Send me Iowa biker events

by on January 13, 2010
in Commentary

I feel like I’m waking up from a long slumber. Not only was I away from the blog for two months, but my mind was completely away from motorcycles for that same period while I searched for, landed and started a new job. (Then we throw some holidays in there too, and well perhaps I was just a bit ovewhelmed for a short time.)

When I finally did check in on the blog, I ended up reading through all of our 2009 Sturgis adventures – and found myself really longing for the whole motorcycle “thing” to come back . On  Saturday, hubby, daughter and I went up to Big Barn HD for the annual Zero Run and Chili Feed (the ride itself was cancelled but the chili was AWESOME as usual!) and I realized that the big motorcycle swap meet is coming up in a few weeks, the next local HOG chapter meeting is next week, and really, Spring is n0t TOO far away. Suddenly it feels like bikes are front-and-center again.

All this is to say that I’m “in the mood,” hoping for an early start to the riding season, and I’m compiling my list of Iowa bike rallies and events. If you know of an event you’d like me to include, either leave a comment or drop me an email. I do have to point out that I can’t list every individual “bike night” around the state, but if you know of one (location and dates) within 60 miles or so of Des Moines, you can send me the info and I’ll try to include as many as I can.  I’ll post the list soon.

Meanwhile, we got our 2010 J&P Catalog in the mail recently so it’s time to do some shopping!

2009 Iowa Rallies

by on April 14, 2009
in Iowa Rides

Here’s a list of all the major Iowa motorcycle rallies I’ve been able to assemble so far. (Okay, I’ll admit my own BCN Fifth Birthday Party is probably not going to be a “major rally.” But, I do hope you’ll add it to your calendar, and anyway, it’s my website. <grin>)

Iowa Thunder Memorial Day Tribute Ride, Des Moines – May 17, 2009

Sturgis Mississippi River Motorcycle Rally (Little Sturgis, Sturgis on the River), Davenport – June 17-20, 2009.

J&P Cycles Open House, Anamosa – June 28, 2009

ABATE Iowa Freedom Rally, Algona – July 3-5, 2009.

East Village Bike Night, Des Moines – July 10, 2009, 7-11 p.m.

Iowa State HOG Rally, Sioux City – July 17-18, 2009

Bikers Against Diabetes (BAD) Ride, Des Moines – August 15, 2009.

Across the Border Raid & Bike Rally, Bedford – August 16, 2009.

Hawgstock, Winterset – August 20-23, 2009 Fifth Birthday Party and Ride-In, Des Moines – August 23, 2009

Davis Motorcycle Rally, New Hampton – September 11-13, 2009

Ride for the Cure, Des Moines – October 2-4, 2009

ABATE Iowa District 4 Toy Run, Des Moines – October 11, 2009