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Introducing the Harley-Davidson 107 Milwaukee Eight Engine

Harley-Davidson says the new engine platform provides faster throttle response, more torque, better sound, improved fuel economy and a smoother ride.

To learn more about the engine upgrades and specifications, visit our website http://www.avalancheharley.com! Better yet, schedule a demo ride today! Visit http://www.avalanchehdparty.com and sign up to demo the 2017 fleet! The 2017 Demo Truck is here at the shop this Friday 9/9 and Saturday 9/10 from 9a-5p! Don’t miss out!

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Have You Checked Your Helmet Yet!? Join us for the Great Helmet Exchange!

 

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Did you know: A helmet’s lifespan is typically 3-5 years, unless of course, the helmet experiences impact. Questions or concerns!? Stop by to speak to a MotorClothes Associate and find out all of the fun facts about the different options of helmets we carry.

Vegas or Bust Bike Night is tomorrow from 5p-8p! When you come by, get a FREE entry to our  2016 Iron 883 Raffle (no purchase necessary, must be 21+ to enter), participate in our In-Store Poker Run for a chance to win a $200, $100, or $50 AHD gift card, enjoy LIVE music by the Liquor Biscuit Band, great grub sold by M&M & Things, $1 beer served by our lovely Avalanche Angels, and more! Don’t miss out, and remember to protect your noggin out there on the open road!

 

 

 

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AMA Hall of Famer Bessie B. Stringfield

We’d like to take a moment to recognize a very special lady in motorcycle and United States history! Bessie B. Stringfield, A.K.A. “The Motorcycle Queen of Miami”, and also an American Motorcyclist Association Hall of Famer (inducted in 2002), was not only a U.S. Military Motorcycle Dispatch Rider, she also rode cross-country solo, 8 times! Talk about a true motorcyclist! Because February is also Black History Month, we thought it’d be a great idea, for many sentimental reasons, to tell people about her story!

Visit the link below to read about the amazing Bessie:

http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/halloffame/detail.aspx?RacerID=277

For more info. on the history of Black History Month, here’s another good link:

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month

Hope you enjoy!

Tonight is our Ladies Garage Party from 5pm – 8pm at the dealership! It’s not too late to register at http://www.avalanchehdparty.com to reserve your spot now! Join us and enjoy free food and drinks, learn a little in each department as we take an exclusive after hours tour, and hang out for free door prize giveaways at the end of the night!!  Any folks without a motorcycle endorsement may take a ride on our JumpStart, and our grand prize giveaway is a riding course! Riders, guests thinking about becoming a rider, and passengers are all welcome!

 

 

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‘Tis The Season Of Giving

We know there’s a lot of gift giving going on right now, especially because we’re quickly approaching the holiday season, and we’d like to remind everyone that Harley-Davidson has teamed up with Wouned Warrior Project, to join efforts in raising money to support wounded veterans and their families.

Founded in 2003, the 501(c)3 non-profit organization now has over 20 programs operating, and as described in wikipedia, are broken down into 4 categories: Body, Mind, Economic Empowerment, and Engagement. The Body section of the programs focus on “physical health and wellness”, while the Mind section guides our warriors through the “combat stress recovery program”. Economic Empowerment “helps members meet their educational goals and aim to support their personal health and wellness, mental health and career development”, and finally, Engagement, through “the Alumni program provides long-term support and camaraderie for wounded veterans through events, discounted services and an online community.”

Now through January 11th, 2016, stop in and make a contrubtion to Wounded Warrior Project with any of our cashiers! Next to the Parts and Accessories counter, pick up a sticker showing you’ve made an effort to help out the great cause,

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and write your name on a dog tag slip so we can hang it on the wall and show off how supportive our community is of our veterans.

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They’ve proudly served our country, and Wounded Warrior Project offers the opportunity for us to reciprocate. Happy holidays, from the Avalanche Harley-Davidson family to yours!

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Stugis – 75 and LIVE as ever!

Happy 75th Anniversary Sturgis enthusiasts! With the BIG celebration in the first week of August rapidly approaching, we’re starting to see travelers from all over the world stop by the shop for their t-shirt, poker chip, and other souvenirs. Some come in big groups, and some come alone; some ride, while others trailer the bikes! If you’re going, how do you plan to travel!? The toughest part about going to Sturgis has to be deciding where to stop along the way and back; there’s quite a bit to see!

Did you guys know there are 147 dealerships participating in the Sturgis 75 Tour!? –And we’re one of them! You can register online to join the tour at http://www.sturgis75tour.com! Once you’ve submitted the registration form, you can stop by the “Home Dealer” you selected to pick up your passport, and start receiving raffle tickets and stamps! The more participating dealerships you visit, the more stamps and raffle tickets you’ll earn! Take a look inside of the back of the passport for details on what the promotion includes! Hey HOG Members, you get an extra 2 tickets just for being a part of the HOG family!! (If you’re interested in becoming a HOG member, please visit our HOG Chapter’s site at www.denverchapterhog.org for more info!) The raffle tickets are all being sent to Sturgis at close of business on the last day in July, and will be used to draw winners for all kinds of awesome prizes! THE GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY IS A 2016 HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE!! Good luck to everyone with tickets!!

