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Harley-Davidson Museum this October

The Harley-Davidson Museum has been an anchor of the Menomonee Valley neighborhood since its opening back in 2008. The H-D Museum is also a proud sponsor of Valley Week, which aims to showcase some of the fantastic ways to experience nature, destinations, and the Menomonee River Valley’s fascinating history in the heart of Milwaukee. As a part of the festivities, the Harley-Davidson Museum is thrilled to present an outdoor movie night on Friday, Oct. 1.

Bring the whole family down to the H-D Museum for a screening of Trolls World Tour for the Valley Week finale. Pack a blanket or chairs to get cozy under the night sky. Come early to have the kids take a spin on an H-D® IRONe™ electric balance bike, nab a (temporary) tattoo or grab a bite from MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant.

But the family-friendly fun doesn’t stop there. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 16, the ever-popular engineering merit badge program returns for in-person, hands-on experiences. And don’t fret, the virtual program remains a popular option for scouts from around the country on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. 360 Magazine is thrilled to see these events in reality during the spooky season.

And just in time for Halloween, Milwaukee’s favorite haunt, MOTOR, brings back Skulloween on Oct. 28. The night will feature live music, raffles for Harley-Davidson® gear, and more shenanigans for ghouls who just want to have fun! Dress up to win the costume contest and go home with a $250 Harley-Davidson Museum Campus gift card! Don’t miss out!

PROGRAMMING / EVENTS

Valley Week Outdoor Movie Night

Friday, Oct. 1, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Bring the whole family down to the Harley-Davidson Museum in the Valley for an outdoor screening of Trolls World Tour and more fun activities as we celebrate another successful Valley Week!

Grab some dinner, drinks, or snacks from MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant for dine-in or carry-out to pair with the movie or check out the refreshments available outside. Enjoy kids’ activities prior to the film, including H-D® IRONe™ Ebike demos and airbrush tattoos.

Skulloween

Thursday, Oct. 28, 5 – 9 p.m.

Head to one of Milwaukee’s most popular haunts, MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant, for a celebration of all things black and orange! In addition to food and drink specials from MOTOR, Skulloween Bike Night will feature live music and raffles for Harley-Davidson® gear. Those who dress to impress will have a chance to win bragging rights in our costume contest. The costume with the most votes at the end of the night will win a $250 Harley-Davidson Museum Campus gift card!

Annual Pass

Looking for interesting things to do and ways to fully enjoy our programs and exhibits? The Harley-Davidson Museum’s new Annual Pass offers individual, family, and VIP levels to fit your lifestyle. Just some of the perks of the new Annual Pass include admission discounts, free admission for children under age 18, merchandise discounts at The Shop, dining discounts at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant, and more.

Plus, if you purchase an Annual Pass in 2021, those pass holder perks can be enjoyed all of 2021 and 2022. Visit H-D Museum.com to see complete ticket details for exclusions and other terms and conditions.

Engineering Merit Badge (Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.)

All scouts are welcome to come to earn their Engineering Merit Badge at the Harley-Davidson Museum! This experience will be partially facilitated as scouts explore the history of Harley-Davidson as well as the engineering of motorcycles as they complete the nine merit badge requirements. Advance registration is required. Program registration closes one week prior to the scheduled program date. The ticket includes a Downloadable activity booklet used for the program, a partially facilitated program, a blue card signed by the facilitator (one blue card per scout registration), and an exclusive H-D Museum® patch.

Scout Virtual Engineering Merit Badge (Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.)

This new 90-minute online program is open to scouts from all over the country. Our program facilitator will guide the troops and explore the role an engineer plays while creating a Harley-Davidson® Motorcycle. Nine requirements for the Engineering Merit Badge will be discussed during this virtual, interactive program. Advance registration is required. Program Fee: $20 per Scout, which includes an activity booklet used during the program and a special H-D® patch upon completion of the program.

MUST-SEE EXHIBITS AND INSTALLATIONS

Revolution Max Engine (on display now)

The brand-new Revolution® Max 1250cc engine powers a new generation of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. See the liquid-cooled, 60-degree V-Twin that delivers for the Pan America™ adventure touring model and the performance cruiser Sportster® S motorcycle. On view in the Museum lobby.

Clubs & Competition (on display now)

In the early part of the 20th century, motorcycle culture was a homegrown phenomenon. It grew out of the passion of riders for their evolving sport. The camaraderie that developed around riding and attending competitive events led to the formation of motorcycle clubs that hosted destination rides, family picnics with motorcycle games, and other riding competitions.

The newly reinstalled display case in the Clubs & Competition gallery highlights clothing from club members from primarily the 1930s and 1940s. The clothing selections on view include full dress uniforms, shirts, sweaters, jackets, and caps, customized by the owners with their club name and logo, and pins or patches indicating membership in the American Motorcyclist Association. The H-D Archives™’ collection includes Motorclothes® apparel sold in H-D® product catalogs but also non-H-D produced clothing items that have been proudly customized by riders.

