Day: March 22, 2021

Ride On: Harley-Davidson store coming to TC | Business

TRAVERSE CITY — When one valve closes, another opens.

Iconic motorcycle brand Harley-Davidson ended a long-time association with Traverse City earlier this year.

But those with a hog will soon have another source for H-D apparel, parts and accessories.

Michael Zipser, the principal at Zips 45th Parallel Harley-Davidson since it opened in 2001 at 980 S. Wisconsin Ave. in Gaylord, will bring Zips Harley-Davidson Traverse City to 330 E. Front St. in the coming months.

“We’re very much looking forward to coming to Traverse City,” said Zipser, who has operated an attorney/CPA office in town since 1970.

Classic Motor Sports announced in late January it “would no longer represent the Harley-Davidson brand effective March 1,” according to a joint release. The agreement ended Harley-Davidson’s association of 30 years with Classic Motor Sports and of more than 60 years with Traverse City.

While the new location won’t be a Harley-Davidson dealer,

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Motorcycle driver dies after collision on Highway 128 near Wragg Canyon Road

The collision was first reported at about 5:27 p.m. Sunday.

The collision was first reported at about 5:27 p.m. Sunday.

Chris Carlson / AP

A male motorcycle driver died Sunday evening after a collision with a vehicle on State Route 128 east of Wragg Canyon Road, a California Highway Patrol spokesperson said.

The collision was first reported at about 5:27 p.m. Sunday. The motorcycle driver had a female passenger who sustained minor injuries, and the vehicle driver sustained minor injuries as well, said Napa CHP spokesperson Marc Renspurger.

The motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene, and the county coroner was called at about 6:02 p.m., Renspurger said.

Highway 128 is currently closed in both directions at the scene of the crash, Renspurger said.


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