SOURCE: Harley-Davidson Motor Company

August 09, 2005 10:00 ET

Harley-Davidson Announces Sturgis Adventure Contest for Women

Saddle Up for Sturgis Winners Will Ride From Milwaukee to Sturgis in 2006

MILWAUKEE, WI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 9, 2005 -- Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HDI) has announced that five lucky new women riders, and their riding coach, will win an all expenses paid ride from Milwaukee to Sturgis in August 2006. The riders will travel to Sturgis alongside Karen Davidson, Harley-Davidson's creative director of General Merchandise and great granddaughter of founder William A. Davidson. The contest was announced Friday, August 5 in Sturgis, S.D., and ends May 1, 2006.

"Riding a Harley-Davidson is a unique and exhilarating experience," said Karen Davidson. "When a woman sees another woman riding a motorcycle, she thinks 'If she can do it, so can I!' We're hosting this contest to encourage more women to get trained and into the saddle of their own Harley-Davidson motorcycle."

To enter the contest, women must submit a 100-word essay detailing why they would like to Saddle Up for Sturgis 2006. The qualifying criteria and contest rules are available at

"Whether a woman enters Saddle Up for Sturgis or not, we hope this contest will inspire women to get riding," said Davidson.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight street, custom and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories, apparel and general merchandise. Buell Motorcycle Company produces sport motorcycles in addition to motorcycle parts, accessories and apparel.

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