Saturday, December 22, 2012


Not only is it a big year for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company celebrating their 110th anniversary, but the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.®) is celebrating this year as well! 

For 30 years H.O.G. has been a huge resource for Harley-Davidson Riders with over 1,400 chapters world-wide.  Each chapter is sponsored by an Authorized Harley-Davidson Dealer with the idea of joining riders who share a passion for the brand, lifestyle, and brotherhood of motorcycling.  When joining a local chapter, you’ll always have plenty of opportunities to meet with friends, have fun, support worthy causes, and ride!

In addition to meeting new members, the Harley Owners Group offers benefits like road side assistance, discounted admission to certain national events and rallies, and a subscription to HOG Magazine.

Hot Metal Harley-Davidson’s Local Chapter is the Mon-Valley Harley Owner’s Group which was created in 1990.  As in most organizations, there are primary officers who help facilitate the day-to-day operations of the club.  This year Hot Metal Harley-Davidson has four dealership employees filling those roles.

The Director is Sales Manager, AJ Hadad and the Assistant Director is Master Tech, Ian Arlia. Salesman Brian Kohl is the secretary, while Business Manager Corl Rowe rounds out the primary officers as Treasurer for the club. 

“My goal for this year is to meet new people, strengthen relationships within the club, get members more active in the chapter and more importantly to ride and have fun,” said AJ Hadad Director of the Mon Valley H.O.G.

New Harley owners are given a one-year free national membership and a one-year free local membership from Hot Metal Harley-Davidson when they purchase a new or pre-owned Harley-Davidson.

Mon-Valey H.O.G. Meetings are held monthly at Hogs Bar on Prospect Road in Pittsburgh on the first Wednesday of each month.  Meetings begin at 7:30, but members are encouraged to come early and stay late!

There is a dedicated Facebook Page and section for the Mon Valley H.O.G. on Hot Metal Harley-Davidson’s website, There is a Harley-Davidson Authorized App for the Harley-Owner’s Group to help meet members and find out about events while on the go.

If you are looking for something to do and want to see what the chapter does, you can always check Hot Metal Harley-Davidson’s website calendar or call the Hog Caller at 412-HOG-1234.

UPCOMING Mon-Valley H.O.G. Events: 
  • JAN 1 F.Y.B.O. (Freeze Your Buns Off) Ride to Heinz Field Tour (Kickstands up at 12:15 from Hot Metal) 
  • JAN 26 Game Night at Hogs Bar on Prospect Road (Starts at 7PM)