MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee's East Side this weekend played host to street parties in honor of Harley-Davidson's 110th anniversary celebration, but on Sunday, September 1st, it was a much different scene on Brady Street, as the city's East Side played host to a special "Biker Brunch."
At 90 years old, it has been a few years since Ruth Huc has been on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, but she says seeing all the Harley riders in town for the big 110th anniversary celebration this weekend brings back memories.
"We had a bike for 55 years, so it was like our baby. It's a different kind of world. I feel what they feel, because it is a feeling. It's not just a motorcycle. It's the feeling you have," Huc said.
Huc was on hand Sunday morning for the "Biker Brunch" -- which offered a much quieter scene on Brady Street, as compared to the weekend's big block parties.
"It`s quiet. I don`t know if people have left, or if they`re still hungover from yesterday. There were tons of people just having a great time," Rania Madanat of Philadelphia said.
"It`s mass chaos during the evening and having a great time. Today it`s really laid back and reserved and kind of just chilling out," Trent Norrell of Janesville said.
For local business owners like Daniel Dufec, Sunday was a sign that things are starting to return to normal.
"More of a normal service for us, but definitely busy still," Dufec said.
Dufec says while he'll miss the crowds...
"This event does a lot for us as a business and we`re happy to have them," Dufec said.
Dufec says he is happy to be able to send the Harley riders off with a full stomach and full of some great memories.
Some bikers were headed out of town on Sunday, but not all of them. There was still plenty to do on Sunday in honor of the Harley-Davidson 110th anniversary celebration, including a Water Street block party, brewery tours and tours of the Harley-Davidson Museum.