Harley-Davidson Returns to Weirs Beach for Laconia Motorcycle Week 2017

Harley-Davidson Laconia Motorcycle Week 2017

Free Demo Rides at New Weirs Beach Venue Plus Exhibits and H.O.G. Pin Stop

Harley-Davidson is moving to the heart of the Laconia Motorcycle Week action with a new Weirs Beach venue that will be open for the duration of “The World’s Oldest Motorcycle Rally,” June 10-18, in scenic New Hampshire.

For the first time in years, all Harley-Davidson exhibits, events and free demo rides on new Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be conveniently located directly across the street from the entrance to the drive-in across from the Weirs Beach landmark sign on Endicott Street North.

“Since 1918, the annual run to Laconia has been a defining event for riders in the Northeast,” said Bill Davidson, Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum and great-grandson of Harley-Davidson co-founder William A. Davidson. “As this historic gathering of riders approaches its centennial celebration, Harley-Davidson has teamed with Laconia Mayor Ed Engler, local businessman Al Mitchell and Laconia Harley-Davidson owner Anne Deli to secure a fabulous new location near the lake for Harley Headquarters.”

For complete information on Harley-Davidson activities and events during Laconia Motorcycle Week visit h-d.com/laconia.

94th Annual Laconia Motorcycle Week

Harley Headquarters at Weirs Beach

Official Harley-Davidson activities will be consolidated at one action-packed venue located at 76 Endicott Street North. Open June 10-18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with free motorcycle parking, this expansive Harley-Davidson venue will replace the previous New Hampshire Motor Speedway location. The new location will offer:

• Motorcycle demos: See and ride new 2017 Harley-Davidson models including the just-released Street Rod plus the new Road King Special and other Touring models powered by the potent new Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight engine. The demo fleet also includes the nimble Harley-Davidson Roadster model, fabulous 2017 CVO models and bikes fully customized with Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories.

• New Milwaukee-Eight Display Truck: Experience the all-new Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight engine through technical displays (June 12-18) and feel the rumble of this exciting new V-Twin on the Harley-Davidson JUMPSTART Rider Experience. Check out the customized Harley-Davidson Rebel Freightliner truck and a display of new items from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories.

• See It/Try It/Buy It: Test out new Harley-Davidson helmets and riding gear when you demo-ride a bike. Laconia Harley-Davidson will offer a selection of new Genuine MotorClothes for purchase on site.

• H.O.G. Pin Stop at Laconia: Join Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) staff members at the Harley Headquarters and pick up a cool pin (exclusively for H.O.G. members).

Be sure to follow Harley-Davidson on Facebook to join in the action, daily videos will post to check out all the activity virtually.

Racing Schedule Announced for 2017 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Racing Schedule Announced for 2017 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Youth classes added to motocross and hare scrambles competition

Motorcycle fans and racers will have the opportunity to experience three days of action-packed motorcycle competition during the 2017 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days on July 7-9 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

Vintage and post-vintage competition will be held in hare scrambles, motocross, trials, dirt track and road racing.

“The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days vintage racing program acknowledges the heritage of our sport,” said AMA Director of Racing Kevin Crowther. “The fun, low-pressure environment, along with a large variety of disciplines and age classes, creates life-long racing memories with family and friends. There truly is no other vintage racing event like it.”

The class winners in the hare scramble, motocross and road racing disciplines will be recognized as AMA National Champions and receive a highly-coveted AMA National No. 1 plate.

In addition, two outstanding riders will earn the AMA Off-Road Vintage Grand Championship and the AMA Senior Off-Road Vintage Grand Championship for excelling in expert-level eligible classes.

New this year, the Old-School Ironman Award will honor the athlete who competes in the most classes in hare scrambles and motocross.

Other updates to the racing program at this year’s AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days include the addition of youth classes to the hare scramble and motocross events and a new exhibition 50cc class.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days also features the return of pit bike racing on Friday afternoon, July 7, and the addition of a new holeshot competition on Saturday, July 8.

