Crowsnest winery hosts Harley Davidson ride

New motorcycles stop at Cawston winery en route through the SImilkameen to Whistler

Next year's Harley Davidson motorcycle models parked at Crowsnest Winery in Cawston earlier this month.

Next year's Harley Davidson motorcycle models parked at Crowsnest Winery in Cawston earlier this month.

Twenty-six Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiasts descended on CrowsNest Winery on August 14, each rider with the latest 2013 version of the legendary motorcycle manufacturers’ offerings.

Crowsnest Winery was a lunch stop for the group, which was on a promotional tour for Harley, on their way to Whistler.

“There were 19 journalists in the group,” said Olaf Heinecke, part owner of the winery, “including a writer from  the TV show Speed, as well as Road Runner magazine.”

The tour was parading 19 of Harley’s 2013 new models, with the riders taking turns riding each one.

“The bikes were nice,” Heinecke said appreciatively. He said  that Harley hoped to sponsor a 300 person tour in future runs.

The riders, representing several different nationalities,  were detained for a period of time at the Nighthawk crossing, as border agents attempted to sort out a numbering issue with respect to the new bike models, none of which had appropriate identification numbers.