Fort Washington H.O.G.® is a chapter of the Harley Owners Group® (H.O.G.®), the official riding club of Harley-Davidson®.
The full, legal name of the chapter is "Fort Washington Chapter of the Harley Owner Group®", and our official chapter number is 3559. Our sponsoring dealer is Harley-Davidson® of Washington, DC (H-D® W), located in Fort Washington, Maryland. Our mailing address is
Fort Washington H.O.G.®
c/o Harley-Davidson® of Washington, DC
9407 Livingston Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744-4917
Chartered in December 1988, Fort Washington H.O.G.® held its first meeting in January 1989, and we have been meeting, riding, and having fun regularly ever since. As of May 2015, our membership stands at 350; on average, we welcome about 4 new members each month. Most members reside in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, although we have riders from across the nation on our roster.
Unlike many chapters, Fort Washington H.O.G.® is fortunate to have dedicated meeting space, provided by H-D® W, our sponsoring dealer. Located inside the dealership and known simply as the "H.O.G.® Room", this space is used to hold meetings, host social events, and conduct Chapter business.
Member meetings take place monthly, alternating between the first Thursday of the month at 7:15 p.m. (January, March, May, July, September, and November) and the first Saturday at 9:30 a.m. (February, April, June, August, October, and December). By alternating Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings, we enable a large proportion of our diverse membership, who live and work across an expansive metro area, to attend at least some of our meetings.
Our "official riding season" runs from early April through October; during the season, the Chapter sponsors rides nearly every weekend and on occasional weekdays. Even in the cold months, the riding never completely stops. Weather permitting, we host an annual New Year's Day 'Polar Bear' ride and occasional additional winter rides.
Throughout the year, we maintain a busy social calendar, filled with weekly "Chapter Socials" and activities such as movies, bowling, and holiday parties. We also support the special events of our sponsoring dealer. The most notable of these are the annual H-D® W Rolling Thunder Open House and the Rolling Thunder Yellow Ribbon Ride, which take place in May.
For more information on Fort Washington H.O.G.®, come to a Chapter meeting. You can also send a note to the address provided above, or contact any of the Chapter officers listed on the "Current Officers" page of this website.