October 24, 2020

2020 Event Calendar

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact motorcycle rallies, shows and other events scheduled for 2020. Most have been canceled. Immediately below are events still scheduled to take place:

Aug. 8Rotary Club of Mansfield (MA) Vintage Motorcycle Show, British Car Show and Aircraft Fly-in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mansfield Municipal Airport, 265 Fruit St.

Aug. 22- 30 – The 97th annual Laconia Motorcycle Week in Laconia, NH, postponed from June 13-21. The rally will look a bit different as vendor tents have been banned (except for those operated by non-profit groups).

Aug. 30 – Eagle Riders RC Automotive & Motorcycle Swap Meet and Bike Show from noon to 6 p.m. PNA Park, 171 N. Plains Industrial Road in Wallingford, CT.

Sept. 16 – 20 – Catskill Mountain Thunder in East Durham, NY. It’s a motorcycle festival that features a bike show, demo rides, music and more.

RIDE-CT & RIDE-New England is trying to stay on top of the situation. If there’s a status change to report, please let us know: budw@ride-ct.com.

Here’s the latest 2020 Event Calendar – first by month, and then by event. The lists are incomplete and constantly changing:

AUGUST

1 – Yankee Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America National Meet at the Terryville Fairgrounds in Terryville. CANCELED

8 – Rotary Club of Mansfield (MA) Vintage Motorcycle Show, British Car Show and Aircraft Fly-in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mansfield Municipal Airport, 265 Fruit St.

16 – Brit Jam hosted by the British Iron Association of Connecticut, the 35th annual Brit Jam meet will be held at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds in East Haddam, CT. CANCELED

16 – The 40th annual Antique Motorcycle Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park, NY. CANCELED

20 – The 6th annual Killingly Bike Night in Killingly, CT from 5 to 8:30 p.m. CANCELED

22-30 – Laconia Motorcycle Week Rally in Laconia, NH.

TBA – The annual Splittin’ Lanes & Dodgin’ Gutters classic motorcycle show from noon to 6 p.m. at the Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave. in Brooklyn, NY. CANCELED

30 – Southern Maine Swap Meet and Antique Motorcycle Show. First time event at Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds in Hiram, ME. CANCELED (Now set for June 27, 2021.)

SEPTEMBER

5-6 – Owls Head Transportation Museum Vintage Motorcycle Festival in Owls Head, ME.

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

13 – Rice-O-Rama, the all-Japanese meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Spencer Fairgrounds, 48 Smithville Rd. in Spencer, MA. CANCELED

13 – The 37th annual IMOC Rally hosted by the Italian Motorcycle Owners Club at the Hamilton Rod & Gun Club in Sturbridge, MA. CANCELED

16-20 – Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival in East Durham, NY.

TBA – Connecticut Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs second annual Fall Festival and Swap Meet, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Italian American Civic Club, 550 Arbutus St., Middletown, CT

TBA – Cape Cod Vintage Motorcycle Show in Barnstable, MA.

TBA – The annual classic European Motorcycle Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA. CANCELED

OCTOBER

18 – The 24rd annual Fall Moto Guzzi New England Day from 10 .m. to 2 p.m. at the Vanilla Bean in Pomfret, CT.

DECEMBER

TBA – Progressive International Motorcycle Show in New York from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

JANUARY

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

MotoJam Snow Hill Climb at Holiday Mountain in Monticello, NY.

Crotona Midnight Run from 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. in Congers, NY, hosted by Ramapo Motorcycle Club.

Springfield Motorcycle Show at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

FEBRUARY

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

 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

APRIL

– Connecticut Cabin Fever 2020 Custom Car & Motorcycle Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Naugatuck Entertainment Facility in Naugatuck, CT.

Ride 1 Rally at Lime Rock Park racetrack in Lakeville, CT from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and presented by Spectro Performance Oils.

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

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

MAY

– The 36th annual May Day Breakout Party by the Connecticut Motorcycle Riders Association from noon to 5 p.m.  at the Wolcott VFW in Wolcott, CT.

– Motorcycle Hillclimb staged by the Quaboag Riders Motorcycle Club at 11 a.m. on May 5, 2019 in Monson, MA.

MAY

Wild Rabbit Community Moto Show from 5 to 10:30 p.m. at 297 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge, MA. CANCELED

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

TBA – The 32st annual Stateline Motorcycle Swap Meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rochester Fairgrounds in Rochester, NH.

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

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

– Bennington Triumph Bash in Bennington, VT. CANCELED

JUNE

Americade in Lake George, NY. CANCELED

British Motorcycle Meet staged by BSA Owners Club of New England in Lancaster, MA. CANCELED (Next year’s show is set for June 6, 2021)

New England Spring Fling for Moto Guzzi owners at Sweet Evalina’s Stand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Woodstock, CT.

– The 5th annual Vintage Bike Show at 11 a.m. at the Star Drive-In in East Tauton, MA.

13-21 – Laconia Motorcycle Week Rally in Laconia, NH. POSTPONED (Moved to Aug. 22-30.)

– The annual Thousand Islands River Run Rally in Alexandria Bay, NY.

