Skulloween Bike Night returns and a first-ever outdoor Movie Night premieres.
MILWAUKEE, USA (Sept. 30, 2021) – The Harley-Davidson Museum has been an anchor of the Menomonee Valley neighborhood since opening back in 2008. The H-D Museum is also a proud sponsor of Valley Week, which aims to showcase some of the fantastic ways to experience the nature, destinations and the Menomonee River Valley’s fascinating history in the heart of Milwaukee. As a part of the festivities, the Harley-Davidson Museum is thrilled to present an outdoor movie night on Friday, Oct. 1.
Bring the whole family down to the H-D Museum for a screening of Trolls World Tour for the Valley Week finale. Pack a blanket or chairs to get cozy under the night sky. Come early to have the kids take a spin on an H-D® IRONe™ electric balance bike, nab a (temporary) tattoo or grab a bite from MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant.
But the family-friendly fun doesn’t stop there. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 16, the ever-popular engineering merit badge program returns for in-person, hands-on experiences. And don’t fret, the virtual program remains a popular option for scouts from around the country on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings.
And just in time for Halloween, Milwaukee’s favorite haunt, MOTOR, brings back Skulloween on Oct. 28. The night will feature live music, raffles for Harley-Davidson® gear and more shenanigans for ghouls who just want to have fun! Dress up to win the costume contest and go home with a $250 Harley-Davidson Museum Campus gift card! Don’t miss out!
PROGRAMMING / EVENTS Valley Week Outdoor Movie Night
Friday, Oct. 1, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Bring the whole family down to the Harley-Davidson Museum in the Valley for an outdoor screening of Trolls World Tour and more fun activities as we celebrate another successful Valley Week!
Grab some dinner, drinks, or snacks from MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant for dine-in or carry-out to pair with the movie or check out the refreshments available outside. Enjoy kids activities prior to the film, including H-D® IRONe™ ebike demos and airbrush tattoos.
Thursday, Oct. 28, 5 – 9 p.m.
Head to one of Milwaukee’s most popular haunts, MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant, for a celebration of all things black and orange! In addition to food and drink specials from MOTOR, Skulloween Bike Night will feature live music and raffles for Harley-Davidson® gear. Those who dress to impress will have a chance to win bragging rights in our costume contest. The costume with the most votes at the end of the night will win a $250 Harley-Davidson Museum Campus gift card!
Annual Pass Looking for interesting things to do and ways to fully enjoy our programs and exhibits? The Harley-Davidson Museum’s new Annual Pass offers individual, family and VIP levels to fit your lifestyle. Just some of the perks of the new Annual Pass include: admission discounts, free admission for children under age 18, merchandise discounts at The Shop, dining discounts at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant and more.
Plus, if you purchase an Annual Pass in 2021, those passholder perks can be enjoyed all of 2021 and 2022. Visit H-D Museum.com to see complete ticket details for exclusions and other terms and conditions.
Engineering Merit Badge (Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.)
All scouts are welcome to come earn their Engineering Merit Badge at the Harley-Davidson Museum! This experience will be partially facilitated as scouts explore the history of Harley-Davidson as well as the engineering of motorcycles as they complete the nine merit badge requirements. Advance registration is required. Program registration closes one week prior to the scheduled program date. Ticket includes: Downloadable activity booklet used for the program, partially facilitated program, blue card signed by the facilitator (one blue card per scout registration) and an exclusive H-D Museum® patch.
Scout Virtual Engineering Merit Badge (Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.) This new 90-minute online program is open to scouts from all over the country. Our program facilitator will guide the troops and explore the role an engineer plays while creating a Harley-Davidson® Motorcycle. Nine requirements for the Engineering Merit Badge will be discussed during this virtual, interactive program. Advance registration is required. Program Fee: $20 per Scout, which includes an activity booklet used during the program and a special H-D® patch upon completion of the program.
MUST-SEE EXHIBITS AND INSTALLATIONS
Revolution Max Engine (on display now)
The brand-new Revolution® Max 1250cc engine powers a new generation of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. See the liquid-cooled, 60-degree V-Twin that delivers for the Pan America™ adventure touring model and the performance cruiser Sportster® S motorcycle. On view in the Museum lobby.
Clubs & Competition (on display now)
In the early part of the 20th century, motorcycle culture was a homegrown phenomenon. It grew out of the passion of riders for their evolving sport. The camaraderie that developed around riding and attending competitive events led to the formation of motorcycle clubs that hosted destination rides, family picnics with motorcycle games and other riding competitions.
