16th annual Milwaukee Rally roars into town

It is the largest rally of its kind in the Midwest
Posted at 12:37 PM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 23:13:03-04

MILWAUKEE- The Milwaukee Rally is the biggest Labor Day event going on in the area this weekend.

"There's just lots of good bands, lots of good food, just riding all over the place.  It's just a fun thing to do," said Dawn Murphy, Elkhorn.

More than 100,000 bikers will ride in and out of the rally this weekend, but you don't have to have a Harley to enjoy the festival.

"Just hanging out with the guys," said Karl Becker, East Troy.

George Mack has been spending his Labor Day Weekend at the rally for 16 years.

"It's a tradition... I've been going to the Milwaukee Rally since day one.  I've got the inaugural patch," explained George Mack, Waukesha.

Grizzel made the trip to see Grand Funk Railroad play at the House of Harley-Davidson in Greenfield.  Five venues are hosting the Milwaukee Rally.  At the Harley-Davidson Museum in the Menomonee Valley you'll find motorcycle art.

"I make metal sculptures out of spark plugs," explained Dick Cooley, West Bend.

While some have their eyes on the fashion, others are on the hunt for good food.

"Black angus beef and oak roasted turkey, and then we also do brats and angus burgers," said Dan Brown, JJ's Wood Grill.

Some festival goers come for the obvious.

"The bikes. The new bikes are here," said Laura Verage, Colgate.

Most everyone comes for the camaraderie.

"You can't meet a bad biker," said Mack.

The Milwaukee Rally is the biggest event of its kind in the Midwest.  It's going on through Monday.  You can find a lineup of events here.