The beauty and freedom offered by the Adirondacks Mountains have long been reasons why visitors to our region decided to vacation here and get away from it all. Traditionally a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and athletes looking for a place to train year-round, Lake Placid will soon host a new group of guests at the beginning of September.
From Sept. 3-7, the Harley-Davidson Owners Group (HOG) will be basing their Adirondack Rendezvous rally in Lake Placid. From town, they will make daily trips to different areas within and out of the Adirondack Park, enjoying the beauty of the mountains and hospitality of our surrounding towns.
When we were initially contacted by Harley-Davidson last fall, they noted that they had heard how easy it was to get around on the roads here, a feature that made our region highly desirable for their intentions. Upon a visit, they were stunned at the ability that Lake Placid has as a community to accommodate a large group of people, as well as the flexibility we offered in regards to their specific needs.
Who are Harley owners? Members of HOG are generally middle and upper class Americans in their 50s. Many, if not most, consider ownership of these motorcycles to be a passion and a lifestyle. The bikes themselves can run as much as $30,000, and are as technologically advanced as many cars on the road at a similar price.
Town of Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava is one of our local Harley owners, and while hes not a member of HOG directly, he plans on participating in many of the events planned for the group.
I think Harleys are the motorcycle that a lot of people aspire to, and theyre well worth it, says Scozzafava. People who ride them are just great individuals, not to mention that the bikes are simply a blast to ride!
We welcome HOG to Lake Placid in the next couple weeks, and hope their members enjoy the mountains and towns that make up our region as much as we do!