Get Ready for This Year's Major Motorcycle Events

motorcycle eventsThe Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is held during the first week of August in Sturgis, South Dakota. This rally is considered by many to be the number one motorcycle event in the United States. It is a classic rally event and has been held every year since 1938. As many as 50,000 people attend every year, many of them motorcycle enthusiasts.

Bikes, Blues and BBQ is a motorcycle event held in Fayetteville, Arkansas in the early fall. A ride into town from the surrounding Ozarks kicks off the event. Although relatively new (it started in 2000), this rally has become one of the fastest growing rallies in the entire world. The one held in 2006 brought together more than 350,000 people. Bikes, Blues and BBQ is also a very family-oriented event. You will see many bikers bringing their children for all the festivities.

Daytona Beach Week is a well-known rally that marks the beginning of the rally year. It normally runs from late February to early March. It attracts as many as half a million visitors, who enjoy the rally, street festival, concerts and parties that make up Beach Week. In terms of popularity and attendance, it is the only other rally that comes close to Sturgis. A centerpiece of the event is a motorcycle race that switches back and forth between the pavement and the hard-packed sands of Daytona Beach. You can also visit classic and custom bike shows, which is a great way to get ideas for customizing your bike.

For folks in Southern California, there is the Love Ride. It is primarily a fund-raising event and is held for one-day only. Given its location and its charitable cause, you can usually find quite a few celebrities hanging around. The Love Ride is usually held in October of every year and has been a feature of the California biking scene for 27 years.

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