paris harley bring it home parade

Paris Harley-Davidson is making a second attempt at setting a world record recognized by Guinness World Records.

The local motorcycle dealership will host a parade dubbed Bring it Home 2019 on Oct. 5, in an effort to break the record of continuous Harley-Davidson motorcycles on parade. Hellas Motorcycle Club of Patras, Greece, currently holds the record, which was set May 22, 2010, with 2,404 Harley-Davidsons making a 2.8-mile trip.

In addition to the attempt at a world record, the Bring it Home Parade will raise money for Motorcycle Missions, a nonprofit helping first responders with PTSD. The $15 per bike registration fee will be donated entirely to the nonprofit, with a fundraising goal of $45,000.

The parade will be led by philanthropist and die-hard military supporter Adam Sandoval, who is well known in the motorcycle community for his work with various charities, including the Wounded Warrior Project, Motorcycle Missions, the American Legion and the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.

Sandoval in September 2018 teamed up with Paris Harley-Davidson for his third attempt at bringing the record home to America. It was the first time Paris Harley-Davidson had been involved. The effort fell short at the finish line at Choctaw Casino & Resort in Grant, Oklahoma, as some participating motorcycles were not Harley-Davidsons and as others overheated on the route after counting took longer than expected.

Patras, Greece, currently holds the record, which was set May 22, 2010, with 2,404 Harley-Davidsons making a 2.8-mile trip. An attempt at bringing the record to America in 2016 happened in Six Bends, but weather conditions dampened turnout and just 885 Harley-Davidsons were counted. In September, the attempt at Paris Harley-Davidson came close — 1,911 Harley-Davidsons made the 22-mile trek to the casino.

An attempt at bringing the record to America in 2016 happened in Six Bends, but weather conditions dampened turnout and just 885 Harley-Davidsons were counted. In September, the attempt at Paris Harley-Davidson came close — 1,911 Harley-Davidsons made the 22-mile trek to the casino.

For this next attempt, riders can pre-register for the event at www.parisharley.com/--bring-it-home-parade.

Tommy Culkin is a staff writer for The Paris News. He can be reached at 903-785-6972 or at tommy.culkin@theparisnews.com.

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