The Krauts are riding again:
„Chicken Bike Run“!
June 11th to 27th 2021, Grossheubach/Germany: Harley-Davidson Wuerzburg stages successful After-Corona Biker event!
17 Days of testing the new Harley-models and party again!
|Early afternoon: Parking outside the Noodle production facility becomes crowded.|
It was a huge risk to plan a massive event of this scale – especially with the conservative state government of Bavaria acting as the "toughest" Corona-fighters of Germany – but it finally did pay off! Insiders and customers of HD Wuerzburg know the event for year and know the route. Few outsiders know that Christoph "Chicken" Repp, owner of HD Wuerzburg Village at Hettstadt outside Wuerzburg also owns a stylish and popular noodle manufacturing business at Großheubach, just outside the scenic middle-age jewel of Miltenberg on the Main river, at this route dividing the hessian "Odenwald" forest from the Spessart mountains, both home of many fairy tales. The event has been staged for many years, but the 2021 version is somewhat special: Lasting 17 (!!) days and including daily Harley-Davidson Demo Ride tours from Hettstatt to Großheubach and back - an approx. 120+ km round trip through some of the most scenic (and empty!) motorcycle roads Germany can offer! June 11th to 13th, the party started with several HD Wuerburg partners being present, namely exhaust specialists Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde, Kess Tech, handlebar manufacturer "Custom Hands" and Hamburg's Leather craftsmen "Sir Leder Michel".
"I was hoping for the best, but was prepared for the worst too", stated Repp, who invested big into the event, which is surely setting standards, "and the superb discipline of the visiting bikers helped the event team to keep everything under control!" By any chance, the excitement of the visiting bikers was huge – few would have expected to see such an event so early in the year – and by the time of writing, it is still going on!
So if you are passing Germany somewhere along the A3, check out Hettstatt or Großheubach on your map – or look into the websites www.hdwv.de or www.repps-frischeinudeln.de to find your way! Demo rides start and end at Hettstatt which is just off Autobahn A3, exit Helmstadt. If it's on your way, the Harley Wuerzburg dealership is always worth a visit - don't be "chicken"...
|Of course, one Pan American had to be presented at Großheubach!|
|Just finished: One of the latest HD Wuerzburg Custombikes|
|Dutch exhaust specialists Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde are HDWV partners!|
|The eventsite becomes more crowded while "Chicken" explains some of the |
rare bike on display from the main stage.
|Food lines were well organized and split by themes, of course the grill was in high demand!|
|The Franciscan Monastery Engelsberg looks down from the hill onto the Auweg Industrial Area. For fitness-freaks a hot tip: There is a straight-up 620 steps footpath to reach the monastery from downtown Großheubach!|
Text & Photos: Horst Roesler