Past Events (2019)

//Past Events (2019)
Past Events (2019)2019-09-11T16:02:11+00:00

Date: September 8
Event: Ride to Brickhouse Restaurant
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Road Captain: John Dubreuil Tail Gunner: Andy Cooper
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Date: September 7
Event: Ride to Shrimp R Us
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Road Captain: Earl Higginbotham Tail Gunner: Andy Cooper
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Date: September 6
Event: VIP 2020 HD OPHOG Event
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Thank you to all came out to the VIP night tonight. It was a great time, good food, awesome prizes and even better people.
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Date: August 31
Event: Ride to Willie Jewell’s BBQ
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Road Captain: Andy Cooper Tail Gunner: Earl Higginbotham
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Date: August 29
Event: Ride to Dragon in Mountains with friends
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Photos from the trip by Barbara Lucas. See Charlie Brown, Mike Wately, Tom Blakeman, Tom Burke, Jimmy Gardener, many others
Enjoyed the weather, the food, and the riding of Harleys with friends on the winding roads.
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Date: August 25
Event: Ride to Cantina Louis
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Road Captain: Stu Hughes Tail Gunner: Mike Wately
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Date: August 24
Event: Ride to Johnny’s BBQ
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Road Captain: Doc Mike Sherner Tail Gunner: Earl Higginbotham
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Date: August 23
Event: 1st Food Truck Fridays at OPHOG
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It’s that time! Join us 4-7. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our 1st Friday food truck.
Join us the 4th Friday of every month!
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Date: August 17
Event: August OPHOG Meeting and 10th Anniversary Celebration
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We had over 60 people come to the meeting. We added 4 new members and a few guests. Earl Higginbotham led us in a game of scavenger hunt at the OPHOG dealership.
We had a wonderful lunch cooked by our members Dan Abeyta, Andy Cooper and Steve Hoesing. Many of the members brought sides and many desserts. Karla Burger was
there to sew on some patches for members. There were 17 Charter members who joined in the 10 Anniversary Celebration. Thanks to everyone who helped.
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Date: August 11
Event: Ride to Metro Diner
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Road Captain: Lee Blankenship Tail Gunner: Ronnie Dampier
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Date: August 10
Event: 2nd Annual Purple Heart Charity Poker Run
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August 7th is National Purple Heart Day – Today we honor America’s combat-wounded heroes and those who made the ultimate sacrifice in combat.
The Purple Heart is awarded to a member of the United States Armed Forces that has been wounded or died as a result of a wound in combat.
We must always be willing in our daily life to take pause and remember those men and women willing to serve our nation, no matter what the cost may be.
What a great day ! We had 87 riders congratulations Johnny Burnett – won best hand, Rick Bell – 2nd Best Hand, Dennis Marshall – worst hand. Thank you for supporting!
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Date: August 5
Event: Sturgis Bike Rally
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Founded in 1938. Riders from all over the world come for this annual event August 2-11, 2019.
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Date: August 4
Event: Ride to Carmines Pie House
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Road Captain: Andy Cooper Tail Gunner: Earl Higginbotham
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Date: August 3
Event: Ride to Bev’s Better Burgers
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Road Captain: Earl Higginbotham Tail Gunner: Andy Cooper
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Date: July 31
Event: Nation of Patriots Tour
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Flag has been passed from the Tallahassee Flag bearer to our Richard D. ‘Rick’ Kirtley.
Meet up tomorrow for our mission of taking the Flag to Golden Isles Harley Davidson in Brunswick Georgia.
Meet up and Register starting at 8:45 at ADAMEC Harley Davidson Baymeadows store.
Sure hope as many of you that can will ride with us, should be a great time even if it is on a Thursday.
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Date: July 28
Event: Ride to World Famous Oasis
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Road Captain: Lee Blankenship Tail Gunner: Glenn Davis
There were 20 people who showed up for this ride. Awesome Job to Lee and Glenn. I’m happy the weather held out for the ride.
