Wicked motorbike rallies 2016

Wicked motorbike rallies 2016

by Jeana Coleman
Stripes Europe

Summer is in high gear! Take advantage of the long daylight hours by taking on one of these hot rides and rallies in the next few weeks or months. We’ve highlighted a couple of big events to consider.

Harley Rock ‘N’ Race
Aug. 13-15

Join other international H.O.G. lovers and riders for a piece of Americana in Bavaria at Jailhouse, an American-style diner in Bad Tölz. Visit the event tents to see and test drive the latest Harley models or accessorize your ride, then enjoy both American and Bavarian faire perfectly paired with brew from Hofbräuhaus Traunstein. Stick around for fun cover bands of rock ‘n roll classics and rockabilly live entertainment. There’s even a best bike contest for prizes. All entry-fee proceeds benefit a regional social charity.

European Bike Week 2016
Sept. 6-11

As one of the largest rallies in Europe, you’ll see a little bit of everything happening in and around this quintessentially gorgeous Austrian setting of Faaker See. More than 100,000 attend each year’s event, so you may want to book your accommodations as soon as you finish this article. Take leisurely rides around the lake, have a brew or two at a café and people/bike watch, or spend some cash on new leathers or bike accessories at Harley Village, one of the most popular hang-outs. Nearly every bike maker is represented at the rally, with a large showing of custom-built, fantasy bikes that would give any owner of a factory build a little bit (or a lot) of bike envy. The event is free and open, but not really considered family-friendly. With several exciting entertainment locations, two large, free camping sites, and revelry made well into the wee hours, anything goes. 

Upcoming events

Finnish Harley Weekend, July 22-24 Tampere, FI

Dragon Fever, July 22-24 Pontrhydyfen, UK

Llangollen International Bike Fest, July 23-24 Llangollen, UK

East of England-Fenlanders 25th Birthday, July 28-31 Fakenham, UK

Heart 'N' Soul Rally, July 29-31 Northumberland, UK

Nordic Harley Days, Aug. 3-7 Lofoten, NO

Perugia 2016, Aug. 5-6 Perugia, IT

Hog ‘N’ Bog Rally, Aug. 5-7 Belfast, UK

St. Petersburg Harley Days, Aug. 11-14 St. Petersburg, RU

Polish Bike Week, Aug. 11-14 Karpacz, PL

South of England Rally 2016, Aug. 12-14 Hickstead, UK

Harley Rock ‘N’ Race, Aug. 13-15 Bad Tölz, DE

Sherwood Rally, Aug. 19-21 Nottingham, UK

Thunder in the Glens, Aug. 26-29 Aviemore, UK

Prague Harley Days 2016, Sept. 2-9 Prague, CZ

European Bike Week 2016, Sept. 6-11 Faaker See, AT

End of Season Rally, Sept. 23-25 Valkenburg a/d, NL

H.O.G. Rally Belarus, Sept. 24 Minsk, BY

4° Rally della Cittadella, Sept. 24-25 Alessandria, IT

11° Sardinia Run, Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Cagliari, IT

Run degli Etruschi, Oct. 7-9 Costa degli Etruschi, IT

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