Harley-Davidson established the Harley Owners Group in 1983 in response to a
growing desire by Harley riders for an organized way to share their passion
and show their pride. By 1985, 49 local chapters had sprouted around the
country, with a total membership of 60,000.
growth continued into the 1990s, and in 1991 H.O.G. officially went
international, with the first official European H.O.G. Rally in Cheltenham,
England. Worldwide membership numbered 151,600, with 685 local chapters
'90s continued, H.O.G. hysteria spread into Asia, including new chapters in
Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. By 1999, worldwide membership had hit
the half-million mark, and the number of local chapters totaled 1,157.
Today, more than 900,000 members make H.O.G. the largest factory-sponsored
motorcycle organization in the world, and it shows absolutely no signs of
does the future hold? No one can say for sure, but from here the road ahead
looks long, wide open, winding, and scenic – with lots of new friends to
make along the way.
join H.O.G. now and come explore it with us? We promise you'll enjoy the