September 28-October 4 Las Vegas Bike Week Tour San Francisco This is a pre-planned tour with professional guides that starts in San Francisco and continues to South Lake Tahoe, around the lake to the North Shore. Afterward, it makes the run to Vegas for Las Vegas Bike Week. Its return trip to San Francisco runs through Santa Barbara, Monterey, and along the famous Pacific Coast Highway. This tour hits several casinos along the Nevada/California border (North and South Tahoe, Yerington, Tonopah) but ultimately arrives in Las Vegas for two nights. Total mileage is approximately 1,800 miles, with an average ride of 250 miles per day. b4midnight.synacity.com September 29-October 2 Las Vegas Bikefest Las Vegas Hit the Nevada/California state line on the 28th and you can catch the kickoff party at Primm’s casinos. After that, Cashman Center is event central with a vendor village, stage shows, and the Artistry In Iron bike show. lasvegasbikefest.com October 1 SOWF Poker Run Portsmouth, VA The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families. This October, the foundation is holding a poker run to raise money. Registration starts at 9 a.m. at Bayside Harley-Davidson in Portsmouth, Virginia. Donations of $10 per person are requested. The first 75 riders get a T-shirt and patch or pin. specialops.org October 7-9 AMA National Gypsy Tour 2011 Big Bike Weekend Redding, CA The tour lands in Redding at the heart of the town’s hotel/restaurant/shopping row on Hilltop Drive in Redding. There’ll be a vendor village at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. If ink is your thing, you can also check out the Redding Ink & Piercing Convention. There’ll also be plenty of food and live entertainment. bigbikeweekend.com October 13-16 Daytona Beach Biketoberfest Daytona Beach, FL Biketoberfest is an international award-winning motorcycle festival that offers participants an extended weekend get-away brimming with plenty of sun, beaches, bikes, and fun. Thousands of bikes will roar into and all around town. Popular annual activities include motorcycle shows and events showcasing new, vintage, and custom bikes; demonstration rides on the newest machines from top manufacturers; and on-track motorcycle action at Daytona International Speedway. You’ll also enjoy a wide variety of food choices, live music, and plenty of people-watching. biketoberfest.org October 16 Kalamazoo Fall Motorcycle Swap Meet Kalamazoo, MI The 38th Annual Motorcycle Swap Meet & Parts Expo hits Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan, that Saturday. This swap meet is the original and largest in southwest Michigan. Thousands of bikers will be buying, selling, and swapping all kinds of motorcycle parts and accessories. You can find a huge selection of motorcycle and motorcycle parts, new, used, antique, and hard-to-find parts, leather apparel, and motorcycle-related novelties. There’ll be door prizes at every half hour, food, beer, and a lot more. kalamazooswap.com paragonspromotion.com 1 | 2 | » | View Full Article By Baggers’s Staff Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!