Here comes Iron Butt

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:05 am

The law firm of Hupy & Abraham, S.C. recently announced plans to host a landing party on Saturday, April 4, to welcome former Wisconsin State Sen. Dave Zien back to Wisconsin as he becomes the first person known to ride 1 million miles on the same Harley-Davidson motorcycle. 

The feat will earn him a world record from the Iron Butt Association, an international group that oversees and governs safe, long-distance motorcycle riding challenges. 

Hupy & Abraham is the sole sponsor of the ride, providing more than $5,000 to offset the travel and maintenance costs. Zien is a longtime friend of attorney Michael Hupy, president of Hupy & Abraham, and a former client of the firm. Hupy also testified before the Wisconsin Senate Judiciary, Corrections and Privacy Committee in 2006, chaired by former Zien, in favor of legislation helpful to motorcyclists.

"We are excited to see the culmination of Dave’s journey next month," Hupy said. "It will be a monumental occasion when he caps the million mile mark in Wisconsin."

Zien’s odometer is expected to hit 1 million miles as he rides into Hal’s Harley-Davidson in New Berlin at noon on April 4.  Zien will be joined by John "Rogue" Herlihy, a Sturgis Freedom Fighter Hall of Fame member; Bruce Arnold, an Iron Butt Bun Burner 4500 Trifecta title holder; and Tony Sanfelipo, Sturgis Freedom Fighter Hall of Fame member, founder of ABATE of Wisconsin and a 16-year employee of Hupy & Abraham.

The trip will cap a journey of more than 1,400 miles from Melbourne, Fla., to Milwaukee. 

Dozens of Wisconsin Patriot Guard riders also will escort Zien on a route lined with over 100 American flags as he completes the final leg of his journey. The celebratory event will include remarks from the president of the Iron Butt Association and local elected officials, as well as a check presentation from Hupy & Abraham for a $5,000 donation to a veteran’s organization of Zien’s choice in honor of his work as a champion of veteran’s rights and as a Marine combat veteran.

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