750 Motorcyclists to Celebrate Ronald Reagan's 100th Birthday at Reagan Library on Sunday, September 25

Major SoCal Harley Event of 2011 to feature Karen Davidson and Special Guests

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 13, 2011 -- Seven hundred and fifty motorcyclists from 11 Southern California Harley-Davidson dealerships will ride to the Reagan Library in Simi Valley on Sunday, September 25 for a VIP party celebrating the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan.

The 11 participating Harley-Davidson dealerships are Anaheim-Fullerton Harley-Davidson, Antelope Valley Harley-Davidson, Barger Harley-Davidson, Bartel's Harley-Davidson, California Harley-Davidson, Harley-Davidson of Glendale, Harley-Davidson of Westminster, Orange County Harley-Davidson, Pomona Valley Harley-Davidson, Simi Valley Harley-Davidson, and Ventura Harley-Davidson. Group rides ranging from 25 to 75 miles will depart all 11 dealerships between 8am and 9am.

Many celebrities, government officials, and special guests are also expected to attend, including Grand Marshal Karen Davidson, the granddaughter of Harley-Davidson's co-founder William A. Davidson, who has been riding Harleys since she was 9 and is today Harley-Davidson's Creative Director of General Merchandise.

"Harley riders all have a special place in their hearts for President Reagan and his role in rescuing the company in the 1980s by imposing tariffs on imported motorcycles," said Mark Ruffalo, owner of California Harley-Davidson and chairman of the second annual Reagan Library ride and VIP party. "Though we expect a huge Harley rider turnout, all motorcycle brands and automobiles are welcome."

The party is limited to 750 guests. Tickets are $55 and offered first come, first served and include full access to the Library and Museum, the Air Force One Pavilion, the Nascar exhibit, and the private VIP party grounds. Guests will be treated to an "All You Can Eat" Presidential buffet, a concert by Ken O'Malley and the Twilight Lords, raffle prizes, stage ceremony, a Centennial commemorative pin, and much more.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum is located at 40 Presidential Drive in Simi Valley. "100th Birthday Ride & VIP Party" tickets are available online at www.ReaganLibrary.com or at one of the 11 Harley-Davidson dealerships.