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Harley-Davidson Brings New Event to Milwaukee

17 June 2000

Milwaukee Home Run 2000 Offers Something for Everyone
    MILWAUKEE - A new citywide celebration, Milwaukee Home Run 2000, will 
feature entertainment for the whole family and a peek at some rarely seen 
historic motorcycles when the Annual Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) Rally and 
Harley Expo rumble into town, June 22-25.

    Harley Expo

    The heart of the events will be the Harley Expo, which opens to the public
Friday, June 23, and runs through Sunday, June 25.  The Milwaukee Midwest
Express Center hosts the Expo which features a comprehensive collection of
Harley-Davidson products and related services as well as live entertainment,
billiard exhibitions, games, raffles, children's activities and an impressive
collection of antique Harley-Davidson motorcycles dating back to 1905.
The Harley Expo is open to the public Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24,
noon - 9 p.m.; and on Sunday, June 25, noon - 5 p.m. The Harley Expo is
presented by H.O.G.

    Public admission is $7 for adults (13 and over), $3 for children (7 - 12),
and free for children six and under.  Senior citizens (55 and over) and active
duty military with I.D. will be admitted for $5. Attendees are invited to
present a Polish Fest ticket stub to receive $3 off one adult admission or
present a Harley Expo ticket stub at Polish Fest to receive a 2-for-1 adult

    Harley Expo Kids Day

    Kids Day is Sunday, June 25, and it's packed full of family fun.  On this
special day, children 12 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a
paying adult.  Kids are invited to test drive Fisher-Price(R) Power Wheels(R)
Ride-on Toy Motorcycles from noon to 5 p.m. and enter to win one of two
Fisher-Price(R) toy motorcycles.  Kids also can test their skills at pool in
the billiards area and visit with special characters Harley D. Hog, Sparky and
Auggie Doggie.

    Collectors of the popular Harley-Davidson beanbag plush toys should also
mark their calendars for Sunday, June 25.  On this day, one complimentary
Harley-Davidson beanbag plush toy will be given to the first 500 paid box
office ticket holders entering the Expo.

    Harley-Davidson Powertrain Open House and Factory Tours

    Harley-Davidson's Pilgrim Road and Capitol Drive facilities will open
their doors for an inside look at America's only major motorcycle
manufacturer.  Factory tours are open to the public on Wednesday, June 21,
noon - 7 p.m; Thursday, June 22, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday,
June 23 and 24, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    In addition, the Pilgrim Road facility is host to this year's Annual
Powertrain Open House, which features motorcycle demonstration rides and
kiddie demo rides, a MotorClothes(R) fashion show, health fair, auction, live
music and games.  The Powertrain Open House will take place on Saturday, June
24, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Pilgrim Road facility in Menomonee Falls.

    Buell Battle of the Champions, presented by Snap-on Tools(R),
    and Monster Truck Competition

    Buell(R) motorcycles will tear up the track at Wisconsin State Fair Park's
Milwaukee Mile racetrack on Friday, June 23, 3:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.  For added
thrills, monster trucks will go grille-to-grille in gladiator combat.  Tickets
will go on sale to the public for $5 at 8 a.m. on race day at the Milwaukee
Mile ticket office.  Gates open at 2:30 p.m.  Enter via Gate 2.

    H.O.G. Motorcycle Parade and Milwaukee Home Run 2000 Party
    on Water Street Presented by Miller Lite

    More than 2,500 H.O.G. members are expected to parade their bikes through
Milwaukee on Saturday, June 24, at 6 p.m. en route to the Milwaukee Home Run
2000 Party on Water Street presented by Miller Lite.  The public is invited to
gather along the parade route and then come to the street fest that follows to
enjoy refreshments and fun.  Live entertainment will include the music of the
Bobby Friss Band and Pork and the Havana Ducks.

    Hardly Angels Motorcycle Drill Team

    Hardly Angels, an all-women motorcycle drill team, will perform thrilling
maneuvers while riding their Harley-Davidson motorcycles.  Hardly Angels will
give free performances at the Milwaukee Auditorium on Sunday, June 25, at 1
p.m. and 3 p.m.  Admission is free with a Harley Expo ticket stub.

    Annual H.O.G. Rally

    The Annual H.O.G. Rally will be the largest gathering of Harley Owners
Group members this year.  H.O.G. has more than 500,000 members and 1,100
chapters worldwide.  The Annual H.O.G. Rally will be headquartered at the
Midwest Express Center and offers exclusive activities and seminars designed
for H.O.G. members.

    MDA Fund-raiser

    Two Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be given away in a raffle drawing to
raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), which is Harley-
Davidson's national charity.  Tickets can be purchased at select Home Run
events or through the Milwaukee MDA office at 414.535.9700 or 414.453.7600.

    Free Shuttles

    For added convenience, complimentary shuttle service will run Thursday -
Saturday between the Harley-Davidson facilities at Capitol Drive, Pilgrim Road
and Juneau Avenue; Polish Fest; Miller Brewing Company Tour Center; Potawatomi
Bingo and Casino; and the rally headquarters at the Midwest Express Center.
The shuttle will run 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.  For more information, call 800.554.1448
or visit or .

    Harley-Davidson, Inc. , is the parent company for Harley-Davidson Motor 
Company, Buell Motorcycle Company and Eaglemark Financial Services, Inc.  
Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, 
produces heavyweight motorcycles and offers a complete line of motorcycle 
parts, accessories, apparel and general merchandise.  Buell Motorcycle Company 
produces sport and sport-touring motorcycles.  Eaglemark Financial Services, 
Inc., provides wholesale and retail financing, insurance and credit card 
programs to Harley-Davidson dealers and customers.