Winter is coming – help us to help Kids in Dire Straits to stay warm this winter.

The annual K.i.D.S Blanket Run of the Harley Owners Group® is a heartwarming example of the hands-on charity projects regularly undertaken by H.O.G. Chapters.

It all started with a group of Johannesburg Chapter members over 10 years ago. Rather than passively discussing the bitterly cold Highveld winter, they motivated members to get together some blankets and went onto the inner city streets of Johannesburg and delivered them to the people who needed them the most. People – and especially children – living on the streets in the cold.

It has grown into a popular event for ALL bikers and is supported by every H.O.G.® Chapter as well as many motorcycle clubs and biking enthusiasts.

In 2019, the K.i.D.S. Run goes national on 2nd June, with events (thus far) in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State and Gauteng. If you would like to host a K.i.D.S. run in your region, please contact

Buy a blanket online ~ enter our Harley® Fat Bob™ contest

Share the warmth wherever you are – and you could win a hot ride! If you’ve always dreamed of owning a Harley, buying a R60 blanket online enters you into the contest.

Your blanket purchase also gives you entry to your local K.i.D.S. Blanket Run motorcycle event.

To be eligible to win the bike, individuals must:

The best answer as judged by the auditor will win a brand new Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 107!

Important note: The bike winner isn’t a “lucky draw” – it will be based on your answer to the question “What does freedom mean to you, and how would winning the Harley-Davidson® Fat Bob™ help achieve this”? Harley want the bike to go to a real enthusiast who will love riding it! If you buy several blankets, give a different answer to increase your chances!


K.i.D.S. Blanket Run Locations

All big bike enthusiasts and motorcycle clubs welcome!

GAUTENG – Johannesburg & Pretoria

Hosted by Harley Owners Group Johannesburg Chapter# 9686 in conjunction with all the Gauteng H.O.G. Chapters.

  • Meet at Harley-Davidson Johannesburg before 08h30. We will meet-up with other motorcycle club packs at Engen R21 North.

The ride destination is Menlyn Park Pretoria where there will be numerous live entertainers including Wonderboom, DJ Pistol Pete and DJ Wolfe, Pedro Barbosa and The Colour Blew


Hosted by H.O.G. Tyger Valley, H.O.G. Cape Town and H.O.G. Breede River

  • Tyger Valley and Breede River will meet at Tyger Valley Dealership at 08:30 and depart for the Cape Town Dealership at 09:00.
  • Cape Town will meet at Cape Town Dealership at 08:30. We invite all local riders and motorcycle clubs to join us here!.

Snacks and coffee will be served at the Cape Town dealership. The K.i.D.S. Run will depart at 10:00 on a scenic coastal ride back to Tyger Valley Dealership.

The mass ride venue is Willow Bridge, which will have demarcated parking for the bikes. Live entertainment and a tent in case of inclement weather!

EASTERN CAPE – East London

Hosted by Harley-Davidson Enthusiasts Group & BlackRock Rebels

  • Meet at 08:30 for 09:30 at the German Settlers Monument – Esplanade, East London

The venue after the mass ride is Marques Sports Bar & Grill (East London’s only motorcycle theme Sports Bar) where we will be entertained by Kerry Hiles, a great local bass player & singer.

FREE STATE – Bloemfontein

Hosted by Harley Owners Group Bloemfontein chapter

  • Meet at 08:30 for 09:30 at Human Harley-Davidson Dealership

The destination venue is to be advised.

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