Bike enthusiasts to flood downtown for Original Harley Party

Posted by Chip Chandler on
The Original Harley Party is set for Saturday.

By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer

Live music, a bike run and the chance to win major prizes are on tap for the 22nd annual Original Harley Party on Saturday.

The party — which benefits Family Support Services — runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday on Polk Street between 10th and 12th avenues. 

More than 3,000 people are expected to turn out for the street party. Tickets are $80 for two, including a chance to win the grand prize of a 2016 Fat Boy S or $15,000 cash and one chance to win a $1,000 second-chance drawing.

About 35 Amarillo restaurants and cooking teams will serve food and drinks.

Amarillo acts Kilo Road, Mind Plays and The Buster Bledsoe Band will perform during the party.

The weekend also includes a Fun Run at 1 p.m., kicking off at Tripp's Harley-Davidson, 6040 W. Interstate 40, and ending at the VIP parking area at the party, allowing participants early admission at 4:30 p.m. Riders must have a ticket to the part and pay an additional $20 per bike.

Tickets are available at Tripp’s Harley-Davidson, Hoffbrau Steaks, Ye Olde Pancake Station, D&M Leathers, and Family Support Services, 10th & Taylor. Tickets can be purchased with Visa or MasterCard by calling 806-342-2500.

Proceeds benefit Family Support Services, which serves 25,000 people each year in the areas of sexual assault and domestic violence intervention and prevention, veteran resources, affordable counseling, family strengthening, and violence prevention education in schools and the community. FSS has Amarillo’s only safe house for victims of domestic violence and sexual assaults and operates a 24-hour crisis hotline (374-5433).

"We are way ahead on ticket sales, which means they better not wait until Saturday. We may sell out," said FSS's Joette Campbell.

 

 

Chip Chandler is a digital content producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at Chip.Chandler@actx.edu, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and at www.facebook.com/chipchandlerwriter on Facebook.

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