Gail's Harley-Davidson®
5900 E. 150 Hwy
Grandview, MO 64030
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Phone: (816) 966-2222
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Fax: (816) 966-6571

Gail's Harley-Davidson® HOG Rides & Patches

American Heartland Ride Policy
The Mission Statement of HOG is to Ride and Have Fun. We want to encourage ALL American Heartland H.O.G. members to join in Chapter rides and events.  We would like for others to find out what we are about and one of the ways is to invite a guest on a ride. We can do so, but with a few guidelines.
  1. A guest Rider or a guest Passenger can come on a ride as a "guest" of another full member.
  2. There can only be one Guest rider or one guest Passenger per FULL member on a ride. In other words a member cannot invite several Passengers or a Riding guest on a single ride.
  3. The guest Rider or Passenger cannot earn a patch unless they are a National and Local American Heartland H.O.G. member.
  4. This should only be for a "couple of rides" to determine if they want to join.  After that we ask that they join.
  5. A Program Ride will only apply to one program which is at the Officers/Ride Leaders discretion.
  6. All American Heartland rides are Alcohol and Drug free.
 
H.O.G. Year Round Riding Qualifications
For we are proud to carry on the "Year Round Riders" patch. It will recognize the dedicated member's that ride all year in the given year. In order to qualify you must ride on (and be signed up on the roster of) of at least one American Heartland H.O.G. ride per month. Any official AH HOG ride will count towards the patch (Breakfast rides, Day Trippers, Road Hog, Road Warrior, Hooky rides, Ice Cream rides etc)
There are three different levels:
  • Gold - At least one ride in each of the 12 months
  • Silver - At least one ride in each of 11 months
  • Bronze - At least one ride in each of 10 months
If there is a month due to bad weather we cannot offer a chapter ride the requirements will diminish by one (1) month. There must be a minimum of two rides offered one of which on a Saturday or Sunday, to count that month towards the program.  Remember this is a riding program NOT a driving program. 
If you have questions please contact the H.O.G. office (816.966-2222) or email fatboy@feelthepower.com.
 
 
H.O.G. Fitness Challenge
Ok, so this isn't a ride, but it should be quite an adventure!  Number one rule of this challenge is that we need to work together to make it fun. Life is about fun,  and without it, this journey will not be successful.  The Challenge has 3 major parts. Weight loss, Exercise/Fitness and Health/Nutrition. 
  1. Weight loss Your weight will be recorded at the beginning of the challenge, and recorded monthly.  Combined with a series of measurements to determine fat loss, this counts for 25 % of the Grand Prize at the end of the contest.
  2. Exercise/Fitness We will be using a FITBIT corporate challenge program to track everyone's activity.  Fitbits are available at Best Buy and online at fitbit.com. The Fitbit ONE costs $99.99 plus tax. The Fitbit FORCE is $129.99 plus tax.  These are the only 2 models you can use in this challenge.  For every Fitbit purchased and registered for this challenge, Gail will put $20 into the grand prize jackpot.  Exercises will be performed to determine heart rate.  Points will be awarded for improvement.  There will be a walking club on saturday mornings and we will be organizing healthier fitness related rides.  Show up, earn points.  If you are not a HOG member or you do not ride, there will be Fitbit challenges that can be done in place of these rides.  We will have special speakers and events throughout the year. Show up, pay attention, and earn points.  It’s that easy! 
  3. Health/Nutrition For all the health screenings you have performed, you will receive points. These include but are not limited to the following: Cardio scans , Niro scans, Prostate checks, Mammograms, Health screenings etc.  Bring in proof of these screenings or have them done at dealership events and you will receive points.  Fitness and health will count for 75% of the Challenge.  This way its a fair and easy program to follow!
Prizes- There will be 12 small monthly prizes just to keep us motivated, and 4 quarterly prizes that will be a little more special.  We will also have  2 very special 6 month prizes to reward for a job well done, and 1 GRAND PRIZE to be announced.  Just know this will be worth your time. Our goal for 2014 is Health and Fitness, which will create happiness and joy all over the world.  Invite all your friends, co-workers, family members, fellow riders, and everyone everywhere to come out and be a part of what may be the biggest fitness and health challenge ever put on by a Harley Davidson Dealer!
What you need to do now-  Contact your doctor to make sure this challenge will work for you.  Make sure there are no health concerns that may interfere with your participation.  Remember this is supposed to be a good experience for all.  Come in to Gail’s Harley Davidson and sign up.
 
