January 24, 2018
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2017-2018 Events

Every riding season there are dozens of motorcycle events to attend – from bike blessings to film festivals. There are huge multi-day rallies and smaller bike nights. Here’s a list of some worth checking out:

Americade – What began as a gathering of Gold Wing riders has evolved into a huge blowout with countless vendors and demo rides from manufacturers. It will be held in Lake George, NY from June 4-9, 2018.

Americade #2

Barber Vintage Festival – Oct. 6-8, 2017 at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Al.

Bennington Bike Night – The BIMCVT presents the 3rd annual BIMC Bennington Bike Night on Saturday, July 8, 2017 in Bennington, VT.

Bennington Triumph Bash – The ninth annual Bennington Triumph Bash, a rally for owners of Triumph motorcycles. June 2-4, 2017 in Bennington VT.

Blessing of the Motorcycles at Lourdes in Litchfield – An annual affair at the shrine in Litchfield, CT. May 21, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

British Motorcycle Meet – The 39th annual meet staged by the BSA Owners Club of New England at the Bolton Fair fairgrounds in Lancaster, MA on May 21, 2017.

British Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet – Hosted by the British Iron Association of Massachusetts, this meet will be held for 27th time at the Singletary Rod & Gun Club in Oxford, MA on May 28, 2017.

Brit Jam – Hosted by the British Iron Association of Connecticut, the annual Brit Jam meet is held in August at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds in East Haddam, CT. This year’s date Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017.

High shot

Brooklyn Invitational Custom Motorcycle Show –  Sept.9 at Root Studios, 131 N. 14th St., Brooklyn, NY

Cabin Fever Custom Car & Motorcycle Show – First-ever indoor show presented by Don Clady on March 25 and 26, 2017 at new entertainment facility at 6 Rubber Ave. in Naugatuck, CT. Hours at 10 a.m. to 7 pm. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Catskill Mountain Thunder – Sept. 13-17, 2017 at Blackthorne Resort in East Durham, NY.

CCSU Blue Devil Riders – April 23, 2017 motorcycle show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. AT CCSU.

Connecticut Custom, Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show – Nov. 18 and 19 at 6 Rubber Ave., Naugatuck, CT. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Connecticut Spring Motorcycle Swap Meet – April 2, 2017. Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, CT.

Crotona Midnight Run – The 99th annual Crotona Midnight Run. Midnight on Jan. 14, 2017 at the RMC Clubhouse at the Veterans Memorial Association in Congers, NY.

Damn Yankees Rally – Aug. 3-6, 2017. The 22nd Damn Yankees Rally at the Heath Fairground in Heath, MA., staged by Yankee Beemers.

Doc’s 4th Annual Vintage & Classic Bike Show – July 16, 2017 at Doc’s Motorcycle Parts in Waterbury, CT.

Doc’s Customer Appreciation Day & Bike Show – Sept. 17, 2017 at Doc’s Motorcycle Parts in Waterbury, CT.

European Motorcycle Day – The annual classic European Motorcycle Day at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum on Sunday, Sept 10, 2017 in Brookline, MA.

Falls Village Car & Motorcycle Show – July 9, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Falls Village, CT.

Hard Times Chopper Show – July 8, 2017 at noon at Ralph’s Rock Diner in Worcester, MA.

Hendee Day & Vintage Motorcycle Rally – July 22, 2017 at Hilltop Farm in Suffield, CT.

Hot Bike FXR/Dyna Day – First-ever FXR/Dyna Day on May 6, 2017 starting at 3 p.m. at Barnstorm Cycles, 24 Wall Street in Spencer, MA.

IMOC rally – Hosted by the Italian Motorcycle Owners Club, the 35th IMOC rally is at the Hamilton Rod & Gun Club in Sturbridge, MA on Sept. 16, 2018 with Laverda as the featured marque.


Indian Motorcycle Day at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History in Springfield, MA., which is not far from the site where the original Indians were built. It’s a great two-fer event – a show outside and the museum display that traces Indian’s history inside. July 23, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Iron Adventure Run – A three-day run designed for H.O.G. members. July 27-29, 2017 at Loon Mountain Club, Lincoln, NH.

Killingly Bike Night – 3nd annual bike night in downtown Killingly, CT. Aug. 17, 2017 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Laconia Motorcycle Week – What happens in Laconia stays in Laconia. The event celebrates its 93rd year in Laconia, NH from June 10-18, 2017.

Weir's Beach sign


“The Lot” – A one day vintage show in a lot in Brooklyn. It runs from 2 p.m. until midnight on Aug. 19 at 217 Meserole Ave.

Massachusetts Moto Guzzi Rally – The 5th annual event at Noble View in Russell, MA will be Aug. 4-6, 2017.

May Day Breakout Party – The 34th annual affair held by the Connecticut Motorcycle Riders Association at the Wolcott VFW, Route 69, in Wolcott, CT from noon to 5 p.m. on May 7, 2017.

Middletown Motorcycle Mania – The 11th annual downtown bike show in Middletown, CT set for Aug. 9, 2017. Rain date Aug. 17.

Motorcycle Film Festival – The 5th annual Motorcycle Film Festival, Sept. 20-23, 2017 in Brooklyn, NY.

Motorcycle Hill Climb(s) – Staged by Quaboag Riders Motorcycle Club in  Monson, MA. April 30, Aug. 22 and Oct. 8, 2017.

Motorcycle Madness – The Newington (CT) Parks and Recreation Department holds this event from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on May 18, 2017 at Mill Pond Park.

Northeast European Motorcycle Rally – The 18th annual rally in Newry, ME. July 27 – 30, 2017.

Owls Head Transportation Museum Vintage Motorcycle Meet – Sept. 2-3, 2017 in Owls Head, ME.

Progressive International Motorcycle Show – Motorcycle show in December at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NYC. Dec. 1-3, 2017.

Queens County Farm Museum – The 37th annualAntique Motorcycle Show. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rhinebeck Grand National Meet – This vintage meets brings riders from far and wide to the Duchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY. The centerpiece is a motorcycle timeline. It’s set for Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16, 2018.

Gorgeous Harley

Rice-O-Rama – This all-Japanese meets packs them in. It’s at the Spencer Fairgrounds in Spencer MA. Sept. 10, 2017.

Split’n Lanes & Dodgin’ Gutters – A classic motorcycle show at the Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave. in Brooklyn from noon to 6 p.m.  TBA.

Springfield Motorcycle Show – Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA. Jan. 20-21, 2018.

Stateline Motorcycle Swap Meet – Set for May 21, 2017 at the Rochester Fairgrounds in Rochester, NH.

Super Sunday Motorcycle Show – Don Clady show set for Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Terryville Fairgrounds in Terryville, CT.

Thompson Vintage Motorcycle Classic – The 2nd annual event at Thompson Speedway Motorsports park in Thompson, CT. Set for  June 25, 2017.

Wild Rabbit Moto Show in Cambridge, MA. May 13, 2017 from 6 p.m. to midnight at Naco Taco, 297 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge.

AMCA (Yankee Chapter) Vintage Meet – Annual meet sponsored by the Yankee Chapter, Antique Motorcycle Club of America. It will be held at a new locations, the Terryville Fairgrounds in Terryville, CT on Aug. 3-4, 2018.