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Harley World Ride Tallies 7.8 Million Miles

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2012 Harley-Davidson World Ride

The Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.), the official riding club of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, is proud to announce that Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders around the world collectively logged 7,799,140 miles or more than 12.5 million kilometers during the 2012 Harley-Davidson World Ride on June 24-25.

After its launch in 2008 as Million Mile Monday, the annual event was expanded into the two-day World Ride for 2012 to give more riders worldwide an opportunity to participate, resulting in the largest total of collective mileage in the event’s history by a wide margin, with this year’s total eclipsing the previous single-day mileage record by more than 85 percent.

Nigel Villiers (Harley-Davidson Director of H.O.G. and Customer Experience International) says: “The tremendous turnout by Harley-Davidson riders for the World Ride showcases the universal appeal of the Harley-Davidson riding experience and the global power of the brand.

“Harley-Davidson is all about providing globally epic motorcycling experiences for a worldwide community of riders and this year’s World Ride truly set a new standard.”

Riders from more than 66 countries participated in the World Ride. These are the mileage totals by riders in the top five participating countries:

  • United States: 5,994,276 miles (9,646,870 km)
  • Brazil: 418,145 miles (672,940 km)
  • Canada: 226,845 miles (365,072 km)
  • Mexico: 170,082 miles (273,720 km)
  • Spain: 157,287 miles (253,129 km)

Every mile and kilometer ridden by participants in this year’s World Ride was logged by Harley-Davidson’s online mileage accumulator at h-d.com/worldride, where a rolling odometer recorded the collective distance traveled by all participants in the World Ride in real time as entries were added. Each participant was able to download a commemorative certificate of participation with his or her mileage total for the day.

For more information about the Harley Owners Group and the Harley-Davidson World Ride Powered by SYN3 Lubricants, visit hog.com. Visit h-d.com/syn3 for more information about SYN3 lubricants.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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