We even stopped at the new dealership in St Augustine to snap a group photo.
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Date: July 21
Event: Support the Troops Poker Run
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A huge thank you to everyone who gave their time today by supporting, volunteering and participating with the St. Michael’s Soldiers Poker Run! Jim and Kathy are so very very grateful to Adamec and Orange Park Harley Owners Group 0679 for what we did for them! Can’t wait for next year!!!! Donna Davis
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Date: July 20
Event: After Meeting Loop Ride to OPHOG
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Road Captain: Mike Wately Tail Gunner: Ronnie Dampier
We had 14 bikes and a cage. There were 16 people out for the ride back to the dealership for a delicious lunch made by our own OPHOG volunteers.
Thank you Mike for a nice ride around Orange Park. Thanks to Terry Gossell, Ronnie Minor and Tom Lonas for cooking. Thanks to the LOH for the
desserts served at todays Burger Burns. We love to support our Orange Park Chapter.
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Date: July 20
Event: July OPHOG Chapter Meeting
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We now have 117 members. There were 62 members present. We had 7 new members join today. We are very excited to see our Chapter active and growing.
Thank you Donna Davis for filling for Tom Blakeman as Director.
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Date: July 17
Event: Pie Ride to Village Inn
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Road Captain: Tom Martin Tail Gunner: Mike Sherner
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Date: July 14
Event: LOH Bowling at Splitz
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Time flies when you’re having fun! Was a good time. Thanks LOH (Deb and Ron Reynolds)!
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Date: July 14
Event: Ride to Pineapple Sam’s
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Road Captain: John Dubreuil Tail Gunner: Earl Higginbotham
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Date: July 13
Event: Ride to Conestoga’s
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Road Captain: Steve Lee Tail Gunner: Glenn Davis
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Date: July 7
Event: Ride to Memphis JAX BBQ
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Road Captain: John Dubreuil Tail Gunner: Mike Wately
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Date: July 6
Event: Ride to Grannie’s Country Kitchen
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Road Captain: Mike Wately Tail Gunner: Lee Blankenship
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Date: June 30
Event: Ride to Beef O’Brady’s
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Road Captain: Ron Reynolds Tail Gunner: Deb Reynolds
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Date: June 29
Event: Sunrise Ride to Village Inn
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Road Captain: Tom Martin Tail Gunner: David Polland
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Date: June 28
Event: Ride to Hidden Treasures Tiki Bar & Grill
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Road Captain: Dr Mike Cosgrove Tail Gunner: Mike Wately
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Date: June 22
Event: Ride to Great Outdoors
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Road Captain: Glenn Davis Tail Gunner: Terry Gossell
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Date: June 20
Event: Overnight Ride to Hampton Inn – Biloxi Trip
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Road Captain: John Dubreuil Tail Gunner: Earl Higginbotham
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Date: June 16
Event: Ride to Simmer Down Lakeside Grill
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Road Captain: John Dubreuil Tail Gunner: Earl Higginbotham
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Date: June 15
Event: Ride to Boondocks Grill & Bar
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Road Captain: Steve Lee Tail Gunner: Ron Reynolds
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Date: June 15
Event: June OPHOG Chapter Meeting
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Date: June 15
Event: Breakfast Ride to OPHOG
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Road Captain: Andy Cooper Tail Gunner: Earl Higginbotham
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Date: June 11
Event: Road Captains Meeting
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Meeting: Dick’s Wings and Grill Argyle
Where: 6055 Youngerman Cir, Jacksonville, FL 32244
All Road Captains Invited

Date: June 8
Event: Ride to Florida Cracker Kitchen
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Road Captain: Tom Burke Tail Gunner: Mike Wately
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Date: June 2
Event: Ride to Dixie Grill & Steer Room
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Road Captain: Earl Higginbotham Tail Gunner: Andy Cooper
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Date: June 2
Event: 3rd Annual Adamec HD Rockabilly Car & Bike Show
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Charity event
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Date: June 1
Event: Ride to Fat Boys BBQ
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Road Captain: Tom Burke Tail Gunner: Lee Blankenship
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Date: May 31
Event: Ride to Mudcat Charlie’s
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Road Captain: Mike Cosgrove Tail Gunner: Tom Burke
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Date: May 27
Event: Rolling Thunder Ride in Washington DC
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Rolling Thunder rode into Washington, DC for the 31st time. They rode into DC with the Roar of motorcycles sound not unlike the sound of the 1965 bombing campaign
against North Vietnam dubbed Operation Rolling Thunder. They came in support of all the POW/MIA’s and the unity that was felt. They have grown from 2,500 to 900,000.
