Yes, it’s cold—but that doesn’t stop die-hard motorcyclists from hitting the road and having a good time. Parties, swap meets, rallies and expos are happening across the country throughout the winter season. For those chasing asphalt beyond Utah’s borders this winter, here are some events from across the country that are sure to be worth a visit.
Colorado Motorcycle Expo
February first and second, the 36th Annual Colorado Motorcycle Expo will be held in Denver. This year features an exciting line-up of events:
- Globe of death stunt show featuring Monte Perlin
- Live concerts
- Contests and cash giveaways
- 800 booth swap meet
Tickets to the expo are $15 for one day or $20 for the whole weekend. Admission is free for children and church services will be provided on February 2. For a full list of events, visit Coloradomotorcycleexpo.com.
Iron and Clematis Vintage Motorcycle Fest
If you are into vintage motorcycles and scooters, you may want to make your way to Palm Beach Garden, Florida on February 8th. This event will have over 250 bikes that are at least 25 years old. In addition, the Iron and Clematis Vintage Motorcycle Fest is an opportunity to learn about the history of motorcycles. And, of course, there will also be live music, trophies, 25 national and local vendors, and an after party. Admission to this event is free. for more information, visit the Iron and Clematis Facebook page.
Polar Run: Charleston, South Carolina
Grab a jacket and hit the road! On February 15, Low Country Harley-Davidson will be holding a run from Charleston to Ridgeville across beautiful South Carolina country side. After the ride, there will be a party at the end destination with a chili cook-off for those who wish to enter. In addition to the merriment and chili, there will be live music played by Port City Prophets. Registration for this event is $10 per person. For more information about this event’s details, visit Lowcountryharley.com.
Cape Cod 2nd Annual Biker Ball
On February 1, a Day of the Dead themed ball will be held by the United Riders Motorcycle Association in Yarmouth, MA. This 2nd annual event will have contests for the Best Dressed and the Oldest Rally T-Shirt in addition to music, dinner, dancing, raffles, and more. Tickets are $40 and proceeds of the ball will be donated to charities including Cape Cod Child Development. For more information, visit Unitedridersma.com.
Bike Week: Daytona, FL
Last but not least is the 73rd Annual Bike Week held in Daytona, Florida. This week of long event revs the whole city into motorcycle frenzy. From March 3rd to March 16th, Daytona will flood with cyclists and attractions including races by the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series, displays by Harley-Davidson, shows by Chopped Baggers, several swap meets and much, much more. To see a comprehensive list of Bike Week events, visit Daytonachamber.com.
While cruising cross-country, remember to keep safety as your first priority. Though negligent drivers can cause unfortunate accidents, be sure that you are heeding the other vehicles on the road as you zip from state to state.