Calendar

Oct
13
Thu
Biketoberfest
Oct 13 – Oct 16 all-day

For those who find Bike Week in March too crowded and noisy, Biketoberfest is the kinder, gentler version of this major Daytona event. It features motorcycle shows and rallies, live music, scenic rides along A1A and other historic roadways and, of course, there’s the vibrant street scene, demo rides and plenty of vendors. Check out the motorcycle racing at the newly revamped Daytona International Speedway.

(386) 255-0415

biketoberfest.org

Oct
23
Sun
Motorcycle Relief Project Ride (Arizona)
Oct 23 – Oct 29 all-day

The nonprofit organization Motorcycle Relief Project (MRP) has announced dates for its 2016 rides and is currently accepting applications. This year, new rides have been added in Arizona, California and a women’s ride in Utah. These rides are 5-day adventure bike tours specifically designed to help veterans and active military with PTSD and other invisible injuries get unstuck, decompress, connect with other veterans and take meaningful steps toward recovery. Tours feature a combination of on-road and moderate off-road riding including some of the most scenic two-lane roads in the country as well as some amazing jeep trails and forest roads.

“Our experience last year proved the value these rides have for our military service members,” said Tom Larson, founder of MRP. “The rides during the day lead to some really remarkable breakthroughs and helpful conversations at night. Both participants and volunteers agree that these rides do a world of good.”

2016 Schedule:

March 6-12 — Arizona (Tucson area)

April 3-9 — California (Sky Rose Ranch near Paso Robles)

April 17-23 — California (Sky Rose Ranch near Paso Robles)

May 9-13 — Utah (Moab) Women’s Ride

June 13-17 — Colorado

July 11-15 — Colorado

August 22-26 — Colorado

September 19-23 — Colorado

October 23-29 — Arizona or California (TBD)

November 13-19 — Arizona or California (TBD)

The rides are controlled with a lead rider in front and a sweep rider in back, and all participants are asked to ride with safety as the main priority. Participants must have at least a year of experience riding motorcycles, but no previous off-road experience is required. These rides are about getting out in nature and enjoying scenery and camaraderie with other riders—not showing off, being competitive, or pushing the limits.

A support vehicle carries participants’ luggage as well as food, tools, etc. Riders who already own a dual-sport or adventure bike are encouraged to bring their own bikes. Riders who do not already own an adventure bike are provided the use of a BMW GS adventure bike from the MRP fleet of bikes. Accommodations will be in comfortable lodges, where group members will be able to unwind from the day’s adventures and join in group discussions around the campfire or lodge fireplace. Participants will learn simple techniques for relaxing and dealing with trauma that can help them better manage their internal stress and move toward recovery.

Dates and locations for the 2016 rides are subject to change based on funding, accommodations, road conditions, registration numbers and other factors. Veterans who apply and are accepted are asked to pay a $100 deposit. The remainder of the cost is covered through donations. For more information, visit motorelief.org.

Nov
3
Thu
Lone Star Rally
Nov 3 – Nov 6 all-day

This major event offers free admission and features bike games, bike shows, poker runs, a scavenger hunt, demo rides, vendors and a bike giveaway. Check out the Baddest Bagger Show and Miss Lone Star Rally contest.

(832) 437-2318

lonestarrally.com

Nov
13
Sun
Motorcycle Relief Project Ride (Arizona)
Nov 13 – Nov 19 all-day

The nonprofit organization Motorcycle Relief Project (MRP) has announced dates for its 2016 rides and is currently accepting applications. This year, new rides have been added in Arizona, California and a women’s ride in Utah. These rides are 5-day adventure bike tours specifically designed to help veterans and active military with PTSD and other invisible injuries get unstuck, decompress, connect with other veterans and take meaningful steps toward recovery. Tours feature a combination of on-road and moderate off-road riding including some of the most scenic two-lane roads in the country as well as some amazing jeep trails and forest roads.

“Our experience last year proved the value these rides have for our military service members,” said Tom Larson, founder of MRP. “The rides during the day lead to some really remarkable breakthroughs and helpful conversations at night. Both participants and volunteers agree that these rides do a world of good.”

