EVENT DATES
Sep 18 - 20, 2014

EVENT LOCATION
Columbus, GA

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Aug 3, 2014

CONTACT
706 569-9664

Rides

RIDE COORDINATOR
Gary McDowell

We have added the links for all guided rides to the bottom of HOME page where all the links to the Georgia State HOG Rally are located. They will take you to the Harley-Davidson Shared Ride Plan page.

2014 RIDES DESCRIPTIONS

BEST DESSERT GUIDED LUNCH RIDE

GUIDED RIDE – 155 miles round trip – about 4 hours

A ride starting at Chattahoochee Harley-Davidson to Yoder’s Restaurant in Montezuma, Ga.

Yoder's Deitsch Haus Restaurant and Bakery is a cafeteria that serves lunch and dinner. It sits alongside a peaceful country road in Mennonite farmland. The Mennonites who run Yoder's have their own distinctive style of country cooking, although some items on the menu are very much Southern such as fried okra and turnip greens. Shredded beef, meatloaf, shredded ham with a pineapple glaze, and country fried steak are some of the meat choices.

After you choose your entree, your server will ask if you want rice or potatoes. These are optional. All the items on the menu are individually priced, i.e. there is no fixed combination price for a plate. So select whatever combination of vegetables, rice, potatoes, and bread that you wish. The prices are very reasonable.

Pie is the main dessert featured in the cafeteria line including coconut cream, shoo-fly, pecan and others. Usually there are slices of cake as well. Yoder's has an attached bakery that has a variety of cakes such as Red Velvet, Caramel, Carrot, German chocolate, coconut, Key Lime, and Hummingbird Cakes. Other items sold in the bakery include breads, brownies, cinnamon rolls, cookies, and whole pies. The sugary doughnuts are very good.

YEAHA TO CHEAHA GUIDED LUNCH RIDE

GUIDED RIDE – 235 miles round trip – about 8 hours

A ride starting at Chattahoochee Harley-Davidson to Cheaha Mountain Restaurant. Open year round, the Restaurant is known for its panoramic dining room view of the Talladega National Forest and the valley below (Dress is casual). Country cooking at its best. Motorcycle or bike riders and hikers enjoy this wonder at the top of Alabama. Then twist through the back roads of Georgia back to the Hooch.

PRESIDENTIAL RIDE

UNGUIDED RIDE

A leisurely ride to Warm Springs, Georgia to visit the small town of Warm Springs, the Little White House and ride through Roosevelt State Park.

LET'S GO PACKING GUIDED LUNCH RIDE

GUIDED RIDE – 201 miles round trip – about 6 hours

A ride starting at Chattahoochee Harley-Davidson to Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon. Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon” is a testament to the power of man’s influence on the land.

Massive gullies as deep as 150 feet were caused simply by poor farming practices during the 1800s, yet today they make some of the prettiest photographs within the state. The rare Plum Leaf Azalea grows only in this region and blooms during July and August when most azaleas have lost their color. The canyon soil’s pink, orange, red and purple hues make a beautiful natural painting at this quiet park.

From there to Lane’s Packing for lunch. Enjoy true Southern fare inside at Peachtree Café or if it’s the great outdoors you want, enjoy your meal alfresco. You will taste southern hospitality in every mouthwatering bite of our own BBQ and Brunswick stew, or loosen your belt and enjoy all you can eat buffet & salad bar.

If its sandwiches and wraps you crave, they gotcha covered. Our menu has a large selection of hot sandwiches like French dip, grilled chicken Panini’s and Reuben’s.

MILITARY RIDE

UNGUIDED RIDE

A ride to the Civil War Naval Museum and the National Infantry Museum.


P.O.W. LUNCH RIDE

GUIDED RIDE - 150 MILES ROUND TRIP

A ride to Andersonville, GA to visit the Camp Sumter military prison, which was one of the largest Confederate military prisons during the Civil War. Andersonville National Historic Site is a memorial to all American prisoners of war throughout the nation's history.

LADIES OF HARLEY GUIDED LUNCH RIDE

GUIDED RIDE

A ride starting from Chattahoochee Harley-Davidson over to Pine Mountain then to the Irish Brew Pub for lunch at West Point, in Lanette, AL.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME GUIDED LUNCH RIDE

GUIDED RIDE – 150 miles round trip – about 3.5 hours

A ride starting at Chattahoochee Harley-Davidson to historic Plains Ga, home of former President Jimmy Carter.

We will stop for a traditional southern lunch at Mimmies Diner. The place is very casual, as you might expect, but what's better than true home cooking complimented by bottles of those peppers in vinegar on the tables?

HALF POUND DUCK GUIDED RIDE

GUIDED RIDE – 75 miles round trip – about 2.5 hours

A ride starting at Chattahoochee Harley-Davidson through Hamilton and across scenic Pine Mountain into Manchester for lunch at Duck’s Trolley.

Duck’s is a local owned restaurant famous for it’s Half Pound Burger. They also serve a great hamburger steak. Then a leisurely ride back through Waverly Hall and to the “Hooch”.

WHISTLE WHILE YOU RIDE GUIDED LUNCH RIDE

GUIDED RIDE – 195 miles round trip – about 4.5 hours

A ride starting at Chattahoochee Harley-Davidson to the Whistle Stop Cafe in Juliette Ga. The Whistle Stop Cafe building was built in 1927 by Edward L. Williams, Sr. He ran a general merchandise store there for 45 years and finally closed the doors for good in 1972 simply stating, "I have had enough."

The store was rented out for a while as a timber consultant/real estate office and then as an antique shop before the filming of "Fried Green Tomatoes". The store played a major role as "The Whistle Stop Cafe".

After the filming, Robert Williams, who had inherited the building, decided to make it into a real cafe and formed a partnership with friend Jerie Lynn Williams. Together they started the "Original Whistle Stop Cafe."

TIGER SWAMP

GUIDED RIDE - 85 miles round trip - 3 hours

Ride starting at Chattahoochee Harley-Davidson to our sister store Big Swamp Harley-Davidson in Opelika Al. Then onto Auburn's famous Toomers Corner and lunch at Hamilton’s on Magnolia.

COCA COLA SPACE and SCIENCE CENTER

UNGUIDED

Open 10-4 daily Admission $6.00
Self guided Ride – 10 miles one way – about 15 minutes

Columbus State University's Coca-Cola Space and Science Center is located in the heart of uptown Columbus along the beautiful Chattahoochee Riverwalk and adjacent to the Columbus Historic District and the Iron Works Convention and Trade Center. Our state of the art facility houses a Challenger Learning Center, the Omni Sphere Theater and the Mead Observatory. Visit our Plaza area for many interactive exhibits and displays. There's something for everyone so keep an eye on what's happening at the Space Center. Schedules subject to change. Call for more information on any of our activities or events.

If your chapter would like to sponsor an additional ride please contact Gary.