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Lynchburg welcomes H.O.G.s Summer 2016!
Lynchburg, Va. – The Lynchburg Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) is pleased to announce they were awarded the 2016 Virginia Harley Owners Group Rally. The H.O.G.s will be coming to Lynchburg June 22-25, 2016. The Harley Owners Group is preparing for fun, adventure and giving back to the community during their four day 2016 Virginia H.O.G. Rally. It has been ten years since Lynchburg last hosted this event.
Lynchburg offers rally goers a diverse hub with which to enjoy great restaurants and shops, Friday Cheers style concert and opportunity for long scenic drives on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Participants will enjoy the regions many historic destinations such as Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, Patrick Henry’s Red Hill, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and the National D-Day Memorial.
“We are thrilled to be hosting the Virginia Harley Owners Group’s rally in Lynchburg in June, 2016 when Harley-Davidson Motorcycle owners from across the country and from throughout Virginia will come to discover all that Lynchburg has to offer” said Sergei Troubetzkoy, Director of Tourism for the LRCVB. The Holiday Inn Downtown will play host hotel, general manager, Tony Camm, said “This is the first time we have played host to this group and are excited to offer easy access to downtown’s lively urban scene.”
The Harley Owners Group, through the Virginia H.O.G. Rally are proud to call Lynchburg home for this special week in June stated Mark Mulvaney, Rally Coordinator. “Our riders span all demographics and income levels, with a special nod to female riders, who are becoming a dominant force within the community. As we say ‘Those girls Rock’. Don’t be surprised to see families and pets. HOG is a very family oriented group and we love to plan our vacations around exciting riding venues with family activities. This makes Lynchburg ‘Picture Perfect’ in all areas. From our Family to yours, thank you Lynchburg for the Open Arms Hospitality, becoming one for a week and maybe a lifetime.”
The city will play host to approximately 2,000 rally participants over the four day period filling hotels, restaurants, shops, arts venues and historic sites adding to the economic vitality of the area. Some venues are already planning fun motorcycle related activities such as the Academy of Fine Arts’ showing of Easy Rider on the big screen along with themed exhibit.
The Harley Owners Group headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with over one million members and 1400 chapters worldwide, H.O.G. is the largest factory-sponsored motorcycle club in the world. Sponsored by Harley-Davidson Motor Company, H.O.G. is designed to enhance the Harley Davidson lifestyle experience and bring the company close to its customers. To find out more about Harley-Davidson, visit www.harley-davidson.com or www.hog.com