Experience Gallery: Model Year 2021 Harley-Davidson motorcycles (on display now)

Always a favorite photo opportunity for riders and non-riders alike, the H-D Museum’s Experience Gallery has been refreshed with five 2021 Harley-Davidson motorcycles –including the all-new Pan America™ and the Sportster S!

Harley Fox (on display now)

Gail Anderson’s 1986 Softail® Custom motorcycle, “Harley Fox,” built by her partner Bob Burrows, took top prize at the first Ladies of Harley® (LOH) ride-in show during Daytona Beach Bike Week in 1987. With her custom bike and themed riding gear, Anderson presented a striking image that fit the growing visibility and exciting new options for women riders in the 1980s.

Alfonso Sotomayor’s 1957 Model FL (on display now)

The Harley-Davidson Museum is proud to announce its collection has recently grown with the addition of a 1957 Model FL that was ridden by famed Mexican stunt rider and racer Alfonso Sotomayor Canales.

Harley-Davidson’s history in Mexico dates back to at least 1913. In the 1920s, the brand was more frequently spotted throughout Mexico City as the motorcycles proved popular with the local traffic police who would also perform stunts with their Harley-Davidson® bikes. After racing from the 1930s into the 1960s, Sotomayor launched his own stunt riding career by performing the famed “Salto de la Muerte” or Jump of Death. Learn more about Sotomayor’s feats of derring-do and Harley-Davidson’s early entry into Mexico with this new display located in the Custom Culture area.

“Off-Road Harley-Davidson” (on display now)

In the decades before America paved its highways, early riders had to be prepared for all sorts of terrain: sand, clay, or dirt – and wandering those makeshift byways were Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Today, it’s called off-road or adventure touring; back then it was just called riding. Since 1903, Harley-Davidson motorcycles proved their toughness by riding over wooded hills, through stone-choked creek beds, and up mountainsides. “Off-Road Harley-Davidson,” tells the history of motorcycles designed for rough roads, the people who rode them, and the adventures they shared.

“Building a Milwaukee Icon: Harley-Davidson’s Juneau Avenue Factory” (on display now)

A recently recovered cache of architectural drawings includes plans for the original Juneau Avenue facility. The pencil drawings, along with archival photographs, demonstrate the whirlwind pace of the company’s early growth. While building an international business—going from producing just over 1,000 motorcycles in 1909 to manufacturing 27,000 motorcycles in 1920—the company’s Milwaukee factory experienced near-constant expansion. Construction through this relatively brief period created the buildings that today, a century later, are still the proud home of Harley-Davidson.

“Building a Milwaukee Icon” provides a snapshot of Harley-Davidson’s formative years and illustrates a chapter of Milwaukee history when the city was known as the “Machine Shop to the World.”

Google Arts & Culture, “An Amphibious Sidecar Tour of the Salton Sea” (on display now)

100 years ago, John Edwin Hogg and Phillip Johnston visited the Salton Sea. Their exploits earned detailed coverage in the September 1921 issue of “The Harley-Davidson Enthusiast™” magazine due to the unexpected role their Harley-Davidson® motorcycles played in the adventure.

MOTOR® BAR & RESTAURANT

MOTOR® Bar and Restaurant are now open seven days a week – including dinner service on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays! Whether you’re hankering for an authentic all-you-can-eat Wisconsin Friday fish fry or just want to reconnect with your “virtual” colleagues, MOTOR provides the perfect backdrop to toast great food and good times. Plus, October’s bands for Saturday’s BBQ & Blues are scorchers.

10/2/2021 No BBQ & Blues (private event)

10/9/2021 Steve Cohen

10/16/2021 Craig Baumann

10/23/2021 Robert Allen Jr. Band

10/30/2021 Blue Highway Duo

Motorcycle via Mina Tocalini for use by 360 Magazine

Harley Davidson Museum Opens New Location

Media and select members of the public, including Peggy Williams-Smith, President and CEO of VISIT Milwaukee, will join Bill Davidson, Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum, for a special groundbreaking on Thursday, July 15.

The Harley-Davidson Museum team is thrilled to announce a new addition to its lineup of incredible event spaces on the bucolic, 20-acre campus. When complete, the all-new Garage will boast more than 8,000-square-feet of event space, floor-to-ceiling views of the Menomonee Valley, state-of-the-art audio/visual components and more. The team at 1903™ Events is looking forward to booking special occasions, weddings, corporate events and more. The new space is expected to be complete in spring of 2022.

Media are invited to join the festivities beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 15 for a uniquely Harley-Davidson “groundbreaking.” Please email Tim McCormick with any questions or to RSVP and/or follow this link for photos and renderings of the new event space.

With the recent return of Bike Nights (including Ladies’ Bike Night on July 22), weekend demos and so much more popping up on campus, no summer is complete without a visit to 6th & Canal in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Below are some of the exhibits and installations you can find at the Harley-Davidson Museum.