The newly reinstalled display case in the Clubs & Competition gallery highlights clothing from club members from primarily the 1930s and 1940s. The clothing selections on view include full dress uniforms, shirts, sweaters, jackets and caps, customized by the owners with their club name and logo, and pins or patches indicating membership in the American Motorcyclist Association. The H-D Archives™ collection includes Motorclothes® apparel sold in H-D® product catalogs but also non-H-D produced clothing items that have been proudly customized by riders.
Experience Gallery: Model Year 2021 Harley-Davidson motorcycles (on display now)
Always a favorite photo opportunity for riders and non-riders alike, the H-D Museum’s Experience Gallery has been refreshed with five 2021 Harley-Davidson motorcycles –including the all-new Pan America™ and the Sportster S!
Harley Fox(on display now) Gail Anderson’s 1986 Softail® Custom motorcycle, “Harley Fox,” built by her partner Bob Burrows, took top prize at the first Ladies of Harley® (LOH) ride-in show during Daytona Beach Bike Week in 1987. With her custom bike and themed riding gear, Anderson presented a striking image that fit the growing visibility and exciting new options for women riders in the 1980s.
Alfonso Sotomayor’s 1957 Model FL(on display now)
The Harley-Davidson Museum is proud to announce its collection has recently grown with the addition of a 1957 Model FL that was ridden by famed Mexican stunt rider and racer Alfonso Sotomayor Canales.
Harley-Davidson’s history in Mexico dates back to at least 1913. In the 1920s, the brand was more frequently spotted throughout Mexico City as the motorcycles proved popular with the local traffic police who would also perform stunts with their Harley-Davidson® bikes. After racing from the 1930s into the 1960s, Sotomayor launched his own stunt riding career by performing the famed “Salto de la Muerte” or Jump of Death. Learn more about Sotomayor’s feats of derring-do and Harley-Davidson’s early entry into Mexico with this new display located in the Custom Culture area.
“Off-Road Harley-Davidson” (on display now)
In the decades before America paved its highways, early riders had to be prepared for all sorts of terrain: sand, clay or dirt – and wandering those makeshift byways were Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Today, it’s called off-road or adventure touring; back then it was just called riding. Since 1903, Harley-Davidson motorcycles proved their toughness by riding over wooded hills, through stone-choked creek beds and up mountain sides. “Off-Road Harley-Davidson” tells the history of motorcycles designed for rough roads, the people who rode them and the adventures they shared.
“Building a Milwaukee Icon: Harley-Davidson’s Juneau Avenue Factory” (on display now)
A recently recovered cache of architectural drawings includes plans for the original Juneau Avenue facility. The pencil drawings, along with archival photographs, demonstrate the whirlwind pace of the company’s early growth. While building an international business—going from producing just over 1,000 motorcycles in 1909 to manufacturing 27,000 motorcycles in 1920—the company’s Milwaukee factory experienced near-constant expansion. Construction through this relatively brief period created the buildings that today, a century later, are still the proud home of Harley-Davidson.
“Building a Milwaukee Icon” provides a snapshot of Harley-Davidson’s formative years and illustrates a chapter of Milwaukee history when the city was known as the “Machine Shop to the World.”
Google Arts & Culture, “An Amphibious Sidecar Tour of the Salton Sea”(on display now) 100 years ago, John Edwin Hogg and Phillip Johnston visited the Salton Sea. Their exploits earned detailed coverage in the September 1921 issue of “The Harley-Davidson Enthusiast™” magazine due to the unexpected role their Harley-Davidson® motorcycles played in the adventure.
MOTOR® BAR & RESTAURANT
MOTOR® Bar and Restaurant is now open seven days a week – including dinner service on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays! Whether you’re hankering for an authentic all-you-can-eat Wisconsin Friday fish fry or just want to reconnect with your “virtual” colleagues, MOTOR provides the perfect backdrop to toast great food and good times. Plus, October’s bands for Saturday’s BBQ & Blues are scorchers.
10/2/2021 No BBQ & Blues (private event)
10/9/2021 Steve Cohen
1903 EVENTS Book your holiday party now! After months of missing out on events and gatherings, it’s time to reconnect with friends, family and colleagues. Intimate or grand, the team at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant and 1903 Events are ready to take care of all the details so all you have to worry about is where you left your dancing shoes.
