The best thing about summer is slinging your gear on the back of your bike, and heading out to a rally with fellow bikers. Whether you’re going to an event you attend every year or visiting somewhere new, bike rallies are a time to enjoy a fantastic ride, kick back and relax, hang out with old friends, and meet new friends. And, of course, checking out other people’s rides!
We’ve rounded up just a few of the upcoming events, from New York to California and the Deep South. We’ve got something for everyone. If you want old-school biker action, we’ve found the wildest parties, with all your favorite games. These ones definitely aren’t family-friendly, so leave the rugrats behind and have a weekend of adults-only fun! (You know what we mean – and if you don’t, then prepare to have your mind blown!)
For those who want something a little more sedate, we’ve got a few of those too. You could probably take your kids and your mom without worrying too much about what they’re going to see.
Don’t forget to check out the rules for any event you’re going to before purchasing your tickets. They may have age restrictions. Some allow dogs, some don’t. You may or may not be allowed a campfire or to cook on an open flame. Some rallies don’t permit RVs or other large vehicles. Find out if you can buy tickets on the gate if you haven’t already got them – there’s nothing worse than riding hard to an event you’ve been looking forward to and then being turned away. And if you’re going out of state, check the local laws on helmets and other safety requirements.
Wherever you’re going this summer, send us the pics or post them on our Facebook page – we want to see what you’ve been doing!