The roar of engines, the freedom of the open road, and the camaraderie of bikers gathered together to celebrate their passion. There’s just nothing like a motorcycle rally to get your adrenaline going. Whether you’re racing across the desert roads of Arizona or hugging the curves of the Adirondack Mountains, these annual motorcycle rallies take place across the nation and throughout the year. Let us help find one near you!
1. Daytona Bike Week (Daytona Beach, FL)
March 9-18, 2018
Billed as “The World’s Largest Motorcycle Event,” Daytona Bike Week is a 10-day affair that takes place throughout the city of Daytona Beach. Stop by the Bike Week Welcome Center at Riverfront Park, the central hub of most activities hosted at this annual bike rally. Live music and concerts will take place during the week, with food vendors and bike gear booths set up throughout the park and city.
On March 10, Indian Motorcycle will host a vast show of custom and vintage bikes, or you can check out the World’s Largest V8 Parade on March 16, when nearly 100 V8 motorcycles will roar through the streets of Daytona Beach. Wind down the day with a stroll along the city’s namesake beach with picture-perfect views of the Atlantic Ocean before heading back to your spacious full hookup site at Daytona Beach RV Resort.
2. Arizona Bike Week (Scottsdale, AZ)
April 11-15, 2018
Sunny Scottsdale is home to its own southwestern celebration for bikers. Arizona Bike Week runs in mid-April and features factory demo rides from Harley-Davidson® and other manufacturers each and every day. Live music is always a big draw at the HandleBar Saloon, plus acts such as Shinedown and ZZ Top headlining the concert scene at the RockYard.
Take a break from the festivities for a chance to give back to the local community at the annual Hand in Hand Ride, which benefits the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. After a long day at the rally, cool off with a refreshing dip in the swimming pool at Lost Dutchman MH and RV Resort, located just 30 minutes east of Scottsdale.
3. Americade Motorcycle Rally (Lake George, NY)
June 4-9, 2018
Set amidst the scenic backdrop of the Adirondack Mountains, Americade is a five day motorcycle rally that’s famous for its guided tours throughout the countryside of Upstate New York and Vermont. Wind through farmland and foothills before enjoying locally-grown food at an 1800’s resort on the Scenic Riding and Fine Dining tour, or cross through Vermont’s famous covered bridges on a tour that specifically highlights them!
When you’re not enjoying the thrill of riding through bountiful natural beauty, you can make your way through the largest array of bike and trike demos in the U.S. Or find bliss browsing through the wares at the Americade Expo, which kicks off with an excellent meal and brilliant fireworks show. Afterward, enjoy fresh mountain air in the great outdoors during a stay at Adirondack Gateway RV Resort & Campground, offering modern amenities in a rustic setting that’s just 20 minutes away from downtown Lake George.
4. Republic of Texas Biker Rally (Austin, TX)
June 7-10, 2018
Now approaching its 23rd anniversary, the Republic of Texas Biker Rally is the largest turnstile motorcycle event in the country. Attractions are the name of the game at this event. Installation Alley offers a variety of motorcycle parts and services, while the AMA Supermoto National Championship features riders competing from across the country. On Friday night, 54 blocks of downtown Austin are reserved solely for the annual parade, which ends at the Capitol Building on Congress Avenue.
Food trucks are out in full force to satisfy your appetite, and concerts are in session throughout the four-day event, headlined by ZZ Top on Saturday night. After a long day at the rally, return to your rig at La Hacienda RV Resort, or keep things extra simple and relax in one of our fully-furnished cottages. No matter how you stay, you’re sure to enjoy your time in Austin!
5. Daytona Beach Biketoberfest (Daytona Beach, FL)
October 19-22, 2018
Daytona Beach Biketoberfest is the city’s oceanside event that takes place in the fall. While cool weather sweeps through the north, bikers in Florida can gather to experience perfect temperatures, professional races, and general camaraderie.
The heart of the event takes place at the Daytona International Speedway, where professionals from around the U.S. come to race at high speeds around the famous track. Live music and rallies take place downtown, or you can take in all of Florida’s beauty with tours along State Road A1A, as well as a variety of other scenic and historical roadways.
With this list of rallies in hand, you can now plan your event schedule, and be sure to take advantage of our nearby RV resorts in these premier destinations!
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