I’ve written about how much I enjoy planning a trip. I enjoy it almost as much as I enjoy the trip itself, if truth be told. Well, the beginning of a new year is always a great time to take a look at the calendar to figure out when and where we’ll be riding as the pages flip.
Here are a few of the major motorcycle events scheduled for 2010. Take a look at your calendar, and see if you’ve got room for a trip! It’s never too early to start planning.
February 26 – March 7: Bike Week 2010, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Known as “The World’s Biggest Motorcycle Event,” Bike Week is a 10-day festival that was originally built around actual motorcycle racing.
March 5: The Daytona 200 , Daytona, Florida.
A great chance to see world-class motorcycle racing in person.
April 14 – 18: Arizona Bike Week , Mesa, Arizona.
This has turned into a wonderful venue for music, with appearances from major bands planned.
April 21 – 25: Laughlin River Run , Laughlin, Nevada.
Great weather, great riding and a wild atmosphere.
May 30: Rolling Thunder , Washington, DC.
An annual ride into our nation’s capital to bring awareness to POW-MIA issues.
June 7 -12: Americade, Lake George, NY.
An all-brands rally with an emphasis on touring riders, rider education and safety.
June 12 – 20: Laconia Motorcycle Week , Laconia, New Hampshire.
The “Yang” to Americade’s “Ying,” Laconia is pure biker fun.
July 9 – 11: AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days , Lexington, Ohio.
A rolling celebration of America’s motorcycle heritage, including vintage motorcycle racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
August 9 – 15: Sturgis Rally and Races , Sturgis, South Dakota.
The granddaddy of them all, the rally that every Harley rider dreams of attending at least once.
September 2 – 5: Milwaukee Rally , Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The biggest motorcycle rally in the Midwest, and a great chance to visit the Harley-Davidson Museum.
October 1 – 4: Las Vegas BikeFest , Las Vegas, Nevada.
What happens in Vegas is a whole lot of fun.
October 15 – 18: Biketoberfest , Daytona Beach, Florida.
We’re back to where we started, and fun in the sun in Florida.
Hope to see you at some (or all) of these events this year!