*Al-Jaber is the first Arab biker to travel the 40,000km pole to pole track on his bike
Qatari biker Khaled al-Jaber who crossed the longest connected track on earth from north pole to south pole, was welcomed by Harley Owners Group – Qatar (HOG), in collaboration with Harley-Davidson Doha on his return.
A group of HOG bikers received al-Jaber at the airport and escorted him to the Harley-Davidson showroom on Salwa Road, where a welcome reception had been arranged for him.
Al-Jaber is the first Arab biker to accomplish this huge achievement. Ayman Mohamed Ali, general manager of Harley-Davidson Doha, described al-Jaber as a Qatari icon who enhanced the image of Qatar in the world, despite facing tremendous challenges on the adventure.
"We praise his courage and adventurous spirit and feel proud to host this welcoming ceremony that reflects our values and support for recognising all heroes who achieve success which is attributed to Qatar,” he stressed.
Thanking all people and authorities who supported his adventure, al-Jaber said: “It was a tough and challenging adventure. My aim was to encourage and inspire youth to travel and face challenges.”
“I would like to dedicate this achievement in the name of our beloved country, to our wise leadership and to all the people of Qatar,” he said.
The journey from Pole to Pole is an incredible bike journey along the longest connected track on earth. The track starts from the farthest point in Alaska (North Pole) and ends in southern America on the south pole. The track is around 40,000km, and the biker crossed 15 countries over a five-month period.
Al-Jaber began the trip in July 2018 and crossed through the following countries: Canada, the US, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa-Rica, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chili, Argentina and Uruguay. The trip ended in Buenos Aires in Argentina.
HOG is the largest factory-sponsored motorcycle enthusiast organisation in the world, with more than a million members around the globe.
HOG Qatar Chapter organises numerous activities throughout the year, including tour rides, donations, community events and charity support. The community is well known for its passion and involvement in all of Qatar’s major occasions.