Archive | Motorcycle

DearMKE presents: “ALL IN THE FAMILY”

Meet Harley-Davidson vice president and grandson of the founder Bill Davidson for a personal trip through the history of the legendary motorcycle company from its humble origins to its massively influential cultural phenomenon present. A film Directed by Milwaukee Filmmaker, Sam Macon with music by Milwaukee musician Chris Rosenau from Collections of Colonies of Bees.

Harley-Davidson is an American icon. Actually, it’s an international icon, setting trends around the world for decades. The company is a renowned brand, and now trades on the New York Stock Exchange.

But its roots were humble. It all started with a failed experiment by William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson to build a motor-bicycle — but the prototype couldn’t climb the hills in and around their base, Milwaukee. They tried again with a larger motor, built in the Davidson family’s back yard, and it worked. This was the first Harley-Davidson motorcycle on record — in 1903.

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DearMKE Presents: “BUILD MOTO”

A team of dedicated volunteers and motorcycle enthusiasts team up with The Running Rebels to learn vintage bike restoration while developing important business and interpersonal skills in the process.

Founded by The Iron Horse Hotel in 2011, BUILD is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to pairing teams of high school students with bike-building mentors in a collective effort to learn valuable life skills while restoring vintage motorcycles.

The Running Rebels offer youth programs that focus on education and recreational activities that provide Milwaukee’s youth with positive alternatives to gangs and substance abuse.

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Go Hog Wild

Don’t miss the city’s best attractions for bikers! The birthplace of Harley-Davidson still has a thriving motorcycle culture, with tons of places to ride and explore. Learn some Harley-Davidson history, take a scenic ride along the lakefront and prove your mettle aboard a mechanical bull: it’s all waiting for you here.

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