News Flash … every month we get a few emails from readers asking if we can list their poker run or bike show in the calendar. We always say, “Yes, send over the info and we would be glad to.” However, there is a catch: to make the newsstand in time for your event, we need to get the info at least three months ahead of time. So if you want us to post your event info, we need time to do so. Email any info to .
Progressive International Motorcycle Shows
San Mateo, CA
When the riding season is winding down, this international show series is ramping up. Each year it tours large cities across the U.S., giving us plenty to drool over while our bikes are hibernating until spring. This year’s series kicks off in San Mateo, with manufacturers from the whole range or riderdom showing the public what’s coming in 2012. There’ll also be plenty of demos, stunts, and bike shows to keep you entertained.
Marine Toys for Tots Ride
This charity event kicks off at Chester’s Harley-Davidson at 8 a.m. There’ll be a ride pin for the first 100 participants. Your donation of cash and a toy gets you on the ride, lunch, and entry into the end party.
Pacoima Christmas Parade and Charity Toy Run
Join in to celebrate the 44th Annual 2011 Christmas Parade and Charity Toy Run. This year’s charity benefits Toys for Tots. Join in on the parade and ride alongside the many special guests that are lined up. The parade will be followed by live entertainment, food, vendors, carnival and more. Your $10 unwrapped gift gets you in the parade. Sponsored by Bosco’s Charity Foundation along with Spokes and Chrome LLC.
Sumter Swap Meet
Sumter Swap Meets (formerly Webster Swap Meets) is in their 18th season, with a new location at the Sumter County Fairgrounds, just a couple miles north of the Webster Flea Market. To get the best spaces register now via U.S. mail (you can get the pricing off of the website). It is an extra $10 if you register at the door.
So-Cal Cycle Show and Swap Meet
Long Beach, CA
The So-Cal Cycle Show and Swap Meet is a virtual supermarket for bikes at Long Beach Veterans Stadium. With hundreds of vendors selling all brands of new, used, and vintage motorcycle and bicycle parts and accessories, the event has become a must visit for the collector or rider. From shops liquidating excess inventory to the hobbyist selling left over parts from his latest project, you can find phenomenal deals on hard to find items. The meet encompasses all areas of the cycle hobby including apparel and gear at low swap meet prices. You can ride your cycle out and show or sell it among hundreds of others in the Bike Corral area located inside the event or reserve a vendor space to sell parts, tools, or cycle related merchandise.
Jeff Williams Motorcycle Swap Meet
Oklahoma City, OK
This event takes place each month. The $20 fee is for a 10x10-foot booth which includes one admission. Additional people are $5, additional booth space is $15, $7 if you need to rent a table, and electricity is free. Setup starts at 6 a.m.
Butch Adkison Toy Run for VZC
Wills Point, TX
This event enters its 8th year. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and goes to noon. All you need is a new, unwrapped toy worth at least $10.