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Gulf Bike Week
Dubai Festival City, Dubai
We're mostly posting this because we thought the event was cool and way off of our Ameri-centric radar. Gulf Bike Week, which is in its third year, is the Middle East's only dedicated motorbike exhibition that showcases the very latest in sport bikes, cruisers, off road and all-terrain vehicles, apparel, accessories, custom-designed bikes and motorcycle-related products as well as major international lifestyle brands from across the world. 2010's event attracted over 30,000 bike and non-bike enthusiasts and over 14,000 concert goers plus 1,000 press and media and is now the largest bike and off-road festival in the Middle East. If you make it here, let us know. We'd love to see the photos.
For more information, visit gulfbikeweek.com.
Timonium Motorcycle Show
Big cash prizes and cut glass trophies got to victors in this custom and antique show in Maryland. With over 50 classes ranging from customized Harleys to metrics and full-on customs, this to-do promises to have something for everyone. If that's not enough to keep you entertained, there'll be stage shows featuring local Hooters girls. Admission for grown ups is $15, kids 10-15 is $5, and kids under 10 get in free. It's just in time for Valentine's Day, and what says "I love you" better than a bike show?
For more information, visit cycleshow.net.
Harley Factory Tour and Dinner
Here's a cool opportunity. A guided tour of Harley's York, Pennsylvania factory, followed by a bellyful of good grub. Spots are limited, but $52 gets you the whole hog. For more information, call (570) 582-5696.
All Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Show
Redding HOG's annual bike show turns 22 years old in 2011 and the tradition continues this February. Mount Shasta Mall plays host to this event, which is a great time to show off your latest custom creation before the riding season kicks into gear. Pre-registration is $35 and includes a pin and admission to the Saturday awards ceremony. For more information, visit reddinghog.com.
Daytona Bike Week
Daytona Beach, FL
Bike Week welcomes all motorcycles and plays host to over 500,000 bikers from around the world. If you are looking to enjoy concerts, bike shows, beachfront rides, biker bars, motorcycle races, and great seafood restaurants here is the place to be. Don't forget about Bruce Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona one of the largest dealerships in the world. Bike Week also hosts the Rats Hole show, Boardwalk Bike Shows and the Harley Ride-in show that features some of the most outstanding custom motorcycles in the world. Don't miss out on this one.
Fat Tuesday Women's Garage Party
It's ladies' night and the feeling's right. This Garage Party will have a Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras twist to it and reach out to the ladies who do not ride and teach them about the motorcycle world. The night will be filled with fun and excitement as women get a "Ladies Only" exclusive look at motor apparel and the comfort of learning about the Harley lifestyle in a comfortable environment. It all takes place at Cycle Connection Harley-Davidson, started at 6:30 pm.
For more information, visit cycleconnectionhd.com.
BCR Swamp Rally
New Iberia, LA
You have to love anything called a swamp rally. The name alone is cool. What's even cooler, though, is that it's charity event benefiting Saint Jude's. It's an annual rider party put on by the Bayou Country Riders as a way of giving back to the community. There will be food, vendors, and bike games, and all tents and campers are welcome.
For more information, visit bayoucountryriders.com.
Donnie Smith Bike Show
St. Paul, MN
The 2011 Donnie Smith Bike Show & Parts Extravaganza will take place on Saturday March 26th and Sunday March 27th, 2011. This show is the largest custom-bike show in the Midwest and it only comes around only once a year. Tickets are $12 a day for adults; kids under 12 get in free.
For more information, visit donniesmithbikeshow.com.