Clubs & Competition (on display now)

In the early part of the 20th century, motorcycle culture was a homegrown phenomenon. It grew out of the passion of riders for their evolving sport. The camaraderie that developed around riding and attending competitive events led to the formation of motorcycle clubs that hosted destination rides, family picnics with motorcycle games and other riding competitions.

The newly reinstalled display case in the Clubs & Competition gallery highlights clothing from club members from primarily the 1930s and 1940s. The clothing selections on view include full dress uniforms, shirts, sweaters, jackets and caps, customized by the owners with their club name and logo, and pins or patches indicating membership in the American Motorcyclist Association. The H-D Archives™ collection includes Motorclothes® apparel sold in H-D® product catalogs but also non-H-D produced clothing items that have been proudly customized by riders. 

Experience Gallery: Model Year 2021 Harley-Davidson motorcycles (on display July 20)

Always a favorite photo opportunity for riders and non-riders alike, the H-D Museum’s Experience Gallery has been refreshed with five 2021 Harley-Davidson motorcycles –including the all-new Pan America™!

Harley Fox (on display now)

Gail Anderson’s 1986 Softail® Custom motorcycle, “Harley Fox,” built by her partner Bob Burrows, took top prize at the first Ladies of Harley® (LOH) ride-in show during Daytona Beach Bike Week in 1987. With her custom bike and themed riding gear, Anderson presented a striking image that fit the growing visibility and exciting new options for women riders in the 1980s.

Alfonso Sotomayor’s 1957 Model FL (on display now)

The Harley-Davidson Museum is proud to announce its collection has recently grown with the addition of a 1957 Model FL that was ridden by famed Mexican stunt rider and racer Alfonso Sotomayor Canales.

Harley-Davidson’s history in Mexico dates back to at least 1913. In the 1920s, the brand was more frequently spotted throughout Mexico City as the motorcycles proved popular with the local traffic police who would also perform stunts with their Harley-Davidson® bikes. After racing from the 1930s into the 1960s, Sotomayor launched his own stunt riding career by performing the famed “Salto de la Muerte” or Jump of Death. Learn more about Sotomayor’s feats of derring-do and Harley-Davidson’s early entry into Mexico with this new display located in the Custom Culture area.

Off-Road Harley-Davidson (open now)

In the decades before America paved its highways, early riders had to be prepared for all sorts of terrain: sand, clay or dirt – and wandering those makeshift byways were Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Today, it’s called off-road or adventure touring; back then it was just called riding. Since 1903, Harley-Davidson motorcycles proved their toughness by riding over wooded hills, through stone-choked creek beds and up mountain sides. “Off-Road Harley-Davidson” tells the history of motorcycles designed for rough roads, the people who rode them and the adventures they shared.

Building a Milwaukee Icon: Harley-Davidson’s Juneau Avenue Factory (open now)

A recently recovered cache of architectural drawings includes plans for the original Juneau Avenue facility. The pencil drawings, along with archival photographs, demonstrate the whirlwind pace of the company’s early growth. While building an international business—going from producing just over 1,000 motorcycles in 1909 to manufacturing 27,000 motorcycles in 1920—the company’s Milwaukee factory experienced near-constant expansion. Construction through this relatively brief period created the buildings that today, a century later, are still the proud home of Harley-Davidson.

“Building a Milwaukee Icon” provides a snapshot of Harley-Davidson’s formative years and illustrates a chapter of Milwaukee history when the city was known as the “Machine Shop to the World.”

Google Arts & Culture, “Not Just a Knucklehead” (available now)

The first new motorcycle of the Great Depression was a bit of a gamble for Harley-Davidson. Introducing what would eventually be known as the “knucklehead” engine, the 1936 EL was a pivotal model that continues to influence H-D® motorcycles today.

About the Harley-Davidson Museum

Discover culture and history through stories and interactive exhibits that celebrate expression, camaraderie, and love for the sport at the Harley-Davidson Museum. A visit to the H-D Museum is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. With an unrivaled collection of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and memorabilia, a 20-acre, park-like campus, and a calendar full of activities, the H-D Museum is one of Milwaukee’s top tourist destinations for visitors from around the globe. Make your plans to visit the Harley-Davidson Museum at H-DMuseum.com.

Harley Davidson Motorcycle Illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 Magazine

Five Upgrades To Improve Your Motorcycle’s Safety

Motorcycles enjoy such a high demand from their consumer base that they’ve become part of American culture. Moto sports, dirt bike racing, and motorcycle clubs are a testament to the love that people have for these nimble vehicles. However, there’s no denying the fact that motorcycles account for a significant percentage of fatalities in vehicular accidents.

Their speed and maneuverability come at the cost of protection and durability. With this in mind, it’s important to keep in mind that the best upgrades are those that mitigate these drawbacks. Here are five upgrades that will improve your motorcycle’s safety.

