Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Harley-Davidson Riders Take Over Orlando

More than 100,000 Harley-Davidson enthusiasts from around the world roar into Orlando the first week in March for the annual Bike Week.

It's one of the largest Hogfest gatherings outside the most famous one, the Sturgis Rally, each summer in the Black Hills of South Dakota. There's also an annual Harley Homecoming event each Labor Day weekend at the "mother ship", the Harley headquarters and factory in Milwaukee.

But I digress. Back to Bike Week in Orlando which is headquartered at the Orlando Historic Factory Dealership, a re-creation of the 1910 factory and the 1903 "shack" revered by Harley afficionados.

Festivities include live music from local and regional bands, gear-head vendor displays, biker fashion shows, a ride-in/custom bike show, food and drink, a pin run and more, including activities for the kids of Harley riders.

Visitors are also welcome to have the chance to demo the latest models at Orlando Harley-Davidson's newest dealership, East Orlando Harley-Davidson.

Vroom, you HOGS. For anybody who doesn't know -- HOG stands for Harley Owners Group.

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