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Donations and/or Swap Meeting This Saturday at Tampa HD

Hello all!  We know this Saturday is our pancake breakfast and the Grill and Chill, But also, Tampa HD is resuming the bike washes and there will be a vendor village as well.  Come spend the day and bring donations the chapter can sell or maybe even an impromptu swap meet!

Ride Safe!  Denise

Weekly Wrapper – 02/15/2016

Hello All!

Calling All Volunteers!   This Saturday is our monthly pancake breakfast. Now that the Chapter volunteer patch can be earned with six volunteer events, this is a great time to participate with your fellow chapter members and earn credit towards this custom patch.  If you are interested, contact our Actives Director, Jerry Umland at packerbkr@hotmail.com or 813.892.2835 at which time Jerry will fill you in with all of the details, etc.

Also, if you plan on participating in our first bowling night (2/24), RSVP to Jerry is required by 2/23 to ensure we have the lanes reserved.  Also, my prior communications were confusing on the costs. The rate is just $7.00 for two hours of bowling which includes shoes and a ball. Arrival time direct to the Bowling Alley should be no later than 7 pm. For those not interested in bowling, food is available and cheering for the bowlers is welcome. Again, for those interested they should contact Jerry at the above email or they can call me at 813.892.2835.

Please go to News and Events/Calendar on our home page for more information of the upcoming chapter events.
Ride Safe!  Denise

 

 

Weekly Wrapper – 02/08/2016

Hello all!

There are a lot of exciting events and rides coming up.  Congratulations to our newest Road Captain, Russell Myers!  Jeannie Del Greco is very close to getting her patch as well.

We are introducing a new function.  Every quarter we will be hosting a night of bowling and games at the Royal Lanes.  Our first time will be Wednesday, February 24th.  Jerry has negotiated rates for $7/pp/per hour. Join us for bowling, socializing or games.  We will have two lanes for up to eight bowlers.  Let Jerry Umland (813.892.2835 or packerbkr@hotmail.com) know if you wish to bowl- the rate covers rental of a ball, shoes and the lanes for two hours or three games.  There is food and drink available as well.

New referral program – when a Cigar City Chapter member refers a customer to Tampa HD and they buy a bike, the referring member will receive a scratch-off ticket worth $50-$250 in a HD gift card.

Ride Safe!  Denise

 

Weekly Wrapper – 01/25/2016

Hello all.

Congratulations to Richard “Richie” Nelemans, our new Tampa HD General Manager!

Last week to renew your 2016 chapter dues!  If you have not already done so, please complete the attached form and send it with $24 for each member to Orfita Umland, 18837 Maisons Dr. Lutz, FL  33558.  Checks shall be made payable to Cigar City Chapter.  All renewals are to be in place by January 31st for uninterrupted delivery of the Weekly Wrapper and access to Facebook and Twitter information.  Don’t delay.

social-flickr-button-iconCheck out the flickr link from our site to see new photos as Ed continues to add more!  Feel free to send him your photos of Chapter events to edhogphotos@yahoo.com.

