Paris Harley-Davidson Is Attempting Ultimate Motorcycle Record
Harley enthusiasts in Paris, Texas, are gearing up to set a new record for the largest H-D parade in history, set for Sept. 15.
If you thought Harley-Davidson’s recent 115th Anniversary parade in Milwaukee was huge, wait until you see what Paris Harley-Davidson has in store. The Texas-based dealership is looking to set a Guinness World Record for the most Harley-Davidson motorcycles in one parade, and they’re inviting all Harley riders from across the country to join in on the fun.
The “Bring It Home World Record Parade” is set for Saturday, September 15 at Paris Harley-Davidson. The motorcade will be led by a true H-D legend, Adam Sandoval (pictured below with his riding pal, “Scooter”). Sandoval is known throughout the community for being the first enthusiast to pay a visit to every Harley-Davidson dealership located in the continental United States in one ride. The historic ride lasted a full two years. Since completing that impressive goal, Sandoval has organized multiple charity rides, making him the best man for this record-breaking event.
However, if the H-D team in Paris wants to be successful, it will have to put to bed an eight-year-old record for largest Harley-Davidson parade. Patras, Greece’s Hellas Motorcycle Club proudly holds the current record. In 2010, the club rallied 2,404 Harleys to make history.
‘[The parade title] is currently held in Greece, and our plan is take that record and bring it home, right here to America.’
In a recent Youtube video, Sandoval does not seem to be intimidated by the competition and confidently proclaims: “[The parade title] is currently held in Greece, and our plan is take that record and bring it home, right here to America.”
Supporting Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association
Paris H-D creatively named the ride, “Bring It Home” with hope of inspiring riders from across the state and country to contribute to the goal by showing up for a good-time ride. All motorcycle riders are welcome — even if you own one of those lame Indian bikes — but due to Guinness’ rules, only Harley-Davidson bikes will be counted.
On Sept. 15, it’s kickstands up at 2 p.m. for a scenic ride that will conclude 20 miles down the road at Grant, Oklahoma’s Choctaw Casino, which is also a sponsor of the parade. The route the bikers will take hugs highway 271, making for an ideal multi-state journey.
The Bring It Home event isn’t being organized for bragging rights alone. The ride will also contribute heavily to a good cause.
Tickets to participate in the event are $15, with proceeds going to the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association. Organizers hope to present a check of $45,000 to the association after the event has concluded. In order for the full amount to be raised in ticket sales alone, approximately 3,000 riders will have to turn up.
So, if you are located anywhere near the state of Texas, don’t miss this event. Everyone is invited, however, riders must be on a Harley-Davidson bike to be officially counted. Let’s hope the Paris Harley-Davidson can “Bring It Home” this weekend for the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.