2016 Schedule:

March 6-12 — Arizona (Tucson area)

April 3-9 — California (Sky Rose Ranch near Paso Robles)

April 17-23 — California (Sky Rose Ranch near Paso Robles)

May 9-13 — Utah (Moab) Women’s Ride

June 13-17 — Colorado

July 11-15 — Colorado

August 22-26 — Colorado

September 19-23 — Colorado

October 23-29 — Arizona or California (TBD)

November 13-19 — Arizona or California (TBD)

The rides are controlled with a lead rider in front and a sweep rider in back, and all participants are asked to ride with safety as the main priority. Participants must have at least a year of experience riding motorcycles, but no previous off-road experience is required. These rides are about getting out in nature and enjoying scenery and camaraderie with other riders—not showing off, being competitive, or pushing the limits.

A support vehicle carries participants’ luggage as well as food, tools, etc. Riders who already own a dual-sport or adventure bike are encouraged to bring their own bikes. Riders who do not already own an adventure bike are provided the use of a BMW GS adventure bike from the MRP fleet of bikes. Accommodations will be in comfortable lodges, where group members will be able to unwind from the day’s adventures and join in group discussions around the campfire or lodge fireplace. Participants will learn simple techniques for relaxing and dealing with trauma that can help them better manage their internal stress and move toward recovery.

Dates and locations for the 2016 rides are subject to change based on funding, accommodations, road conditions, registration numbers and other factors. Veterans who apply and are accepted are asked to pay a $100 deposit. The remainder of the cost is covered through donations. For more information, visit motorelief.org.

Apr
28
Fri
21st Annual Leesburg Bike Fest @ Leesburg, Florida
Apr 28 – Apr 30 all-day
21st Annual Leesburg Bike Fest @ Leesburg, Florida | Leesburg | Florida | United States

Largest 3 day Motorcycle and Music event is held each April in Leesburg Florida.  4 headliners and over 60+ local and regional performers, 250+ vendors, 12+venues, 5 Hot Body contests, bike shows, drill teams, wall of death, Rat’s Hole and more.  Over 250,000 in attendance.  Website www.leesburgbikefest.com

May
8
Mon
City Tavern Bike Night @ City Tavern
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for City Tavern’s Bike Night! Monday, May 8, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Live music featuring 9 Day Trip!

E. Fisher Street will be closed from Main Street to Lee Street for bike parking only. Bikers of all ages welcome (kids too!), all makes and models welcome.

City Tavern is located at 113 E Fisher St, Salisbury, NC 28144

May
28
Sun
Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride XVII @ Sevierville, TN
May 28 @ 10:00 am

May 28th, 2017, motorcyclists will once again gather in downtown Sevierville at the Sevier County Courthouse to pay tribute to all fallen military. It has been described by those who participate and have seen it as being one of the most unusual and unique Memorial Day weekend events they have ever seen. This year we are also commemorating all the women who served in our military.

The event’s opening ceremony starts at 10:00 A.M. in Sevierville, TN. The police-escorted 65-mile ride leaves, rain or shine, at 11:00 A.M. Once all of the motorcycles have arrived at Veteran’s Overlook on top of Clinch Mountain in Grainger County, the closing ceremony will begin. Patriotic music, placing of the wreath, 21 Gun Salute followed by Taps will conclude the event.

Come early and have coffee and breakfast at Court House Donuts, one of our great sponsors. For additional information about the event go to our web site: www.smokymountainthunder.net or e-mail rongiddis@smokymountainthunder.net   SMT is also on Facebook Smoky Mountain Thunder Page.

Jul
7
Fri
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days @ Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Jul 7 – Jul 9 all-day
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days @ Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course | Lexington | Ohio | United States

Vintage motorcycle racers, restorers, collectors and fans can mark their calendars in anticipation for July 7-9, the dates for 2017 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, which features vintage motorcycle racing in numerous disciplines, bike shows, stunt shows, seminars, a swap meet with hundreds of vendors and much more, raises funds for the nonprofit AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

 

Jul
20
Thu
ADVWoman Rally @ Flying Heels Rodeo Arena
Jul 20 – Jul 23 all-day

Dates are announced for the second annual adventure rally organized for women and families. To be held July 20-23, 2017, in Granby, Colorado, the event will include a variety of self-guided rides, Geocache scavenger hunt, classroom training sessions as well as on-range adventure and dirt bike rider training. All instructors are women! Men are welcome too– this is a female and family friendly rally.