 
Dinner Drives/Rides
Because of the darkness and evening falling temperatures, from November 1st to the time change in the spring, our normal dinner rides will become Destination Dinner DRIVES (unless otherwise specified by the ride leader). A drive will not count toward our Year Around Riding Program, but it does count as a PARTICIPATION Ride. Always check the Swine Line (816-966-6530) and your email the day of the drive for up-to-minute information or changes. The destination will be available to you the day of the drive after 12 noon via both forms of communication. Your safety is the chapter's firts concern.
 
 
BBQ Rides
Hey all you BBQ nuts!! We are on a mission.. We are going to try to go to EVERY BBQ JOINT IN KC. To do this we need to get everyone involved! Here is how it works..
Everyone knows of some BBQ Restaurant that others may not know about. In Rogers office is a suggestion box.  Just drop the name and location of the restaurant in the box and at the Chapter meeting we will draw the name of where we go next. Once we have gone we will put the name and location on the list (some have multiple locations)  until we have gone to EVERY ONE OF THEM!!  This can be any type of Ride or Drive on any given day by any Road Captain so pay close attention to the swine line!  Remember.. KC is known for great BBQ!
Definition of KC for these purposes is
  1. North- Gladstone
  2. South- Harrisonville
  3. East – Oak Grove
  4. West - Olathe
Kansas City BBQ Challenge
         
Date Restauraunt name Location # attendees leader
11/10/2011 Sneeds BBQ Belton 9 matt
11/17/2011 BB's BBQ KC, MO 8 matt
12/1/2011 oklahoma Joes original 19 matt
12/15/2011 K & M BBQ springhill, KS 9 matt
12/18/2011 haywards bbq op,ks 29 matt
12/22/2011 Brobecks BBQ op,ks 10 matt
12/29/2011 little pig bbq Belton 28 roger
1/12/2012 RJ'S BBQ Mission,ks 4 matt
1/22/2012 rosedale bbq kansas city,ks 6 matt
2/9/2012 wyandotte bbq overland park, ks 7 matt
2/16/2012 smokin guns bbq north kansas city, mo 10 matt
2/23/2012 Bears smoke shack kansas city,mo 6 matt
3/1/2012 odens bbq belton, mo 16 matt
3/3/2012 johnies bbq shawnee mission,ks 12 roger
3/8/2012 The Rub BBQ olathe,ks 14 Matt
3/15/2012 hawg jaw fritz Riverside,mo 9 Matt
3/22/2012 smokehouse BBQ OP,KS 11 RIC
4/5/2012 dickies bbq opks 9 matt
4/12/2012 backfire bbq op,ks 6 RIC
4/26/2012 mc guires bbq olathe,ks 12 RIC
5/2/2012 rib crib independence,mo 12 matt
5/31/2012 papa bobs bonner springs,ks 9 matt
6/7/2012 the stack kansas city,mo 13 RIC
6/28/2012 zarda bbq lenexa,ks 13 matt
7/5/2012 jack stack bbq MARTIN CITY,MO 9 RIC
7/7/2012 PORKEYS LS,MO 14 RIC
7/26/2012 roscoes bbq edwardsville,ks 7 matt
8/2/2012 johnies bbq olathe,ks 5 larry
8/30/2012 oklahoma Joes overland park, ks 13 RIC
9/6/2012 Pork n' Pit Lee's Summit,MO 14 Matt
9/27/2012 Big T BBQ kansas city,mo 18 RIC
10/4/2012 WOODYARD BBQ kansas city,mo 5 MATT
10/18/2012 zarda bbq Blue Springs, MO 6 matt
10/25/2012 burnt ends bbq overland park, ks 8 RIC
11/2/2012 bandana's bbq independence,mo 19 matt
11/5/2012 bates city bbq Mission,ks 9 larry
11/6/2012 fueling station bbq Lee summit,mo 12 matt
11/29/2012 Gates BBQ independence,mo 9 matt
12/6/2012 famous daves bbq op,ks 16 RIC
12/20/2012 famous daves bbq legends kansas city,ks 3 larry
1/17/2013 jon russell bbq OP,KS 11 LARRY
1/31/2013 quicks bbq shawnee mission,ks 3 RIC
2/7/2013 HICKORY PIT BBQ LEES SUMMIT,MO 13 MATT
3/7/2013 Branding Iron BBQ Harrisonville,MO 17 MATT
3/21/2013 smokeys on the blvd op,ks 16 RIC
4/4/2013 smokin joes bbq olathe,ks 5 larry
5/16/2013 TNT bbq Pleasant hill,mo 12 MATT
6/6/2013 timber creek BBQ Louisburg,ks 7 RIC
7/18/2013 Harolds Freeman, MO 15 RIC
8/1/2013 bandana's bbq independence,mo   Alan
8/15/2013 johnies bbq Mission,ks 13 RIC
9/5/2013 Dickey's BBQ LEES SUMMIT,MO 9 Matt
10/3/2013 Plowboys BBQ Blue Springs, MO 9 matt
10/17/2013 The Pit bar & Grill Raymore, MO 10 RIC
 
