Harley-Davidson Museum to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of ‘Easy Rider’

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Easy Rider

Groundbreaking biker flick to celebrate 50th anniversary with special screening and appearance by Peter Fonda. 

There is no film that did more for motorcycle culture than Easy Rider. The 1969 film, starring Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda, continues to inspire generations of bikers, and captured the freedom and allure of the road. And we cannot forget the incredible custom hardtail Harley-Davidson Panhead choppers that are iconic to the film as its stars.

For its 50th anniversary, the Harley-Davidson Museum has planned a special screening event. Fonda will be in attendance for the film, and will participate in a moderated discussion afterwards.

Easy Rider Captain America chopper

Fonda has remained active in the motorcycle community, and was even invited by Harley to give the new LiveWire a test drive.

Attendees at the screening will get an opportunity to swing by the museum to check out a replica of Fonda’s red, white, and blue stars-and-stripes themed panhead chopper “Captain America” from the film.

Easy Rider 50th Anniversary

Tickets are on sale now for the event, which will be taking place at the Harley-Davidson Museum on April 5.

Longtime automotive journalist S.J. Bryan has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online, Harley-Davidson Forums, and The Mustang Source, among other popular auto sites.

Bryan first discovered her passion for all things automotive riding in her parent's 1968 Ford Mustang. The automotive expert cut her teeth growing up riding on Harleys, and her first car was a Chevy Nova. Despite her lead foot, Bryan has yet to receive a speeding ticket.

The award-winning former playwright was first published at age 18. She has worked extensively as a writer and editor for a number of lifestyle and pop culture publications.

The diehard gearhead is a big fan of American muscle cars, sixth-gen Ford trucks, and Oxford commas.

S.J. can be reached at [email protected]

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