If your favorite event is not listed as a major rally, select your area (above) to see if it is listed yet.
Some motorcycle events, particularly in the Gulf Coast area of the USA, may have been effected by Hurricane Katrina. As always, before riding 100 miles, you might want to check with the event organizers to make sure the event is still on. BIKERS will update as we get word of any cancellations.
If you were effected, my heart’s with you. I tried quickly forming a relief fund, Biker Charities, because I cannot in good conscience recommend any agency where the executives are pulling in salaries of $450,000. I will be developing Biker Charities, but it’s going to take a lot of time before it’s recognized as credible. Meanwhile, if you want to give to a charity, check it out first. Some of them are con artists. My general rule about donating is, I don’t donate if any money ends up in the pockets of someone who makes 10 or 20 times as much as I do. Do give blood to the American Red Cross.
8/28/08 - 8/31/08 Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Harley-Davidson’s 105th Anniversary Celebration
(Press Release March 6, 2008) Due to the unexpected cancellation of musical act Aerosmith, the Harley Owner’s Group (H.O.G.) has announced a revised lineup of entertainment for the CLUB H.O.G. 25 anniversary celebration and has announced that all activities at Milwaukee’s Miller Park during the group’s August 28 event will be free to all H.O.G. members. According to a spokesperson for Aerosmith, the group has canceled its performance at the H.O.G. concert due to medical reasons and does not have any other dates scheduled through the rest of the year. “While it’s disappointing to lose Aerosmith, we have a great lineup of musical acts including Kid Rock, Sugarland, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts,” said Mike Keefe, H.O.G. Vice President. “We’re pleased to announce that all entertainment during our 25th Anniversary celebration at Miller Park will be free for all H.O.G. members.”
Miller Park is the home of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team, located in the western part of Milwaukee at the junction of I-94 and US 41. A state of the art facility, it has a fan-shaped convertible roof, and a huge color replay board 37 feet tall by 48 feet wide!
Milwaukee Hotels - for Milwaukee accomodations and the closest hotels to Miller Park, there is a Best Western next to the Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center - here’s a map. You can see that Miller Park is near the VAMC. Here is a listing of other hotels and the distance from the Veterans MC and Miller Park.
Other scheduled musical acts include DB Bryant, The Billy Bob Thornton Band, Jason Michael Carroll, and Big Bob and the Ballroom Blitz, plus comedians Greg Giraldo, John Bowman, and Lewis Black in addition to the Stunt Zone featuring stunt riders and motorcycle drill teams, a Ride-In show sponsored by Dunlop Tires, the Wall of Ink tattoo contest, and many more scheduled activities. CLUB H.O.G. 25 kicks off a full weekend of Harley-Davidson’s 105th Anniversary celebration events throughout the Milwaukee area August 29-31.
Black Bike Week - Myrtle Beach 5/25/2006 - 5/29/2006
This is an even larger gathering than Myrtle Beach Bike Week, with up to 350,000 riders and onlookers. It began in 1980, as the Atlantic Beach Biker Festival. In 2003, there were complaints filed of discrimination, that the city does not welcome Black Bike Week participants and that some businesses actually close up shop. Information from some event sites says that “all bikers, black or white, are welcome as long as they keep it clean and respect us”.
June 5 -10/2006 Lake George, NY
24th Annual Americade
Large Rally in the Adirondack Mountains. Make Hotel Reservations Now - Lake George - New York
The Loudon Classic will be from June 10-18, 2006
Map of Laconia and Weirs Beach Area
59th Annual Hollister Independence Rally, 6/30 - 7/2/06
Hollister Independence Rally
Make Hotel Reservations Now at BAYS
July 16 - 23, 2005 Montclair, California ROUTE
Million Dollar Ride For Children
Sponsored by National Children's Alliance
This is a coast to coast motorcycle ride from California to Washington DC to heighten awareness to and support funding for National Children's Alliance, a non-profit organization whose mission is to work with child abuse victims and their families. The ride starts at Pomona Valley Harley Davidson, 8710 Central Avenue in Montclair. Ride leaves at 7:30am. For more information call (719) 686-7775, click here to send e-mail, or go to http://www.milliondollarride.org.
8/3 - 8/9/05 93 Main St, Torrington, CT
Connecticut Motorcycle Week
Events begin at 9am each day. 2 motorcycle parades, American motorcycle circus, vendors, entertainment. See Bike Week.
Sturgis Rally 8/7/06 - 8/13/06 - Sturgis, South Dakota Hotel Reservations
9/3/05 - 9/11/05 Oceanside, CA to Ground Zero, Manhattan, NYC
Torches Across America
Cross country ride begins on 9/3/05 in Oceanside CA and ends 9/11/05 at Ground Zero. Route goes through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, , Pennsylvania, and New York. Check the torchesacrossamerica.com for route information. Participants can join for portions of the ride.
9/11/05 Washington, DC
RIDE TO NEVER FORGET. Organizers - please submit more info. Thanks
9/17/2005 Chatanooga, TN to Waterloo, AL
TRAIL OF TEARS
Trail of Tears is always the 3rd Saturday of September.
Meet at Ross’ Landing in Chatanooga. Ride starts at 8am. Stops in Madison AL and leaves at 11:30am. Arrive in Waterloo about 2pm.
Find a Harley-Davidson to buy at Hawg Used Harley. There are currently more than 1900 Harley motorcycles for sale. If you are selling your Harley, list it at Hawg Used Harley and it is automatically listed on 40 affiliate sites.
Motorcycle Events commemorating 9/11/05
Planning a Ride?
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