Welcome to the Stone Celts HOG Chapter of O'Fallon IL., better known as Stone Celts Chapter. The Stone Celts Chapter invites you to ride and attend our events with us. As you can tell our motto is 'Ride and Have Fun'. We are the oldest HOG Chapter in the Metro St. Louis Area, originally established as Belleville HOG until June 2007. The Stone Celts Chapter is part of the National Harley Owners Group (National HOG) and as such we have one requirement to become a member. You must be a member of National HOG. The Harley Owners Group is an organization founded and sponsored by Harley Davidson Motor Company. The group was established to offer motorcycling benefits and services to Harley Davidson enthusiasts throughout the world, and to develop a close relationship between the Harley Davidson rider, the Harley Davidson dealer and Harley Davidson Motor Company. The goals of HOG Chapters are to generate an increased level of enthusiasm for riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, be family-oriented and a nonpolitical organization.
When you become a member of Stone Celts Chapter you will be welcomed into a family oriented exclusive group. You will meet a hundred other people that have the same desires that you do. You will receive newsletters detailing current activities and events for the area, as well as e-mail reminders to our members. All e-mails are sent blind carbon copy to protect our members from unwanted spam. Our Chapter supports several charities throughout the year. The motto of the Harley Owners Group is 'Ride and Have Fun'. We try to do just that. This is a social club, not a gathering for political forums. Some of our rides are planned months in advance with others getting together on the spur of the moment.
We have monthly dinner rides. We encourage our members to take part in National HOG's ABC's of Touring. On January 1st you will find us on our bikes for our Annual Polar Bear Ride, weather permitting. And if weather doesn't cooperate we'll get together just to share a meal with other members.
Our chapter members are very active participants in the Illinois State HOG Rally. In fact it was our chapter that proposed to bring the State Rally to Collinsville for 2004. And in 2010 our chapter hosted the 2010 Illinois State Rally in O'Fallon, IL. We actively schedule rides as a group to other HOG state and National rallies. We also try to attend other local HOG chapter events as possible.
Our usually scheduled rides start with January's Polar Bear ride, Blessing of the Bikes, Cancer Benefit Ride, Friendship Ride, just to name a few. And at least one weekend overnight ride to a place to be decided on by you, our members.
Ride and Have Fun is our foremost benefit. Make new friends and socialize with people who have similar interests. Get the opportunity to travel locally and nationally. Gain more riding experience. See and learn new things. Our sponsoring dealer, Frieze Harley Davidson, has a Chapter Discount Program on parts, accessories and clothing purchased at the dealership. This is only for active members. Sign the Sign In sheet at each meeting and receive a 10 percent discount at the dealership for the following month. Just mention at the register that you are a member of the Stone Celts Chapter. The cashier will be able to verify if you have signed the monthly Sign In sheet by accessing the computer.
During the summer we have our Chapter Picnic with all the food and soda provided to our members at no cost.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month starting at 7:30pm at the Elks Lodge in Fairview Heights, corner of Old Lincoln Trail and Hwy 161. If you need directions, please call the Dealership or one of our officers.
If you get there early, food and beverage is available. The meeting last about an hour with a short break in the middle, for talking with friends and refilling your drink. During the warm riding months members will show up early to enjoy showing off their bikes in the parking lot.
Applications are available at the dealership, at the meetings and on this website. Come and see what we are about and fill out the paperwork then. You can attend 2 meetings before deciding to join or not. Memberships are yearly from January through December and costs $20 per person. National HOG membership numbers are required to complete the chapter membership application. Spouses are encouraged to join as this is a family oriented group. For a spouse to join they too must have a National HOG membership number. They can join National HOG as an associate to the Full HOG member. If you have any questions, please contact the Stone Celts Membership Officer via the Officers page email link.