Upper Midwest Motorcycle Destinations
Stuck for ideas on where to go and what to do with the remaining days of summer and into the fall? Let Ultimate Motorcycling help get you connected with some great events that are coming up.
We’ve tried to pick a diverse mix of select event types for varied interests and locations that include Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. However, this list is by no means exhaustive and so, does not include all the events you may be able to enjoy across the region.
If you like this type of article, please let us know and we’ll expand and update it. Please remember to confirm event dates, times and locations with the event organizers by contacting them, checking their website or Facebook page. Here are some ideas:
August 10: 23rd Annual Chicagoland Vintage and Antique Motorcycle Show. Presented by the Chicago Norton Owner’s Club, hosted by the Motor Cycle Center, 433 E. St. Charles Road, Villa Park, IL. The show is open to all makes of motorcycles titled 1989 and older. Show starts at 9 a.m., registration is only $10 per bike. http://www.teammcc.com/
August 17: Walneck’s Woodstock Swap Meet. McHenry County Fairgrounds 11900 Country Club Rd. Woodstock, Ill.. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $8, vendor fee $40. http://www.walneckswap.com/
August 12-16: Cannon Run End of the Run Party. Bunker Hill Saloon, 30858 CTH I, Cazenovia, Wis. http://cannonrunroute66.com/
August 16: 5th Annual Fallen Heroes Run. Hemingway’s Port of Call, N3270 CTH H, Lake Geneva, Wis. Registration 10 a.m., run leaves Hemingway’s at 11 a.m., rally at 3 p.m. $25 per rider, $35 per couple. https://www.facebook.com/FallenHeroesRun
August 16: 27th Annual Loon Party. Dear Lodge, 4816 W. Highway FF, Mercer, Wis. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kathi at (715) 339-6069 or (715)518-3131.
August 17: AMA Pro Flat Track Racing, Peoria TT, Peoria Motorcycle Club Race Park, 603 S. Cameron Lane, Bartonville, ill. http://www.amaproracing.com/ft/events/event.cfm?year=2014&eid=2014021455
August 22: Motorcycle Ride-in Theatre, featuring “Easy Rider.” Badger Harley-Davidson, 6200 Millpond Road, Madison, Wis. 7 p.m. http://www.badgerhd.com/ (800) 858-9738.
August 23: Swap meet and custom bike show. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Highway 43 H-D, 3736 S. Taylor Drive, Sheboygan, Wis. http://www.route43hd.com/ (920)-458-0777.
August 23: 4th Annual Firefighters Fighting Cancer. Ride, raffle, silent auction fund raiser. 8672 Pineview Lane, Maple Grove, Minn. http://www.redknightsmn4.org/page.benefitride2014.html
August 28-30: Chief Black Hawk 43rd Davenport Fall International Meet. Swap meet, vintage & classic bike show, racing, vendors, technical seminars on classic bikes. Mississippi Valley Fair Grounds, 2815 W. Locust Street, Davenport, Iowa. http://www.chiefblackhawk.org/
August 31: AMA Pro Flat Track Racing—Springfield Mile II. Illinois State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave., Springfield, Ill. For more information, see http://www.amaproracing.com/ft/events/event.cfm?year=2014&eid=2014021465
September 5-7: Davis Motorcycle Rally. Mikkelson Park, Highway 24 East, New Hampton, Iowa. Admission $20. Games, self-guided tours, live music, food, beverages, seminars. Phone: 563-578-5331. E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, see http://www.davismotorcyclerally.com/
September 6-8: Wisconsin Dells Rally. Wisconsin Dells, Wis. Music Friday and Saturday night, vintage bike show, ride on Saturday. http://www.wiscbmwclub.com/
September 6: 35th Anniversary Celebration, Sauk Prairie Harley-Davidson. Iron Lust Calendar Bike Show and Bikini Contest, door prizes, hog roast, live music, beverages. Bike show registration starts at 10:00 AM. Hog roast at 11 a.m., music 2 to 5 p.m. http://www.saukprairiehd.com/
September 6: 13th Lakeland Hospice Foundation Fun Ride. 805 E. Channing Ave., Fergus Falls, Minn. http://www.hospice-ride.com/ Phone: (218) 998-1426.
September 10-14: 33rd Annual Tomahawk Fall Ride. Tomahawk, Wis. Live music featuring Black Hawk (Fri.), Outlaws (Sat.), Vic Ferarri Band (both days), Lukyn Skywyrd Southern Rock (Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band—both days), more. At the gate: full weekend pass: $100, three day pass: $80. For more information, see: http://www.tomahawkfallride.com/
September 14, Walneck’s Swap Meet. Monroe County Fairgrounds, 3775 S. Custer Rd., on M50, Monroe, Mich. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $6, vendor fee $40. http://www.walneckswap.com/
September 21, Walneck’s Swap Meet. 252 Hospital Rd., Martinsville, Indiana. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $6, vendor fee $40. http://www.walneckswap.com/
September 27-28: ASRA Series and CCS Twin Sprint Races. Blackhawk Farms Raceway, 15538 Prairie Road, South Beloit, Ill. http://www.asraracing.com/schedule.html
September 28, Walneck’s Swap Meet. Grundy County Fairgrounds, 8890 N. Rt. 47, Morris, Ill. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $6, vendor fee $40. http://www.walneckswap.com/
October 5: Slimey Crud Motorcycle Gang Café Racer Run. Starts in Pine Bluff, Wis., and the run ends in Leland, Wis. No corporate or official sponsor, start time or route. No planned agenda, though food, beverages and music may happen along the way. For more, see: https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2014-spring-slimey-crud-run-recap/ and http://www.slimeycrudrun.com/
October 19: Walneck’s Swap Meet. McHenry County Fairgrounds, 11900 Country Club Rd., Woodstock, Ill. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $8, vendor fee $40. http://www.walneckswap.com/
October 26: Walneck’s Swap Meet. Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, OH. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $7, vendor fee $40. http://www.walneckswap.com/
November 2: Walneck’s Swap Meet. Bullitt County Fairgrounds, I-65 & Route 245, Shepherdsville, Ken. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $6, vendor fee $40. http://www.walneckswap.com/
December 14: Walneck’s Swap Meet. Prairie Expo Building, Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles, Ill.. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $7, vendor fee $50. http://www.walneckswap.com/