October Calendar of Motorcycle Events - Baggers Magazine
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August 31-September 5
Ignacio Bike Week
Downtown Ignacio is center stage for the free concerts, two beer tents, scores of vendors and artists, custom bike shows, biker bull riding, tattoo contests, and biker games that comprise Ignacio Bike Week. All of that, and Colorado’s beautiful scenery to boot.
Happy Labor Day, everybody. As America’s workforce gives itself a long weekend in early September, a lot of those folks will celebrate that through riding. As well they should. In Harley-Davidson’s birthplace, that means three bike nights at three different places, one of which is the Harley-Davidson Museum. Above and beyond the normal fun found at any good bike night, four local Harley dealerships are joining forces to make this event possible and they’ll be raffling off $1,000 gift certificates at each bike night. Concerts, vendors, riding, street festival, and more. It should be a fun excuse for a road trip to Harley central.
Bull City Rumble
Before you threaten to torch my house, yes, we know this event isn’t centered around all things bagger. We listed it because every once in awhile it’s good to show something completely different, and a vintage scooter/cafe racer get-together certainly qualifies. It celebrates the spirit of the ’50s to ’70s English cafe racer and scooter culture. Many vintage as well as modern-retro bikes and scooters will be on display to the public, while several rides will showcase the fact that these machines are all ridden. Stylish vintage bikes and scooters as well as great music, food, drinks and fun await attendees.
Summertime Bikes & Blues Festival
Seven years after it started, this yearly shindig keeps growing. This year, there’ll be a sizable lineup of blues bands but you’ll also see a CCBC car show and an IMBBA bike show to boot. There’ll be plenty of daily contests and a fireworks show on Saturday night. The schedule even has a triathalon. When was the last time you saw that at a bike event?
Catskill Mountain Thunder
East Durham, NY
Catskill Mountain Thunder is a motorcycle event held at the Blackthorne Resort. Stunt shows, rodeo games, vendor expo, a bike show with cash prizes, and more will be there for your enjoyment. Bike builders expected to attend include Sean Ready Customs, Black Frame Choppers, Ron Finch, PT Customs, Wayne County Choppers, and Scott Porges of AMS. Watch the Bike Build-off between Satan Cycles, Cyclone Cycles, Bristol County Choppers, and Joe Ray Customs. On Saturday .38 Special performs live. The other featured bands are the Razorbacks and Shovelhead. The music alone is worth the trip! Camping & RV spots are available on the festival grounds.
Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company Poker Run
King of Prussia, PA
Registration for this one-day event starts at the Hooters at 10 a.m. At 11:30 the ride gets underway, with stops at Trappe Tavern, Little Oley Tavern, Gear Jammers Saloon, Joe’s All American Pub, and Valley Forge Fire Company in Picnic Grove. The fun consists of a raffle, live music, food, prizes, Jack Daniel’s girls, and much more. Admission is $20 for one raffle ticket, $50 for three, or $100 for eight raffle tickets to win big prizes and benefit a worthy cause.
**Reno Street Vibrations
If rally going is your thing, late September is a good time to be in Nevada. The fun starts at the California border when Street Vibrations kicks off in Reno. Music, iron, gambling, lady’s of the night, and live entertainment come together for this festival’s Sweet Sixteen celebration.
September 29-October 2
**Las Vegas Bikefest
After sinning it up in Reno, you’ve got four days to get over your last hangover/post your bail before Vegas Bikefest gets underway. Hit the Nevada/California state line on the 28th and you can catch the kickoff party at Primm’s casinos. After that, Cashman Center in downtown Las Vegas is event central with a vendor village, stage shows, and the Artistry in Iron bike show.
**SOWF Poker Run
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) provides full scholarship grants, and educational and family counseling, to the surviving children of special operations personnel who were mortally wounded in battle and offer financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families. This October, the foundation is holding a poker run to raise money at Bayside Harley-Davidson in Portsmouth, Virginia. Registration starts at 9 a.m.; Donations of $10 per person are requested. The first 75 riders get a T-shirt and patch or commemorative pin.