Better Tires

Tires are the only part of a motorcycle that should ever make contact with the ground while riding, and they are directly responsible for traction while navigating corners and curves. Performance tires are thicker than stock tires, which means they have a greater surface area for gripping the road. While they can indeed be expensive, it’s easy to mitigate their cost by selling your stock tires, which are also in high demand.

Performance Brakes

Performance brakes go best with performance tires because motorcycles  need better traction to take advantage of the improved braking power without losing control. Brakes aren’t only meant to stop a motorcycle, they also help maintain control while driving through sharp curves and corners. This is especially true for anti-lock braking systems which apply varying brake pressure to both wheels to ensure that speed is reduced without sacrificing control of the motorcycle. Anything that reduces the risk of crashing makes your motorcycle that much safer.

LEDs

The primary cause of motorcycle accidents is that motorcycles are difficult to see, especially in low light, because of their narrow frames. More often than not, motorcycle collisions occur because the motorists weren’t aware of the other. Motorcycle LEDs can make it easier to see riders, whether it’s by using daytime running lights or through the advantages of an LED license plate. Being seen is just as important as being able to see your surroundings.

Performance Windshields

Performance windshields don’t just keep the wind off your face while speeding down the highway. They are also angled in a manner that significantly improves the aerodynamics of the motorcycle. This minimizes drag and maintains traction at high speeds and it helps keep the motorcycle stable. Performance windshields also indirectly improve fuel efficiency, acceleration, and overall engine performance.

Frame Guards

Finally, while the first four upgrades are aimed at minimizing the risk of crashing, frame guards are meant to protect your motorcycle engine and your limbs during a crash. Frame guards are attachments that keep your motorcycle frame from making contact with the ground during a fall or crash. Engine and frame repairs are extremely expensive and sometimes, you may even be better off by simply buying a new motorcycle. Frame guards are an inexpensive and widely-available preventive measure.

Motorcycles are inherently dangerous. In fact, the matter of a crash ought to be treated more as an eventuality rather than a possibility. These upgrades are some of the best ways to mitigate this inherent danger and they should be among the first upgrades that motorists should consider investing in.

3 Important Reasons Why You MUST Invest In Motocross Boots

In the world of motocross, thrills are the name of the game. It’s the reason why people take up the sport at all. But alongside the high flying stunts, awesome speeds, thrilling turns and twists and all the fancy tricks comes a part of the motocross sport that is not at all pleasant, but remains simply unavoidable. 

What are we referring to? Spills. Thrills and spills–that’s motocross.

That’s where motocross boots come into play. You may think that they’re only meant to protect feet (which is true), but that’s just not true.

There are other reasons why you must have high-quality motocross boots in your arsenal.

They Enhance The Look

You probably have a ton of images in your head of people posing with their bikes, fully clad in their extreme gear–including their boots. They look so cool, don’t they? They should, since gear nowadays is specially designed not only to be functional, but stylish as well. 

If you are looking for a pair of dirt bike boots, be sure to find one that matches your bike’s design, as well as whatever other gear you may be wearing.

They Offer Great Protection

When you’re racing along rough dirt tracks, leaping off ramps, and slamming on the ground after being thrown several yards or meters into the air, you’re probably going to want all the parts of your body to be safely covered up and padded. Protection will ensure that you’re not in constant fear that the slightest mistake will cost you an arm and a leg—literally! 

Also, bikers often use their feet to assist them when making sharp turns.

You’ve probably seen this before: a biker is nearing a turn, and instead of slamming down on the brakes to bring himself to a crawl, he slows down only a little. In this way, he can plant his foot down and use it as a sort of anchor that will allow him to swerve with more maneuverability than would otherwise be possible. 

They may make it look easy, but that’s only possible because they are wearing proper protection–namely, a good pair of tough, sturdy dirt bike boots.

Boots will also protect your feet from minor impacts, cuts and abrasions if you have an accident. Because good quality boots are usually made from tough materials like leather, these can withstand a lot more beating than normal human skin can and act as the first line of defense for your feet and lower leg.

They Help Improve Performance

As mentioned above, a good pair of dirt bike boots will allow a rider to make much sharper turns. But, this is not the only way that this kind of gear can enhance one’s performance. 

The soles of a good pair of boots are designed to give their wearer maximum traction, to ensure that their feet stay firmly planted on the foot pegs.

Modern boots are made to be as lightweight as possible, as not to hamper movement and balance. Finding a lightweight pair of boots allows you forget about them when having fun and getting your adrenaline rush on the dirt bike track. 

For these reasons and many others, dirt bike boots are essential parts of the extreme biker’s gear.

Final Word

Motocross boots aren’t only meant for protecting your feet, though that’s their primary function. You can also customize your boots to suit your bike’s design for aesthetic purposes. With motocross boots, you can focus on the ride more since you will be assured that your feet are safe from the gnarly ground. 

We hope you’re convinced why it makes sense to invest in a good pair of motocross boots. 

