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Harley-Davidson Kick Starts Season

Bike Week 2010 will include demos, ride-in show and more.
February 11, 2010

Milwaukee, WI - Harley-Davidson gets the riding season off to a fast start at Daytona Bike Week 2010 with activities at a new location at Riverfront Park on Beach Street and a larger presence at the Daytona International Speedway.

The 69th Annual Daytona Bike Week 2010 renews the long tradition of riders, enthusiasts, bikes and racing all in the sun and sand of Daytona Beach, Fla. Attracting huge crowds of riders and motorcycle enthusiasts of all kinds from all places, Daytona Bike Week is a biker's rite of spring not to be missed.

Harley-Davidson will welcome everyone to Daytona Bike Week 2010 at its exciting new location at Riverfront Park on Beach Street and with an array of Harley activities at Daytona International Speedway.

"Daytona Bike Week marks the start of the riding season, like New Year's Day for motorcycle riders, and Harley-Davidson will be there to celebrate," said Steve Piehl, Harley-Davidson Director of Consumer Events. "Our new location at Riverfront Park is a showcase for custom Harley motorcycles, while our spot at the Speedway gives riders a chance to test ride any of our 70 demo bikes."

Harley-Davidson activities at the Riverfront Park on Beach Street will run from Friday, February 26 to Saturday, March 6, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Highlights include:

  • Harley-Davidson Parts & Accessories and MotorClothes Products interactive experience: Check out the latest and greatest in customization and technology.
  • Third Annual Harley-Davidson Women's Ride (Tuesday, March 2)
  • Harley-Davidson Ride-In Custom Bike Show (Wednesday, March 3)
  • V-Rod Race Experience - Race your friends and win!
  • Fit Shop customization activities
  • Tattoo competition
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) bike build and raffle
  • Food, beverage, music and free parking
Harley-Davidson activities at Daytona International Speedway near the Intersection of Midway Avenue and Richard Petty Boulevard will run from Saturday, February 27, to Saturday, March 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Highlights include:
  • Harley-Davidson motorcycle demo rides
  • Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) pin stop: Members get a free event pin
  • H.O.G. Day, Saturday, Feb. 27: Members receive a special gift
  • 2010 Harley-Davidson interactive motorcycle display
  • Fit Shop motorcycle experience - see how any Harley can be custom fit
  • Food, beverages, music and free parking
Motorcycle owners are invited to enter their Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the Ride-In Custom Bike Show on Wednesday, March 3. Registration is only $10, and will be at Riverfront Park on Beach Street from 9 a.m.-noon, with cash prize winners in a variety of classes. Entries are open to the general public.

Harley-Davidson motorcycle demo rides will be available at Daytona International Speedway February 27 to March 6. Riders with a valid license and appropriate riding gear can test ride any 2010 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

For a complete listing of Harley-Davidson events, please visit our website at www.harley-davidson.com and there will be online coverage direct from Daytona at www.harley-davidson.com/daytona. Please check the on-site Harley-Davidson activities guide for additional times and locations of entertainment and other special attractions, as well as social media Web sites like Facebook and Twitter for updates from Daytona.

Reprinted with permission from Rider Report.

MIC Seeks To End Ban

MIC pushes for solution to end ban on youth vehicles.
February 11, 2010

Indianapolis, IN - The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) says now is the time to push for a Congressional solution to permanently end the ban on youth motorcycles and ATVs, according to a press release from MIC.

At the Dealer Expo in Indianapolis Feb. 12-15, the MIC will host a variety of multi-media communications tools and activities so dealers, MIC members and Expo exhibitors can voice their concerns, show their support and urge Congress to take action to permanently end the ban on youth vehicles.

The communication offerings include text messaging, letters, e-mails, calls and videos for members, exhibitors and dealers to get in touch with their Congressional Representatives.

Reprinted with permission from Powersports Business.

Wellness Expert Teams With Harley-Davidson

Jillian Michaels, Harley-Davidson aim to help women live more fulfilling lives.
January 5, 2010

Milwaukee, WI - Step to the side of the road red and blue teams. Recently, Harley-Davidson Motor Company announced a partnership with America's wellness expert Jillian Michaels to encourage women to gear up and get behind the handlebars of their own motorcycle.

Michaels, a life-long motorcycle enthusiast and licensed rider, is teaming with the Motor Company to spotlight National Garage Party Month, which features a special promotion that will reward one lucky woman and three of her friends with a transformational weekend and an opportunity to meet Michaels.

"Learning to ride a motorcycle was an empowering experience for me, so I want to share that with other women," Michaels said. "That's what Garage Party events are all about. Women get to learn about the sport from other women in a non-intimidating environment, which is why I'm excited to be a part of this effort."

Harley-Davidson dealerships across the country are gearing up for National Garage Party Month in March 2010. Garage Party events provide a fun, social environment for women to learn about the sport of motorcycling, as well as meet other women who are interested in riding. Dealers host the events year-round, but the Motor Company has declared March as a special focus to bring national awareness to the events, which have encouraged thousands of women to learn to ride in the last few years.

During National Garage Party Month, the Motor Company is also hosting a sweepstakes that will reward one lucky woman and three of her friends with a transformational weekend in Los Angeles. The weekend will feature participation in the Harley-Davidson Rider's Edge New Rider Course, spa treatments and a motivational talk with Michaels on how to live a better, healthier life.

Garage Party History
Harley-Davidson started hosting Garage Party events at dealerships throughout the country in 2005 to encourage women to embrace the sport of motorcycling. The growth of female riders has continued to rise over the last two decades. In 1990, women represented just three percent of riders, but according to recent data from the Motorcycle Industry Council, women riders now represent 13 percent of new motorcycle purchasers and 23 percent of all motorcyclists.

Garage Party events are fun and interactive, covering topics such as a review of the basic motorcycle controls, how to customize a motorcycle's style and ergonomics and how to gear up for a ride. Garage Party event attendees are organized into small groups, getting their first taste of the camaraderie that goes along with riding. Groups will visit four informational seminars, including:

  • Motorcycle Orientation to learn the basic differences between Harley-Davidson motorcycle families.
  • MotorClothes® Merchandise to discover the important attributes needed in motorcycle gear.
  • Customization to learn how to customize a motorcycle to reflect a rider's personal style and ergonomic needs, using Fit Shop that many dealers have.
  • Self-Service to find out how just about anyone can handle the weight of a motorcycle, including an interactive experience on picking up a motorcycle - for those who are interested in trying it out.
Between seminars, women get the chance to interact with each other, as well as hear from women who are already living their motorcycle dreams.

The women-only Harley-Davidson Garage Party events are free for any woman who is looking to take the next step to get behind the handlebars. For more information about Garage Party events, to find an event in your area, or learn more about the sweepstakes, visit www.harley-davidson.com/garageparty. 

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