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Annual Bike Rallies and Motorcycle Events

You don’t have to ride in a pack to take in the energy and excitement of an epic motorcycle ride or rally. These legendary events are spread across the calendar and the country, providing motorcycle enthusiasts an opportunity and an excuse to hit the roads for a long weekend or a few weeks on end—to show off their rides, bond with riding friends and meet new people along the way. So, load up your bagger, cruiser or a full-on touring bike for an unforgettable road trip.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally map
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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

This is the rally of all motorcycle rallies. The annual pilgrimage to South Dakota takes over the entire town with epic rides, rockin’ concerts, wild contests, great food and hundreds of motorcycle vendors. There’s even the Mayor’s Charity Poker Tournament and Golf Tournament.


Where: Sturgis, SD    Timing: Early August

Official Website: sturgismotorcyclerally.com

Biketoberfest map
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Biketoberfest

Around 100,000 riders will descend on Daytona Beach each year for this fabulous 4-day rally. Bikers will be treated to live music, miles of scenic ocean rides along the Sunshine State’s historic A1A, motorcycle racing at the Daytona International Speedway and, of course, the beautiful Florida weather.


Where: Daytona Beach, FL    Timing: Mid-October

Official Website: daytonabeach.com/biketoberfest

Biketoberfest map
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Mid-Atlantic Women's Motorcycle Rally

Get involved in one of the premiere women’s motorcycling events. This 3-day rally brings female motorcyclists and enthusiasts together from across the nation for rides, contests, games and a critical fundraising effort to support women with cancer—ending with the Parade of Chrome to honor female riders and survivors.


Where: York, PA    Timing: Mid-June

Official Website: mawmr.org

Pro Tip

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Indian Bike Week map
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Indian Bike Week

Head out to the picturesque St. Croix River Valley to meet up with one of the largest gatherings of Indian Motorcycle enthusiasts in one area. You’ll be treated to a week of concerts, amazing rides, bike shows and charity events. You could even help break a Guinness World Record. All riders welcome.


Where: New Richmond, WI    Timing: Mid-August

Official Website: indianbikeweek.com

Bikes, Blues & BBQ map
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Bikes, Blues & BBQ

This charitable event in the Ozarks is for those with a love of smoky BBQ meats, Southern blues music and incredible motorcycle rides. This a 501c3 non-profit motorcycle rally with a purpose benefiting women, children and underserved members of the Northwest Arkansas community.


Where: Fayetteville, AR    Timing: Late September

Official Website: bikesbluesandbbq.org

More Events & Rallies

Daytona Bike Week
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Daytona Bike Week

Florida sun must be experienced to be understood. This massive event draws approximately 500,000 people for motorcycle racing, bike shows, concerts, parties and street festivals.


Where: Daytona Beach, FL    Timing: Early March

Official Website: officialbikeweek.com

Myrtle Beach Bike Week
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Myrtle Beach Bike Week

You’ve got two chances every year to take in this weeklong motorcycle event with a Spring Rally and a Fall Rally. This riding event gives motorcycle enthusiasts the opportunity to take in the sun-soaked Grand Strand—a 6-mile stretch of beach along the Atlantic. Come for the views, stay for the festivities.


Where: Myrtle Beach, SC    Timing: Spring (early May) & Fall (late September)

Official Website: myrtlebeachbikeweek.com

Laconia Motorcycle Week
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Laconia Motorcycle Week

Welcome to the world’s oldest motorcycle rally, set along the scenic coast of New Hampshire. Like other motorcycle rallies, this one is a full week of scenic road trips, thrilling races, charity rides and concerts. And don’t miss the motorcycle skills contests, a bike show and even a bike build-off.


Where: Weirs Beach, NH    Timing: Mid-June

Official Website: laconiamcweek.com

National Bikers Roundup
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National Bikers Roundup

This is motorcycle camping at its best. The National Bikers Roundup is the largest camping motorcycle rally in the U.S., organized by a group of African American motorcycle clubs. Check the website for rally locations and details as its location changes every year—with 2021 landing in Perry, GA.


Where: Perry, GA   Timing: Mid-August

Official Website: nationalbikersroundup.org

Four Corners Motorcycle Rally
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Four Corners Motorcycle Rally

Ride the thrilling Million Dollar Highway in this exciting event featuring motorcycle races, motorcycle stunt shows, live music, bike shows and more. The highway itself motors in and out of mining towns, rising to over 11,000 feet in elevation, with over 275 turns in approximately 70 miles.


Where: Durango, CO   Timing: Labor Day Weekend

Official Website: fourcornersmotorcyclerally.com

Americade
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Americade

Love to look at bikes and builds? Then this the rally for you. Americade features the largest single-site expo in the country with more factory demos and events than you can imagine. Enjoy epic rides through the Green Mountains, exciting entertainment, boat cruises and even a comedy show while you are there.


Where: Lake George, NY   Timing: September

Official Website: americade.com

Laughlin River Run
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Laughlin River Run

Join the largest gathering of bikers in the Western United States as they take on a portion of U.S. Route 66 the way it was meant to be seen—riding the hills from Kingman to Oatman, AZ. While you’re there enjoy a concert or two, attend the races (drag and motorcycle) or get in on a poker run.


Where: Laughlin, NV   Timing: April

Official Website: laughlinriverrun.com

Plan Your Year

While it might not be realistic to hit every one of these exciting events, there’s sure to be one that catches your interest nearby. So, get your ride ready for a road trip by taking care of routine maintenance and adding some accessories including bags, luggage and racks. Whether you bring your own ride or rent one to use while you're there, we've got the best bikes to fit any riding style to take you exactly where you want to go. We'll see you there.