Mike Wately and Ray Kay Santa were among the riders in this Memorial Day weekend event. Proud to be an American.
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Date: May 27
Event: Ride to Olustee Battlefield and Ray’s Deli
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RC: Earl Higginbotham TG: Andy Cooper
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Date: May 26
Event: Ride to Red’s Restaurant
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RC: John Dubreuil TG: Andy Cooper
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Date: May 25
Event: Ride to Hurricane Docksider Grill
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RC: Tom Burke TG: Lee Blankenship
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Date: May 18
Event: Ride to Musselwhite’s Seafood & Grill
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RC: Earl Higginbotham TG: Andy Cooper
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Date: May 18
Event: Motorcycle Safety Event & Touch a truck
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Date: May 18
Event: Ride to Motorcycle Safety Event
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RC: Mike Wately TG: Ronnie Dampier
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Date: May 18
Event: May OPHOG Chapter Meeting
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Date: May 15
Event: Pie Ride to Village Inn
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RC: Tom Martin TG: Mark Stevens
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Date: May 12
Event: Ride to McHenry’s Irish Sports Pub
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RC: Mike Wately TG: Tom Burke
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Date: May 12
Event: Boots on the Ground Charity Ride
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Date: May 11
Event: Riding into History
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It was wonderful to see so many bikes participating in this event. The ride went from Adamec Baymeadows to World Golf Village.
There were many Adamec bikes shown. It was a beautiful day for a Bike Show. Thank you Earl Higginbotham and Andy Cooper for volunteering.
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Date: May 11
Event: Ride to Apalachicola Seafood Grill
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RC: Mark Stevens TG: Steve Lee
It was a beautiful day for a long ride to Apalachicola. There were 12 bikes and 14 riders. We were only a few miles from where Hurricane Micheal Hit,
Mexico Beach, just 7 months ago. We could see the roads there had to be repaired, which were a little bumpy. Thank you Mark and Steve for the safe ride.
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Date: May 5
Event: Ride to Don Juan’s
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RC: Andy Cooper TG: Earl Higginbotham
The ride was canceled due to the upcoming weather forcast. Some of us met at the Restaurant at the designated time. We got wet going home afterwards.
It was a delicious meal. Happy Cinco de Mayo.
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Date: May 4
Event: Dinner Ride to The Loop
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RC: Andy Cooper TG: Earl Higginbotham
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Date: May 4
Event: Dragonfly Revolution Charity Poker Run
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In Memory of Alex, Ride to rid the stigma of Mental Illness.
Poker Run starting at Adamec OP and stopping at Adamec Regency, Catty Shack Ranch, Adamec Baymeadows, ending at Crispy’s.
Thanks go out to all the OPHOG volunteers.
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Date: April 28
Event: Ride to Tipsy McSways
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RC: John Dubreuil TG: Barney Messer
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Date: April 27
Event: Ride to Smokin’ Pig
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RC: Steve Lee TG: Ron Reynolds
There were 7 bikes and 8 people. It was a nice ride to Valdosta, Georgia.
