The Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the place to be this Labor Day weekend as it showcases some of the greatest customized motorcycles in the country during an expanded, three-day Custom Bike Show Weekend. The weekend’s activities begin on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, with the largest Bike Night of the summer that includes a party kicking off a year of 110thAnniversary global fan-driven celebrations and the first public preview of the new 2013 Harley-Davidson models.
On Friday, Aug. 31, and Saturday, Sept. 1, the Museum partners with AMD, an organizer of premiere international bike shows, to bring some of the best professional bike builders in the business to Milwaukee. This two-day Pro Build show displays must-see motorcycles that are truly rolling sculptures and works of art.
On Sunday, Sept. 2, an amateur build show takes place with an opportunity for custom motorcycle owners from all over the country to show off their work. Registration information for both shows is available at h-dmuseum.com. All proceeds from the amateur show registrations on Sunday benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The AMD Affiliate Pro Builder Competition and the amateur show are free and open to the public. Saturday and Sunday also feature custom culture artists such as Pinstripe Legends, Rocking K Custom Leather, Salvaggio Custom and more.
“The Harley-Davidson Museum is the place to be during the Labor Day holiday as we host our expanded Custom Bike Show Weekend,” said Bill Davidson, Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum. “This weekend offers something for everyone, and gives visitors a chance to see the more artistic side of motorcycling through the professional and amateur custom bike shows and the many artisans that will be on site.”
In addition to the Custom Bike Show, Labor Day weekend at the Harley-Davidson Museum is also the last chance for visitors to see the Museum’s special summer exhibit, Worn to be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket, which chronicles the history of the leather jacket from a functional garment to a cultural icon.
For more information, visit h-dmuseum.com.