After an exciting start of the Cross Country Chase, then crossing Lake Michigan on the USS Badger Ferry, riders will be hosted by the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, September 7. Both riders and their machines will be on display for public viewing at the museum, so please come out and join us!
We’re talking of course about the Harley-Davidson Museum, located at 6th and Canal, in the heart of the Menomonee Valley. The museum site was formerly used by the Milwaukee Department of Public Works, and the conversion of the 20-acre campus has dramatically transformed and revitalized the surrounding area.
This world-class motorcycle museum chronicles more than a century’s worth of Harley-Davidson riding and is literally a “walk-through history” that is portrayed through its themed galleries, must-see motorcycle collections, and many rare documents and original artifacts you will only find here.
Since the facility opened its doors on July 12, 2008, hundreds of thousands of Harley-Davidson enthusiasts, riders and non-riders alike, from the world over, have made the pilgrimage to the Motorcycle Mecca.
“The Museum not only tells the story of Harley-Davidson, it’s where our history, heritage and passion come to life. The freedom, pride and camaraderie of Harley-Davidson riders are always on display here,” said Bill Davidson, vice president of the Harley-Davidson Museum and great-grandson of company founder William A. Davidson.
The Museum has graciously invited the Cross Country Chase to the campus on September 7, 2019 for an evening of celebration in anticipation of a great ride to the Florida Keys. The Museum will be open during the Chase visit.
Some of the highlights in the collection include:
*The oldest Harley-Davidson in existence – Serial No. 1
*A replica board track complete with race bikes banking on a corner
*A movie sampling of Hollywood’s best motorcycle moments
*The inspiring stories of personal freedom that only a Harley-Davidson can bring to people
The Museum campus is a hub of activity 363 days a year. The employees, including events planners, facilities personnel and security ensure every personal and corporate gathering is a memorable experience. And the calendar is always full of legendary events that can only be found at the H-D Museum. Visit the Museum’s Activities & Events page on VIEW for more information on upcoming events and programming.