“We are building on last year’s success with several key changes,” said Pat Jacques, Rally Director. “BMW Off Road instructor Caroline Stevenson has joined the teaching staff, plus the rally is expanded to four days, Thursday through Sunday. We have obtained indoor convention space, and have hotel accommodations available.  We will teach on-range rider training ‘Adventure Essentials’ and ‘Dirt Bike Essentials’, and we’ve added the advanced level ‘BDR Essentials’ class. This will support riders in successfully completing the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route teaching steep ascents and descents, hair pin turns, water crossings, and rocky terrain skills.”

Last year’s Rally was a great success with several participants traveling over 1800 miles to attend.  “I knew the ladies would have a blast, but I was most surprised by how much the gentlemen enjoyed themselves,” said Jacques. “They were thrilled to see their spouses and partners quickly gain confidence and skill, which translates to more opportunities to enjoy riding together and also strengthens the industry.”

Classroom Sessions are open to all attendees and will run Thursday & Friday 3:30PM-4:30PM and 4:45-5:45PM, with several classes running simultaneously in different locations. Topics include trailside maintenance, trailside first aid, intro to GPS navigation, fitness and training for off-road riding, truck & trailer motorcycle loading and unloading, flat tire repair, how to pick up a bike, moto-camping and travel photography.

“Women teaching women is natural and transformative. We’re excited to have Canadian GS Trophy Candidate and BMW Off-Road Certified Instructor Caroline Stevenson joining our all-woman staff this year. Caroline’s quiet, confident manner and considerable skill is sure to resonate with many women,” said Jacques.

Immediately following the Rally there will be a “First Ever” All-ladies Colorado Backcountry Discovery (COBDR) Tour led by Jacques and fellow adventure rider Alisa Clickenger. All classes are taught Thursday and Friday so participants can enjoy a full day of adventure riding on Saturday.

Jul
23
Sun
All-Ladies Colorado BDR Ride
Jul 23 – Jul 30 all-day
All-Ladies Colorado BDR Ride

Majestic scenery, challenging terrain, bragging rights. The Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route offers it all traversing the state of Colorado from border to border. We will journey North to South, adhering to the original, as-mapped-out COBDR as much as possible. We’ll pass over some of the highest roads available to motorcyclists in the United States, several of which are over 12,000 feet. We will traverse Ophir, Corkscrew, Hurricane, California, Cinnamon, Cumberland, Cottonwood, Weston and Hagerman passes, riding about 650 miles through some of the most rugged and scenic landscape in America on one of the most respected routes an adventure rider can ride. Let us support you all the way with an all-female industry-known tour guide team, on-tour professional motorcycle coaching and mentoring, as well as chase vehicle services. Let’s have a custom-made epic adventure together.

When: Two separate Tours, Summer and Fall
July 23-30, 2017  [Immediately following the ADVWoman motorcycle Rally in Granby, CO] Sept. 3-10, 2017  [With two days of training offered Sept. 2-3, 2017]

Where: Colorado, North to South

Preferred Motorcycle: Any street legal dual-sport bike capable of traveling 55MPH with a fuel range of 100 miles is suitable. Bigger bikes require more skill and fitness. Smaller bikes are easier.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced dual-sport riding skills necessary (BDR essentials class or specific skills waiver required)

Cautions: Medium to High level of fitness required, altitudes of 12,000+ feet in some sections

Maximum People = 10 women (+4 guides)

For a good look at the types of terrain we’ll encounter, take at look at this video library.

Includes:

– Motorcycle Coaching (all female)
– Professional Tour Guides (all female)
– Hotel Accommodations
– ALL MEALS (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners)
– Support Vehicle
– Luggage Porterage
– T-shirt
– CO BDR Map
– FREE BDR essentials class (value = $87.00) at the 2016 ADVWoman Rally (note that you still need to pay for Rally registration and all other classes).

Pricing= $2,999 double occupancy, +$600 single occupancy

We will travel the COBDR in a North to South Direction.