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15th annual Outer Banks Bike Week: Coastal celebration

Outer Banks, N.c., Apr. 22–30—This year marked the 15th anniversary of Outer Banks Bike Week and the eighth year we have attended this event. The nine-day rally is packed full of entertainment, great food, and special attractions such as bike shows, poker runs, guided tours, parties, tattoo and bikini contests, vendors, and live music. But if you attended OBX bike ...

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76th Daytona Bike Week: Coming full circle

Daytona Beach, Fla., Mar. 10–19—In 1937, motorcycle racers took to shores of Daytona Beach for the first-ever Daytona 200 race, which also signaled the beginning of Daytona Bike Week. The popular competition took place along a 3.2-mile strip of sand every year until 1961 when it moved to the Daytona International Speedway. From the early 1900’s, both Harley-Davidson and Indian ...

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American Flat Track—Daytona TT

Daytona Beach, Fla., Mar. 16—Daytona Bike Week began with a motorcycle race. But before the first Daytona 200 in 1937, beginning in the 1920s, motorcycles had migrated off the dangerous and deadly wooden board tracks they’d inherited from bicycle racing and moved to safer and more accessible dirt tracks. Small towns, rural communities, and even big cities were carving oval ...

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17th annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ: Arkansas outpouring

Fayetteville, Ark., Sept. 21–24—For a rally that started in 2000 with about 300 curious bikers showing up, Bikes, Blues & BBQ has come a long way. From its origins at a Bike Night at Jose’s Mexican Restaurant in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to a presentation to the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce by Police Chief Richard Watson, BBB is now heavily sponsored and ...

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75th annual Daytona Bike Week: Picture-perfect party

75th annual Daytona Bike Week: Picture-perfect party

Daytona Beach, Fla.,, Mar. 5–13—While most of the country is pretty much clueless concerning the biker lifestyle, apparently Mother Nature is not only understanding but also compassionate with the rider’s need to shake off the winter doldrums. And the first of March this year, dear Mother showed just how much she likes a good party by unleashing ample sunshine, record ...

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15th annual Delmarva Bike Week and 5th annual OC BikeFest: Coastal perfection

Enjoying the great weather and the refreshments at Seacrets’ bar in the bay

Eastern Shore, Md./Del./Va., Sept. 17–20—It was the Wednesday after Labor Day, and the day started bright and sunny, with the temperature forecasted to reach the mid-80s—perfect weather for the 15th annual Delmarva Bike Week and 5th annual OC BikeFest motorcycle rallies. We arrived at the Fenwick Inn in Ocean City, Maryland, by mid afternoon, and the friendly and professional staff ...

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75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: Making Pappy proud

75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sturgis, S.D., August. 3–9—There is little that can be said about the American biker scene that doesn’t include the word Sturgis. From hills and dales to dirt and trails the tiny town nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota has proudly laid claim to its part in helping to shape what true red-white-’n’-blue motorcycle events have come to be ...

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13th annual Outer Banks Bike Week: Carolina cool

13th annual Outer Banks Bike Week

Outer Banks, N.C., Apr. 18–26—Early morning sunshine streams down and the air has already warmed up considerably—T-shirt weather for sure. Riders are grouped together in the parking lot of Outer Banks (OBX) Harley-Davidson to participate in one of the rides scheduled for Outer Banks Bike Week. The Outer Banks H.O.G. chapter hosts and leads these rides, and the road captain ...

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