Harley-Davidson Has Designs On Daytona

Harley-Davidson will roll into the Ocean Center Arena in style next month for Daytona Bike Week 2008.

From the latest bikes and accessories to music and entertainment to the Women's Day Ride and the Ride-In Show contest, the official Harley-Davidson schedule of events for the 67th Annual Bike Week at Daytona Beach, Fla., includes something for anyone with a passion for motorcycles.

Harley-Davidson will bring news and information from Daytona Bike Week directly to fans online. A "motley crew of correspondents" will hit the streets, beaches and racetracks to get the beat straight from Daytona. Online coverage will include a daily blog, photos and video updates.

Official Harley-Davidson activities at the Ocean Center Arena will run from March 2 to 8. Highlights include:
  • Harley-Davidson and Buell New Product Show (March 2-8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily)
  • Women's Day activities and ride arrival (March 4)
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Live Auction (March 7) and MDA Bike Raffle (March 8)
  • H.O.G. Members Only new product reception on March 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and H.O.G. Hospitality area on the first floor during regular show hours.
There will be plenty to do on the Ocean Center New Product Show floor, including:
  • Checking out the latest Harley-Davidson and Buell motorcycles, Genuine Motor Accessories and MotorClothes Merchandise
  • Seminars and presentations on Genuine Motor Accessories and MotorClothes, such as Install-tainment and the new women's helmets
  • Ford Harley-Davidson F-Series Truck Display and Adventure Zone Simulator

Activities outside the Ocean Center during Bike Week include:
  • The Harley-Davidson Traveling Museum.
  • Women's Ride arrival and welcome (March 4)
  • Annual Ride-In Custom Motorcycle Show Contest (March 5)
  • B.O.S.S. Ball of Steel Stunt Shows
  • Harley-Davidson Festival Stage with music and entertainment
Harley-Davidson, Buell and Police Fleet motorcycle demo rides are available at Daytona International Speedway March 1 to 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Riders with a valid license and appropriate riding gear can try out 2008 Harley-Davidson and Buell motorcycles.

Harley-Davidson owners are invited to enter their Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the Ride-In Show Contest on Wednesday, March 5. Registration will be held at the Ocean Center East Side from 8 to 11 a.m. with $500 cash prizes for Best of Show in 13 classes.

The MDA Live Auction will be held at the Ocean Center Friday, March 7, at 1 p.m. and the MDA Bike Raffle for a fully customized 2008 FXSTB Night Train motorcycle will take place Saturday, March 8 at 4:45 p.m. MDA will also be selling 2007 MDA/Harley-Davidson pins, raffle tickets and Daytona event pins throughout the week.

March 4 at 10:45 a.m., the Ocean Center will welcome 500 Harley-Davidson women riders on the Women's Day Ride benefiting Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The Motor Company believes it will be the largest women's ride in its 105-year history.

Continue the Harley-Davidson experience at Daisy Stocking Park in Daytona Beach March 4-8 with Black Bikers in the Park, where activities include a Harley-Davidson MotorClothes model casting call (March 4 to 6), model competition (March 6 at 6 p.m.) and Fashion Show (March 7 at 7 p.m.). In addition, there will be other fun activities such as a custom bike show, riding seminars, a temporary tattoo parlor and other entertainment.

There will also be activities at Harley-Davidson dealerships throughout the Daytona area.