Prepare yourself for one hell of a ride as the first ever Harley Days rides into Wollongong for Australia’s biggest celebration of the world’s favourite motorcycle brand, Harley-Davidson.

Held over three days in Wollongong’s Stuart Park from the 28th – 30th October, the festival is set to attract thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. Live bands and DJ’s will entertain the crowds as thousands of riders rumble through the coast to experience some of the most spectacular riding scenery.

Harley Days will kick off with an event for H.O.G members on Friday 28th October where they will experience an exclusive day and night of jam-packed entertainment featuring Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks, Ash Grunwald, the Screamin’ Eagles and The Zombies.

Harley-Davidson launch Australian Harley Days

Harley-Davidson launch Australian Harley Days

The event opens to the public on Saturday and headline entertainment act Hot Dub Time Machine will ride through the history of music and feature some of the most iconic freedom-inspired riding songs from the last decade. Live bands Stonefield, The Snowdroppers, IVY, and the Jam Junkies will also be performing across the weekend.

Harley Days will be one of the first times motorcyclists will be able to experience the recently-launched 2017 Harley-Davidson touring models with the all-new Milwaukee Eight® engine, that deliver more power, a smoother ride and an improved motorcycling experience.

Harley-Davidson ambassadors Nathan Hindmarsh, James Tobin and Caroline Buchanan will ride to Harley Days and take part in key activities across the weekend ranging from the Thunder Run, a celebrity bike wash to raise money for Camp Quality, and a BMX Stunt Show.

The anticipated Thunder Run, a mass participation of over 1,400 plus motorcyclists will ride through Wollongong on the Sunday morning, riding past the iconic lighthouse and stunning surroundings.

Guided Rides have been organised over the Harley Days weekend to showcase the breathtaking scenery of Wollongong and the South Coast. Leaving Stuart Park on both Friday and Saturday there are three Guided Rides including Kangaroo Valley, historical Picton, and a special Ladies of Harley ride to Kiama Blowhole & Jamberoo led by Caroline Buchanan on Saturday.

The weekend will showcase an exclusive Custom Bike Show and the traditional Show and Shine, and there will also be the chance to win a Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider® S with the purchase a Harley Days Pin.

Harley-Davidson launch Australian Harley Days

Harley-Davidson launch Australian Harley Days

In-between activities the 36″ BBQ Smoker on Wheels from Get in the Q will be serving up the tastiest food in town, and the grooming ‘Dude and Doll Huts’ will offer cutthroat shaves and modern flattops, and for the ladies nail art, lipstick touch-ups and blow dries.

“Harley Days is the first event we have opened to all members of the public; it’s a great chance for riding enthusiasts to come together for one celebratory weekend to enjoy the bonds that recreational motorcycling create.” said Nigel Keough, Managing Director of Harley-Davidson Australia & New Zealand.

Harley Days 2016 is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. For more information on things to see and do in Wollongong, go to www.visitnsw.com.

Ticketing:

Harley Days Event Schedule 28-30th October 2016

Friday Harley Days (H.O.G members only) program highlights include:

  • Headline entertainment The Zombies, Screamin’ Eagles, Ash Grunwald, Ross Wilson & The
  • Peaceniks – from 7.30pm
  • HOG Private Marquees
  • Traditional chapter parade and announcement of H.O.G Chapter of the Year (NZ & Australia)
  • US Route 66 prize draw worth $20,000
  • Guided Rides: Kangaroo Valley – 10.30am; Picton – 11:00am

Saturday Harley Days program highlights include:

  • Custom Bike Show – featuring the craziest and wildest bikes from across Australia
  • Guided rides throughout the spectacular Wollongong area: Picton – 11:00am; Kangaroo Valley – 10:30am
  • Kiama Blowhole & Jamberoo – 9:30am (with Caroline Buchanan)
  • Hot Dub Time Machine headline entertainment act – 8:30pm
  • BMX stunt ramp and show hosted by Caroline Buchanan
  • DJ, live bands and entertainment throughout the day including live sets fromSnowdroppers, IVY and
  • Jam Junkies

Sunday Harley Days program highlights include:

  • Thunder Run
  • DJ, live bands and entertainment throughout the day including live sets from Stonefield and the
  • Screamin’ Eagles
  • BMX stunt ramp and show hosted by Caroline Buchanan
  • Show and Shine Bike Show – members showcasing their pride and joy

General Activities across Saturday and Sunday:

  • Dude Hut – the ultimate grooming station
  • Doll Hut’ – nail art, lipstick and blow drys for the ladies
  • Get in the Q, the coolest 36″ BBQ Smoker on Wheels
  • 2017 Harley-Davidson Demos and Jumpstarts
  • Marvel Superhero Customs Display
  • Fun Zone for families (jumping castle, face painting)
  • Charity Bike Wash with funds going to Camp Quality
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