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Harley-Davidson announces 115th anniversary events

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Harley-Davidson is celebrating its 115th anniversary during Labor Day weekend from August 29-September 2.

The company plans on holding more than 80 events across 20 venues throughout the holiday weekend.

On Thursday morning, Harley-Davidson announced it will host “Hillclimb Motorcycle Racing” on September 1 at Little Switzerland ski resort in Slinger.

The following statement was released regarding the event:

“It will be rider and machine against gravity on a steep-and-gnarly course up the face of the ski hill,” said Harley-Davidson Marketing Lead Eric Jensen. “Hillclimb is one of the original forms of motorcycle competition and a big part of our history that’s celebrated by The Hill Climber statue at the Harley-Davidson Museum. This event is a natural fit for our anniversary weekend as we put motorcycle culture on full display.”

Other racing action is also scheduled for the weekend including “Flat Out Friday Powered by Harley-Davidson” on August 31. The event will feature bar-to-bar indoor flat-tracking racing on the concrete floor of Panther arena in Milwaukee soaked with Dr. Pepper syrup.

The “Run What You Brung Drag Racing Powered by Harley-Davidson” will be held August 31. This will put participants side-by-side and head-to-head round after round at Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove.

The company says most of the events will be free and open to the public, but if attendees want to upgrade and receive merchandise they can purchase a rally pack.

More information on the 115th anniversary celebration can be found on Harley-Davidson’s website.

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