If you haven’t registered yet, no need to fret, there’s still time! For all of you traveling across the country now, making your way to the big annual rally, we wish you all safe travels and hope you can stop by to say hi and take a couple of pictures. We wish we could all go with you, and definitely want to know how you got the time off! We’ll be open 7 days a week to accommodate travelers, and would love to hear about any Sturgis stories, tips or tricks you’ve learned in the comments section! Happy riding everyone!!

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Ready for another Bike Build!?!?

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It’s that time again!! We’re getting ready to commence Bike Build #3: Project Dyna Street Bob! Come on down to the dealership from 11am – 3pm over the next 3 Saturdays (1/31, 2/7, & 2/14) to check out one of our very own Certified Master Mechanics work on customizing an FXDB, right on our showroom floor. Guests will have a chance to ask our tech. questions, see the action LIVE in real-time, and sign up to win the $2015 AHD gift card raffle! Be sure to check out our FB page for updates on our upcoming events, like the Free Pancake Breakfast on 2/7 (10am – ‘Til they’re gone!), and the Scavenger Hunt on 2/14 with chances to win 1 of 3 gift card prizes.

This time around, we’ll be playing Crack the Code to give our guests a chance to win the customized finished masterpiece! If you Crack the Code by entering all 6 numbers in the correct order, the bike will be yours to take home! 1st person to win ends the game! Good luck and we hope to see you all here!

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Things people did in the 70’s

With our Disco Bike Night coming up this Thursday, we thought it’d be fun to ask people around the dealership what they did for fun in the 70’s. The stereotype is that all things were groovy, almost everyone had an afro, and people still listened to records. 

Steven the tech. had fun swimming, camping, and doing stupid kid stuff. He said he was good, most of the time. LOL Justin in Service jammed out to David Bowie and was still riding on the back of his dad’s motorcycle. He aslo said everyone in the family had a different colored rat tail – mom’s was pink, dad’s was blue, and his was purple! 

Joe from Parts wasn’t married until ’78, and before that he was haulin kegs up into the mountains to party with his friends. Rotten Jack says Red Rocks hasn’t changed a bit since the 70’s! Jack liked to water ski, chill out at bonfires, and says streaking was still in!

Fit Specialist Big Erv graduated high school, went to college, and spent his days tubing down the Sacramento River! Johnnie B. rode his ’72 Sporty from Colorado all the way to Vegas – during the gas crisis even! He said he ran out of gas on his way back, just after Georgetown – but don’t ask us how he made it home! He wouldn’t spill the beans!

A few of the other guys in the Motorcycle Dept. were just born around then, and say all they really remember is watching Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta in the theatres. 

-Man! I feel like I totally missed out by not being born until the 90’s! What else rocked in the 70’s?Image

 

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2014 HOGS & KISSES

The Denver Chapter HOG knows how to throw a party! On Saturday February 8th, after the Scavenger Hunt at the dealership, I headed over to the American Legion on 16th and Simms for the HOGS & KISSES Metro Event.  Members of Chapters from all over Colorado were invited.

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When we got there, we signed in, got our raffle tickets, and were presented with a box of chocolates. The entire place was decorated; from the hearts hanging above our heads, all the way to the mini cupcake table in the back!

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There were games to play before dinner, like guess how many candies are in the jar, and my favorite, pin the tail light on the Harley. David, from the Loveland HOG Chapter won the “Guess How Many M&Ms in a Jar” game with a guess of 888. (Mine was 999!)

The Legion prepared chicken, steak, and spaghetti with veggies and baked potatoes for dinner; it was delicious! My grandma and I enjoyed the meal with a glass of White Zinfandel from the bar!!

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After dinner, we danced our butts off! – Electric Slide and all! The DJ was awesome – he played music that everyone could enjoy. It was so neat watching couples dance!

We also got to get our photos taken in a photo booth! They had a lot of funny hats and sunglasses to dress up with, and each person got to keep a little photo strip as a souvenir of the party!

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The chapter also gave away a TON of door prizes. About every hour they announced a bunch of winners, and gave away some awesome stuff. It was nice to get out with the family!

It’s only the first of many events the Chapter will be doing this year. For more info, visit http://www.denverchapterhog.org –Happy Valentines Day!

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The sherrif’s office dedicated a blog to remembering Sgt. Dave Baldwin: #RememberBaldwin

The sherrif’s office dedicated a blog to remembering Sgt. Dave Baldwin: #RememberBaldwin

We were all shocked and saddened to hear about Sgt. Dave Baldwin, who did so much for the community. He was a great friend, and one of the coolest, most laid back guys we had the pleasure of knowing. He was the very first person to buy a bike when we opened as Avalanche Harley-Davidson, and used to hang out with us while he got service work done on his bike. He is greatly missed, and will be forever in our hearts. 

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