About the Harley-Davidson Museum
Discover culture and history through stories and interactive exhibits that celebrate expression, camaraderie, and love for the sport at the Harley-Davidson Museum. A visit to the H-D Museum is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. With an unrivaled collection of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and memorabilia, a 20-acre, park-like campus, and a calendar full of activities, the H-D Museum is one of Milwaukee’s top tourist destinations for visitors from around the globe. Make your plans to visit the Harley-Davidson Museum at H-DMuseum.com.
Community gathers for car, truck and motorcycle show to support families in need.
The 13th Annual Cruisin’ for Kids kicked off on Saturday August 14, 2021, off Clinton Highway, benefiting the Mission of Hope’s efforts to support families in need.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Engines roared down the highway in Knoxville over the weekend as trucks, cars and motorcycles gathered for an event meant to help children in need.
It was the 13th Annual Cruisin’ for Kids event benefiting the Mission of Hope’s work to support families in need across East Tennessee. The event wasn’t just to help raise funds for the nonprofit, though. It was also a competition to see who had the best vehicles in a variety of categories.
Awards included categories like the Top 3 Rat Rods, the Top 3 Motorcycles, the Top 3 Trucks, the Top 3 imports, the Top 3 Daily Drivers, the People’s Choice Award and the Best Unfinished.
“Our money is raised through registration for cars, we have a silent auction and we sell t-shirts,” said Mary Anne Gamble, an organizer of the event.
Money raised from the event will go towards buying clothes and toys to be given to underprivileged children around Christmastime.
Bagger Racing League Partners with FITE for exclusive Live Viewing of First-ever Drag Specialties Battle of the Baggers.
Tune in to Bagger Racing League™ Utah, Sunday June 27th, and watch Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycles Battle
Durango, CO (June 9, 2021) – Race fans and riders alike can tune in live to the first-ever Bagger Racing League, featuring five unique races, most of which are the first of their kind. BRL is proud to partner with the premier pay-per-view provider FITE to broadcast the first ever BRL Sunday, June 27th at 3:00 pm EDT.
For just $14.99, viewers can watch all the action live and be a witness to motorcycle history in the making. With five epic classes and over 50 riders from across the globe the Harley-Davidson and Indian fight for racing dominance will be seen at every level live on FITE. Order here.
“I am ready to see the score settled between Harley and Indian!” announced BRL founder, Rob Buydos.
Drag Specialties Battle of the Baggers Bagger Racing League™ Round 1 takes place at Utah Motorsports Complex, June 25–27, in Salt Lake City. Tickets, hotel packages, camping and VIP experiences for Drag Specialties Battle of the Baggers are available now at www.BaggerRacingLeague.com.
“FITE fans have really embraced the motorsports we’ve offered,” said FITE COO, Michael Weber. “Battle of the Baggers is another exciting inaugural event for us that we feel will appeal to existing and new fans with some of the top riders in the field competing.”
Each round will be a 3-day event, featuring the world’s largest V-Twin vendor village at a road racetrack, stunt shows, camping, the Arlen Ness Custom Bike Show and much more. Drag Specialties Battle of the Baggers will broadcast live through FITE and will feature a live audience and announcing.
An action-packed highlight video of what to expect from Bagger Racing League can be viewed here: youtu.be/EsNBJW7dk8I.
Drag Specialties Battle of the Baggers Bagger Racing League™ will feature 5 classes of racing, making this accessible to all riders that have put in track time, not just pro-racers:
Class 1 Hooligan GP presented by Icon: Includes American V-twin inspired platforms.
Class 2 Big Twin GP presented by NAMZ: Includes any American large-displacement big twin.
Class 3 Pro-Stock Bagger GP presented by Metzeler Tires: Includes Harley-Davidson or Indian with fairing and saddlebags to qualify
Class 4 Stunt GP presented by Lucas Oil: Invitational. Invited entrants compete in a judged stunt competition Friday night, then take their bike to the track for qualifying on Saturday and the main event on Sunday.
Class 5 BRL’s premier Bagger GP presented by Custom Dynamics: Harley-Davidson and Indian touring bikes duke it out in a fight for dominance.
