Hot Harley Nights
Making wishes come true for 21 years!
Since that very first event 21 years ago, Hot Harley Nights has been bringing people together in support of Make-a-Wish(R) South Dakota, and has raised over 2.5 million dollars in the process. The event features a motorcycle parade that begins at J & L Harley Davidson and travels through town eventually reaching downtown. This years event ran from July 7th to July 10th with many family friendly activities at various locations throughout Sioux Falls.
While many people choose to watch the parade at locations other than downtown, many like me prefer to be right in the thick of things. To get a good spot it is a good idea to head down at least an hour before the parade starts. I got there an hour early and as you can see by the above photo I wasn't the only one.
By a half hour before the parade the street was pretty well lined. Police officers lead the parade blocking intersections so that the parade could pass through.
They were followed by motorcycles bearing the US Flag.
Then came cars with the Wish children.And the parade was officially in full swing. Not to disappoint the crowd there was even a teddy bear wish float pulled by a motorcycle
Of course what would Hot Harley Nights be without Harley's. Don't worry there were tons of them!
There were sidecars!
There were choppers!
and even itty bitty mini bikes!
But wait, that's not all.
There were quad-runners!
and even a T- bucket!
With such a variety in the parade some observers decided to add their own unique spice to the parade.
Needless to say there were many smiling faces
and a great showing of pride.
Today I am sharing this wonderful event with Unknown Mami's Sunday In My City.