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Rose City Thunder
August 17, 2003

The Ride Home: As described by the official Harley-Davidson website Nothing says excitement like the sweet rumblings of Harley-Davidson motorcycles riding across the United States on their way to Milwaukee. Following the global Open Road Tour festivals, Harley-Davidson will launch The Ride Home, allowing riders from around the world to join four journeys across the U.S. that will culminate in Milwaukee on August 27, 2003 for Celebration Events.

Event Description:

This one-day celebration features musical entertainment, food, family-oriented activities, motorcycles and a Harley-Davidson executive address. Portland OR, one of only 4 cities chosen in the US, will host the commencement of the H-D Anniversary Ride Home Northwest Route.
Place: The popular South Park Blocks in beautiful downtown Portland, Oregon, stretching from SW Salmon to SW Jackson and SW Broadway to SW 10th Avenue.
When: Sunday, August 17, 2003; 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event begins with food vendors and musical entertainment and concludes with an address to the public at 6:00 pm from a Harley-Davidson Executive.

Admission: The event is free and open to the public. Anticipated attendance is 6,000 - 8,000.
Promoters: Global Events Group will be the liaison with Harley-Davidson Motor Company for coordinating all aspects of the event. The Portland Oregon Visitors Association (POVA) will be the liaison with the hotel staff. POVA and Global Events Group will work jointly together in the overall management of the event to ensure the event's success.

Global Events Group
PO Box 3024
Portland, OR 97208
(503) 232-3000

Portland Oregon Visitors Association
1000 SW Broadway, Suite 2300
Portland, OR 97205
(800) 962-3700


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