Considered one of the region’s foremost biking events, the annual H.O.G.® Bahrain Rally has been awarded the prestigious 16th MENA (Middle East & North Africa) H.O.G.® Rally title by Harley-Davidson® MENA. The event is endorsed by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority and is expected to attract more than 5,000 bikers to the Kingdom. The event aims to bring together Harley-Davidson® motorcyclists and enthusiasts from across the region for a series of exciting activities which will be spread across 3 days, running from 10-12 November, 2016.
Sheikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Director of the Bahrain Chapter, said: “We are really pleased with the growth H.O.G.® Bahrain Rally has achieved since its inception in 2013. We are proud that the 3rd Bahrain H.O.G.® Rally, which is the 16th MENA H.O.G.® Rally, will be held in Bahrain this year and are working hard to ensure that all the bikers from the region and further abroad will have a great time with the fantastic activities lined up for them.”
He added, “We would like to thank Harley-Davidson® Bahrain, Harley-Davidson® MENA and our sponsors for their continuing support in making this Rally the best yet in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the region. On behalf of the H.O.G.® Bahrain chapter, we would also like to thank the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority , Bahrain Motor Federation and the Ministry of Interior for their full cooperation enabling the smooth running of this event.”
Event registration formalities for registered participants will take place on 10th November at the Harley-Davidson® Bahrain dealership on Budaiya highway. Upon registration confirmation, each participant will receive a rally kit, followed by a dinner reception at The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, starting at 8:00 pm.
A motorcycle carnival will be held on 11th November at the Bahrain International Circuit’s vending area which will feature an array of attractions, including a display with the Harley-Davidson® 2017 model range, custom bike shows, exhibitions boxing games as well as an international rock concert. The concert will featuring one of the biggest global guitar icons, ‘Bumblefoot’ (formerly lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses, currently playing for ‘Art of Anarchy’) and Dubai-based independent rock band, ‘Point of View’. The concert will also feature one of Bahrain’s top rock bands, Hot Laser, who will open the concert. In addition, activities for Harley-Davidson® enthusiasts, families and children will include a ‘Kids’ Zone’, a mini-cinema area showing iconic motorcycle films, a food and beverage area, and a day market featuring some of Bahrain’s up-and-coming businesses. The carnival will be open to the general public, while the international rock concert will require tickets on entry, starting at BD 10 for general entrance and BD 20 package which includes concert entry, backstage access and meet and greet. Tickets for the concert are available online at Virgin Megastore.
On the third and final day of the rally, registered participants will have the opportunity to visit the Harley-Davidson® Bahrain dealership and view the latest Harley-Davidson® Motorcycle 2017 models and accessories.
Najeeb Abdulla, Group Operations Head for Harley-Davidson® Bahrain and KSA, said: “The H.O.G.® Bahrain Rally has grown from strength to strength on an annual basis and it is a privilege for us to host the 16th edition of the H.O.G.® MENA Rally. The last time Bahrain hosted the H.O.G.® MENA Rally was in 2009 and it was a big success. Our aim is to make this year’s Rally an even bigger initiative with all the planned attractions and activitie.”