"They're all coming home:" Thousands of bikers headed to Milwaukee this Labor Day weekend

MILWAUKEE -- Thousands of bikers will spend Labor Day weekend in southeastern Wisconsin.

The annual Milwaukee Rally kicked off Thursday, September 1st at the Harley-Davidson Museum with the unveiling of the brand new "Milwaukee Eight" engine.

It was the first of many events planned this weekend -- celebrating Harley-Davidson and its history in Milwaukee.

"We're surrounded by Harley riders from all across the nation and it's great that they're all coming home to the birthplace of Harley-Davidson," Bill Davidson said.

Harley-Davidson "Milwaukee Eight" engine

Motorcycle shows, concerts and other events are planned all weekend long at the Harley-Davidson Museum, the Pilgrim Road plant and five area dealerships.