About Us

Fox Valley IL Chapter #5056




The Fox Valley Illinois Chapter of the Harley Owners Group was founded on August 19, 1985 and holds national H.O.G.® Chapter number 5056. Our mission is to “Ride and Have Fun!” FVHOG brings together members of the community who own Harley-Davidson motorcycles for riding, friendship, camaraderie and charity work that benefits our members and the communities in which we live. The Chapter sponsors many member activities year-round. 

Chapter Officers:

Director Mike Cristofori 630-207-2299
Assistant Director Terry Walker  
Treasurer Tim Slager  
Secretary Cliff Adamo  
Safety Officer Jack Hammel  
Membership Officer Don Shore  
WebMaster Jack "Popeye" Minster  
Photographer Chris Shore  
Historian Jim Regis  
Activities Sherry Cristofori  
Email Admin Amy Baehr  
Sargent at Arms Jim Johnson  

Sponsoring Dealer: Conrad's Harley-Davidson® located at 19356 NE Frontage Rd, Shorewood, Illinois. Stop in or visit their website at https://www.conradshd.com/ or call (815) 725-2000.

Chapter Website: Visit our chapter website at www.fvhog.com for more detailed information. Registered chapter members may also join our FVHOG Facebook group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/57707291525/

Events: We bring in each New Year with our Freeze Yur’ Tail Ride on January 1st. For convenience, our Chapter Christmas Party. The next couple of winter months bring Game Nights, Monthly Dinner “Drives'' and many other activities. (This is a great time for bike maintenance and to add a few accessories.)

As “riding season” begins, we host a variety of Chapter rides which include many favorites such as our Hanks Farm Brunch Ride, the Reservation (Rez) Ride, our Sunrise Ride, and the Photo Safari Ride. We also offer various Dinner Rides, Day Rides, and Rides with our Dealer. There are also Regional National HOG Rallies, our Fall Color Ride, and Pizza Ride in November.

Community Involvement: While our primary purpose is Riding and Having Fun, we have raised money and donated to various charitable causes, local food pantries, shelters, military as well as Police and Fire Departments that benefit local individuals in need.

Safety/Education: FVHOG is well known in the area for hosting safe and well-structured rides. Our Road Captains are experienced in making our rides safe and enjoyable. We offer Tune-Up Rides to members where group riding safety information is discussed followed by a short group ride. Our Safety Officer provides a wealth of knowledge, tips, and techniques through classes (CPR, AED, First Aid etc.) and information sheets on our website. Our Safety Officer provides leadership for the members of our Road Captain community.

To Find Out More: If you are interested in getting the most out of your motorcycling experience, or simply want to learn more about us, come to one of our meetings. Guests are always welcome. We meet at Conrad's Harley-Davidson on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 10:00 AM from April through December.  Weather permitting, we may take a ride as a group somewhere out of the way for lunch.  All HOG members (or Harley Owners who’d like to become HOG members) are welcome to join us.

If you can’t make a meeting or would like us to tell you more, call one of the officers above or email our director at [email protected] . We’d be happy to talk to you.