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2019 Event Calendar

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 the 2019 Event Calendar. Below are highlights to start the season followed by an alphabetical list of happenings for the full year with more details.. To submit an event, please email: budw@ride-ct.com.

JANUARY

19 – Crotona Midnight Run from 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Jan. 20 in Nanuet, NY, hosted by Ramapo Motorcycle Club.

19 – NER Annual Holiday Party in West Boylston, MA from 5 to 9 p.m.

19 – MotoJam Snow Hill Climb at Holiday Mountain in Monticello, NY. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Snow drags start at 1 p.m.

19-20 –Springfield Motorcycle Show at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

19 – Ural National Demo Day – Ural of New England in Boxborough, MA and North Hampton, NH.

FEBRUARY

9-10 – Northeast Motorcycle Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shriners Auditorium, 99 Fordham Rd., Wilmington, MA.

23-24 –Northeast Motorcycle Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Road (West) in Marlborough, MA

23-24 – Connecticut Indoor Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Naugatuck Entertainment Facility in Naugatuck, CT.

MARCH

APRIL

7 – Spring Motorcycle Swap Meet at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, CT.

12-14 – April Motorcycle Mayhem presented by Catskill Mountain Thunder in East Durham, NY.

26-27 – AMCA Perkiomen Chapter National Meet – antique motorcycle show and swap meet in Oley, PA.

27 – AMA Monster Energy Supercross at 4:30 p.m. at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.

MAY

TBA – The 44th annual Motorcycle Swap Meet in Keene, NH – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cheshire Fairgrounds.

TBA – Wild Rabbit Community Moto Show in Cambridge, MA.

16 – Motorcycle Madness in Newington, CT. From 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Mill Pond Park.

TBA – Motorcycles at the Mansion, hosted by Murdercycles M/C, at the Rockville Elks Lodge #1359 in Rockville, CT.  Starts at 10 a.m.

19 – Blessing of the Motorcycles at Lourdes Shrine in Litchfield, CT.

26 – British Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet presented by British Iron Association of Massachusetts in Oxford, MA.

31-June 2 – Bennington Triumph Bash in Bennington, VT.

JUNE

2 – British Motorcycle Meet staged by BSA Owners Club of New England in Lancaster, MA.

4-8 – Americade in Lake George, NY.

8-16 – Laconia Motorcycle Week Rally in Laconia, NH.

21-23 – Thousand Islands River Run Rally in Alexandria Bay, NY.

TBA – New England Spring Fling for Moto Guzzi owners in Woodstock, CT.

TBA – Thompson Vintage Motorcycle Classic at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, CT.

JULY

5-7 – Empire Chapter National Meet of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America in Trumansburg, NY.

TBA – Bennington Bike Night in Bennington, VT. It’s the 4th annual event put on by the Bennington International Motor Club VT.\

14 – Falls Village Car & Motorcycle Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Falls Village, CT.

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

18-20 –Iron Adventure of New England HOG Rally at the Jackson Gore Inn at Okemo in Ludlow, VT.

TBA – Summer Motorcycle Swap Meet at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, CT.

TBA – Hendee Day & Vintage Motorcycle Rally at Hilltop Farm in Suffield, CT.

TBA – 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. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

21 – Doc’s 6th Annual Vintage & Classic Bike Show at Doc’s Motorcycle Parts in Waterbury, CT.

TBA – The annual Northeast European Motorcycle Rally at the Jordon Grant Hotel at Sunday River  in Newry, ME.

AUGUST

2-3 – Yankee Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America National Meet at the Terryville Fairgrounds in Terryville.

TBA – The 23rd annual Damn Yankees Rally at the Heath Fairground in Heath, MA, staged by Yankee Beemers.

TBA – The Massachusetts Moto Guzzi Damn Yankees Rally at the Heath Fairground in Heath, MA.

Canceled – Middletown Motorcycle Mania in Middletown, CT.

15 – The 5th annual Killingly Bike Night in Killingly, CT from 5 to 9 p.m.

18 – Brit Jam hosted by the British Iron Association of Connecticut, the 33rd annual Brit Jam meet will be held at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds in East Haddam, CT.

TBA – The annual Splittin’ Lanes & Dodgin’ Gutters classic motorcycle show at the Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave. in Brooklyn, NY

31 – Sept. 1 – Owls Head Transportation Museum Vintage Motorcycle Meet in Owls Head, ME.

SEPTEMBER

TBA – Brooklyn Invitational at the Root Studios, 131 North 14th St., Brooklyn, NY from 1 to 11 p.m.

TBA – Rice-O-Rama, the all-Japanese meet at the Spencer Fairgrounds in Spencer.

TBA – The annual classic European Motorcycle Day at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA.

11-15 – Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival in East Durham, NY.

15 – The 36th annual IMOC Rally hosted by the Italian Motorcycle Owners Club at the Hamilton Rod & Gun Club in Sturbridge, MA. Laverda as the featured marque.

15 – Doc’s 50th anniversary Customer Appreciation Day and Bike Show at Doc’s Motorcycle Parts in Waterbury, CT. 

TBA – The 38th annual Antique Motorcycle Show at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park, NY.

TBA – The annual Charity Challenge Poker Run and Music Fest at Tamarack Lodge in Voluntown, CT.

TBA – Autumn Swap Meet in Keene, NH – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cheshire Fairgrounds.

OCTOBER

TBA – Fall Motorcycle Swap Meet at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, CT.

2019 EVENT LIST

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 4-8, 2019.

Americade #2

April Motorcycle Mayhem – Presented by Catskill Mountain Thunder from April 12-14, 2019 in East Durham, NY.

Barber Vintage Festival – The 14th annual event Oct. 5-7, 2018 at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Al.

