Rallies are semi-organized gatherings of motorcyclists, to enjoy the common bond of riding. Some events are generalized “destination” gatherings where riders converge to a localized area for one or more days of riding, fellowship, and fun. Some rallies are centered around a particular brand of bike or competitive riding event.
Depending on the type and scale of the rally, there may or may not be manufacturer and vendor booths or organized group rides offered.
Destination Motorcycle Rallies
These are major destination rallies held annually.
Daytona Motorcycle Rally
Held every March in Daytona Beach FL.
Myrtle Beach Bike Week
Events held in the spring and fall, in Myrtle Beach SC. Spring is the big one.
Held each June in Lake George NY. This rally is known for attracting a greater variety of bike styles, great riding in the Adirondacks, and plenty of opportunities for test rides from major manufacturers.
Laconia Motorcycle Week
Oldest MC rally, held in June in Laconia NH.
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Held every summer in the Black Hills of Sturgis SD.
Long Distance Endurance Rallies
These events are centered around competitive scavenger hunts to collect points for visiting bonus locations. Routing and long-distance riding skills are put to the test.
Heart of Texas Rally
Annually held in Texas with rally events of different durations held simultaneously based on rider preference.
Iron Butt Rally
11-day rally held every two years, in which the top riders routinely cover more than 11,000 miles. This is for experienced endurance riders and there is a drawing/selection process to fill the field.
24-hour rally based in Minnesota.
NIIT WIT Rally
Held in Texas/Louisiana area with rally events of different durations held simultaneously based on rider preference.
Rock n Ride Rally
33-hour rally ending in Kentucky