Welcome to the Oakland, CA Harley Owners Group (HOG). Members of Oakland HOG have at least one common interest -- Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Being a member means meeting new people, participating in rides, events and charitable efforts.
Fremont HOG (as it was originally named, based out of Fremont) was established in April,1989 and became an official organization on June 21, 1989. The first meeting was held on April 20, 1989 and chartered fifty-five (55) members. The original officers were Director Randy Morgan, Assistant Director Buzz Dare, Secretary/Treasurer Tom Bryan and Activities Officer Gary Perry. At the time, Cycle Center of Fremont/Harley-Davidson was located on Fremont Blvd., next to the Round Table Pizza where the chapter's first meeting was and still is being held today. Dennis Hall, former owner of the dealership, appointed Randy Morgan as Director and he served for the next five years. In 1995, the chapter, with Dennis Hall's blessings, embraced the election process for their primary officers.
The first issue of the original chapter newsletter, "Road-Hog Rag", was published in July, 1989 with Tom Bryan as the editor. The newsletter's name has since been changed to "Hog Lines".
Fremont HOG held the first Halloween Run at a private picnic location in Niles Canyon on October 15, 1989. This annual event is the main source of income that supports both the chapter and its charity programs.
In 1991, Fremont HOG introduced the 'ABC's-in-a-Day'. This program was derived from National H.O.G.'s "ABC's of Touring". For more about this unique event, go to "ABC's in a Day".
In 1996, Dennis Hall passed away. He was remembered for a number of years with a special, annual "Dennis Hall Ride the Canyons" run.
In the fall of 2011, our Fremont Dealership moved to Oakland, and the name of the chapter was voted a few months later to become Oakland, CA Chapter - Oakland Harley Owners Group.
Membership is required to participate in most chapter events. You must be a member in good standing of the National Harley Owners Group (HOG) to apply for or renew chapter membership. Visit our membership page.
Chapter meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at at Oakland Harley-Davidson at 151 Hegenberger Road, Oakland at 7:00pm and the Third Thursday at Round Table Pizza, 37480 Fremont Blvd., Fremont at 7:30 PM.
We publish a monthly newsletter that is posted on our Web site. A calendar of events is included in the newsletter and on our Web site. Major events for the year are announced throughout the year and posted on the website.
Upcoming rides and events are also announced at chapter meetings.
Recorded information about upcoming rides and events can be heard on our "HOG line" (510-888-4557). We recommend checking the HOG line frequently for any changes or updates on current activities.
Run Start Locations
These run start locations are convenient and accessible to food and gas:
*** Some runs may meet and leave from other locations. Listen to the HOG line (510-888-4557) for leave times and location changes***
Participation Award Program
Awards are presented to members at the end of each quarter for participation. We also encourage and support the Ladies of Harley program.