Bikers go 'Hog Wild' for Harley's 110th Anniversary

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MILWAUKEE - For thousands of owners of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the last three days in Milwaukee won't be soon forgotten.

Concerts, parades, shows, displays and just hanging out with other riders brought thousands to the home of America's most famous motorcycle. And Milwaukee was only the center of what was expected to be a worldwide celebration of the 110th anniversary of the brand.

If the highlight wasn't the concert headlined by Kid Rock, it was probably the parade, in which 6,000 Harleys motored through the center of Milwaukee, home of the famous brand.

Among those taking part in the parade was Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, riding his Road King and wearing a black vest with motorcycle pins, according to the Associated Press.

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Gayle Yenter, 51, rode on the back of her friend's red Tri Glide. It was her first time in the parade.

"I just thought it was so awesome," she said. "There were kids wanting to give us high fives, and just so much support from everyone in town."

Dave Zien, of Eau Claire, has ridden in all the anniversary parades commemorating Harley-Davidson, but he said this year the number of people who came out to support the brotherhood seemed "tremendously more enthusiastic."

Jo Dunnin, of Wauwatosa, watched the parade with her family. She said she loves the bikes from other countries, and parade participants included riders from South Africa, the Netherlands and Mexico.

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