Two years after the formation of H.O.G. in Australia, the first General Meeting of the Far North Eastern Chapter was held at McGregor Motors on 16th September 1992. Nine people attended, and the meetings main business was to elect a committee. At the second meeting a week later, the H.O.G., Cape York Chapter was adopted. The first chapter run around the Tablelands was held on 4th October. The Townsville Chapter’s Christmas Party on 28th November was the first of many visits to the Townsville area for yuletide festivities, and Chapter Challenges and the rivalry has continued ever since.
Our Chapter hosted a State Rally for the first time in 1997 and H.O.T. (HOG Officer Training) was held in Cairns in Aug/Sept 2012 with members from all around Australia, New Zealand and as far afield as China, Singapore, Thailand, New Caledonia and India.
Cape York HOG celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2012 with celebrations being a huge success and enjoyed by many, including new and old members, some of whom joined in 1992 and, culminating with the Cape York Chapter winning our Chapter Challenge and the successful return of our trophy however there was one casualty being our Chapter Flag which apparently needed a holiday (with Townsville). Apparently it’s having a lovely time according to the photos.
The Cape York Chapter are international members of the Harley Owners Group (HOG). A group of community people who enjoy being part of an international family of Harley Davidson riders with arguably one of the best regions in Australia with sweeping ocean roads, spectacular range roads through world class rain forests, and magnificent tablelands, rolling hills and savannah country side.
If you currently own or have just bought a Harley Davidson motorcycle and enjoy the safety and camaraderie of riding in groups of like minded Harley Davidson owners, then consider riding with the Cape York Chapter.
As a Harley Davidson rider, you will experience all the area has to offer in a group of friendly, dedicated riders bound by the passion of their bike and the friendships that are generated.
Monthly rides are held on the second Sunday of every month right throughout the year with many additional rides organised week in week out. Every journey will be memorable from the time you leave your driveway, until you return home again. Keep a watch out on the Club Calender for any additional rides and events.
We also encourage members to call in for a coffee and a chat at our sponsoring dealer Harley Magic who will be more than happy to look after all your Harley needs.
As local, International HOG riders, for safety and enjoyment of all, we abide by the HOG Charter Rules and Guidelines as set out by HOG. Please feel free to approach any Cape York Chapter member for any additional information you may require. If you are unsure about riding in groups, we are all there to make it a pleasurable experience.