New Member Orientation Meeting / Ride
November 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
NOTE: This event does not count towards Participation Award Points
Please come with a full tank of gas for our ride! After the orientation the group will be led by Mark Esola to The Place in Venticopa for lunch.
Are you a new member to the Santa Maria Harley Owners Group? If so this is your opportunity to ‘get your feet wet’ and go on a short orientation ride with other new members and Chapter Road Captains. This will give the Road Captains the opportunity to talk to you about how Chapter Rides are set up and the safety aspects we try to provide on Chapter rides.
Purpose of the orientation: To introduce SMHOG standard operating procedures, safety requirements, group integrity, hand signals and the SMHOG culture to “Ride and have Fun” using proven techniques to manage group rides.
We will provide some general information about different aspects of the Chapter; rides and events; Risk Management; general ride information such as pre-ride briefing, arrival times, departure locations, and more; riding formations; lane changing; emergency/accident information; becoming a Road Captain and that process; communication and some one-on-one time with Chapter Road Captains. After the orientation introduction we MAY head off on a short ride to a lunch spot depending on what people’s schedules are like.
So, come on out and join us and get to know your Chapter! We hope to see you in attendance for this ride/event if you are a new member. If you need more information please contact me at PhilipRietz@comcast.net, or Richard Oberly at firstname.lastname@example.org