2013 Des Moines, Iowa and National bike events
Hi friends! I hope you all thoroughly enjoyed the holiday season and are ready to tackle a new year! I have to admit, I am finding it a little difficult to get my mind right so far this year. No doubt, I am looking forward to Spring and going for a ride… but, I can’t help but wonder what the year will bring economically. We shall see!
Meanwhile, I was SO surprised to receive a beautiful white mesh HD jacket from my hubby for Christmas… can’t wait to take it for a two-wheeled spin!
In other news, I’ve begun compiling my annual calendar of area events (plus a few national rallies), so take a peek and let me know what’s missing. Remember, this is primarily a Des Moines-and-Iowa-focused list. While I can’t list every Bike Night, I would love to hear about any day- or weekend-long events that I may have missed.
Capital City Custom Bike Show & Swap Meet – February 16-17, Des Moines IA
Daytona Bike Week – March 8-17, Daytona Beach FL
Indianola Bike Night – Third Friday of the month, April 19 thru September 20, Indianola IA
Winterset Bike Night - Third Saturday of the month, beginning April 20 in Winterset, IA
ABATE District 4 Blessing of the Bikes – April 20, 11 am at Big Barn HD in Des Moines
Iowa Dept. of Transportation Motorcycle Safety Forum - April 26 at the State Fairgrounds in Des Moines
Gathering on the Grounds – Second Thursday of the month, April – July at the State Fairgrounds in Des Moines
Kelley Bike Night – Thursdays 6-10 pm, as shown on flyer linked at left, Kelley, IA
Knoxville Bike Night – First Friday of the Month beginning in May through September
Fatboyz Bike Night - Second & Fourth Friday of the Month beginning May 10 in Grimes, Iowa
Struthers Brothers Dinner Rides - Saturdays May 11, June 8, June 22, July 13, August 10, August 24, August 25, September 7
Hartford Bike Night – Second Friday of the Month, actual dates TBA
St. Charles Bike Night - Second Friday of the month, beginning in May
International Female Ride Day – Friday, May 3, worldwide!
Thunder Nites in Newton - Second Friday of the month, May 10 thru September 13
18th Annual Blessing of the Bikes - 10 am Saturday, May 11, at the American Legion in Marshalltown
Vintage TorqueFest – May 3-5 in Dubuque
7th Annual Motorcycle Awareness Ride – May 4 in Cedar Rapids
Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally – May 31-June 2 at the Iowa Speedway, Newton IA
Angels for Sam Ride - June 9, Des Moines IA
Mississippi River Motorcycle Rally – June 12-15, Davenport IA
Whitetails Bar & Grill Poker Run – June 15, Marble Rock, IA
Iowa State HOG Rally – June 20-22, Clinton IA
J&P Cycles Open House – June 22-23, Anamosa IA
ABATE Iowa State Freedom Rally – July 4-6, Algona IA
Sturgis Rally – August 5-11, Sturgis SD
Iowa State Fair Motorcycle Day – August 18, Des Moines IA
Bikes Blues & BBQ – September 18-21, Fayetteville AR
Biketoberfest – October 17-20, Daytona Beach SD