Harley-Davidson is having a crazy ride this summer: first, President Donald Trump openly opposed the company’s overseas production plans; then the company unveiled new motorcycle models; then they presented new electric bike concepts, and now the iconic American motorcycle manufacturer is celebrating its 115th anniversary.
While everything that’s happening to Harley-Davidson this summer might be a lot to take in, this week the company is focusing on celebrating its existence, but also the riders who made the company as big as it is today, offering fantastic, fun celebration program for everyone who attends.
As part of the Milwaukee rally, there are parties all week at Harley-Davidson dealerships in the Milwaukee area.
The opening ceremony happened Wednesday at 4 p.m., and you can see footage of it in the video below!
Some of the amazing events Harley has prepared for this year include:
A free party at Veterans Park includes thrill shows, a Ferris wheel, helicopter rides, an exciting bike-building competition, and much more. It runs from Wednesday all through the weekends, and finishes on Sunday:
Wednesday: noon to 11 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 6 p.m.
Walker’s Point Motorcycle Alley:
There’s another fun party going on, this time in Walker’s Point. It runs from noon to midnight Friday and Saturday, and in addition to fantastic music and libations, you will be able to see BMX and skate demos as well as many more exciting acts.
Flat Out Friday
This insane flat-track bike race revs up at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on Friday; starting at 7 p.m. Motorcycles will compete on a Dr. Pepper – covered indoor track and everyone expects to have a blast!
For the first time in more than 100 years, we will see bike races on a sandy oval along the shore of Lake Michigan. The races happen at Bradford Beach, with practicing going from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and racing on Saturday from noon to 7 p.m.
You can check the full list of events HERE.
Bikers from all over the country are roaring through Milwaukee area these days, and they are all more than excited to be there!
Are you going to celebrate Harley-Davidson’s 115th birthday?
Sources: Harley-Davidson, Journal Sentinel