2016 Motorcycle Events

Turn in your vacation slips and mark your calendars – 2016 motorcycle events are right around the corner! We have the official dates for some of the best motorcycle rallies in the United States. Nearby hotels and campgrounds fill up quickly; so get your ride ready and make plans now!

75th Annual Daytona Bike Week, Daytona Beach, FL – March 4-13

Dubbed the “World’s Largest Motorcycle Event,” Daytona Bike Week is celebrating 75 years in 2016! This spring, join more than a half-million motorcycle enthusiasts for this landmark event. Soak up the sun as you ride down historic Main Street and Beach Streets, along the A1A or the Ormond Beach Scenic Loop. This high-octane event has something for everyone, including street festivals, concerts, bike shows, rallies, manufacturer showcases, motorcycle races at the Daytona International Speedway and much more. officialbikeweek.com

Rolling Thunder, Washington, DC – May 27-30

The first Run in 1988 had roughly 2500 motorcycles and riders demanding that the U.S. government account for all POW/MIAs. It continues to grow every year and has become the world’s largest single-day motorcycle event. Now with over a million riders and spectators combined, Rolling Thunder has evolved into an emotional display of patriotism and respect for all who defend our country. rollingthunderrun.com

Red River Memorial Day Rally, Red River NM – May 26-30

If you’d rather head west this Memorial Day Weekend, head to Red River’s Main Street for one crazy party with more than 20,000 bikers. Live music can be found all over town, along with vendors carrying everything from leather and lace, to food and fun. Make time to ride the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, an 83-mile loop through northern New Mexico’s most beautiful scenery! Be sure to visit the Chamber booth to buy tickets for the 50/50 raffle drawing. Monday begins with a CMA non-denominational service, followed by a ride up to Angel Fire for the parade and ceremonies at the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial State Park. redriver.org/memorial-day

Laconia Motorcycle Week, Laconia, NH – June 11-19

The World’s Oldest Motorcycle Rally®, the 93rd Annual Progressive Laconia Motorcycle Week offers unmatched scenic riding throughout the beautiful State of New Hampshire. Residents and businesses alike, welcome motorcyclists during the Rally every year in June. Be sure to check out the racing action at the NH Motor Speedway in Loudon, the Hill Climbs in Canaan, and various other races and stunt shows throughout the area. For those looking for the street scene, check out Lakeside Avenue, where motorcycles line the street as far as the eye can see and people watching is at its all-time best! laconiamcweek.com

Thunder in the Valley, Johnstown, PA – June 23-26

One of America’s top motorcycle rallies, Johnstown’s annual Thunder in the Valley® attracts over 225,000 bikers annually. The event offers rally-goers live musical entertainment, a wide array of vendors and displays from numerous motorcycle manufacturers. Located just 70 miles east of Pittsburgh, the festivities encompass four downtown areas, including Central Park, Biker Mall, Train Station and Peoples Natural Gas Park. visitjohnstownpa.com/thunder-valley

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, Lexington, OH – July 8-10

If you love old motorcycles, head to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for to see a premier celebration of vintage motorcycling. A fundraiser for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the event features classic motorcycles of all makes and styles, and honors the riders who made them famous. amavintagemotorcycledays.com

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Sturgis, SD – Aug. 8-14

There is a rumble building on the horizon in anticipation of the 76th Annual Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™. Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Sturgis offers an experience like no other. There are opportunities to demo virtually every kind of bike on the market. The event offers concerts, races, bike shows and visitors enjoy a five-block section of Main Street that is reserved for bikes only. Be sure to head out on the 14th Annual Mayor’s Ride and make plans to visit Michael Lichter’s annual exhibit and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame. sturgismotorcyclerally.com

Ray Price Capital City Bikefest, Raleigh, NC – Sept. 23-25

Founded in 2003, The Ray Price Capital City Bikefest has grown into one of the best rallies in the country, drawing more than 200,000 attendees last year. Held in the heart of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, the event celebrates a passion for motorcycles and the biker lifestyle. This family-friendly fest features a wide range of musical acts, motorcycle-themed vendor booths, motorcycle manufacturers, an array of local eateries and an extensive bike show. http://www.capitalcitybikefest.com/

Your friends at MoterEagles remind you to always ride safely and obey local traffic laws.

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