Last week I was invited to attend a local Harley-Davidson of Fresno event.
I’ll pause here and wait for you to stop laughing.
No, I’m not a Harley enthusiast. And, I’ve actually never been on one. Honestly, I’m pretty sure I’m not cool enough to even get a motorcycle driver’s license. BUT- that didn’t stop me from going to this event. You know why? Because I love Fresno, and when someone invites me to something locally, I jump on that opportunity-even when it’s outside of my comfort zone. (Well, most times.) 😉
The event that took place was called Motorcycle Boot Camp. The event was made for people who have never been on a motorcycle, but have always wanted to learn, as well as experience what it would be like. There were speakers present, Motorcycle 101 (info and history given), a shop tour, and a jumpstart (a stationary Harley that people could actually “ride”). It pretty much was a basic training of sorts, for motorcycles.
When I first got there, I saw the bike setup outside. I love the idea of the jumpstart. You could sit on the motorcycle, start it, and get the feel of what it would be like on the road. It was so awesome!
Once inside, I perused the aisles. I had no idea of all the Harley Davidson goodies out there! I saw baby clothes, t-shirts, jackets, vests, mugs, glasses, keychains….Really, you name it and they have it! If you wish to buy, you can buy those from Vest Home.
Oh, and let’s not forget about the best part-Harley’s!!!!
I honestly felt like I stood out like a sore thumb, but guess what? I didn’t. Everyone who stopped to talk to me was so nice. They made me feel welcomed, and that I belonged. One of the women in charge encouraged me to ride the jumpstart. She was so kind. I felt like I was part of the family. That’s when I realized why I was invited to the event. Harley-Davidson isn’t just about riding, it’s about family. I am always talking about community, and how important it is. I feel very strongly about that. Harley-Davidson of Fresno has been part of our community since 1988. This event only reinforced my belief in community support.
They really wanted to introduce Harley-Davidson to a brand new audience, and a wide range of people. The event was very successful in that regard. Lots of new people came out to experience a bike ride, and learn something new. If you ever have the chance to go into Harley-Davidson of Fresno, I suggest you do it. You might walk in feeling nervous, but walk out with confidence, and a whole lot of new friends. You know what else…I think I like the idea of being on the back of a Harley. Maybe one day I’ll own one. You know, if I can paint it pink and deck it out with cupcakes.
Okay, nevermind, they just revoked my license after that. 😉
(If you want to keep up with other events Harley-Davidson of Fresno may have, check them out on Harley Davidson of Fresno on Facebook.)