City approves street closure for House of Harley Labor Day rally

Publish Date: 
Jul 8, 2014

GREENFIELD, Wis. – The city’s Common Council has approved a street closure to accommodate Labor Day festivities at House of Harley.

"I'm very happy and I think it will be a great event for the city," dealer principal John Schaller told Greenfield Now. "National and international attention will be on Greenfield because riders from all over the world will be showing up."

This will be the first partial closure of Layton Avenue for a House of Harley motorcycle rally. This year, the Motor Co. is more involved in making the annual events bigger, Schaller said. The city closes the entire street for the dealership's huge rallies at Harley-Davidson five-year anniversaries. The in-between rallies have been held in the House of Harley parking lot.

"Vendors were so happy with what happened last year, they wanted to come back right away," events coordinator Kristin Wacker said.

The council gave its unanimous approval to eastbound cars being diverted onto the westbound side of the street for two blocks at the Harley dealership from Aug. 25 to Sept. 2.

"We don't think it would be that disruptive to people traveling on Layton Avenue," said Alderman Bruce Bailey. "I don't anticipate any traffic backups at all."

From the Dealernews wires