Harleys are Ready to Hit the Town at this Month’s ‘Happening’

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The Happening

Three-day annual event in Western New York is a full weekend of hot Harleys, cool rides, and some rocking tunes, May 31 to June 2.

Western New York will be getting some major Harley kicks this month with the 21st annual “The Happening” rally. The event, sponsored by Gowanda Harley-Davidson, features three days of rides, badass bikes, concerts, and one sweet Harley raffle.

To kick off the event there will be a motorcycle parade that goes through downtown and stretching throughout the beautiful area.

The Happening + Gowanda

Also on the schedule is a motorcycle stunt show by GrimCo, a popular Harley-Davidson stunt team that tears it up with Big Twin stunts. Expect to see some wild wheelies, burnouts, and other technical demonstrations.

If you want to show off your ink, there is the Wicked Glen tattoo contest. Entrants can win some dough and prizes in the following categories: Black and grey, color, full Sleeve, full back, portrait/realistic, and best overall.

The Happening + Gowanda

Of course, no event is complete without some hot licks, and the weekend promises concerts featuring an impressive lineup of local bands to rock the house.

The Happening + 2019 Harley-Davidson Iron 1200

You can check out a huge display of amazing bikes at the rally, or ride home on a new one. This year features a raffle for a 2019 Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 bike.

This is a fun event in a great area that might fly under the radar, but we think is definitely worth checking out. If you are interested in attending, you can check out The Happening website or Facebook page for more information.

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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 while 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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