Route 65 H-D

As some of you found out the hard way Route 65 Harley-Davidson dealership had to change their fall Open House date from September 13 (as advertised in our September issue) to September 20! Leave it to bureaucratic bullshit to screw-up a good plan. Just as a reminder to all our readers – ALWAYS call ahead or check the websites for any events you plan to attend. You never know if weather, government, or who-know-what may cause some last minute changes.

Anyway, the folks at the dealership got things adjusted, rearrangements made, and the party went off without a hitch.

People arrived for the free lunch of hot dogs or brats and some potato salad from 11 am – 1 pm. With stomachs full and about 130 miles ahead of them the 200+ bikes registered for the Fun Run took off. Leaving Indianola the bikes headed toward Knoxville, to Oskaloosa, to Monroe, to Pleasant Hill, then back to the dealership in Indianola. What a beautiful day for this ride! While others were on the Fun Run the late arrivals hung out at the dealership enjoying the beer garden while listening to the band “Coyote” play from 2-6pm. The cool 20% off sales inside the dealership inspired a lot of shopping and once inside the store you just had to check out the 2009 bikes on display!

The last of the Fun Run bikes were in by 5 pm and people anxiously awaited the name to be drawn for the Grand Prize of a John Deere LA125 – 21hp Riding Mower to be given away! From approximately 1000 attendees entering the drawing the lucky winner was Kay Cates from Lakeview, IA.

Route 65 gave away tons of other door prizes through-out the remainder of the evening as Fat Tuesday and the Greasefire Horns took the stage with their blues, jazz, and soul music from 6pm-10pm. You can’t get much better than this band folks! Visit their site for more performance date this year.

The entire staff at Route 65 H-D would like to thank both their loyal customers and their new friends for stopping by and celebrating their Fall Open House together. A reminder to all readers: with the main riding season drawing toward an end and holidays soon approaching, don’t forget to stop by Route 65 when you need some apparel, parts, service, or gifts. You can visit their web site at ( for a list of in-stock bikes and store hours.