The Cape Breton Chapter Harley Owners Group® is a nonprofit, recreation oriented organization, consisting of capable, caring members of our communities. Our purpose is to promote responsible motorcycling activities and encourage participation in local, regional, and national H.O.G® events maintaining a family-oriented philosophy. We all share a common interest in a love of motorcycling and a desire to improve the quality of life for as many children as we can help. Our identified charity is The Children's Wish Foundation,
with annual fundraising taking place through a Bike Draw for a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.
The Cape Breton Chapter operates with a Board of Directors and several appointed officers, A Director, Assistant Director, Treasurer and Secretary are considered the Executive; other positions appointed by the Executive may include Road Captain, Activities Chair, Ladies of Harley Officer, Safety Officer, Editor, Photographer and Historian. The Executive Officers are nominated from among the membership at the Annual General Meeting, held in November. Their role is to oversee the Chapter's membership and financial functioning, as well as to represent the Chapter in the community. The Director and Assistant Director must be full members of H.O.G® Canada, the Treasurer and Secretary may be Associate Members.
Chapter members may participate in all local and H.O.G® Canada events, and receive invitations to other chapter events and regional rallies. Chapter members may organize any social activity in which other members can participate. Chapters are not limited to sponsoring Regional of National Rallies.
To become a Chapter member, a person must be an active member of H.O.G® Canada. The Chapter operates on a calendar year, with annual fees of $25 per year. The fiscal year is from 1 January to 31 December.
This chapter was founded in 1989, and is a member of Harley Owners Group® Canada. It has grown to well over one-hundred and thirty members, and includes the large geographic area of Cape Breton Island, as well as Guysborough and Antigonish Counties.