Harley Owners Group, H.O.G members across the globe came together to create a new personal record of covering 13 million kilometers within just 48 hours. The event, known as Million Mile Monday organized on June 23rd and 24th epitomized biking brotherhood and brought Harley riders together across the world.
The India chapter also contributed substantially in achieving the massive number. H.O.G India members rode from the west coast to the desert of Rajasthan, from the Jaipur highway to the Yamuna Expressway covering a total of 500,000 kilometers.
Launched in 2008, the event is organized on the last Monday of June and brings thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders together to celebrate the motorcycle riding experience. In 2012, Million Mile Monday was expanded into a two-day World Ride on Sunday and Monday (last week of June) to give more riders worldwide an opportunity to participate, and experience of riding in unison around the world.
Every mile or kilometer was recorded by logging into Harley-Davidson’s online mileage accumulator at the Harley website, where a rolling odometer recorded the collective distance traveled by all participants in the World Ride. At the completion of the ride, a commemorative certificate of participation was shared with each rider, with the mileage total for the day on it.
Two H.O.G’s Mr.Saurin Shah and Mr.Ricken Desai also achieved personal milestones during the ride. Saurin Shan from Nine Bridges Harley-Davidson, Ahmedabad rode 1500 Kms in 48 hours and got the “mile muncher” honor.
Mr Ricken Desai from Banjara Harley-Davidson, Hyderabad rode an astounding 6000Kms cumulatively with his fellow H.O.G’s. They plan to continue their journey and pile on more kilometers over 2013.