Jane Eshbaugh tested out the JumpStart at last year’s Harley Day Valley event.
Jane Eshbaugh tested out the JumpStart at last year’s Harley Day Valley event.

Gowanda Harley-Davidson® is once again taking over Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY, Saturday, January 25, 2014, for Harley-Day Valley 2014. This one-day event is fully dedicated to learning how to ski, how to ride, and just getting out of the house for the biggest cabin fever party of the season.

Tim McKeever, Marketing Manager at Gowanda Harley-Davidson®, says after the success of last year, returning to Holiday Valley was a no-brainer. “Last year we asked ourselves, ‘Where are the people in the winter time, and how do we get everyone together to have an amazing party?’, and that’s when we came up with the idea of teaming up with Holiday Valley to throw the biggest cabin fever party of the season. We weren’t quite sure on how the turnout would be, but it was so successful last year that we immediately sat down with Holiday Valley to start planning 2014.”

McKeever goes on to share that even if you’re not into skiing or motorcycles, you’ll still want to come out. “This is all about fun and getting together with new and old friends.  Over 800 people came out for last year’s party. There was so many people, Holiday Valley ran out of ‘refreshments’ for the very first time.  Biker or not, you’ll want to come out for this day. But, if you happen to love bikes, you’ll want to come check out over a half dozen new and museum bikes that will be on display, including the all-new 2014 Harleys®, which feature 100’s of new changes.”

Gowanda Harley-Davidson® will feature their Jumpstart™, where you can take an actual Harley® for a stationary ride with no experience required. “We take a real Harley, place it on the Jumpstart, and while overlooking the slopes of Holiday Valley while on the 2nd floor heated deck of the Lodge, you can take our Harley® for a ride, for free. We’ll even teach you how to start, run through the gears, and get on and off a world-famous Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.” McKeever said.

Holiday Valley and Gowanda Harley-Davidson® are even teaming up to throw a big Miller Lite™ Party Saturday from 3pm-7pm inside the Holiday Valley Lodge on the second floor. There’s live music with The Strangers, lots of Harley® giveaways, Miller™ prize, Holiday Valley prizes and more. Plus, Gowanda Harley-Davidson® is bringing back the popular, the custom  Harley®-Day Valley event t-shirts, exclusive for this event.

Gowanda Harley-Davidson® will even have their street team on the slopes passing out prizes for randomly-selected winners who are skiing and snowboarding.

“We’re known to have some really cool prizes at this event, and I’m excited to announce that on top of the cool Harley®, Holiday Valley and Miller™ prizes, we’ll be giving away tickets to see Grand Funk Railroad and Travis Tritt at the Seneca Allegany Casino.” McKeever announced. Must be present to win tickets. Sign up for your chance to win at the registration table inside the Lodge. Winners will be announced at 6:45pm on the 25th.

Harley®-Day Valley 2014 is at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY, Saturday, January 25th from 9am-7pm. Doors for the event open at 9am, Harley-Day Valley gear goes on sale at the same time. Limited sizes and styles available. Radio broadcasts from 10am-12pm. Jumpstart runs all day. The Miller Lite party begins at 3pm and the event wraps up at 7pm.   You can learn more by visiting the event page at Facebook.com/GowandaHD, or logging onto GowandaHarley.com