Redding California Chapter #0286 History and List of Directors
The Redding California Chapter #0286 of Harley Owners Group was created November 7, 1989.
There were 40 original (or charter) members. The membership has continued to grow over the years to its
current count of approximately 300 members. The first meeting was held at Upper Crust Pizza, then
located on Hilltop Dr., now located on Churn Creek.
The chapter is sponsored by Redding Harley-Davidson owners Dave and Robyn Wright. At the time the
chapter was started, the shop was located on Hwy. 273 across from Pop's Drive-In. It's now on Twin
When the chapter originated, it was quickly decided that the group would have two Chapter Rides
each month--one on the first Saturday of the month and another on the third Sunday of the month.
This tradition continues today. Be sure to see the calendar for upcoming rides.
The chapter sponsors several charity events each year. Annual charity events include the Easter
Basket giveaway, Chili Cook Off, and Stocking giveaway to seniors during the holidays.
Although we happily take on charity events, we are basically a social, riding club; the sponsoring
dealer and the officers work hard to provide rides and events to entertain the members with the main
goal to "ride and have fun." Current annual events include the Bike Show, Poker Run, Christmas Float,
and Year End Party. We are always looking for the input and participation of the membership to plan
new rides and events for our chapter calendar. Let one of the officers know if you have an idea for a
fun event or ride.
November 2009 Redding HOG Chapter 0286 celebrated it's 20th anniversary.
Click here to see the Premier Edition of the HOG Pen Newsletter from 1989.
The Harley Owners Group chapters are factory-sponsored, social riding groups. Each chapter belongs to a factory-sponsored dealership
and the membership is guided by a chapter executive board which consists of four primary officers--Director, Assistant Director, Secretary
and Treasurer. The primary officers are assisted by additional elected officers including Activities, Historian, Ladies of Harley, Lead Road Captain,
Membership, Newsletter Editor, Photographer, Road Captains, Safety, Sergeant at Arms, and Webmaster.