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Milwaukee prepares for Harley anniversary

The Saint Peter's Basilica (R) is reflected on a Harley-Davidson bike tank before a mass led by Pope Francis in Rome June 16, 2013. REUTERS/
The Saint Peter's Basilica (R) is reflected on a Harley-Davidson bike tank before a mass led by Pope Francis in Rome June 16, 2013. REUTERS/

MILWAUKEE (WSAU-Wheeler News)   Things are starting to rumble in Milwaukee, as motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson kicks off its 110th anniversary celebration.

Milwaukee’s House of Harley-Davidson held a large ride yesterday in which Governor Scott Walker took part. Similar rides and numerous other gatherings are planned through Labor Day. Over 100,000 people are expected, along with their loud bikes.

The center of the entertainment is at Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Music will be featured at several stages all afternoon and evening, with big-name concerts each night. Toby Keith and Kip Moore will perform tonight at the Marcus Amphitheater. Aerosmith and Cheap Trick will be there tomorrow night – along with Kid Rock and John Fogerty on Saturday.

Events are also taking place at several Harley dealerships in the Milwaukee area. A street party is planned Saturday and Sunday in downtown Milwaukee. 

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