"Brutal" weekend with St.Petersburg Harley® Days
St.Petersburg Harley® Days 2015 has made history
St.Petersburg Harley® Days 2015 has made history
The fourth International St.Petersburg Harley® Days festival has come to the end.
This weekend the heart of the Northern capital of Russia was filled again with the roar of motorcycles – on Ostrovsky Square passed a festival which becomes a good tradition and attracts to St. Petersburg guests from over the world - St.Petersburg Harley® Days.
In 4 days the festival was visited by nearly 90 000 people, a significant amount of them are guests from other cities and countries. Thus, there were registered participants of biker movement from more than 20 countries: Germany, France, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Finland, USA, etc.
More than 3000 motorcycles took part in the traditional motorcycle parade which starts from the Palace Square.
It’s necessary to mention that every year the audience of the festival becomes older and more sophisticated thanks to quite
serious musical, contest and business program. The international St.Petersburg Harley® Days Business Summit devoted to discussion of prospects of cooperation in business, culture and tourism, in one of days of the festival gathered different business representatives.
This year guests and participants were impressed with exclusive events of the festival program, which haven’t taken place in St. Petersburg before. This could include a beauty contest LADY HARLEY® 2015 of St.Petersburg Harley® Days – the first award won Veronika Skugina, who is known as Ronnie in motorcycle brotherhood of Petersburg.
The last day of a festival delighted the audience with carnival procession of unusual vehicles "CRAZY WHEELS", the first price - snowmobile from the ROSAN Company, was received by Oleg Kapkaev and his Fort MFG team.
The evening motorcycle parade NIGHT LIGHT RIDE, consisting of motorcycles with illumination was another event, which surprised many guests – St. Petersburg had never seen anything like that!
STUNTRIDING SHOW – performance of best stuntmen of St. Petersburg and Moscow on different motorcycles including the unique Harley-Davidson. Incredible stunts grabbed the immediate attention of adults and children within all four days of the holiday!
This year all equipment of the festival is filled with G-Drive fuel, provided by the partner of event - "Gazpromneft" filling stations.
Traditionally drawing of Harley-Davidson® bike is the culmination of evening, which was carried out by the MTS Company under the itle "You know that you can become the king of roads!" Lev Golovizin, who went over all stages of this competition with success, became the happy owner of a prize.
The festival passed not without some traditional moments – test drive of the new Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, bright concert of rock artists and a large number of the most beautiful girls of St. Petersburg.
Huge work was done by the organizers during the preparation to this event – it can be seen in everything! Thanks to the careful, verified and coordinated actions of all team from the management to volunteers, all details have been carefully elaborated!
The motorcycle clubs of St. Petersburg supported all main activities of the Festival and added the brightest emotions and vivid colors to the holiday.
Many thanks to sponsors and partners for their confidence, after all without their support the event might not be held! It would be great, if further the majority of information and commercial structures appreciate a title of the Harley-Davidson® partner as an honor.
It should be also noted the loyalty of St. Petersburg government, which wasn't afraid to place the center of our city in management of bikers for 4 days! And they justified this trust! High cultural level of participants will allow counting on support of the city administration.
Of course the main characters of this event were guests, who brought positive and festive mood with them! They proved once again that St. Petersburg is the cultural capital and it’s able to combine grace and beauty of architecture with irrepressible spirit of freedom, power and sincere emotions! Hundreds of motorcycles with European numbers are only another proof, that city format is already too tight for the growing event.
At this festival there were no age limits: babies, young dreamy boys, sassy teenage girls, sedate ladies, courageous bikers, old men, who remembered their youth - everyone considered this holiday to be their own, whether motorcycles are big part of the life or not.
These days, any person who caught a glimpse at least for a minute on Ostrovsky Square, instantly picked up "Harley Davidson" mood and felt as a part of this subculture. Everyone, who came to a festival from Thursday to Sunday, carried away a part of this unforgettable holiday in the heart and a drop of sadness that everything came to the end...
But perhaps everything only begins?
And we look forward to the Vth Anniversary St.Petersburg Harley® Days 2016 Festival!
Strategic Sponsor of the Festival is VTB Bank.
Partners of the Festival: Gazprom Neft, ESKO, Best Outdoor, Petrovich, MTS, Chevrolet.
Partner of the stunt-riding ground Motodrome – Committee on youth policy and interaction with public organizations.
General information partner of the Festival – REN-TV, Autoradio.
Strategic information partner – Kommersant.
The St.Petersburg Harley® Days Festival took place in St. Petersburg already for the fourth time with support of the Government of St. Petersburg, Harley-Davidson Russia and CIS and World club Harley Owners Group®.