The big bash will take place from August 29 to September 2

Harley-Davidson has been giving us resilient machines ever since they began their stunt back in 1903. This year, the Bar & Shield brand turns 115-years-old, and the company plans to leave no stone unturned to celebrate it with its fans worldwide. Bikers and non-bikers alike.

Harley has always celebrated such milestones with a bang, be it their first ever one on their 85th, 100th, or their 110th anniversaries, and each has surpassed their previous celebrations by a huge way. This time too the brand plans of treating everyone with a cynosure and for the first time, Harley invites those non-riders as well to enjoy the big bash set for August 29 – September 2.

“No matter what you ride, or even if you haven’t started yet, you are welcome to join the 115th-anniversary celebrations of Harley-Davidson.”

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Like every year, Harley will be accommodating folks from all over the world and from all walks of life into their celebrations. Highlighting the start of the legacy will be the cross-country rides that will terminate ultimately in the brand’s own backyard, Milwaukee on the Labor Day weekend.

Starting from the Tuesday, August 21st, these rides comprising of Harley fans and riders will originate from Seattle, San Diego, Ft. Lauderdale, and Portland. The long snake convoys will be crossing the country’s highways and byways and through towns, big and small, enticing the comradery as they go by.

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“The rumble of our Milwaukee 115th Anniversary Celebration will truly be heard across the United States as Harley-Davidson Rides Home launch from the four corners of the country," says Harley’s Vice President of Marketing Heather Malenshek.

Centered around Harley’s museum and telling the world about the brand’s rich heritage, there will be a number of activities spread across the city celebrating a passion for the freedom of two wheels. Events include artists paying homage to the brand’s history, photography, tattooing, pinstriping, live stunt shows and Motorcycle field games that invited anybody to participate.

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The games have genres like Slow Races, Plank Ride, T-ball, Barrel Roll, Ball on Cone and Weenie Bite. There is even a custom bike show where customers can showcase their builds with Harley underpinnings. All of these larger than life events will go live on the H-D Museum website in June. There will be live music shows and live food counters spread across the town to feel revelers.

There are a few events happening for the very first time. They include beach motorcycle racing on Bradford Beach on the shores of Lake Michigan, as well as sponsoring “Run What You Brung” drag racing, Flat Out Friday flat-track racing and more.

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Fans don’t even have to wait until the August 21st to celebrate the feat. In fact, starting yesterday, fans can use social media hashtag #HD115 to submit their freedom stories, the winner of which will receive a commemorative stainless-steel rivet displayed in a place of honor on the grounds of the Harley-Davidson Museum.

Every Monday leading to the grand event, Harley will showcase these stories on their social media channels and lead the conversation at #MotorcycleMonday to help extend weekends for all freedom-loving individuals. Other events include a visit to the historic site of the first Harley-Davidson factory, riding skill competition of HOG riders and trained motor officers, Harley-Davidson factory tours, motorcycle parades and more.

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And the best part of all of this hooliganism and shenanigans is that the party is free of cost and open to the public. Of course, there are VIP packages available for that well-deserved experiences, but just like they say, everything good in life is free of cost. To know more about the event including camping, the Rides Home, parties, lodging, and anything else, head to the Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary website.

The celebration is not just happening here in the State, but also right in the middle of Europe, in the land of 115 stories – Prague, Czech Republic. The celebration there will take place on July 5 - July 8 and events will include similar fun and frolicking around.

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