 
 
 
Diners, Drive-ins & Dives on Route 66
How about joining Joe Kearns for the 1st planned run of a new patch ride?  The 66DDD rides.  We will depart Saturday April 20th from Gail’s at 8:30 AM, meet at 8:00.  We will be headed to the Will Roger’s Highway more notably called ROUTE 66 in Lebanon MO.  The idea is to go have lunch at Dowd’s Catfish and BBQ restaurant.  In addition we will stop at the Route 66 Museum, 915 South Jefferson, at the Lebanon-Laclede County Library as well as spin by the No 1 attraction in that area, Bennett Spring State Park for you state park hounds.
 
Rules to get the patch:
There will be 3 patch levels, to qualify you need to have a meal at a Diner, Drive in or Dive on a chapter 66DDD ride and it has to be in 5, 6 or all 8 states the mother road passes through.  These include:  Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.  Rides will be planned to accomplish this feat.  Day rides such as the above ride in Missouri, future rides are planned for Kansas Sept. 28th and Oklahoma Oct. 19th this year.  Texas 2 day ride April 6 and 7th is an approved ride for this patch.   It might take multiple consecutive years to earn the patch which will be allowed up to 3 years in total.  Depending on schedules Illinois and Texas are possible for 2014 and then a big adventure for lunch on Santa Monica Pier while picking up New Mexico and Arizona on the way in 2015.  New Mexico offers its own possibilities with Tucumcari in striking distance in one day.  In addition to the above it will be allowed to work on more than one patch at a time in conjunction with the 66DDD ride patch.  For example, Discover America and the most western states in the 66DDD categories’ can be achieved on the same ride. A 2 day 500 miler can also be coupled with the 66DDD patch requirements like to Texas or New Mexico for example. The ever popular Balloon Fiesta Ride is another good example.  You just need to get 5, 6 or ALL 8 states and dine on Route 66 in each state in a 3 year period.  You want to ride?  Let’s get some kicks on Route 66 triple DDD style.  http://route66news.com/restaurants-on-route-66-3/ has a list of restaurants on Route 66. 
 
