ABOUT NORTHERN NSW CHAPTER
The Northern NSW Chapter is the second oldest chapter of the Harley Owners Group in New South Wales, the first chapter to be formed on the (far) north coast of New South Wales, and one of the earliest in Australia. The club was 29 years old in 2018 and we are looking forward to a huge party in 2019 when we celebrate our 30th anniversary and host the 2019 H.O.G. Rally in Byron Bay in September 2019.
We are located in sunny Northern NSW, on the far north coast of NSW centered around Byron Bay our members live as far South as Yamba, West of Casino and North to Tweed.
We are a relatively small and very active club comprising of some seventy members but growing. However, in our 20 year history, we have seen many times this number of members.
Our sponsoring dealer is North Coast V-Twins in Coffs Harbour NSW. North Coast V-Twins also sponsor the Mid North Coast Chapter, with whom we often hold combined events.
Our activities include morning rides, one-day rides, Club member BBQ rides and weekend (overnight) rides. Many of our members regularly attend the various H.O.G rallies held all over Australia and overseas
Many of our club events raise funds in support of a number of charities.
Originally, the Club was formed in 1989 with Seaside Motor Cycles (owned and operated by Joe and Marilyn Fisher) as its sponsoring dealer for almost two decades.
In 1999 we hosted the NSW State Rally at Lennox Head , which is still remembered by many as the “best ever”.
Almost twenty years after its formation, the club sponsorship changed when the dealership came under new ownership, and 2008 saw us hosting the highly successful National Rally at Lennox.
After a brief change of ownership the business was re-purchased by Steven and Andrew Fisher of Ballina Motorcycles, now trading at the original address in Kerr Street, Ballina.
However, the old shop in Ballina did not retain the Harley-Davidson dealership and, in 2011 – 2012, after being temporarily sponsored by Harley-Davidson in Sydney, we found that change was on its way….
….. then in late April 2012 the change came: we were to continue as the Northern New South Wales Chapter under the sponsorship of Ashley Beaton, North Coast V-Twins in Coffs Harbour.
On 29th June 2012 the Club was incorporated as Northern NSW Chapter Inc.
So we continue to rule…………….and ride!
ABOUT HARLEY OWNERS GROUP
The Harley Owners Group (“H.O.G”) is a motor bike club open to owners of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and has chapters in
most countries in the world. The international headquarters of H.O.G and Harley-Davidson is in Milwaukee, U.S.A
Internationally, H.O.G is divided into chapters – each chapter is sponsored by a motorcycle dealer registered with Harley
Davidson as a dealer of Harley-Davison motorcycles (every H.O.G chapter must have a sponsoring dealer).
TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP
A Full member of H.O.G International must be the owner of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and is eligible to be a member of a local H.O.G chapter. We have a growing number of females who come to the Chapter as full members (owning and riding their own Harley).
Partners, spouses, family members and pillion riders / passengers of a full member may be Associate members.
An Associate member must have an active sponsoring Full member and have paid their H.O.G International Associate Member dues.
LADIES OF HARLEY:
Ladies of Harley (“LOH”) is a group within H.O.G for female Full or Associate members. Many LOHs who are Associate members go on to purchase their own Harleys and so become full H.O.G members.