In 1914 the city of Dodge City, Kansas held a motorcycle race, the Dodge City 300, attracting over 17,000 spectators. By 1921 there were more than 20,000. The race was held on a two-mile dirt oval and was sanctioned by the FAM (Federation of American Motorcyclists). Many manufacturers of the time attended, including Excelsior, Indian, […]
2013 Harley-Davidson World Ride Scheduled for June 23-24
Harley-Davidson riders around the world will head out on the road June 23-24 for the 2013 Harley-Davidson World Ride.
The event is organized by the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.), but non-members are invited to join in to celebrate Harley-Davidson‘s 110th anniversary as well as H.O.G.’s 30th anniversary.
“Harley-Davidson is celebrating two big anniversaries this year, and the World Ride is a great way for riders around the world to celebrate them with us,” says Ken Knuteson, H.O.G. director. “For these two days in June, we will join together to celebrate 110 years of great riding, and share the special bond that unites all Harley riders.”
Last year’s World Ride had riders from 66 countries logging more than 7.8 million miles and organizers hope to reach a combined 10 million miles. Riders don’t need to go out of their way to take part; whether it’s a regular commute to work or a road trip across the country, every mile counts. Mileage can be logged online at http://www.h-d.com/worldride where a rolling odometer will display the collective distance traveled.