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.
Walneck’s Motorcycle Swap Meets
St. Charles, IL
Buzz and Pixie Walneck started their classic motorcycle business in 1978 and put out a flyer on what used parts they had for sale. It eventually grew into Walneck’s Classic Cycle Trader magazine. They started putting on a motorcycle swap meet at Santa Fe Speedway in Chicago right around 1980. It’s grown steadily since then and now Walneck’s promotes 16 motorcycle swap meets per year in the Midwest area. You’ll find new and used parts for American, British, Japanese, and Euro bikes.
ABATE of Colorado Last Brass Monkey Run
This freezing cold shindig has two starting points--Susie’s Bar & Grill (in Golden) and Frontier Club (in Aurora). Registration begins at 9am. ABATE members pay $10, non-members $15, and if you join the ride is free. The ride ends at the Grizzly Rose. There’ll be music, a chili contest, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, awards, and more.
Fort Wayne Cyclefest
Fort Wayne, IN
Two Wheel excitement comes to town as the Cyclefest draws the best in motorcycling to the Memorial Coliseum. From internationally acclaimed custom bike builders to a ride-in bike show, swap meet and vendors to displays and exhibit, the inaugural Cyclefest arrives with live musical accompaniment throughout the weekend of fun, friends and activities.
cyclefestusa.net; (937) 938-7237
Las Vegas Vintage Motorcycle Auction
Las Vegas, NV
MidAmerica Auctions presents the 21st Annual Las Vegas Antique Motorcycle Auction and Gene Romero’s West Coast Flat Track Series at the South Point Hotel and Casino. Over 500 motorcycles will be offered for auction on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Indoor motorcycle racing will be held Friday and Saturday evenings. Motorcycles from around the world will be offered for auction during the day and racers from all parts of the country come to Vegas to race each evening.
midamericauctions.com; (651) 633-9655
Commotion on the Ocean Rally
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Enjoy wonderful ports of call, vendors on board, private events, cocktail parties and special entertainment. Also participate in biker games, daily raffles and prizes. This is a closed event to cruise passengers unless booked through Brunswick Travel. Oasis of the Seas is one of the largest cruise ships afloat weighing in at 220,000 tons. She has many dining and entertainment options. Not to mention the zip line, 2 FlowRiders, rock climbing wall and ice skating. Take in the Broadway show Hairspray, comedy acts, jazz club, ice shows and the New Aqua Theater.
brunsicktravellnc.com; (910) 754-7484
Great American Motorcycle Show
Since 1992, The Great American Motorcycle Show has been Georgia’s only indoor bike show. The show is full of new motorcycles brought to you by Georgia’s leading dealers. See foreign and domestic motorcycles, custom bikes, cruisers, sport bikes, choppers, trikes, and touring bikes. Sellers will be hawking motorcycles, trailers, leathers, ATVs, scooters, LED lights, detail products, and lots more. Bring the entire family and come see over 100,000 square feet of bikes and accessories. Park in the secure bike corral and check your helmet at the March of Dimes Coat Check.
Northatlantatradecenter; (770) 279-9899