Motorcycle racing returns to Milwaukee Mile for the 1st time in 29 years
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- It's been nearly three decades since motorcycles took to the track at the Milwaukee Mile. This weekend, that's all changing. As Harley-Davidsons take over Milwaukee, they'll reach new speeds in West Allis too.
This is the first time in 29 years that motorcycles have raced at the Milwaukee Mile.
"Big body bikes, big Harley bikes that you wouldn't expect to seeing at 150 miles an hour," said Marshall the sales manager with LA Choppers.
You can see both Indian and Harley bikes go head to head. From smaller sportster motorcycles to full size bagger Harleys, six different classes of bikes will race.
Most of them have been enhanced to push speeds unheard of for the long-distance bikes.
"I think that anybody that has something to do with some kind of passion sport, whether its surfing to Ping-Pong or Harley Davidson riding, you want to come out on top for the drag show or the bike show," said Rob Buydos.
That's why he started Bagger League Racing two years ago. This is the first time it's coming to Wisconsin-- home of the Harley Davidson. The standard oval track will be turned in to a road race track to add a challenge for racers and put the bikes to the ultimate test.
"With the road race component there's rights, lefts, back and forth," said Buydos. "You're going probably 130 to 140 mph on the straights and smacking it down to 25 and 30 at some of our bus stops as they call them corners where you get the real tight ones."
From a sportster motorcycle to a full size bagger Harley bike, you can see six different classes of motorcycles out on the Milwaukee Mile track this weekend.
Competitive races start at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4 and they go until 4 pm.
After these races, Bagger League Racing is headed to Daytona, Florida for the third and final round of the Battle of the Baggers.