Do you have any questions? Ask us in the comments!

Kaelen Felix illustrates motorcycle article for 360 magazine

5 Vital Things to Do After a San Francisco Motorcycle Accident

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,985 motorcyclists passed away in motor vehicle accidents in 2018. This statistic sounds scary, but not all crashes are fatal accidents.

Riding a motorcycle is a thrilling experience, and part of that thrill is the perceived danger. You can enjoy the ride more when you’re prepared.

Keep these tips in mind, so you know what to do when involved in a San Francisco motorcycle accident.

  1. Safety First

Before you or anyone else does anything, you should make sure that everyone is safe. If possible, remove yourself from the road and the path of traffic. This helps prevent further danger and accidents.

If your motorcycle and other vehicles are moveable, get them off the road too. Don’t leave the scene of the accident, but take them out of the path of traffic.

  1. Don’t Remove Your Gear

After an accident, you and your body can go into shock. Adrenaline starts pumping through your body and prevents you from feeling any pain. Because of this, you won’t be aware of the injuries you may have suffered.

Do not remove your protective gear. This can make injuries worse. The paramedics that arrive at the scene will help you remove the gear and administer immediate medical care.

  1. Call the Authorities

Call 911 and alert the authorities so that a police officer can come out and make an official report. This will make submitting an insurance claim easier. It’ll also ensure that both parties obtain the correct insurance information from everyone involved.

If there are injuries, paramedics will also come to the scene. This will ensure anyone who’s injured gets the medical care that they require.

  1. Gather Evidence

Take pictures of everything and gather as much evidence as you can while at the accident scene. Motorcycles tend to get the automatic blame for accidents. Having evidence of the vehicle damage, current weather conditions, and the accident location will help you make your case later.

Obtain a copy of the police report. This is the official documentation of the accident, and the insurance companies will require it.

  1. Contact an Attorney

After the accident, reach out to an attorney. Some car accident and personal injury attorneys, like Sweet Lawyers, specialize in motorcycle accidents. They can advise you of your rights and help you make a claim to the insurance company.

The insurance company will make an initial offer, but it’s often the lowest amount possible. Hiring an attorney as soon as possible means you have an experienced representative on your side looking out for your best interests. Let the lawyer negotiate with the insurance company for you.

Be Prepared For a San Francisco Motorcycle Accident

You drive as safely as possible and practice defensive driving on your morning commute. However, you can’t totally prevent an accident from happening. Should you become involved in a San Francisco motorcycle accident, these five tips will help you stay prepared.

Check out our other articles that can give you more advice and guidance on handling all of life’s situations.

bike illustration by Alejandra Villagra for 360 Magazine

Outdoor Adventure in Virginia City, Nevada 

All-Terrain and Off-Highway Thrills Around Each Turn in Virginia City, Nevada 

The story of Virginia City’s boomtown history is an exciting tale of risk takers, bandits and daring opportunists. Today’s Virginia City is marked with historic charm, but the adventure-seeking spirit still lives in the hills – and a new gold mine of trails and tracks that provide for all-terrain off-road excursions. Located 22 miles from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Virginia City and surrounding Gold Hill, Silver City and Dayton, are connected by old stagecoach roads, trails and expansive public lands. The mountainous high desert setting and open space is a playground for dirt biking, OHVs (Off Highway Vehicles), four-wheeling and off-road cycling.

50 Years of Full-Throttle Racing Heritage

The Virginia City Grand Prix is one of the largest and most competitive off-road motorcycles races in the west. The annual two-day event draws racers to the Comstock to battle the canyons and hills for glory and bragging rights. “Dust on the Comstock” documents Virginia City’s racing heritage, the difficult landscape and the challenge racers face each year. The 50th annual Virginia City Grand Prix returns October 23 – 24, 2021. More information can be found on this website.

When not lining up for guts and glory at the Grand Prix, riders are welcomed to test their skills on Virginia City’s fabled terrain, including steep drop-offs and climbs, technical trails and makeshift motocross tracks. Popular areas include Seven Mile Canyon, Jumbo Grade and Lousetown Road.

Off-Road to Historic Sites and Ancient Petroglyphs

There’s no better history lesson than roaring in the path of ancestors that traveled the land. Virginia City’s OHV roads were once stagecoach and mining trails that webbed throughout the famed Comstock Lode territory and 150-year-old trails. The pinnacle off-road history experience is an excursion to the ancient Lagomarsino Petroglyphs rock art site, one of Nevada’s largest petroglyph sites. Reno’s UTV Addiction offers guided tours to the site. Lagomarsino Canyon can also be enjoyed by personal OHVs or off-road vehicles, mountain bikes or on foot.

Earn Your Adventure
Virginia City is a cyclist’s hub for those in pursuit of self-powered journeys. Geiger Grade is a popular road cycling route that carries riders over a consistent grade from Reno to Virginia City. Once in Virginia City, cyclists can enjoy expansive views of the Carson Range, a pedal down historic C Street and stop at one of Virginia City’s many cafes and lunch spots.

