Preparations for Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary Celebration in Milwaukee are nearing completion. Harbor Thunder, a free festival celebrating the 110th anniversary of Harley-Davidson, will take place Aug. 28 from 5 to 11 p.m. along Kenosha’s Lake Michigan shore at Celebration Place, where 54th and 56th streets meet Lake Michigan.
Bill Davidson, great-grandson of company co-founder William A. Davidson picked up a new 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special directly from the factory assembly line at the company’s York to jump-start the final leg of Harley-Davidson’s year-long, global 110th Anniversary celebration.
Tens of thousands of bikes will converge at the world’s only Harley-Davidson Museum on Aug. 29, for its Bike Night and Celebration Countdown. The Bike Night, and the rest of the weekend, will feature new product displays, a JUMPSTART with two 2014 models, live music and more.
Bill Davidson, who is currently President of the Harley Davidson Museum said that the company’s 110 year history is a milestone that many, many companies will never ever see.
Davidson will ride the new Project RUSHMORE bike for more than 700 miles, stopping to meet with Harley-Davidson dealers and customers along the way.
Davidson will then ride the motorcycle to Milwaukee. He will ride in the 110th Anniversary Parade and then deliver the motorcycle to the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, where it will go on display.
Milwaukee Harley-Davidson is one of four dealerships in the Milwaukee metro area that is planning on hosting a series of events commemorating Harley’s 110th anniversary.
Chaz Hastings of Milwaukee Harley-Davidson said that they are expecting to sell around 20,000 T-Shirts.