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Motorcycles Harley Announces Let’s Ride Challenge

20:46  31 july  2020
20:46  31 july  2020 Source:   motorcyclecruiser.com

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After a disappointing second quarter earnings call and recent restructuring branded the “Rewire” (which resulted in hundreds of layoffs and an ousted CFO), Harley-Davidson is looking to throw some sunshine into the shade with a new initiative aimed at challenging riders to get on their damn bikes and ride. Seems like it’s time to drown out all the negative noise—and what better way than to put some miles down on two wheels?

a close up of a motorcycle: Harley has rolled out its latest contest, the Let’s Ride Challenge, which encourages more riding—and a chance to win prizes while you’re at it. © Provided by Motorcycle Cruiser Harley has rolled out its latest contest, the Let’s Ride Challenge, which encourages more riding—and a chance to win prizes while you’re at it. a close up of a motorcycle: Harley has rolled out its latest contest, the Let’s Ride Challenge, which encourages more riding—and a chance to win prizes while you’re at it. © Harley-Davidson Harley has rolled out its latest contest, the Let’s Ride Challenge, which encourages more riding—and a chance to win prizes while you’re at it.

Dubbed the Let’s Ride Challenge, Harley says the whole deal is meant to showcase the power of riding. It aims to do that through riding-related activities which can earn participants entries (or points) for a chance to win prizes, including a custom 2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S motorcycle as well as weekly drawings for additional prizes.

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a close up of a motorcycle: Harley has rolled out its latest contest, the Let’s Ride Challenge, which encourages more riding—and a chance to win prizes while you’re at it. © Harley-Davidson Harley has rolled out its latest contest, the Let’s Ride Challenge, which encourages more riding—and a chance to win prizes while you’re at it.

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Jon Bekefy, general manager of Brand Marketing, said, “The Let’s Ride Challenge is Harley-Davidson’s invitation for all riders in this challenging time to rediscover adventure through socially distanced riding …” Which means that if you own a bike—no matter what brand—you can join in, as long as you’re out there covering ground (and download the Harley-Davidson app).

a person sitting on a motorcycle: Demo some new bikes, take a rider course, or just go for a ride to earn points (or “entries”). © Provided by Motorcycle Cruiser Demo some new bikes, take a rider course, or just go for a ride to earn points (or “entries”).

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Riders can earn entries through the following methods:

• Join the Let’s Ride challenge on the Harley-Davidson app (and track miles)

• Riding 0–600 miles earns you another five entries

• Ride 601–1,200 miles and snag an additional five entries

• Demo a Harley-Davidson motorcycle for five entries; do a second demo and

score another additional five entries

• Take a Harley-Davidson Riding Academy New Rider Course and earn 15 entries.

a screenshot of a cell phone screen with text: The H-D app has ideas for rides and route planning, from short hops to epic overnighters and beyond. © Provided by Motorcycle Cruiser The H-D app has ideas for rides and route planning, from short hops to epic overnighters and beyond.

Riding The Rides

a person sitting on a motorcycle: Demo some new bikes, take a rider course, or just go for a ride to earn points (or “entries”). © Harley-Davidson Demo some new bikes, take a rider course, or just go for a ride to earn points (or “entries”).

Or you can just ride. Harley-Davidson has collected rides from members of the H-D community and dealerships to get us all out of our garages and riding. There are three types of rides you’ll find here (through a dealership or through the app):

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Short Rides: It could even be a ride around the block or seeing something new. Just something to help mix up the daily routine.

a screenshot of a cell phone screen with text: The H-D app has ideas for rides and route planning, from short hops to epic overnighters and beyond. © Andrew Cherney The H-D app has ideas for rides and route planning, from short hops to epic overnighters and beyond.

Day Ride: The next step up can really help ease you into the riding season more fully. The day rides you find here are all about epic day trips.

a motorcycle parked on the side: The grand prize? This custom Low Rider S… But, heck, just riding is its own reward too. © Harley-Davidson The grand prize? This custom Low Rider S… But, heck, just riding is its own reward too.

Overnight Ride: Step it up even more and celebrate the open road, then spend the night, all without crossing state lines.

Harley also says it’s hoping riders will get out into the community and dig around a little. The MoCo suggests you ask a local dealership about rides with fellow motorcyclists for new ways to interact with the riding community and discover new routes. Or download the H-D app to plan a route, track a ride, and find epic rides nearby.

a motorcycle parked on the side: The grand prize? This custom Low Rider S… But, heck, just riding is its own reward too. © Provided by Motorcycle Cruiser The grand prize? This custom Low Rider S… But, heck, just riding is its own reward too.

The Payoff

Here’s the big carrot in the contest: a customized 2020 Low Rider S motorcycle, inspired by the 1980 FXB Sturgis model and fully decked out with a 117 Stage IV kit and a whole passel of Harley-Davidson Parts and Accessories.

In addition, every week a winner will be randomly selected to win an assortment of Harley-Davidson General Merchandise and a Yoder Smokers Competition Pellet Grill.

Enter the challenge on July 31 and check out all the ways you can win at h-d.com/letsride.

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