Gravel and mountain bike riders can enjoy the same expansive OHV trails for an immersive off-road ride back in time. It’s easy for adventure cyclists to seek the road less traveled, discover cultural sites and witness mining artifacts, all while being comfortably close to the amenities of the nearby town. For more information on off-road cycling routes, visit online.

Virginia City is situated in a mountainous high desert climate. Off-roaders find abundant sunshine, and ideal trail conditions in the spring, summer and fall. Public lands span the area and offer endless opportunities for adventurous route planning, each with tales of Nevada’s statehood beginnings.*

*It should be noted that most of the land in Storey County is privately owned. While there are many roadways in the area to visit, if travelers leave a roadway they may be entering onto private property. Travelers should be aware that trespassing on private land may result in legal trouble. For more info, please contact the Sheriff’s Office in Storey County, the Virginia City Tourism Commission, or the Storey County Manager. 

For more information on visiting Virginia City, visit this website.

A short 30-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport takes visitors to one of the largest historic districts in the United States – Virginia City, Nevada. Come experience this mining “boomtown” as it was in the 1800’s. Step back in time while visiting the numerous historic buildings, saloons, churches and museums or take a mine tour or even ride a real steam train. The Comstock Adventure Passes offer the best value with discounted attraction packages.  For lodging, event calendar or Comstock Adventure Passes, visit online or call 775-847-7500. The Visitor Information Center is located at 86 South C Street, Virginia City.  

Harley Davidson Motorcycle Illustration by Kaelen Felix for 360 Magazine

Harley-Davidson Museum Annual Pass

Enjoy an all-you-can experience feast with the H-D Museum’s Annual Pass to get perks on general admission, discounts meals at MOTOR, gifts from The Shop, and complimentary Virtual Gallery Talks! Purchase in 2021 and enjoy passholder perks for this year and next.

Looking for interesting things to do and ways to fully enjoy our programs and exhibits? The Harley-Davidson Museum’s new Annual Pass offers individual, family and VIP options to fit your lifestyle.

Just some of the perks of the new Annual Pass include admission discounts, complimentary Virtual Gallery Talks, free admission for children under age 18, merchandise discounts at The Shop, dining discounts at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant and more.

Plus, if you purchase an Annual Pass in 2021, those passholder perks can be enjoyed all of 2021 and 2022. Visit their website to see complete ticket details for exclusions and other terms and conditions.

And while we await news on a reopening date, there are still terrific ways to learn more about Harley-Davidson history with Virtual Gallery Talks, including a deep dive into our newest exhibit “Off-Road Harley-Davidson.”

The H-D Museum website and social channels will continue to connect with the community through behind-the-scenes video vignettes, and engaging stories of innovation, perseverance, and adventure. Additionally, enthusiasts are invited to visit The Shop online to purchase gifts.

EVENTS
Virtual Gallery Talks
Thursdays (Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25) at 7 p.m.
The Harley-Davidson Museum is pleased to introduce a new offering to its menu of unique experiences. Live Virtual Gallery Talks are ideal for those who are hoping to take a deep dive into Harley-Davidson history.

Each Gallery Talk topic covers an integral chapter in Harley-Davidson’s story. Guests will enjoy a captivating and in-depth look at the heart of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, our earliest models, race bikes and changes in form and function over time. Get an up-close view of artifacts, check out historical footage pulled from our massive archives collection and connect with our team of H-D experts who will host a Q&A during each live session. While the H-D Museum opens its doors to visitors from all over the globe, these Virtual Gallery Talks provide another way to bring adventure into your home.

Feb. 4: Engines 101 Class
• Study the heart of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles: the iconic engine that motors these iconic Freedom Machines
• Join us for a classroom-style experience where instructors will get you up to speed on how the Milwaukee-Eight® powertrains are constructed at our Menomonee Falls plant
• No mechanical skills or tools necessary! Just bring your love for the roar of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.

Feb 11: Road Gallery, Part 1
• A focus on the selected motorcycles along the Road Gallery
• Part 1 highlights the changes in look and function over time from the earliest models through the 1940s
• Showcasing key drivers behind these engineering, technological and stylistic changes
• Featured bikes include 1912 Model X-8A, 1919 Model 19-FUS Army, 1934 VLD, 1947 EL OHV Twin and more

Feb 18: Road Gallery, Part 2
• A continued focus on the selected motorcycles along the Road Gallery
• Part 2 highlights the changes in look and function over time from the 1940s through 2000s
• Showcasing key drivers behind these engineering, technological and stylistic changes
• Featuring postwar Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, race bikes and more

