28th Laughlin River Run
With over 40,000 expected motorcycle enthusiasts filling the city streets and casinos looking for good time. Every casino parking lot will have music, food, and vendors. Find your way inside to the state's best gambling 24 hours a day. Other places you can ride to while in Laughlin are the famous ghost town of Oatman out on Route 66, the Hoover Dam, even the Grand Canyon is less then 200 miles away. As one of the largest West Coast bike rallies, the Laughlin River rally is one you don't want to miss.
For more info visit, laughlinriverrun.com.
New Orleans, LA
Bike Week in New Orleans
Join Jay Allen in the Big Easy for the ultimate party. The Second Annual Bike Week New Orleans at the Broken Spoke is an event bound to go down in motorcycle history. The Broken Spoke Saloon sits in an historic mill building across the street from the convention center and walking distance to the French Quarter. The saloon alone is 26,000 square feet and will be chock full of the hottest bartenders and the most rockin' headliner bands and local music acts. Other attractions on the bill are The Wall of Death, The Lucky Daredevil Thrill show, and the Budweiser Burnout Bike.
For more info visit, bikeweekneworleans.com.
Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Bike Week
Bike Week draws an estimated crowd of 300,000 over the course of the week. With miles of coastline riding and plenty of vendors and bike events to fill you're day and nights. This is a great time of the year to start your riding season. The staff here at Baggers would also like to point out that there is a whole list of new state and city laws for this event, like a new helmet law and noise ordinance. Do your homework before heading out to ensure you have a good time.
For more info visit, myrtlebeachbikeweek.com and myrtlebeachbikerinfo.com.
Johnson City, TN
Thunder In The Mountains Rally
This three-day event starting Friday night in Downtown Johnson City lasts until Sunday at noon. Organized rides and events will take place throughout the weekend, including an event at Bristol Motor Speedway. All bikes are welcome and entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend.
For more info visit, ridejohnsoncitytn.com.
Run For The Wall
There are a number of different starting points with the final destination being the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. The purpose of the Run For The Wall is to increase awareness of the POW/MIA soldiers. It is important to let our government know that everyone of our soldiers who have fought for our freedom must be accounted for. This ride recognizes the sacrifices and contributions made by all veterans who have served our nation. To participate in RFTW it is not important if you ride a motorcycle or not, just come out to particpate and show support.
For more info visit, rftw.org.
AspenCash Motorcycle Rally
The rally is one of New Mexico top rallies with over 10,000 attendees each year. Located at the Ruidoso Convention Center in the colorful Rocky Mountains of southern New Mexico there is a ton of riding to do in the rugged, pine-tree-filled mountains. There are poker runs scheduled throughout the rally so each day you could win cash prizes, along with hill climb races and a huge trade show with over 33,000 sq-ft of vendor space. Also as a reminder, make sure you bring rain gear for potential afternoon showers and some warmer clothes because it will cool down at night.
For more info visit, motorcyclerally.com.
Hawg Lakes Bike Rally
With 80 Acres and seven beautiful ponds, Hawg Lakes is truly a biker's paradise conveniently located off of Highway 102. The rally pull out all the stops, hosting popular bands from the '70s and '80s as well as local bands to play all the rock 'n' roll favorites, and a burnout pit to shred your tread, along with a list of numerous vendors to take care of all your biker needs and wants.
For more info visit, hawglakes.com.
Thunder On The Rock
Feel the thunder at this music festival and bike rally on Memorial Day weekend. This rally is quickly turning into the Southeast's biggest music festival and bike rally. With music throughout the weekend featuring premier national entertainers along with vendors, cold beer, beautiful women, bike games, burnout pit, bike show, camping and thousands of motorcyclists you've got a party!
For more info visit, thunderontherockonline.com.