Love Ride and California Bike Week just around the corner
20,000 motorcycle riders will join the world’s largest one-day motorcycle charity event, the Love Ride, and head out on a new route with a new destination to cap the events of the California Bike Week on November 11. The 24th annual Love Ride will leave Harley-Davidson of Glendale and end up in Fairplex in Pomona instead of the usual destination of Castaic. Jay Leno will again act as Grand Marshall and Rock ’N Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Gregg Allman will headline the entertainment after the ride.
California Bike Week will include various motorcycle events for enthusiasts including drag and flat track racing, trade show, stunt riding, and musical entertainment. Harley-Davidson will be offering demo rides aboard the new 2008 H-D and Buell motorcycles, so bring a valid motorcycle license and riding gear to saddle up on the new models. The Harley-Davidson Traveling Museum will be on site to allow visitors to take a peak into the Company’s legendary history and Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) will be available for H.O.G. members. Harley-Davidson’s interactive display, Acceleration Nation, will offer race fans a simulated drag racing experience aboard Harley-Davidson V-Rod motorcycles as well as a photo opportunity on NHRA racer Andrew Hines’ race bike.
The Love Ride began 24 years ago as a way to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy and local children’s charities, and has raised more than $20 million over the years. The Love Ride’s founder and owner, Harley-Davidson of Glendale, Oliver Shokouh, was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame this past August.