2010 Motorcycle Rallies - The Really BIG Ones!
2010 Motorcycle Rallies: There are various annual rallies that are well-known, even to the non-motorcycling public. The best example, undoubtably, would be Bike Week at Sturgis, South Dakota. This year, the 70th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally takes place August 9th - 15th, 2010. If you haven't made reservations, you'll probably be camping, and even then, you may have trouble finding a spot. I've never been to this rally, but I know people who have, and they had a blast. The roads through the Black Hills are wonderfully curvy and scenic. I very much hope to make it to Sturgis someday! In the meantime, read all about it:
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Go to Bobby Whittaker's Black Hills Motorcycle Campground to check out the schedule of events for the rally.
Then, onto the City of Sturgis official site.
And, finally, the Sturgis Rally Daily, deemed to be the premier publication of Sturgis bike week.
The other more well-known annual bike event would have to be Daytona Bike Week, which unfortunately, I've also never made. I was once in Daytona the week before the rally, but that can't count. Again, I'll just have to live it through cyberspace.
The 2010 Daytona Bike week takes place February 26th - March 7th. Here's the Daytona chamber of commerce official bike week site, which indicates that we've got another chance in October, for Biketoberfest - October 15th - 18th, 2009...Maybe?
If you want to see photos of this year's rally, check out BikeWeek.com.
And don't forget Myrtle Beach Bike week, which takes place, May 7th - 16th, 2010.
BMW MOA International Rally
As an owner of a BMW motorcycle, I always look forward to the annual BMW MOA International Rally. This year it is going to be held in Redmond, Oregon from July 15th through the 18th. Maybe I'll see you there! I'll be the girl, riding the bright yellow S. Yep, that's one of the 2007 Motorcycle Rallies that I did make!
The BMW MOA Rally - From an Insider's View
Read About the Past 2009 BMW MOA International Rally
East Coast Rallies
Bike week in Laconia New Hampshire is another one of the great motorcycle rallies, and takes place this year June 12th - 20th. Again, I've missed this one by about a week, arriving in Laconia in late June. But we rode around, and New Hampshire is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. You will see scenery in New Hampshire that you won't see anywhere else. (Can you say really neat trees?)
Laconia Bike Week and Americaid
You can still make it this year, but probably won't be able to stay anywhere near the rally, unless you camp. Visit the official Laconia bike week site, Laconia Bike Week.
Check out the entertainment at MeadowBrook Musical Arts Center during bike week. And you must check out Weirs Beach, especially if you can't travel to Laconia in June!
Also on the east coast, another great destination motorcycle rally takes place in Lake George, New York. Americade, the 28th year, during the 1st week of June, is known as the world's largest touring rally. Again, I've not been to the rally, but I've motorcycled through Lake George and this is an area of the country not to miss. Lake George and the entire Adirondack area is worth a visit, even if you can't make it to the rally.
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