It’s finally here! Motorcycle riding weather has burst through in most parts of the country and we couldn’t be happier. To get a jumpstart on your motorcycle plans for May, check out these awesome events happening around the country and then get your men’s leather vest out of the closet and shine up your motorcycle boots. Let’s get riding!
May 2013 Upcoming Events
What: 15th Annual Thunder Beach Spring Motorcycle Rally
Where: Panama City Beach, Florida
When: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - Sunday, May 5, 2013
Touted as the most biker-friendly, free rally in the U.S., this 4-day motorcycle rally goes across “The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches.” No gates, no admission fees, no parking fees — just fun in the sun that includes free live entertainment and contests across the beach. You’ll also find loads of activities including a huge Kick-Start party, police-led bike parade, beauty pageants, poker runs, motorcycle stunt shows, bike shows with category judging, bikini contests, and 200 vendors and merchants at 7 official venues.
What: Bike Night in the Village of Romeo
Where: Village of Romeo, Michigan (128 South Main St.)
When: Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:00 PM
Now that the snow’s gone (or almost!) the Village of Romeo is starting its regular Thursday night series for motorcycle enthusiasts. Every Thursday at 7pm in downtown, you’ll find bike parking on Main Street, live bands, huge giveaways and outdoor patio seating.
What: Myrtle Beach Bike Week
Where: Shallotte North Carolina to Georgetown South Carolina
When: Friday, May 10, 2013 - Sunday, May 19, 2013
If you’re anywhere in the neighborhood, don’t miss “The Carolinas’ Largest Motorcycle Event”. This year’s event will feature guided Poker Run tours, waterfront tours, vendors, entertainment and numerous events. You can also get event t-shirts and take advantage of customer appreciation specials throughout bike week. There are great camping locations available, not to mention the over 80 miles of great coastal riding.
What: 6th Annual Guideras Girls Ride
Where: Folsom, California – Folsom Harley Davidson
When: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Take part in Harley Davidson’s “Women Riders Month” which celebrates the growing number of female motorcycle riders and encourages other women to join in the fun. The 6th Annual ride costs $25 which includes: tri-tip ribs or a vegetarian pasta lunch, drinks, dessert, a commemorative patch, raffle tickets to benefit local breast cancer awareness, games, and live music. This year’s theme is “Think Pink” so get your pink women’s leather motorcycle vest and ride with the gals!
What: Gold Wing Road Riders Association GWRRA Kentucky Ride In
Where: Elizabethtown, Kentucky (209 Tunnel Hill Road)
When: Friday, May 17, 2013 - Sunday, May 19, 2013
Camp with old friends and make some new ones at this fun motorcycle rally. The weekend will offer up such great activities as a light parade ride, scenic ride, swap meet, and lots of games. You’ll also enjoy a coffee & pancakes breakfast, dinner, door prizes, 50/50 and poker hands.
Where: Red River, New Mexico
When: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - Monday, May 27, 2013
20,000 bikers from all over the world will line their motorcycles on main street for one heck of a party. Live music, vendors, food and fun will be everywhere you look. Monday will begin with a non-denominational service and culminate with a ride to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park in Angel Fire featuring a parade and ceremonies.
With these and hundreds of other great reasons to get outside, May promises to be a heavenly motorcycle month. For great riding tips, and product news to keep you in the know, subscribe to the Leather Bound Online blog or Like Us on Facebook.