For a full list of classes and information on racing events at the 2017 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, visit www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com.

To be a part of the racing at the 2017 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, visit www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com/page/vintage-racing-2017 before July 4, to register to race.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days raises funds for the nonprofit AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

Begun in 1990, the event has been held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course since 1995. The track is a superb location for the event, accommodating road racing, trials, hare scrambles and motocross, in addition to a full slate of non-competition events.

Tickets are currently available for purchase online at www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com or at the gate the days of the event. A weekend pass is $60, a single-day admission for Friday or Saturday is $40 and a single-day admission for Sunday is $35. Kids 12 and under get in free.

AMA members can receive a $15 discount through June 5 by visiting www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Events/AMA-Vintage-Motorcycle-Days-Tickets.

A $10 early bird discount for non-AMA members is available through May 1 at www.midohio.com/tickets#VMD.

Sites are available for tent camping and motorhomes.

To stay in the know, check often at www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com and www.facebook.com/AMAVintageMotorcycleDays for new information. And look for #AMAVMD on Twitter and Instagram.

2017 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Summary Racing Schedule (Subject to change)

Thursday, July 6: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Noon-5 p.m.: Road Race Registration (Lower Paddock Tech Garage)
2-5 p.m.: Hare Scramble, Motocross, Trials Registration (Ross Road off Steam Corners Road)
2-5 p.m.: Road Race Technical Inspection (Lower Paddock Tech Garage)

Friday, July 7: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
7 a.m.-5 p.m.: Road Race Registration (Lower Paddock Tech Garage)
7-8:30 a.m.: Hare Scramble Registration (Ross Road of Steam Corners Road)
7 a.m.-5 p.m.: Road Race Technical Inspection (Lower Paddock Tech Garage)
8 a.m.: Mandatory Road Race Rider’s Meeting (Lower Paddock Base of Tower)
9 a.m.: Road Race Practice Begins (Lunch break from noon – 1:30 p.m.)
2-4 pm.: Pit Bike Racing Registration
9:30 a.m.: Hare Scrambles-Evolution 2/Evolution 3 Races begin following national anthem
Noon: Hare Scrambles-Vintage/Evolution/Evolution 1 Races Begin
Noon-5 p.m.: Motocross and Trials Registration (Ross Road off Steam Corners Road)
2-5 p.m.: Motocross Tech Inspection
2:30 p.m.: Hare Scrambles-Non-Current Vintage Races Begin
4:30 p.m.: Pit Bike Practice Begins
5 p.m.: Pit Bike Racing Begins
5:30 p.m.: Hare Scramble Awards Presentation (Tentative, half an hour after racing concludes)

Saturday July 8: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (unless otherwise noted)
7 a.m.: Mandatory Road Race Rider’s Meeting (Lower Paddock Base of Tower)
7-9 a.m.: Motocross Registration (Vintage/Evolution 1 classes)
7-9 a.m.: Motocross Technical Inspection
7-10:45 a.m.: Road Race Technical Inspection (Lower Paddock Tech Garage)
7 a.m.-1 p.m.: Road Race Registration (Lower Paddock Tech Garage)
8 a.m.: Mandatory Motocross Riders Meeting (Quonset Hut)
8-11 a.m.: Road Race Practice Begins
8:30 a.m.: Motocross Practice Begins (Vintage/Evolution/Evolution 1 classes)
9:30 a.m.: Motocross Racing Beings (Vintage/Evolution/Evolution 1 classes)
1 p.m.: Road Racing Begins
1-3 p.m.: Dirt Track Registration (Ashland County Fairgrounds – Gate 5, Baney Road)
3:30 p.m.: Mandatory Dirt Track Rider’s Meeting
4 p.m.: Dirt Track Practice Begins (Ashland County Fairgrounds)
4-6 p.m.: Holeshot Competition registration
5 p.m.: Motocross Awards Presentation (Tentative, half an hour after racing concludes)
6 p.m.: Holeshot Competition begins
6:30 p.m.: Dirt Track Heat Racing (Ashland County Fairgrounds)
8:30 p.m.: Dirt Track Finals (Ashland County Fairgrounds)

