For over 100 years, motorcycles have been a revered form of transportation and recreation. Riders around the world come together at rallies to celebrate their shared passion and enthusiasm for their bikes, as well as the lifestyle that surrounds them. Due to the pandemic, many rallies in 2020 took a hit in attendance or were canceled entirely. However, things are looking up with many organizations scheduling events and motorcycle riders planning to make their way to rallies all around the country.
Are you gearing up for a trip to a motorcycle rally and need to get your bike to the event? While most bikers ride to the rallies, if you’re on a tight schedule or plan to bring the whole family, then you might need to find another way to get your motorcycle there. If that’s the case, consider working with a vehicle transport expert like Montway that has experience in motorcycle shipping.
Here are 10 U.S. motorcycle rallies with the highest attendance that bike lovers are looking forward to in 2022.
- 1 Daytona Bike Week | March 4 – 13, 2022
- 2 Arizona Bike Week | April 6 – 10, 2022
- 3 The One Moto Show | April 29 – May 1, 2022
- 4 Myrtle Beach Bike Week | May 13 – 22, 2022 & September 26 – October 2, 2022
- 5 Americade Touring Rally | June 7 – 11, 2022
- 6 Republic of Texas (ROT) Bike Rally | June 9 – 12, 2022
- 7 Laconia Motorcycle Week | June 11 – 19, 2022
- 8 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally | August 5 – 14, 2022
- 9 Bikes, Blues & BBQ | October 5 – 8, 2022
- 10 Las Vegas Bikefest | October 2022 (unconfirmed dates)
- 11 Shipping a motorcycle?
Daytona Bike Week | March 4 – 13, 2022
Now running for over 80 years, Daytona Bike Week rivals other motorcycle rally giants like Sturgis as one of the biggest in the world. Located on Florida’s famous Atlantic Coast, also home to the iconic Daytona 500, the area features hard-packed sand where motorcycles are able to drive and riders can enjoy unique terrain not found at most other rallies. The rally hosts a full week of exciting events including motorcycle giveaways, races and professional stunts that the whole family can enjoy.
Arizona Bike Week | April 6 – 10, 2022
Coming up on its 25th anniversary, Arizona Bike Week is an all-encompassing event with everything from bike shows to local vendors, motorcycle stunts and exhibitions. Another prominent feature of this rally is its accompanying music festival that is held at the same venue in WestWorld of Scottsdale. Attendees can check out the rally, the concerts or both. Previously a minor attraction at the rally, the live music aspect of Arizona Bike Week has become so popular that it’s now an independent complimentary event.
The One Moto Show | April 29 – May 1, 2022
The One Moto Show in Portland, Oregon, is different from other rallies because of its careful curation, making each show a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else. At One Moto, you’ll find customized motorcycles on display alongside motorcycle-themed art, live music, local food, drink vendors and much more. This rally is a favorite among motorcycle enthusiasts that enjoy Portland’s distinct artistic flair.
Myrtle Beach Bike Week | May 13 – 22, 2022 & September 26 – October 2, 2022
Bike enthusiasts have two chances to attend Myrtle Beach Bike Week, as this rally is held in spring and fall every year. The rally, which started in 1940 as just a one-weekend event, now attracts an estimated 25,000 visitors. Both the spring and fall rallies are primarily riding events with attendees gathering to ride along the scenic Myrtle Beach coastline.
Americade Touring Rally | June 7 – 11, 2022
The Americade Touring Rally is a massive six-day event held every summer in Lake George, New York. Attendees come from every state to enjoy a festival dedicated to motorcycling and explore a trade show with approximately 200 vendors, demonstrations and displays from most major motorcycle manufacturers. The rally hosts guided riding tours in the Adirondack Park and the Green Mountains of Vermont.
Republic of Texas (ROT) Bike Rally | June 9 – 12, 2022
Since 1995, the ROT Motorcycle Rally has attracted riders and enthusiasts from all around the country with its special blend of motorcycles, entertainment and the rich culture of Austin, Texas. The rally has nightly concerts, serves food from local Austin food trucks and hosts hundreds of vendors selling specialty motorcycle gear. One of the biggest attractions is the adrenaline-pumping stunt shows and Supermoto racing events.
Laconia Motorcycle Week | June 11 – 19, 2022
Laconia Bike Week holds the title of the oldest motorcycle rally in America. Located in New Hampshire, “America’s Original Riding Rally” started in 1916 with a group of riders making their way up a dirt road to the town of Laconia. This now famous route takes riders along a sprawling oceanfront, through scenic mountains and into quaint New England towns.
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally | August 5 – 14, 2022
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally needs no introduction. This legendary rally is said to be the biggest motorcycle event in the world with attendance reaching over 739,000 in past years. First held in 1938, this South Dakota rally now attracts bike enthusiasts from every state and dozens of international communities. Complete with iconic rides, contests, events, concerts and more, this 10-day extravaganza is the ultimate celebration of motorcycle culture.
Bikes, Blues & BBQ | October 5 – 8, 2022
Bikes, Blues & BBQ in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is a non-profit motorcycle rally that benefits women, children and the underserved members of the Northwest Arkansas community. Since its inception in 2000, the rally has donated over $3 million to local charities. This family-friendly rally hosts four days of events including BBQ contests and multiple motorcycle rides varying in length and difficulty, making it accessible for riders of all skill levels.
Las Vegas Bikefest | October 2022 (unconfirmed dates)
This rally has one of the more unique locations: right in the heart of downtown in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Where other rallies are able to offer scenic rides, Las Vegas Bike Week delivers flashy custom-built motorcycles, hogs and speed bikes with an over-the-top party atmosphere. Stunt shows, live concerts and poker runs make this rally a bonafide Las Vegas experience.
While Las Vegas Bikefest is traditionally held in October, the 2022 dates are still to be confirmed. Check back later to see the finalized dates for this rally.
Shipping a motorcycle?
Whether you’re going to one of the rallies listed here, or one of the many others that are scheduled this year, you’ll want to bring your motorcycle. If you can’t ride to the event yourself, or you need to have your motorcycle shipped home after the rally, a vehicle transport company can help. Make sure your bike is in good hands by selecting a reputable company with experience in moving motorcycles and specialty vehicles.
Are you ready to ship your motorcycle? Montway Auto Transport is here to help you find a reliable carrier to ship your motorcycle and work out all the details to ensure safe delivery. Contact us at 888-989-8526 or keep reading to learn more about motorcycle shipping.