August Calendar of Motorcycle Events - Baggers Magazine
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
Corbin’s Independence Weekend
There may not be an official Hollister Rally in 2011, but we know a lot of riders plan on visiting the birthplace of the American Biker come Independence Day weekend. This year in addition to Corbin’s festivities, more Hollister locals are planning something special so it’ll be a great weekend for motorcyclists in California. Corbin will be having its Second Annual Open House and Rider Appreciation Day on Saturday featuring live music, great food, factory tours and an expanded vendor row with some of the greatest names in the motorcycle industry. Around Hollister, local businesses are rolling out the red carpet and welcoming bikers to town with special events and activities through the weekend. For more information, visit corbin.com/rally
25th International Women on Wheels Ride
San Jose, CA
Members and non-members (women, men and children) are welcome to this annual event in Northern California. Itís primarily a social gathering, but there’ll also be vendors, guided and self-guided rides, seminars, a banquet and an awards ceremony. For more information, visit womenonwheels.org
22nd Annual American Voyager International Rally
The American Voyager Association is one of the largest Kawasaki Voyager owner’s groups in the world and each year they hold an international rally here in the U.S. For 2011, the rally hits Arkansas. Riders on all makes and models are welcome to stop by for three days of vendors, a bike show, food, camping, and much more. For more information, visit amervoyassoc.org
Wolf’s Head Lake Superior Tour
The Wolf’s Head Lake Superior Circle Tour is the ride of a lifetime. It’s a 1500-mile journey around the lake with some of the most incredible vistas in North America, a great bunch of people, and at a relatively slow pace to maximize sightseeing time. Pretty scenery, shipping museums, lighthouses, quaint villages, and the boreal forests of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Ontario provide plenty of photo opportunities along the way. Not to mention the wildlife. For more information, visit wolfsheadrally.com
Los Angeles Calendar and Motorcycle Show
Long Beach, CA
Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of this yearly custom bike show at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. The Calendar Show moves from the Queen Mary Event Park in past years, now dockside next to the historic Queen Mary ocean liner on Saturday in the exciting Seawalk Village which replicates an old British seaside town for a step back in history. This year’s festivities include the Calendar Motorcycle Show with its Calendar Bike Building Championship, celebrity Bike Builders, leading manufacturers, vendors, the Calendar Girl Music Festival and all-day admission to the famed Queen Mary Ghost Ship with the Saturday Night Builder’s Party in the Queen’s Observation Bar. Exhibitor display and Vendor prices have also been reduced to help industry partners in the current economy. The Show features many of the world’s top pro and amateur custom street bike builders in attendance with their newest two-wheeled creations of rolling art to compete in the Calendar Show Bike Building Championship with a bulging purse of cash and awards including the coveted Best of Show Trophy. For more information, visit fastdates.com.
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