Feb 25: “Off-Road Harley-Davidson” Special Exhibit
• Join curator David Kreidler as he explores the history of adventure touring on Harley-Davidson® motorcycles
• Hear stories from riders who explored new horizons and pushed their Harley-Davidson® motorcycles to the limit
• Get an inside look at bikes dating back to the 1914 H-D® Model 10-F and up to the present day with Ewan McGregor’s LiveWire® model from “Long Way Up” plus, the all-new 2021 H-D® Pan America™ motorcycle

About the Harley-Davidson Museum
Discover culture and history through stories and interactive exhibits that celebrate expression, camaraderie, and love for the sport at the Harley-Davidson Museum. A visit to the H-D Museum is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. With an unrivaled collection of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and memorabilia, a 20-acre, park-like campus, and a calendar full of activities, the H-D Museum is one of Milwaukee’s top tourist destinations for visitors from around the globe. Make your plans to visit the Harley-Davidson Museum at H-DMuseum.com.

ATL Street Sleigh Riders via Jorge Sigala for Reebok

REEBOK’S “I3 MOTORSPORTS” CAMPAIGN

Today, Reebok officially unveils its highly anticipated “Street Sleigh” footwear and apparel collection, championed by moto-inspired takes on the brand’s iconic retro footwear models: the Question Mid and new Classic Leather Legacy. Introducing the brand’s “I3 Motorsports” narrative, which highlights Reebok’s relationship to bike life through the lens of its original rough rider Allen Iverson, the “Street Sleigh” pack is available December 15, 2020 from Reebok.com, Foot Locker, Champs and Finish Line, among other local retailers.

With a history in motorsports sponsorship dating back to the mid-80s and the introduction of its racing-inspired Answer IV and I3 Apparel range in the early 00’s, Reebok – alongside cross-cultural icon Allen Iverson – helped introduce motorsports to the streets at the turn of the century. In fact, Reebok’s vibrant and overbranded I3 Apparel line is often recognized as one of the earliest and most important crossovers between streetwear and sportswear.​ Today, like most team sports, inner city motorsport or “bike life”  is an important subculture in many cities, affording freedom of expression and a sense of community.

​To celebrate this important subculture, Reebok released a photo series that documents riders from Atlanta, a prominent, thriving bike life city. The series [HERE] captures the pure freedom of expression, movement, style and prowess of these individuals and their wider community.

Tailored with a contemporary red and black holiday aesthetic nodding Iverson’s heart and style, the Question Mid “Street Sleigh” [imagery HERE] presents a material execution inspired by ATV’s and dirt bikes known for their high-contrast matte and gloss detailing. ​The Deep Black full-grain leather upper is accented with a patent synthetic toe and a Rich Red randing (mock welt) overlay that flows onto a glossed midsole for a truly eye-catching design. The silhouette effectively underlines the intersection of bike life and basketball in the inner city – two important and often overlapping subcultures in which Reebok remains rooted. Available in adult ($140, G57551), junior (GV7187), preschool (GV7184) and toddler (GV7182) sizing.

Riding alongside Question Mid is the new Classic Leather Legacy [imagery HERE] that puts its own twist on the “Street Sleigh” narrative. With a Rich Red leather upper seated atop a Deep Black rubber outsole and mixing glossy and matte overlays throughout, the Classic Leather Legacy “Street Sleigh” presents a clean and thoughtful symbol of bike life and Reebok heritage. Available in adult ($80, GZ2752) sizing. 

“Street Sleigh” will also usher in the introductory release of Reebok’s new “Iverson Apparel” range, showcasing historic images captured by longtime A.I. photographer Gary Land, among other graphic designs. Apparel imagery can be found HERE.

Imagery of the Atlanta photo series, Question Mid and Classic Leather Legacy “Street Sleigh” and new “Iverson Apparel” range can be found HERE.

Finally, to tie a bow around the holiday release, professional basketball player Montrezl Harrell delivers “Street Sleigh” gifts to kids in this animation-style short film, which can be viewed HERE.

Reebok’s “Street Sleigh” footwear and apparel pack is available December 15, 2020 from Reebok.com, Foot Locker, Champs and Finish Line, among other local retailers. Fans can stay tuned for more from “I3 Motorsports” in Spring 2021.

About Reebok

Reebok International Ltd., headquartered in Boston, MA, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of fitness and lifestyle footwear, apparel and equipment. An American-inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied fitness heritage. Reebok develops products, technologies and programming that enable movement so people can fulfill their potential. Reebok connects with the fitness consumer wherever they are and however they choose to stay fit – whether it’s functional training, running, combat training, walking, dance, yoga or aerobics. Reebok Classics leverages the brand’s fitness heritage and represents the roots of the brand in the sports lifestyle market.

For more information, visit Reebok at www.reebok.com, or, for the latest news at http://news.reebok.com/. Discover Reebok at the following locations:https://www.instagram.com/reebok/;http://twitter.com/reebok; and http://youtube.com/reebok.

