Spring has (almost) sprung and with it comes longer days, not-yet-surface-of-the-sun heat, lush green landscapes and – for those of us who ride – a time of year that seems to beg for fun on the open road.
So if you’re a motorcyclist looking for any excuse to get on your bike – and maybe even get a little charitable – here are a few upcoming bike events from March to May that are sure to be a good time.
77th Daytona Bike Week: Daytona Bike Week, dubbed ‘World’s Largest Motorcycle Event,’ will be held March 9th-18th as a 10-day event filled with high-octane street festivals, concerts, motorcycle races, bike shows, rallies, manufacturer showcases and much more. So whether you’re seeking custom bikes or camaraderie, Daytona Beach delivers an all-out experience in a legendary beach destination. And while you’re there, check out all the amazing arts and culture, too.
Peggy’s Corral Pork Butt’s N Blues Veteran Fundraiser: On March 10, ride over to Peggy’s Coral for the 12th annual Pork Butt’s & Blues. All proceeds will be donated to Manatee Veteran’s Villages. Your $10 entry donation enters you into $100 cash draw and prize give. Bring your own chairs, but no pets or coolers.
Women Riders World Record Meetup: On March 17, ladies should ride over to Skip’s Boots and then enjoy a free lunch at Broken Spoke Saloon during the after party for music, shopping, prizes, fun, and sisterhood, including an all-ladies bike show. Riding groups who guarantee 10 or more riders by pre-purchasing t-shirts get their group name listed on the t-shirt as a partner. They need 1,133+ women riders to bring the world record to the United States. For more information, visit www.ribbonriders.org and pre-register here for your free ticket.
Fort Myers Bikefest at Six Bends H-D: From March 23 – 25, head over to Six Bends Harley-Davidson for free admission, free concerts, and free parking to enjoy their bikini coast international contest, a free bikini bike wash, ice-cold beer and food trucks onsite. There will be plenty of vendors – with space still available!
2018 Pinwheel Run: On April 22, come join the fun on a guided ride through the scenic backroads of Citrus County to celebrate the right of every kid to enjoy a happy, healthy childhood. This ride is in support of National Child Abuse Prevention month and has joined forces with the Pinwheels For Prevention program overseen by the Prevent Child Abuse of Florida organization. Ride registration will open at 9:30 a.m. at Crystal Harley-Davidson. Guided rides will begin at 11 a.m. and should last approximately one hour. The event venue will be open to the general public at 12n and the event will end at 5 p.m.
22nd Leesburg Bikefest: From April 27 – 29, join the world’s largest 3-day motorcycle and music event packed into 30 blocks with 55+ concerts, 200+ vendors, six hot-body contests, amazing bike shows, stunt shows, eight venues and lots of fun!
Thunder Beach Spring Rally: From May 2 – 6, enjoy free live entertainment and contests across the beaches at Frank Brown Park, Hammerhead Fred’s, Harley-Davidson of PCB, Pier Park, Sharky’s Beach Club, and The Boardwalk Beach Resort. All Thunder Beach® venues are open from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m for more than 200 vendors and exhibitors onsite, as well as a bike parade, poker runs, the Miss Thunder Beach® Pageant, the Best Of-The-Beach bike show, the LED bike show, the Baddest Bagger show and much more.
DYSMN Annual Awareness Event: On May 5, join Chapter One of C.O.B.B. society as they host their annual DYSMN (Do You See Me Now?) awareness event and ride. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the poker run starts at 10 a.m. with five stops. All proceeds go towards providing relief to local families affected by a motorcycle accident.
For more even events, head to Born to Ride Florida where you’ll find an extensive list of upcoming motorcycle-friendly festivities and charitable events.
And should you ever need legal representation, motorcycle-related or otherwise, contact attorney John Castro anytime – day or night – for an experienced motorcycle attorney dedicated to ‘Representing Your Best Interests.’