One of the best parts about the motorcycle lifestyle is the culture and community that comes with it. Though riding is often a solo endeavor, hopping on a bike and exploring America’s roads brings people together in spirit. This shared passion and camaraderie also turns into some awesome festivals and motorcycle rallies. As riders, we obviously have our favorites and can’t miss events. Ready to ride along with us?
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
We’re starting off strong with one of the longest-running motorcycle events in America: The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. This famous 10 day affair in its namesake city has everything from concerts to drag races to off-road rides and more. The state of South Dakota has made a name for itself as a haven for riders, and Sturgis even has the Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame to prove it.
Recognized as a coming together of all riding states, the South Dakota motorcycle event has hosted over 750,000 people during peak years recently. 2019 was highlighted by record turnouts, and was the biggest bike rally in the USA. Within the ten day event, there were bike runs and rallies that will go down in history (and they do chronicle it on their site).
While 2020 was a different style of event, the spirit of Sturgis would not be held down. In 2021, the hope is that there is a historic turnout to celebrate rallies getting back to the way they were. Even if it cannot reach that capacity, Sturgis will adapt. The rally has shown that no matter what, there will still be rides, shows, events, and people gathering together from all over the country.
Arizona Bike Week
Arizona Bike Week is one of the contenders for best-in-the-west, as it takes place in the rockin’ desert backdrop with an atmosphere to match. One of the first rallies to persevere and adapt their event to 2020 standards, they had to move from their typical time of April to October in 2020. In a show of just how dedicated they are to throwing a massive motorcycle party, they’re turning it around to run in April of 2021 for their 25th anniversary!
At AZ Bike Week, you’ll get the all-around adventure that rallies are about: group rides, concerts, race events, shows, bars, and food.The city of Scottsdale even partitions off an entire section to create a festival-city, and people come to it from across the globe.
The great thing about riding is that anything can be near you if you’ve got the bike and the motivation. Hop on and find your way to Arizona Bike Week 2021.
Republic of Texas Rally
Texas is one of the mainstay states of puttin’ on a good time, and the Republic of Texas Rally certainly does it bigger than most. Given how rich and historic the motorcycle culture is in the state, you can imagine how it looks when the whole Lone Star riding community comes together in one location. Add thousands of community members from the surrounding states, and you have yourself the biggest motorcycle event in the country.
The Austin event is held at the Travis Expo Center and headlined by rallies and concerts, and they have made 2021 a guaranteed blowout by adding additional RV campsites surrounding the event for their 25th anniversary. Austin is known as the ‘live music capital of the world’, and The Republic of Texas does its best to make sure the rally delivers on that front!.
With Austin having such close proximity to rolling hills and Texas backcountry, the scenic group rides make for an unforgettable experience. The combination of the Austin culture with the rugged natural beauty of the state will have you sipping a drink at the end of the night saying, “Wow, we just did that.”
Las Vegas Bike Fest
Another one of the popular biker states, Nevada also provides an event unlike any other with Las Vegas Bikefest. Simply being held in Sin City would be enough to provide a wild time (if we’re being honest, you may never need to leave the rally except for the outside rides). Luckily, those aren’t the rules or expectations, so you can blend a fun event and great riding with the added benefit of being in the world’s largest adult playground to make for an experience you’ll always remember.
Imagine how much fun you’ll have at a motorcycle rally nestled in the downtown space of Old Las Vegas, with miles of surrounding desert to tour among new friends, followed off by your choice of music, food, or entertainment all done Las Vegas style. The event is typically a three day event, and the city and event coordinators are working hard to make sure that the accommodations and vendors for 2021 make this year’s event the biggest party yet.
Four Corners Motorcycle Rally
The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally is all about getting the riding community together for a celebration of adventure. Durango, Colorado provides a scenic backdrop and amazing country roads that riders from Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and really the entire United States can share for a weekend.
The event will be held during Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4- 6) in 2021, and the rally spreads out through multiple communities surrounding Durango. This allows for a wide range of track and drag races, group events, and nightlife.
If you are looking for a mix of laid-back Rocky Mountain life combined with the celebration of riding, you’ve found your match. We’ll see you there.
Bikes, Blues, and BBQ
The world’s largest charitable bike rally, this high-profile country motorcycle event has it all. There are Harley demo rides, outdoor parties, and some of the best riding-club activities that a giant gathering can offer. Oh yeah, there’s also great blues music and incredible BBQ.
The food and music that headlines the event are out of this world. There is a BBQ competition that will leave you wondering if you’ve been eating right your entire life, and the lineup of shows and live bands will make it so you’ll never want to leave.
Overall, this Arkansas event has all the hospitality and excitement you would expect from a motorcycle rally of this magnitude. Make sure to get your tickets early for the September 2021 rally – it’s bound to be a bounce-back event like none other.
Other Rallies, Events, and Info
There are too many great motorcycle rallies in the United States to list in one place. In fact, one of the best parts about attending these events is making new connections and learning about up-and coming events. With that in mind, here are a few of our other favorites you might want to look into: American Flat Track Race Series, Daytona Bike Week, Delmarva Motorcycle Rally, Endurocross Motorcycle Games.
These events, along with the ones we featured, are testaments to what being a biker is all about – coming together with your fellow riders to celebrate this great passion we all have in common.
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Law Tigers is an active part of the motorcycle riding community. We love coming to these rallies and hanging out with our fellow riders. We promote a culture of freedom, love of country, giving back, assisting others, and helping injured riders and their families in their time of need.
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