Release Date: 6/4/2004
Wichita, KS; (MCNW) Big Dog Motorcycles is celebrating their tenth year of operating this summer at the company's headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. The celebration, aptly named "Ten Years, One Party," will be held June 11-12 and is designed to appeal to the nation's Big Dog Motorcycle riders, motorcycling enthusiasts, or anyone interested in the high performance, custom cruiser industry.
"So far, our tenth year has seen our 10,000th bike roll of the production line, record shipments, the naming of another Big Dog Motorcycles branded dealership, engineering department growth, and extensive factory expansions. No doubt there are many reasons to ride in, get together, and have a party," stated Nick Messer, company president. "So we are doing just that."
The festivities will include a custom bike show, factory tours, calendar girl contest, swap meet, and a trials demonstration. On display will be the first Big Dog Motorcycle, a 1994 Vintage Classic called Old Smokey which was built in the founder's garage just a few miles away from the factory; the 5,000th bike - a 2003 Chopper; and the most recent commemorative bike, a 2004 Ridgeback, representing Big Dog Motorcycles' 10,000th. In addition, Big Dog Motorcycles will award the longest ride, oldest bike, most miles on a bike, and the like. Celebrity riders are also expected to make appearances.
Partygoers will enjoy music by Dewy & The Big Dogs. Dewy is company founder and CEO, Sheldon Coleman, and his band has been playing classic rock in the Wichita area for over twenty years. Big Dog Motorcycles was named after the band, one of Wichita's top party bands.
"The gathering is our way of thanking over ten thousand riders, over three hundred employees, nearly a hundred dealers, and numerous vendors, friends, and community leaders for being part of our history," said Coleman. "All of us feel privileged and proud to be associated with so many people who have put Big Dog Motorcycles firmly in place where it is today - the Number Two American V-Twin motorcycle manufacturer who has truly, and finally, attained OEM status," he continued.
Attendees can find specific information about the event, including event schedule, area maps and hotel recommendations on-line at www.bigdogmotorcycles.com or at their local dealer. Those planning to attend are also encouraged to pre-register on the company's website.
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