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.

Year Round Riding Qualifications

We are proud to carry on the "Year Round Rider" patch. It will recognize the dedicated members that ride all year in the given year. In order to qualify you must ride on (and be signed up on the roster) 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 robert@feelthepower.com

 
American Heartland Guest Rider Policy
The Mission Statement of HOG is to Ride our Harley-Davidson Motorcycles 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.
·       A guest Rider or a guest Passenger can come on a ride as a "guest" of another full member.
·       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 guests on a single ride.
·       The guest Rider or Passenger cannot earn a patch unless they are a National and Local American Heartland H.O.G. member.
·       This should only be for a "couple of rides" to determine if they want to join.  After that we ask that they join.
·       All American Heartland rides are Alcohol and Drug free.
 

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 Round 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 first concern.



66 Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – 66 DDD

This ride program hits the Mother Road, Route 66 and all that it has to offer including great destinations, incredible sights and good old fashioned eats. We will periodically plan rides to each of the states that Route 66 travels through with food stops at a Diner, Drive-in or Dive.  

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 do this 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.  It could take multiple years to earn the patch.  Members may work on more than one patch at a time in conjunction with the 66DDD ride patch.  For example, a Discover America riding through the most western states in the 66DDD categories may 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. 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

To qualify for the Discover America Patch a rider must complete a qualifying Discover America HOG chapter ride. The description of a Discover America Ride is

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.


 
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

To qualify for the Discover America Patch a rider must complete a qualifying Discover America HOG chapter ride. The description of a Discover America Ride is


  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 Gail’s that allow all members to take road trips when limited time is available. The description of a Day Tripper Ride is

1.      1. A minimum of 150 miles with NO maximum mileage.  The ride must leave and return on the same day safely.

2.      2. You must participate in FOUR Day Tripper Rides during the current calendar year.

3.      3. Passengers who are a National member may participate with the same qualifications.

4.     4.  You must be a Full or Associate American Heartland member before leaving on the ride to qualify for the patch.

5.      5. The ride must have a physical point of interest (not just a meal).

Ice Cream Rides

An Ice Cream ride is simply a chapter ride to a destination to get ice cream treats. To qualify for the patch you must participate in 6 ice cream rides in one calendar year. You can qualify for a year rocker by participating in 6 ice creams rides in the years after qualifying for the initial patch.

Each January the slate is wiped clean and you will start over for that year.  You cannot qualify for both in the same year.


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 consecutive days.  Now what does Rockport, Alexandria, Steele, and South West City all have in common with Reserve, St. Francis, Elkhart, and Baxter Springs?  Well they are located in the four corners of either Missouri or Kansas and have at least two gas stations in case one 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.  A special patch will be awarded to those H.O.G. members who do each state.

Individual Mileage Program

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 the national Harley Owners Group. We encourage you to participate in that program as well by contacting the HOG Office.

 

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.

 

 

Road Hog Program

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

6.      The patch and bar will also be available for passengers who are a National and Local member upon their completion of the program.

Road Warrior Program

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 and Local member.

 

Road Ranger Program

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 at any time.

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

 

Cruise Rides

A cruise is simply a ride for any reason to any place or thing. Miles must be no more than 50 miles either round trip or 1 way. Preferably around 30 miles total.

 

1.      You must ride on at least 6 of these to earn a patch.

2.      You must ride at least 6 to earn a rocker the following years.

3.      You must leave with the group and finish the ride with the group to count the ride.

 

Hooky Rides

A Hooky ride is simply a ride for any reason to any place or point of interest that takes place on a weekday. For patch purposes an official Hooky ride must be more than 50 miles round trip.

 

1.      You must ride on at least 10 of these to earn a patch.

2.      You must ride at least 10 to earn a rocker the following years.

3.      You must leave with the group and finish the ride with the group to count the ride.

 

Sportster / Street Rides

A Sportster/Street ride is simply a ride for any reason to any place or point of interest for members that ride the Sportster or Street model Harley-Davidson motorcycles. 

 

1.      You must ride on at least 3 of these to earn a patch.

2.      You must ride at least 3 to earn a rocker the following years.

3.      You must leave with the group and finish the ride with the group to count the ride.

 

Frozen Bun / Hot Stick Bun

Each year in the winter we ride in memory of the coldest day every recorded in the state of Missouri and again in the summer for the hottest day. You earn our famous Frozen Bun / Hot Sticky Bun patch and year rockers for each ride you participate on. The year rockers are blue for the Frozen Bun and red for the Hot Sticky Bun.

 

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 Robert Bartow.  Come and join us!!

 

Call the Swine Line - 816-966-6530 for updates on rides and activities.

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