Thousands from all over the world ride in Harley-Davidson parade
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The 115th Harley-Davidson anniversary brought thousands of people from all over the world to Milwaukee, and Sunday, they all participated in the parade from Miller Park to Veterans Park.
“It was 22 days of riding," One man who lead a contingent of riders from Colombia said. "Fourteen thousand miles. One of our riders was hit by a cow and a mattress, but he still made it.”
The event at Veterans Park was cancelled due to the excessive rain throughout the week. Riders were instead encouraged to attend the events
It was for people of all ages, including six year old Faith Fortenberry from Waco Texas, who lives with muscular dystrophy and rode in a sidecar as Harley's special guest.
Gov. Scott Walker made his fourth appearance in the parade.
“It’s just a great way to not just ride, but to see all the people from all over the country. In many cases all over the world. Who are coming to Milwaukee. Coming to Wisconsin to enjoy the hospitality we have here.”
It's becoming a tradition for people in the Milwaukee area.
“The big ride," West Bend's William Spiropoulos said. "Every five years. And decided to bring a lot of friends and family out to celebrate with the city and the motor company.”