HOG Call - August 2023

HOG Call - August 2023

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Meetings are held at Eastside Harley-Davidson on the last Saturday of the Month.
Social starts at 9:30am, meeting at 10:00am.

Calendar of Events


A great time was had by all at the Eastside H-D 29th Anniversary Party. There's also been a lot a of people out on rides in the last month. It's so good to see all the ride photos being posted in Facebook!

All these people out on amazing summer rides will certainly be helping progress towards our Ride 365 target. Mileage forms are available in paper form at the dealership or a fillable form is available online from our website:

I'm looking forward to the dealership dinner ride on August 3rd, and hope that many of you will join me. You can participate in the ride from the dealership KSU 6:30pm, or meet up at Formula Brewing, Issaquah.


Tony "Bypass" Burton


August in a Nut Shell: 

3 - Dinner Ride to Formula Brewing, Issaquah 

5 - Monthly Officers Meeting

12 - Three Bridge Blast

12 - Monthly Ride led by Arndt H.

17 - Third Thursday Tech Talk 

20 - Third Sunday Social

26 - Monthly Chapter Meeting

26 - Post-meeting Chapter ride led by Tony Lewis


Volunteer at East Side Harley-Davidson:

As a note to the rest, I am open to any ideas we have to attract more volunteers. We are burning out the ones that have been volunteering, and we have a significant number of open spots coming up. There's around 200 chapter members and only 100 opportunities to volunteer in a year. If we all volunteered once per year, there would be an overabundance of volunteers.

08/12/2023 11am – 3 pm Meal: Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese. 2 volunteers needed
08/19/2023 10am to 1pm: Moving! 5 more volunteers needed
08/19/2023 4pm - 8 pm Meal: Grilled Chicken, Mexican Rice, Mexican Beans, Corn, Salsa 4 volunteers needed

There is a $25 dealership gift card for each person who helps!

Volunteering typically involves arriving an hour early to help set up, prepare and serve food, and then help tear down and clean up the equipment.

Please email William at secretary@eshog.com or message our Volunteer Co-Ordinator Stephanie on Facebook Messenger at Stephanie Olival Aleshire

William C.


Welcome to August my fellow HOGS! 

And just like that Summer of 2023 rolls on.  And what a riding season our members are having! Our Facebook page is filled with rides and rides and more rides!  Keep the pictures coming!


By the way, if you have any family or friends who are looking for a fun group to

ride with please bring them with you to a meeting, ride or event. We would love to mee them. If they plan on joining a National HOG Membership is needed for both the rider and the passenger. The passenger needs an Associate Membership in addition the rider's National HOG



Does your cut need an Eastside HOG Chapter rocker? A new order came in,  so please reach out and let me know so we can put one aside for you! You can also pick them up in Motoclothes at Eastside.


Remember to RSVP each month for the Chapter meetings via HogScan on your

phone app or you can go to our chapter webpage, choose calendar, pick Monthly Chapter meeting and choose RSVP.  This expedites the check-in process at the meetings. Or if you open the app on your phone and choose the QR code at the bottom of the screen, we can scanthat and voila! You're checked- in!  Love tec hnology. Well, for the most part.     https://www.eshog.com/calendar

Membership Forms

Our chapter must obtain a current Chapter Membership Enrollment Form from you in order to maintain your active status in our Chapter. Click here, print out and date and sign. Can’t be electronic signature. 

Your national membership must be current prior to sending in your form. If you are not sure when your membership expires, or can’t remember your National Member ID, you can log into the National HOG site to obtain it. Click here. Harley Owners Group | Harley-Davidson USA.

If you don’t have a national member number ID, please follow the link to HOG to Join. Please complete the form, and mail your form to the dealership at:

Eastside HOG C/O Eastside Harley Davidson 2350 136 th PL NE Bellevue, WA 98005 OR drop the form at the Dealership in our drop box at the reception desk. If you have questions, please contact me at membership@eshog.com

Lanelle B. 

Membership Officer 




Get out and ride, it does not matter what the destination is!



July was an incredibly active month for ESHOG riders! 

Some were getting out to the scenic Whidbey Island Lighthouse, up to the majestic Mount Baker, and also cross-country to the Midwest for the 120th H-D anniversary celebration in Milwaukee!

Let’s keep our passion to ride going through August as we live for these summer months here in the Northwest! 

The August monthly D in Bellingham is on Bellingham Bay. It was so peaceful when I went, I just had to sit and take in the view for a bit. Fish and chips down the street were a big bonus! This ride could almost be on the way up to Mount Baker for those yet to do it … Just sayin…

RE: 5 Bridges: The summer’s 5 Bridge Destinations just got easier! An optional spot to the Kettle Falls Bridge D is the Fort Spokane Bridge D. It’s an alternate location because of safety reasons taking a picture at Kettle Falls. Your choice. This option is noted on the 9 D’s of summer page on the ESHOG website. 

As of this writing, there are August changes to the ride calendar, so stay tuned for adjusted ride info to come.


"Slacker" Ken
Head Road Captain


Are you ready to make a difference? 

Our MS 150 event is just around the corner, and we need your help! We are calling all riders and volunteers to join us on September 9th and 10th to support our cause and help our community. 

As a volunteer, you will be able to help at the rest stop and be part of our amazing team. You'll enjoy the food, entertainment, and wonderful environment that our supporters provide. Plus, we have a special room rate provided by a local hotel that will make your stay even more comfortable. 