Sunday, July 9: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
7 a.m.: Mandatory Road Race Rider’s Meeting (Lower Paddock Base of Tower)
7-8:30 a.m.: Motocross and Trials Registration (Evolution 2/Evolution 3/Post-Vintage classes)
7-9 a.m.: Motocross Technical Inspection
7-9:15 a.m.: Road Race Technical Inspection (Lower Paddock Tech Garage)
7 a.m.-Noon: Road Race Registration (Lower Paddock Tech Garage)
8 a.m.: Mandatory Motocross Rider’s Meeting (Quonset Hut)
8-10 a.m.: Road Race Practice Begins
8:30 a.m.: Motocross Practice Begins (Evolution 2/Evolution 3/Post-Vintage classes)
8:45-9:15 a.m.: Trials Tech Inspection (Quonset Hut)
9:15 a.m.: Mandatory Trials Rider’s Meeting (Quonset Hut)
9:30 a.m.: Motocross and Trials Racing Begins (Evolution 2/Evolution 3/Post-Vintage motocross classes only)
10 a.m.: Road Race Begins (Lunch Break from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
4 p.m.: Motocross Awards Presentation (Tentative, half an hour after racing concludes)
4:30 p.m.: Trials Awards Presentation (Tentative, half an hour after racing concludes)
6 p.m.: Road Race Awards (Road Racing Podium by Pit Lane)

The 2017 One Moto Show Hits Portland Feb. 10-12

The ONE Moto Show

The ONE Moto Show is one of the premiere events in the Pacific Northwest.

The Concept:
The One Motorcycle Show is a show for everyone: celebrating the wild, rare, custom, classic and race motorcycles from all eras.

8 YEARS IS A MIGHTY LONG TIME to consecutively run a show that doubles in size every time. Not only has the show grown exponentially, we’ve made it our personal goal to make things different and exciting each go-round. We take comments from attendees, the builders, our sponsors, and industry personalities to sculpt each show into a masterpiece. Our pride is in the details, and it shows in our influence on the motorcycle industry.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, The One Motorcycle Show was built to bring people together. Last year we hosted a Pro Flat Track race in an attempt to bridge the disconnect from the custom scene to the growing resurgence of motorcycle racing. It was amazing: a stacked grid of world class racers, plus a class of racing that inspired custom street bikes to participate. Every seat in the house was packed, mainly with folks who had never seen Flat Track racing live before.

The One Motorcycle Show sets itself apart by being one of the only FREE shows both to attend and show a custom bike. This is no easy task, and we look to our gracious sponsors to help cover the costs every year. We treat each sponsor as a key ingredient to the show: the premium signage, floorspace, printed takeaways and social callouts are all part of the bigger value from partnering with us. We seek out sponsors who share our vision of celebrating motorcycle culture!

Harley Street 750 carbon fiber tracker

Every year the trail of AMAZING photos and stories shared socially and in print grows with the show. It’s so wild to look back on what we’ve done together. We invite you all to join us at the 8th Edition of The One Motorcycle Show!

2017: Eight Years of the One Moto Show

New this year:
New Location! Bigger, better!
More parking!
Indoor Marketplace: Stay Wild Magazine presents The One Moto Market
More offsite racing!

Notes:
Estimated show attendance: 12,000 Bikes on view: 120 Market Vendors: 35+
This year we are moving to a new location, an old foundry located just a few miles from the city center. The building is 3 times the size of any show we have ever had. This will help us with a higher capacity, and give more space to show off the custom motorcycles – creating an environment easier to enjoy them and is much more photogenic. The additional indoor space will be used to build out a premier marketplace for show sponsors, vendors, and food/beer gardens.

