Harley and the Davidsons

“Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very own blood”

The Discovery Channel recently announced a new mini-series for 2016; Harley and the Davidsons. Based on a true story  of the men who have given people a place to belong; the series will portray the passion of two 19 year old kids who built an empire from their backyard. A few names you might remember will portray the men who built the current day American legend that is Harley Davidson.

Game of Thrones stars Michiel Huisman as Walter Davidson

  Robert Aramayo as William Harley

The Little Rascals star Bug Hall as Arthur Davidson

 

Nothing better then to watch a series that  will take America back to Milwaukee during the early 1900’s where young William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson engineered the motorcycles and later the company. The series will tell an epic story of innovation, family feuds, and the classic American legends. This rare scripted drama from Discovery Channel is set to premiere sometime this year.

Ride The Next Chapter In Your Life Story

You have heard the saying “riders aren’t born there made”

We believe that whether you are a new rider or an experienced rider the Riders Edge course is one everyone should enroll in .The course will give you the basics of
riding safety skills. Jim-BridgesJim Bridges, along with his team, will help you learn the proper way to brake, turn, how to control skids, and surmounting obstacles.

No pressure here!! The team at Riverside Harley Davidson ensures motivation and improvement. Customers will often quote the fear of riding until having the opportunity to learn and embrace the basics of riding. Nothing better than learning on a Harley Davidson itself, the rider’s edge course is taught on a Street 500 Café Racer. The Café Racer has a light frame with an easy lock-to lock handlebar sweep for quick moves, the perfect Harley- Davidson to embrace new skills. http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US/Motorcycles/street-500.html#!key-features

Riverside-Harley-Davidson-1-_1200_630_75_int_s_c1Never been to Riverside Harley Davidson, no worries our staff will give you a tour of our facility to make you feel at home when attending your classes. This will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions of our staff.

Check out this awesome Yelp review from Chris P “Had the opportunity  to take the riders safety course through RHD, and after riding with a permit for almost 20 years, I figured I knew quite a bit about it.  The course was not only a great resource for a new rider, but was also able to teach some of us old dogs some new tricks.”

Got any plans for the evening? Sign up today!!

http://www.riversideharley.com/riding-academy/

“Let the Good Times Roll”

Do you ever find yourself asking why is Mardi Gras such a big deal, if you don’t already know, you may be surprised its much more then throwing beads.

Mardi Gras dates back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertility rites. Also known as Carnival, it is celebrated in many countries around the world–mainly those with large Roman Catholic populations–on the day before the religious season of Lent begins. Brazil, Venice and New Orleans play host to some of the holiday’s most famous public festivities, drawing thousands of tourists and revelers every year.

 

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New Orleans Mardi Gras

How did the parade begin?

On Mardi Gras in 1827, a group of students donned colorful costumes and danced through the streets of New Orleans, emulating the revelry they’d observed while visiting Paris. Ten years later, the first recorded New Orleans Mardi Gras parade took place, a tradition that continues to this day.

 

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Did you know?

Louisiana is the only state in which Mardi Gras is a legal holiday. However, elaborate carnival festivities draw crowds in other parts of the United States during the Mardi Gras season as well, including Alabama and Mississippi. Each region has its own events and traditions.

Just some fun facts to get you ready for our very own Mardi Gras celebration on February 18th! Fun for all the family you wont want to miss it.

Lets Ride!

You might want to take the opportunity this week to take your Harley-Davidson out. The first glimpse of El Nino may have passed us by, but do not let that hold you back from a fun filled weekend. As we, all know California offers an incredible diversity of motorcycle road scenery. Just to name a few;

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If you’re a fan of Apple Pie than Julian Ca is the place for you, A premier mountain getaway, just an hour east of San Diego, in the beautiful Cuyamaca mountains. The city of Julian is rooted in the 1870s gold rush. The best place to get away from the hectic rush of the city life, especially when you are trying to enjoy your ride. Depending on your experience, the road to Julian is full of curves and elevation changes. If you are looking for an extended ride while you are in Julian you may want to take Wynola Road, which will take you through the backside of the city.

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Located off Temescal Canyon, right below the Cleveland National Forest. You will find a small western town, a popular destination that features specialty shops, fresh produce, entertainment and more. You may find the parking lot full of motorcycles,  you can make this location as your pit stop to Ortega Highway, or take Temesccal Canyon Rd down to lake street right on Nichols Rd to get you back on the freeway,  you will enjoy the ride either way.

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Is for you experienced riders, the twisting two – lane Ortega Highway connects Riverside and Orange counties via the Cleveland National Forest. You will encounter a variety of winding roads, if you are an expert at counter steering this is a recommended destination. Don’t forget to stop at the famous Hells Kitchen Restaurant located in Lake Elsinore, the restaurant serves great breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with a full bar.

 Temecula Valley

Valentines_Day_Weekend_2011_059_t658Also known as Wine Country is open to a variety of different locations to ride, if you’re a fan of scenery this is the spot for you. A great two hour ride can start you off at Newport Road down Domenigoni Pkwy, and a right on State Street. The path in this location is up to you, if you are a beginner to intermediate rider you won’t have a problem here. These semi curvy roads will give you the freedom to learn at your own pace.