Sep 22 @ 11:00 PM – Sep 23 @ 1:00 AM Three Coins Diner
CRUSHER’S MOONLIGHT MADNESS!!! Who doesn’t like a big ole breakfast in the wee hours of the morning??  Join Crusher as he leads a band of hearty riders on a ‘Moonlight’ ride!  Too hot for you … Continue reading "Ride: Crusher’s Moonlight Madness"
Sep 23 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Charlies Fish House
Mike’s Monthly Mystery Tour Closed (most rides are closed) Meet @ 9:00:00 AM KSU @ 9:15:00 AM End @ 12:00:00 PM Loop (ride ends when all have returned to starting location) City, Country 2 Lane, … Continue reading "Ride: Mike’s Monthly Mystery Tour Ride"
Sep 24 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Tampa Harley Davidson
Join the team at Tampa Harley Davidson for a tailgate party and viewing of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Minnesota Vikings. The game will be shown on a 16′ outdoor screen. There will be … Continue reading "Dealer Event – Bucs Tailgate Party"
Sep 29 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tampa HD
Join us under tiki hut for food, drinks and fun.  This is a community event, you do NOT have to be a HD rider to participate. This monthly event is sponsored by Tampa HD.
Sep 30 @ 10:30 PM – 2:00 PM Ybor City Health and Rehabilitation Center
Please join the Ladies of Harley for a two part ride – 1st visit residents at Ybor City Health and Rehabilitation Center then proceed to lunch. Meet between 10 and 10:30 at Tampa Harley. Kickstands … Continue reading "LOH Ride – Ybor City Health and Rehab Center"
Oct 5 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Tampa HD Meeting room upstairs
Oct 7 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tampa HD
Whether you are new to Harley or getting back involved, please attend the new owner orientation for a tour of the features of your Tampa HD, meet your local Harley representatives, learn about our Chapter … Continue reading "Meeting – New Owner Orientation"
Oct 12 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mission BBQ
Join the Ladies of Harley for our monthly meeting/social the second Thursday of every month. This month is at Mission BBQ.  Mission salutes those who have/did serve.
Oct 14 @ 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Tampa HD
The CMA Chapter #349 will be holding a free pancake breakfast every 2nd Saturday at Tampa HD.  Please see the attached flyer for more information. 2016-pancake-breakfast-hd-flier-draft-v2-1      
Oct 14 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tampa Harley Davidson - Tiki Hut
The Cigar City Chapter Meeting starts at 10:00 am but come early and socialize. NOTE THE MEETING IS NOW ON THE SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH.
Oct 14 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
PICKUP RIDE Ready to roll after the chapter meeting? Join Road Captain Mike LaVoy as he leads a Pickup Ride to the destination of group choice. Leaving from THD after the Chapter Meeting KSU @ … Continue reading "Ride: Post Chapter Meeting Pickup Ride w/ Mike Lavoy"
Oct 21 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Tampa HD
Join us for our monthly guest appreciation event featuring a vendor fair, bike washes, food,and rockin’ music.
Oct 27 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tampa HD
Join us under tiki hut for food, drinks and fun.  This is a community event, you do NOT have to be a HD rider to participate. This monthly event is sponsored by Tampa HD.
Nov 2 – Nov 5 all-day Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach
Crusher’s Incredible South East Rally Adventure 4 Day Ride to/from South East Regional H.O.G. Rally in Pensacola Status: Closed (most rides are closed) Event dates: Thursday, 11/2/2017 thru Sunday, 11/5/2017 Meeting time: 7:45am on Thursday, … Continue reading "Ride: Crusher’s Incredible South East Rally Adventure"
Nov 2 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Tampa HD Meeting room upstairs
Nov 4 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tampa HD
Whether you are new to Harley or getting back involved, please attend the new owner orientation for a tour of the features of your Tampa HD, meet your local Harley representatives, learn about our Chapter … Continue reading "Meeting – New Owner Orientation"
Nov 9 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mission BBQ
Join the Ladies of Harley for our monthly meeting/social the second Thursday of every month. This month is at Mission BBQ.  Mission salutes those who have/did serve.
Nov 11 @ 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Tampa HD
The CMA Chapter #349 will be holding a free pancake breakfast every 2nd Saturday at Tampa HD.  Please see the attached flyer for more information. 2016-pancake-breakfast-hd-flier-draft-v2-1      
Nov 11 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tampa Harley Davidson - Tiki Hut
The Cigar City Chapter Meeting starts at 10:00 am but come early and socialize. NOTE THE MEETING IS NOW ON THE SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH.
Nov 18 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Tampa HD
Join us for our monthly guest appreciation event featuring a vendor fair, bike washes, food,and rockin’ music.
Nov 24 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tampa HD
Join us under tiki hut for food, drinks and fun.  This is a community event, you do NOT have to be a HD rider to participate. This monthly event is sponsored by Tampa HD.
Dec 2 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tampa HD
Whether you are new to Harley or getting back involved, please attend the new owner orientation for a tour of the features of your Tampa HD, meet your local Harley representatives, learn about our Chapter … Continue reading "Meeting – New Owner Orientation"
Dec 9 @ 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Tampa HD
The CMA Chapter #349 will be holding a free pancake breakfast every 2nd Saturday at Tampa HD.  Please see the attached flyer for more information. 2016-pancake-breakfast-hd-flier-draft-v2-1      
Dec 9 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tampa Harley Davidson - Tiki Hut
The Cigar City Chapter Meeting starts at 10:00 am but come early and socialize. NOTE THE MEETING IS NOW ON THE SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH.
Dec 9 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Tampa Harley Davidson
Join the Ladies of Harley and bring your best chili for our annual cook off. All proceeds will go to our local BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) Chapter.  
Dec 14 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mission BBQ
Join the Ladies of Harley for our monthly meeting/social the second Thursday of every month. This month is at Mission BBQ.  Mission salutes those who have/did serve.
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Tampa HD
Join us for our monthly guest appreciation event featuring a vendor fair, bike washes, food,and rockin’ music.
Dec 29 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tampa HD
Join us under tiki hut for food, drinks and fun.  This is a community event, you do NOT have to be a HD rider to participate. This monthly event is sponsored by Tampa HD.
Jan 4 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Tampa HD Meeting room upstairs

