The southeast United States’ largest gathering of European motorcycles and Euro-inspired café racers roars into Raleigh, North Carolina, on Sunday, April 12. Now in its sixth year, Eurobike continues its reputation of bringing together the region’s most exotic and elegant examples of European mechanical design as well as showcasing the talents of the area’s amateur and professional bike builders and customizers.
Once again, the Shops at Seaboard Station, located at 5 West Franklin Street (next to William Peace University) in Raleigh, will fill its parking lot with hundreds of motorcycles from brands such as BMW, Ducati, Moto Guzzi and Triumph as well as current-model and vintage café racers and scooters from around the world. Eurobike features a participant-judged bike show, Chinese raffle, vendor booths, food trucks, panel discussions with amateur and pro bike racers and motorcycle industry insiders, other special guests and live MotoGP race coverage.
Eurobike is a family-friendly event and free for the public. All proceeds from vendor fees, bike show registration costs and raffle ticket sales will benefit SAFEchild, the only child abuse prevention agency in Wake County working directly with families. Whether entering their bikes in the show or not, all motorcyclists – regardless of their machines’ countries of origin – are encouraged to ride to the event to support the love of motorcycling.
For 2015, Eurobike moves to Sunday to allow for expansion without negatively impacting local businesses; however, additional motorcycle-friendly events are scheduled for much of the weekend. Throughout the day on Sunday, Eurobike’s schedule provides something for die-hard gear heads, motorcycle newbies and everyone in between.
Sponsor and vendor information and registration can be found on the Eurobike website, www.eurobikeraleigh.com.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
The Shops at Seaboard Station
5 West Franklin Street (next to William Peace University)
Raleigh, NC 27604
The Northern Nevada Harley Owners Group is accepting registrations for the 7th Annual North Meets South Rally, which will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 22-25, 2015. Event lodging is at the JA Nugget in Sparks, Nevada. Registration and packet pick up will be at Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson, 2315 Market Street in Reno.
The event is open to all HOG members and their guests. Rides will be held throughout Northern Nevada to beautiful and historic locations such as Lake Tahoe and Virginia City.
Information and registration forms are available online at: northmeetssouth.info.
The 1st Annual “The Give it Back Ride” will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Bike ride (motorcycles) & Blessing of the Bikes will be held at 3740 W. Alexis Road in Toledo, Ohio. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Kickstands up at 11a.m.
Proceeds benefiting Wounded Veterans split equally between the Gary S. Foundation and The Wounded. place. Asking for a $20 donation for single riders, and $25 donation for 2 riders. Raffle, prizes, food and drinks provided for riders. No alcohol is permitted on the premises.
Also needed are volunteers, vendors, tents, prizes and donations. Lots of hands make for light work.
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the group’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Give-It-Back-Ride-2015-Toledo-Ohio
The American Motorcyclist Association has announced that next year’s celebration of vintage motorcycling, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, will be July 10-12, 2015, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
“AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days has a long and rich history as one of motorcycling’s most fun, feel-good events,” said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. “From the vintage racing to the bike shows to the enormous swap meet, there is something for everyone at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. If you love motorcycles, there is no better place to be.”
A fundraiser for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days features classic motorcycles of all makes and styles, and honors the riders who made them famous.
Activities include the AMA Vintage Grand Championship, which features road racing, motocross, hare scrambles, trials and dirt-track racing. North America’s largest motorcycle swap meet is also held during the event, with parts, bikes and memorabilia from all eras. Bike shows, stunt shows (including the American Motor Drome Wall of Death) and demo rides of current production bikes keep attendees entertained, while numerous seminars by noted motorcycling experts keep them informed.
AMA members who buy tickets directly from the AMA before May 29, 2015, receive an exclusive price discount. AMA members can call (800) 262-5646 to purchase a weekend pass for $45, a $5 savings off the regular advance rate, and a one-day pass for $25 for Friday or Saturday and $20 for Sunday, a $5 savings off the regular advance rate. There is no service charge for AMA members when purchasing through the AMA.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a family-friendly event. Children 12 and under get in free with paying, supervising adults.
All proceeds from the event benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. For more information, call (614) 856-2222, or visit the Hall of Fame’s website at motorcyclemuseum.org.
This event in Hobbs, New Mexico, raises money for the American Cancer Society to help fight cancer and includes: Poker Run, Car Show, Bike Show, Live Music and much more. More info online at: cruisin2cure.com/
Prepare to “Be the Adventure” in Billings, Montana for the 43rd Annual BMW MOA International Rally, which will be held July 23-25, 2015. As many as 7,500 member riders and their guests will descend upon Montana’s Trailhead for this annual mega-event. Make it an epic adventure by including a ride on stunning Beartooth Highway to your itinerary – just 60 miles from Billings. See you in July!
Vendor registration is open NOW. Event registration will be available online March 1-June 30, 2015. A registration form will be available in the April and May issues of the BMW Owners News.
Cost to attend
MOA Members – $50 pre-registration, $60 gate registration
Non-Member Guests – $70 pre-registration, $80 gate registration
Children ages 6-15: $5 /early-registration; $10 / at the gate
Children ages 5 and under: No charge
BMW MOA Contact
Visit Billings Contact
The Springfield Museums will host their Sixth Annual Indian Motocycle Day on Sunday, July 26 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (This date is a departure from the past practice of scheduling the event on the third Sunday in July.) Indian Motocycle fans, riders, and collectors from throughout the region are expected to bring their cycles to the city where it all began. Last year’s attendance topped 1,000 visitors.
Originally held at the former Indian Motocycle Factory building, the epicenter of Indian production for five decades, Indian Day has become a highlight event at the Museums since 2010, following the opening of the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History the previous year. The Wood Museum now houses the Esta Manthos Indian Motorcycle Collection that was once located at the former factory.
Trophies will be awarded to pre-1953 Indians in several categories. Individuals interested in exhibiting their pre-1953 Indian or reserving vendor spots can pre-register and receive free museum admission by contacting the Springfield Museums at 413-263-6800 ext. 304 or email@example.com.
About The Springfield Museums:
The Springfield Museums are located on the Quadrangle at 21 Edwards Street in downtown Springfield. For more information about programming and special events at the Springfield Museums, please visit springfieldmuseums.org or call 413-263-6800
The fourth annual Loose Nut Dual Sport Ride will be held November 7-8, 2015. The ride will start 7:00 a.m. at Clifty Falls State Park, 1501 Green Road, Madison, IN 47250. It is a “ride at your own risk” self-guided dual sport tour that is set up around a “basecamp”. The basecamp location moves each year around the areas of southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and western Kentucky. If you would like to ride this route at the same time other people may be riding, it always occurs on the first full weekend in November. The tour is developed by local dedicated riders. The route can be ridden over two days. It occurs through the back roads of the areas on gravel, paved and dirt roads viewing historical sites and eating at good local restaurants.
Last year over 150 riders attended riding large adventure bikes, street legal dual sports and motorcycle sidecar combinations. This is NOT a sponsored, organized event. You must make your own reservations for overnight accommodations. Hotels, restaurants, food and gas stops are identified but are NOT pre-arranged or reserved. There is no fee for attending because you can ride the route at any time you wish. Typically, the basecamp has many people that attend and bring food for Saturday night that they share in a pitch-in fashion, but there is no participation requirement nor fee to do so.
If you wish to see the details of this year’s ride, CLICK HERE.
More information can be found on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1522118338043116/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming