Becoming A Member
Why should you join Santa Maria H.O.G.? Because you like to ride Harley-Davidson® motorcycles as much as we do! Because you like to meet new people and make new friends. Because you enjoy going on safe group rides to fun places and eat great food! You will find that SM HOG is an active, diverse group and this club doesn’t hibernate in the winter either! We have fun activities planned year round to suit everyone’s style. Active members of SMHOG also receive a 10% discount at Santa Maria Harley-Davidson®. Those savings alone could pay for your membership fee in just one visit! (Active members are those that are current on their dues.)
Note: You must currently be an active full, associate or a life member of national H.O.G. to join Santa Maria H.O.G. To learn more about joining national H.O.G.® click here.
To join our chapter, please download and complete our Membership Form. Electronic copies are not accepted. You must print and sign the form and there should be no stray marks on the form. This is considered a ‘legal document’ with National H.O.G. and Harley-Davidson. Each member of your household that wishes to join must fill out a separate form. Be sure to include your e-mail address on the form.
Membership is currently $24 a year per member. Our year goes from January 1 through December 31 starting in 2024. Dues are nonrefundable and we do not prorate dues for new members.
As a reminder, per National H.O.G. and the National Chapter Handbook on page 4, under Local Chapter Membership it states in the last line of the paragraph, “An expired National membership automatically terminates local chapter membership and any associated memberships.” Please pay attention to your renewal notice when you receive it from National H.O.G. and don’t get caught with your chaps down!
Alcohol / Drug Policy: H.O.G. rides are alcohol as well as prescription (those that could impair one’s abilities), recreational, or illegal drug free. The Ride Leader / Road Captain will designate the destination / termination point of the ride at which point riders are free to make their own personal choice on the consumption of alcohol, prescription, recreational, or illegal drugs but will be asked NOT to ride back with other riders who have not made the choice of consuming alcohol or taking drugs. This includes a passenger. This is for the safety of those riders who do not consume alcohol or take prescription / illegal drugs. The Chapter cannot pay for liability insurance for each ride so it will not be tolerated. Additionally, it will not be tolerated by our sponsoring Harley-Davidson dealer, or Harley-Davidson. This policy applies to both riders and passengers.
Inappropriate Language and Behavior: Some people use profanity and dirty words freely. Some people use foul language when their emotions run high. Other people think they are just being funny. However, there is no excuse for obscene or sexual language, ethical jokes or slurs, or personal attacks using foul language. This includes not only the spoken word but also any photos and written material. Chapter members should not be forced to endure dirty words or sexual talk that makes them uncomfortable. Inappropriate patches shall not be worn or displayed on a members clothing at any time as a Chapter member. There is no place for this type of language or behavior, and it will not be tolerated in the Santa Maria Harley Owners Group and could be grounds for termination of membership with the Chapter. If the Chapter Manager determines that a member’s conduct is undesirable or contrary to the sponsoring Dealer’s standards or vision the membership may be revoked per National H.O.G. Chapter Charter guidance. This applies to both rider and passenger.