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Photos courtesy of Harley-Davidson
The Harley-Davidson Museum has scheduled several special events for motorcycle lovers and visitors to the Milwaukee area alike for this year. Their Camp H-D program already had their first module, called Biker Boot Camp for Women, which took place this month. This fantasy camp was tailored toward prospective new women riders and included seminars on the history of women in motorcycling as well as a Rider’s Edge New Riders Course, where they learned everything they needed to know as new riders. The idea was that they hope these new riders will park their butts on the seat of a Harley-Davidson. Ladies should check with the museum to see when it will be offered again.
The museum is also offering a program for the Boy Scouts of America, allowing troops to visit the museum and earn an Engineering Merit badge while the scouts learn how the company designs each motorcycle. Have your Scoutmaster contact the museum for further details.
June 27 to July 1 is Camp H-D Fantasy camp, where 20 “students” are given unique access to the Museum and some of its non-public archives, a trip into the company’s Pilgrim Road assembly plant and a tour of Willie G’s design department. A sit-down lunch with the COO of the company is also part of the package. Students also get to ride one of Harley’s company-owned bikes for several riding tours over the five-day itinerary. Limited to 20 people, the Fantasy Camp is offered to Harley Owners Group members and other interested parties at $3,000 a person.
Saturday, July 23, the museum will be hosting a seminar by guest speaker Frank Fritz of the American Pickers television show. Frank will give a talk on his exploits picking through the backyards of America and finding rare and classic motorcycles, then haggling the owner down to a fraction of what they are worth before buying them.
The final Camp H-D program is the Ultimate Adventure Camp. This one is a winner, if you want the full Harley-Davidson experience. From July 29 to August 13, 10 riders and up to 10 passengers will spend two full weeks living the biker life. It starts with activities in Milwaukee, and then proceeds to Sturgis, South Dakota, to take in the world’s largest motorcycle rally. The Ultimate Adventure Camp ride then continues into the Rockies for several more days of riding, before finishing up in Denver, Colorado. Again, the rider gets full use of a company-owned Harley-Davidson motorcycle for the entire trip, and hotels and meals are included as part of the Ultimate Adventure Camp package. Sign-ups for this excursion close on June 30, or when the 10 riding slots are filled. More details are available on the Harley-Davidson Museum’s website, or by calling 414-287-2799.