 

Safety First – Riding Gear

Each rider and passenger should ride with the appropriate gear. It may be hot in Florida but shorts, sandals, and a t-shirt are not going to protect you when you’re skidding down the street. Almost all of us are victims of peer pressure and accepting the “Harley Lifestyle” – black leather, t-shirts (especially those dealer Ts), tough guy/gal persona. But the reality is our bodies were not designed to be moving at any speed and grind to a halt by hitting an immovable object or sliding down the street.

Helmet

While Florida does not require riders to wear a helmet ALL HOG Chapter riders are required to. Your helmet should be DOT compliant, fit snugly and have no obvious defects. There’s a reason these are often referred to as “brain buckets” or “skid lids”. In addition to the obvious head protection a good helmet will also reduce wind noise and reduce rider fatigue.

MSF publications alert us to:
Most crashes happen on short trips (less than five miles long), just a few minutes after starting out.
Most riders are riding slower than 30 mph when a crash occurs. At these speeds, helmets can cut both the number and the severity of head injuries by half.

In the month of Dec I saw 2 riders drop their bikes in a parking lot. In both cases they hit their heads as they rolled off their bike. The one who hit the pavement the hardest was wearing a helmet and was able to shake off the fall quickly. The other one was not able to recover quickly and had scratches deep enough to bleed.

Eye and Face Protection

A windshield is not considered a viable alternative to eye and face protection worn directly on your head. Dust, debris, insects, pebbles, etc., can all travel up and over a windshield and strike a rider in the face. In most cases eyeglasses are not designed to protect eyes from wind and debris and may blow off while riding. If you wear eyeglasses consider goggles, a face shield, or a full face helmet as well. You can’t ride if you can’t see!

Clothing (some this text is sourced directly from the MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual)

The right clothing protects you in a collision. It also provides comfort, as well as protection from heat, cold, debris and hot and moving parts of the motorcycle. It can also make you more visible to others.

Jacket and pants should cover arms and legs completely. They should fit snugly enough to keep from flapping in the wind, yet loosely enough to move freely. Leather offers the most protection. Sturdy synthetic material provides a lot of protection as well. Wear a jacket even in warm weather to prevent dehydration. Many are designed to protect without getting you overheated, even on summer days. Some riders choose jackets and pants with rigid “body armor” inserts in critical areas for additional protection.

Boots or shoes should be high and sturdy enough to cover your ankles and give them support. Soles should be made of hard, durable, slip-resistant material. Keep heels short so they do not catch on rough surfaces. Tuck in laces so they won’t catch on your motorcycle.

Gloves allow a better grip and help protect your hands in a crash. Your gloves should be made of leather or similar durable material.

Hearing protection reduces noise while allowing you to hear important sounds such as car horns or sirens. Long term exposure to engine and wind noise can cause permanent hearing damage even if you wear a full face helmet. Whether you choose disposable foam plugs or reusable custom molded devices, be sure you adhere to state laws regarding hearing protection

Rain gear can make the difference between a miserable wet ride or an tolerable wet ride. Let’s face it, we may be in the Sunshine State but we can pour on the liquid sunshine. I have never met a rider who preferred rain to sunshine but a quality rain suit, designed for motorcycle riding, can make a huge difference.

High visibility gear can improve the odds of being seen. Most motorcycle gear will have some degree of reflective material. Consider adding a reflective vest, at least when night riding. Every little bit helps.

