H.O.G. History Highlights

14 May

1983
Harley Owner’s Group was established. By the close of the year, there were 33,000 members in US & Canada.
1984
HOG conducted 2 National Rallies: one in Reno & the other in Nashville with 3,000 in combined attendance. ABCs of Touring Contest was introduced.
1985
Sauk Trail HOG Chapter, the first on record, was formed. By the end of 1985, 49 Chapters officially existed.
1986
Ladies of Harley ® was established.
1988
HOG celebrates its 5th Anniversary while Harley Davidson celebrates its 85th Anniversary.
1989
Original HOG Mileage Merit Program kicks off.
1991
The first official international HOG event, The European HOG Rally, is held in Cheltenham England with over 3,500 members present.
1993
HOG celebrates its 10th year Anniversary in Milwaukee with over 20,000 attending. The Canadian National HOG Rally launches in Ottawa with 600+ members.
1994
HOG’s 250,000th member enrolls. French National HOG Rally is held in Vannes, Brittany. Over 1,200 members attended
1995
HOG Mileage Program is kicked-off, replacing The Mileage Merit Program. The 1st German National HOG Rally attracts over 2,000 members in Loreley.
1996
The 1st cross-country HOG Tour travels from Milwaukee to LA with 425 riders along Route 66, the fabled Mother Road
1997
HOG conducts the 250-rider Posse Ride from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine over a 12-day period.
1998
Milwaukee celebrates HOG’s 15-year Anniversary with over 53,000 members from 42 countries.
1999
The HOG Members Only website goes on-line.
2000
HOG’s 500,000th member enrolls. The 1st South American Regional HOG Rally is held in Iguaçu Falls, Brazil.
2002
Milwaukee kick’s off their 100 Anniversary with The Harley-Davidson Open Road Tour at the 19th Annual HOG Rally in Atlanta.
2003
HOG reaches its 750,000 membership milestone. HOG celebrates its 20th Anniversary with Club HOG XX Rally in Bend, Wisconsin
2005
The 2nd leg of the Posse Ride finishes in Milwaukee, with over 700 riders
2006
HOG attains its one-million member milestone. The Moscow HOG Chapter is founded.

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