GREENFIELD -- When we get the final numbers, we're expecting to count more than 100,000 Harley riders rolled into town over the long, celebratory weekend. Monday, they'll get the chance to say goodbye one last time starting at Greenfield High School. It's part of "Milwaukee Day" to send off enthusiasts with one last ride.
The weekend featured dozens of different spots for people to check out. The main gathering places were at the Harley Museum and down at the lakefront at the Summerfest grounds. Saturday was the main parade down Wisconsin avenue.
But several of the area dealerships got in on the fun too -- hosting free live music, food, games and other entertainment. Then there were the block parties, where thousands gathered in places like Brady Street and Juneau Avenue to celebrate into the night. There were also themed rides to salute veterans, police, firefighters and women. Parties also focused on black and Hispanic riders too.
Now that things are just about over, Harley riders looked back on the weekend.
"It's a little sad, it was nice to see all the bikes come into town," Milwaukee native Jessie Holt said. "Brought a little revenue into our city. We've been participating in everything, from the Summerfest grounds to all the dealerships, so we decided to do all the dealers on the last day so we could catch some good deals on some stuff."
"Been lots of fun, lots of photo opportunities," mask-wearing Michael Durst said. "Lots of people, I've met them from [an] uncountable amount of countries. I like talking with them and visiting."
Riders will get the chance to visit and ride one last time today. People can gather at Greenfield High School on 60th and Layton at 10:30 to meet the famous Brewers racing sausages. Then they'll take a ride at 11:30 down to Miller Park to catch the Brewers take on the first-place Pirates.