H-D supports Bikes Over Baghdad for third year


Harley-Davidson is teaming up with Bikes Over Baghdad through Dec. 9 to present seven action sports performances at military bases throughout Iraq and Kuwait.

"Harley-Davidson shares a deep sense of freedom and patriotism with the U.S. Armed Forces, and we are grateful for their many sacrifices, dedication and hard work," says Mike McCann, director of core customer marketing at Harley-Davidson. "We have a longstanding relationship with the U.S. Military, and teaming up with Bikes Over Baghdad is a great way to show our appreciation. We are honored and excited to be part of this tour."

The tour is in its third year. Bikes Over Baghdad (BOB) is a BMX exhibition by a handful of the world's best action sports athletes, announcers and ramp builders. The tour will perform for an estimated 20,000 U.S. troops, most of whom have little or no access to entertainment of any kind.

"Our mission in Iraq is simple. We want to show the troops that we care, that America hasn't forgotten about them," said Brian Kachinsky, an X Games bronze medalist who participated in the first two BOB tours.

"The troops love the adrenaline and excitement of the Bikes Over Baghdad shows," says McCann. "It's an incredible feeling for us to get to participate in something that celebrates and shares the spirit of youthful adventure for which Harley-Davidson has long been known."

McCann will give out free Harley-Davidson MotorClothes and other merchandise and gifts at each performance. One service member will also win a brand new 2011 Harley-Davidson XR1200X motorcycle.

Posted by Holly Wagner