Founded in 1986 by Ralph Schneidewind, then owner of Doc’s Harley-Davidson
and son of Doc Schneidewind (original owner), as an outlet to finding more ways for his customers and friends to go riding. Ralph was the first member Kirkwood MO Chapter #2573 and a lifetime member of H.O.G.
In 1998, Patty Bush took over Doc’s for Ralph, who suffered an incapacitating brain aneurysm. Patty loved her H.O.G. chapter and found ways to support us any way she could. She also managed to sneak out of the store to ride with us every chance she could. She learned to drag race from her brother Ralph and continues to ride to this day.
In 2015, Beth Ernst acquired Doc’s Harley-Davidson and we couldn’t be luckier. In Beth, we have another great dealer and partner. Beth does not hide the fact that he loves her H.O.G. chapter, reminds us it is about riding and having fun all the time, and bends over backwards to make sure we are taken care of in every way. Our Chapter number changed to #3637 at this time but we retained our wonderful chapter history.
Our logo has changed over the years but has always focused on our St. Louis roots and our beloved St. Louis Arch.