Most of the time we tend to think of Harley-Davidson as a truly American phenomenon (as in the United States of America). However, our neighbors to the south are pretty enthusiastic about the Motor Company too. As part of Harley’s ongoing 110th Anniversary celebrations, Mexico City hosted its largest ever motorcycle parade on May 11th. The event drew over 5,000 participants and thousands of motorcycles to one of the world’s most populous cities. The city’s mayor, Dr. Miguel Angel Mancera, acted as the parade’s Grand Marshal and was joined by Minister of Public Safety Jesús Rodríguez and Minister of Tourism Miguel Torruco.
The parade route began at the large plaza in the heart of the city known as Zócalo and traversed Tacuba, Hidalgo, and Avenida la Reforma avenues before coming to an end at the Hermanos Rodriguez Speedway where Alice Cooper (yes you read that right) performed for the crowd.
It’s definitely good to see the mixing of Mexican, American, and motorcycle cultures that Harley-Davidson’s 110th birthday is fostering. Muy bueno!