harley davidson The Harley Owners Group® (H.O.G.), the official riding club of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, is pleased to invite all Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders around the world to join its members in celebrating the freedom of the open road with the 2012 Harley-Davidson World Ride – the new name for the original Million Mile Monday.

Launched in 2008, Million Mile Monday has been an annual event on the last Monday of June that brings thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders together in a collective effort to celebrate the motorcycle riding experience by way of riding on open roads and officially recording the combined mileage. In 2011, riders collectively logged more than 4,000,000 miles.

New for 2012, Million Mile Monday has been expanded into a two-day World Ride on Sunday 24th June and Monday 25th June to give more riders worldwide an opportunity to participate, and with the expansion to two days this year, the American company hopes to raise the mileage total even higher.

Going part way to raise the combined mileage even higher is a unique opportunity for budding Harley-Davidson owners to participate in the two-day event by taking up the opportunity to ride a demonstrator machine.

All motorcyclists who book and complete a demonstrator test ride during World Ride over 24-25th June can have their traveled mileage recorded on an online mileage accumulator. Whether it’s a ride across town or cross-country, every mile or kilometre counts and can be recorded by logging into Harley-Davidson’s online mileage accumulator at www.h-d.com/worldride, where a rolling odometer will record the collective distance traveled by all participants in the World Ride. At the completion of the ride, a commemorative certificate of participation can be printed to display each rider’s mileage total.

Harley Davidson Parade By participating in World Ride on a demonstrator machine, all riders will automatically be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win an experience of a lifetime by riding the famous Route 66. Demo rides can be booked in advance at any authorised UK Harley-Davidson dealer using the 24/7 online booking system at www.harley-davidson.co.uk or www.harley-davidson.ie for all ROI Harley-Davidson fans. Or by simply booking inside the dealership.

“H.O.G. is excited to welcome Harley riders around the world to take part in the first-ever Harley-Davidson World Ride,” said Nigel Villiers, Harley-Davidson Director of H.O.G. and Customer Experience International. “On these two days, riders of all nations will band together as one, dedicating ourselves to a shared love of riding motorcycles, and no one will ride alone.”

For more information about H.O.G. or the Harley-Davidson World Ride, visit www.hog.com

For further information about Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, to locate your nearest authorised dealer or to book a test ride, please visit www.harley-davidson.co.uk or contact 0871 641 2508.

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