Harley-Davidson is set to take grass-roots racing over the top with the addition ofHillclimb Motorcycle Racingto a slate of wide-open competition, moto-culture-centric activities and street parties during the Harley-Davidson®115th Anniversary Celebration in Milwaukee August 29-September 2.
The Harley-Davidson®115th Anniversary Hillclimb, which will offer a taste of Harley-Davidson heritage while showcasing the heart-pumping excitement of today’s racing action, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1 at Little Switzerland, a 200-foot-high ski hill in Slinger, Wis.
“It will be rider and machine against gravity on a steep-and-gnarly course up the face of the ski hill,” said Harley-Davidson Marketing Lead Eric Jensen. “Hillclimb is one of the original forms of motorcycle competition and a big part of our history that’s celebrated byThe Hill Climberstatue at the Harley-Davidson Museum. This event is a natural fit for our anniversary weekend as we put motorcycle culture on full display.”
Other racing action scheduled for the anniversary weekend includes:Flat Out Friday Powered by Harley-Davidson(Aug. 31) featuring bar-to-bar indoor flat-track racing on the concrete floor of Panther arena in Milwaukee on an oval circuit soaked with sticky Dr. Pepper syrup. Also,Run What You Brung Drag Racing Powered by Harley-Davidson(Aug. 31) will put participants side-by-side and head-to-head round after round at Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, Wis. Race entry information and event details are posted ath-d.com/115.
“This is an anniversary celebration not to miss,” said Heather Malenshek, Vice President, Marketing, Harley-Davidson. “There will be moto-culture activities perfect for riders and non-riders alike, as well as families. Most activities will be free and open to the public, but if attendees want to upgrade with exclusive experiences and limited-edition merchandise, we have designed special anniversary rally packs.”
The threeRally Packsinclude a special wrist band good for drink discounts and other perks at Anniversary venues, VIP motorcycle parking, limited-edition merchandise and special access at many events. Only 400Chrome Packs, the top tier package, and less than 1,000 second-tierRides Home Packsremain. Rally Packs are available ath-d.com/115packand quantities are limited.
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With Sunday marking 115 days until the start of the Harley-Davidson®115th Anniversary Milwaukee Celebration, anticipation is building. Five neighborhoods throughout the Milwaukee area are throwing parties during the anniversary weekend. Wear a Rally Pack wristband to any of these street parties and receive a discount on a select beverage purchase plus other perks. See all street party details ath-d.com/115.
TheHarley-Davidson Museum®will be the epicenter of 115th Anniversary activities in Milwaukee. The Museum will host entertainment on two stages, motorcycle field games, a custom bike show, tattoo artists, local food and more. Paid admission is required to enter the Museum, but all H.O.G. members enjoy complimentary admission with a valid H.O.G. membership card and photo identification.
TheHarley-Davidson 115th and H.O.G. 35th Anniversary Moto-Carnival at Veterans Parkwill celebrate 35 years of the Harley Owners Group and 115 years of Harley-Davidson with Full Throttlefest, a traveling version of the world-famous Full Throttle Saloon featuring Rhett Rotten’s Wall of Death, Circus Una’s Highwire Thrill Show, the Urias Globe of Death, a bungee slingshot, helicopter rides and nightly concerts.
“Harley-Davidson, Full Throttle and all of our Harley-Davidson riding brothers and sisters from around the world are a recipe for the best party on the planet for 2018,” saidJesse James Dupree of the Full Throttle Saloon. “Harley-Davidson represents 115 years of American history and we are honored to be helping throw this amazing party on the Milwaukee lakefront.”
More information on all Harley-Davidson®115th Anniversary Milwaukee Celebration events and activities, including factory tours and Juneau Avenue Global Headquarters visits, the H-D Police and Civilian Skills Competition, Harley-Davidson Museum activities, self-guided local rides, is available ath-d.com/115.
About Harley-Davidson Motor CompanySince 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visitwww.h-d.com.