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Harley-Davidson: Oct. 8 Newsline

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Harley-Davidson Museum Untold Stories: Cannonball Run

What is it like to ride coast-to-coast on a 1914 Harley-Davidson motorcycle at a top speed of 25 miles per hour on today’s roads?

Over 16 days in September, Bill Rodencal, Harley-Davidson Museum Motorcycle Restorer/Conservator, joined 70 other antique motorcycle racers from Kitty Hawk, NC, to Santa Monica, CA, to find out.

On Oct. 22, Bill will share stories from his cross-country adventure at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.

Hosted by Jim Fricke, H-D Museum Curatorial Director, the program will feature Bill’s experiences and photographs of the motorcycles, people and places of this amazing journey.

Admission to the event is $8 per person for Museum Members, $10 per person for non-Members. For more information, see

Harley-Davidson Teams Up with ESPNw and Female Athletes

To celebrate the launch of ESPNw, a new blog created by ESPN specifically for women, ESPN held a retreat event Oct. 1 at the Torrey Pines Lodge in La Jolla, California, and invited the industry’s top women athletes and women’s sports influencers including Sommer Saunders, Olympic swimmer; Layla Ali, boxer and daughter of Mohammed Ali; Julie Faudy, captain of the U.S. Women’s Soccer team; and many others.

Harley-Davidson was among a short list of companies who were invited to the exclusive event to provide unique experiences for the retreat attendees.

Approximately 175 retreat guests were invited to "chart their course" for the day, choosing from a palette of activities including surfing, yoga, Navy Seal Boot Camp and a Harley-Davidson "mini" Garage Party at a local dealership.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company teamed up with San Diego Harley-Davidson to offer the exclusive experience to attendees who signed up for the Harley-Davidson session; the session included a bike lift workshop, a Jumpstart Dyno experience and a photo session with motorcycles and MotorClothes. Retreat guests also received a Harley gift bag which included a gift certificate for a Riders Edge New Rider Course.

Super Ride Contest Winner Announced

Darlene Dastous, of Danville, Illinois, was recently selected as the winner of Harley-Davidson’s 2010 Super Ride Sweepstakes.

Her complimentary trip for two to Milwaukee included a VIP tour of the H-D Museum, lunch at Motor Restaurant (with surprise guest Bill Davidson), and up to $10,000 worth of Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories.

Darlene, who currently rides a 1998 Sportster 1200 Custom, chose a 2010 Softail Custom as her top prize and also enjoyed a rare visit to the Willie G. Davidson Design Studio for a personal customization session with Willie G. Davidson himself and Styling VP Ray Drea. Darlene’s customized Softail – which includes a fuel tank autographed by Willie G. – is expected to be ready for her later this year.

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