2012 Des Moines, Iowa and National bike events

by on January 18, 2012
in Events

Can’t believe we made it to mid-January before getting ANY measurable snow here in central Iowa! We’ve even had a couple of days in the upper 50’s – more than nice enough to ride, but alas, I wasn’t able to enjoy them. At least, not on the motorcycle. And, even though it’s currently bitter-cold, the mild weather we’ve had up to this point has made the off-season infinitely more bearable.

Anyway, thought it was time to start working up the 2012 calendar of local, statewide, and a few national events. There are some missing from this list that I know are out there somewhere, but their websites haven’t been  updated with 2012 dates yet. I’ll be on the lookout for those and will add them later with a link back here.

Meanwhile, if you know of something in Des Moines, in Iowa, or in the mid-west, let me know in the comments!

Gathering on the Grounds Mid-Winter Bash – January 28, Des Moines IA
Capital City Custom Bike Show & Swap Meet – February 11-12, Des Moines IA
Daytona Bike Week – March 9-18, Daytona Beach FL
Indianola Bike Night – Third Friday of the month, April 20 thru September 21, Indianola IA

ABATE/CMA Blessing of the Bikes – April date TBA
Gathering on the Grounds – Tuesdays throughout the summer (start date TBA)
Mississippi River Motorcycle Rally – June 13-16, Davenport IA
Iowa State HOG Rally – June 14-16, Des Moines IA
J&P Cycles Open House – June 23-24, Anamosa IA
ABATE Iowa State Freedom Rally – July 5-7, Algona IA
Sturgis Rally – August 6-12, Sturgis SD
Iowa State Fair Motorcycle Day – August 19, Des Moines IA
Warriors Across Iowa Benefit Rally – August 25, Oskaloosa IA
Bikes Blues & BBQ – September 26-29, Fayetteville AR
Biketoberfest – October 18-21, Daytona Beach SD


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2 Responses to “2012 Des Moines, Iowa and National bike events”
  1. Della says:

    This looks good!!!

    “The Inaugural Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally at Iowa Speedway
    First Annual Rally to Debut July 26-29, 2012

    NEWTON, Iowa – January 9, 2012 – The Inaugural Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally is roaring to life at Iowa Speedway, just 30 minutes east of Des Moines, IA, on Interstate 80. The premiere weekend on July 26-29, 2012, promises to be one of the Midwest’s top-tier rallies.”

  2. Corn Dog says:

    Della, thanks for providing me with the full news release on this – I’ll run it this week! And, thanks in advance for allowing me to edit your comment (sent you an email about it). I think this warrants its own post!


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