So don't wait any longer, join us and be part of the fight against MS. Contact me, Tammy B., for more information on how you can get involved and make a difference. Let's pedal for a purpose and help those who need it the most!


PS: We need both riders and volunteers to help at the rest stops.


If you are interested, or for more information please contact me (Tammy Bactivities@eshog.com


Motorcycle Escort Ride we have been doing for years.

September 09-10, 2023 Saturday 6:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday 6:00 am – 4:00 pmSkagit County Fairgrounds, Mt Vernon, WA 

Description: Provide motorcycle escort support along the route to troubleshoot problems and ensure rider safety. When needed, they respond to emergencies and traffic situations. Responsibilities may include: Starting the Tour on Days 1 and 2; monitoring the flow of riders; communicating with Tour officials via the command center or net control; and handling minor incidents.*Motorcycle Escorts must have a valid motorcycle driver's license and proof of insurance covering the motorcycle to be ridden in Bike MS. Department of Motor Vehicles Check Required. 

You can volunteer 1 day, 2 days or only a few hours You will be treated wonderfully to meals and beverages. If you are interested in staying overnight, The Tulip Inn, Mt Vernon is offering $89.00 per night.

Contact the Activity Officer for more information and updates about this fantastic opportunity to ride hundreds of miles. If you do not have one let Laura know and you will be provided with the required reflective vest. You can sign up online or sign up the morning of the ride, please let us know as she would like to track ESHOG riders’ involvement.


Ride Safe, in Style, and Have Fun!



The Other Son

No doubt you’ve heard the phrase “The Prodigal Son”. And I’d guess you’re probably familiar with the story. Even so, I’ll summarize the parable here. Perhaps Jesus’ favorite teaching tool was the parable – a story that illustrates spiritual truth. One such story is the Parable of the Prodigal Son. 

The story begins with a man who had two sons. The younger son decided that he was ready to strike out on his own and see the world. So, the son demanded that his father give him his inheritance that very day – even though his father was still living. The father relented and gave the son his inheritance, breaking with tradition and social norms.

The older son stayed home, working his father’s land staying engaged with his family. But the younger son couldn’t get out of the house fast enough. He left for a far-off land, squandering every penny on the party life and “reckless living”. He quickly ran out of money – and when he did, a famine hit the land leaving our boy destitute. Out of desperation, the son hires himself out to a man who sent him out to his fields to feed pigs. This was about as low as one could go in that culture. Jesus was speaking to Jews – and Jewish law forbade them from having anything to do with “unclean” pigs (maybe they hadn’t discovered how yummy bacon is).

The boy became so hungry that he wished he could eat the pods that he was feeding to the pigs. So, he decides that it would be better to return home as a servant where he would at least get 3 square meals every day. Luke 15:18-19 recounts his thoughts: “I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”

Swallowing his pride, he made his way home. As the younger son approached home, his father saw him from far off. His heart lept with joy and ran to the prodigal, embraced him and welcomed him home. Showing a spirit of true humility and repentance, the son tells his father: “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.” What follows next is astounding. The father’s response was that of forgiveness and undying love. “But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. 23 And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate. Luke 15: 21-24

As you may well imagine, the older son was upset by his father’s mercy and grace toward his younger brother who had betrayed their family, betrayed their faith, and most importantly betrayed God. He was incensed. He confronted his father, reminding him that he had been loyal and faithful and yet had never been honored like his miscreant younger brother was being honored. I get it. I’ve been there. You’ve probably been there too.

That’s the part of this story that I wanted to draw out today. We have a tendency to become jealous or even angry when we perceive “injustice” like this. “I’ve done this and I’ve done that! I’m the one who deserves what this low life is getting! IT’S NOT FAIR!” Ever happen to you? Likely it has. We talk about the prodigal son. It’s common even in pop culture. There was even a TV show called “The Prodigal Son”. We love a story of redemption – as long as we aren’t the ones being shortchanged. Ever been over looked for a job or a promotion? It’s difficult to be happy for the one who got the job or received the promotion. We tend to look at what’s on another man’s plate and compare it to the “scraps” on our own plate. And the sad part is, we miss the celebration. The older son refused to go to the party. He was too busy feeling sorry for himself to recognize that his little brother had returned home and that his father had been longing for the prodigal to return home.

Don’t be like the other son. Honor those who are being honored. Celebrate those who come back from the cruel world. Stop looking at what’s on someone else’s plate and be thankful for what’s on yours. Eat the fatted calf, even if it wasn’t prepared in your honor. Fatted calf is pretty yummy regardless of who the meal is celebrating!

Final thought from The Father: “And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’” Luke 31-32 

Kerry S.
ESHOG Chaplain




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Always a good time to purchase something at Eastside H-D. Remember, all purchases by registered Eastside HOG members contribute a % of the purchase to our very own chapter!

Eastside Swap & Show

Sat. Aug. 5th 11am-4pm


Gather all those extra motorcycles parts you have hogging up space in your garage and bring them down!


PLUS, ride in on your best bike for a shot at winning a custom trophy, gift card & bragging rights! If you love your ride and just want to show it off and have a good time, this is the show for YOU!


We'll be serving uploaded nachos starting at 12pm!


Email: [email protected]

to reserve your vendor space in the swap meet.


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