X Games Aspen 2018 Introduces New Medaled Event: Harley-Davidson Snow Hill Climb

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For the first time ever, Harley-Davidson Snow Hill Climb will make its debut at X Games Aspen as medaled event alongside Ski, Snowboard, Snowmobile and Moto competitions during X Games Aspen 2018!

In Harley-Davidson Snow Hill Climb, riders will race modified twin-cylinder motorcycles up the flat bottom of the SuperPipe course. In each head-to-head race, riders will line up side-by-side at the start line at the base of the SuperPipe. The racer will race the length of the SuperPipe with the first rider clearing the finish line at the top taking the win. Each race bike will consist of a motorcycle frame with extended swing-arm and high-toque twin-cylinder motor.

“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 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.”

The gold-and-bronze-medal rounds of Harley-Davidson Snow Hill Climb will air January 28 at 10:45 p.m. ET live on ESPN. Preliminary rounds and qualifying will  stream live at 10:15 p.m. ET exclusively on facebook.com/harley-davidson. X Games Aspen 2018 kicks off on Thursday, January 25th and runs through Sunday, January 28th.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.