Where:
900 North Columbia Blvd. Portland OR

When:
Feb 10th 6-12 midnight
Feb 11th 9 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Feb 12th 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. – Races on Sunday Morning

Cost:
Free

For more information: www.the1moto.com

2017 ONE Moto Show Poster

American Iron Magazine & Greenwich Concours Bike Show

Have you ever been to a Concours d’Elegance? American Iron Magazine and Greenwich Concours is working together to promote show quality motorcycles in a high-profile manner at this year’s event.

The annual event will be held June 3 & 4, 2017 in Greenwich, CT. Saturday will be focused on American vehicles (Harley, Indian, Excelsior, Pope, Yale, Crocker, etc), and Sunday is imports.

1938 Indian Four Motorcycle

American Iron Magazine is partnering up to present three classes each day: Pre-War motorcycles, Post-War motorcycles, and Competition motorcycles. This is a great opportunity to share the field with some world class collector cars and show how amazing our motorcycles are too.

If you have a Concours quality (original, restored or race) motorcycle and/or sidecar you think would fit in, please go to http://www.greenwichconcours.com/e…/2017-vehicle-submission/ and send in your submission.

Laconia Motorcycle Week’s New Website Pays Tribute to Rally’s History

The Laconia Motorcycle Week Association is pleased to announce the recent launch of their brand new website, www.LaconiaMCWeek.com, developed by New Hampshire-based web design and digital marketing firm Danconia Media. Every June, an influx of motorcycle enthusiasts floods the Lakes Region for the World’s Oldest Motorcycle Rally. This beloved event brings a plethora of tourism to the state, great for local businesses and the local economy. Two months shy of the rally, the site launch comes at a perfect time, as motorcycle enthusiasts start preparing for the 93rd Anniversary celebration.

With a brand new user-friendly website, it’s now easier than ever for tourists to plan their trip to New Hampshire for bike week. Upon visiting the site, viewers are greeted with a countdown to opening day on the homepage. From the main navigation, users can peruse a full schedule of events, information on where to stay, and more. Viewable day-by-day, big events are even highlighted in the daily summaries for easy access and convenience while a full schedule is also displayed for each day.

Laconia Motorcycle Rally

Laconia Motorcycle Week has launched a new website that pays tribute to the rally’s history as the oldest U.S. motorcycle rally.

One of the biggest changes to the site is the new nod to the rally’s long historical legacy. With an array of historic photos and a new history section explaining the rally’s heritage, visitors are reminded just how wonderful this tradition is to the State of NH. By combining these photos with modern images, the site design bridges the past and the present.
Andy George of Hot Leathers, Inc., a presenting sponsor of the rally, says, “Laconia Motorcycle Week’s new website looks great! Their giant beautiful pictures fit perfectly in their creative and responsive layouts. We can’t stop surfing the site and finding more pictures and stories we’d never even seen or heard before!”

In asimilar vein, Olivia Wright Bragdon of the Thunder in the Valley rally in Johnstown, PA says the new websiteis a “visual masterpiece” and has “everything a user would want in a website.”
Being the world’s oldest motorcycle rally, it was critical that the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association pay tribute to this amazing history while also capitalizing on modern technology. The overwhelmingly positive feedback from motorcycle enthusiasts and corporate sponsors shows that the association has succeeded in creating a site that not only has exciting design elements but is also user-friendly.

Laconia Motorcycle Week Association coordinates this nationally-recognized event that brings people together to celebrate New Hampshire’s motorcycle history and culture. Both the rally’s heritage and current popularity are celebrated in the new website. Along with increased functionality, easier usability, and exciting design elements, people can stay connected to all that is happening during Laconia Motorcycle Week better than ever. Visit the new site at: laconiamcweek.com.