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Date: April 21
Event: Easter Ride to Corky Bells
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RC: Mike Wately TG: Earl Higginbotham
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Date: April 20
Event: Afternoon Ride to Brusters
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RC: Ron Reynolds TG: Deb Reynolds
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Date: April 20
Event: Annual Egg Hunt at OPHOG
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There were 62 Kids participating in this fun filled day. There were games played and food at the Burger Burns for everyone. Prizes were given out for the Golden Egg, least amount of eggs and most amount of eggs found. A big Thank you to all the OPHOG volunteers and the Easter Bunny (Lynn Sweeney).
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Date: April 20
Event: April OPHOG Meeting
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There were 50 members and 4 guests.
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Date: April 19
Event: Memorial Ride to National Cemetary for Sharan Blankenship
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Date: April 17
Event: Pie Ride to Village Inn
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Road Captain: Mark Stevens Tail Gunner: Tom Martin
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Date: April 14
Event: Ride to One Twenty Three Burger House
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Road Captain: John Dubreuil Tail Gunner: Earl Higginbotham
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Date: April 13
Event: Dinner Ride to Pasta Market
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Road Captain: Barney Messer Tail Gunner: Lee Blankenship
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Date: April 13
Event: All Female Charity Ride
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Date: April 7
Event: Ride to Southern Grill
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Road Captain: David Polland Tail Gunner: Tom Martin
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Date: April 6
Event: Charity Ride for Smiles
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Date: March 31
Event: Memorial Service for Kathleen Dyky
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Date: March 31
Event: Ride to Neptune Park, GA
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Road Captain: Steve Lee Tail Gunner: Ron Reynolds
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Date: March 30
Event: Ride to Mission BBQ
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Road Captain: Tom Martin Tail Gunner: Mark Stevens
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Date: March 29
Event: Ride to The Great Outdoor Restaurant
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Road Captain: Mike Wately Tail Gunner: Terry Gossell
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Date: March 24
Event: Mystery Ride to Big Dawgs
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Road Captain: Earl Higginbotham Tail Gunner: Andy Cooper
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Date: March 23
Event: Dinner Ride to Okinawa Japanese Grillhouse
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Road Captain: Andy Cooper Tail Gunner: Earl Higginbotham
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Date: March 23
Event: 1st Annual Memorial Ride for the Fallen Heros
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Road Captain: PAL Tail Gunner: PAL
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Date: March 16
Event: Ride to Miller’s Ale House & Pin Stop
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Road Captain: Earl Higginbotham Tail Gunner: Andy Cooper
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Date: March 16
Event: March OPHOG Meeting
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Date: March 13
Event: Pie Ride to Village Inn
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Road Captain: Tom Martin Tail Gunner: Mark Stevens
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Date: March 10
Event: Charity Ride for Levi
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Date: March 10
Event: Ride to Pit Master BBQ
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Road Captain: John Dubreuil Tail Gunner: Barney Messer
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Date: March 9
Event: Ride to Rodeheavers
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Road Captain: Terry Gossell Tail Gunner: Barney Messer
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Date: March 3
Event: Ride to Old Spanish Sugar Mill
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Road Captain: Glenn Davis Tail Gunner: Barney Messer
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Date: March 2
Event: Hogs for Dogs Charity Poker Run
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Date: February 24
Event: Ride to The Ivy House
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Road Captain: Tom Burke Tail Gunner: John Dubreuil
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Date: February 23
Event: ROC Training
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Officers from all over Learning the rules of Harley Davidson.
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Date: February 23
Event: Ride to Shucker’s
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Road Captain: Stu Hughes Tail Gunner: Deb Reynolds
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Date: February 22
Event: Ride to Crow’s Nest
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Road Captain: Dr Mike Cosgrove Tail Gunner: Terry Gossell
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Date: February 20
Event: Pie Ride to Village Inn
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Road Captain: Mark Stevens Tail Gunner: Tom Martin
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Date: February 17
Event: Ride to Clark’s Fish Camp
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Road Captain: Tom Blakeman Tail Gunner: Mike Wately
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Date: February 16
Event: After Meeting Ride to Food Pantry
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Road Captain: Tom Blakeman Tail Gunner: Ronnie Dampier
Thanks to OPHOG members, Adamec Harley-Davidson and all others who donated.