In addition to the excitement around the Harley-Davidson – Indian Motorcycle rivalry, featuring Tyler O’Hara on an Indian and Ben Bostrom on a Harley-Davidson in the Premiere Bagger GP Class, Bagger Racing League history will be made with the first female racer in a Bagger GP, featuring Patricia Hernandez riding for Saddlemen racing.
“With all the experience that FITE has, they are the perfect partner for the Bagger Racing League,” said Bagger Racing League COO, John M. Oakes. “The excitement of the first race will be history in the making.”
Bagger Racing League has united Harley-Davidson aftermarket parts companies from across the world, including: 31 State, Beringer Brakes, Bridgestone Tires, Continental Tires, Custom Dynamics, CVRD Canopies, Drag Specialities, Dream Rides, Dunlop Tires, Eric Herrmann, Icon, Kicker, Klock Werks, Kraus Motor Company, LA Choppers, Legends Suspensions, LePera Seats, Lucas Oil, Lucky Speed Shop, Metzeler Tires, Moto United, NAMZ, Optimate, Rider Justice, SMT Wheels and Sturgis Buffalo Chip.
Companies, brands and shops building bikes competing in the premier Bagger Racing League Bagger Premier GP presented by Custom Dynamics include: Alloy Art, Barnett, Bassani, Feuling Parts, Performance Machine, Pistol Pete Custom Cycles, Saddlemen, Slyfox, S&S Cycles, The Speed Merchant and Trask Performance.
Harley-Davidson Dealerships from across the country are fielding teams including:
Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Memphis
Harley-Davidson of Yuba City
Iron Steed Harley-Davidson
Las Vegas Harley-Davidson
Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson
Registered teams include
Blakline Speed Shop
Collective PHX & Leading Edge V-Twin
Fab 28 Industries
Miller Built Performance Cycles
My Garage – Ventura
RPM & Arlen Ness
Speed Kings Cycle
Team Dream Rides
The Chopper Place
The Warrior Built Foundation
Drag Specialities Battle of the Baggers, Bagger Racing League™ Round 1 will take place June 25–27, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at Utah Motorsports Complex. Get your tickets, hotel packages, camping and VIP experiences and more at www.BaggerRacingLeague.com.
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Mile-long burnout video that broke Instagram | Bagger Racing League Competitor C-Bear:
The Bagger Racing League™ explodes onto the scene!
The Harley-Davison and V-Twin motorcycle community will now have their day at the racetrack!
Durango, CO (January 29, 2021) – On January 25, 2021, the biggest news to hit the Harley-Davison and V-Twin motorcycle community arrived in the formation of the Bagger Racing League™ at the V-Twin Only Track Day at Chuckwalla Raceway in Southern California on Monday. The idea was to bring the V-Twin Performance Community to a road race track and let the world know what the upgrades are all about. The V-Twin Only Track Day with the help of Tony from Shred Moto Co and Eric from Jiffy Tune, hosted over 100 American big twin bikes at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway and was the perfect opportunity for the big announcement.
Bagger Racing League™ welcomed DRAG Specialties, world leader in V-Twin aftermarket parts, accessories and apparel distribution, as their Title Sponsor.
Bagger Racing League™ founder Rob Buydos and Chief Operations Officer John Oakes welcomed representatives from the best aftermarket parts and accessory companies and race teams in the world as they all took part in signing a commitment to race with the Bagger Racing League™ for the 2021 Season. Race team conformations included:
The Speed Merchant
More teams will be announced as they sign on.
Additionally, The biggest news in the custom bike game was also announced! Zach and Cory Ness of Arlen Ness Motorcycles have signed a commitment to host a massive custom motorcycle show at the 2021 event.
“With the rise of performance baggers we’ve seen over the last 5 years, we wanted an event that could help promote those parts that make these bikes so sought after. This is just the beginning, and I can’t wait to see where it leads,” said Rob Buydos, Bagger Racing League™ founder.
Bagger Racing League™ race will be a 3-day event, featuring the world’s largest V-Twin vendor village at a road racetrack, stunt shows, camping, the Arlen Ness Custom Bike Show and much more. Each event will telecast live and feature a live audience. If the V-Twin Only Track Day is any indication, and with over 100 riders and nine separate Harley-Davidson dealerships with staff or their principals participating, as well as riders coming all the way from Maine, the Bagger Racing League™ is sure to sell out quickly.
“Bagger Racing League™ will allow Harley-Davidson and V-twin parts manufacturers to showcase their performance parts in a competitive atmosphere. I am excited to be a part of the team and to take my passions—for events, motorcycles, sponsorship, marketing and racing—and combined them all into one loud, fast and fun weekend,” said John Oakes with BRL™ .
