H.O.G. Rally Brings Thousands Of Bikers To Wichita Falls

If you've noticed a few hundred extra motorcycles around Texoma, it's because the 2010 Texas Harley Owners Group, or H.O.G., rally is happening now in Wichita Falls.

The event kicked off last night and continues through the weekend.

As Newschannel 6 Lindsey Rogers reports, it's not only boosting biker morale but also our economy.

The sound of engines revving has drawn thousands of Harley enthusiasts from around the world to Wichita Falls.

"We chose Wichita Falls when we looked at a lot of the rallies in America for the heritage of Indians and scenery," Neville & Raisa Leworthy said.

While they are making several other stops in the states, the Leworthy's came all the way from Australia just to be here this weekend.

"We're very happy. It looks like everybody else is to and people are very friendly. Such a shame to leave, but shopping in New York sounds good," they said.

Others, are traveling from Germany, Norway and across state lines.

"In these economic times, following Hotter 'N Hell Hundred, this is great for the city to fill the hotels and restaurants. To add visitors and them to see what hospitality is in the panhandle," Owner of Red River Harley Davidson Gene Wooldridge said.

Event organizers expect up to 4,000 bikers, all Harley owners and celebrating the American spirit.

"Enthusiasm that goes a long with being able to travel these roads and do it and cross state lines and be free about it," Wooldrige said.

Along with the several different rides, the rally is filled with lots of other entertainment.

"The comradery with fellow Harley people. We always get along no matter where you're from," one HOG rider said.

While much of the rally is limited to Harley owners, there are several events at the MPEC throughout the weekend that are open to the public, you can find them below.

Lindsey Rogers, Newschannel 6


Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall -- Exhibitors/Vendors Show

Thursday - 1:00 - 5:00

Friday & Saturday - 9:00 - 5:00

Saturday - 9:00 - Parade - MPEC grounds and thru downtown

10:00 - Police Demo Team- MPEC grounds

2:30 - Bike Show - MPEC grounds

For more information, please contact Darrell Little @ 940-592-9608

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