receive a LOH pin indicating the year of membership.
Once you join the National HOG, you must then join the local chapter. If you would like to join, contact the HOG office or send an email to the LOH Officer or Assistant LOH Officer.
DISTRICT CHAPTER LOH GOALS
MCHOG LOH PURPOSE
The District Chapter LOH purpose is to organize and promote activities and adventures related to motorcycling for the enjoyment of all chapter members and their families. We encourage all women to get more involved with the chapter and activities in general. “The Family That Rides Together – Stays Together".
We want to encourage all ladies, whether you ride two-up (as a passenger) or ride your own bike, to join us in fun and exciting chapter events. You do not have to own your own bike to become a LOH member. If you are interested in socializing, riding, and volunteering with a diverse, supportive, and never boring group of lady bikers, then come join the Fun with the Fabulous Ladies of LOH!
- Foster a comfortable environment in which both women riders and passengers can feel comfortable and of equal value to the chapter.
- Encourage participation from all women in all chapter events.
- Encourage men to be supportive of women riders and passengers so that both feel comfortable helping and receiving help from one another.
LOH MOTORCYCLING MEMORIES CONTEST
“Women who behave – seldom make history" — (author unknown).
Sister, that says it all. There was a time when a woman riding a motorcycle was looked upon with scorn. Thank goodness those days have long gone. Harley-Davidson is celebrating the women of the LOH and is encouraging them to share their riding stories with the LOH Motorcycling Memories Contest.
If you have a great story to tell (and who doesn’t), put your words to paper and send them in, along with a photo of you and your bike for a chance to win a $500 HOG gift certificate from Harley-Davidson. Official rules and address for submission are on the National HOG member site. If you are “paper shy" and want some guidance, send me or the Associate LOH Officer an email and we will be glad to assist with guidance or editorial comments.