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.
The British Biker Cooperative (BBC) has enthusiastically and very successfully promoted the rich heritage of the British motorcycle in the United States for over three decades. Their membership enjoy all facets of British motorcycling past and present through their active participation in motorcycle events throughout the United States and beyond. The BBC is most recognized for their annual Rally that has drawn thousands of motorcyclists over the years into the unique experience of British motorcycling in the United States.
On July 17-19, 2015, the BBC will celebrate their 35th Annual British Biker Cooperative – Motorcycle Rally and Show at Eagle Cave Natural Campground in Blue River, Wisconsin. The event offers a weekend of activities including group rides and bike games, a Motorcycle Show, music both nights, comfortable shaded camping with dedicated quiet areas, and refreshments. An assortment of on-site amenities include a restaurant, camp store, showers, and cave tours through Wisconsin’s largest commercial cave. The event formally kick-starts on Friday, but the BBC encourages riders to arrive early to avoid the rush. The BBC Rally location is 60 miles due west of Madison, Wisconsin near the Wisconsin River and features many area attractions including rides along the majestic Mississippi River, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Spring Green, and The House on the Rock.
This event offers a great opportunity to see both rare vintage and late model British motorcycles in action on some of the best riding roads in the Midwest. All motorcycle enthusiasts are welcome.
For additional Rally information, visit our BBC web site at www.britishbiker.net or contact Peggy Kasper
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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
Touratech’s inaugural Touratech East Coast Adventure Rally will take place August 13-16, 2015, near Huntington, PA. Hosted on a 200-acre, private farm located in the rolling hills near Rothrock State Forest, the Rally will offer participants wonderful areas for riding, camping and festive times with the adventure motorcycle community.
The original Touratech Rally in Plain, Washington, has become the largest gathering of adventure motorcycle enthusiasts on the west coast and the organizers hope to bring that same vibe to the East Coast event. The rally will include camping, classes, group rides, entertaining guest speakers, great food and more!
“Riders on the East Coast have let us know loud and clear that they want to experience one of our events and this summer we’re finally able to make it happen. We look forward to riding in Pennsylvania in 2015 and beyond!” – Paul Guillien, CEO, Touratech-USA.
The inaugural Touratech East Coast Rally will also feature the ADV Skills Challenge, a Saturday night barbecue, and vendors from throughout the ADV Motorcycle market. Pine Barrens Adventures will be on-site offering off-road skills development-training courses for an additional fee.
Come join the Touratech crew for a weekend of riding in the mountains and good times around the campfire.
Registration and information at: www.touratechrally.com
On-site check-in begins Thursday at noon, rides start on Friday with classes and seminars in the afternoon. The event wraps up Sunday morning and attendees depart by noon.
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