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Olympic BMX rider heads to Harley Days

Olympic BMX rider Caroline Buchanan will ride to the first Harley Days in Wollongong later this month (October 28-30, 2016) to take part in various activities including a BMX Stunt Show.

Caroline is riding from Canberra on her newly costumed Street 500. 

The BMX champ will be accompanied by former Australian rep and Parramatta league captain Nathan Hindmarsh and TV presenter James Tobin.

They will also ride in the Thunder Run on Sunday led by HOG chapters and lead guided rides throughout the area.

The BMX champ will lead the Ladies of Harley ride to Kiama Blowhole and Jamberoo on Saturday leaving at 9.30am. Olympic cyclist Caroline Buchanan

Harley Days is the first fully open annual Harley-Davidson rally and it looks like being a success. Registrations are already approaching 1800.

Organisers say that indicates a big crowd as Saturday and Sunday are open to the public.

They expect up to 2300 for the HOGs-only Friday night VIP event. The evening highlight will be a performance by Ross Wilson of Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock fame. Other acts include Ash Grunwald, the Screamin’ Eagles and The Zombies. 

Tickets for HOGs only can be purchased for $49 online and include a range of benefits and events for the weekend. Plus one lucky member will win a trip to Route 66 on Friday night.

Entertainment line-up

The event then opens to the public on Saturday with headline entertainment act Hot Dub Time Machine.

Live bands Stonefield, The Snowdroppers, IVY, and the Jam Junkies will also perform across the weekend.

Harley Days will feature a display of the full range of new 107-cube and 1145-cube Milwaukee Eight models. Spectators will also be able to take them for a demo ride.

There will also be a Custom Bike Show, traditional Show and Shine, and the chance to win a Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider S.

Low Rider S Harley-Davidson 2016 5 bmx
Low Rider S

To enter the draw, buy a Harley Days pin online for $25 or buy multiple pins from your Harley dealer. The winner does not have to attend Harley Days to claim the prize. The lucky winner will be announced at the rally on the Sunday at 3pm.

Harley Days 2016 is supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. subscribe today