 
Discover America Patch Ride
The purpose of this program is to encourage riding, safety and fellowship with other Harley-Davidson enthusiasts. The program is focused on Multi-Day rides that are designed for the long distance rider whose desire is to discover America.
To qualify for the Discover America Patch a rider must complete a qualifying Discover America HOG chapter ride. All rides must be approved at an officers meeting two months prior to the ride to allow for proper promotion.  These rides must be open to all chapter members and promoted either through the Swine Line (816-966-6530), The Heartbeat, a chapter e-mail or announced at a chapter meeting before the ride. 
 Description of a Discover America Ride
  1. A minimum of 2,500 round trip Harley-Davidson pleasure riding miles.
  2.  A minimum of seven (7) consecutive days.
  3.  American Heartland HOG sponsored ride lead by a current officer.
 
Day Tripper Patch
The purpose of this program is to encourage riding, safety and fellowship with other American Heartland H.O.G. Members. The program is focused on SINGLE day rides beginning at Gails that allow all members to take road trips when limited time is available. "This program will run from January 1 through December 31st of each calendar year."
 
Rules to get the patch:
  1. A minimum of 150 miles with NO maximum mileage.  The ride must leave and return on the same day safely.
  2. You must participate in FOUR Day Tripper Rides during the current calendar year.
  3. Passengers who are a National member may participate with the same qualifications.
  4. You must be a Full or Associate American Heartland member before leaving on the ride to qualify for the patch.
  5. The ride must have a physical point of interest (not just a meal).
 
Ice Cream Rides
Starting January 1st of 2012, we're breaking out the ice cream scoops.  Note the scoop under the patch below.  Once you qualify (4 chapter rides) and received your initial patch you can begin working towards the coveted "SCOOP" patch each year afterwards.
To qualify for the "SCOOP" you will need to ride on six (6) chapter ice cream qualifying rides.  There will be ample chapter rides to qualify from January to December.  It works much the same way as the Frozen Bun or Hot Sticky Bun patch rides.
Sherri Jones will keep the ride records if you have any question.  Each January the slate is wiped clean and you will start over for that year.  Right now we are planning two rides each month so you will have plenty of opportunities to earn the patch or the scoop.  You cannot qualify for both in the same year.
 
 
2014 - 2016 Individual Challenge
Four Corners of Missouri Or Four Corners of Kansas
As always, should you or any of your Hog friends get a speeding ticket or a citation for doing an illegal U-turn; the HOG Office will disavow any knowledge of your actions. Good luck, fellow Hog and Hogget’s. This challenge must be completed in a maximum of 5 consective days.  Now what does Rockport, Alexandria, Steele, and South West City all have in common with Reserve, St. Francis, Elkhart, and Baxter Springs all have in common?  Well they are located in the four corners of either Missouri or Kansas and have at least two gas stations in case happens to be closed.  Your challenge is to visit each of these towns and bring back to the H.O.G. Office, as proof, a gas receipt.  Make sure the receipt shows the date, time and city.  That will be the proof that you visited each city within the maximum of five consecutive days.  This will be a three year program starting January 1st 2014 and ending December 31st 2016.  You can do each state separately over the three years.  A special patch will be awarded to those H.O.G. members who do each state separately within the three years.
 
 
Individual Mileage Program
"This program will run from January 1 through December 31st of each calendar year."
     Because American Heartland H.O.G. is a "Family of Riders", we are including in our programs an individual mileage program.  This is in no way to take away or replace the mileage program from Harley-Davidson.  We encourage you to participate in that program as well by contacting your local dealership.
      For American Heartland, this is a yearly program where the mileage you accumulate between May 1st and May 31st of the following year will count towards your total.  Even though the actual charter of American Heartland is from March to March, we feel that running this program through a later month is beneficial to your riding enjoyment.
     Now here's how it works.  First of all your beginning mileage must be documented by having a current American Heartland officer sign the back of your local membership card with your mileage and the date at that time.  It becomes your responsibility to keep track of your card throughout the year keeping it when you renew your local membership.  Anytime during the following month of May, a Chapter Officer must document your ending mileage on your old card then that officer will record your ending mileage as the beginning mileage on your new membership card.  The officer will keep your old card and turn it in to the Chapter mileage coordinator.
     If you trade scoots during the year, you must document the ending mileage of the trade-in and the beginning mileage of the new purchase.  This can be done from the paper work when you trade at Gail's Harley-Davidson/Buell.  If you sell your scoot to an individual, you must have an officer again document the ending mileage.  The Fly & Ride program through H-D can be counted towards your total if you furnish an officer with proof of your miles traveled while participating.  (AIR MILEAGE NOT COUNTED)  If you have more than one scoot, each one must be documented separately.
       Remember that your ending mileage can be turned in anytime during the month of May with May 31st as the absolute final date.  Your ending mileage will be the starting mileage for the following year.  Recognition will be awarded to all those who participate with a special patch and rocker for the rider going over 10,000 miles.  Qualifying passengers may also participate and receive the 10,000+ patch.
In 2010 we decided to add recognition to those who attain a minimum mileage of 5,000 per year but less than 10,000 miles.  This will have the same qualifications as the original program with the exception to the design of the mileage bar.  We have decided this is the best way to not take away from the original program.  Plans are to have the bar colors reversed, silver on black, but the shield will remain the same.
 
