Milwaukee -- Riders got going early Saturday morning with the Harley-Davidson parade. Beyond that, the gathering demonstrated just how far of a reach Harley has across the world.
"I have people from all over Brazil here with us. 178 of us," the group leader said.
We all know Harley-Davidson has a special place in American history - 110 years of history.
Yet the company has grown. And Harley-Davidson identified Brazil as one of its emerging markets.
"It's going crazy. It's selling like, it's amazing, amazing."
The country is part of the company's strategic dealer expansion.
"I drive it through South America," one rider said.
Harley Engers, yes his first name is Harley, leads this group.
"I believe it's the only tour leader with the name Harley."
We can't verify that part, but the connection with Brazilians mirrors the one with American Harley riders.
"What comes along with the Harley Davidson is it's not just a motorcycle," Engers said. "It's the whole spirit, that's a great thing. The friendship that you get."
Some members of the group have been to Milwaukee before - yet understand the 110th anniversary's significance.
"We ride in Brazil and it's a historic party," rider Csilvana Salomon said.
Engers says the bikes have blown up in popularity over the last two years.
"On the road, meeting people. Coming over here, everybody is so enthusiastic experience, it's just beautiful. There's no way to explain it, it's hard to explain. It's like a big family."
The group heads back to Orlando, Florida Monday then back on flights to Brazil.