Monday, September 04, 2006

Rally in the Rockies Arrest -- Harley Road Candy Tour

Rally promoter arrested
Bradshaw jailed for embezzlement in warrant out of New Mexico
September 2, 2006
By Chuck Slothower Herald Staff Writer

Dan Bradshaw had hoped to spend this weekend presiding over Rally in the Rockies. Instead, he will spend it in Montezuma County Jail after being arrested Friday on a warrant out of New Mexico.

Bradshaw was taken in on a $10,000 bond for embezzlement after the Colorado Bureau of Investigation discovered the active warrant, said Montezuma County Sheriff Gerald Wallace. The bureau notified local law-enforcement, and sheriff's deputies arrested him.

Wallace said he did not know the details behind the warrant. Bradshaw was arrested at 5:20 p.m. near the intersection of U.S.Highway 160 and County Road 44, just east of Mancos, Wallace said."He was very cooperative," Wallace said.

Bradshaw will remain in jail until he appears before a judge, which probably will happen Tuesday, Wallace said. The arrest is only the latest of Bradshaw's troubles. He canceled Rally in the Rockies after Montezuma County obtained a court injunction banning him from holding events. The last-minute cancellation affected the plans of thousands of bikers expected to attend the rally.

Bradshaw is embroiled in several lawsuits. The Southern Ute IndianTribe sued him in tribal court, alleging breach of contract for pulling the rally out of Ignacio. In state court, the tribe is suing Bradshaw for defamation. Bradshaw, represented by Durango attorney William Zimsky, countersued in the tribal case.

Bradshaw also has sued Montezuma County, alleging commissioners violated his constitutional rights by denying a permit to hold therally at Echo Basin Ranch near Mancos. And in 2004, Bradshaw sued the Colorado State Patrol over a cost dispute related to patrol of the rally.


Harley Owners Group Rides Sweet Roads Sept. 5-8

HERSHEY, Pa. (August 30, 2006) – Hundreds of Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) members will spend their Labor Day week on the sweet roads between Hershey, Pa., and Huntington, W. Va., while on the H.O.G. Road Candy Tour Sept. 5 through 8.

H.O.G. members will start the week off with sightseeing in decadent Hershey. On Tuesday, Sept. 5, Susquehanna Valley Harley-Davidson will host a dealership party from 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Riders will continue to York , Pa. , taking in a tour of Harley-Davidson’s York Vehicle Operations facility on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. This facility is the home to where the Custom Vehicle Operations, Ultra and Softail models are assembled.

In nearby Gettysburg , Pa. , H.O.G. members can go back in time and visit some of the monumental sites during the Civil War followed by a dealer party at Battlefield Harley-Davidson from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Riders will depart for Huntington , W.Va. , on Thursday, Sept. 7, to finish off the week with 225 miles of magnificent riding. H.O.G. members will ride the beautiful Skyline Drive from Front Royal until it turns into the Blue Ridge Parkway near Lexington , Va. Friday, Sept. 8, the final host party will be held at Benjy’s Harley-Davidson in Huntington from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Founded in 1983, the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) is the official riding club of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. H.O.G. currently has more than one million members and more than 1,400 chapters worldwide, making it the largest factory-sponsored motorcycle organization in the world. H.O.G. rallies are held around the globe to celebrate Harley-Davidson motorcycle riding.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's Web site at


No comments: