A new exhibition, “The Open Road: The Art of the Motorcycle,” opens on June 16, 2022, at the William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, Virginia. The exhibition will be part of the Open Road BikeFest, a weeklong celebration of the motorcycle held June 22-25 at locations across Abingdon and Bristol, Virginia.
In addition to the museum exhibition, there will be bike rallies, block parties, bike rides, live music, and more.
Stay in Abingdon, Virginia, for the Open Road BikeFest and never miss a moment of the fun. Plan your route ahead of time with Appalachian Backroads, your complete guide to routes in Southwest Virginia, or The Southern Dozen, your complete guide to routes in Northeast Tennessee.
Indulge in Abingdon’s award-winning Small Town Food Scene at more than 30 independently owned restaurants. Finally, relax for the night at Hampton Inn by Hilton. Receive special BikeFest rates by calling Hampton by Hilton’s front desk at (276) 619-4600 and mentioning William King Museum of Art or the Open Road BikeFest.
More information about the Open Road BikeFest can be found online at williamkingmuseum.org/events.
Open Road BikeFest Schedule:
JUNE 22 (Wednesday)
Texas Roadhouse, Bristol, VA
3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
JUNE 23 (Thursday)
Hampton Inn, Abingdon, VA
Music from The EDGE and food trucks on-site
JUNE 24 (Friday)
Spring House Tumbling Creek Cider Company, Abingdon, VA
Music by Florencia and the Feeling and Annabelle’s Curse
JUNE 25 (Saturday)
Ride to BikeFest
Black Wolf Harley- Davidson, Bristol, VA
9:00 a.m. registration
Begin your ride at Black Wolf Harley-Davidson on Saturday at 9 a.m. and finish around 1 p.m. at the Open Road BikeFest at Latture Field in Abingdon, VA
FREE TO RIDE! Please consider donating to benefit William King Museum of Art, donations collected on site at registration.
JUNE 25 (Saturday)
Open Road BikeFest
Hosted by William King Museum of Art, Latture Field, Abingdon, VA
** MOTORCYCLE PARKING ON GRASS, BRING YOUR KICKSTAND PLATE **
Gates open at 1:00 p.m.
Featuring music, vendors, food trucks, beer garden, best in show contest & more!
** BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIR **
TICKETS: $20.00 at the gates
Music starting at 2:00 p.m. by Ron Short and the Possum Playboys and Phantom
More information about the Open Road BikeFest and “The Open Road: The Art of the Motorcycle,” can be found online at williamkingmuseum.org. The Open Road BikeFest is sponsored by The Town of Abingdon, Virginia, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.