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July 7th Chapter Meeting moved to July 14th due to July 4th Holiday

4 th Annual Bike Blessing At Hannum’s Harley Davidson April 21 , 2018

4 th Annual Bike Blessing At Hannum's Harley Davidson April 21 , 2018 @ 11 AM ( Rain Date will be April 22, 2018 @ 2 PM ) LIMITED BIKE BLESSING PINS AVAILABLE Hannum's Harley-Davidson & Motorcyclists for Jesus Ministries 4th Annual Bike Blessing!! For more information contact Saunde Briggs General Manager Hannum's Harley-Davidson Sellersville, PA 215·257·6112 www.hannumshd.com or the Gospel Riders TEAM For more information contact Fred at 215·234·8611 or www.pagospelriders.com/ Continue reading

New Motorcycle Safety Clinics Offered 

PennDOT is offering new Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP) clinics in 2018 that are designed to focus on developing operator proficiency among prospective, experienced and new Pennsylvania riders. Clinics are offered free of charge to Pennsylvania residents who have a motorcycle learner’s permit or motorcycle license.  PAMSP will offer five revamped training syllabuses tailored not just to hone riders’ knowledge, but to test their ability to physically manipulate a motorcycle properly.  Continue reading

HEARTFELT THANKS !!!!!

As I was riding home this afternoon I couldn't help but think about our wonderful chapter. A quick posting for a special event and our turnout was second to none. I have said it before and you will no doubt hear me say it many times, I AM PROUD TO REPRESENT THIS CLUB !!!  A short ride to Bedminster as a fundraiser for a terminally ill 7 year old girl, and we had over 20 of our bikes out there in the cold. Every other club that was there came up to me and expressed their gratitude for the number of people we had attend. The overall turnout was great, but when you look at the percentage of the attendees, we were again the highest of all !!!  The girl's father was crying when he spoke with me and he could not thank me enough for our organization to be there for our support. Continue reading

RIDE FOR A GOOD CAUSE

This coming Sunday, March 18th, the Knights of PA club is organizing a "Ride for Teresa". Teresa is a 7 year old girl that has been battling brain cancer, Glioblastoma, for a few years now. She has had many surgeries, chemo, etc. Recently the doctors realized that in spite of surgery and treatments, her cancer has spread and is terminal. She is a lover of bikes, as we all are, but has never seen a large group of bikes together. Continue reading

THANK YOU IVHOG

Once again, IV HOG does not disappoint !!! Last Saturday, February 17th, Hannums Electric City had their grand opening. IV HOG showed up in full force, I know we had at least 30 of our HOGS and HOGGETTES there, maybe more, not sure, I cannot count any higher !!! Tom Hannum was quite impressed when he saw all of the IV HOG vests floating around the showroom, and spending money of course !! I just wanted to thank each and every one of you that made the trip up there for this event. I discussed the HOG chapter there at length with Tom and he is going to try to make it a more active chapter and hopefully gain membership. Continue reading

Harley-Davidson recalling 250,000 motorcycles

Harley-Davidson is recalling 250,000 motorcycles around the world to fix an issue that can cause their brakes to fail. U.S. safety regulators pressured the company to take the action, which overs 30 different bikes from the 2008-2011 model years. The recall notice says that "deposits may form on components within the brake system if the DOT 4 brake fluid is not replaced for a prolonged period of time beyond the 2-year maintenance schedule specified in the Owner’s Manual.”  Continue reading

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Here we are at the end of another exciting year. There are those times when you sit back and reflect on past things, assuming of course you can remember any of them !!! 2017 brought a lot of joy and heartache to us, having lost members as well as many others in the motorcycle community, here's hoping that 2018 is better to us !. Continue reading

Wed Dec 13th 2017 National Cemetery at Washington Crossing Needs Your Help

We need volunteers to unload 5250 Wreaths that will be arriving at the cemetery about 1:00 Wed. Dec. 13 Then on Friday Dec. 15 starting at 10:00 we need to load the wreaths on trailers so that they can be distributed thru out the cemetery after the last funeral of the day starting at 3:00 Bring a trailer if you have one and any friends that may like to help. THIS IS ONE TRACTER TRAILER LOAD 55FOOT TOP TO BOTTOM FRONT TO REAR. THE ACTUAL CEREMONY FOR WREATHS STARTS AT 11 AM ON SAT.ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME ON SAT. Continue reading

ADOPT A VETERAN FAMILY IN NEED

Nina Owens (The woman that sews patches at most of the events we attend) is looking to assist a military family in need of items for Christmas and general help fixing up their home. If you can help with anything, please bring any of the following to the meeting on Sunday or Contact Pete Frentzen to make drop off arrangements. If you can't help with any of the following, gift cards or cash donations are welcome. Continue reading

Arrangements for Mike Wells

As I am sure most of you know already, Mike passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 25th at his shop. He was a well known and respected member of the biker community. Mike will be laid to rest this coming Tuesday, October 31st at Huff & Lakjer funeral home in Lansdale. I would like to organize a ride for the chapter to attend his viewing and service. The viewing is from 9 am until 12 noon on the 31st, funeral procession then to the cemetery. Continue reading

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR RON MINER ( PINHEAD )

Meet at Hannum's of Sellersville at 8:30 AM Saturday 10/21/2017 to head to the Funeral Home together. Please sign up here so we can get a count. Services for Ron will be this coming Saturday, October 21st. American Riders have advised me that they will be meeting at Lowes in Quakertown at 9:15 AM with KSU at 9:30 AM SHARP !! Viewing is at 10:00 AM. Services will be at 1:00 PM It would be great if we could have a good turnout for this sad farewell to our brother. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. Pete Continue reading

Final Update on Pinhead ( Ron Miner )

I just got off the phone with John Youells. He advised me that Pinhead passed away a short time ago today. At this point I do not have any information on services, etc, but I will make it a point to share that information with everyone. I would like to thank each and every one of you that had escorted him to his spaghetti dinner last week, it meant a lot to him !!! I would also like to thank those of you that attended the event in his honor. He told me how happy he was seeing so many of you at the event. I am thankful that we were able to attend that event and provide him with the cycle escort as our final, yet too soon, farewell to our friend. Pete Continue reading

The Tintype Photographer Who Works Out of a 1938 Harley-Davidson Sidecar

Rob Gibson is a tintype photographer who works in what he calls “the world’s fastest darkroom.” After photographing vintage motorcycle and car events, he develops his tintypes in a 1938 Harley-Davidson sidecar that he zooms around with. “I do wet plate collodion photography, the same process that was done in the 1860s that requires coating a glass or tin photographic plate sensitizing it, rushing it to the camera, making the exposure, rushing it back to the darkroom and developing it before it dries out,” Gibson tells PetaPixel. “This process was done from the 1850s up into the 1880s when eventually dry plate and film took over. “Some of my cameras are well over 150 years old and I use all the same chemicals that were used back then.” Continue reading

Update on “Pinhead”

I just spoke with John Youells a short time ago. He had just gotten off the phone with Pinhead. The doctors have advised Ron that there was no point in putting him through the chemo treatments as it would not… Continue reading

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