Big Nasty Hill-Climb
New Plymouth, ID
This event will pull in spectators from across the US. The pro hill is more than 600 feet long and starts right in the middle of the spectator area. Expect to see a few daring riders claw their way over the top, and many more stall out or flip over. Other entertainment includes live music, pumpkin shooting, the Chaos Energy Freestyle Show, helicopter rides, a motorcycle dual sport ride, a kids bouncy house, jet boat rides in the river, and overnight camping in the surrounding hay fields. As always, all kinds of food and beverages will be available on site, from funnel cakes to breakfast burritos.
For more info, visit bignastyhillclimb.com.
Trail of Tears
The Annual Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride began in 1994 by Bill Cason to mark one of the trails used during the 1838 removal of Native Americans from their homelands in the Southeast to Oklahoma. The ride begins in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and ends in Florence, Alabama. The extended ride ends back in Oklahoma.
For more info, visit trailoftears-remembrance.org.
Indian Larry Block Party
Check the web for more info on this upcoming event, more details to come.
For more info, visit indianlarry.com.
The Fall Rally will be held in Reno, Nevada, as well as the surrounding areas including Carson City, Virginia City, and Lake Tahoe. This is a motorcycle festival to celebrate music, metal, and motorcycles. There will be a ride-in show, stunt shows, live entertainment, parades, tours, an America's finest custom bike builder's expo, and so much more. The event is open to all motorcyclists. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
For more info, call (800) 200-4557.
Grand Canyon and Red Rocks Motorcycle Tour
Ride some great two-lane highways and 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. Then spend a day at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, one of Mother Nature's most dramatic works of art.
For more info, visit twistedtrailz.com.
September 30-October 3
Las Vegas Bike Fest
Las Vegas, NV
The 10th Annual Las Vegas Bike Fest will kick off Thursday 8 a.m. and a welcome party starting at 7 p.m. at the Sahara Hotel. There will be poker runs, a world's strongest biker contest, and the Artistry in Iron meet and great. Meet and talk with your favorite builder, take photographs, and get autographs at Vendor Village at the Cashman Center. Also the Las Vegas Harley-Davidson wet T-shirt contest, a Miss Las Vegas Bike Fest contest, vendors for everyone and anything, the list goes on.
For more info, visit lasvegasbikefest.com.