HARLEY OWNERS GROUP MEMBERS READY TO RENDEZVOUS IN ADIRONDACKSHarley-Davidson Riders to Enjoy Scenic and Serene New York Landscape
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (August 30, 2007) - Adirondack Park in New York is set to welcome hundreds of Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) members September 3-6, 2007 as they ride hard and rest easy during Adirondack Rendezvous, a mind-clearing trek through the scenic landscape of upstate New York.
The rally site, and gateway to the six-million acres of "forever wild" Adirondack Park, is Lake Placid. Although known around the world as the host for the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, it is soon to be known among H.O.G. members as the perfect place to unwind after exploring the maze of tree lined roads through the Adirondack Mountains.
Participants will ride into the northern reaches of the park on a 115-mile journey to North End Harley-Davidson in Plattsburgh. Riding through Wilmington Notch, the road squeezes between the AuSable River and a 2,000-foot cliff. The twisty mountain road continues past Whiteface Mountain, displaying a spectacular natural skyline. Heading north from Keesville, the ride winds along the shores of Lake Champlain and riders can take in the surrounding Adirondack vistas. From Plattsburgh, the mountains meet the river as the road winds through the Alder Brook Mountains along the Saranac River back to Lake Placid.
Heading west on day two, this 320-mile loop travels over four different scenic byways: the Adirondack Trail, the Central Adirondack Trail, the Black River Trail and the Olympic Trail, with landscapes as varied as the motorcycles traversing them. Historic, picturesque small towns along the route will entice riders to dismount and explore en route to Iron Block Harley-Davidson in Adams Center.
Past Lake Champlain and beneath the Adirondack Mountains, the Lakes to Locks Passage will sweep participants south to Fort Ann and McDermott's Harley-Davidson on day three. With steep granite outcroppings flanking fjord-like rivers, this land feels more like Norway than New York. Members will trace the AuSable Chasm through Elizabethtown and Port Henry before rejoining the Adirondack Trail in Glens Falls. The Adirondack Trail heads north to Blue Mountain Lake where the Adirondack Museum offers the opportunity to learn about the history of the area. Head back to Lake Placid via Tupper Lake and the Adirondack Trail, a gentle, winding road through the mountains.
Founded in 1983, the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) is the official riding club of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. H.O.G. currently has more than 1 million members and more than 1,400 chapters worldwide, making it the largest factory-sponsored motorcycle organization in the world. H.O.G. rallies are held around the globe to celebrate Harley-Davidson motorcycle riding.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.