Myrtle Beach Bike Week, Myrtle Beach, SC
The legendary South Carolina rally goes on-just a little different. Other than the small city of Myrtle Beach proper there are lots of activities planned in the surrounding communities. For more information, visit mbbikeweeks.com and myrtlebeachbikeweek.com.
Branson Motorcycle Rally, Branson, MO
The Branson Rally offers three full days of motorcycle nirvana. There will be guided rides through the Ozarks, a scavenger hunt, poker run, bike show, and live bands on Friday and Saturday. Thursday night's opening ceremonies feature a Drive-In Movie. Pre-registration discounts on rally t-shirts, patches, pins, and hotel rooms are available. For more information log onto bransonmotorcyclerally.com.
Mothers for Daughters, West Dover, VT
Come out for a weekend of great riding and benefit cancer research at the same time. Proceeds from the event go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Friday night starts off with a cocktail reception, followed by a poker run the next day. There'll also be a raffle, awards dinner, and live entertainment. For more information, visit mothersfordaughters.com.
7th Annual Ride for MDA , Faribault, MN
Hosted by Faribault Harley-Davidson, the 7th Annual Ride to Benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association kicks off with a 70-mile ride. Festivities include food, vendors, live and silent auctions, a raffle for a $10,000 Gift Card to Faribault H-D or a $7,500 Visa gift card. Get info at joinmda.org/rollingintothefuture or call 952-832-5716.
Flour Power Motor Mania, Abilene, KS
Roll out to the Sunflower state for a great day with family or friends. A burnout contest, car show, poker run, and concert are all scheduled. theres even special kids only activities. For more information, call (785) 263-1431, or visit mhsks.org/flour.
Freedom Run to Ground Zero Hackensack, NJ and NYC
The day will begin with a brief ceremony at the Hackensack courthouse start point. The police-escorted run will depart at 11 am sharp, cross the George Washington Bridge, wind past Ground Zero and end up at Liberty State Park for a festival featuring food, live music, vendors, and more. All bikes are welcome. This year the Freedom Run & Festival will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project that helps injured service men and women. Registration begins at 9 am. As always, the run is totally free but donations and sponsorships are welcome. Check outbergenharleydavidson.com for info and to help out.
Americade, Lake George, NY
This annual shindig attracts up to 60,000 motorcyclists to the beautiful Adirondack mountains. Highlights include the TourExpo tradeshow with over 240 vendors, manufacturers' demo rides, guided and unguided tours, boat cruises, daily seminars and tons more. Sponsored by the AMA. For more information, visit tourexpo.com.
Big Bear Choppers Ride the Mountain Big Bear Lake, CA
As if the ride up the mountain isn't great enough, BBC puts on one heck of a great show. This annual event features big name music acts, vendors, a custom bike show, and the chance to soak up the sun. Cash prizes are awarded for show winners, plus a poker run. For more information log onto bigbearchoppers.com.
June 11 to 14
Republic of Texas Rally, Austin, Texas
This adult-only rally is jam-packed with four days of non-stop entertainment. There's the invitation only Big Texas Chop-Off Master Builders Show and Competition, Xtreme fight championship, midget wrestling, comedians, live music, the ROT parade, camping, and of course the rest Austin has to offer. For details log onto rotrally.com.