The Best Motorcycle Events to Wrap up 2018
Can you believe how fast this year has gone by?! So much has happened in these last few months, and like us, we’re sure you set out on so many adventures!
This summer was packed with motorcycle events for everyone. Your summer calendar was filled with awesome summertime bike rallies, and we hope you made it to your favorite ones.
And now the seasons are turning over, things are starting to quiet down, and the chill is coming on – but that doesn’t mean any of the fun has to stop! In fact, there are so many more motorcycle events packed into these last few months of the year.
Don’t throw away that calendar just yet! I bet you still have enough room to squeeze in a few more trips on that bike of yours! S
So, before 2018 comes to a close, check out all the upcoming motorcycle shows and events we’ve curated just for you.
Wherever You Live, There are Motorcycle Events for You
Motorcycle Events in October
The Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival: Oct. 4-7th in Hurricane Mills, TN
This four-day motorcycle event is held at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch.
Yes, that Loretta Lynn, the one and only legendary country artist to play the World Stage.
Held every year, their goal is, “motorcycles, music, comradery and the outdoors.” And this is exactly what they do. Gather around live music, vendors, meet and greets, and so much more! Park your RV or pitch your tent where all the action is right at the ranch. Give in to the genuine southern hospitality and make new and lasting friends.
How about joining in Loretta’s Ride, a gathering in tribute to honoring our military veterans? Help us benefit the USO who help the US service members and families across the world. Take part in this spectacular event and many more! All you have to do is sign up!
Las Vegas BikeFest: Oct. 11-14th in Las Vegas, NV
Nothing says the party life quite like Las Vegas! This is a bike festival where the purchase of wheels and ink is not only acceptable but highly encouraged.
This year, Ink Mayhem Convention is happening right in the heart of this motorcycle event. Show your pride for your motorized beast with some fresh ink.
If a new tattoo isn’t for you, not to worry, there are plenty of other activities happening during BikeFest.
How about taking part in Biker Bingo or the poker walk? Enter contests for the best facial hair, greatest tattoo, or a wet t-shirt contest! Take in the sights and sounds of the live entertainment from bands such as Puddle of Mudd and Carol-Lyn’s History of Rock!
Come share in the adventures in the historic part of Downtown Las Vegas. We’ll be waiting for you!
AIMExpo 2018: Oct. 13-14th in Las Vegas, NV
Don’t plan on leaving Las Vegas just yet. There’s more to come!
Why not hit up the American International Motorcycle Expo? The AIMExpo motorcycle event is a, “…catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers, and consumer all to one place.”
They truly succeed at doing just that with over 500 exhibitors; 300 media outlets; multiple vendors; and free (yes, free!) parking for all motorcycle riders.
This is North America’s largest Powersports Expo where fans, professional racers, and bike enthusiasts all come together around their passion for all things MC.
If that isn’t enough to tempt you, this year’s event will feature next year’s 2019 cycle models, gear, parts, and accessories. Start tossing your spare change into that savings jar for all this expo will offer.
Daytona Beach’s 26th Biketoberfest: Oct. 18-21st in Daytona, FL
Biketoberfest is the event of motorcycle events. What do we mean by that? Well, over 100,000 people from all over the country make their way to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and friendships forged over the love of the ride.
Biketoberfest is here for you to, “Celebrate the adventure and the spirit of today’s motorcycle enthusiasts.”
Come to join us at the festival’s Kick-off Party, Rocktoberfest, where spirits and live music flow freely. Watch as professional cyclists compete in the Daytona International Speedway motorcycle races and cheer your favorite racer on!
Each day is jam-packed, bursting with entertainment for everyone. With all of these awesome events piled on top of one another, it’s going to be a hard time picking the one you really want to attend. Good luck!
Babes Ride Out: Oct. 18-21st in Joshua Tree, CA
“Giving Ladies the confidence they need to get out there!”
Motorcycles aren’t just for men. Ladies, Babes Ride Out is a motorcycle event just for you!
This event is taking place on 40 acres of land and will be their largest event yet. And they are going to need all that space for what they have planned! It’s four days and three nights at the world’s Largest Ladies-Only riding and campout event. It’s a 21+ age event, ladies so you can leave the kids at home and get that bike rumblin’ and rev on over here!
Most of the daytime will be spent on the road touring the Bitwell route, but at night it’s FREE 805 beer and Sailor Jerry Mix drinks until they are gone.
It’s nights planned with events like Karaoke and dance parties. Ladies night, oh, what a night!
18th Annual Thunder Beach Autumn Rally: Oct. 24-28th in Panama City Beach, FL
This autumn bike rally causes some serious thunder with all of the riders hitting this seaside town. And guess what? This is a biker friendly FREE rally and all bike lovers are welcome!
Come on out for this 5-day event and enjoy all the sites and activities you know you’re going to want to jump in on. Hundreds of vendors await, each with big names in the MC industry that assure quality product and information. After all, you want what’s best for you and your ride, right? There is no excuse not to take part in this action-packed rally!
Don’t forget to check out the factory demo rides and stunt shows that are peppered throughout these five fun-filled days. Take a whirl at the Baddest Bagger show or test your skill at the annual Poker Run! Oh, and the event has its own smartphone app.
(Also, make sure to download our list of motorcycle apps you need before hitting the road on your way to any of these motorcycle events.)
Thunder Beach is an awesome bike rally. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one.
Motorcycle Events in November
Lone Star Rally: Nov. 1-4th in Galveston, TX
Lone Star Rally is one of the only Motorcycle Rallies where you can also test out your Rodeo skills in their Rodeo Games! From the Whiskey Barrel Roll to the Plank Walk, do you think you have what it takes to join in with these cowboys?
If that’s not your scene, then take part in the Ride in Custom Bike Show. Know what’s special about this show? “Best in Show” gets a full feature in Cycle Source Magazine and $500 cash prize! Yee-haw!
Enjoy the hundreds of vendors, live music, and the biggest biker party that Texas has to offer!
Progressive International Motorcycle Show: Nov. 16-18th in Long Beach, CA; Nov. 30- Dec. 2nd in New York, NY
This is, by far, a GO BIG or go home event, or as we should really call it, events.
This tour connects Powersports-leading brands packed with both enthusiasts and buyers alike. This is the largest touring consumer motorcycle event in the US and it has fine-tuned its shows to hold on to that title with pride.
This show offers you unique hands-on events that no other festival, rally, convention, or show can provide. Sign up to join in on the DIY programs for customization and maintenance of your machine. Check out the new 2019 models before they hit the market and see what’s so special about the new and improved designs.
The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows are motorcycle events that have been traveling around for over 37 years, learning from the best and brightest in the industry of MC, to give the greatest in all the leading motorcycle machines, gear, accessories, and more! If worse comes to worse and you miss these two dates, these shows continue their journies all the way into February! There is no reason you should have to miss out.
Motorcycle Events aren’t Done for the Year
This year isn’t over yet, not by a long shot! There is plenty to do before you have to retire your bike for the season (depending on where you live, that is) and there are still plenty of rides to take, friends to make, and parties to hit up.
Start marking up that calendar again and make some moves, folks! Where are you going to go first? Which one caught your eye and made you the most excited? The adventures are just getting started, and it’s up to you to start up that engine and get rolling!