The New Year’s Historic H-D Ride 2020 Riders Visit Zeke Zimmerman

I say start the New Year out right with a great ride. That is just what these riders did with an annual group ride on New Year’s Day from Historic Harley-Davidson in Topeka, KS. Celebrating another year, and a fresh start this way is a great start in my opinion.

The procession of Softails, Baggers, and Sportsters took a detour for the first time ever to visit the dealership’s first customer, Zeke Zimmerman. Who made his first purchase from Historic Harley-Davidson in 1949, Zimmerman has been a regular attendee of the New Year’s Ride and a loyal supporter of the dealership. Unfortunately, he couldn’t attend this year’s ride so his Harley brethren paid tribute by stopping by his home. 

Beginning in the ‘70s, Historic Harley-Davidson has hosted the New Year’s Ride on the first day of the year. Despite historically balmy conditions during the holiday season, the Topeka dealership has only canceled the group ride (due to poor road conditions) a handful of times in the past 50 years. 

“This ride’s happened when it’s been in the teens, or even almost zero, and we always have people here,” said dealership owner Mike Patterson in an interview with WIBW 13. “It’s never a day when there’s not at least somebody here, but big turnout today.”


Luckily for Patterson and company, Topeka experienced a 57-degree (F) daytime high yesterday, which contributed to the above-average turnout. 

Whether you believe in New Year’s resolutions or not, every day is a good day to improve on your motorcycling skills⁠—even if it’s only riding around town with some friends. 

Just a little side note

We like to get little thank you notes from our customers about how much they love our products, especially when they send us pictures of them wearing them and that is just what happened at the end of the year. From one of our customers overseas in India. She wrote……

I loved the quality of this jacket. The leather is so soft against the skin. The styling is modern yet trendy. In fact my friends have never stopped asking from where i got my hands on this piece of beauty. I will definitely be ordering more of these including those cool bandanas that I ordered from your site. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Regards,


Here are the amazing pictures she sent us of her modeling one of our jackets.

We are so glad that she liked the Jacket and thinks she looks amazing in it. Thanks for sending us the amazing pictures.

~And as always…

~Live Free Ride Hard~



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