Busy June calendar for Century Harley-Davidson

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Century Harley-Davidson and the Medina Township Police Department will host the third annual “Bike to Biker” event Saturday, and will host a Cruise for the Cure later this month.

Saturday’s biker safety event, from 11 a.m to 3 p.m., is for riders of all ages and all types of bikes. The day is built around safety training, obstacle courses and a look through “fatal vision spectacles,” which simulate drunk driving, for riders of all sizes and ages. But the day is designed for fun, too.

“It was really the chief’s idea,” Century H-D president Pam Norton told the Medina Sun. “He’s a very innovative thinker.”

Medina Township Police Chief David Arbogast. says the idea came up while brainstorming with Norton. The event is for all two-wheelers, including pedal-powered.

“It’s sort of a natural match,” he says. “It’s been growing every year. It’s a family day designed for kids through adults.”

All participants will receive safety lights for their wheel spokes and will be entered into a raffle to win “Be Safe, Be Seen” backpacks. The event also offers free pizza and fire truck and police cruiser displays.

Later this month, the dealership will host the Cruise for the Cure to benefit the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute.

A 600-mile overnight ride to the “Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania” starts June 25 at the dealership. Riders will line up sponsors to raise money for the clinic. An “observation ride” through Ohio highlights events June 26, challenging riders to spot clues so they can compete for prizes at the afterparty later.

The party at the dealership will feature live music, food and beverages as well as a silent auction, raffles and contest prizes.

The events are open to all riders, regardless of make or model.

Posted by Holly Wagner