FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I change my password?
  • Click the "My account" link in the navigation bar
  • Click the "Edit" tab in the page that opens
  • Scroll down and enter the new password in the "Password" and "Confirm password" fields
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "Save" button
I forgot my password. How do I reset it?
  • On the Login page, click the "Request new password" tab
  • Enter your account's username, or the account's email address, then click the "E-mail new password" button
  • An email will be sent with instructions to reset your password
  • Click the one-time link provided in the email
  • This will take you back to the website. Click on "Log in"
  • Enter your password
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the "Save" button
If my Membership expires, can I still login to the Raleigh NC Chapter website?
No. A common reason for not being able to login to the Raleigh NC Chapter website is that either your National HOG or Raleigh NC Chapter membership has expired. You must keep both memberships current in order to access the MEMBERS ONLY privileged areas of the Raleigh NC Chapter website.
If you believe you are current but are unable to login please contact either the secretary or the webmaster to help resolve the issue.

What happens at the Monthly Chapter Meeting?
This meeting occurs on the first Thursday of each month at Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson upstairs in the HOG room at 7:00pm.
No ride is associated with the meeting. Each of the primary officers, the Activities Director and the Safety Officer give monthly updates.
The dealership provides updates on their planned activities and there may be a guest speaker. The meeting normally lasts for one hour.

What happens at the Planning Meeting?
The purpose of this meeting is to identify activities (including group rides) for the quarter. The results of the meeting are placed on the chapter's Event Calendar which every member has access to.
This meeting is scheduled quarterly (4 times per year). The location and time varies, so check the calendar. All members are welcome at the planning meeting.

What is a breakfast / lunch ride?
The ride leader specifies whether a ride is for breakfast or lunch and the departure time. Lunch rides generally leave at 10:00am or later while breakfast rides generally leave before 10:00am. The distance for breakfast and lunch rides range from a few miles to as much as 100 miles.
What is a dinner ride?
The dinner ride occurs on the third Wednesday or Thursday of each month from March through October. The ride usually leaves from the dealership at 6:00pm. Details of the ride, including departure time, will be on the Raleigh NC Chapter calendar. These rides are typically short in duration – usually less than an hour.
What happens after breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
Our rides generally officially end when we reach our restaurant destination. Occasionally, some in the group will continue riding following the meal but these rides are not official HOG rides and are not placed on the calendar.
Are there stops along the way on these rides?
Stopping is at the discretion of the ride leader. You will find most ride leaders will stop hourly for a break at a gas station. However, that’s not a firm requirement.
Will we stop for gas?
You should arrive at the dealership with a full tank of gas. The ride leader will plan the ride with the assumption that you have a full tank when we leave the dealership. The ride leader will generally schedule a rest/fuel stop for rides of 100 miles or more.
What does T&T full mean?
Some rides on the calendar will include “T&T full.” It stands for tanks and tummy full, meaning you should have eaten and have a full tank of gas when you arrive at the dealership for the ride.
Can I bring a friend on a breakfast, lunch, or dinner ride?
Sure, but due to HOG (Harley Owners Group) guidelines, your friend will need to sign a waiver before the ride leaves the dealership.
Can I bring my kids on a breakfast, lunch, or dinner ride?
Yes, but again, non-members must sign a waiver. If the child is under 18, a parent or guardian must sign the waiver for the child. In addition, children 12-17 will be required to sign their own waiver.
What’s with all this legal stuff?
Raleigh NC Chapter is bound to follow national H.O.G. guidelines. The waivers we sign are mandated by national H.O.G. for the protection of the Raleigh NC Chapter and the officers. The waivers only apply to persons who are not Raleigh NC Chapter members.
What is the Raleigh NC Chapter alcohol policy?
It’s just a policy that makes sense. There is to be no alcohol prior to, or en route to, our destination. Once the ride is declared officially over, you may drink if you wish. Of course, you should always drink responsibly, and remember you are not in a car. Motorcycles and alcohol are a very dangerous mix.
Can I lead a ride?
Absolutely! All you have to do is pick your favorite destination or restaurant and schedule the ride at one of the quarterly planning meetings. You should plan to pre-ride your route several days prior to the ride and make a reservation at the restaurant. You will learn a lot just by observing other ride leaders.
What is Ladies of Harley?
Ladies of Harley (LOH) is a group of women within the Raleigh NC Chapter who meet regularly and have rides. You do not have to ride your own motorcycle to participate in LOH. Women who ride as a passenger are welcome at any LOH event. Additional information, including how to join LOH, can be found on the Ladies of Harley page.
What is the HOGWASH?
The HOGWASH is the name of the Raleigh NC Chapter newsletter and is distributed electronically each month. All members are welcome to submit information, comments, and articles not to exceed 700 words in length.
What is a poker run?
A poker run is a motorcycle ride usually for a charity or fund raiser. It can be run a number of different ways, but the basics are the same. There are five stops and at each stop you draw from a standard deck of cards. Best hand wins. The first and last stops are often at the same location, while the other three will make up an interesting route for a motorcycle ride.
What is a Rally?
A rally is a planned gathering of motorcyclists for a weekend or a week at some pre-determined location. There are HOG rallies, state rallies, national rallies, and regional dealership associations’ rallies. These rallies are designed to allow you to ride with a group of friends to an interesting destination where you will often find good roads, good food, interesting things to buy and other motorcyclists who share your interest.
How far in advance do I have to plan if I want to attend a rally?
You should get hotel reservations ~6 months in advance of most rallies. Very big rallies, like Daytona, Sturgis, or Harley’s anniversary, may require planning in advance of one year.
How do I get to know people?
Just pick an event and show up. A breakfast, lunch, or dinner ride is a great opportunity to meet people. Ensure the ride leader knows this is your first event. Any number of people can show up for a ride, generally 10-30 people. Usually, we sit together as on big group so there is ample opportunity to meet fellow members.
I haven’t ridden with a group before, so what should I do?
Don’t let your lack of group riding experience keep you at home. Pick a regularly scheduled event like a breakfast, lunch, or dinner ride and go. Let the ride leader know that this is your first event and you are not sure what to do. The ride leaders and Road Captains are there to help. We recommend that new members ride near the front of the group. The pace is generally more even at the front of the group, and you are less likely to experience anxiety if the group becomes separated.
Well, I really haven’t ridden much at all so can I still ride with the group?
If you are a beginner, we suggest you team with one of our Road Captains or our Safety Officer to determine when and how to begin riding with the group. Our goal is to get you riding with the group as soon as you safely and comfortably are able.