 
Road Hog Program
"This program will run from January 1 through December 31st of each calendar year."
The purpose of this program is to encourage riding, safety and fellowship with from or replace any programs National Harley-Davidson promotes or encourages.  You can find further information on National programs online at www.HOG.com or you can stop by Customer Services at Gail’s Harley-Davidson.
The Road Hog program is based upon a minimum of four 250-mile per day rides. This program runs on a calendar year basis.  All rides must be approved at an officers’ meeting prior to the ride.  These rides must be open to all chapter members and promoted either through the Swine Line (816-966-6530), The Heartbeat, a chapter e-mail or announced at a chapter meeting before the ride.  Throughout the year, there will be ample rides planned to ensure your chances to participate.
  1. A minimum of 250 Harley-Davidson pleasure riding miles per day.
  2. On a multi-day ride, involving riding 250 miles or more on two or more days, the ride will count as a maximum of 2-Road Hog qualifiers towards the four that is required for the patch. 
  3. You must participate in FOUR 250-mile per day rides in the program year.
  4. The member rider will be awarded a patch and bar the first year of participation.
  5. Each subsequent year, the rider will be awarded a YEAR BAR in the color that coordinates with the program for which they qualified.
  6. The patch and bar will also be available for passengers who are a National and Local member upon their completion of the program.
  7. An Officer/Road Captain will keep track of those attending the qualifying ride and report it to the Mileage Coordinator.
Road Hog qualifying rides are separate from Road Warrior qualifying rides.
 
 
Road Warrior Program
("This program will run from January 1 through December 31st of each calendar year.")
The purpose of this program is to encourage riding, safety and fellowship with other Harley-Davidson enthusiasts.  The program is in no way to take away from or replace any programs National Harley-Davidson promotes or encourages.  You can find further information on National programs online at www.HOG.com or you can stop by Customer Services at Gail's Harley-Davidson/Buell.
The Road Warrior program is based upon a 3-day minimum road trip with a minimum of two 500-mile days within the same trip.  To become a Road Warrior, you must attend one of the chapter's pre-approved minimum three-day adventures.  This ride must have a minimum of two 500-mile days.  A participant must travel with the chapter on both of these days. This program will run on a calendar year basis.  All rides must be approved at an officers' meeting prior to the ride.  These rides must be open to all chapter members and promoted either through the Swine Line (816-966-6530), The Heartbeat, a chapter e-mail or announced at a chapter meeting before the ride.  Throughout the year, there will be ample rides planned to ensure your chances to participate.
  1. The program is based upon a minimum of a three day trip.
  2. A minimum of two 500 miles days within the same trip..
  3. You must participate in BOTH 500-mile days within the same 3-day trip within the program year.
  4. The member rider will be awarded a patch and bar the first year of participation.
  5. Each subsequent year, the rider will be awarded a YEAR BAR.  The patch and bar will also be available for the passenger upon their completion of the program.  They must also be a National & Local member.
  6. An Officer/Road Captain will keep track of those attending the qualifying ride and report it to the Mileage Coordinator.

