These events will connect millions of Harley-Davidson fans across the globe, united by a common bond and shared passion for freedom, self-expression and epic adventure. They include a bike blessing with Pope Benedict XVI in Rome and a huge Milwaukee homecoming event in September 2013.
The events span 11 countries on six continents including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. The festivities began last week with a 110th Anniversary Celebration kickoff party at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, the Motor Company’s birthplace.
Capping the regional experiences will be two main anniversary celebration events in Rome, Italy and Milwaukee. The Rome event in June 2013 will include a party in the Touristic Port of Ostia, two headlining concerts at the Stadio Olimpico, and a special bike blessing inside St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City, the heart of Rome, by Pope Benedict XVI. The event in Milwaukee over Labor Day weekend in 2013 will be an expanded celebration including rides to Milwaukee organized by fans, a celebration at the world-renowned Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds), a massive parade through downtown Milwaukee, activities at the Harley-Davidson Museum and three headlining concerts.
Harley-Davidson fans are invited to join the celebration events online where they can share videos, images and experiences on Facebook, Twitter, and at Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary. The website, which will remain live through 2013, will feature details about all of the Motor Company’s 110th Anniversary events, as well as content posted from fans around the world.
Calendar Of Events:
• Faaker See, Austria (Sept. 4-9, 2012): 110th Anniversary Kickoff Party at European Bike Week
• Goa, India (Feb. 2013): 110th Anniversary Experience at the 1st National H.O.G. Rally
• Auckland, New Zealand (Feb. 14-17, 2013): 110th Anniversary Experience at the National H.O.G. Rally
• Daytona Beach, Fla. (March 9-16, 2013): 110th Anniversary Experience at Daytona Bike Week
• Melbourne, Australia (April 13-14, 2013) 110th Anniversary Experience
• Margate, South Africa (April 26-28, 2013): 110th Anniversary Experience at Africa Bike Week
• Qiandao Lake, Zhe Jiang Province, China (April 30-May 2, 2013): 110th Anniversary Experience
• Mexico City, Mexico (Spring/Summer 2013): 110th Anniversary Experience
• Sao Paulo, Brazil (Spring/Summer 2013): 110th Anniversary Experience
• Rome (June 13-16, 2013): 110th Anniversary Celebration
• Sturgis, S.D. (Aug. 3-10, 2013): 110th Anniversary Experience at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
• Milwaukee (Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2013): 110th Anniversary Celebration and H.O.G. 30th Anniversary Party
• Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Sept. 14-19, 2013): 110th Anniversary Experience at Asia Harley Days