Motorcyclists across the country enjoy attending festivals, gatherings, congresses, expos and other motorcycle events. This article lists some of the biggest and best events for motorcyclists in the United States.
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Ever since its inception in 1938, Sturgis Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota has drawn motorcycle enthusiasts. Participants include all kinds of people, from families to dead bikes. More than 500,000 people participate in this rally every year. It is held every year during the first week of August.
This is the world's largest touring rally. It is held in June every year in Lake George Village, New York. There are usually more than 50,000 people participating in this rally.
Bikes, Blues and BBQ
This rally started just in 2000, but it has already grown to include over 350,000 people. It is held in September or October in Fayetteville, Arkansas. This is a family-friendly event that has a barbecue as the main feature.
Daytona Beach Bike Week
More than 500,000 people attend a cycling week at Daytona Beach every March. There are many activities to enjoy, such as parties, concerts, a street festival and a rally. There is also a motorcycle race, classic and custom bike show and a clambake and seafood festival. This event lasts for 10 days.
Laconia motorcycle week
The events presented during Laconia Motorcycle Week in Laconia, New Hampshire are races, tours, exchange meetings, concerts, bike shows and fireworks.
Laughlin River Run
Laughlin River Run is the largest motorcycle run in the western US. It is held in Laughlin, Nevada every April and has concerts, bike shows and a poker run.
The Love Ride is held in Southern California and claims it is the largest motorcycle event in one day. This is a fundraising event that has many celebrity guests. Celebrities who have been involved in the past include Jay Leno, Peter Fonda, Hulk Hogan, Dennis Hopper, Larry Hagman, Steven Tyler, Pat Boone, Mary Hart, Pamela Anderson and Nancy Sinatra. The 25th anniversary event will be held in October 2008.