Ride Safe, ride often.

Reference materials from The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF):
http://www.msf-usa.org/downloads/mom_v16_color_hi_res.pdf
http://www.msf-usa.org/downloads/Street_Motorcycle_Tips.pdf
http://www.msf-usa.org/downloads/T-CLOCS_Inspection_Checklist.pdf

Weekly Wrapper – 01/18/2016

Hello all –

There is still time to renew your chapter membership for 2016.  Please complete the attached form and send it with $24 for each member to Orfita Umland, 18837 Maisons Dr. Lutz, FL  33558.  Checks shall be made payable to Cigar City Chapter.

Our chapter photographer, Ed Rivera, has established an email address, edhogphotos@yahoo.com.  Please send Ed photos taken at different chapter events and he will review and post on FLICKR.

Don’t forget to email me authorization and your phone and email address if you wish to participate in our optional member contact directory.

Ride safe!  Denise

Weekly Wrapper – 01/11/2016

Hello all.  Please find below our upcoming events, straight from our new and improved and soon to be public website!  Just a few other notes for you:

  • Please see the annual chapter membership enrollment form attached.  Remember, this needs to be renewed every year by January 31st.  Please send your completed form and $24 for each member to our Membership Director, Orfita Umland, at 18837 Maisons Dr. Lutz, FL  33558  Please make your checks payable to Cigar City Chapter.
  • Thank you Frank!  The rider hot line is back up and operational.  813.966.4838.
  • If you wish to participate in our optional member contact directory, just send me your contact information with an authorization via email  I will distribute the list periodically.

