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Olathe lands Harley rally that could have $1.3M economic impact

Olathe has been chosen as the site of the 2011 Kansas Harley HOG Rally in June, an event expected to have an economic impact of more than $1.3 million.

The Olathe Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with the Olathe chapter of Harley Owners Group (HOG), announced Wednesday that it had won a bid to host the June 1-4 rally.

The rally attracts more than 1,000 Harley owners from across the Midwest.

The Holiday Inn-Olathe is the host hotel; the rally headquarters is at the Rawhide Harley-Davidson dealership in Olathe. there also will be festivities at Bass Pro Shops in Olathe and at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

Olathe lands Harley rally that could have $1.3M economic impact