We donated 930 pounds of food!
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Date: February 16
Event: February OPHOG Meeting
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Date: February 10
Event: Ride to Blackwater Inn
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RC: Mike Watley TG: Tom Burke
There were 7 bikes 9 folks. Beat the weather and a great route by Watley.
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Date: February 9
Event: In Memorium LOH Sharan Ride to HOGPEN
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RC: Sandra Hughes TG: Deb Reynolds
There were 19 bikes (4 of which were Ladies), 9 riders and a cage.
Thanks to all who coordinated the ride and Valentine Social at the HOGPEN in Memorium for Sharan Blankenship. She will surely be missed by all. Great Fellowship.
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Date: February 9
Event: In Memorium LOH Sharan Ride to Just a Pinch
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RC: Deb Reynolds TG: Sandra Hughes
There were 19 bikes (4 of which were Ladies), 9 riders and a cage.
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Date: February 8
Event: 14th Annual Charity Light the City Ride
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Jacksonville’s Largest Police Escorted Night Ride.
Thanks to the OPHOG and Jax HOG for volunteering for the registration and parking.
Over 350 bikes turned out for the Charity event.
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Date: January 26
Event: Ride to Gators Dockside Yulee
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RC: Stu Hughes TG: Ron Reynolds
A really great Ride. Thank you Stu and Ron.
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Date: January 25
Event: Ride to Swamp House Riverfront Grill
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RC: Dr Mike Cosgrove TG: Mike Watley
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Date: January 21
Event: Ride to Cinnaholic
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RC: Earl Higginbotham TG: Andy Cooper
Not too much warmer but the sun ☀️ was welcome. The cinnamon rolls were pretty delicious too! ??
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Date: January 20
Event: Ride to 43rd Street Deli and Breakfast House
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RC: John Dubreuil TG: Barney Messer
The cold weather didn’t keep these OPHOG riders away.
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Date: January 19
Event: After Meeting Loop Ride
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RC:Tom Blakeman TG:Glenn Davis
Thanks to Earl Higginbotham – Thanks to our Paparazzi Pigs for their photo contributions.
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Date: January 19
Event: January OPHOG Meeting
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Happy New Year! We had 53 members present for our 1st meeting of the year.
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Date: January 13
Event: Ride to Rose Garden Family Restaurant
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RC: John Dubreuil TG: Earl Higginbotham
Beautiful 65 degree day to go for a ride with 6 bikes and 3 passengers. Lunch was enjoyed by all.
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Date: January 12
Event: Ride to Fat Belly’s
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RC: David Polland TG: Tom Martin
There were 10 bikes and 3 passengers and a cage. We met at Speedway and rode 77 miles with 1 break. Nice clear day for a ride. Thank you for a safe ride.
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Date: January 6
Event: Ride to O’Leno State Park
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RC: Andy Cooper TG: Earl Higginbotham
There were 7 bikes and 2 passengers. We met at Race Trac and rode 86 miles with 1 break. Beautiful hike through the park on a clear cold day. Picnic lunch was enjoyed.
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Date: January 5
Event: Ride to Beef O’Brady’s
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RC: Mike Watley TG: Terry Gossell
There were 10 bikes and 5 passengers. We met at RaceTrac and rode 108 miles and 1 break. It was clear and cold, 50’s, which felt much colder. The food was great.
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Date: January 1
Event: First Ride of the Year
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RC: Tom Blakeman TG: Barney Messer
Great turnout for our First Ride of the Year: 27 Bikes, 5 Passengers and a cage. A Beautiful warm sunny day 70’s. We met at the WaWa and rode through the backroads for 88 miles with 1 stop to Just a Pinch in Fleming Island, FL. Those that stayed enjoyed a lovely brunch with friends. Thank you for a safe ride.
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