Ride safe!  Denise

Sep 22 @ 11:00 PM – Sep 23 @ 1:00 AM Three Coins Diner
CRUSHER’S MOONLIGHT MADNESS!!! Who doesn’t like a big ole breakfast in the wee hours of the morning??  Join Crusher as he leads a band of hearty riders on a ‘Moonlight’ ride!  Too hot for you … Continue reading "Ride: Crusher’s Moonlight Madness"
Sep 23 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Charlies Fish House
Mike’s Monthly Mystery Tour Closed (most rides are closed) Meet @ 9:00:00 AM KSU @ 9:15:00 AM End @ 12:00:00 PM Loop (ride ends when all have returned to starting location) City, Country 2 Lane, … Continue reading "Ride: Mike’s Monthly Mystery Tour Ride"
Sep 24 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Tampa Harley Davidson
Join the team at Tampa Harley Davidson for a tailgate party and viewing of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Minnesota Vikings. The game will be shown on a 16′ outdoor screen. There will be … Continue reading "Dealer Event – Bucs Tailgate Party"
Sep 29 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tampa HD
Join us under tiki hut for food, drinks and fun.  This is a community event, you do NOT have to be a HD rider to participate. This monthly event is sponsored by Tampa HD.
Sep 30 @ 10:30 PM – 2:00 PM Ybor City Health and Rehabilitation Center
Please join the Ladies of Harley for a two part ride – 1st visit residents at Ybor City Health and Rehabilitation Center then proceed to lunch. Meet between 10 and 10:30 at Tampa Harley. Kickstands … Continue reading "LOH Ride – Ybor City Health and Rehab Center"
Oct 5 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Tampa HD Meeting room upstairs
Oct 7 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tampa HD
Whether you are new to Harley or getting back involved, please attend the new owner orientation for a tour of the features of your Tampa HD, meet your local Harley representatives, learn about our Chapter … Continue reading "Meeting – New Owner Orientation"
Oct 12 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mission BBQ
Join the Ladies of Harley for our monthly meeting/social the second Thursday of every month. This month is at Mission BBQ.  Mission salutes those who have/did serve.
Oct 14 @ 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Tampa HD
The CMA Chapter #349 will be holding a free pancake breakfast every 2nd Saturday at Tampa HD.  Please see the attached flyer for more information. 2016-pancake-breakfast-hd-flier-draft-v2-1      
Oct 14 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tampa Harley Davidson - Tiki Hut
The Cigar City Chapter Meeting starts at 10:00 am but come early and socialize. NOTE THE MEETING IS NOW ON THE SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH.
Oct 14 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
PICKUP RIDE Ready to roll after the chapter meeting? Join Road Captain Mike LaVoy as he leads a Pickup Ride to the destination of group choice. Leaving from THD after the Chapter Meeting KSU @ … Continue reading "Ride: Post Chapter Meeting Pickup Ride w/ Mike Lavoy"
Oct 21 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Tampa HD
Join us for our monthly guest appreciation event featuring a vendor fair, bike washes, food,and rockin’ music.
Oct 27 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tampa HD
Join us under tiki hut for food, drinks and fun.  This is a community event, you do NOT have to be a HD rider to participate. This monthly event is sponsored by Tampa HD.
Nov 2 – Nov 5 all-day Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach
Crusher’s Incredible South East Rally Adventure 4 Day Ride to/from South East Regional H.O.G. Rally in Pensacola Status: Closed (most rides are closed) Event dates: Thursday, 11/2/2017 thru Sunday, 11/5/2017 Meeting time: 7:45am on Thursday, … Continue reading "Ride: Crusher’s Incredible South East Rally Adventure"
Nov 2 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Tampa HD Meeting room upstairs
Nov 4 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tampa HD
Whether you are new to Harley or getting back involved, please attend the new owner orientation for a tour of the features of your Tampa HD, meet your local Harley representatives, learn about our Chapter … Continue reading "Meeting – New Owner Orientation"
Nov 9 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mission BBQ
Join the Ladies of Harley for our monthly meeting/social the second Thursday of every month. This month is at Mission BBQ.  Mission salutes those who have/did serve.
Nov 11 @ 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Tampa HD
The CMA Chapter #349 will be holding a free pancake breakfast every 2nd Saturday at Tampa HD.  Please see the attached flyer for more information. 2016-pancake-breakfast-hd-flier-draft-v2-1      
Nov 11 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tampa Harley Davidson - Tiki Hut
The Cigar City Chapter Meeting starts at 10:00 am but come early and socialize. NOTE THE MEETING IS NOW ON THE SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH.
Nov 18 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Tampa HD
Join us for our monthly guest appreciation event featuring a vendor fair, bike washes, food,and rockin’ music.
Nov 24 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tampa HD
Join us under tiki hut for food, drinks and fun.  This is a community event, you do NOT have to be a HD rider to participate. This monthly event is sponsored by Tampa HD.
Dec 2 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tampa HD
Whether you are new to Harley or getting back involved, please attend the new owner orientation for a tour of the features of your Tampa HD, meet your local Harley representatives, learn about our Chapter … Continue reading "Meeting – New Owner Orientation"
Dec 9 @ 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Tampa HD
The CMA Chapter #349 will be holding a free pancake breakfast every 2nd Saturday at Tampa HD.  Please see the attached flyer for more information. 2016-pancake-breakfast-hd-flier-draft-v2-1      
Dec 9 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Tampa Harley Davidson - Tiki Hut
The Cigar City Chapter Meeting starts at 10:00 am but come early and socialize. NOTE THE MEETING IS NOW ON THE SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH.
Dec 9 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Tampa Harley Davidson
Join the Ladies of Harley and bring your best chili for our annual cook off. All proceeds will go to our local BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) Chapter.  
Dec 14 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mission BBQ
Join the Ladies of Harley for our monthly meeting/social the second Thursday of every month. This month is at Mission BBQ.  Mission salutes those who have/did serve.
Dec 16 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Tampa HD
Join us for our monthly guest appreciation event featuring a vendor fair, bike washes, food,and rockin’ music.
Dec 29 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tampa HD
Join us under tiki hut for food, drinks and fun.  This is a community event, you do NOT have to be a HD rider to participate. This monthly event is sponsored by Tampa HD.
Jan 4 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Tampa HD Meeting room upstairs

We’re glad you joined

Tampa HarleyWe’re glad you joined the Cigar City HOG Chapter. We’re about riding and having fun. Come on a ride and start getting acquainted with your new friends. If you have any questions about Chapter events, please contact our Secretary,  Denise M. at Secretary@tampahog.com

Remember, you must maintain your national HOG membership to maintain your membership in the Cigar City HOG Chapter. Call 1-800-CLUBHOG to renew it! Any member who lets their national HOG membership expire will be put as “inactive” in the Cigar City Chapter and will no longer be eligible to receive the benefits enjoyed with Chapter Membership.

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