BRL™ will feature 4 classes of racing:
1. Hooligan GP: Includes V-twin inspired platform.
2. Big Twin GP: Includes any large-displacement big twin.
3. Stunt GP: Is an invitational. Invited entrants will compete in a judged stunt competition on Friday night then take the same bike to the track for qualifying on Saturday and the main event on Sunday.
4. Premier Class Bagger GP: Harley and Indian touring bikes duke it out in the fight for dominance
Bagger Racing League™ Round 1 will take place June 25–27, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at Utah Motorsports Complex. Presale tickets, hotel packages, camping and more will be available for an early bird presale on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Those interested can sign up for presale ticket access at http://www.BaggerRacingLeague.com.
If you missed the live announcement, see the video on the Bagger Racing League Facebook page.
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Motorcycle Live returns to the NEC this weekend and you can still get tickets
The two wheeled extravaganza runs from 16th – 24th November
by Scott Dickinson from https://www.birminghammail.co.uk
Strap on your helmets because the UK’s largest motorcycle show rides back into Birmingham this weekend with even more attractions for the entire family.
The biking exhibition, in association with Bikesure Insurance, proved very popular last year pulling in 103,702 fans and over 40 of the world’s leading manufacturers.
Motorcycle Live runs from 16th-24th November 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham
This year’s attendance is set to spike with the introduction of brand new content for the little ones. This includes the Arenacross Toddler’s experience for kids too young for an electric bike, but still want to get involved. The show is also introducing a Live Treasure Hunt that will encourage under 10s to explore the show, answering questions and winning prizes.
Motorcycle Live has notoriously always had family at heart, ensuring the day of biking is a thrill for people of all ages. This year 4-12 year olds can get in gear and ride an electric bike on a learner-friendly track. Those aged seven or over can try out OSET machines in the ACU Try Trials.
However, the Moto-Cirque Arena proves the main attraction for most families, showcasing professional riders performing incredible aerial FMX stunts. The neon spectacular remains a treat for the senses, and motorheads across the UK can’t wait to see it.
The Social Hub is also set to reappear following its overwhelming success last year, inviting attendees to meet their favourite moto-vloggers, bloggers and media personalities. The space is theirs to do what they please, so get ready to creatively interact with some of your online icons!
With all of this, incredible competitions and even cheaper parking than 2018’s show (£10 when booked in advance and £12 on the door), the exhibition is unmissable.
With free entry for kids under five and just £1.00 entry for 6-16 year olds (excluding admin fee), other tickets are priced at £10.80/ £12.00/£17.55/£19.50/£25.00 (excluding admin fee).
The Coral Head MusicFest in Pinellas Park, Fl this weekend is turning into the hottest ticket in the Tampa Bay area. There are very few VIP tickets remaining so if you are looking for these tickets you need to hurry!
VIP INCLUDES: Preferred parking, Free Food, Free Beer/Wine/Soda/Water, Front Area Preferred Seating, Meal Ticket for one of our festival vendors, VIP Area Access.
LINEUP: SEBASTIAN BACH, JACKYL, SLAUGHTER, MITCH PERRY GROUP, & MORE!
A FULL DAY FESTIVAL BENEFITING U.S. VETERANS
Brought to you by the American Legion and sponsored by The City of Pinellas Park, Fl
The 10th annual Idaho Thunder Patriot Ride is Sunday, June 2nd and this year they’re giving away a Harley Davidson worth more than $10,000. The Patriot Ride will take off Sunday morning around 9:30 from High Desert Harley Davidson in Meridian. There is a 1,200 motorcycle cap so if you’re interested and haven’t registered, you can do so now by clicking HERE.
Registration in advance is $25 per person which includes the ride and the patch. Day of registration is $30 per person. V.I.P. tickets are $100 and you can only purchase those at High Desert Harley Davidson. V.I.P. includes a shirt, the ride, a patch, and front of ride placement. The ride is limited to 1,200 people so make sure to register a.s.a.p.
The finale at Carl Miller Park will have live music, food trucks, and that’s where someone wins a Harley Davidson worth more than $10,000. If you’d like to be in for that, tickets are $10 each or you can get six tickets for $50. All the details are on the Idaho Thunder Patriot Ride Facebook page.