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park to Host Vintage Motorcycle Classic May 15

The inaugural Thompson Vintage Motorcycle Classic, presented by Indian Motorcycle of Springfield, is quickly approaching!

The event, to be held on Sun., May 15, 2016, will feature a field of historic and antique motorcycles in a Classic Motorcycle Show, a massive swap meet marketplace and manufacturer’s midway vendor area, and a vintage motorcycle track day on Thompson’s 1.7-mile road course. This exciting new event will offer a motorcycle festival atmosphere and is a great way to kick off the riding season across the Northeast.

Gates open at 9 a.m. on the 15th and general gate admission is just $10.

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Vintage Motorcycle Classic

Register your pre-1985 motorcycle for FREE in the Classic Motorcycle Show. All brands welcome!

Swap meet vendors can enter at 7 a.m. on Sunday to set up; a 15-foot-by-30 spot is $30 (includes admission for one person), and early set up is available on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m., for an additional $10 per person.

Sunday, at noon, Motorcycle Show participants are welcome to take a parade lap around Thompson’s 1.7-mile road course. (Helmet required)

Vintage track day will start immediately after the parade lap. Cost is $200 which includes a barbecue lunch.

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is located at exit 50 (formerly exit 99) off I-395, at 205 E. Thompson Road, Thompson, CT 06277. The park is just 50 minutes from downtown Boston, 2.5 hours from New York City and 40 minutes from Hartford and Providence.

For more information, call (860) 923-2280 or visit: www.thompsonspeedway.com

Gettysburg Bike Week 2016 Events Schedule

Gettysburg Bike Week has announced finalization of the 2016 rally’s slate of events in July. Bike runs; bike shows; burn out, tattoo, and bikini contests; and great bands are just a few of the festivities planned for Gettysburg Bike Week 2016.

“We’re packing a ton of motorcycle fun into four days,” says GBW event coordinator Kelly Shue. “We’ve got everything regulars have come to expect from Gettysburg Bike Week, plus a few surprises.”

Jack Schit is back as emcee for the entire event, Gin Gypsies will be slinging the drinks and Quiet Riot, Kix, Mustang Sally and The Marshall Tucker Band are among this year’s musical guests at GBW 2016. A full events schedule follows:

Gettysburg Bike Week 2016

GETTYSBURG BIKE WEEK 2016 SLATE OF EVENTS
(All festivities held at the ALLSTAR EVENTS COMPLEX)

THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016
2 p.m. Gates open
2-10:30 p.m. VENDOR VILLAGE open to rally goers
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. WHISKEY BURN on the Budweiser Stage
4 p.m. PINK JOURNEY OF LIGHTS RIDE at Battlefield Harley-Davidson
5:15 p.m. OPENING CEREMONY with Whiskey Burn performing National Anthem
5:30-6 p.m. In front of the Budweiser Stage: TORCH’S ROCK AND ROLL INFERNO FIRE
PERFORMER
6-7:30 p.m. BLIZZARD OF OZZY (Ozzy/Black Sabbath tribute band) on the Budweiser Stage
8 p.m. QUIET RIOT on the Budweiser Stage, presented by Beckley’s Camping Center

FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. VENDOR VILLAGE open to rally goers
10 a.m.-4 p.m. POKER RUN (starts at Allstar Complex, must be back by 4 p.m.) STARS OF HOPE
run to benefit New Hope Ministries
11 a.m. CYCLE SOURCE RIDE through the battlefield registration
NOON-1:30 p.m. MARSHALL’S HIGHWAY on the Budweiser Stage
2 p.m. TATTOO CONTEST on the Budweiser Stage, sponsored by Creative Hands Tattoos and
Piercings
3 p.m. BIKINI WASH by girls from International Bikini Team
3-4:15 p.m. HOT LIKE MOLLY on the Budweiser Stage
4:15-5:15 p.m. GINGER ROXX on the Budweiser Stage
6-7:30 p.m. JOYRIDE on the Budweiser Stage
8-9:30 p.m. THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND on the Budweiser Stage, presented by Hot Leathers
9:30-9:45 p.m. TORCH’S ROCK AND ROLL INFERNO FIRE PERFORMER
9:45-11:15 p.m. GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY on the Budweiser Stage

SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016
10 a.m.-NOON CYCLE SOURCE RIDE-IN BIKE SHOW, presented by Cycle Source (registration begins at 10 a.m.)
10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. VENDOR VILLAGE open to rally goers
10 a.m.-4 p.m. POKER RUN (Starts at Allstar Complex, must be back by 4 p.m.)–ride benefits
the Pink Journey of Lights for Breast Cancer Awareness
NOON Registration begins for BIKE GAMES and BURN OUT
NOON-1 p.m. VIRAGO on the Budweiser Stage
NOON BIKINI BIKE WASH featuring girls from International Bikini Team
1:15-2:15 p.m. SOUTH OF SOBRIETY on the Budweiser Stage
2 p.m. BIKE GAMES and BIKE BURN OUT CONTEST (registration begins at noon)
3 p.m. TATTOO CONTEST on the Budweiser Stage, sponsored by Creative Hands Tattoos and
Piercings
4-5 p.m. SOUND OF SILENCE (with drummer Avery Molek) on the Budweiser Stage
4 p.m. PARADE assembles in front of the Allstar Building
5 p.m. PARADE OF CHROME leaves Allstar Events Complex for Gettysburg
5:20 p.m. INTERNATIONAL BIKINI TEAM BIKINI CONTEST, first round
5:30 p.m. PARADE OF CHROME returns to Allstar Events Complex
5:30-6:30 p.m. TRILOGY on the Budweiser Stage
6:45-7:45 p.m. BIG JACK (AC/DC tribute band with drummer Avery Molek) on the Budweiser
Stage
8-9:30 p.m. MUSTANG SALLY on the Budweiser Stage
9:30-10 p.m. INTERNATIONAL BIKINI TEAM BIKINI CONTEST, final round, on the Budweiser
Stage
10-11:30 p.m. KIX on the Budweiser Stage
11:30 p.m. FIREWORKS
11:30 p.m. WET T-SHIRT and GUYS CONTEST

Pricing for Gettysburg Bike Week is as follows:
$35 per-person 4-day passes, available online and at the gates.
$25 per-person 2-day passes, available online and at the gates.
$15 per-person 1-day passes, available online and at the gates.

New and returning riders can find updates, the schedule of events, lodging information and anything they ever needed to know about Gettysburg Bike Week by visiting http://www.gettysburgbikeweek.com.

Küryakyn #THEXKURSION Sturgis Social Media Contest

THEXKURSIONtoSturgisSOMERSET, WIS, JULY 1—Are you riding to Sturgis? Küryakyn™ is recruiting five road-trippin’, social-media junkies to join our crew that will be documenting their adventures on “#THEXKURSION to Sturgis”—and they want YOU to be part of the ride!

Küryakyn has a team of riders from across the States and beyond making the trek to the Black Hills showcasing the new XKürsion™ luggage line. Sturgis-bound bikers who plan on making their journey to the 75th a road trip to remember can enter for a chance to receive an all-new XKürsion gear bag and share their adventure throughout the rally via Küryakyn’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Winners will also receive a VIP package and special product discounts when they visit the Küryakyn trucks during the Rally at Black Hills Harley-Davidson in Rapid City.

To enter for one of five free XKürsion bags, a VIP swag package and the chance to share your Sturgis expedition with the world, visit the Küryakyn Facebook Page and comment on “#THEXKURSION to Sturgis” post by answering the four required questions:

  • Why do you love to ride?
  • What do you ride?
  • What’s your starting location?
  • Do you have mobile access to Social Media?

