Sun and Surf Run
Ocean Shores, WA
This rally will be held at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. This event has something for everyone; biker games, bike show, live music, concerts, parades, poker runs, Miss Sun And Surf and much more! Vendors from all over the country will be in attendance on their way to Sturgis. All proceeds to benefit Sun Charities a non-profit organization that donates to children’s charities like Boyer Children’s Clinic. Be sure to see the beautiful girls in the Miss Sun and Surf bikini contest. For more information, visit sunandsurfevent.com
AHDRA Thunder in the Valley Nationals
This leg of the All Harley Drag Racing Association season stops at the Bristol Dragway for two days of rubber burning, high octane fun. Racers can pre-register for this and other AHDRA events on the website. For more information, visit ahdra.com
East Coast Sturgis Rally
Little Orleans, MD
If you can’t (or won’t) make it from the East Coast to the Black Hills come August, you may want to give this event a try. There’ll be live music and food, camping, and more. Not to mention mountain riding in nearby Western Maryland and West Virginia. For more information, visit eastcoaststurgis.com.
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Look, we all pretty much know when and where the Mother of All Rallies is taking place. However, we’d look pretty lazy if we didn’t mention it in the August section of our Calendar, though, wouldn’t we? This weeklong custom bike orgy takes place in and around South Dakota’s Black Hills, with so much to do, you need a clone to attend it all. Venues like the Broken Spoke, Buffalo Chip, and more will play host to the largest collection of motorcycle enthusiasts in America, with musical acts to match. Be sure to check out the website for a full list of custom bike shows, vendor venues, demo rides, and much more. For more information, visit sturgismotorcyclerally.com.
19th Annual Salute to American Veterans Rally & Festival
Cripple Creek, CO
This event is one of the oldest veterans rides and rallies in the west, honoring Americaís brave heroes since 1987. There will be many things going on, including a POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony, Wild West Gun Fighters, a veteranís poker run, vendors, veteranís parade, aircraft flyovers, and much more. For more information, visit theveteransrally.org.
Rumble on the River Motorcycle Rally and Music Fest
Rumor has it that Arlen Ness called this event, “One of the best small town rallies in America.” This year see the American Veterans Traveling Tribute courtesy of the 380-foot replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall. The Tribute also includes displays from all of the wars and conflicts the US has been involved in throughout history. There’ll be live music all weekend, great food, ice cold beer, vendors, games, a dyno machine, and a lot more. For more information, visit rumbleriver.com