Harley-Davidson’s Snow Hill Climb is set to debut at X Games Aspen 2018 – sitting alongside skiing, snowboarding and other action-sports.
Riders will line up side-by-side atop modified high-torque twin-cylinder Harley’s with an extended swingarm and wider frame for a head-to-head race. The first racer to ride the length of the SuperPipe and clear the finish line at the top will take the win.
The riders invited to compete in the Harley-Davison Snow Hill Climb are Logan Mead, Logan Cipala, Austin Cardwell, Jake Anstett, Dan Lauters, Josh Mueller, Louie Lauters and Travis Whitlock.
“There’s a story behind every mile you ride on your Harley-Davidson, and I’m honored to be one of the first to ride mine up the Snow Hill Climb during X Games 2018,” said Josh Mueller, who’ll be racing a modified Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle. “History will be made in Aspen, and every athlete will look on with envy as we race up the SuperPipe.”
“For 115 years H-D riders from all walks of life have expressed their freedom from the seat of America’s favorite motorcycle, so it’s natural for us to continue to blaze trails – this time off the road and in the snow,” said Scott Beck, Harley-Davidson director of marketing. “We’ve raced the ice and climbed virtually every kind of hill, and the Harley-Davidson Snow Hill Climb is another way for us to grow the sport of motorcycling. We know our riders, and X Games fans and athletes alike share a passion for adrenaline and speed.”
The gold-and-bronze-medal rounds of Harley-Davidson Snow Hill Climb will air on January 28 on ESPN – while preliminary rounds and qualifying will be streamed on www.facebook.com/harley-davidson.