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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Are you ready for the 70th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally? After 70 years this is still one of the country's largest motorcycle events with well more than 100,000 riders from all over the world that are drawn to amazing destinations like Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, the Crazy Horse Memorial, the Badlands, Devil's Tower, and the infamous town of Deadwood.
For more info, sturgisrally.com.
Going to Hell and Back
for Gold and Blue Star Families and Troops
This is a charity run that meets in Hell, Michigan, with all funds raised going to Families United. The meet-and-greet starts at 1 p.m., and the rodeo motorcycle games start at 2 p.m. There will be a memorial service and balloon release for fallen heroes and a blessing of the bikes.
For more info, goingtohellandback.com.
Motorcycle Run for the Homeless
The Buffalo City Mission helps thousands of men, women, and children who live in poverty or are at risk of becoming homeless. Registration is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger. All proceeds will benefit the emergency services and long term programs for the people in need.
For more info, buffalocitymission.org.
Slay the Dragon Bike Rally
The place is called "The Tail of the Dragon" located along Highway 129 in Tennessee; there you will negotiate 318 curves along 11 miles of road. For the first time ever, the Smoky Mountains have a bike rally for riders, a week of riding, hitting the twisties during the day and partying at night. Come to the number-one motorcycle-riding destination in America.
For more info, slaythedragon.110mb.com.
The Hawgstock Rally will have the best "B's" out there: bikes, babes, beer, and bands. Come out for a great time that you don't want to miss and will never forget. Live music starts Thursday evening at 6 p.m.
For more info, hawgstock.com.
Mountains, Music, and Motorcycles
Mountain View, AR
On Friday night at 8:30 p.m. there will be a special concert by Cash's White River Hoedown at the square in front of El Tres Amigos. Starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, there will be biker games like the slow race, balloon toss, wiener bite, and a wet T-shirt contest, along with a Poker Run through the beautiful Ozark Mountains. On Sunday there will be a Biker Church Service at 9:30 a.m. at City Park Amphitheater. All proceeds from the weekend will benefit the March of Dimes.
For more info, mountainsmusicandmotorcycles.com.
Viet Nam Legacy Vets Pala
San Diego, CA
The 20th Annual music and bike show is a two-day event that welcomes all bikes. This year the event will be held next door to the Pala Casino. Gates open Friday at noon, and there will be trophies for the bike show and the hard-body contest. Entrance fee is $40 per couple or $30 for single riders.
For more info, vnvmc-cai.com.
Hogs and Hot Rods Hot Summer Nights
Come out and enjoy Hot Summer Nights. There will be plenty of great food and drinks. Kids are welcome to come and enjoy the live music and bike show as well.
For more info, thundertowerharley.com.
Washington State HOG Rally
Riding on the Edge is a premier West Coast H.O.G. event. The Washington State H.O.G. Rally starts in Vancouver and edges its way up the Columbia River Gorge to Yakima and Wenatchee for an evening of fun and events. Continuing north along the Columbia River there's a stop at Grand Coulee Dam then on to Spokane. Your final day will take you down the eastern edge of Washington State and into Lewiston, then on to Kennewick for the closing ceremonies. Come on out and enjoy all that they have going on.
For more info, wastatehogrally.com.
Grand Canyon and
Red Rocks Motorcycle Tour
Ride some great two-lane twisties on your way to the Red Rocks of Sedona and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Travel through historic Prescott and experience "Whiskey Row," then on to Jerome, "The Living Ghost Town," through beautiful and spiritual Sedona "Red Rock Country," then on to the spectacular Oak Creek Canyon. From there, ride to Flagstaff and on to Williams located on historic Route 66, and home of the famous Grand Canyon Railroad. Then spend a day at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Your return trip to Phoenix will be another scenic adventure as you make the gradual transition from mountain landscapes back to the desert floor.
For more info, twistedtrailz.com.
Rumble on the River
The 5th Annual Rally is three days of good times with good people, enjoying some of the best riding in northwest Pennsylvania. The event will include great food, cold beverages, live music by the Marshall Tucker band, the Burnt River band, and many more, in addition to a tattoo artist, pinstriper, bike show, burnout pit, and vendors.
For more info, rumbleriver.com.
Mile High Harley-Davidson
Come out and enjoy great spicy BBQ along with other great food and drinks, live music, and a top-notch bike show. All bikes as well as kids are welcome to come and enjoy.
For more info, milehigh-harley.com.
NTX Feed the Kids Rally
The annual Feed the Kids Rally and Food Drive will benefit the Tarrant and North Texas Food Banks and 26 other counties. Entry is $5 or bring five cans of food. The live auction starts at 1:30 p.m. with raffles, a 50/50 drawing, bike show, and live music all day.
For more info, xrht.org.