Fellow PTHOG Members,
Just 2 weeks ago we were kicking off our riding season with a trip to Winfield, KS. Since then, a lot has happened in our world that has changed the way we go through our daily lives. With that being said, the officers have made the tough decision to cancel all rides and activities, including our monthly gathering (meeting) effective immediately and continuing through April 12th. Twister City has not made a decision on their open house/demo rides on April 18th and 19th yet, but we will monitor that and keep everyone informed. Waynoka cancelled the rattlesnake hunt and the Mennonite relief sale is cancelled on the same dates so those rides are in jeopardy as well.
Your officers will revisit this situation as needed, and plan to advise all members again the week of April 13th. I know we all have our opinions on all this, but as officers one of our responsibilities is the safety of our fellow members. Safety will always come first.
This is not the news anyone wants to hear because riding our Harley's is what let's us forget about the world. As I stated earlier this was not an easy decision for your officers because our main goal is to ride and have fun.
Remember, you can ride by yourself or get a small group together to get some wind therapy. If you do plan on riding, you might consider posting something and see if there are any takers to join you. As always keep an eye out for FaceBook Posts or emails for updates and news from our Chapter.
I close with this one request. Please stay positive through all of this and support each other as we all face our HOG withdrawal.
Below is an email we received today from National HOG to explain what Harley-Davidson is doing.
Since late January, Harley-Davidson has had a dedicated team monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation daily. We’re taking actions aligned with public authority guidance and adjusting processes and protocols to help keep our employees, dealers, riders and the community safe. As leaders within your Chapter, along with your dealer, you can determine what is right for your members. Here’s what we’ve done thus far to support employee health and business continuity:
Because our top priority is to help safeguard the health and wellbeing of our employees and customers, we may make temporary adjustments in how we connect. In some cases, face-to-face meetings may be shifted to video or phone conferencing for the time being.
Also, as you consider Chapter event plans, here’s how we are evaluating potential impacts to events:
Based on the rapidly evolving nature of the coronavirus situation, consider checking guidance daily prior to any planned events.
Where there are public interactions as per the government guidance, avoid direct contact. Greetings should move to a wave or an elbow bump.
As the situation progresses, we’ll share additional information about actions we’re taking and point you toward sources of information to help you make decisions for your Chapter.
In the meantime, we encourage you to stay close to information and recommendations shared by your local authorities, and see the public health information and prevention recommendations from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Johns Hopkins case tracking.
Welcome to Harley Owners Group Prairiethunder Chapter in Wichita, KS
H.O.G is the official riding club of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Prairiethunder H.O.G. chapter is a local group of hog members in Wichita, Kansas sponsored by Twister City Harley Davidson. We are dedicated to riding the best motorcycles in the world, Harley Davidson, and having a bunch of fun doing it. Our chapter is very active with events nearly every weekend. Our membership covers a very diverse demographic with men and women of all ages and walks of life. Our group rides are both near and far. Our group rides are open to guests so if you’re looking for a bunch of like minded people to ride your motorcycle with, please come out to one of our rides to learn more about our group. Chapter meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at Twister City Harley Davidson located at the junction of I-135 and 53rd street. The monthly chapter meetings are also open to guests.
Aside from chapter rides and meetings, Prairiethunder H.O.G. also participates in many local charities and non-profit events for the less fortunate in our community. We proudly participate in the “Wichita Toy Run” among other charitable fund raisers.
Please browse our website where you can find important information about the benefits of National H.O.G. membership as well as local chapter membership. Take a moment to view pictures from our recent chapter events, learn about our group riding practices. You can also find registration forms here to join our organization. We hope you’ll like what you see and will join us soon at a local event.
If you have more questions, please visit our Q and A page.
Until then, RIDE AND HAVE FUN!!!