Road Ranger Program
The purpose of this program is to encourage riding, safety and fellowship with other Harley-Davidson enthusiasts.  The program is in no way to take away from or replace any programs National Harley-Davidson promotes or encourages.  You can find further information on National programs online at www.members.hog.com or you can stop by Customer Services at Gail's Harley-Davidson.
 
The Road Ranger program is a one-time patch earned by riding on at least one EACH of the 5 American Heartland HOG’s patch program rides.  The 5 type of rides that are in this program are:
  1. Road Hog – A ride of 250 miles or more.
  2. Road Warrior – A ride of two 500 mile or more days over any number of days greater than 2.
  3. Daytripper – A ride of 150 miles or more with a point of interest in only one day.
  4. 1 Nighter – A ride of two 500 mile or more days with only 1 overnight stay.
  5. Ice Cream – An official Ice Cream ride put on by the Chapter.
To qualify for the patch, a member will have completed 1 ride of each of the 5 listed ride types. This is an achievement patch with no subsequent rockers for years of ride levels awarded. It signifies the accomplishment of riding on a wide variety of rides from the shorter Ice Cream to the challenging 1 Nighter.  It may be earned any time after the beginning of the program on 5/15/2013.
 
All rides must be approved at an officers' meeting prior to the ride.  These rides must be open to all chapter members and promoted either through the Swine Line (816-966-6530), The Heartbeat, a chapter e-mail or announced at a chapter meeting before the ride.
 
 
The 1-Nighter Program
The 1-Nighter program is based upon a ride that is a maximum of 1 overnight stay with 2 days of at least 500 miles per day.  This program will run throughout the calendar year.  All rides must be approved at an officers meeting prior to the ride.  These rides must be open to all chapter members and promoted either through the Swine Line (816.966-6530), The Heartbeat, a chapter e-mail or announced at a chapter meeting before the ride.  Throughout the year there will be ample rides planned to ensure your chances to participate.
  1. A maximum of one (1) overnight stay resulting in two (2) consecutive riding days.
  2. The minimum daily mileage for each day is 500 miles.
  3. You must leave and return with the group each day
  4. The patch will only be awarded to FULL or ASSOCIATE local members before leaving on the ride.
  5. You must be a National member to be a Local member
  6. Only one (1) of these rides within the calendar year will qualify for the patch
  7. Each subsequent year the rider will be awarded a year bar.
  8. The patch and bar will also be available for the passenger upon their completion of the program
  9. An Officer/Road Captain will keep track of those participating in the qualifying ride and report it to the Mileage Coordinator.
 
Yearly Participation Award
(This is probably the fun-est award to participate in.) 
Each time you attend an American Heartland H.O.G. ride or event you name will be added to the book of "Black & Orange Fun".  Now you do have some responsibilities….
  1. You must attend a minimum of 50 H.O.G. rides, H.O.G. events, or a combination there of in 2013.
  2. You must be a Full or Associate National & Local H.O.G. member.
  3. You must sign in LEGIBLY (we prefer PRINTING).
  4. You must show both CURRENT membership cards at the time of sign-N.
  5. If it is a ride……you must leave with the group.
And lastly…..You must wear a SMILE at all times.
 
 
Far From Ordinary
Everyone knows how fast Gail tears down the drag strip, but did you know the American Heartland H.O.G. Chapter was the fastest growing H.O.G. chapter ever? We knew something big was happening when 240 attended the very first meeting in 2003. To date, nearly 2,000 riders are registered American Heartland members.  The mission of H.O.G. is to ride and have fun, and we certainly do both! We love to ride - from 30-minute dinner rides to 9-day 4,000-mile rides across the country and into Canada. And we love to have fun during our rides, at meeting and while volunteering at many of Gail's Harley-Davidson sponsored rides and events. We all feel very much a part of the Gail's family of riders.  Be sure to stop in the dealership and meet Chapter Director Roger Fleener.  Come and join us!!
 
Call the Swine Line - 816-966-6530 for updates on rides and activities.
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