H-D Adds Hillclimbing & More to 115th Anniversary Weekend

Harley-Davidson Unveils More than 80 Events Across 20-plus Venues, All Packed Into Five Days

Harley-Davidson is set to take grassroots racing over the top with the addition of Hillclimb Motorcycle Racing to a slate of wide-open competition, moto-culture-centric activities and street parties during the Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary Celebration in  Milwaukee August 29-September 2.

The Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary Hillclimb, which will offer a taste of Harley-Davidson heritage while showcasing the heart-pumping excitement of today’s racing action, is scheduled for Saturday, September 1 at Little Switzerland, a 200-foot-high ski hill in Slinger, Wisconsin.

“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 Hillclimber 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 scheduled for the anniversary weekend includes: Flat Out Friday Powered by Harley-Davidson (Aug. 31) featuring bar-to-bar indoor flat-track racing on the concrete floor of Panther arena in Milwaukee on an oval circuit soaked with sticky Dr. Pepper syrup. Also, Run What You Brung Drag Racing Powered by Harley-Davidson (Aug. 31) will put participants side-by-side and head-to-head round after round at Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, Wisconsin. Race entry information and event details are posted at H-D’s 115th site.

“This is an anniversary celebration not to miss,” said Heather Malenshek, Vice  President, Marketing, Harley-Davidson. “There will be moto-culture activities perfect for riders and non-riders alike, as well as families. Most activities will be free and open to the public, but if attendees want to upgrade with exclusive experiences and limited-edition merchandise, we have designed special anniversary rally packs.”

The three Rally Packs include a special wrist band good for drink  discounts and other perks at Anniversary venues, VIP motorcycle parking, limited-edition merchandise and special access at many events. Only 400 Chrome Packs, the top tier package, and less than 1,000 second-tier Rides Home Packs remain. Rally Packs are available at here and quantities are limited.

The Harley-Davidson 115th and H.O.G. 35th Anniversary Moto-Carnival at Veterans Park will celebrate 35 years of the Harley Owners Group and 115 years of Harley-Davidson with Full Throttlefest, a traveling version of the world-famous Full Throttle Saloon featuring Rhett Rotten’s Wall of Death, Circus Una’s Highwire Thrill Show, the Urias Globe of Death, a bungee slingshot, helicopter rides and nightly concerts.