It’s a new year, and that means it’s time to plan for your favorite biker gatherings! Motorcycle events are full of people with a love for motorcycles. These events are attended by thousands each year. They’re perfect for making new friends, finding a new piece of gear, or even buying a motorcycle. Never been to a bike show before? Check out one of these amazing events, and you might discover your next passion. We’ve assembled our list of the biker events we’re most excited for in 2018, so get ready for some travel.
Colorado Motorcycle Expo – 40th Anniversary
January 27, 2018 – January 28, 2018
Kick off the new year right, and check out the Colorado Motorcycle Expo. It’s the largest indoor motorcycle event in the country, so you won’t need to worry about the Colorado cold. Looking for a new piece of gear or memorabilia? The expo has a massive swap meet that’s likely to have what you’re looking for. There will be music, shows, and other great events happening all weekend long. Start your year off right with great bikes and even better camaraderie.
Timonium Motorcycle Show 2018
February 9, 2018 – February 11, 2018
Ready to drool over some new bikes and aftermarket upgrades? Check out the Timonium Motorcycle Show. Virtually every bike manufacturer operating in the US will be displaying their bikes, so if there’s a model you’ve been excited to check out it might be on display. There are great activities planned for all age ranges. Go with your biker buddies or the family. Either way, you’ll have a good time that’s sure to leave you with great memories.
Daytona Bike Week 2018
March 9, 2018 – March 18, 2018
One of the largest and most beloved bike week events in the country takes place in Daytona Beach, Florida. This event brings in hundreds of thousands of motorcycles and bikers every year. There’s going to be racing, parties, concerts and more. Spend spring break right, and be part of one of the biggest motorcycle and cultural events in the country!
Blessing of Bikes Festival – 46th Annual
May 18, 2018 – May 20, 2018
The Blessing of Bikes Festival has been going strong for nearly 50 years. They host a massive swap meet that’s spread across the entire town of Baldwin. You can party your weekend away at the food and beer tents, or spend your time shopping for some new toys. A camping area is available for those eager to enjoy the spring weather in a beautiful city.
Redwood Run 2018
June 8, 2018 – June 10, 2018
Biker events don’t get more old school than the Redwood Run. No vehicles other than bikes are allowed inside the event. Leave your car in the garage! The event is set in a massive campground, so bring a tent and settle in for a weekend of fun. There will be games and events to keep you entertained while you interact with the best community in the world! Spend your weekend riding around the beautiful redwood trees in northern California.
Harley Rendezvous Classic Motorcycle Rally 2018
June 21, 2018 – June 24, 2018
What better way to spend your summer than at the Harley Rendezvous? The event is hosted by the Indian Lookout Country Club. The only country club exclusively for bikers. The rendezvous boasts their impressive motorcycle rodeo where they have nitro trikes and crazy competitions to compete in. They’ll also be hosting a bike show where you can prove to everyone that your bike has what it takes to be best in class. This is a unique experience that we’re looking forward to in 2018.
40th Annual Wing Ding 2018
August 28, 2018 – September 1, 2018
Are you a biker with a passion for touring or Gold Wing bikes? Then Wing Ding is the show for you. The Annual Wing Ding’s trade show is focused on touring motorcycles and giving you access to some of the newest gear for your bike. You can check out motorcycle safety courses and enjoy the live music. The event is focused on delivering what you need and making sure you have a great time. Wing Ding is an event that’s been running for a long time and knows how to do it right.
Harley-Davidson® 115th Anniversary Celebration
August 29, 2018 – September 2, 2018
The most iconic brand in motorcycle culture is turning 115 years old. This means there’s a huge celebration and we’re all invited. This event is different from the others on our list. There’s no trade show or contests. Attendees will be driving to historic spots around Harley-Davidson’s home base in Milwaukee. At the end of the weekend, there will be a massive Harley-Davidson parade to celebrate the brand many bikers have rallied behind. This will be a historic way to spend the Labor Day weekend.
Bikes, Blues and BBQ 2018 Motorcycle Rally
September 26, 2018 – September 29, 2018
What’s better than great music, great food, and amazing bikes? The answer is not much. Bikes Blues and BBQ is also a massive fundraising event that donates its proceeds to local charities. Hundreds of thousands of bikers will attend this event. Making it one of the largest biker events in the United States. The best part is that it’s geared to be a family event. It’s a great event to allow your children to get exposed to fun and age-appropriate motorcycle culture. You may even fan the passions of the next generation of bikers. This event is all about eating, listening to great blues, and having fun. This is the perfect fall vacation for your family.
Daytona Beach Biketoberfest 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018 – Sunday, October 21, 2018
Daytona Beach isn’t done with bikers yet. Biketoberfest is their end-of-year salute to motorcyclists everywhere. This event will host a massive motorcycle show that gives away prizes to new, vintage, and custom motorcycles alike. You will have the opportunity to see amazing bikes race down the Daytona Speedway. We may even see new bikes unveiled during the weekend. This is the perfect event to say goodbye to warm weather before the cold sets in and makes riding a challenge.
Can’t-Miss Motorcycle Events of 2018
No matter what type of biker event you’re looking for, there’s a rally or show that’ll fit your needs. Some focus on certain demographics and others focus on bringing fun to the entire family. Motorcycle culture is just as much about the community as it is about the bikes. You can mingle with fellow bikers, or you might even sell your motorcycle after you stumble upon your dream bike that you buy on a whim.
It’s amazing when you find a rally that plugs you into a community of bikers that shares your passion. People from all over the country gather at these events to show their love and appreciation for motorcycles. This is our list of anticipated motorcycle events, but there are a lot more scheduled for 2018.
Can’t afford to go far for the weekend? There are hundreds of biker events happening in 2018. Look up your area to see where the next biker event is scheduled. Check out one of these amazing local shows to see if motorcycle events are for you.