Harley-Davidson Museum’s 8th Annual Wild Ones Weekend

Jul 01, 2016 View Comments by

Harley-Davidson Museum

The Harley-Davidson Museum is celebrating its eighth birthday with the annual Wild Ones Weekend, July 7-10. The museum is located at 400 W Canal Street near downtown Milwaukee. Thursday’s Bike Night kicks things off before the Ives Brothers take on the Wall of Death, and other events throughout the weekend will help visitors relive the history of motorcycling.

The schedule for the weekend includes:

Thursday, July 7

Bike Night, 5 – 9 p.m.
Riders and non-riders are invited to come and enjoy Bike Night on Thursdays throughout the summer with weekly activities that include music, food and drink specials inside and outside MOTOR Bar & Restaurant as well as extended museum hours.

Ives Brothers Cycle Wall of Death performances, 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
The Ives Brothers will be riding vintage motorcycles on the Wall of Death, and spectators will be just inches away.

Friday, July 8

Ives Brothers Cycle Wall of Death performances throughout the day, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

MOTOR Fish Fry Special, 5 – 9 p.m.
MOTOR Bar & Restaurant pays homage to a Wisconsin classic with fish fry specials beginning at 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 9

Various events throughout the day, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

14th Annual Knucklehead Reunion & Antique Motorcycle Ride-in Show, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Knucklehead Reunion is the largest assembly of vintage Harley-Davidson Knucklehead motorcycles in the world, organized by the Knucklehead Company. The legendary Harley-Davidson overhead valve motorcycles were produced between 1936 and 1947, and the reunion includes an antique motorcycle show and awards ceremony. Proceeds from motorcycle show entry fees will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Ives Brothers Cycle Wall of Death performances, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Wisconsin Motorcycle Police Unit Skills Demonstration, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The State of Wisconsin Motorcycle Police Units will be conducting motorcycle skills demonstrations.
1940s Motorcycle Field Games, noon and 2:30 p.m.
Go back in time and watch motorcycles from the ’40s compete in classic field games, such as the barrel race and weenie bite, a crowd favorite.BBQ & Blues at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant
AYCE special: 5 – 9 p.m.
Blues music: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Blues music and all-you-can-eat BBQ!

To learn more, visit Harley-Davidson Museum’s Wild Ones Weekend.

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