BMI Bank to support 1st HOG Bahrain Rally

Manama: BMI Bank, a subsidiary of Al Salam Bank-Bahrain, announced its support towards the 1st Harley Owners Group (HOG) Rally to be held in Bahrain from the 16th to the 18th of October 2014.

Organized by the Bahrain Chapter of HOG, the event is expected to attract a wide range of Harley Davidson motorcycle riders as well as other riding enthusiasts from across the MENA region.

In addition to several motorcycle group rides to historical places within the Kingdom as well as parades over a three day period, the event will include stunt shows, one of a kind Jeep experience, alive musical performance by popular local band Likwid, a first ever Harley Davidson expo showcasing motorcycles and historical artifacts as well as stories of products and Harley Davidson culture and finally conclude with the launch of the Harley Davidson 2015 motorcycles.

Mazen Sater, Assistant General Manager and Head of Retail Banking at BMI Bank presented the cheque to Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Director of the HOG Bahrain Chapter in the presence of Rajilal Raveendranath, Sales Manager at Harley Davidson Bahrain and Gordon Andrade, Head of Corporate Communications at BMI Bank, at the Bank’s headquarters at the Bahrain World Trade Center.
“As a leading Bahraini retail Bank and in line with our continuing commitment towards a stronger Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, we are proud to support the 1stHOG Rally that not only helps raise the profile of Bahrain whilst enhancing the country’s reputation as a hub for motor sports, but also actively ensures better engagement for our brand and product with the community in which we operate,” Mazen Sater, said.

“Our partnership with Harley Davidson in Bahrain extends back to over 4 years as their preferred financial partner and over the years we have managed to build strong relationships with HOG members by offering them a host of complementary services from our range of innovative products and services when purchasing their HD motorcycles. As HOG Bahrain prepares to welcome the country’s first official premier motorcycle festival, we wish them success and look forward to strengthening our mutually beneficial partnership over the years to come.”

“We are honored and excited to host the 1st HOG Bahrain Rally. It truly is a milestone for us and with over 800 participants and lots of activities lined up, the event promises to be a real treat for everyone in Bahrain as hundreds of riders rumble through the streets. Our main vision as HOG Bahrain is to create awareness amongst non-riders that bikers in general are responsible, road friendly and safe. We take this opportunity to thank BMI Bank for extending their support to our flagship event and look forward to strengthening our partnership with them over the years to come. On behalf of the organizing committee as well as all HOG members, we invite all riders and non-riders to participate and create some wonderful memories at this unique event which will position Bahrain as the hub for regional motorsports,” Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, said.

HOG is a not-for-profit organization with more than 1.5 million HOG members around the world. The local chapter registered and recognized as a member of the worldwide HOG organization, takes the onus of promoting responsible motorcycling activities for HOG members within the country by organizing several weekly and bi weekly riding activities as well as by encouraging participation in other HOG events that promote a positive image of the sport of motorcycling.

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