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Wild Ones Weekend

July 7-10, 2016
Motorcycle Plaza

Come enjoy a Wild Ones Weekend at the H-D Museum® starting with Bike Night and ending with a real 1940’s Motorcycle Rally. The 14th Annual Knucklehead Company Reunion hosts an Antique Motorcycle Ride In Show, the AMCA Badger Heritage Chapter hosts authentic Motorcycle Field Games (slow race, plank ride, etc.) and other entertainment like MKE Police Department Motorcycle Unit Skills Demonstrations featured throughout the day. All this and more celebrating our motorcycle heritage with vintage style.

Antique Motorcycle Ride In Show Classes:

• Custom Knucklehead
• Sidevalve
• Panhead
• Shovelhead
• Other Pre 1970 American Made

$20 entry per bike with proceeds going toward Make-A-Wish Foundation. 
Call 877-436-8738 for Antique Bike Show Entry Information.

Schedule of Events


5pm Bike Night Starts (music, concessions, raffles)
6pm Wisco Maniacs Vintage Car Display & Pin Up Girls
  & Ives Brothers Cycle Globe of Death Performance #1
7pm Ives Brothers Cycle Globe of Death Performance #2
8pm Ives Brothers Cycle Globe of Death Performance #3
9pm Event Ends / Motor Closes



9am - 6pm Museum Open & Globe of Death Performances (times very based on group tours)
9am - 6:30pm The SHOP Open
5pm - 9pm MOTOR Fish Fry Special
  Beer-battered and golden fried with crispy French fries, jicama 
  slaw, house made cornbread and tartar sauce. 13.95



9am Museum / Shop / Cafe Racer Open 
  Vintage Bike Show Check-In / Registration
  run by The Knucklehead Company
  Stock Knucklehead / Custom Knucklehead / Sidevalve / Panhead /
  Shovelhead / Other Pre-1970 American Made
10am Ives Brothers Cycle Globe of Death Performance #1
10:30am Motorcycle Police Skills Demonstration #1
11am Outside Concessions Open
11:30am Vintage Bike Show Judging by Knucklehead Company 
  Globe of Death Performance #2
12pm Motorcycle Field Games Round #1 run by AMCA
Badger Heritage Chapter
  Slow Race / Ball on Cone / T-Ball
1pm Motorcycle Police Skills Demonstration #2
2:30pm Motorcycle Field Games Round #2 run by AMCA
Badger Heritage Chapter
  Plank Ride / Barrel Race / Weenie Bite
3:30pm Globe of Death Performance #3
  Vintage Bike Show Awards
  Motorcycle Field Games Awards
  Raffle Winners Announced all proceeds to Make-A-Wish
5pm Globe of Death Performance #4



9am - 6pm Museum Open & Globe of Death Performances (times very based on group tours)
9am - 6:30pm The SHOP Open
1am - 6pm MOTOR Bar & Restaurant Open


Knucklehead Company Bio: Knucklehead Company Ltd. — Founded in 1977 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin by a group of enthusiastic fans of the Harley-Davidson overhead valve motorcycles (Knucklehead) produced between 1936 and 1947. Membership in the club required the ownership of a running bike of the genre. The group was formed on the premise of perpetuation of the spirit of motorcycle camaraderie of the 1940’s. The club has grown in membership over the past decades and 12 years ago an annual “reunion” was created to gather members past and present to celebrate the clubs long history. The club follows the belief of “Ride ‘em! Don’t hide ‘em!”

Badger Heritage Bio: The Antique Motorcycle Club of America — Founded in 1954 by a group of antique-bike fans in the New England area. In the decades since, the AMCA has grown to become one of the largest organizations of antique-motorcycle enthusiasts in the world, with 11,000 members in the United States and more than a dozen other countries. From the beginning, the purpose of the club has been the “preservation, restoration and operation of old-time motorcycles.” Members of the AMCA own, restore, preserve, study or just admire motorcycles that fall into the antique category, meaning they are at least 35 years old. The Badger Heritage Chapter is one of the 58 chapters worldwide.  

Ives Brothers Cycle – Globe of Death: Live thrill show action! Flesh-and-blood daredevils riding vintage motorcycles on the side of a vertical board wall.  The world’s steepest race course puts you just inches away from the action.  Trick, fancy and acrobatic riding performed 15 feet above the ground right on the side of a vertical board wall. The riders defy death and gravity with every turn of the wheel. The Ives Brothers will be performing with multiple performances each day.

Motorcycle Police Skills Training/Demonstration: The State of Wisconsin Motorcycle Police Unit will be on campus to conduct Motorcycle Police Skills Training on Friday July 8th & Motorcycle Skills Demonstrations during the Vintage Rally on Saturday July 9th, 2016.

Meltdown Drag Racing Association – Display Cars: A group of like-minded guys that simply want to recreate a specific time in drag racing history; display cars 1966 and older will be on display outside of the Garage.


Program & Tours

Adult $20
Senior (age 65+) $14
US Military (w/ID) $14
Student (w/ID) $14
Child (age 5-17) $10
Child under 5 Free

May-September - Daily: 9am-6pm
(Thursday, 9am-8pm)
October-April - Daily: 10am-6pm
(Thursday, 10am-8pm)

Harley-Davidson Museum
400 W Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53201
1-877-HD-MUSEUM or 414-287-2789

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