About 1,200 people will be in HOG heaven June 18-20 during the 32nd Annual Missouri Harley-Davidson Owners Group Rally in Springfield.

Not only will they be riding their motorcycles around the city, the people who participate in the rally will enjoy the camaraderie of others who ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles, said James Roe, marketing coordinator for the Missouri HOG Rally.

The event begins at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Oasis Convention Center, 2546 N. Glenstone Ave. The vendor area is free and open to the public but the rally is for HOG members and their guests.

People wishing to participate may sign up on site, and activities for registered attendees include the following:

  • Scheduled and self-guided rides, such as a poker run, observation ride and a Route 66 ride
  • An early bird Meet-N-Greet dinner with live music
  • The Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Boogie Lights Contest
  • On/off bike games
  • A Harley-Davidson bike show
  • The Whiskey, Guitars & Handlebars Rock & Roll Comedy Show
  • Closing ceremonies with live entertainment by the John Minor Band

For more information, visit www.mostatehogrally.com.

The HOG organization was established in 1983 by the Harley-Davidson Motor Company along with the assistance of area dealerships sponsoring their local chapters. The organization’s mission is to ride and have fun by bringing Harley-Davidson riding enthusiasts together. This includes a diverse group of people from all professions and walks-of-life around the world.

For more information about conventions, rallies and other group events brought to Springfield by the Convention & Visitors Bureau, call 417-881-5300 or 800-678-8767 or visit www.springfieldmo.org/meetings.

The CVB is a nonprofit organization dedicated to boosting the local economy through growth in travel and tourism.