The five winners of #THEXKURSION contest are expected to post at least one photo per day to the Küryakyn social media pages throughout their 75th annual Sturgis Rally Experience. Each comment entry will be judged by Küryakyn, so don’t hold back. Prove you’re passionate about riding and score some new gear for your XKürsion to Sturgis!

Deadline for entries is Monday, July 6 at 11:59pm CST. Winners will be announced on 7/7/15.

RIDE TO STURGIS: Black Hills Heritage Ride Presented by Indian Motorcycle

American Iron Magazine is partnering up with Motorcycle Rides & Culture and Indian Motorcycle for an all-brands motorcycle ride from Anamosa, IA to Sturgis, SD.

This all-brands motorcycle ride is free and open to all riders of all makes, models and years of motorcycles. American Iron Magazine publisher Buzz Kanter plans to ride out on his 1947 flathead Indian Chief that he has owned and ridden for more than 20 years. The crew from American Iron Magazine will have a support/chase vehicle with spare gasoline, ramps and tie-downs “just in case” but we hope not to need it.

FREE WELCOME RECEPTION. The National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, IA is hosting a free reception dinner and admission to the museum for all riders the afternoon and evening of Thursday, July 30.

This ride was created to celebrate the 75th Sturgis Black Hills Rally that started out as an Indian event. To honor those Indian motorcycle enthusiasts who started this event we ask for riders of all-year Indian motorcycles to lead our ride, and riders of other brands to follow. Riders are encouraged to ride as long or as little as they wish. Some will ride with us the entire way to Sturgis, others for an hour or two. And all are welcome.

DAY ONE. All riders depart at 9 am from the National Motorcycle Museum. The ride will cover about 290 backroad miles (mostly on Rt 18 West). We end the day in Spencer, IA and encourage all riders to make hotel reservations as soon as possible.

DAY TWO. We leave from Spencer, IA at 9 am and ride roughly 270 back road miles to Winner, SD. This town has the most hotel rooms in the area, but many of the hotels and motels there are already sold out to other Sturgis-bound riders. So please make your sleeping arrangements ASAP.

DAY THREE. We leave from Winner, SD at 8:30 am and ride about 315 backroad miles into Sturgis, SD and end with a welcome reception and party at the Indian of Sturgis dealership in downtown Sturgis around 3:30 to 4:30 pm. We plan to meet up there with the riders from the Ross “Kiwi Indian” Tomas Memorial ride coming in from Riverside, CA.

IN STURGIS: If you love Indians and classic motorcycles make sure to get to the Buffalo Chip on Tuesday, August 4th for the free Indian Motorcycle & Classic American Iron BLack Hills Rally. The event is free to all to attend and free to register your Indian (any year) or pre-1984 classic American motorcycle. There will be a judged bike show, with some of the motorcycles to be photographed and featured in the pages of American Iron Magazine, American Iron Garage or Motorcycle Rides & Culture magazine. And there will be field events, including Slow Race, Just For Kicks, Plank Ride, and Balloon Toss. All free of course. This event is free thanks to the sponsorship of our lead sponsor – Indian Motorcycle, and additional support by Heather’s Leathers, Sturgis Vintage Cycles, Jerry Greer Engineering and Kiwi Indian. In addition the bike show is sponsored by Dennis Kirk.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Future Dates

We at American Iron Magazine know how busy most of us are, and that we sometimes need a long lead time to plan our motorcycle vacations. So here are the future dates of the Sturgis Rally to help you plan your Harley get aways.

2015 Sturgis Rally Dates August 3-9, 2015.    Indian Motorcycle & Classic American Iron Black Hills Rally at the Buffalo Chip on Tiesday, August 4.

2016 Sturgis Rally Dates  August 8-14, 2016

2017 Sturgis Rally Dates  August 7-13, 2017

2018 Sturgis Rally Dates  August 6-12, 2018

2019 Sturgis Rally Dates  August 5-11, 2019