York, Pa., Mayor Shows Off New Tattoo to Promote Harley Bike Night
20 September 2000York, Pa., Mayor Shows Off New Tattoo to Promote Harley-Related York Bike Night; Event Held Every September in Conjunction with Harley-Davidson's Three-Day Open House
YORK, Pa., Sept. 19 The city of York's "See For Yourself" logo has appeared on everything from banners and buttons to T-shirts and bags of Martin's Potato Chips since its unveiling a little more than a year ago. In a recent contest, vacationers took the postmark-like logo with them to six continents in a little more than two months. But nobody has taken it to heart -- er, skin -- like Mayor Charlie Robertson has. To boost his city's annual Bike Night event, the Mayor on Tuesday morning rolled up his sleeve to reveal the red logo tattooed on his arm. "This is what all of the fashionable Harley riders are wearing this season," the Mayor quipped. The Mayor and Sharon Rittenhouse, York's special events coordinator, held their Bike Night news conference at City Hall. They previewed this year's Bike Night, including plans to give away the temporary "See For Yourself" tattoos. "And Moms, don't worry," the Mayor said. "They come off with rubbing alcohol or adhesive tape. At least that's what I'm told!" Bike Night, which includes a motorcycle parade and live entertainment, begins at 6 p.m. with a parade (forms starting at 5 p.m.) at the York Expo Center. Bike Night is held each September in conjunction with the annual open house nearby at Harley-Davidson's motorcycle assembly plant. This year, the open house is Sept. 28-30. (For more information, call the open house hotline at 717-852-1852.) Some other activities related to this year's Bike Night: -- Volunteer Harley riders will deliver Bike Night information and "See For Yourself" tattoos in person to news media in Baltimore. -- Market Street at Continental Square will be renamed "Harley Way" for Bike Night. The Mayor will unveil the temporary black-and-orange signs at noon Sept. 28. -- Free personalized postcards will be provided by the electronic division of York Newspaper Co., http://www.inyork.com. Bike Night participants can pose on a Harley for a digital picture, retrieve it from inyork.com, and send it to family and friends. -- The Marion County (Ind.) Sheriff's Precision Motorcycle Drill Squad will serve as the parade's grand marshal. After the parade, the squad will perform on the first block of North George Street. -- Live performers will include visual comedian Pete Geist; Krypton City Blues Revue; Pete, Ron and Jeff from The Badlees; and Cotton. -- Admission to Bike Night is free. But food and merchandise -- including Bike Night T-shirts, patches and pins -- will be available for purchase.