The Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary year-long global celebration (11 countries on six continents) ended in Milwaukee during Labor Day weekend with a huge motorcycle parade, probably one of America’s greatest street events. An estimated 7,000 Harley-Davidson owners, dealers and employees from around the world rolled through downtown Milwaukee for a parade route nearly five miles long from Miller Park to the Summerfest Grounds via Wisconsin Avenue, clocking in more than 35,000 collective miles, the equivalent of five round-trip journeys from New York to Los Angeles.
Sixteen-year-old Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) member Parker Anderson, from Appleton, Wis., had the special honor to wear the ‘Freedom Jacket’ during the parade. The ‘Freedom Jacket’ is a single black leather jacket that has been passed from rider to rider across 11 countries and six continents over the past year as part of Harley-Davidson’s celebration. The jacket is now on display in the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.