Summer’s finally here and that means motorcycle events and rallies are back! COVID-19 may have put a monkey wrench in many of our plans last year, but thankfully, we’re headed back towards a more familiar way of life. At Motorcycle Offsetters, we enjoy a good motorcycle event or rally as much as the next rider, so we thought we’d put together a list of some good ones to attend.
Motorcycle enthusiasts come with a wide range of preferences, but one thing is for sure, we love our bikes! No matter your style, chances are there are events catered to people just like you!
Female riders are a growing demographic so it’s no surprise that events are popping up catering to this crowd. WRN (women riders now) Has a great event page showcasing some really cool events across the USA this summer and into the fall. Whether you’re into dirt biking, racing, cruising, or adventure, you’ll be able to connect with other ladies in the motorcycle community and have some fun.
For the Beemer riders, you’ll find a wide range of events across the USA and even into Canada. If you’re looking for a multi-day rally or an afternoon annual hamburger cookout with like-minded riders, the BMW Club Motorcycle Owners of America has you covered.
As an enthusiast, you also might want to check out motorcycle shows nearby. The great team at Twisted Road has put together a list of shows (along with rallies and events) that will have your motor revving throughout the season. While some have already come and gone, there’s still plenty of time to check out some great events which have awesome bikes on display, prizes, food, games, and more.
Of course, we should highlight some of the best-known events in North America. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is still going strong in its 81st year. This 10-day celebration running August 6th – 15th, 2021 attracts hundreds of thousands of motorcycle riders each year, completely transforming the city of Sturgis, North Dakota. You’ll find some of the country’s best music stars performing here, including Kid Rock, Wynonna Rider and ZZ Top, just to name a few. This event is an amazing opportunity to mix, mingle and make new friends who share many of the same passions as you do. Motorcycle riders from all over North America, and the world, take part in this incredible event – it’s one not to be missed!
Up north of the border, Calgary Harley-Davidson will be the Rally Headquarters of The Rally in the Rockies 2021. Running Friday, August 13th to Saturday, August 21st, this rally boasts numerous events including: A women’s evening ride, casino night, a concert by Platinum Blonde and even a bull riding event to name a few! Calgary is close to so many amazing sights to check out. Banff National Park, the Icefields Parkway and the Candian Badlands are all within 200 kms of Rally HQ.
Heading east across Canada, you’ll find a rally that can happen numerous times each year – the Friday the 13th Motorcycle Rally in Port Dover, Ontario. Over 100,000 motorcyclists converge on this Norfolk County city on the shores of Lake Erie. There are numerous vendors, beer tents, camping spots and tons of fun. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled for 2021. According to the website, the next event will be held in May of 2022.
If you’re looking for something exciting on the Labour Day long weekend, then you have to check out the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally in Durango, Colorado. This rally takes place from Friday, September 3rd to Sunday, September, 5th, 2021. This rally is dubbed “Best Riding Rally in America” because of the diverse riding terrain and it is the home of the legendary Million Dollar Highway with 284 turns in 114kms, reaching 3358 metres of elevation cutting through historic mining towns on the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway. You can take part in a fishing derby, charity rides, Wheelie Pig’s Hill Climb Challenge or check out the stunt shows, racing and concerts.
There are so many awesome rallies happening in numerous provinces and states this summer. If you haven’t planned your tours yet, what are you waiting for?
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