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

TBA – The 43rd annual Jampot Vintage Motorcycle Rallye at Blackthorne Resort in East Durham, NY. CANCELED

TBA – The Upcycle Helmet Art Show (and vintage bike show) from noon to 5 p.m. at 214 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT. CANCELED

JULY

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

– New York Moto Guzzi Rally in the Adirondacks at Sugar Loaf Mount Inn in Mountain View, NY.

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

30 – Aug. 1 – Iron Adventure of New England HOG Rally at the Hartford Marriott in Farmington, CT. CANCELED

21-25 – Americade in Lake George, NY.  CANCELED

TBA – The annual Indian Motorcycle Day at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History in Springfield, MA.

23-26 – The annual Northeast European Motorcycle Rally at the Jordon Grand Hotel at Sunday River  in Newry, ME.

31 – Yankee Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America National Meet at the Terryville Fairgrounds in Terryville. CANCELED

2020 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. CANCELED

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Bennington Triumph Bash – The ninth annual Bennington Triumph Bash, a rally for owners of Triumph motorcycles. May 29-31, 2020 in Bennington VT. CANCELED (Event will be held June 4-6, 2021.)

Blessing of the Motorcycles at Lourdes in Litchfield – An annual affair at the shrine in Litchfield, CT. May 17, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. CANCELED

British Motorcycle Meet – The 42nd annual meet staged by the BSA Owners Club of New England at the Bolton Fair fairgrounds in Lancaster, MA on June 7, 2019. CANCELED (Next year’s show set for June 6, 2021.)

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 24, 2019. CANCELED (May possibly be held at a later date.)

Brit Jam – Hosted by the British Iron Association of Connecticut, the 35th annual Brit Jam meet will be held at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds in East Haddam, CT on Aug. 16, 2020 from 9 a.m. until 4:30p.m. CANCELED

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

Catskill Mountain Thunder – Sept. 16-20, 2020 in East Durham, NY.

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

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

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

European Motorcycle Day – The annual classic European Motorcycle Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA. TBA. CANCELED

Falls Village Car & Motorcycle Show – July 12, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Falls Village, CT. CANCELED

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

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

IMOC rally – Hosted by the Italian Motorcycle Owners Club at the Hamilton Rod & Gun Club in Sturbridge, MA. CANCELED

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Indian Motorcycle Day at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History in Springfield, MA. CANCELED

Iron Adventure of New England HOG Rally – July 30 – Aug. 1, 2020 at the Hartford Marriott in Farmington, CT. CANCELED

Italian Bike Day  – at the Star Drive-In in East Taunton, MA from 2 to 5 pm. TBA.

Jampot Vintage Motorcycle Rallye at Blackthorne Resort in East Durham, NY. CANCELED

Killingly Bike Night – 6th annual bike night in downtown Killingly, CT. Aug. 20, 2020 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. CANCELED

Laconia Motorcycle Week Rally – What happens in Laconia stays in Laconia. The event celebrates its 95th year in Laconia, NH from Aug. 22-30 having been postponed from June.

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Fall Moto Guzzi New England Day – The 24th annual Fall Moto Guzzi New England Day from 10 .m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 18, 2020 at the Vanilla Bean in Pomfret, CT.

Motorcycle Madness – The Newington (CT) Parks and Recreation Department holds this event.

New England Motorcycle Museum – Various events. TBA.

New England Spring Fling – For Moto Guzzi owners. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 7, 2020 at Sweet Evalina’s in Woodstock, CT.

New York Moto Guzzi Rally in the Adirondacks – July 10-12, 2020 at Sugar Loaf Mountain in n Mountain View, NY,

Northeast European Motorcycle Rally – July 23-26, 2020 at the Jordan Grand Hotel in Newry, ME.

Owls Head Transportation Museum Vintage Motorcycle Festival – Sept. 5-6, 2020 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 40th annual Antique Motorcycle Show in Floral Park, NY. Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CANCELED

Rice-O-Rama – All-Japanese meet at the Spencer Fairgrounds in Spencer, MA. on Sept. 13, 2020. CANCELED

Ride1 Rally – The second motorcycle rally at Lime Rock Park racetrack in Lakeville, CT. CANCELED

Rotary Club of Mansfield (MA) Vintage Motorcycle Show, British Car Show and Aircraft Fly-in on Aug. 8, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mansfield Municipal Airport, 265 Fruit St.

Southern Maine Swap Meet and Antique Motorcycle Show – First-time event at the Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds in Hiram, ME from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2020. CANCELED (Now set for June 27, 2021.)

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. CANCELED

Springfield Motorcycle Show – Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA. Dates for 2021 TBA.

Stateline Motorcycle Swap Meet – The annual meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rochester Fairgrounds in Rochester, NH. .

Thousand Islands River Run Rally – The 14th rally June 25-27, 2021 on Alexandria Bay, NY.

The Upcycle Helmet Art Show (and vintage bike show) from noon to 5 p.m. June 23 at 214 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT. CANCELED

Wild Rabbit Community Moto Show from 5 to 10:30 p.m. at 297 Mass. Ave in Cambridge, MA. CANCELED

Yankee Chapter of the AMCA (Yankee Chapter) National Meet – Annual meet sponsored by the Yankee Chapter, Antique Motorcycle Club of America. Terryville Fairgrounds in Terryville, CT. CANCELED (Set for Aug. 6-7, 2021)

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