To celebrate Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary, riders from across the country are heading to Milwaukee, WI for a massive four day celebration featuring Kid Rock, Aerosmith, Toby Keith, UFC 164 and dozens of other activities. As part of the celebration, some of the executives are heading out to the H-D factory […]Read more ›
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The road from Milwaukee to Sturgis, SD is ride everyone should do at least once. Crossing the Mississippi River in Prairie du Chien, the long, straight roads of central Iowa, the excitement of seeing the Welcome to South Dakota sign just before Sioux Falls, the awesome overlook just before we […]Read more ›
It’s official: Papa Piehl is in Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame! In the earlier 1980s Papa Piehl was a recent college grad working for a little company known as Harley-Davidson. One of his first roles was to coordinate test rides but it was later expanded into something much greater – […]Read more ›
The last two weeks have been tricky. The Piehl clan was scheduled to make our first European vacation but my sister Kimberly – the family’s best long distance runner – broke her foot and the trip was put on hold until the Spring. Kind of… Papa Piehl still needed to […]Read more ›
In the mid-1970s, Papa Piehl was kicked out of graduated from a boarding school / seminary in Wisconsin with an understanding that a holy life wasn’t for him. Instead he hopped on a bus to Milwaukee, graduated from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a journalism degree and eventually got a […]Read more ›
Like the editors of Life magazine, you probably think Steven McQueen is the ‘King of Cool’ but that’s only because like them, you’ve never met Papa Piehl. Born in a small Wisconsin town named Wausau, adventure took Papa Piehl from a boarding school seminary and pushed him head first into […]Read more ›