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Wild-WestMost of the hipster “Portlandia” crowd seem to think the state ends at Mt. Hood.

Not me!  Some of the best riding roads and scenery are in Eastern Oregon and I love the wide open spacious skies of America the Beautiful.

It’s been absent in Oregon for a couple years, but if you’ve never attended a H.O.G. Rally, now is the time.  The 2013 Oregon State HOG Rally is coming on July 25-27th in Pendleton, Oregon.

Known as the gateway to the west and for its underground tunnels, ‘let ur Buck’ rodeo and Pendleton wool, there will be some good old fashion western hospitality and a motorcycle riding experience you will not forget.

JT Hasley

JT Hasley

The event coordinators have a lot planned with new roads to ride and historic spots to explore including the old Emmigrant Hill road, state parks and towns you’ve never heard of.  And of course Harley Davidson corporate executives and JT Hasley (National H.O.G. Manager) will be on hand for you to meet and interact with.

The host hotel is Wildhorse Resort & Casino, but there are plenty of accommodations in the area including camping if you’re so inclined.

More information is available at the website www.orstatehogrally.com and registration is now open.  Registration closes June 6th.

If it works out I’m planning to do a drive by on my way out to Milwaukee for the 110th Anniversary celebration.

Photo courtesy of H.O.G.

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It’s time to forget the finances and focus on the road!

Fortunately Washington and Oregon have partnered up to provide a unique riding opportunity for the 2010 H.O.G. Rally and this is a save-the-date notice.

Motorcyclists now have the opportunity to attend two rallies back-to-back and ride more than 1600 miles on some of the Pacific Northwest best roads.

The Washington State H.O.G. Rally starts in Vancouver, WA and edges its way up the Columbia River Gorge to Yakima and Wenatchee. The rally ride “edges” ever northward along the Columbia River, with a stop at Grand Coulee Dam then on to Spokane. The final day takes motorcyclists down the eastern “edge” of Washington State and into Lewiston, ID, then on to Kennewick for the closing ceremonies.

Then a day later and only a few miles from the end of the Washington Rally starts the Oregon Rally.

Pendleton is the start of Oregon’s Rally and you’ll ride the “edge” of the Cascade Mountain range to an overnight stay in Bend before “edging” along to Crater Lake and then an overnight in Medford. The final day puts motorcyclists on the “edge” of the Pacific Ocean with closing ceremony in Coos Bay.  Below are the dates, links for registering and additional information.

Washington State HOG Rally
August 20 -23, 2010

Oregon State HOG Rally
August 24 -27, 2010

Facebook fans can go to Oregon and Washington fan pages.

And if that wasn’t enough riding and fun… when the H.O.G. rally ends head over to Woodburn, OR. for the All-Harley Drag Races on Saturday, August 28th and Sunday, August 29th

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