Hog Wild Weekend in Millinocket 

Catherine Pegram

They’re going hog wild this weekend in Millinocket.Hundreds of Harley-Davidson riders are in town for the Maine State HOG rally. It’s the first big event to allow riders to take a trip on the Golden Road, a privately owned logging road that goes deep in the Maine woods.Almost 750 people registered for the rally, which started on Thursday. Organizers say most of the riders are from Maine, they also represent almost two dozen other states. This is the first time Millinocket has hosted the HOG rally. Maine State Rally Coordinator Linda Billings say the event is expected to bring a nice economic boost with it.”When a motorcyclist comes to town, they bring in an average of $263 per person, per day. So if you’ve got 700 people registered, you’ve got quite a bit of money coming into town.”Besides the Golden Road ride, bikers also took part in a parade, a poker run and a number of skills games. The weekend wrapped up Saturday night with a bonfire and entertainment. This it the 14th year for the rally.