ATL Street Sleigh Riders via Jorge Sigala for Reebok
Classic Leather Legacy "Street Sleigh" for Reebok
Iverson Apparel Street Sleigh for Reebok
Iverson Apparel Street Sleigh for Reebok
Question Mid "Street Sleigh" for Reebok
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Question Mid "Street Sleigh" for Reebok
Kaelen Felix illustrates motorcycle article for 360 magazine

Motorcycles, Mates × Memories

Author Bill Snelling is set to release a telling autobiography about his life in the world of motorcycle sports. Set to release on January 19, 2021, this is a book to add to your New Year’s reading list.

The book tells of motorcycling social history, as seen from the saddle. Snelling creates an entertaining autobiography, recounting a lifetime spent at the heart of British motorcycle sport, and living on the Isle of Man.

Throughout the book, Snelling reflects on his lifetime passion for two-wheeling in an entertaining, motorcycle-themed memoir. He recalls the decades of motorcycling mayhem, mud and madness that have characterized his 70-odd years living the dream. From his early days at Arthur Lavington’s Velo shop to pounding the long-distance trials and the many race circuits he has ridden, his new book covers it all. 

Bill admits he was better off-road than on tarmac, but he did win one race! He went on to work for Motorcycle Sport magazine, and as a dispatch rider, before moving permanently to the Isle of Man.

His book includes memories from a lifetime spent in the world of motorcycles and racing as well as a personal account of the golden years of the Tourist Trophy races. Also included are original photos from the TT archives that capture the thrill of the races. 

Author Bill Snelling is set to release a telling autobiography about his life in the world of motorcycle sports. Set to release on January 19, 2021, this is a book to add to your New Year’s reading list.

The book tells of motorcycling social history, as seen from the saddle. Snelling creates an entertaining autobiography, recounting a lifetime spent at the heart of British motorcycle sport, and living on the Isle of Man.

Throughout the book, Snelling reflects on his lifetime passion for two-wheeling in an entertaining, motorcycle-themed memoir. He recalls the decades of motorcycling mayhem, mud and madness that have characterized his 70-odd years living the dream. From his early days at Arthur Lavington’s Velo shop to pounding the long-distance trials and the many race circuits he has ridden, his new book covers it all. 

Bill admits he was better off-road than on tarmac, but he did win one race! He went on to work for Motorcycle Sport magazine, and as a dispatch rider, before moving permanently to the Isle of Man.

His book includes memories from a lifetime spent in the world of motorcycles and racing as well as a personal account of the golden years of the Tourist Trophy races. Also included are original photos from the TT archives that capture the thrill of the races. 

Read along as Snelling shares his passion and experiences as a rider and Manx Grand Prix competitor. This book is perfect for anyone interested in British motorcycle racing. 

Snelling’s book can be preordered here as well as on Amazon. The book runs for £16.99 UK, $29.95 USA and $32.95 CAN.

Rita Azar illustrates travel article for 360 MAGAZINE

Transport Considerations While Traveling Abroad

Choosing a vacation and booking our travel and accommodation are the things we think of when planning a trip. But we rarely plan how we’re actually going to get around once we arrive. Let’s take a look at some of the main options… 

Motorcycles and quad bikes 

Motorcycles and quad bikes are a common and popular means of transport among people taking vacations near the beach. The thing to remember is that you cannot be certain when a motorcycle or quad bike was last used, or whether the rental has been checked for mechanical issues since the last user – all of which can lead to issues that may result in injury (see a motorcycle accident lawyer in your local area if you have been affected). 

Although these modes of transport may seem like a convenient option, always take precautions to ensure your safety. This could include checking the brakes, checking the lights, and checking the treads are suitable to grip the road before you drive off the forecourt. 

Public transport 

Planning the various stop-offs and sight-seeing days out on a vacation sometimes leads people to rely on public transport. And, sometimes, the results can be acceptable. Nevertheless, there are at least two inherent potential issues with public transport. One is that the bus or train service is unlikely to pick you up and drop you off exactly on time outside the front door of your hotel. There’s going to be some walking involved to get to the bus or train station. The second potential issue is that, due to the waiting times involved with public transport, you aren’t likely to be able to spend your day doing multiple things – you may have to stop your activities early to leave time to get back to the station, for example, cutting into your plans, and the routes may not be direct, meaning you will waste even more time.

Car rentals 

Car rentals are perhaps the preferred option for anyone who doesn’t want to face any waiting times – the car will typically be available for you to pick up from the airport upon your arrival, and you will most likely be able to drive straight to your hotel and come and go as you please. One of the standout potential issues with car rentals can be that the rental company may try to bill you for damage to the vehicle. That’s why it’s not only important to rent a vehicle from a reputable company, but also to inspect the vehicle before you drive away (take photos of anything that you think the company may try to bill you for, including any scratches to the paintwork or any cosmetic damage to the interior). 

You may also wish to ask the rental company if the car has any special button or release that you must activate to open the panel covering the fuel intake – the last thing you need is to be stuck at a fuel station with no idea of how to open the covering!