Where is your go to Riding Spot?

Annual Indoor Luau

Let’s luau! It’s not Winter until you break out the tiki bar and mini umbrellas. January 21st we will be having our annual Aloha Indoor Bike Night.

A great luau party is all about good food, relaxing luau music, and themed luau party games and activities to be shared with family and friends. Riverside Harley  will be setting the party in motion with Islanders Luau with there Authentic and beautiful Polynesian music, and Cultural dancing. From Hula( women) dancers, Kane (men) dancers.

We are bringing  an exotic and  tropical getaway here at Riverside Harley Davidson.  You wont want to miss Islanders Luau  quality Polynesian food and luau entertainment.

 

 

 

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Delivering the Spark of Love

Earlier in the holiday season we decided to take on the challenge of collecting 200 toys for the ABC7 and Firefighters Spark of Love Toy Drive.

Well, we did it!! With the help of our employees and customers we were able to donate over 300 toys to the Spark of Love!!  After we collected the toys, we went out an bought some more on behalf of our owners, the Verackas.  Last Friday, with the help from some employees and some motorcycles we delivered the toys to our local fire station 10!

Check out some photos below…we could not stay long because just as we arrived the fire fighters received a call and had to jet but we took one quick photo op!

Thank you to everyone who donated and supported our cause and we look forward to helping more children and families next holiday season!

It’s the Season of Giving

 

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We all know there is tons of stuff going around the holiday season but everyone here at Riverside Harley-Davidson has decided to giveback to the local children in Riverside!  We have got behind the ABC 7 and Riverside Fire Departments and the Spark of Love Toy Drive!

This movement collects toys and unused sports equipment for underserved children in the Riverside County area.  Last year, they collected over 8,505 toys and they are steppin’ up their game this year and trying to collect over 10,000 toys and Riverside Harley-Davidson wants to put a small dent in that goal!

We have made our goal 200 toys/unused sports equipment!  We have boxes throughout the dealership that you can drop as many toys off as you would like to!  If you attend any of our events between now and December 10th, bring a toy, you get another entry into our $1,000 GIFTCARD GIVEAWAY! The more the better, right?!

In advance, we want to thank anyone that chooses to support our cause and donate a toy to the Spark of Love Toy Drive.

Heads up! On December 5th we will be having the local Riverside Fire Department come out with the fire truck to collect toys.  We will also be having photos with Santa that day as well! We promise you won’t want to miss it and bring a toy or two!

Again, thank you.

 

 

 

Riverside Harley-Davidson – Power 50 Dealer

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Riverside Harley-Davidson Named to 2014 Powersports Business Power 50 dealer list

 

Recognized as one of the top powersports dealers in North America

 

RIVERSIDE, Calif.Riverside Harley-Davidson has been named one of the Power 50 dealers in North America by Powersports Business, the leading trade publication for the powersports industry.

“There are thousands of powersports dealerships in North America, and only the best of the best are named Powersports Business Power 50 dealers,” said Powersports Business Editor in Chief Dave McMahon. “These dealerships set themselves apart from their peers in their excellence at operations, customer service, business acumen and more. They are the elite in the powersports industry.”

The Power 50 is an annual list of dealerships that are unsurpassed in business operations, professionalism, marketing tactics, customer service and more.  This year marked the 3rd annual Powersports Business Power 50 program.

*We know that you can go anywhere to get your Harley-Davidson shirts, jackets, parts and services, and of course your motorcycle. The thing that sets us apart is that we know that our success comes from our people and the community that surrounds Riverside Harley-Davidson.

Riverside Harley-Davidson will continue to fulfilling dreams while delivering a premium customer experience and creating customers for life.

Riverside Harley-Davidson PUMPKIN PATCH!!

We’re adding a little something extra special for our Halloween weekend festivities!! We’re creating our very own pumpkin patch!!

We will have a wide range of pumpkins for all ages!! Medium size to mini and the kids will be able to step over to our decorating table after they choose to decorate it to their liking!! We will be having it all weekend so you can enjoy our In-Store Poker Run to win giftcards and the kiddos can enjoy decorating their pumpkins with our Scarecrow Angel!

The pumpkin patch dates are the following:

Thursday, October 29th 5pm-9pm during our Trick or Treat Bike Night

Saturday & Sunday, October 31st & November 1st 11am-3pm during our Hog-O-Ween Weekend

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Off Season? What Off Season?!

Within these next couple months some of the dealerships on the East Coast are shortening their hours and closing their doors for the winter months but over here in sunny Southern California the party doesn’t stop!  Off Season? Us here at Riverside Harley-Davidson doesn’t even know what that means!

We may have had the “last bike night of the season” on September 24th but we are keeping the events going throughout these next couple months!  Be sure to come down and check out what we have up our sleeves, from Pancake Breakfasts, Service Workshops, Custom Bike Builds, a Bike Night each month, In-Store Poker Runs and much much more!  On top of it we are doing another giftcard giveaway and you can enter to win at every event you attend!  Check out our FaceBook page for our Upcoming Event this month and don’t forget to “LIKE” us for to keep up with everything going on at the dealership!

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