IN PICTURES: Hundreds of Harleys roam Prague this weekend, riding with jumping parachutists | Currently

About eight hundred motorcyclists, most of them on American Harley-Davidson machines, walked through central Prague on Saturday. The trip took place as part of the 10th annual Prague Harley-Days event, which had its main tent at the Prague Exhibition Centre. Photographer Richard Horak captured the Harleys rally.

The ride, which lasted more than an hour, began and ended in the Prague Exhibition Center, and motorcyclists formed a column about a kilometer long. It included a stop at Wenceslas Square. “The Quiet Journey is a huge experience every year, it is a festival of freedom,” said Yaroslav Vavchina, one of the event organizers.

Motorcyclists started lining up at the bottom of the fairgrounds already before 9am on Saturday. In addition to Harley-Davidoson machines, participants also came on motorcycles of other brands – several bikes were even seen here.

The motorcade went on a tour of Prague at about 10:30, and the line of motorcyclists was so long that the last of them left the exhibition center more than 20 minutes after the start.

Motorcyclists set out in the direction of central Prague and passed through Veletržní and Bubenská streets, then headed to Hlávkův mostly and continued along the motorway to Wenceslas Square. The short stop there included a parachute jump, with the Czech Armed Forces also joining the action. From Wenceslas Square, the caravan then traveled through the streets of Sokolská and itná to Karlovo náměstí and then along the Masaryk Bridge and across the Čechův Bridge to the Exhibition Centre. Arrived there at noon.

The motorcyclists during the trip were accompanied by escorting vehicles and police who stopped traffic as it passed along the road. Hundreds of enthusiasts watched the start of the quiet ride in the exhibition center, but the caravan captured the interest of onlookers during almost the entire route.

About the photographer:

Richard Horak


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