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March 30-April 4
Arizona Bike Week
Okay, the official start date for this shindig is March 30, but if you're one of the cool kids who showed up five days early, you won't lack for trouble to get into. The Hideaway Grill is hosting a kickoff party on the 25th, Legends Bar & Grill is offering up breakfast and Bloody Marys, and there'll be all kinds of musical acts each day, too. Throw in bike shows, vendors, and other entertainment and you've got a recipe for great party.
For more info, visit azbikeweek.com.
20th Annual Vung Tao Vietnam Vets Run
Presented by F Troop Vietnam Vets MC, there'll be music, food, beer, biker games, a hard body contest, and a bike show, making for a full day's fun in the California sun. The first 300 signups get run pins, and there'll also be raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Entry is $25 for single riders, $40 for couples. It's a great chance to show your support for veterans of the Vietnam War.
For more info, call (818) 429-9234.
The one local event that has become a noteworthy powerhouse over the past 10 years is Leesburg Bikefest. With an April/May date, it usually delivers comfortable temperatures teamed up with a beautiful setting for lots of riding to set the Leesburg events well above most. This event has grown to have some pretty impressive numbers because there is plenty to do.
For more info, visit leesburgbikerally.com.
AHDRA Mid-West Nitro Nationals
Round two of the AHDRA (All Harley Drag Racing Association) races hit Tulsa Raceway Park Saturday, Saturday the 16th. Considering there is a Draggin' Bagger class, this is a great chance to show off what your hot-rodded motor can do at the track. The pre-registration deadline is April 6.
For more info, visit ahdra.com.
April 27-May 5
Laughlin River Run
Gambling, buffet food, and hot custom iron come together at the Colorado River in late April for the Laughlin River Run. As usual, there'll be a concert series, outlaw drags at the nearby Avi casino, vendors, and of course, the blistering desert heat we've all come to know and curse. Saturday April 30 is going to be extremely busy between the 2011 Custom Bike show at the Colorado Belle, Ms. Laughlin River Run, and the Early Bird Poker Run to Kingman, Arizona, among other things.
For more info, visit laughlinriverrun.com.
April 30-May 1
AHDRA Carolina Spring Nitro Nationals
In case you miss round two, round three of this season's AHDRA races takes place at Rockingham Dragway. Make sure you register by April 20 if you want to race.
For more info, visit ahdra.com.
April 27-May 1
Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally
Panama City, FL
Here is a party you don't want to miss, it all started as an annual gathering of riders from the Macon, Georgia, HOG chapter. Over the years these group always stayed and congregated at the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, where it just grew larger and larger with more riders showing up every year. Now it is the Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally: big in size and even bigger in entertainment. You can find just about everything biker here, from parties and concerts to demo rides and BBQ.
For more info, visit thunderbeachproductions.com.