If you live or travel close by, the Harley-Davidson Museum is the place to be this coming Labor Day weekend, when it hosts its annual Custom Bike Show Weekend that kicks off at Bike Night on Thursday, Aug. 28, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 31. The highlights of the weekend are two of some of the largest custom bike shows held during the year that showcase the best customized motorcycles from across the country. Access is free to the public.
“Our annual Custom Bike Show Weekend puts customization at center stage,” said Bill Davidson, Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum. “Visitors will see motorcycles that can only be described as rolling sculptures, and they will also enjoy the amazing work of the custom culture artisans who will be here. We look forward to hosting this event every Labor Day weekend.”
Additional highlights for 2014 Custom Bike Show Weekend:
Thursday, Aug. 28 – Starting at 5 p.m.
The Museum’s largest Bike Night of the season
Riders and non-riders are invited to come and enjoy live music, food and drink specials inside and outside MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant, as well as extended Museum hours.
Friday, Aug. 29 – 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Milwaukee Rally Women’s Ride
This annual ride is limited to the first 111 riders. Staging begins at 9 a.m. at the Harley-Davidson Museum with kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. Visit www.milwaukeerally.com to register.
Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31 – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Invitational Pro Class Custom Bike Show
This show features custom motorcycles from top professional builders from around the country, being displayed in the Chrome special event space. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.
Sunday, Aug. 31 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The 6th Annual H-D Museum Custom Bike Show
Some of the most impressive works of art, using a motorcycle as the canvas, fill the Museum grounds. Awards for best of show in several classes, including the coveted Willie G. Davidson Award, are presented at 4 p.m. Registration is now open and closes Aug. 22. All interested entrants must submit their information online at h-dmuseum.com/custombikeshowweekend.
All Weekend – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28
The Harley-Davidson New Product Trailer is on site and includes one of the first public displays of the new 2015 Harley-Davidson models.
Custom culture artisans offer demonstrations of their craft and have products available for purchase.
Live outdoor entertainment and plenty of food and beverage
For full event details and a weekend schedule, visit Harley-Davidson Museum.