WHAT: The Nevada Sesquicentennial-themed Harley-Davidson® to make appearance at National Championship Air Races this weekend in Reno

WHEN:Friday, Sept. 12 through Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014  Welcome Ceremonies with Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki – Friday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m.

WHERE:  National Championship Air Races Reno, Nev.

The one-of-a-kind Nevada-Sesquicentennial-themed motorcycle, signed by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, will be introduced to northern Nevada at the National Championship Air Races during welcoming ceremonies on Friday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m.

Throughout the weekend, the bike will be on display at the Nevada Commission on Tourism’s booth.  The custom bike is a 2014 FLHX Harley-Davidson Street Glide® created from the ground up to celebrate the state’s 150th anniversary and brandishes a signature from Gov. Sandoval on the rear fender. It features a custom two-tone Nevada blue paint job highlighted by the Battle Born Nevada 150th logo, the Great Seal of the State of Nevada and the Nevada State Flag.  The bike boasts chrome all around, upgraded stereo and speakers and a heavy breather kit and mufflers for extra horsepower and sound.

Only 2,000 raffle tickets have been made available, and each includes a commemorative chip.  Tickets are $150 each with all proceeds being donated to Nevada 150 Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization formed to support the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission and official Nevada Sesquicentennial Events.  Information about purchasing a raffle ticket will be available at the event.

The winner will be selected at the grand opening of Las Vegas Harley-Davidson’s® new location this fall, which will be located directly on the Las Vegas Strip at 5191 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, just steps from the famedWelcome to Las Vegas sign.  The 50,000 square-foot space will feature a dealership, motorcycle rentals and a retail store.

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ABOUT NEVADA 150

Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, will provide opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come.  Nevada’s one of a kind and diverse history will be celebrated throughout the state for an entire year in order to promote pride in the shared heritage of all Nevadans.  Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration commenced on Nevada Day 2013 and concludes with an expanded Nevada Day celebration October, 2014. For more information, please visit www.nevada150.org.

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