Harley Owners Group Will Rendezvous In Adirondack This September


Harley-Davidson Riders to Enjoy Scenic and Serene New York Landscape

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (April 23, 2007) - Adirondack Park in New York will become the playground of hundreds of Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) members as they ride hard and rest easy during Adirondack Rendezvous, a mind-clearing trek through the scenic landscape of upstate New York September 3-6, 2007.

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.

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, ride along the shores of Lake Champlain and 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.

The road heads west on the second day for a stop at Iron Block Harley-Davidson in Adams Center. Through the course of this 320-mile ride the road 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.

Past Lake Champlain and beneath the Adirondack Mountains, the Lakes to Locks Passage waits to sweep participants south to Fort Ann and McDermott's Harley-Davidson. With steep granite outcroppings flanking fjord-like rivers, this land feels more like Norway than New York. 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.

Registration is open to all H.O.G. members beginning April 18. Event capacity is limited to 600 people. Cost is $175 plus $7 shipping and handling per person. To register for the H.O.G. Adirondack Rendezvous, members can visit www.members.hog.com or call 1-800-CLUBHOG.

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