Bennington Bike Night – The BIMCVT presents the 4th annual BIMC Bennington Bike Night on TBA in Bennington, VT.

Bennington Triumph Bash – The ninth annual Bennington Triumph Bash, a rally for owners of Triumph motorcycles. May 31-June 2, 2019 in Bennington VT.

Blessing of the Motorcycles at Lourdes in Litchfield – An annual affair at the shrine in Litchfield, CT. May 19, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

British Motorcycle Meet – The 41st annual meet staged by the BSA Owners Club of New England at the Bolton Fair fairgrounds in Lancaster, MA on June 2, 2019.

British Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet – Hosted by the British Iron Association of Massachusetts, this meet will be held for 28th time at the Singletary Rod & Gun Club in Oxford, MA on May 26, 2019.

Brit Jam – Hosted by the British Iron Association of Connecticut, the 33rd annual Brit Jam meet will be held at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds in East Haddam, CT on Aug. 19, 2019.

High shot

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

Catskill Mountain Thunder – Sept. 11-15, 2019 in East Durham, NY.

Charity Challenge Poker Run and Music Fest – Sept. 16, 2018 in Tamarack Lodge in Voluntown, CT.

Connecticut Indoor Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show – Feb. 23-24 at 6 Rubber Ave., Naugatuck, CT.

Crotona Midnight Run – The 100th annual Crotona Midnight Run. Midnight was held in January in Congers, NY.

Damn Yankees Rally – Aug. 3-5, 2018. The 22nd Damn Yankees Rally at the Heath Fairground in Heath, MA., staged by Yankee Beemers.

Doc’s 6th Annual Vintage & Classic Bike Show – July 21, 2019 at Doc’s Motorcycle Parts in Waterbury, CT.

Doc’s Customer Appreciation Day & Bike Show – Sept. 15, 2019 at Doc’s Motorcycle Parts in Waterbury, CT.

European Motorcycle Day – The annual classic European Motorcycle Day at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum on Sept. 9, 2018 in Brookline, MA.

Falls Village Car & Motorcycle Show – July 14, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Falls Village, CT.

Hard Times Chopper Show – July 13, 2019 at noon at Ralph’s Rock Diner in Worcester, MA.

Hendee Day & Vintage Motorcycle Rally – July 21, 2018 at Hilltop Farm in Suffield, CT.

IMOC rally – Hosted by the Italian Motorcycle Owners Club, the 36th IMOC rally is at the Hamilton Rod & Gun Club in Sturbridge, MA on Sept. 15, 2019.

Ducatis

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 22, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Iron Adventure of New England HOG Rally – July 18-20, 2019 at the Jackson Gore Inn at Okemo in Ludlow, VT.

Killingly Bike Night – 5th annual bike night in downtown Killingly, CT. Aug. 15, 2019 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Laconia Motorcycle Week Rally – What happens in Laconia stays in Laconia. The event celebrates its 95th year in Laconia, NH from June 8-16, 2019.

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“The Lot” – A one day vintage show in a lot in Brooklyn. (TBA)

Massachusetts Moto Guzzi Damn Yankees Rally – The 6th annual event at Heath Fairgrounds in Heath, MA will be Aug. 3-5, 2018.

May Day Breakout Party – The 35th annual affair held by the Connecticut Motorcycle Riders Association at the Wolcott VFW, Route 69, in Wolcott, CT. (TBA)

Middletown Motorcycle Mania – Canceled.

Moto Guzzi New England Day – 22nd annual event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the Vanilla Bean in Pomfret, CT.

MotoJam Snow Hill Climb at Holiday Mountain in Monticello, NY. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Snow drags start at 1 p.m.

Motorcycle Film Festival – The 6th annual Motorcycle Film Festival in Brooklyn, NY. (TBA)

Motorcycle Hill Climb(s) – Staged by Quaboag Riders Motorcycle Club in  Monson, MA. May 6,  July 28-29, Sept. 30, 2018.

Motorcycle Madness – The Newington (CT) Parks and Recreation Department holds this event from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on May 16, 2019 at Mill Pond Park.

Motorcycle Swap Meet(s) – April 22, July 15 and October 28 at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, CT.

Motorcycle Swap Meets – May 6 and Sept. 23 in Keene, NH at Cheshire Fairgrounds.

New England Spring Fling – New event for Moto Guzzi owners. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 10, 2018 at Sweet Evalina’s in Woodstock, CT.

Northeast European Motorcycle Rally – TBA.

Northeast Motorcycle Show(s) – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 9-10, 2019 in Wilmington, MA and Feb. 23-24, 2019 in Marlborough, MA

Owls Head Transportation Museum Vintage Motorcycle Meet – Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2019 in Owls Head, ME.

Progressive International Motorcycle Show – Motorcycle show in December at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NYC. (TBA)

Queens County Farm Museum – The 38th annual Antique Motorcycle Show in Floral Park, NY. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rice-O-Rama – All-Japanese meet at the Spencer Fairgrounds in Spencer MA. TBA

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

Springfield Motorcycle Show – Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA. Jan. 19-20, 2019.

Stateline Motorcycle Swap Meet – (TBA) at the Rochester Fairgrounds in Rochester, NH.

Thompson Vintage Motorcycle Classic – The 4th annual event at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, CT on TBA.

Thousand Islands River Run Rally – The 13th annual rally on Alexandria Bay, NY.

Wild Rabbit Community Moto Show in Cambridge, MA. TBA in Cambridge, MA.

Yankee Chapter of the AMCA (Yankee Chapter) National Meet – Annual meet sponsored by the Yankee Chapter, Antique Motorcycle Club of America. It will be held at a new location: the Terryville Fairgrounds in Terryville, CT on Aug. 2-3, 2019.

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