Iron Elite Rider Stories…Black Biker Culture

Black History Month Fab: Harley Davidson Honors Black Biker Culture

FRIDAY FEB 24, 2012 – BY BRITNI DANIELLE


Bessie Stringfield, the first black woman to ride solo coast-to-coast.

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of traveling to Milwaukee, WI to tour theHarley Davidson Museumand learn about Black biker culture.

In honor of Black History Month, Harley Davidsonput together a special exhibit of black biker memorabilia to showcase a side of biker culturevery few are aware of. Although Harleys are synonymous with rebel bikers, the history of African American motorcycle enthusiasts is long and diverse.

Over the course of the trip I learned about many of the men and women who proudly ride their “iron horses” and how black folks are putting their own spin on motorcycle riding.


 

Goldie Sowers
 


Since its inception in 1903, Harley Davidson has worked hard to service the needs of its riders. While other motorcycle companies focused on growing their 

~ by goldie1779 on February 25, 2012.

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